Posted By:Jan Swart
Subject:Douglas Baker,Elliott Baker,Kiziah Baker Chancery Suit 1857
Post Date:May 13, 2010 at 07:50:46
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Forum:Prince Edward County, VA Genealogy Forum
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For the descendants of Douglas Baker Sr. of Prince Edward County, Va, who settled here in what was then Amelia County about 1740, there is an interesting Chancery case in Prince Edward County, Va regarding the descendants of Douglas Baker.

It is Douglas B. Baker vs. John B. Baker in 1857.

Evidently, Kiziah Brown Baker, who was the widow of Elliot Baker, (I believe Elliott was son of Douglas Duggy Baker Jr. and Mary Elliott) had recently died and the heirs decided it would be best to sell about 300 acres in Prince Edward County, Va as one piece. Richard Woodson bought the land. In the payout the following heirs were mentioned:

Douglas Baker
Richard W. Baker
Allen E. Baker
John Foster and Susan his wife(Susan C. Baker)
John B. Baker
Joseph or Josiah? Baker dec. whose infants (meaning under-age) children are
Josephine Baker and Mary E. Baker. Their Guardian is Mr. Worsham

In a deposition of John Hill taken on the 19 Aug 1857, John Hill states that he is the grandfather of the infants (meaning under-age).

Does anybody know how this John Hill fit into this family?
Jan Swart