BAKER

Becker, Beaker  

Information on this page from Windows Into Our Past, A Genealogy of the Parsons, Smith and Associated Families, Vol. 1 ©1996, Judy Parsons Smith

The surname of Beaker may have referred to an earlier ancestor who served as a cup-bearer at a royal court.

Andrew "Andy" Becker

Andrew "Andy" Becker, son of Robert Becker I??, b. 1604, Buckingham , England .  He came to Boston , Massachusetts in 1624.  Andrew Becker had a son:

John Becker

John Becker , son of Andrew "Andy" Becker, b. 1624, Massachusetts .  He immigrated first to Providence , Rhode Island then on to the Salem-Gloucester area of Pennsylvania .  John Becker had a son:

Robert Baker I

Robert Baker I, son of John Becker , m. Elizabeth Blount .  Robert & Elizabeth (Blount) Baker had:

Robert Baker II

Robert Baker , II, son of Robert Becker I, b. ca. 1655, Virginia ; d. 1728, Lancaster Co., PA.  Robert Baker , II settled in the Conestoga Township, Chester Co., PA.  This later became Lancaster Co., PA.  Here he purchased 500 acres of land on the Susquehanna River from Col. John French .  It was here that Robert Baker and his sons were gunsmiths.  They were commissioned by the King of England to make firearms for the Colonies.  At the time of the Revolution the Bakers joined with the Colonies, against England .

Children of Robert Baker , II:

1.  Cleb Baker, d. 1754, Amelia or Prince Edward Co., VA; m. Martha Brooks Thomson , daughter of Rev. John & Margaret (Osburne) Thompson .
2.  James Baker - first to own land in Ashe Co., NC m. Mary Thompson, daughter of Rev. John & Margaret (Osburne) Thompson.
3.  May Baker, b. NC; m. ca. 1735 to Thomas Callaway [i]

James Baker , Esq.

2.  James Baker, Esq., son of Robert Baker, II, b. Virginia; m. Mary Thompson, daughter of Rev. John & Margaret (Osburne) Thompson.

James Baker , Esq. Was the first white man to hold title to land in that part of Wilkes County , North Carolina , which became Ashe County , NC .[ii]    There were several Bakers who were Longhunters, 1760-1770, they are :  John Baker , Joseph Baker , and William Baker .  Records seem to indicate that John & Joseph Baker were his sons as for William he may have also been on of the sons of James Baker. `  James Baker had twelve (12) children :

2.1.  Rev. Andrew Baker, b. 1749, VA; d. 23 Apr 1815, Lee Co., VA; m. Elizabeth Avant, daughter of Peter & Amy (Massey) Avant.
2.2.  Morris Baker, b. 1750, NC; d. bef. 2 Feb 1813, most likely Grayson Co., VA ; m. Patsy Smith, daughter of Hugh & Jane Smith.
2.3.  John Baker- A longhunter.  Around 1765 he traveled with Benjamin Cutbrith on a tour to the West of the Mississippi River
2.4.  Joseph Baker, b. ca. 1751, Orange Co., NC; d. 1838, Garrard Co., KY; m. Wythe Co., VA.  According to family tradition Joseph was some what of a "black sheep" of the family.  He at one point was forbidden by his brother Andrew from coming to visit until had "mended his ways.  Joseph had ten (10) children.  His eldest son was named Abraham .   Found "Early Settlers of Lee County Virginia and Adjacent Counties, Vol. 1 ", listed among those who served in the Revolutionary War we find from a Montgomery County, Virginia listing 5 Sept 1777 - Apr 1778, Joseph Baker.  In 1814, a Joseph Baker held 248 acres of land on Water North Fork Clinch, Lee County , Virginia .  He was a resident of the county at the time.
2.5.  Richard [according to Mrs. L. B. Cox , Jr. , Ozona , Texas ]
2.6.  Robert , m. Miss Blount .  Settled in Hawkins Co., TN.
2.7.  George , b. 14 Oct 1759, NC; m. Susan Morris .
2.8.  Bolling, b. 1763, NC; m. Martha "Patsy" Morris .
2.9.  Eleanor/Ellender, b. ca. 1765; m. Col. Jesse Ray , b. 1765, Jefferson Co., NC
2.10.  Martha " Patsy ", b. 1761, NC; m. Justice Bowlin.
2.11.  Elijah Baker , b. 1742, Luenburg Co., VA; d. 6 Nov 1798, Salisbury , Maryland .  He was a Baptist Preacher. 
2.12.  Leonard Baker, a Baptist Preacher

Rev. Andrew Baker

2.1.  Rev. Andrew Baker, son of James Baker, Esq., b. Augusta Co., VA [presently Grayson Co.] 1749, VA; d. 23 Apr 1815, Lee Co., VA; bur. Robert Clark Cemetery, Jonesville, Lee Co., VA; m. ca. 1769 to Elizabeth Avant, daughter of Peter & Amy (Massey) Avant, b. 12 Sept or 12 Oct 1752, Brunswick Co., VA; d. ca. 1844, Lee Co., VA; bur. Lee Co., VA.  See Avant

In 1768, Andrew Baker became one of the first settler is the New River area of Wilkes County , North Carolina [this area became Ashe County , North Carolina in 1799].  Like most great men his reputation was impeccable, he was a good Whig, he held great influence in the community, was a chaplain of the Baptist religion, and held an eminents for morality.

Andrew Baker was a Baptist minister.  He served as such prior to the American Revolution and following it.  He started many churches around the area of North Carolina and southwest Virginia .  History shows him to have been an able, wise and successful minister in these areas.  There were many churches in which he preached and pastored.  Among them were:

Dutchman's Creek Church - this church was broken up during the Revolutionary War
Eatons 's Church - formed 16 Dec 1790
Brier Creek Church, Wilkes Co., NC - here he served two terms, 1781-1794 and again 1800-1802
Lewis Fork Church, Wilkes Co., NC, 1792-1794
Cedar Island (which became Ausburn then later Fox Creek Church ), Grayson Co., VA
Sinclair 's Bottom Church, Washington Co., VA
Providence Church, Yadkin Co., NC in 1805
Thompson Settlement Baptist Church, Lee Co., VA - 1811-1815

Rev. Andrew & Elizabeth (Avant) Baker were received by letter into the Thompson Settlement Baptist Church in Lee Co., VA on the 3rd Saturday of October, 1811.  He was called to pastor the church on 23 Apr 1815.

There are many stories concerning the relationship between the Baker and Avant families.  One consistent theme, holds that when Andrew and Elizabeth married she was disowned by her family.  She was disinherited and told never to return home.  It was not until her parents later years that they sought to make peace with their daughter.  Calling her to return home before they died.

An tale states that when Andrew and Elizabeth first married he was a fiddler for dances, of course this was prior to his becoming a preacher.  The story goes that he and his wife left the children at home to attend a dance - staying late into the evening.  Upon returning home they found the house and children burned to the ground.  This was said to have led him to become a Christian and a preacher never to attend another dance.  There are of course, several variations to this tale.  The most plausible one that I came across, had Andrew and Elizabeth attending a party.  While they were out one of their children burned up when the house burned.

Revolutionary Service: 

He served as chaplain in his company in the Revolutionary War.  He served as a private soldier under Capt. Isaac   Ruddles .

