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Grandchildren of George Washington Baker & Esther Robertson, Part 3

Okay, if you have survived all the Baker intermarrying so far, we only have four more children to cover as I identify the grandchildren of George and Esther Baker.

I have to admit that these Baker blog posts have been painstakingly headachingly (Is that a word? Oh, well, it is now.) horrendous to compile. I am so glad I am not even trying to figure out who the spouse Bakers belonged to. I don’t think there is enough Advil in the market for me to do that!

Onward we go!

Martha Baker

Martha is an oddity. In the 1848 and 1849 probate records, it is noted that Martha was the “insane” daughter of George W. Baker, deceased, and that Balaam Baker was reimbursed for his expenses in caring for her.

Some claim that Martha went insane after her husband, George, died in the cholera epidemic of 1846.

I can find only two Balaam Bakers in 1850. The first is the one who was born in 1806 and married to Caroline Baker, living in Linn County, Missouri. They have no Martha anybody living with them. The second Balaam Baker is living in Pulaski County, is only 21 years old and living with his young wife and two toddlers.

The elder Balaam would be the logical man to be caring for Martha, so either there is a third Balaam who died before 1850 (yes, there is a Balaam Baker in probate records) who was her carer or else Martha herself was either cured of her insanity or married or died or had a new care giver.  I believe the first and last options are correct – Balaam died and she had a new caregiver.

Based on the birth years of her siblings, she probably was born 1814-1817 in Kentucky. The 1850 census has the family of George Baker, 30, with wife Mary, 26, and children: Boling, 13, Lafayette, 8, Sarah J., 4, Isabell, 4/12 and Martha Baker, aged 33. The adults are all born in Kentucky, while all the children were born in Missouri.

Martha had a brother, George, who I have as born c1820, which fits this George. I find no marriages in either Indiana or Missouri for Martha Baker to a George Baker. I don’t believe this Martha was married at any time before the 1850 census.

George Baker’s 1860 household doesn’t include Martha Baker and I haven’t found her elsewhere either. She might have died by then.

However, I don’t believe she ever married and I don’t believe she had children, so this line ends with her.

George Robinson (Robertson?) and Mary (McCollum) Baker’s children:

We have again a bit of a sticky wicket, as the 1850 census shows children: Boling, 13, Lafayette, 8, Sarah J., 4, William, 2. and Isabell, newborn at 0/12. George and Mary are only 30 and 26, so not old enough to be Boling’s parents and I don’t think they were the parents of Lafayette either since they didn’t marry until 15 December 1842. I think those were orphaned relatives they took in, along with Mary.

Census and gravestone records provide evidence of their own children, but this family had a lot of sadness and heartache.

  1. Infant, born c1844, no dates on stone, but this is the only place for a lost child, unless one died c1864, which is also possible.
  2. Sarah Jane, born c1846, Linn County, Missouri; died 1880-1900, Linn County, Missouri; married James Baker, 1 January 1862, Linn County, Missouri. James was born March 1842, Missouri; died 1 April 1926, probably Linn County, Missouri. James married (2) Almeda Peavler, c1895, probably Linn County, Missouri. She was born 1872; died 1962.
  3. William W., born 1848, Linn County, Missouri; died 18 August 1852, Linn County, Missouri
  4. Isabelle, born 4 February 1850, Linn County, Missouri; died 16 August 1851, Linn County, Missouri
  5. Esther, born 5 November 1853, Linn County, Missouri; died 20 April 1862, Linn County, Missouri
  6. Elizabeth, born c1854, Linn County, Missouri; married Commodore Perry White, 14 August 1871, Linn County, Missouri. They married in her father’s home. I don’t know how many Commodore Perry Whites there were running around at the time, but if this is the same man, then Elizabeth probably died giving birth to a first child as Commodore Perry White married Sarah J. Hains, 9 April 1873, Calhoun County, Illinois. This man was born c1854, Illinois and died in 1938 in Los Angeles County, California. He also likely married at least one other time, perhaps even two. An Elizabeth White, born 17 December 1853; died 11 June 1872 and wife of C.P. White is buried at the Stephen McCollum Cemetery in Linn County, Missouri.
  7. David, born c1856, Linn County, Missouri; died after the 1870 census, when he was at home with parents. No further record. There is a David Baker enumerated in 1880 in Clark County, Washington, where other Baker relatives migrated. The age is off a bit – born 1851, but born in Missouri with parents born in Indiana. The three children, Dora, Flora and Morris, were born in Washington. With a son named Morris, I suspect this might be the right man. The family isn’t found after 1880. Wife was “Carah,” born c1852, Missouri.
  8. Nancy, born 4 April 1858, Linn County, Missouri; died 19 August 1859, Linn County, Missouri.
  9. James M., born c1860, Linn County, Missouri; died after 1880, when he was at home. No further record.
  10. Lafayette, born c1862, Linn County, Missouri; died after 1880 when he was at home with parents. No further record. Not buried with parents in Linn County.
  11. Martha A., born c1865, Linn County, Missouri; died after 1880 when she was home with parents. No further record. Not buried with parents in Linn County.

