Richard Baker

21 August 1765–14 April 1814 (Age 48)
Chester, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America

The Life of Richard

When Richard Baker was born on 21 August 1765, in Chester, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America, his father, Richard Baker, was 44 and his mother, Rachel Marshall, was 35. He married Rebecca Webb on 19 June 1794, in Kennett MM, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He died on 14 April 1814, in West Chester, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 48, and was buried in West Chester, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Richard Baker
1765–1814
Rebecca Webb
1772–1859
Marriage: 19 June 1794
Dr William Webb Baker
1795–1838
Hannah Baker
1797–1872
Rachel Baker
1799–1891
Ann Baker
1801–1888
Elizabeth Baker
1804–1804
Richard Baker
1805–1824
Rebecca Baker
1807–1886
Elizabeth Baker
1810–1874
Stephen Baker
1810–1883
George R. Baker
1813–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
19 June 1794
Kennett MM, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
children

(10)

    Dr William Webb Baker

    Male1795–1838Male

    Hannah Baker

    Female1797–1872Female

    Rachel Baker

    Female1799–1891Female

    Ann Baker

    Female1801–1888Female

    Elizabeth Baker

    Female1804–1804Female

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Male1721–1803Male

    Rachel Marshall

    Female1730–Female

siblings

(4)

World Events (8)

1776

Age 11

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 11

The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.
1780

Age 15

Pennsylvania was always against slavery, even though the first settlers, including Penn, came with slaves. Slavery was not prominent in the area.

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 (3)

  • Richard Baker in entry for Rebecca Baker, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"
  • Richard Baker in entry for Rebecca Baker, "Pennsylvania Cemetery Records, ca. 1700-ca. 1950"
  • Richard Baker in entry for Elizabeth Baker, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"

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