This is Baker "gunsmith" descendant and researcher Jan Swart of the purple Group #4 on the Baker DNA site. This John Baker, born abt 1766 under Jack Wallace Baker #1513 history on the Baker DNA site, was the brother of my Glover Baker, both of them sons of Samuel Baker Sr and Elizabeth Glover of Prince Edward County, VA.
JACK WALLACE BAKER #1513
Henry Cady Baker 1893 TX/Myrtle E. Jesse Cross Baker 1867 TX/Mattie Bell Cady Jack Baker 1834 AL/Cornelia H. A. Forrester Isaac Baker 1800 AL-1861 TX/Aurelia Womack John Baker ca1766 VA-18?? AL/Elizabeth Emetia Blair or Mosley************* Samuel Baker ca1718 PA-1782 VA/1)Elizabeth Glover 2)Christina Ritchie Caleb Baker 1690 PA-1754 VA/Martha Brooks Robert Baker, Sr "The Gunsmith" 1660-1728 PA/ John Baker? 1630-1693 PA/Frances Stephenson Andrew "Andy" Baker? 1604 ENG/Unknown
I personally know little on this John Baker born about 1766 and would like to know more about his descendants. I see that in one of his early e-mails in 2001, Jack W. Baker mentioned this John Baker had four children.It appears then they were in Washington County AL Alabama for the birth of Isaac by 1800. Washington County, AL opened for settlement about that time.
Does anybody have any info on them as well as on his descendant's families? I have been unable to reach Jack W. Baker at the listed e-mail on the Baker DNA site. What I have on this John Baker is it appears he came to stay with his sister, Martha Baker,(married to John Ewing) for a while in Logan County KY while improving some land on Racoon Spring around 1798. Notes from Ewing vs. Clark:
In Logan Co, Kentucky filed 7 Aug 1812. Samuel Ewing state that in Oct 1798 the Commonwealth of KY granted to JOHN BAKER certificate #2647 for 200 acres which Samuel's father John Ewing purchased. John Ewing assigned certificate to son Samuel. John Ewing stated that a man by name of John Baker was reputed brother-in-law of John Ewing and was in Logan County in 1798. Reported that Baker had an improvement at Raccoon Springs. Baker's family at that time resided in TN and Baker made his home at John Ewings.
On 19 Oct 1813 Robert Ewing gave deposition that on 4 Oct 1798 John Baker received a certificate for 200 acres. Same date, Martha Ewing, wife of John Ewing, gave deposition that John Baker boarded with her husband before 1798 while he was improving the land granted him by the commissioners. She stated John Baker's family lived in TN in 1798. That he did not come to live in Logan County before 1799 but he came to the county previous to that time to make improvement on his land and stayed at her house. Robertus Ewing stated that he knew John Baker that was in Logan County before the commissioners sat and he was reputed to be "John Ewing's wife's brother" and Baker expressed a desire to remove to Logan County if he could get land and that Baker went in company of Robertus Ewing's father to view a place called the Raccoon Spring and afterward Baker stated he was well pleased with it. That Baker brought some of the instruments of his trade (Jan-I believe blacksmith?)to Logan County but never removed his family from TN state where they resided and after some time returned to that state himself. Date of case: 1811 Apr 14. Logan Co, Kentucky Equity Cases. Samuel B. Ewing, assignee of John Baker, assigned certificate #2884 granted by commissioners in 1798, to George Potter. (Chapman 1995)
From my Notes on these two children of Samuel Baker and Elizabeth Glover: vi. MARTHA BAKER, b. Abt. 1762; m. JOHN EWING, Abt. 1780 (her first cousin, son of Robert Ewing and Mary Ann Baker, Samuel Baker Sr's sister)
vii. JOHN BAKER, b. Abt. 1750s; Prince Edward County, VA. Note: In 1798 his family was living in Tennessee. He spent some time at John and Martha (his sister) Ewing's place in Logan County, Kentucky about that time improving some land but went back to Tennessee. Source: Ewing vs Clark Logan C., Ky. 1812 Jan Swart-- email@example.com