Mercy Bentley Baker

Female27 October 1809–17 February 1868

Brief Life History of Mercy Bentley

Mercy Bentley Baker was born on 27 October 1809, in Hoosick, Rensselaer, New York, United States. She had at least 4 sons and 3 daughters with William Matteson Paddock. She died on 17 February 1868, in Hoosick, Rensselaer, New York, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Hoosick, Rensselaer, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Matteson Paddock
1808–1888
Mercy Bentley Baker
1809–1868
Mary Paddock
1835–1881
Albert Paddock
1837–1840
Merritt C. Paddock
1838–1918
Thomas Jefferson Paddock
1840–1917
Amanda Paddock
1842–
Frances Ellen Paddock
1846–1911
John Baker Paddock
1849–1932

Sources (4)

  • Mercy Paddock in household of Wm M Paddock, "New York, State Census, 1855"
  • Mary Baker in entry for Francis E. Vaught, "Michigan Deaths and Burials, 1800-1995"
  • Mercy Paddock in household of William M Paddock, "New York, State Census, 1865"

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Children (7)

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World Events (7)

1812

Age 3

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

1812 · War of 1812

Age 3

Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 16

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Name Meaning

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.

Americanized form (translation into English) of surnames meaning ‘baker’, for example Dutch Bakker , German Becker and Beck , French Boulanger and Bélanger (see Belanger ), Czech Pekař, Slovak Pekár, and Croatian Pekar .

History: Baker was established as an early immigrant surname in Puritan New England. Among others, two men called Remember Baker (father and son) lived at Woodbury, CT, in the early 17th century, and an Alexander Baker arrived in Boston, MA, in 1635.

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

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