Captain Joseph Baker

1714–1791 (Age 77)
Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Joseph

When Captain Joseph Baker was born on 25 January 1714, in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Thomas Baker, was 37 and his mother, Sarah Pike, was 32. He married Hannah Lovewell on 31 May 1739, in Pembroke, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 9 daughters. He died on 19 November 1791, in Sturbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 77.

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Captain Joseph Baker
Hannah Lovewell
Marriage: 31 May 1739
Joseph Baker Jr.
Lovewell Baker
Hannah Lovell Baker
Hepzibah Baker
Thomas Baker
Miriam Baker
Sarah Baker
Mary Baker
Elihu Baker
John Baker
Mary Baker
Jacob Baker
Susannah BAKER
Elizabeth Betty Baker
Esther Baker

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31 May 1739
Pembroke, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States


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Age 62

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 62

"""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)

  • Joseph Baker in entry for Mary Baker, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"
  • Joseph Baker, "Rhode Island, Vital records, 1846-1898, 1901-1953"
  • Joseph Baker, "Maine, Church Records, 1734-1907"

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