Joseph Baker Jr.

1740–1816 (Age 75)
Pembroke, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Joseph

When Joseph Baker Jr. was born on 7 November 1740, in Pembroke, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Captain Joseph Baker, was 26 and his mother, Hannah Lovewell, was 19. He married Meriam Moore in 1762, in Bow, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 27 February 1816, in Bow, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Bow, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States.

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Joseph Baker Jr.
Meriam Moore
Marriage: 1762
John Baker
James Baker
Daniel Baker
Jesse Baker
William Baker
Hannah Baker
Lydia Baker
Joseph Baker
Mary Ann Baker
Phillip Carrington Baker
Mark Baker

Spouse & Children

Bow, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States


  • John Baker


  • Male1765–1808Male

  • Male1767–1848Male

  • Jesse Baker


  • William Baker


+6 More Children

Parents & Siblings



+11 More Children

World Events (6)


Age 36

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

Age 36

New Hampshire is 9th state.
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 41

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

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 ).

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Joseph Baker in entry for Daniel Baker, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"
  • Joseph Baker in entry for William Baker, "New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947"
  • Joseph Baker, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"

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