Re: Robert Baker - etc//
The words of Abner, badly paraphrased andreferred to first in Katherine Baker Johnson's 1940's work and later in various trees on line,have been used over the years to "prove" a connection of the Wilkes/Ashe NC Bakers to the PA>Prince Edward VA Bakers - specifically that Andrew and James of our line were somehow sons of Robert Jr. or Robert Sr.
Katherine Baker Johnson - Knoxville, TN1940DAR #30324 says,
" Dr. Abner Baker of Garrard County, Kentucky in his life book, "written for
the perusal and encouragement of his children and relatives, "states that
his grandfather Caleb Baker (Beaker) and two brothers, Samuel and Andrew
came from England in the early part of the eighteenth century;"
A direct quote from Abner's book,"These two brothers, their given names, nor the given name of my Grand-Father is certainly recollected, but my present impression is that the two artist[s] in the employ of the King, one was called Samuel, and the other Andrew, and my Grand-Father was called Caleb."
A more accurate paraphrase -NEITHER -(understood when used with nor) the given names of these two brothers NOR the given name of my grandfather is remembered with certainty, but my present impression is...
One would think that the DNA results http://bakerdna.net/http://bakerdna.net/ showing no connection for the Wilkes/Ashe Baker descendants (Yellow) to the PA>Prince Edward Co. VA Baker descendants (Purple) would would rid the net of all the trees claiming theincorrect connection, but they haven't.