Betsy Lucinda Baker

24 January 1835–31 January 1912 (Age 77)
Pomfret, Chautauqua, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Betsy Lucinda

When Betsy Lucinda Baker was born on 24 January 1835, in Pomfret, Chautauqua, New York, United States, her father, Simon Baker, was 23 and her mother, Mercy Young, was 27. She married John Topham Jr. on 3 December 1850, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839. She died on 31 January 1912, in Paragonah, Iron, Utah, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Parowan City Cemetery, Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Topham Jr.
Betsy Lucinda Baker
Marriage: 3 December 1850
James Topham
Charlotte Elizabeth Topham
Mercy Jane Topham
John Baker Topham
Simon Thornton Topham
Thomas Amenzo Topham
George Albert Topham
Susann Adams Topham
William Topham
Joseph Riley Topham Sr.
Hyrum Smith Topham
Silas Sanford Topham

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 December 1850Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 1
    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.
    1839 · Nauvoo is Settled
    Age 4
    After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.
    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World
    Age 21
    William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

    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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    Betsy Lucinda Baker Topham

    BETSY LUCINDA BAKER TOPHAM Written by Anna Robinson Field, Great-Granddaughter Elizabeth “Betsy” Lucinda Baker was born January 24, 1835, in Pomfret Township, Chautauqua County, New York. Sh …

    Sources (50)

    • Betsy Tatham in household of John Tatham, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Betsy Baker in entry for Susann Topham Robinson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Betsey Topham in household of John Topham, "United States Census, 1900"

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