Seth Sanford Baker

Male30 August 1801–5 January 1893

Brief Life History of Seth Sanford

Seth Sanford Baker was born on 30 August 1801, in Oriskany, Whitestown, Oneida, New York, United States as the son of Munson Barker and Phebe Wright. He married Sarah Durfee on 8 February 1821. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Nunda, Livingston, New York, United States for about 20 years. He died on 5 January 1893, at the age of 91.

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Seth Sanford Baker
Sarah Durfee
Marriage: 8 February 1821
Munson O Barker
Orlando Washington Barker
Lavillo Barker
Laville Barker
Justus L. Barker

Sources (8)

  • Seth S Barker, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Seth S Barker, "New York, State Death Index, 1880-1956"
  • L S Barker, "United States Census, 1870"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 February 1821
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (1)

    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.


    Age 7

    Established on 11 March 1808.

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 24

    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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