Sarah Ann Baker

24 August 1804–1883 (Age 78)
Franklin, Georgia, United States

The Life of Sarah Ann

When Sarah Ann Baker was born on 24 August 1804, in Franklin, Georgia, United States, her father, Beal Baker, was 48 and her mother, Sarah Brown, was 45. She married John Graham Williams on 6 August 1835, in Hall, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in District 575, Hall, Georgia, United States in 1870 and District 417, Walton, Georgia, United States in 1880. She died in 1883, in Hall, Georgia, United States, at the age of 79.

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Family Time Line

John Graham Williams
Sarah Ann Baker
Marriage: 6 August 1835
John E. Williams
N. J. Williams
Elizabeth Jane Williams
Thomas Johnston Williams
Frances E. Williams
Martha A. Williams
Nancy Isabelle "Belle" Williams
Alexander Stephen Williams
V. T. Williams

Spouse and Children

6 August 1835
Hall, Georgia, United States



    Elizabeth Jane Williams



    Frances E. Williams


    Martha A. Williams


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+12 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 4

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1811 · The Savannah Riots

Age 7

A barroom brawl in Savannah on Tuesday, November 12, 1811, had international impact. An American seaman boasted of having joined the crew of a French vessel, likely named La Vengeance. Others became upset at the idea of the American joining a foreign nation and a brawl erupted. The county coroner asked for peace but was beaten with clubs. A second clash occurred the following day when French sailors attacked five American seaman. A day after the second attack, twenty French sailors attacked six Americans. Four of them escaped but two were beaten and stabbed. Jacob Taylor died on the scene and a rigger named Collins died the following day. By Friday, a full scale riot erupted when the French crewmen arrested on murder charges were released. Many were arrested and French ships La Vengeance and La Franchise were burned. In the end, the incident caused disruptions in French-American relations and affected shipping and trade.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 21

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

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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Will of Beal Baker, 1840

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Sources (3)

  • Sarah Williams in household of John G Williams, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Sarah Williams in household of John G Williams, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Sarah Baker in household of Joseph D Baker, "United States Census, 1880"

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