Baker Phenix was the son of Frederick Phenix and Martha (Patty) Overby. Frederick was born abt 1750 Brunswick CO, VA and died abt 1835 KY. He was first married to Sarah Piercy about 1775 in VA and they had Henry Phenix born 11 Feb 1778 Brunswick CO, VA and died 12 May 1845 LivingstonCO, KY. Henry married Nancy Todd on 11 Feb 1798 Davidson CO, TN.Nancy was born 2 Aug 1780 Davidson CO, TN and died abt 1821 Davidson CO, TN. They were the parents of 13 children. Frederick married the second time to Martha Overby 28 Nov 1786. Martha born abt 1750 and died abt 1850 probably Sumner CO, TN. They had Robert, John, Elizabeth, and Baker. Frederick was the son of John Phenix 1730-1791 Brunswick CO, VA whose wife was Mary. They had Mary, William, Frederick, Drury and John. John's father was Abraham Phenix born 1700 NJ and died abt 1750 Brunswick CO, VA. His wife was named Cordelia. They had Cordelia, Barbara and John.