Esther Baker and James Theodore (Jim Ted) Baker had these children:

The 1850 census includes children: Susan, born 1834, Missouri; James R., born 1838, Illinois and John, born 1840, Indiana. Given that Esther was born in 1820 and Jim Ted’s age is consistently two years younger than his wife, thus born 1822, they were just too young to be the parents of these children. Remember, Linn County was decimated by cholera in 1846 and 1848. Relatives took in many orphaned children.

  1. Louisa, born c1843, Linn County, Missouri; died 8 October 1887, Linn County, Missouri and is buried at Baker-Findley Cemetery, Linn County, Missouri; married Daniel McCollum, 12 March 1862, Linn County, Missouri. Daniel was born c1842, Missouri; died after 1900, when he still lived in Linn County, Missouri.
  2. Francis Marion, born c1846, Linn County, Missouri; died 26 March 1923, Linn County, Missouri;  married Mary Ann McCollum, 23 December 1865, Sullivan County, Missouri. Mary Ann was born 5 November 1843, Missouri; died 12 August 1910, Linn County, Missouri.
  3. Permelia Mary, born 19 March 1847, Linn County, Missouri; died 1 January 1879, Linn County, Missouri; married Samuel Washington Findley, 7 September 1865, Linn County, Missouri. Samuel was born 21 September 1843, Missouri; died 18 May 1919, Camden County, Missouri.
  4. Samirah, born 29 July 1849, Linn County, Missouri; died 2 December 1894, Linn County, Missouri; married David Hughes McCollum, 9 February 1869, Linn County, Missouri. David was born 26 May 1849, Missouri; died 26 March 1913, Linn County, Missouri.
  5. Jackson, born 17 September 1853, Linn County, Missouri; died 14 January 1876, Linn County, Missouri; unmarried.
  6. Lucinda, born 26 June 1855, Linn County, Missouri; died 21 December 1938, Linn County, Missouri; married (1) James Beck, between 1880-1887, when daughter Lulu was born. He abandoned her and the children.  (2) Hamilton Ward Yount, 20 February 1898, Linn County, Missouri. Hamilton was born 14 February 1845, Illinois; died 19 May 1936, Linn County, Missouri.
  7. Andrew Clint, born February 1860, Linn County, Missouri; died 22 January 1935, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon; married Winifred McCollum, 7 February 1894, Linn County, Missouri. She was born December 1876, Missouri; died 1910-1920, possibly in Washington.
  8. Rachel M., born 2 April 1862, Linn County, Missouri; died 18 March 1935, Linn County, Missouri; married Daniel Stufflebean, c1890, probably Linn County, Missouri. Daniel was born 13 December 1851, Linn County, Missouri; died 2 June 1934, Linn County, Missouri.