Rev. Andrew & Elizabeth (Avant) Baker had nine (9) children:

2.1.1.  Solomon Baker, b. 13 Apr 1770, Wilkes Co., NC (now in Ashe Co., NC).  He is found in Claiborne  Co., TN in 1816.  He is later found in Harlan Co., KY.  This is his last known whereabouts.
2.1.2.  Henry Baker, b. 14 Aug 1774, Washington Co., VA; d. Jun 1811, near Chilhowee, VA; m. 6 Sept 1794 to Mary 'Mercy' Marcia Tilson, b. 1772, St. Clairs Bottom, VA; d. 6 Aug 1838, Knightstown, IN.  There were eight (8) children of this union.
2.1.3.  Andrew Baker, b. 18 Feb. 1777, Washington Co., VA
2.1.4.  Joseph Baker, b. 8 Apr 1779, VA, Washington Co., VA.  He is the grandfather of the Rev. Jesse Baker , president of Mossy Creek College [now known as Carson-Newman]
2.1.5.  James Baker, b. 27 Jan 1782, Washington Co., VA
2.1.6.  John Baker, b. 16 Aug 1784, Washington Co., VA
2.1.7.  Nancy Baker, b. 10 Jan 1787, Washington Co., VA
2.1.8.  Elijah Baker, b. 8 May 1789, Washington Co., VA
2.1.9.  Martha Baker, b. 27 Oct 1791, Wilkes Co., NC (now Ashe Co., NC); m. Eli Davis , Sr.

Morris Baker

2.2.  Morris Baker, son of James Baker, b. 1750, NC; d. bef. 2 Feb 1813, most likely Grayson Co., VA ; m. Patsy Smith, daughter of Hugh & Jane Smith.  He is listed in the 1830 Hawkins Co., Census as Maurice Baker with 5 persons in his household .

Revolutionary Service: 

Enlisted in the Revolution as a private on 18 Apr 1776, for a period of 2 ½ years.  He received a large land grant in Ashe Co., NC.

Morris & Patsy (Smith) Baker had nine (9) children:

2.2.1.  James Baker, d. 1843, Ashe Co., NC; m. Annie Cox, daughter of Capt. John & Margaret (Davis) Cox, b. ca. 1775.
2.2.2.  Zachariah Baker, m. Sally Cox , daughter of Capt. John & Margaret ( Davis ) Cox, b. ca. 1780

John Baker

2.3.  John Baker , son of James Baker .

A longhunter.  Around 1765 he traveled with Benjamin Cutbrith on a tour to the West of the Mississippi River .  In 1766, a hunting party consisting of:  John Baker, John Steward, and James Stewart traveled down the head streams of the Tennessee River, crossed the Clinch Mountains to the Cumberland Valley.  They explored the Tennessee , Ohio and Cumberland Rivers , then continued down the Mississippi to Natchez .  In 1766 Captain James Smith, Joshua Haughaton , Uriah Stone , William Baker ,  & Jamie (a negro slave boy), explored along the Cumberland down the Ohio .  In early June of 1769, a great hunt was made in Kentucky & Tennessee from the New River, 8 miles from Ft. Chiswell .  Included in the 22 members of the hunting party were:  Joseph Baker , Joseph Drake , William Crabtree , and John Baker .  In 1777, James Smithy , Joshua Haughaton , Uriah Stone , and William Baker explored along the Cumberland into Middle Tennessee.

Revolutionary Service: 

John Baker -  served under Colonel Cleveland .   When Colonel Cleveland was ambushed by the Riddle gang of Tories, shortly after the battle, he was one of the men who went to rescue him.  He received a pension (North Carolina Records Volume 22).  A John Baker was in the Watauga settlement in 1770, and he was one of the Long Hunters.

Robert Baker III

2.6.  Robert Baker III , son of James Baker , b. 1735; m. after 1776 to Miss Blount .  Served in the Battle of Kings Mountain .  Robert Baker III had a son:

2.6.1.  William Baker , b. 1788 Rutherford Co., NC

Solomon Baker

2.1.1.  Solomon Baker, son of Andrew & Elizabeth (Avant) Baker, b. 13 Apr 1770, Wilkes Co., NC [presently Ashe Co., NC]; d. after 1847, Kentucky?; m. (Unknown), b. NC; probably d. after 1830, as she is in no further census records.  Solomon & his wife had at least nine (9) children:

2.1.1.1.     Johanna, b. 1804, Ashe Co., NC; m. Squire Hurst.  They are found in the 1840 Scott Co., Arkansas Census.
2.1.1.2.     Andrew Jackson, b. 1807, Ashe Co., NC.; d. ca. 1880-1890, buried Turner Cemetery, Bell Co., KY.  An A.J. Baker appears in the 1860 Harlan Co., KY Census with his sister Johanna Hurst in his home.  He worked as a teacher.  He never married.  
2.1.1.3.     Henry, b. 11 Aug 1809, Ashe Co., NC; d. 26 Feb 1867, Wheelock,, Robertson Co., TX; m1st 1 Aug 1840, Franklin Co., Missouri to Eliza Keatley, b. 1 Aug 1820; d. before 1853; m2nd 26 Apr 1853 to Marsha Elizabeth Burnham, b. 1827, Missouri; d. 1863-1864, Scott Co., AK; m3rd 1866, Texas to Biddy S. Morgan. He had children by each of his wives.  His family is listed in the 1860 Scott Co., Arkansas Census.
2.1.1.4.     Caleb, b. 23 Mar 1813, on the New River, Ashe Co., NC; d. 16 Jun 1886, Mercersgap, TX, bur. Snowhill Cemetery, Collins Co., TX; m. ca. 1832-1834, near Cumberland Gap, KY or TN to Ellendor Dorcas Holcomb, b. 5 Dec 181, Buncombe Co., NC; d. 24 Jan 1880, Collins Co., TX.  He was on the 1880 Collins Co., Texas Census.  Caleb & Ellendor (Holcomb) Baker had sixteen (16) children, thirteen surviving to adulthood.
2.1.1.5.     Sabrina, b. 1815, Ashe Co., NC; m. Walter Ferrel.  They are found on the 1850 Kaufman Co., Texas Census.
2.1.1.6.     Russell Leroy, b. 23 Aug 1823, Claiborne Co., TN; d. 2 Mar 1888, Brown Co., TX of a stroke, bur. Greenleaf Cemetery, Brownwood, Texas; m. 20 Nov 1845 to Elizabeth Hutchins, daughter of William & Gilmore (Unknown) Hutchins, b. 28 Mar 1828, Indiana; d. 22 May 1913, Jones Co., TX  He is listed in the 1850 Washington Co., Arkansas Census.  He is later shown in the 1880 Brown Co., Texas Census.  Russell & Elizabeth Baker had seven (7) children.
2.1.1.7.     James, b. ca. 1820.  He possibly is the same James Baker who is listed in the 1850 Tarrant Co., Texas Census.
2.1.1.8.     Joseph, b. ca. 1800, possibly Ashe Co., NC; m. Rhoda, b. 1805.  They are listed in the 1850 Washington Co., Arkansas Census.
2.1.1.9.     John, b. ca. 1802

Henry Baker

2.1.2.  Henry Baker, son of Andrew & Elizabeth (Avant) Baker, b. 14 Aug 1774, Washington Co., VA; d. Jun 1811, near Chilhowie, Washington Co., VA; m. 6 Sept 1794 {by his father, Rev. Andrew Baker} to Mary 'Mercy' Marcia Tilson, b. 1772, St. Clairs Bottom, VA; d. 6 Aug 1838, Knightstown, IN.  There were eight (8) children of this union.

