Mary Ann Baker

Brief Life History of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Baker was born on 4 March 1817, in Marshfield, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Isaac Baker, was 32 and her mother, Rebecca Bridgeman, was 27. She married John Burgess about 1841, in Marshfield, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1860 and Washington, Washington, Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 25 December 1872, in Gunlock, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Gunlock, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Burgess
1816–1856
Mary Ann Baker
1817–1872
Marriage: about 1841
Burgess
1849–1849
Mary Ann Scott Bridgeman Burgess
1854–1927
Rebecca Charlotte Burgess
1856–1941

Sources (9)

  • Mary Fream in household of William Fream, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Mary Ann Baker - Individual or family possessions: death: 25 Dec 1872/91 ; Gunlock, Washington, Utah, United States
  • Mary Ann Burgess, "Utah, FamilySearch, Early Church Information File, 1830-1900"

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World Events (8)

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. 

1820 · Making States Equal

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

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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