Last, but not least – yes, we have finally reached the last of the dozen children of George and Esther Baker – we have:

Robert Baker and Elizabeth Couch’s children:

  1. James Washington, born 13 February 1845, Ray County, Missouri; died 28 November 1923, Chariton County, Missouri; married Rachel Piatt, 12 October 1865, Sullivan County, Missouri. Rachel was born 1 May 1845, Illinois; died 30 August 1908, Chariton County, Missouri.
  2. George A., born c1847, Ray County, Missouri; died after 1860, when he was still at home with his parents. He is not the George Baker who married Mary Jane Peavler and Mary Ann Johnson, as Caroline Minor, mother of that George, is living with them in 1880. No further record of this George.
  3. Joseph Christopher, born 19 May 1850, Ray County, Missouri; died 12 February 1916, Linn County, Missouri; married Sarah Elizabeth Peavler, 1 September 1872, Linn County, Missouri. Sarah was born 7 January 1852/54, Kentucky; died 30 December 1933, Livingston County, Missouri.
  4. Margaret Esther, born 18 May 1852, Missouri; died 14 June 1925, Visalia, Tulare County, California; married Isaac Calvin Matney, 29 February 1872, Sullivan County, Missouri. Margaret is listed as divorced in 1880, Sullivan County, with two young Matney children while Isaac is enumerated as married, but living alone, in Wyandotte County, Kansas. In 1900, they are enumerated together in Wasco County, Oregon and listed as married for 28 years. Isaac was born January 1830, Virginia; died 18 February 1910, Wasco County, Oregon.
  5. Thomas Alvin, born 1 November 1854, Linn County, Missouri; died 26 February 1929, Adair County, Missouri; married Lucretia A. Coffman, 12 February 1880, Linn County, Missouri . Lucretia was born 9 September 1858, Linn County, Missouri; died 23 July 1938, Linn County, Missouri.
  6. Samuel Robinson, born 28 March 1857, Linn County, Missouri; died 2 December 1936, Linn County, Missouri; married Nancy Jane Pickerell, 7 September 1885, Sullivan County, Missouri. Nancy was born 31 July 1863, Sullivan County, Missouri; died 16 January 1926, Linn County, Missouri.
  7. Matilda E.,  born 19 August 1859, Linn County, Missouri; died 24 June 1930, Chariton County, Missouri; married Meredith Henry Arthur, 24 July 1876, Linn County, Missouri. Henry was born 27 March 1859, Indiana; died 24 June 1917, Chariton County, Missouri.
  8. Robert A., born 16 March 1861/62, Linn County, Missouri; died 13 October 1938, Linn County, Missouri; married Nancy J. Stufflebean, 9 April 1882, Linn County, Missouri. Nancy was born 9 November 1861, Linn County, Missouri; died 30 November 1918, Linn County, Missouri.
  9. Charles, born c1869, Linn County, Missouri; died after 1880, when he was at home with his parents. He has a cousin, Charles, son of Samuel and Elizabeth Baker, who was two years younger and died on 16 May 1915 in Linn County. No further record found for him.

I am exhausted, but we have finally reached the last of the known grandchildren of George W. and Esther (Robertson) Baker. If you are wondering how many known grandchildren there are – the total is 93!

If you are a descendant and can add documented information to what I have already compiled, please contact me. I haven’t seen this complete a listing of their grandkids anywhere else, but I would still love to clean up some of the question marks in these families.

Grandchildren of George Washington Baker & Esther Robertson, Part 2

Yesterday, we looked at the 38 grandchildren of George and Esther Baker through their first four children, Elizabeth, Samuel, Susannah and Jane.

Today, we’ll continue with grandchildren through John R., Caroline, Nancy and Andrew Jackson.

