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Re: Peter L. Baker
Posted by: Joan E. Rambo (ID *****8863) Date: July 05, 2011 at 10:23:10
In Reply to: Peter L. Baker by Mary Riggan of 608

By now you may have found what you wanted. If not, maybe this is your family.

1880 census De Roane, Hempstead Co, AR:

Category: Name; Relationship to head of household; Marital Status; Gender; Race; Age; Birthplace; Occupation; Father's Birthplace; Mother's Birthplace.
Peter BAKER Self M Male W 47 SC Farmer SC SC
Mary BAKER Wife M Female W 46 NC NC NC
Henrietta BAKER Dau W Female W 25 AL House Keeper SC NC
Mandy BAKER Dau S Female W 22 AL House Keeper SC NC
Samuel BAKER Son S Male W 21 AL Farmer SC NC
Christopher BAKER Son Male W 14 AL At School SC NC
Mary BAKER Dau S Female W 11 AL At School SC NC
Henry BAKER Son S Male W 4 TX SC NC

This matches the Christopher on the above census and it gives middle initial of L. for his father, which you give in your query.

TX Dth Idx thru 1976:

Name: Peter Christopher Baker
Death Date: 08 Jul 1945
Death Place: Teague, Freestone, Texas
Gender: Male
Race: white
Death Age: 79 years
Estimated Birth Date:
Birth Date: 31 Oct 1866
Birthplace: Alabama
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name:
Father's Name: P.L. Baker
Father's Birthplace: Alabama
Mother's Name: Geyton
Mother's Birthplace: Alabama
Occupation: Retired Carpenter
Place of Residence: Teague, Freestone, Texas
Burial Place: Cotton Gin, Texas
Burial Date: 09 Jul 1945
Additional Relatives: X
Film Number: 2137961
Digital Film Number: 4029707
Image Number: 2224
Reference Number: cn 30030
Collection: Texas Deaths, 1890-1976

If this is your family, look at the gap between the ages of the last two children on that census. I would say Peter was off to do battle in the Civil War. On the Civil War soldiers site there are two named Peter L. Baker who fought from AL on the Confederate side.

Same family 1870 census Pike Co, AL:

Baker, Peter L., 33, b NC
" Mary, 33, b NC
" Henrieta, 16, b AL
" Amanda, 13, b AL
" Samuel, 11, b AL
" Christopher, 9, b AL
" Eugene, 2, b AL

On the 1860 Peter L., wife and children are in Randolph Co, AR, and next door it looks like his parents, father Samuel, mother's name not real clear, and some siblings still at home.

1850 census Kershaw Co, SC:

Name: Saml Baker
Residence: Kershaw county, part of, Kershaw, South Carolina
Age: 46 years
Calculated Birth Year: 1804
Birthplace: South Carolina
Gender: Male
Race (original):
Race (expanded):
Death Month:
Death Year:
Film Number: 444817
Digital GS Number: 4205407
Image Number: 00241
Line Number: 29
Dwelling House Number: 766
Family Number: 766
Marital Status:
Free or Slave:
Collection: United States Census, 1850

And, Peter is 18 living in this household. If this is your family and you don't have access to censuses, I can go back and type up all the names in that household for you.

Happy Hunting (^_^)

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