Joseph Baker

Brief Life History of Joseph

When Joseph Baker was born on 1 January 1744, in Chester, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America, his father, John Baker, was 24 and his mother, Margaret Buchannan, was 25. He died about 1825, in Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Baker
1720–1801
Margaret Buchannan
1720–1795
John Baker
1740–
William Baker
1747–
Margaret Baker
1748–
Martha Baker
1752–
Elizabeth Baker
1758–
Elizabeth Baker
1762–
Henry Henery Baker
1764–1808
Anne Baker
1742–1808
Joseph Baker
1744–1825
Samuel Baker
1746–
Aaron Baker
1748–1816
Mary Baker
1752–1836
Esther Baker
1758–1814
Peter Baker
1760–1840
Peter Baker
1760–1836

Sources (3)

  • Ancestry Family Trees
  • Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985
  • Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985

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World Events (6)

1776

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

1776

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

1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.

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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