John R. and Susannah (Baker) Baker’s children:

This family presents several issues to correctly identify. First, John married in Morgan County, Indiana, moved to Linn County, Missouri by 1850, went on to Denton County, Texas in 1860 and landed in Johnson County, Kansas in 1870. By that time, most of this family had disappeared. John and Jane aren’t found after 1870, either. We also have more of the same-name-game issue, as with daughter Esther. To top it off, Susannah died by 1860 when John is married to Jane, born in Tennessee. He is still with Jane in 1870, but she is vastly younger, although still born in Tennessee so I’m not sure if her age is wrong or he had two wives, both named Jane and born in Tennessee. No marriage record has been found for John R. Baker to a Jane. It appears that the first Jane might have been married to a Smith since Mary Smith, aged 6, is in the 1860 household. Also, depending on the accuracy of Esther’s age in the 1850 census, there might be one more daughter born 1826-1830, based on the 1830 census of Morgan County, Indiana, who either died young or was married and out of the house by 1850.

The first nine children are definitely Susannah’s children. Robert may be Susannah’s last child because when Jane appears in 1860, Mary Smith, aged 6 is also there and there are no children younger than Mary in the home.

Melinda would be the daughter of his later wife, Jane.

The bottom line is if anyone can do a better job documenting this family, PLEASE contact me.

  1. Daughter, born 1826-1830; died after 1840
  2. Esther, born c1831, Morgan County, Indiana; she is not the Esther who married William Moore in Linn County, Missouri on 31 December 1859 because the 1860 census shows that Esther to only be 17 years old. The other two Esther Bakers in Linn County both married before 1850. No Esther Baker marriage has been found in Texas, where the family lived in 1860.
  3. George, born c1834, Morgan County, Indiana. There is a George W. Baker who married Susan Baker (yes, another Baker marriage) on 12 September 1852, Linn County, Missouri,  living in Clark County, Washington in 1870. Both Georges were born c1834 in Indiana so they might be the same man. The George in Washington died in 1928 and his gravestone has the following inscription: Cpl. Co., K 7 MO. Cav. Civ. War. Susan died in 1910 and is buried by him.
  4. Ailey, born c1837, Morgan County, Indiana; died after 1850 census; no further record found.
  5. Samuel, born c1839, Morgan County, Indiana; died after 1850; no further record of him after that time.
  6. Daniel Boone, born c1841, Linn County, Missouri. He is likely the Daniel Baker who married Nancy McCollum on 17 June 1863 in Linn County, Missouri. This family also appears in Clark County, Washington in 1870. Daniel might have migrated there with his brother, George. Daniel in Washington died on 24 September 1914 and is buried in Vancouver. Nancy was born July 1843, Missouri; died 10 October 1922, Clark County, Washington and is buried with Daniel.
  7. Henry Clay, born c1844, Linn County, Missouri; died after 1860, when the family lived in Denton County, Texas. No further record found.
  8. Oliver Hazard Perry, born c1846, Linn County, Missouri. There is an O.H. Baker living in Eagle County, Colorado, unmarried in 1910. He was born c1846 in Missouri with a father born in Indiana and could be this Oliver. If so, he appears to never have married and had no children. He isn’t living with family in 1910.
  9. Elijah, born 4 October 1847, Linn County, Missouri; died 8 September 1920, Jackson County, Missouri; married Martha Catherine Beagle, c1870, probably Jackson County, Missouri. Martha was born 20 December 1850, Jackson County, Missouri; died 26 October 1942, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri. Elijah is the only child for whom I’ve found a death certificate. His parents are named as John and Susan Baker.
  10. Robert, born c1857, Linn County, Missouri; died after 1870 when the family lived in Johnson County, Kansas. No further record.
  11. Melinda, born c1861, Missouri; died after 1870. No further record.

Caroline Baker and Balaam M. Baker’s children:

Balaam Baker died before October 1868 and Caroline married (2) William Minor, before 1870. No children lived with them in 1870.

In 1860, there are several children living with the family who I believe are orphaned Baker children of relatives – Phebe, Isaac, Benjamin and Sarah, not living with them in 1850.

