Sylvanus Baker Jr

1804–
Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Sylvanus

Sylvanus Baker Jr was born in 1804, in Massachusetts, United States. He married Susan K. Crowell on 12 February 1828, in Dennis, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States in 1850.

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Sylvanus Baker Jr
1804–
Susan K. Crowell
1802–1863
Marriage: 12 February 1828
Eleanor Baker
1830–1904

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
12 February 1828
Dennis, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
children

(1)

World Events (8)

1804

Age 0

Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, MO to explore the West.
1811 · USS Revenge

Age 7

On January 9, 1811, the USS Revenge hits a reef off of Watch Hill, Rhode Island. The load the ship is carrying is handed off to other ships and the USS Revenge is tied down by tow ropes. It brakes free from the ropes and later sinks. In 2011 divers find what are believed to be the remains of the ship.
1835 · First Fire Insurance

Age 31

On Decmeber 3, 1835, the first fire insurance policy is issued by the Manufacturer Mutual Fire Insurance Company.

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)

  • Sylvaney Baker, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Sylvanus Baker, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Sylvanus Jr. Baker, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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