Joseph Baker

1767–1837 (Age 69)
Pembroke, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Joseph

When Joseph Baker was born on 2 October 1767, in Pembroke, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Lovewell Baker, was 24 and his mother, Mary Worth, was 20. He had at least 8 sons and 1 daughter with Hannah Haggert. He died on 17 April 1837, in his hometown, at the age of 69.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Baker
Hannah Haggert
Levi Baker
Joseph Baker
Stephen Baker
Levi Baker
Asa Baker
Joseph Baker
Josiah Baker
Nancy Baker
Willard Baker

Spouse & Children

  • Male1767–1837Male

  • Hannah Haggert




  • Levi Baker


  • Joseph Baker


  • Stephen Baker


  • Levi Baker


  • Asa Baker


+4 More Children

Parents & Siblings



  • Male1767–1837Male

  • Male1769–1769Male

  • Richard Baker


  • Male1773–1776Male

  • John Baker


+5 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 9

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

Age 9

New Hampshire is 9th state.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 19

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

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)

  • Josiah Baker in entry for Josiah Baker, "New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947"
  • Joseph in entry for Nancy B. Baker Moore, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • Joseph Baker in entry for Willard Baker, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"

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