  1. Daughter, born 1826-1830, probably Kentucky
  2. Son, born 1826-1830, probably Kentucky
  3. James, born c1831, Indiana; died before 24 September 1862, when his wife applied for a widow’s military pension; married Nancy Jane Thomas, 17 October 1850, Linn County, Missouri. Nancy was born 9 January 1836, Kentucky; died 5 January 1918, Jackson County, Missouri. She married (2) George Stufflebean, before 1870.
  4. Elizabeth, born 22 December 1833, Brown County, Indiana; died 4 March 1918, Linn County, Missouri, per her death certificate. She apparently married John Marshall, c1859, but no marriage record has been found. John was born c1837, Ohio; died after the 1910 census, but there is no death certificate for him.
  5. William, born c1838, Indiana; died after 1850. No further record.
  6. Nancy E., born c1840, Indiana; died after 1850. No further record.

Nancy Baker and David W. Nance’s Children:

  1. Caroline, born 21 January 1832, Morgan County, Indiana; died after 1880, possibly Antelope or Boone County, Nebraska; married Alfred Caswell, c1866. Alfred was born c1820, Illinois; died after 1900, possibly Antelope or Boone County, Nebraska.
  2. Esther, born September 1833, Indiana; died 10 November 1903, Sullivan County, Missouri; married James Allen Carmack, c1853. James was born c1824, Indiana; died 29 April 1896, Sullivan County, Missouri.
  3. Angeline, born c1838, Indiana; married John A. Head, 26 June 1856, Linn County, Missouri. John was born c1825, Tennessee; died 1880-1900, probably Linn County, Missouri.
  4. Jane, born c1845, Missouri; not at home with parents in Sullivan County, Missouri in 1860. No further record.
  5. Fredrick, born c1849, probably Sullivan County, Missouri; at home in 1860, but not found after that. An 18 year old Fredrick Nance enlisted in the Union Army in 1864. This may be him and he may have died during the war.

Andrew Jackson Baker and Ailey Baker’s children:

There are research issues with this family, too, as they can’t be found in 1850 and Andrew died before 1860. I think he might be the A.J. Baker in the 1850-ish probate records and he may have died in the cholera epidemic like so many others. Ailey appears to have died between 1860 and 1870.

I have no proof of what happened to these children, but online information (which, yes, might be accurate and might not) give the following details:

  1. Rachel, born 5 April 1837, Morgan County, Indiana; died 9 April 1877, Linn County, Missouri; married William Morris McCollum, 8 February 1855, Linn County, Missouri. He was born 25 July 1835, Kentucky; died 10 January 1914, Linn County, Missouri.
  2. George W., born April 1839, Morgan County, Indiana; died 25 May 1902, Douglas County, Missouri; married Leonora Elizabeth Hunt, 15 May 1863, Livingston County, Missouri. Leonora was born 28 March 1846; died June 1906, Adams County, Oregon.
  3. James, born c1841, Linn County, Missouri; died after 1860. His name is too common and I can’t connect him to any of the 1870 James Bakers. He reportedly married Jane McCollum in 1862 and died in 1914, but I can’t find proof of that.
  4. William, born 18 October 1844, Linn County, Missouri; died 9 April 1918, Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California; married Charlotte Carpenter, 10 January 1866, Sullivan County, Missouri. Charlotte was born 16 April 1849, Sullivan County, Missouri; died 22 September 1919, Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California.
  5. Morris Allen, born 2 September 1847, Linn County, Missouri; died 17 July 1942, Pendleton, Umatilla County, Oregon; married Havannah McCollum, 18 October 1868, Linn County, Missouri. Havannah was born 22 April 1852, Missouri; died 11 January 1926, Umatilla County, Oregon.

Here ends the grandchildren of George W. Baker and his wife, Esther born to their middle four children. So far, the tally is 65 known grandchildren.

Those born to their four youngest children will be posted tomorrow.

Grandchildren of George Washington Baker & Esther Robertson

There is a lot of information out there on the descendants of George and Esther, but what is in one place has not been updated since about 1980 and what has been updated is in bits and pieces all over the place.

This post has pulled it all together in one place so that more research can be done by family members in an organized fashion.

To recap, George W. and Esther Baker had at least twelve children. However, several of them can’t be found in marriage records or in 1850 or later, so the grandchildren are included only for those whose parents can be found. That leaves the future possibility of finding a few more.

