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John Baker

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John Baker

Posted: 3 Apr 1998 5:00AM GMT
Classification: Biography
Edited: 21 Feb 2005 10:42AM GMT
Surnames: BAKER, SAMS
John Baker, according to property deeds first settled in Franklin County in 1813. He purchased land on the waters of Elkhorn Creek from William Gaines and his wife, Sarah. One known brother, Beckworth Baker married Lucinda Edward on June 7, 1818 in Franklin County, KY. John Baker and his wife, Peggy Roberts had the following children; Peggy - born prior to 1807; John - born March 15, 1812; Allen - born 1815; Dudley - born 1816; Elizabeth - born 1815 and Willis - born 1819. Son, Allen Baker married Catherine "Kitty" Sams on March 27, 1837 in Franklin County, KY. Her father, John Sams gave his consent. Allen Baker died in 1870. Property division of the estate of John Baker in 1846 and 1847 indicate six children. The children lived close after marriage and continue their attention to each other. Dudley was the administrator for the estate of brother, John, when he died in 1878. As one studies the maps, location of homes and the burial sites will soon determine that this family did not migrate far from the Peaks Mill district in northern Franklin County. Many descendants of John Baker are living in Franklin County today.

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