2.1.2.1.  William, b. 30 Jun 1795, Washington Co., VA; d. 13 Nov 1874, Boone Co., IN; m. 8 Feb 1816, Washington Co., VA to Sarah Bryant, b. 24 Sept 1796; d. 1 Feb 1871 Boone Co., IN
2.1.2.2.  Andrew, b. 1799, Washington Co., VA
2.1.2.3.  Jane, b. 1801, Washington Co., VA
2.1.2.4.  Elizabeth, b. 1803, Washington Co., VA; m. Aaron Center (or Senter).
2.1.2.5.  Henry, b. 1805, Washington Co., VA
2.1.2.6.  Martha, b. 1807, Washington Co., VA
2.1.2.7.  James, b. 1809, Washington Co., VA
2.1.2.8.  Mary Marcia, b. 12 Jun 1811, Washington Co., VA

Joseph Baker

2.1.4.  Joseph Baker, son of Andrew & Elizabeth (Avant) Baker, b. 8 Apr 1779, VA, Washington Co., VA.  He had a son:

2.1.4.1.  G.W. Baker m. Martha (Unknown).    There is a George W. Baker listed in the 1840 Hawkins Co., TN Census as having 5 persons in his household .  One known son of G.W. & Martha Baker is:

2.1.4.1.1.   Jesse Baker, b. 1836, Hancock Co., TN; d. 29 May 1902, Jefferson City, Jefferson Co., TN; m. 3 Oct 1860 Lucy A. Neil, daughter of William & Margaret Neil.  Jesse Baker graduated from president of Mossy Creek College [now known as Carson-Newman] in Jun 1859.  Jesse & Lucy A. (Neil) Baker had four children.

James Baker

2.2.1.  James Baker, son of Morris & Patsy (Smith) Baker, d. 1843, Ashe Co., NC; m. Annie Cox, daughter of Capt. John & Margaret (Davis) Cox, b. ca. 1775.  James & Annie (Cox) Baker had ten (10) children:

2.2.1.1.     Zachariah, b. 1 Dec 1800, Ashe Co., NC; d. 7 Aug 1882, Creston, Ashe Co., NC; m. 4 Apr 1822 to Zylphia Dickson, daughter of Whispering Jim & Catherine Katy (Dick) Dickson, b. 11 May 1804, Nathan's Cr., Ashe Co., NC; d. 12 Jan 1874, Creston, Ashe Co., NC.  There were seven (7) children of this union.
2.2.1.2.     Joshua, b. 7 Nov 1802, Ashe Co., NC; d. 8 Jan 1879; m. Nancy Dickson, daughter of Whispering Jim & Catherine Katy (Dick) Dickson.  There were seven (7) children of this union.
2.2.1.3.     Child Baker
2.2.1.4.     Child Baker
2.2.1.5.     Child Baker
2.2.1.6.     Child Baker
2.2.1.7.     Child Baker
2.2.1.8.     Child Baker
2.2.1.9.     Child Baker
2.2.1.10.   Cynthia, b. 20 Sept 1818, Ashe Co., NC; d. 22 Jun 1873; m. Jack Reeves, son of Jesse & Miss (Terrill) Reeves, b. 1 Oct 1809, Ashe Co., NC; d. 24 Jan 1883, Ashe Co., NC.  He m2nd Nancy (Baker) King, widow of Joseph A. King, daughter of Zachariah & Zylphia (Dickson) Baker.  Jack & Cynthia (Baker) Reeves had three children of their union.

William Baker

2.61.1.  William Baker, son of Robert Baker, III, b. 1788 Rutherford Co., NC; d. before 1835;  m. Melissa "Milly"  Wallen, daughter of Elisha Walling of Hawkins Co., TN.  Milly (Wallen) Baker m2nd 14 May 1835 to Claiborne Sizemore ; m3rd George Washington Levacy.

William & Elizabeth (Wallen) Baker had eleven (11) children:

2.61.1.1.  John Wesley Baker –   possibly m. 1 Feb 1838, Hawkins Co., TN to Polly Anderson  
2.61.1.2.  Andrew C. Baker – possibly m. 10 Apr 1834, Hawkins Co., TN to Elizabeth Roberts 
2.61.1.3.  Mary Baker
2.61.1.4.  James Baker – possible children of James Baker:

George Baker, (b. 1853); d. Sept 1855, Blackwater, age 2 yrs.  James Baker, father.  
Hicks Baker, (b. 1854); d. August 1885, Blackwater, age 1 yr.  James Baker, father. 

2.61.1.5.  Emely Baker
2.61.1.6.  Claiborne Baker
2.61.1.7.  Susan Baker
2.61.1.8.  Joseph W. Baker, b. 11 Aug 1825; m. Minerva Testerman, daughter of William & Mary Testerman of Lee Co., VA
2.61.1.9.  William Baker – possibly m. 3 Dec 1846, Hawkins Co., TN to Nancy Lawson 
2.61.1.10.  Elizabeth Baker – possibly m. 13 Mar. 1855, Hawkins Co., TN to George W. Stapleton 
2.61.1.11.  Anna Baker

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John Baker

John Baker, probable son of William & Melissa (Wallen) Baker, b. 1803, TN; m. ca. 1831 to Susan (Unknown), b. 1810, TN.  John Baker was a farmer in Lee County, Virginia.  He had 400 acres of land in Lee County in 1850.  Given the fact that this John Baker named one of his children Wallen, it would seem to indicate a relationship between this family and that of William & Elizabeth (Wallen) Baker.

John & Susan (Unknown) Baker had eight (8) children:

John Baker, b. 1832, TN -- he is the candidate to be John Eligh who m. Permdy Van Noy
Susan Baker, b. 1834, TN
Nancy Baker, b. 1836, TN
Wallen Baker, b. 1838, TN
Ely Baker, b. 1840, TN
Melina Baker, b. 1842, TN
Mary Baker, b. 1844, TN
Noah Baker, b. 1847, TN

John Eligh Baker

1.  John Eligh Baker, b. ca. 1832 ; d. 26 Mar 1903, Lee Co., VA ; m.1st- 28 Feb 1850, Claiborne County, Tennessee  to Permdy Van Noy; m.2nd-15 Sept 1850, Claiborne County, Tennessee  to Polly Ramsey.

It is unsure the number of children that John Baker and his wives had.  Through deduction, I believe that Permdy Van Noy was the mother of Issac Baker (only known child of John Baker).  She apparently died shortly after his birth, due to John's 2nd marriage in September of 1850.  If this is not the case then he would have been illegitimate, which is doubtful.  Or perhaps he was not born until 1852, which would be the only other explanation.

Children of John & Permdy (Van Noy) Baker:

1.1.  Issac Baker, b. 24 Mar 1850

Children of John & Polly (Ramsey) Baker:

1.2.  Dan Baker, (possible brother of Issac)
1.3.  William Granville Baker, (b. 19 Feb 1891); d. 29 Oct 1891, Lee County, VA, fever, 8 months, 10 days, Lee Co., John Baker, father, farmer.

Issac Baker

1.1.  Issac Baker, son of John & Permdy (Van Noy) Baker, b. 24 Mar 1850, possibly Claiborne County, TN; d. 2 Apr 1910, Lee Co., VA , buried in the Baker Cemetery, Ely’s Creek, Lee Co., VA; m.1st- 8 Jul 1879, Claiborne County, TN  to Margaret Robbins, daughter of Charles & Jane Robbins, b. ca. 1840; d. ca 1879/1880, she apparently died shortly after their marriage because he is listed in the marriage records as a widower age 30 at the time of   his 2nd marriage; m.2nd- 7 Sept 1880, Claiborne County, TN  to Margaret Nora Catherine Thomas, daughter of Lewis & Peggy (Bowman) Thomas, b. 13 Mar 1850, Lee County, VA; d. 7 Jul 1909, , Lee Co., VA , buried in the Baker Cemetery, Ely’s Creek, Lee Co., VA. (Her name is shown as Larena C. on her headstone).  Both of Issac Baker's marriage were performed by Zion Robbinson.  Children of Issac & Nora (Thomas) Baker:

1.1.1.  Margaret Mary Lee Baker, b. 13 Jul 1881, Lee Co., VA; d. 26 Nov 1964, Lee Co., VA; m. ca. 1900 to George Washington Woolard.
1.1.2.  Moses Sampson Baker, b. 12 Jun 1883, Lee Co., VA; m. 3 Aug 1904 to Sarah Ann Williams.
1.1.3.  John Wesley Baker, b. 13 Nov 1886, Lee County, VA; m. ca. 1902 to Sarah Catherine Coffman.
1.1.4.  William Jess Baker, b. 19 Feb 1889; d. 30 Dec 1968, Smyth County, VA; m. Nancy Nannie Elizabeth Rogers.
1.1.5.  Joseph Holland/Holiday Baker, b. 2 Mar 1890, Lee County, VA; d. ca. 1927, killed in mining accident; m. to Mary Tritt.
1.1.6.  Thomas Franklin Baker, b. 26 Oct 1892, Lee Co., VA; d. 25 Apr 1977, Lee Co., VA; m. Emmer Pearlie Rogers.