Note: The Baker child and his/her spouse are in bold italics and they are listed in birth order of the Bakers.

Elizabeth Baker and Michael Stufflebean had ten children:

  1. George Stufflebean, born about 1820, Estill County, Kentucky; George married (1) Esther Baker, 1 November 1849, Linn County, Missouri and (2) Nancy Jane Baker on 2 June 1863, Linn County, Missouri. He died on 24 May 1896, Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas.
  2. John Stufflebean, born 30 June 1821, Estill County, Kentucky. John married (1) Gulielma Beals on 25 December 1845, Linn County, Missouri and (2) Matilda Jane Peavler, 9 June 1853 in Sullivan County, Missouri.  He died on 10 June 1864 in Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee during the Civil War. This is my husband’s direct line.
  3. Michael Stufflebean, born about 1823, Estill County, Kentucky; Michael married Margaret Murphy, on 15 March 1865, Linn County, Missouri. He died 20 April 1873 in Sullivan County, Missouri.
  4. Elizabeth Stufflebean, born about 1823 (I don’t know if she and Michael were twins or if their ages were off in census records), Estill County, Kentucky. Elizabeth married William T. Clark about 1839. She died in 1863 in Sullivan County, Missouri.
  5. Samuel Stufflebean, born 9 April 1825, Estill County, Kentucky. He married Maria Beals on 24 December 1844 in Linn County, Missouri. Samuel died on 12 October 1880 in North Salem, Linn County, Missouri.
  6. Hiram Stufflebean, born 2 July 1827, Estill County, Kentucky. Hiram married Susan Baker on 2 January 1849 in Linn County, MIssouri. He died on 24 February 1910 in Linn County, Missouri.
  7. Susan Stufflebean, born about 1830 in Morgan County, Indiana. Susan married Reuben McCollum on 4 December 1852 in Linn County, Missouri. She died after 1900, probably in Sullivan County, Missouri.
  8. James Stufflebean, born 11 February 1832, Morgan County, Indiana. James married America Pulliam on 16 March 1850 in Linn County, Missouri. He died 21 April 1915, in Linn County, Missouri.
  9. William Henry Stufflebean, born about 1836 in Morgan County, Indiana. He died 18 September 1858 in Linn County, Missouri; unmarried.
  10. Rachel Jane Stufflebean, born July 1844, probably in Linn County, Missouri. Rachel married (1) Isaac Peavler about 1861, probably in Sullivan County, Missouri and (2) Henry Smith on 8 January 1867 in Linn County, Missouri. She died on 19 February 1916, Linn County, Missouri.

Samuel Baker and Rachel Davidson had thirteen children:

  1. Mary Emily, born 24 November 1828, Morgan County, Indiana; died 26 October 1866, Cole County, Missouri; reportedly married Balaam Baker, probably in Missouri, but no record found. He also died in 1866 in Cole County, Missouri.
  2. Elizabeth, born 17 May 1832, Morgan County, Indiana; died 18 February 1908, Montgomery County, Iowa; married Isaac Newton Poston. c1851. They likely married in Page County, Iowa, where marriage records don’t begin until 1866. He was born c1824, Tennessee; died 27 June 1907, Montgomery County, Iowa.
  3. Andrew Jackson, born c1833, Indiana; died 1912, Seattle, King County, Washington; married (1) Joanna Means, 4 February 1858, Montgomery County, Iowa. Joanna was born c1838, Missouri; died 4 October 1873, Montgomery County, Iowa. (2) Margaretta Wells Boatman.
  4. James Davidson, born 7 November 1835, Morgan County, Indiana; died 1 September 1894, Montgomery County, Iowa; married Rachel Russell, 22 June 1865, Montgomery County, Iowa. Rachel was born 26 August 1844, Ohio; died 21 February 1925, Montgomery County, Iowa. She married (2) George Hunter, who died in 1907.
  5. Susan Caroline, born 16 December 1836, Indiana; died 7 May 1873, Montgomery County, Iowa; married John Gourley, 25 November 1858, Montgomery County, Iowa. John was born 30 April 1831, Pennsylvania; died 13 April 1913, Natrona County, Wyoming.
  6. Martha Jane, born 1 December 1839, Morgan County, Indiana; died 23 February 1927, Anacortes, Skagit County, Washington; married Samuel Caldwell Dunn, 28 October 1858, Montgomery County, Iowa. Samuel was born 23 June 1822, Ohio; died 6 March 1905, Montgomery County, Iowa.
  7. Missouri, born 17 December 1841, Pulaski County, Missouri; died 18 September 1913, St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri; married Charles H. Thayer, 13 November 1862, Montgomery County, Iowa. Charles was born 1832, Ohio; died 1900, Missouri.
  8. Daniel W., born c1842, Pulaski County, Missouri; died between 1860 and his father’s will in 1875, as he is not mentioned. He apparently did not marry and did not have children.
  9. Rachel, born 2 May 1844, Pulaski County, Missouri; died 13 May 1872, Montgomery County, Iowa; married William F. Thayer, 22 June 1865, Montgomery County, Iowa. William was born 1835, Ohio; died 18 April 1890, Holt County, Missouri.
  10. Margaret Esther, born 3 May 1847, Pulaski County, Missouri; died 26 November 1926, Phillips County, Kansas; married John Henry Russell, 3 September 1866, Montgomery County, Iowa. John was born 4 March 1847, Ohio; died 2 April 1891, Phillips County, Kansas.
  11. Samuel William, born August 1850, Pulaski County, Missouri (3 months old in the November 1850 census); died 1 August 1931, Lancaster County, Nebraska; married Mary Elizabeth Mitchell, c1868, probably in Page County, Iowa. Mary was born 18 December 1850, Indiana; died 2 July 1936, Lancaster County, Nebraska.
  12. Sarah Emily Catherine, born 31 July 1853, Montgomery County, Iowa; died 22 August 1910, Pomona, Los Angeles County, California, but buried at Seattle, Kings County, Washington; married William L. Stanley, 7 December 1869, Montgomery County, Iowa. William was born c1839, Ireland; died in Pomona, Los Angeles, California before 10 February 1918, when his obituary was published in Seattle, but buried at Seattle, Kings County, Washington.
  13. Laura Rachel, born 23 January 1856, Montgomery County, Iowa; died 31 January 1923, Dundy County, Nebraska; married (1) Francis William Acton, 4 February 1872, Montgomery County, Iowa. They apparently divorced before 1879, but had two sons, Charles Albert Acton, born c1872 and Samuel, born c1875. They lived in Adams County, Iowa in 1880, where Laura is listed as widowed and she was working as a servant. (2) John Gourley, widower of her sister, Susan Caroline, on 23 December 1886, Adams County, Iowa. John was born 30 April 1831, Pennsylvania; died 13 April 1913, Natrona County, Wyoming.

Susannah Baker and William McCollum had four children:

  1. Rachel McCollum, born c1827, Kentucky; died September 1869 during a typhoid epidemic, Owsley County, Kentucky; married Elisha Thomas, 4 May 1844, Platte County, Missouri. Elisha was born c1816, Kentucky; died 1884, Owsley County, Kentucky.
  2. David McCollum, born 28 October 1829, Morgan County, Indiana; died 10 July 1886, Colusa County, California; married Sarah Jane Baker, 15 December 1850, Linn County, Missouri. She was born c1835, Morgan County, Indiana; died 28 April 1899, Sacramento, Sacramento County, California.
  3. Martha McCollum, born 7 January 1832, Morgan County, Indiana; died 3 January 1888, Brush Prairie, Clark County, Washington; married William Baker, 5 September 1847, Linn County, Missouri. William was born c1827, Morgan County, Indiana; died after 1910, probably Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon.
  4. Elizabeth, born c1833, Morgan County, Indiana; died 1879, Clark County, Washington; married Rufus T. Carpenter, 27 April 1848, Linn County, Missouri. Rufus was born c1828, Missouri; died December 1869, Sullivan County, Missouri.

