Ezra Baker

13 March 1793–1860 (Age 66)
Rhode Island, United States

The Life of Ezra

When Ezra Baker was born on 13 March 1793, in Rhode Island, United States, his father, Benajah Baker, was 45 and his mother, Mary Manchester, was 41. He married Sarah Sweet on 27 February 1817, in Quebec, Canada. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He died in 1860, in Michigan, United States, at the age of 67.

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Family Time Line

Ezra Baker
1793–1860
Sarah Sweet
1796–
Marriage: 27 February 1817
Rufus Baker
1817–1852
Laura Baker
1817–
John Baker
1821–1894
Jane Baker
1823–
Amanda Baker
1825–

Spouse and Children

    Male1793–1860Male

    Sarah Sweet

    Female1796–Female

MARRIAGE
27 February 1817
Quebec, Canada
children

(5)

    Male1817–1852Male

    Laura Baker

    Female1817–Female

    John Baker

    Male1821–1894Male

    Jane Baker

    Female1823–Female

    Amanda Baker

    Female1825–Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(12)

+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 1

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 7

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1811 · USS Revenge

Age 18

On January 9, 1811, the USS Revenge hits a reef off of Watch Hill, Rhode Island. The load the ship is carrying is handed off to other ships and the USS Revenge is tied down by tow ropes. It brakes free from the ropes and later sinks. In 2011 divers find what are believed to be the remains of the ship.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • Ezra Baker in entry for Rufus Baker, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Ezra Baker - Government record: birth-name: Ezra Baker

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