Margaret Mary Lee Baker

1.1.1.  Margaret Mary Lee Baker,, daughter of Issac & Nora (Thomas) Baker, b. 13 Jul 1881, Lee Co., VA; d. 26 Nov 1964, Lee Co., VA; m. ca. 1900 to George Washington Woolard, b. 16 Dec 1877; d. 29 Mar 1963.  George & Mary Lee (Baker) Woolard had (6) six children:

1.1.1.1.  Clarence Baker, b. 3 Mar 1902; m. Lottie Rogers.
1.1.1.2.  Hansford Chig Baker, b. 22 Jul 1904; m. Polly Kirk.
1.1.1.3.  Elsie Baker, b. 22 Jun 1906; m. Wilson Garrett, b. 22 Jun 1906.
1.1.1.4.  Roscoe Baker, b. 18 Dec 1918; m. Ora Kirk
1.1.1.5.  Edith Baker, b. 8 Jan 1913; m. Lonzo Bray, b. 8 Jan 1913.
1.1.1.6.  Maynard Jake Baker, b. 3 Dec 1915; m. Kate Hobbs.

Moses Sampson Baker

1.1.2.  Moses Sampson Baker, son of Issac & Nora (Thomas) Baker, b. 12 Jun 1883, Lee Co., VA; m. 3 Aug 1904 to Sarah Ann Williams, daughter of Alafair Williams **, b. 2 Aug 1881; d. 2 Feb 1969. 

Samp Baker as he was known made his living as a farmer, blacksmith, and coal miner.  He also ran a handle shop, a saw mill.  He owned a Grist Mill where he would grind shelled corn into cornmeal for a small portion of the newly ground meal.  He was also a skilled carpenter, in this capacity he, was a coffin maker.  His wife, Sarah, would line each casket with cotton batting, then covered the inside with satin.  Finishing each with a matching pillow.  They made their home on Pucketts Creek, Lee County, Virginia.  Around 1948, they moved to Stone Creek (on Highway 421) near the Kentucky line where they remained until their deaths.

Moses & Sarah (Williams) Baker had (10) ten children:

1.1.2.1.  Lafayette Auther Baker, b. 27 May 1905, Lee Co., VA; m. Carrie Sprinkle.
1.1.2.2.  Charlie May Baker, b. 4 May 1907, Lee Co., VA; m. Joyce Garrett.
1.1.2.3.  Etcy Viola Baker, b. 5 Jan 1909, Lee Co., VA; m. Hurley Kempton.
1.1.2.4.  Roy Estill Baker, b. 10 Oct 1910, Lee Co., VA; m. Ethel Payne.
1.1.2.5.  Hagan Admon Baker, b. 20 Aug 1912, Lee Co., VA; m. Rebecca Ely.
1.1.2.6.  Franklin (baby) Baker, b. 15 Jun 1914, Lee Co., VA; d. 15 Jun 1914, at birth, Lee Co., VA.
1.1.2.7.  Nellie Omia Baker, b. 19 Jul 1915, Lee Co., VA; m. Elmer Rogers.
1.1.2.8.  Ada Emily Baker, b. 23 Aug 1917, Lee Co., VA; m. Walter Woodard.
1.1.2.9.  Deliah Mary Baker, b. 30 Nov 1919, Lee Co., VA; m. Van Ely.
1.1.2.10.  Freeman Ray Baker, b. 19 Jan 1922, Lee Co., VA; m. Gladys Robbins.
1.1.2.11.  Ralph David Baker, b. 8 Mar 1927, Lee Co., VA; m. Geneva Doss.

** There is an Alafair Williams buried in the Baker Cemetery perhaps she is the mother of Sarah Ann Williams.  It is also believed that Sarah Ann’s father was a Thomas.  Her mother did not marry.

John Wesley Baker

1.1.3.  John Wesley Baker, son of Issac & Nora (Thomas) Baker, b. 13 Nov 1886, Lee County, VA; d. *1918, Lee Co., VA; m. ca. 1902 to Sarah Catherine Coffman, b. 1870; d. 1978 at the age of 108.  John W. & Sarah (Coffman) Baker had (7) seven children:

1.1.3.1.  Roy Baker, b. 1903, Lee Co., VA
1.1.3.2.  Will Jess Baker, b. 1905, Lee Co., VA
1.1.3.3.  Mary Elizabeth Baker, b. 1907, Lee Co., VA; d. *1918, Lee Co., VA
1.1.3.4.  George, b. 1909, Lee Co., VA; d. 1960, at age 51.
1.1.3.5.  Maude Elizabeth, b. 1911, Lee Co., VA
1.1.3.6.  Nora ‘Martha’, b. 1913, Lee Co., VA, Of More.
1.1.3.7.  Eula Estelle, b. 1915, Lee Co., VA; d. *1918, Lee Co., VA

*  John Wesley Baker, Mary Elizabeth Baker, and Eula Estelle Baker all died during 1918.

Sarah (Coffman) Baker married 2nd in 1918/1919 to Elbert Garret.  Elbert & Sarah Garret had (4) four children (an additional 2 children were lost to miscarriages):

June Garret
Marie Garret
James Elbert Garret
Olen Edward Garret

William 'Jess' Baker

1.1.4.  William 'Jess' Baker, son of Issac & Margaret Catherine (Thomas) Baker, b. 19 Feb 1889, Lee County, VA ; d. 30 Dec 1968, Marion, Smyth County, VA ; m. 20 Aug 1913, possibly Harlan County, KY to Nancy Elizabeth Rogers (Nannie Elizziebeth), daughter of Isaac H. & Eliza Jane (Harber) Rogers, b. 3 Oct 1896; d. 1 Jul 1971, Lee County, VA.

Jess Baker was a coal miner.  He was a member of the UMW #8761. It was said of Jess that there was no one better to have on a strike line with you.  He was also active in the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Jessee Lodge.  Both Jess and Nancy Baker appear on several times in the Deed Books of Lee County, Virginia.  See Appendix D - Baker Deeds.

There was a time when the Baker and Stapleton families had a minor altercation.  It seems that Jess Baker was taking a truck into the holler where he lived in order to remove coal from the mine on his property.  Ada Stapleton, wife of Ken, did not like the idea of the truck passing across her property, even though it was a pubic roadway.  She pulled a pistol on Jess and took a shot at him, missing.  Jess was not one to give up a good fight, chucked a rock at back at her striking her up side the head.  The argument was getting heated up further when a neighbor jumped into the fray.  The neighbor pulled a gun on Jess, who then took out a knife to defend himself.  The neighbor ended up with a shredded coat.  Shots were fired and Jess was shot in the neck (grazed).  The neighbor was shot in the leg.  It is my understanding that help was called for the neighbor, however, they found Jess injured and took him to the hospital instead of the neighbor, who later walked into the hospital for assistance.

