Posted By:Sue Fealko
Subject:Jonathan Baker died 1837
Post Date:July 06, 2012 at 09:01:24
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Forum:Fayette County, PA Genealogy Forum
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Can anyone tell me anything about the family of the Jonathan Baker who is buried in "#6 Cem., Perryopolis."? His name is included in the list of burials for the Fayette County Genealogy Project, and his entry adds that he was a blacksmith who died in 1837. It appears that he was born in the early 1790's, and that his wife was Hannah Baker. In 1820, a Jonathan Baker was in Perryopolis; in 1830 he was listed in Washington, Fayette Co.; and in 1840 he is not there, of course, but there was a Hannah Baker who appears to be a widow in Perry, Fayette Co.

I believe that Jonathan and Hannah Baker were the parents of Elizabeth Baker, who married Milton Graham Ebbert in 1839. Milton and his young family lived not far from Hannah in Perry in 1840. After 1840 though, I'm not sure where Hannah went. A granddaughter wrote that her grandmother Elizabeth Baker was the daughter of a Jonathan Baker and Hannah Worth Sherman, and that they were married in 1811. This all seems to ring true since there was a Jonathan and Hannah Baker right there in Fayette Co. at the right time. I'm just trying to find some sort of records to verify this.

Any help will be very much appreciated!

Sue Ellen Fealko