Lemuel Baker

1773–1776
Pembroke, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Lemuel

When Lemuel Baker was born on 9 March 1773, in Pembroke, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Lovewell Baker, was 29 and his mother, Mary Worth, was 25. He died before 9 March 1776, in his hometown, at the age of 2.

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Family Time Line

Lovewell Baker
1743–1835
Mary Worth
1747–1835
Joseph Baker
1767–1837
David Baker
1769–1769
Richard Baker
1771–1853
Lemuel Baker
1773–1776
John Baker
1774–1858
Lemuel Baker
1776–1858
Mary Baker
1779–
Jonathan Baker
1781–
Betsy Baker
1783–1869
David Baker
1785–1874

Parents & Siblings

siblings

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  • Male1767–1837Male

  • Male1769–1769Male

  • Richard Baker

    Male1771–1853Male

  • Male1773–1776Male

  • John Baker

    Male1774–1858Male

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World Events (3)

1776

Age 3

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 3

New Hampshire is 9th state.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 3

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

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 ).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Lemuel Baker, "New Hampshire, Birth Records, Early to 1900"
  • Lemuel Baker, "New Hampshire, Births and Christenings, 1714-1904"
  • Lemuel Baker, "New Hampshire, Births and Christenings, 1714-1904"

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