The feud did not end that day.  For a number of years afterwards the Stapleton family would cross the street/look away any time that they passed a member of the Baker family.  Apparently the feud did not last long, as I always remember visiting with Ada Stapleton when I was young. -- Judy Smith

William Jess & Nancy Elizabeth (Rogers) Baker had (9) nine children:

1.1.4.1.  Kylia Francis, b. 25 Jun 1914; m. Cecil Woodard.
1.1.4.2.  Louis William, b. 17 Aug 1916; d. 10 Jul 1917, infant. 
1.1.4.3.  Gladys Ellena Lena, b. 23 Jun 1918; d. 25 Oct 1989, Lee County, VA.
1.1.4.4.  Carl, b. 5 Jun 1921; d. 10 Oct.1992, Lee County, VA.
1.1.4.5.  Eleanora Bernice, b 16 Jun 1924; d. 27 Jun 2011, Chesterfield, VA; m. John Walter Stapleton.
1.1.4.6.  Berneda, b. 20 Sept 1926; m. Warren Wright.
1.1.4.7.  Ruby Marcella, b. 19 Jun 1928; m. Henry Burkhart.
1.1.4.8.  Paul, b. 12 Jul 1937; d. 10 Jul 1938.
1.1.4.9.   Elizabeth, d. infant.

Joseph Holland/Holiday Baker

1.1.5.  Joseph Holland/Holiday Baker, son of Issac & Nora (Thomas) Baker, b. 2 Mar 1890; d. ca. 1927, killed in mining accident; m. to Mary Tritt, daughter of John Robert & Jane (Witt) Tritt.  Joseph & Mary (Tritt) Baker had a daughter:

1.1.5.1.  Elizabeth Dovie, b. 22 April 1925; m. Werley Robbins.  After her father’s death, at the age of 2 years she went to live with her Uncle Moses Sampson Baker.  Werley & Dovie (Baker) Robbins had five (5) children:

1.1.5.1.1.  Freeda Robbins
1.1.5.1.2.  Kay Robbins
1.1.5.1.3.  Dewey Robbins
1.1.5.1.4.  Vernon Robbins
1.1.5.1.5.  Kenny Robbins

Thomas Franklin Frank Baker

1.1.6.  Thomas Franklin Frank Baker, son of Issac & Nora (Thomas) Baker, b. 26 Oct 1892, Lee Co., VA; d. 25 Apr 1977, Lee Co., VA; m. Emmer Pearl Rogers, daughter of Issac & Eliza Jane (Harber) Rogers, b. 23 Feb 1898; d. 28 Dec 1984, Lee Co., VA.  Frank & Pearl (Rogers) Baker had (5) five children:

1.1.6.1.  Clara, b. 22 Jun 1916, Lee Co., VA.
1.1.6.2.  Cascal Franklin, b. 27 Jan 1918, Lee Co., VA; m. Ruth Redwine.
1.1.6.3.  Bertie Gainell, b. 16 May 1921, Lee Co., VA; m1- 16 Aug 1941, Lee Co., VA to James N. Stapleton; m2- Earl McQueen.
1.1.6.4.  Hayden Burnice Baker, b. 21 Aug 1923, Lee Co., VA; m. 17 Jul 1943, Baltimore, MD to Marie Cecelia Holland
1.1.6.5.  Emogene, b. 31 Oct 1925, Lee Co., VA; m. John Ely.
1.1.6.6.  Elmer Glenn, b. 8 Aug 1928, Lee Co., VA; m. 19 Nov 1955, Jonesville, Lee Co., VA to Doris Jane Edwards.

Clarence Woolard

1.1.1.1.  Clarence Woolard, son of George & Mary Lee (Baker) Woolard, b. 3 Mar 1902; m. Lottie Rogers.  Clarence was injured in a mining accident which left him in a wheelchair.  Clarence & Lottie (Rogers) Woolard had (2) two children:

1.1.1.1.1.  Authur Woolard
1.1.1.1.2.  Cleta Mae Woolard

Hansford Chig Woolard

1.1.1.2. Hansford Chig Woolard, son of George & Mary Lee (Baker) Woolard, b. 22 Jul 1904; m. Polly Kirk.  Hansford & Polly (Kirk) Woolard had (6) six children:

1.1.1.2.1.  Carl Woolard
1.1.1.2.2.  Junior Woolard
1.1.1.2.3.  Levone Woolard
1.1.1.2.4.  Charles Woolard
1.1.1.2.5.  Clarence Woolard
1.1.1.2.6.  Loretta Woolard

Hansford Woolard m2nd to Beatrice ________.  Hansford & Beatrice Woolard had (2) two children:

1.1.1.2.7.  Mary Lou Woolard
1.1.1.2.8.  Jane Woolard

Elsie Woolard

1.1.1.3. Elsie Woolard, daughter of George & Mary Lee (Baker) Woolard, b. 22 Jun 1906; m. Wilson Garrett, b. 22 Jun 1906.  Wilson & Elsie (Woolard) Garrett had a daughter:

1.1.1.3.1.  Anna Lou Garrett

Roscoe Woolard

1.1.1.4. Roscoe Woolard, son of George & Mary Lee (Baker) Woolard, b. 18 Dec 1918; m. Ora Kirk.  Roscoe & Ora (Kirk) Woolard had (2) two children:

1.1.1.4.1.  Patsy Woolard
1.1.1.4.2.  Phyliss Woolard

Edith Woolard

1.1.1.5.  Edith Woolard, daughter of George & Mary Lee (Baker) Woolard, b. 8 Jan 1913; m. Lonzo Bray, b. 8 Jan 1913.  Lonzo & Edith (Woolard) Bray had (3) three children:

1.1.1.5.1.  Lauoy Bray
1.1.1.5.2.  Barbara Bray
1.1.1.5.3.  Carl Bray

Maynard Jake Woolard

1.1.1.6.  Maynard Jake Woolard, son of George & Mary Lee (Baker) Woolard, b. 3 Dec 1915; m. Kate Hobbs.  Jake & Kate (Hobbs) Woolard had (4) four children:

1.1.1.6.1.  Raymond Woolard
1.1.1.6.2.  Wilson Woolard
1.1.1.6.3.  Vera Woolard
1.1.1.6.4.  Jackie Woolard

Lafayette Auther Baker

1.1.2.1.  Lafayette Auther Baker, son of Moses & Sarah (Williams) Baker, b. 27 May 1905, Lee Co., VA; m. Carrie Sprinkle.  Lafayette & Carrie (Sprinkle) Baker had seven (7) children:

1.1.2.1.1.  Bernard Baker
1.1.2.1.2.  Winfred Baker
1.1.2.1.3.  Roland Baker
1.1.2.1.4.  Kidel Baker
1.1.2.1.5.  Aleene Baker
1.1.2.1.6.  Carolyn Baker
1.1.2.1.7.  Jerry Baker

Charlie May Baker

1.1.2.2.  Charlie May Baker, son of Moses & Sarah (Williams) Baker, b. 4 May 1907, Lee Co., VA; m. Josie Garrett.  Charlie & Josie (Garrett) Baker had eight (8) children:

1.1.2.2.1.  Lawrence Baker
1.1.2.2.2.  Lounette Baker
1.1.2.2.3.  Ruth Ann Baker
1.1.2.2.4.  Raymond Baker
1.1.2.2.5.  Dallas Baker
1.1.2.2.6.  Barbara Baker
1.1.2.2.7.  Christine Baker
1.1.2.2.8.  Arthur Baker

Etcy Viola Baker

1.1.2.3.  Etcy Viola Baker, daughter of Moses & Sarah (Williams) Baker, b. 5 Jan 1909, Lee Co., VA; m. William Herley Kempton.  William & Etcy (Baker) Kempton had five (5) children:

1.1.2.3.1.  Clement Kempton
1.1.2.3.2.  Geraldine Kempton
1.1.2.3.3.  Lorene Kempton
1.1.2.3.4.  Parlene Patsy Kempton
1.1.2.3.5.  Roger Kempton

