|Posted By:||Michael DeLorenzo|
|Subject:||Charles F. Baker b.1822 son of Jacob & Charlotte (Dove) Baker, mar. Ann J. Gill|
|Post Date:||January 25, 2003 at 16:51:41|
|Forum:||Miami County, IN Genealogy Forum|
Not my family line, just sharing.
From the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F. A. Battey & CO., Publishers. 1883."
page 426, Round Grove Township, White County, Indiana
"CHARLES F. BAKER was born in Baltimore County, Maryland, March 29, 1822, and is the second of the eleven children born to JACOB and CHARLOTTE (DOVE) BAKER, both natives of Maryland, and of German and Scotch descent respectively. JACOB BAKER was educated and married in his native state, where also he was many years employed in a cotton factory as a weaver and spinner, and subsequently as a workman in an iron foundry. In 1829, he moved to Licking County, Ohio, where he bought a farm on which he ended his days December 11, 1855. He was a soldier of the war of 1812, and served through the entire struggle, and throughout his adult life was a consistent member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. CHARLES F. BAKER remained on his fathers farm until twenty-five years old, and then for six years farmed on shares; he then moved to Defiance County, Ohio, where he farmed on shares for three years, and in the spring of 1857, moved to Miami County, Indiana, and in 1859, to West Point Township, this county, (White County, Indiana), farming on the same plan until 1875, when he bought 303 acres in this township, on which he still resides. September 6, 1847, he married ANN J. GILL, a native of England, and daughter of GEORGE and MARY (SCARBROUGH) GILL, who came to the United States in 1832. MR. and MRS. BAKER have had left them six boys and three girls. In politics, MR. BAKER is a Republican, and his wife is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church."