James Thomas Baker

4 January 1834–
Magisterial District 4 Nicholas, Marshall, Kentucky, United States

The Life of James Thomas

When James Thomas Baker was born on 4 January 1834, in Magisterial District 4 Nicholas, Marshall, Kentucky, United States, his father, Willis James Baker, was 26 and his mother, Henrietta Mariah Hardy, was 19. He had at least 2 sons and 1 daughter with Sarah Jane Smith. He lived in Knox, Missouri, United States in 1850.

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Family Time Line

James Thomas Baker
1834–
Sarah Jane Smith
1835–1892
John William Baker
1855–1914
Anna Baker
1858–
James H. Baker
1861–

Spouse and Children

children

(3)

    John William Baker

    Male1855–1914Male

    Anna Baker

    Female1858–Female

    James H. Baker

    Male1861–Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 2

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1838 · Lord Reveals the Name of His Chruch

Age 4

On April 26, 1838, The Lord reveals that the name of His Church should be The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This revelation was given to the Prophet Joseph Smith, Jr. in Far West, Missouri.
1865

Age 31

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

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 ).

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

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Sources (2)

  • James Baker in household of Willis Baker, "United States Census, 1850"
  • James T. Baker, "Missouri, Marriages, 1750-1920"

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