My ancestor Samuel Baker Sr. was born between 1720-1724 in Chester County, Pa, the son of Caleb Baker Sr. and Martha Brooks. Samuel died on 16 March 1782 in Prince Edward County, VA.His first wife was Elizabeth Glover. (the mother of our next direct ancestor, Glover Baker and the other children). She was born about 1722/1732 and died about 1768 in Prince Edward County VA. It has always been a mystery as to who her parents were. No researches have determined who her family is, as far as we know.
This is the Albermarle/Buckingham County Va Glover Family Elizabeth Glover Baker is probably from.
Samuel Glover Ib abt 1660-70 d 1746 Albermarle Co Va. He married Sarah Blair b abt 1670. She died abt 1747. They owned thousands of acres of property on the James River, Slate River and Glover's Creek in Goochland County, VA (later became Albermarle, then Buckingham County in 1761.) Children found of Samuel Glover and Sarah Blair are: Phineas,Samuel, John, Robert, William. girls?
A child of Samuel Glover I and Sarah Blair is:
Samuel Glover II b abt 1690 He married Elizabeth Jones. Sons listed are Anthony, Jonis, John, Samuel and Robert. Girls?***This Samuel Glover II and Elizabeth Jones are the probable parents of Elizabeth Glover.
Samuel Glover III was born 1720 in Va and died 1803 in Buckingham Co. Va. He m Judith Benning 22 Sept 1746 in Albermarle Co. Va, daughter of Anthony Benning and Elizabeth Journay. She was b 7 Sept 1731 in Va and d aft 1759 in Buckingham Co. Va
Children of Samuel Glover III and Judith Benning are: John, Elizabeth (m to a Mr.Johns), Mary Sara, Anthony, Garterhood, Samuel.
Note: On 12 June 1746, in Albermarle County, the last will of Samuel Glover I, deceased, was presented in court by his wife, Sarah Blair Glover, the executrix."
There was soon a major upsweep and flurry of transactions between the Albermarle Glovers in March of 1747, a year after their father deceasedSome deeds found in County records were: Samuel Glover to John Glover, Samuel Glover to Robert Glover, Robert Glover to James McNeal. Then Judy, wife of Samuel Glover (Samuel III and his wife Judith Benning) relinquishes her dower in a deed going to John Glover and Robert Glover. Also more from John Glover to Samuel Glover; Robert Glover to Samuel Glover.
This is why I suspect this Glover family is related to our Elizabeth Glover Baker who married our Samuel Baker of Amelia County, VA. My co-researcher, Peter Schroeder discovered these two deeds on a trip to Salt Lake City.
On June 9th, 1749Elizabeth Baker of Amelia County sold to Samuel Glover (her brother?) of Albermarle VAfor 5 shillings 376 acres in Albermarle County, Va.
Then Samuel Glover turned around (that very same day!) ( 9 June 1749) and sold to Samuel Baker of Amelia County the same track of land for 5 shillings. Since Elizabeth would have gotten married around this time we can surmise she was probably passing some inherited land on to her husband through her brother to our Samuel Baker Sr.
7 Jun 1749
Samuel Glover sold to Samuel Baker of Amelia County 376 acres on Fork of Slate River for 5 sh.
Wit: Robert KING, Thomas Davis and John Darby Shahorn.
Rec: August 1749.
[Patent granted said Glover 21 Aug 1747.]
Albemarle County, VA, Deed Book 1, Page 103.
Albermarle County Wills and Deeds: no 1 1748-1752:
p. 102. THIS INDENTURE made the seven day of June in year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and Forty nine Between ELIZABETH BARKER of AMELIA COUNTY of one part and SAMUEL GLOVER of Albemarle County of other part Witnesseth that ELIZABETH BAKER for sum of Five Shillings current money of Virginia to her paid doth sell unto SAMUEL GLOVER and his heirs one tract of land in Albemarle County in the Fork of SLATE RIVER and bounded according to a Patent granted to SAMUEL GLOVER bearing date August the 20 day One thousand seven hundred and Forty seven containing Three hundred acres and Seventy six acres To have and to hold said land with all houses gardens and all the appurtenances belonging to SAMUEL GLOVER his heirs and assigns forever. In Witness whereof ELIZABWTH BARKER hath set her hand and seal in presence of John Glover, John Darby Hehorn, John Hunter: ELIZABETH BAKER (mark). Albermarle Court August 1749.
pp. 103-104. THIS INDENTURE made the seventh day of June in year of our Lord Christ One thousand seven hundred Forty nine between SAMUEL GLOVER of Albemarle County of one part and SAMUEL BACKER of AMELIA COUNTY of other part Witnesseth that SAMUEL GLOVER for sum of Five Shillings current money of Virginia doth sell unto SAMUEL BACKER and his heirs one parcel of land in Albemarle County in the Fork of SLATE RIVER and bounded according to a patent granted to said SAMUEL GLOVER bearing date August the twenteth Onethousand seven hundred and Forty seven containing Three hundred and seventy six acres To have and to hold the said land with all houses orchards and other appurtenances belonging unto the said SAMUEL BACKER and his heirs and assigns forever In Witness whereof SAMUEL GLOVER hath set his hand and seal in presents of Robt. King, Thomas Davis, John Darby Shahorn: SAM. GLOVER. Albemarle August Court 1749.