Roy Estill Baker

1.1.2.4.  Roy Estill Baker, son of Moses & Sarah (Williams) Baker, b. 10 Oct 1910, Lee Co., VA; m1st to Ethel Payne; m2nd to Mary Garrett.  Roy & Ethel (Payne) Baker had three (3) children:

1.1.2.4.1.  Harold Baker, d. as an infant
1.1.2.4.2.  Darrel Baker, d. as an infant
1.1.2.4.3.  David Baker, d. as an infant

Roy & Mary (Garrett) Baker had six (6) children:

1.1.2.4.4.  Darlene Baker
1.1.2.4.5.  Emerson Baker
1.1.2.4.6.  Floyd Baker
1.1.2.4.7.  Shirley Baker
1.1.2.4.8.  Stella Baker
1.1.2.4.9.  Bernita Baker

Hagan Admon Baker

1.1.2.5.  Hagan Admon Baker, son of Moses & Sarah (Williams) Baker, b. 20 Aug 1912, Lee Co., VA; m. Rebecca Ely.  Hagan & Rebecca (Ely) Baker had seven (7) children:

1.1.2.5.1.  Willard Baker
1.1.2.5.2.  Joyce Baker
1.1.2.5.3.  David Baker
1.1.2.5.4.  Jimmy Baker
1.1.2.5.5.  Jackie Baker
1.1.2.5.6.  Ruth Baker
1.1.2.5.7.  Larry Baker

Nellie Omia Baker

1.1.2.7.  Nellie Omia Baker, daughter of Moses & Sarah (Williams) Baker, b. 19 Jul 1915, Lee Co., VA; m. Elmer Rogers.  Elmer & Nellie (Baker) Rogers had nine (9) children:

1.1.2.7.1.  Gerema Rogers
1.1.2.7.2.  Jannette Rogers
1.1.2.7.3.  Carlous Rogers
1.1.2.7.4.  Louis Rogers
1.1.2.7.5.  Jack Rogers
1.1.2.7.6.  Bill Rogers
1.1.2.7.7.  Jaquata Rogers
1.1.2.7.8.  Richard Rogers
1.1.2.7.9.  Dana Rogers

Ada Emily Baker

1.1.2.8.  Ada Emily Baker, daughter of Moses & Sarah (Williams) Baker, b. 23 Aug 1917, Lee Co., VA; m. Walter Woodard.  Walter & Ada (Baker) Woodard had one daughter:

1.1.2.8.1.  Retta Jo Baker

Deliah Mary Baker

1.1.2.9.  Deliah Mary Baker, daughter of Moses & Sarah (Williams) Baker, b. 30 Nov 1919, Lee Co., VA; m. Van Ely.  Van & Deliah (Baker) Ely had eight (8) children:

1.1.2.9.1.  Wanda Ely
1.1.2.9.2.  David Ely
1.1.2.9.3.  stillborn
1.1.2.9.4.  Pauline Ely
1.1.2.9.5.  Arnold Ely
1.1.2.9.6.  Rickie Ely
1.1.2.9.7.  Homer Ely
1.1.2.9.8.  Tony Ely

Freeman Ray Baker

1.1.2.10.  Freeman Ray Baker, son of Moses & Sarah (Williams) Baker, b. 19 Jan 1922, Lee Co., VA; m. Gladys Robbins.  Freeman & Gladys (Robbins) Baker had four (4) children:

1.1.2.10.1.  Rachel Baker
1.1.2.10.2.  Reva Baker
1.1.2.10.3.  Richard Baker
1.1.2.10.4.  Cecil Baker

Ralph David Baker

1.1.2.11.  Ralph David Baker, son of Moses & Sarah (Williams) Baker, b. 8 Mar 1927, Lee Co., VA; m. Geneva Doss.  Ralph & Geneva (Doss) Baker had one child:

1.1.2.11.1.  Smitty Baker

Nora Martha Baker

1.1.3.6.  Nora  Martha Baker, daughter of John Wesley & Sarah (Coffman) Baker, b. 1913, Lee Co., VA; m1- 1938 to Archel Shrader  They divorced in 1942. There were no children of this marriage.  Nora Martha Baker m2 - 1947 to Lewis __________.  This marriage was annulled just a few days later.  Nora Martha Baker m3- 1949, Norfolk, VA to, a sailor, Wallace Charles Kennedy, b. 1909, Pittsburgh, PA; d. 1984.  They were married after a three week courtship .

Kylia Francis Baker

1.1.4.1.  Kylia Francis Baker, daughter of William Jess & Nancy Elizabeth (Rogers) Baker, b. 25 Jun 1914; Kylia Baker had one child by Earl Whittaker (they did not marry).

1.1.4.1.1.  Bobby Glen Baker, b. 15 Feb 1937; m. 29 Aug 1969, Peggy Womack, b. 13 Sept 1949.

Kylia Baker m. Cecil Woodard. Cecil & Kylia Woodard had (2) two children:

1.1.4.1.2.  Geneva Woolard, b. 12 Sept 1940.
1.1.4.1.3.  Jeanette Woolard, b. 22 Jan 1942.

Gladys Ellena Lena Baker

1.1.4.3.  Gladys Ellena Lena Baker, daughter of , William Jess & Nancy Elizabeth (Rogers) Baker, b. 23 Jun 1918, Lee Co., VA; d. 25 Oct 1989, Lee County, VA .  Buried Odd Fellows Cemetery, Woodway, Virginia. Lena Baker had one child prior to any marriage by a Campbell:

1.1.4.3.1.  Jess Rowland Baker, b. 11 Nov 1939, Lee Co., VA.

Lena Baker m.1st- Milford McCracken.  Milford & Lena McCracken had one child:

1.1.4.3.2.  Nancy Ann McCracken, b. 7 Dec 1949, Lee Co., VA

Lena McCracken m.2nd to Frank Lawson; she m.3rd- to Allen Cowan, son of Ikey Cowan.

Carl Baker

1.1.4.4.  Carl Baker, son of  William Jess & Nancy Elizabeth (Rogers) Baker, b. 5 Jun 1921; d. 10 Oct 1992, Lee Co., VA; m.1st- 1948, Kentucky to Hastine Hardsock, d. aft 1942.  Carl & Hastine  (Hardsock) Baker had (1) one child:

1.1.4.4.1.  Estelle Stella Baker, b. 21 Dec 1942, St. Charles, Lee Co., VA

Carl Baker m.2nd- 1955, Richmond, VA to Ona Barrak, d. 31 Oct 1963, Richmond, VA - a canner explosion. Carl & Ona Baker had (1) one child:

1.1.4.4.2.  Joanne Baker, b. 29 Jun 1956, Richmond, VA.

Carl Baker m.3rd- 1964, St. Charles, Lee County, VA to Della May Stacy, d. Wilmington, Delaware.  They divorced.  No children; m.4th- 1981, Indianapolis, Indiana to Pearl Jeffers, b. 27 Jun 1928, Charleston, WVA, daughter of Fred & Violet Jeffers.  They divorced - no children; m.5th 1986, Indianapolis, Indiana to Pearl Jeffers, b. 27 Jun 1928, Charleston, WVA, daughter of Fred & Violet Jeffers.  They divorced, Sept 1988 - no children.

Eleanora Lenora Bernice Baker

1.1.4.5.  Eleanora Lenora Bernice Baker, daughter of William & Nancy (Rogers) Baker, b 16 Jun 1924, St. Charles, Lee Co., VA; d. 27 Jun 2011, Chesterfield, VA, bur. Odd Fellows Cemetery, Lee Co., VA; m. 25 May 1940, Lee Co., VA  to John Walter Stapleton, son of Ken & Ada (Green) Stapleton, b. 7 Jul 1916, St. Charles, Lee Co., VA ; d. 1 May 1974, Harlan Co., KY.

