Esther Baker

Pembroke, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Esther

When Esther Baker was born on 26 January 1767, in Pembroke, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States, her father, Captain Joseph Baker, was 53 and her mother, Hannah Lovewell, was 45. She married Daniel Tilton on 15 June 1787, in Pembroke, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She died in New Hampshire, United States.

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Esther Baker
Daniel Tilton
Marriage: 15 June 1787
David Tilton
John A. Tilton

Spouse & Children

15 June 1787
Pembroke, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States


  • David Tilton


  • John A. Tilton


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World Events (8)


Age 9

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 9

New Hampshire is 9th state.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 33

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name, from Middle English bakere, Old English bæcere, a derivative of bacan ‘to bake’. It may have been used for someone whose special task in the kitchen of a great house or castle was the baking of bread, but since most humbler households did their own baking in the Middle Ages, it may also have referred to the owner of a communal oven used by the whole village. The right to be in charge of this and exact money or loaves in return for its use was in many parts of the country a hereditary feudal privilege. Compare Miller . Less often the surname may have been acquired by someone noted for baking particularly fine bread or by a baker of pottery or bricks.2 Americanized form of cognates or equivalents in many other languages, for example German Bäcker, Becker; Dutch Bakker, Bakmann; French Boulanger. For other forms see Hanks and Hodges ( 1988 ).

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Esther Baker, "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947"
  • Esther Baker, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"
  • Hannah Lovewell in entry for Esther Baker, "New Hampshire, Births and Christenings, 1714-1904"

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