James Thomas Baker

Brief Life History of James Thomas

When James Thomas Baker was born in 1800, in Tennessee, United States, his father, Thomas Isaac Baker, was 39 and his mother, Hannah Houston, was 42. He married Sarah "Sallie" Branson on 26 January 1830, in Gibson, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 30 January 1846, in Osage, Missouri, United States, at the age of 46, and was buried in Baker Cemetery, Jefferson Township, Osage, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Thomas Baker
1800–1846
Sarah "Sallie" Branson
1801–1900
Marriage: 26 January 1830
Dorcas Baker
1830–1916
Hiram Baker
1831–1905
Thomas J Baker
1832–1900
Mahalia Jane Baker
1835–1904
John H. Baker
1837–1909
David Baker
1839–1903
Nancy Baker
1842–1863
Emily Baker
1844–

Sources (6)

  • Thos Baker, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • James Thomas Baker, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Legacy NFS Source: James Thomas Baker -

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

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.

1803

Historical Boundaries 1803: Louisiana Purchase, United States 1812: Missouri Territory, United States 1821: Missouri, United States

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

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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