Jane Baker and William Baker had at least nine children, born by 1840, and apparently eleven by the time they died, but I don’t know who any of them are (by proof) and I have no idea whose child William Baker was.

  1. Son, born 1826-1830
  2. Son, born 1826-1830
  3. Daughter, born 1826-1830
  4. Daughter, born 1831-1835
  5. Daughter, born 1831-1835
  6. Daughter, born 1831-1835
  7. Son, born 1836-1840
  8. Son, born 1836-1840
  9. Son, born 1836-1840

The family lived in Linn County, Missouri in 1840 and both parents likely died of cholera in 1846.

However, online posted by others, I have found:

  1. Samuel, born c1827, Clay County, Kentucky; died 24 October 1897, Sullivan County, Missouri; married (1) Charlotte Lemon, 10 April 1852, Linn County, Missouri. Charlotte was born 1 August 1833, Indiana; died  22 April 1863, Sullivan County, Missouri. (2) Elizabeth Morris, 11 February 1864, Sullivan County, Missouri. Elizabeth was born June 1836, Iowa; died 4 March 1904, Sullivan County, Missouri.
  2. Male – no further information
  3. Rachel Elizabeth, born 30 March 1830, Indiana; died 15 April 1858, Linn County, Missouri; married Henderson Caney McCollum, 31 December 1847, Linn County, Missouri. She died in childbirth and the baby, Isaac Z., also died. Henderson was born 20 February 1830, Clay County, Kentucky; died 27 October 1897, Linn County, Missouri.
  4. Esther, born 14 February 1832, Morgan County, Indiana; died 8 June 1903, Linn County, Missouri; married Morris Baker, 7 November 1847, Linn County, Missouri. Morris was born c1827, Indiana; died 13 October 1911, Oklahoma, but buried in Linn County, Missouri.
  5. Nancy, born c1830, Morgan County, Indiana; died c1865; married James A. Baker, 25 October 1849, Linn County, Missouri. James was born c1831, Indiana; died 26 January 1919, Canadian County, Oklahoma. James married (2) Catherine Bull, 11 June 1865, Linn County, Missouri. Catherine was the widow of Nancy’s brother, Bolin Baker.  (3) Rebecca Abercrombie, 29 March 1876, Sullivan County, Missouri.
  6. Susannah, born c1835, Chariton County, Missouri; died 28 May 1910, Clark County, Washington; married George W. Baker, 12 September 1852, Linn County, Missouri. George was born c1834, Morgan County, Indiana; died 7 September 1928, Clark County, Washington.
  7. Bolin B., born 1 February 1837, Chariton County, Missouri; died 24 December 1861, Linn County, Missouri; married Catharine Bull, 25 June 1856, Linn County, Missouri. Catharine was born c1838, Probably Clay County, Kentucky; died 1870-1880, Linn County, Missouri. She married (2) James A. Baker, 11 June 1865, Linn County, Missouri.
  8. James Robertson (Robinson), born c1839, Chariton County, Missouri; died 11 May 1925, Sullivan County, Missouri; married Mary Catherine Guffey, 8 July 1866, Linn County, Missouri. Mary was born c1843; died 1931, Sullivan County, Missouri.
  9. John, born c1840, Missouri; died after 1850, when he and his younger siblings were living with a Baker aunt and uncle in Linn County, Missouri.
  10. Lafayette, born c1842, Missouri; died 20 August 1893, Clark County, Washington; married Elsie McCollum, 10 May 1864, Linn County, Missouri. She was born 25 June 1846, Missouri; died 9 October 1927, Clark County, Washington.
  11. William Jasper, born 5 September 1843, Linn County, Missouri; died after 1900 when the family lived in Clay County, Arkansas; married Margaret Bull, 2 April 1863, Linn County, Missouri. Margaret was born in February 1844, Kentucky; died after 1900.

The Bakers were a prolific clan. I’ve only covered children of George and Esther’s four eldest children and I’ve already found 38 grandchildren. We will take a look at the next four children in tomorrow’s post.