The Pamunkey Bakers Association -- an informal group of any and all descendants of Thomas and Dorothy Davenport Baker of Colonial Virginia -- is proud to announce the launch of our new website:
Complete with message board (requires registration), photo gallery (where folks can upload photographs, documents and records relating to the Pamunkey Bakers - also requires registration), research reports and a full database of Baker-Davenport descendants (corrections welcome!), the website offers a focus for research into the origins and scope of our branch of the Baker family. (Burke County families include Baker, Buchanan, Davenport, McGimsey, McKinney, Webb, White, Wiseman and Young.)
Association members lay claim to being Pamunkey Bakers through the marriage of Thomas Baker (c1711-c1777) to Dorothy Davenport (1716-c1790), whose grandfather Davis Davenport is well-documented as an early landowner in the Pamunkey Neck region of Virginia. Davis Davenport's lands adjoined those of an earlier Thomas Baker, and discovering whether and how that earlier Thomas is linked to our Thomas -- as grandfather, grand-uncle or other relative, perhaps -- is one of the purposes of the website.
The website also hopes to trace our Baker family as it grew and spread out -- through Virginia, in Caroline, Spotsylvania, Orange, Culpeper, Botetourt and Montgomery Counties, among others; into North Carolina, in Burke, Wilkes, Buncombe, and Yancey Counties, among others; into South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama; and west into Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado and more.
And through the website, the Association hopes to unite today's Pamunkey Baker descendants in appreciation of our common origins, heritage, and history.
Come visit, sit a spell, share a story, post a query, add your branch to the family tree.
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