SAMUEL GLOVER presented in Court and acknowledged this Deed with the livery of seizin and Receipt to ELIZABETH BAKER on whose motion the same was ordered to be recorded
Peter says: "You'll notice that the name seems to fluctuate (Barker, Baker, Backer). In the original the" Ba and ker" are quite clear, but there sometimes seems a little gap between the two parts-this may help account for the variant readings."
From Virginia County Records1910Volume I page 112 :
"7 Jun 1749:Deed from Samuel Glover of Albemarle to Samuel Baker of Amelia tract of land in Albemarle patented by sd Glover 20 August 1747"
Though this evidence of deeds is in our favor, it is also true that Elizabeth Glover is not listed ( nor are any other daughters), as children of the first two Samuel Glovers which is rather odd in itself, that there would be only males for two generations. There also doesn't seem to be a lot of information out there in family trees etc. regarding the first two Samuel Glovers. This is also probably why the parentage of Eizabeth Baker has never been firmly established.
What events could possibly have gotten this Elizabeth Glover and our Samuel Baker together since they lived in different counties?
Our Baker family seemed active in Goochland/Albermarle County, Va during this period of time even though they lived in Amelia County, Va.
For example, in 1745 Douglas Baker buys 400 acres in Goochland County. In April of 1747 there is a suit of Samuel Baker against James Gates in Albermarle County for 50 shillings "supposed due by same".
Sometime along the way, there was also a suit by Caleb Baker against Edmond Gray for money he apparently borrowed from him.The court ordered Edmund to give him the money plus a bunch of tobacco.
There was also evidence of our Caleb Baker Sr's brother, Douglas Baker, then selling his land in Albemarle County where his wife Jane (this would be Jane Thompson)gave up her dower when he sells land to Dan Tomson.
AND there are plenty of lawsuits by John Hodnett. John Hodnett was the father of Catherine Hodnett who married our Samuel Bakers brother, Caleb Baker Jr. and the father of Mary Hodett who m Glover Baker's brother, Samuel. So there seemed to be plenty of family visits and transactions in Albemarle County to indicate that the Bakers were present in the area, thus perhaps a logical way that Elizabeth Glover and Samuel Baker Sr. could have met each other in the first place. Most of this Baker info were taken from the various issuesof Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly and their records.
Parts of Albermarle County became Buckingham County in 1761. "In 1761 in Buckingham County, the first county Courthouse was to be established on the land of Samuel Glover, considered to be the "most centrical and commodious."
(Source: The Courthouses of Early Va-Carl Loensberry, pg 340)
Here are various land deeds by Samuel Glovers in what is now Buckingham County Va:
Bannister, Patents 1723-1842 in now Buckingham C. VA
1137 Apr 1784CGB I:543-1Sam'l Glover360a Buckingh/N brs of N fk of Slate Riv
11120 Aug 1745VPB 23:1067-1 Sam'l Glover2950a Gooch/bs Slate Riv
11215 Mar 1735VPB 17:24-2Sam'l Glover241a Gooch/bs Glovers Ck & bs Slate Riv
11015 Mar 1735VPB 17:40-1Sam'l Glover1200a Gooch/bs Slate Riv
11420 Mar 1745VPB 22:621-1Saml Glover jr200a Goochlan/bs Glovers Ck of Slate Riv
11720 Aug 1747VPB 28:173-1Saml Glover376a Albemarl/in fk of Slate Riv of S s James Riv
10720 Aug 1747VPB 28:180-1Samuel Glover375a Albemarl/bs Poplar Run of Slate Riv
10920 Mar 1745VPB 22:618-1Samuel Glover300a Gooch/N brs of S br of Slate
10810 Aug 1759VPB 34:433-1Samuel Glover4491a Albemarl/N & S fks of Slate
4851 Aug 1745VPB 23:1029-1 Samuel Glover200a Gooch/bs Slate Riv
4861 Aug 1745VPB 23:1018-1 Samuel Glover200a Gooch/bs Slate Riv including Waltons Fk
11820 Aug 1747VPB 28:181-1Samuel Glover400a Albemarl/N brs Slate Riv
In April of 2011, I was offered the Life Notes of Abner Baker, the son of Caleb Baker Jr, our Samuel Baker's brother. One night as I was looking through the journal, on page 13 of that document there were eleven lines crossed out. I was curious what it said. I couldn't read it all but could clearly see that Abner had written:
"Samuel intermarried with a Glover of Buckingham County VA." This was exactly what we wanted to hear.
Elizabeth Glover selling land in the above-mentioned land deeds above and the comment from Abner Baker in his Life Notes and the fact that 100 years of Courthouse records were destroyed in a Courthouse fire in Buckingham County in 1868, is probably as close as we will ever get to proving who our Elizabeth Glover Baker is