Posted By:Tom Dewitt
Subject:Re: heather leesman re: elsie bradley baker
Post Date:September 10, 2009 at 18:51:46
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Forum:Madison County, OH Genealogy Forum
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I'm not related to this family, just trying to help out. Gives me something to do, keeps me out of the house and out of trouble sometimes. I went to the court house in town today and picked up the will for John, tells where all the children live. It didn't mention who his parents were, but Peter and John were living next door in the 1830 census as you mentioned. The only thing I found on Peter in the history of Monroe twp was a one liner - Peter Baker, a native of Virginia, was known to be an early settler, locating on land now owned by LaFayette Wilson, probably as early as 1812, but of him or his family we get no further account. They were both from the same state at least. I haven't tried to find John's parents yet in any of the sites - Latter Day Saints,, Rootsweb, or Gen Circles. I'll send you copies of John's will and of his marriage to Louisa if you email me with your address. John's death record shows that he was 72 years old when he died Aug 8, 1872.
I have a note to go up to the Historicay Society Sunday aft. and look to see if there are obit's for Nancy and David Bradley, Elsie and John and Peter Baker. We were thrown out of the London library about a year ago and all our books are buried on 80 some boxes at the historical society. We do have the file cabinet with the microfilm and the obit index books out and an over head viewer, so I can't make a copy in case they have an obit, but will make notes.