Walter Stapleton served in the U.S. Army from 15 Nov 1944 -12 Apr 1946.  During that time he served in the Asiatic Pacific Theater, participating in the Luzon campaign.  He received an honorable discharge .  Walter Stapleton worked in the mines.

Walter & Lenora (Baker) Stapleton had (3) three children:

1.1.4.5.1.  Louie Robert Stapleton, b. 22 Feb 1941; m. Lois Pascal Haynes.
1.1.4.5.2.  Dorothy Marie Stapleton, b. 22 Jan 1945; m. Larry Martin Parsons
1.1.4.5.3.  Johnny Ray Stapleton, b. 12 Mar 1947; m1st Barbara Sue Martin; m2nd Phyllis (Ringler) Coffmon.

Berneda Baker

1.1.4.6.  Berneda Baker, daughter of William & Nancy (Rogers) Baker b. 20 Sept 1926; m. 2 Jan 1946, Kingsport, TN, Warren Wright, son of William M. & Margaret E. (Buchannon) Wright, b. 4 Mar 1921. Warren & Berneda (Baker) Wright had (3) three children:

1.1.4.6.1.  Robert James Wright, b. 31 Jul 1946; d. 4 Aug 1946, 4 days old.
1.1.4.6.2.  Donald Warren Wright, b. 18 Jul 1947, Sullivan Co., TN
1.1.4.6.3.  Teresa Ann Wright, b. 3 Sept 1954, Sullivan Co., TN

Ruby Marcella Baker

1.1.4.7.  Ruby Marcella Baker, daughter of William & Nancy (Rogers) Baker b. 19 Jun 1928; m1st to Henry Burkhart, b. 12 May 1920; d. 8 Jun 1982; m2nd 22 Jul 1995 , Indiana to Jim Page.  Henry & Ruby (Baker) Burkhart had (4) four children:

1.1.4.7.1.  Jessee Burkhart, b. 19 Dec 1947.
1.1.4.7.2.  Jimmy Burkhart, b. 5 Sept 1949.
1.1.4.7.3.  Richard Dickie Burkhart, b. 14 Nov 1951; m. Phyllis Lee.
1.1.4.7.4.  Ronnie Beau Burkhart, b. 9 Jul 1953; m. 18 Dec 1982, Debbie Stoddard.  Two children.

Bertie ‘Gainell’ Baker

1.1.6.3.  Bertie ‘Gainell’ Baker, daughter of Frank & Pearl (Rogers) Baker, b. 16 May 1921, Lee Co., VA; m1- 16 Aug 1941, Lee Co., VA to James N. Stapleton, son of Levi & Elizabeth Stapleton, b.  Dec 1921; d. 18 Dec 1944 (declared dead), he went down on the U.S.S. Monohan during World War II.  James N. & Gainell (Baker) Stapleton had (2) two children :

1.1.6.3.1.  Larry Wade Stapleton, b. 27 Aug 1942, Lee Co., VA
1.1.6.3.2.  James Mitchell Stapleton, b. 1 Oct 1944, Lee Co., VA

Gainell (Baker) Stapleton m2nd 18 Dec 1946, Harlan Co., KY to Earl McQueen, son of James & Rosie (Stapleton) McQueen, b. 24 Jul 1922, Lee Co., VA; d. 23 Jul 1981, Lee Co., VA.  Earl & Gainell (Baker)(Stapleton) McQueen had no children.

Hayden Burnice Baker

1.1.6.4.  Hayden Burnice Baker, son of Frank & Pearl (Rogers) Baker, b. 21 Aug 1923, Lee Co., VA; m. 17 Jul 1943, Baltimore, MD to Marie Cecelia Holland, daughter of Robert William & Annie Ellen (Cox) Holland, b. 24 Aug 1924, Baltimore, MD.

Hayden Baker served a 10 month tour of duty in the Navy during World War II.  He served as a Tennessee State Senator (Sullivan Co.) from 1968 to 1976.  He retired as Design Engineer from Tennessee Eastman Company.

Hayden & Marie (Holland) Baker had (4) four children:

1.1.6.4.1.  Hayden Bryan Baker, b. 6 Oct 1944, Lee Co., VA; m. 27 Dec 1965, Sullivan Co., TN to Katheryn Jane Roller, b. 3 Nov 1947.
1.1.6.4.2.  David Lee Baker, b. 13 Nov 1946, Kingsport, TN; m. Dinah Jo Taylor.
1.1.6.4.3.  James Paul Baker, b. 6 May 1949, Nitro, WVA; m. Frances Inez Hammonds, b. 17 Jul 1951.
1.1.6.4.4.  Gary Lynn Baker, b. 19 Oct 1950, Kingsport, TN; m. Vicky Bowen.

Glenn Elmer Baker

1.1.6.6.  Glenn Elmer Baker, son of Frank & Pearl (Rogers) Baker, b. 8 Aug 1928, Lee Co., VA; m. 19 Nov 1955, Jonesville, Lee Co., VA to Doris Jane Edwards, daughter of Elbert & Daisy (Cox) Edwards, b. 11 Oct 1933, Lee Co., VA.  Elmer & Doris (Edwards) Baker had (3) three children:

1.1.6.6.1.  Michael Terry Baker, b. 20 Aug 1956, Hamblen Co., TN; m. 19 Jul 1986, Kingsport, TN to Sondra Jean Marshall, b. 30 Apr 1955.
1.1.6.6.2.  Lisa Bronwyn Baker, b. 24 Oct 1960, Sullivan Co., TN; m. 24 Aug 1983/1984, Kingsport, TN to Phillip Eugene Gregg, b. 10 Feb 1960’s.
1.1.6.6.3.  Rebecca Jane Baker, b. 9 Mar 1968, Moore Co., NC; m. 2 Sept 1986, Kingsport, TN to Jeffery Allen Burleson, b. 16 Mar 1968, Tennessee.

Jess Rowland Baker

1.1.4.3.1.  Jess Rowland Baker, son Gladys Ellena Lena Baker and Mr. Campbell, b. 11 Nov 1939 (He was raised by his grandparents, William Jess & Nancy (Rogers) Baker. Jess Rowland Baker, m.1st 1958/1959, Baltimore, Maryland to Anna Margaret Smith.  They divorced. He m.2nd 24 Oct 1980, Baltimore, Maryland to Dorothy Adelaide Turner, daughter of Edwin & Mary (Kavanaugh) Turner, b. 12 Feb 1939, Baltimore, Maryland .  Children of Rowland & Ann Baker:

1.1.4.3.1.1.  John Eric Baker (adopted by both)
1.1.4.3.1.2.  Teresa Ann Baker(adopted by both)
1.1.4.3.1.3.  Jeffery Eric Baker

Nancy Ann McCracken

1.1.4.3.2.  Nancy Ann McCracken, daughter of Milford & Lena (Baker) McCracken, b. 7 Dec 1949; m. 3 Sept 1966, Roger Pauley, b. 15 May 1949.  They divorced in 1986.  Roger & Nancy Pauley had (3) three children:

1.1.4.3.2.1.  Marie Antoinette Pauley, b. 25 Oct 1967; m. 21 Jun 1985 to Tony Dotson.

1.1.4.3.2.2.  Michelle Renee Pauley, b. 9 Sept 1968, m. 2 Dec 1992 to Kenneth Taylor

1.1.4.3.2.2.1.  baby due 22 Nov 1995

1.1.4.3.2.3.  (adopted) Jack Wayne Pauley, b. 17 Apr 1972; Rhonda Burgess.

Nancy Pauley had a fourth child:

1.1.4.3.2.4.  Ashliee Nichole Pauley, b. 9 Sept 1990; father Michael Wayne Alsup.

Nancy (McCracken) Pauley m2nd 16 Sept 1995, Lee Co., VA to Glen Allen Wood, son of Ollie & Dollie (Harrison) Wood, b. 3 Feb 1954, Lee Co., VA .

