John Baker

1824–
New York, United States

The Life of John

John Baker was born in 1824, in New York, United States. He had at least 5 daughters with Mariah Whaley. He lived in Jefferson Township, Allamakee, Iowa, United States in 1860.

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Family Time Line

John Baker
1824–
Mariah Whaley
1832–
Harriette Baker
1849–
Elizabeth Baker
1852–
Anna M Baker
1854–1923
Emma J Baker
1854–
Catherine Baker
1856–1930

Spouse and Children

children

(5)

    Harriette Baker

    Female1849–Female

    Elizabeth Baker

    Female1852–Female

    Female1854–1923Female

    Emma J Baker

    Female1854–Female

    Female1856–1930Female

World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 1

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.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 3

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 33

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

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)

  • John Baker, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John Bakr in entry for Elzay M. Niccum and Anna Baker, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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