Estelle Stella Baker

1.1.4.4.1.  Estelle Stella Baker daughter of Carl & Hastine (Hardsock) Baker, b. 21 Dec 1942, St. Charles, Lee Co., VA; m. 1st 17 Feb 1968 to Walter Disney.  They divorced in 1976.  Walter & Stella Disney had (1) one child:

1.1.4.4.1.1.  Angela Disney.  She has (1) one child:

1.1.4.4.1.1.1.  Amber Estella Fenton, b. 3 Nov 1991; Father Mr. Fenton.

Stella Disney, m.2nd to Gordon Taylor, b. 30 Oct 1946.  Gordon & Stella Taylor have (1) one child:

1.1.4.4.1.2.  Amanda Taylor, b. 6 Aug 1980.

Joanne Baker

1.1.4.4.2.  Joanne Baker, daughter of Carl & Ona (Barrak) Baker, b. 29 Jun 1956, Richmond, Virginia.

Louie Robert Stapleton

1.1.4.5.1.  Louie Robert Stapleton, son of Walter & Lenora (Baker) Stapleton, b. 22 Feb 1941, Lee Co., VA; m. 23 Feb 1962, St. Charles, Lee Co., VA to Lois Pascal Haynes, daughter of Pascal & Mary (Fletcher) Haynes, b. 14 Jun 1940, Lee Co., VA. Louie & Lois Stapleton  had (3) three children:

1.1.4.5.1.1.  Debra Debbie Lee Stapleton, b. 22 May 1964, Anchorage, Alaska.  See Stapleton
1.1.4.5.1.2.  Diane Elizabeth Stapleton, b. 9 Aug 1966, Wayne Co., MI.  See Stapleton
1.1.4.5.1.3.  Melisa Lisa Kay Stapleton, b. 18 Jul 1967, Wayne Co., MI.  See Stapleton

Dorothy Marie Stapleton

1.1.4.5.2.  Dorothy Marie Stapleton, daughter of Walter & Lenora (Baker) Stapleton, b. 22 Jan 1945, St. Charles, Lee Co., VA ; m. 8 Jun 1962, Lee Co., VA  to Larry Martin Parsons, son of William & Betty (Holt) Parsons, b. 22 Aug 1943, Lee Co., VA.   Larry & Dorothy (Stapleton) Parsons had (3) three children:

1.1.4.5.2.1.  Judy Lynne Parsons, b. 16 Sept, 1963; m1st. Richard Grant Nisbet; m2nd. Marty Leon Sloan; m3rd. Dean Powell Smith.  See Parsons
1.1.4.5.2.2.  Timothy Tim Martin Parsons, b. 8 Apr 1971, Henrico County, Virginia.  See Parsons
1.1.4.5.2.3.  Alice Bernice Parsons, b. 10 Aug 1975, Henrico County, Virginia.  See Parsons

Johnny Ray Stapleton

1.1.4.5.3.  Johnny Ray Stapleton, son of Walter & Lenora (Baker) Stapleton, b. 12 Mar 1947, Lee Co., VA; d. 7 May 1990, Indianapolis, IN; m.1st- 29 Jul 1967, Lee Co., VA to Barbara Sue Martin, daughter of Alfred Junior & Erma Jean (Ramey) Martin.  They divorced -they had (1) one child; m.2nd-      May 1986, Indianapolis , IN to Phyllis (Ringler) Coffmon, b. 3 Sep       .  Johnny worked as a machine operator for Allison Gas Turbine Division of General Motors.  Johnny & Barbara ( Martin ) Stapleton had (1) one child:

1.1.4.5.3.1.  Sandi Sue Stapleton, b. 29 Apr 1971, Martinsville , IN ; m. 3 Aug 1992, to Anthony Earl Tony Holbrook.

Donald Warren Wright

1.1.4.6.2.  Donald Warren Wright, son of Warren & Berneda (Baker) Wright, b. 18 Jul 1947, Sullivan Co., TN; m. Lois Presley, daughter of Chester & Betty Presley, b. 18 Oct 1948.  Donald & Lois Wright had (2) two children:

1.1.4.6.2.1.  Adam Wright , b. 21 Jul 1973, Sullivan Co., TN.
1.1.4.6.2.2.  Emily Wright , b. 10 Sept 1976, Sullivan Co., TN.

Teresa Ann Wright

1.1.4.6.3.  Teresa Ann Wright, daughter of Warren & Berneda (Baker) Wright, b. 3 Sept 1954, Sullivan Co., TN; m. Gordon Jackson, son of John & Virgie Jackson, b. 12 Mar 1954.  They divorced 1991.  Teresa m2nd 16 Apr 1993, Kingsport , TN to Edward D. Lyon , b. 5 Apr 1945. Gordon & Teresa Jackson had (3) three children :

1.1.4.6.3.1.  Daniel Paul Jackson , b. 21 Dec 1976, Sullivan Co., TN.  He had leukemia as a young child and was cured.  Entered the U.S. Navy February 1996.
1.1.4.6.3.2.  Rachel Diane Jackson , b. 8 Jun 1980, Sullivan Co., TN.
1.1.4.6.3.3.  Stephen Andrew Jackson , b. 23 Jan 1983, Sullivan Co., TN.


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" Hawkins County , Tennessee , Marriage Records 1789-1866, Bride & Groom Index", Hawkins County Genealogical & Historical Society,, p. 6
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" Hawkins County , Tennessee , Marriage Records 1789-1866, Bride & Groom Index", Hawkins County Genealogical & Historical Society,, p. 3
[1]
Lee County Death Records, p. 5
[1]
Lee County Death Records, p. 5
[1]
" Hawkins County , Tennessee , Marriage Records 1789-1866, Bride & Groom Index", Hawkins County Genealogical & Historical Society,, p. 18
[1]
" Hawkins County , Tennessee , Marriage Records 1789-1866, Bride & Groom Index", Hawkins County Genealogical & Historical Society,, p. 27
[1]
" Hawkins County , Tennessee 1830-1850 Census", by Rowena Lawson
[1]
" Hawkins County , Tennessee 1830-1850 Census", by Rowena Lawson
[1]
" Hawkins County , Tennessee 1830-1850 Census", by Rowena Lawson
[1] Presuming that he was age 18 at time of his marriage
[1] A John Baker , d. 26 Mar 1903, is listed on p. 289 of Early Settlers.
[1]
Claiborne County Tennessee Marriages 1838-1868, p. 2
[1]
Claiborne County Tennessee Marriages 1838-1868, p. 2
[1] Tombstone inscription
[1]
Claiborne Co., TN Marriage Register
[1]
Claiborne Co., TN Marriage Register
[1]
Tombstone record.
[1]
Information provided by Nellie (Baker) Rogers and Jack Rogers , 2916 Snively Road, Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387; This information can also be found in the Bicentennial History of Lee County Virginia 1792-1992.
[1]
Birth Certificate
[1]
Death Certificate
[1]
Recollection of Rowland Jess Baker, Jul 1995.
[1]
All information provided by Maude Elizabeth Baker .
[1]
Province Funeral Home, Lee Co., VA
[1]
Birth Certificate
[1]
U.S. Army discharge papers of John Walter Stapleton .
[1]
Information from Ruby (Baker) Page
[1]
Information provided by Gainell (Baker) McQueen.
[1]
Information provided by Hayden B. & Marie ( Holland ) Baker
[1]
Information provided by Jess & Dorothy (Turner) Baker.
[1]
Information provided by Glen & Nancy (Pauley) Wood.
[1]
Information provided by Louie R. Stapleton .
[1]
Birth Certificate
[1]
Marriage Certificate
[1]
Birth Certificate
[1] Information provided by Sandi Sue (Stapleton) Holbrook .
[1]
Information provided by Teresa ( Jackson ) Lyon