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Alpheus Baker

Male 1795 - 1888  (92 years)


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  • Name Alpheus Baker  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Born 14 Apr 1795  Cornwall, Addison, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 8
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1820  St Albans, Licking, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence 1830  Barlow, Washington, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Residence 1 Aug 1837  , Noble, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence 1 Jun 1840  Allen, Noble, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence 1850  Allen, Noble, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence 1860  Allen, Noble, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Residence 1870  Wayne, Noble, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 1880  Allen, Noble, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 11 Jan 1888  Allen, Noble, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Date of death on findagrave.com differs from other sources.
    Buried 20 Jan 1888  Lisbon Cemetery Kendallville, Noble, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Person ID I2136  Master
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2014 

    Father Timothy Baker,   b. 28 Oct 1749, Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1816, Cornwall, Addison, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Prudence Brooks,   b. 1 Jun 1750, Lincoln, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1816, , Knox, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 1770 
    Family ID F746  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Adelia Burgess,   b. 1800, , , , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1829, , Licking, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years) 
    Married 19 Apr 1820  Cornwall, Addison, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Lucy Baker,   b. 21 Jun 1821, , Licking, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1909, Lansing, Mower, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    +2. Louisa Baker,   b. Abt 1826, Elkrun, Columbiana, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 1914  (Age ~ 88 years)
    +3. Alpheus Baker,   b. 1829, , Licking, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jul 1891, Danby, Ionia, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
    Family ID F4143  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mercy Hopkins,   b. 13 Jan 1803, Pittsford, Rutland, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1895, Allen, Noble, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 16 Feb 1830  , Knox, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Children 
    +1. Luman Baker,   b. 13 Nov 1831, , , Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jul 1862, Avilla, Noble, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
    +2. Timothy Baker,   b. 3 Mar 1834, Mount Vernon, Knox, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1906, Burlington, Coffey, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     3. Caleb Baker,   b. 12 Jun 1836, , , Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 12 Mar 1905  (Age 68 years)
     4. Mary Baker,   b. 2 Nov 1838, , , Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. William Baker,   b. 1841, , , Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1893, , Noble, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
    +6. Francis Baker,   b. 1843, , Noble, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1913, Kendallville, Noble, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     7. Martha F Baker,   b. 16 Oct 1846, , , Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1886  (Age 39 years)
    Family ID F1380  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Apr 1795 - Cornwall, Addison, Vermont, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1820 - St Albans, Licking, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 19 Apr 1820 - Cornwall, Addison, Vermont, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1830 - Barlow, Washington, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 16 Feb 1830 - , Knox, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1 Aug 1837 - , Noble, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1 Jun 1840 - Allen, Noble, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1850 - Allen, Noble, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1860 - Allen, Noble, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1870 - Wayne, Noble, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1880 - Allen, Noble, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Jan 1888 - Allen, Noble, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 20 Jan 1888 - Lisbon Cemetery Kendallville, Noble, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Alpheus Baker Land Patent 1837, Noble county, Indiana
    Alpheus Baker Land Patent 1837, Noble county, Indiana
    Alpheus Baker
    Alpheus Baker
    War of 1812 Rejected Pension 2
    Alpheus Baker
    Alpheus Baker
    War of 1812 Rejected Pension 1

    Headstones
    Alpheus and Mercy Baker
    Alpheus and Mercy Baker

    Albums
    Alpheus Baker War of 1812 Rejected Pension
    Alpheus Baker War of 1812 Rejected Pension (2)
    History of the Town of Cornwall, Vermont:
    * pg. 343-345: In September 1814 a British force 14000 strong invaded Plattsburg, New York. Alpheus joined a company from Brandon commanded by Captain Michael/Micha Brown, which marched to Plattsburg in response. They witnessed a naval battle on Lake Champlain, which the British lost. They then encountered a British land regiment, which fired a volley, then retreated. The Americans had only 2 casualties.

    His 1879 request for pension was rejected because it was determined that his unit saw no combat.

  • Notes 
    • History of the Town of Cornwall, Vermont, in a list of families settled there before 1800:
      BAKER, TIMOTHY (as head of family)[spouses of children listed if known]
      Fanny married J. Douglass
      Phebe
      Clarissa
      Oliver
      Rhoda
      Rebecca
      Lucy
      Alpheus*
      Irene (Cerena on most charts)
      Nancy
      William
      Luman

      * pg. 343-345: In September 1814 a British force 14000 strong invaded Plattsburg, New York. Alpheus joined a company from Brandon commanded by Captain Michael/Micha Brown, which marched to Plattsburg in response. They witnessed a naval battle on Lake Champlain, which the British lost. They then encountered a British land regiment, which fired a volley, then retreated. The Americans had only 2 casualties.

      After Timothy Baker's death in 1816, the home property was sold and Timothy's wife Prudence accompanied several of her children to Ohio. Since those who served in the War of 1812 would have received Bounty Land Grants, it is reasonable to believe this was the motive for relocating to Ohio as that area had been opened up for settlement as Bounty Lands.
    • Obituary:
      Baker, Alpheus - was born in Cornwall, Addison County, Vermont, April 14, 1795, where he passed his early life. On Aug. 19, 1820 he married Adelia Burgess, with whom he lived 9 years, when death carried her away, leaving him a widower with 4 small children, 2 sons and 2 daughters, all of whom survive him. On Feb. 7, 1830 he married Mrs. Mercy Mott, a widow with 3 children, who provided a faithful companion for the remainder of his life, a period of 58 years had he lived until the 7th of next month. On the anniversary of her 85th birthday, the wife saw the remains of her husband borne to their final resting place. After his second marriage, being then a resident of Ohio, with a family of 10 children and limited means, like many of the early pioneers, he settled in Noble County Aug. 16, 1836 in a little cabin where the village of Lisbon is now situated, but later moving on his own land half a mile west of Lisbon. At that time this part of Indiana was almost an unbroken wilderness and all the difficulties and perils of a settlement in a new country stared from every side. Dense woods surrounded the place marked out for a home, and Indians were almost the only inhabitant. On the day after arriving in this country he lost his team - almost his all - they having strayed away and supposed to have been taken by the blacklegs that then infested the counties of Noble and LaGrange. He participated in the War of 1812 in that decisive action at Plattsburgh on Lake Champlain. In our late war he was represented by 5 sons in loyal blue responding to our Union call. In 1837 he united with the Methodist Church, a feeble society in Lisbon, and upon the organization of that society in Kendallville he became a member. Nurtured and cared for by and at the residence of his youngest son, Frank, he died Jan. 11. Funeral was at the residence the 13th. Burial, Lisbon Cemetery. - Noble Co., Indiana Obituary on Jan. 20, 1888
    • A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans
      By William Elsey Connelley
      Published by Lewis, 1918
      Item notes: v.4
      Original from Harvard University
      pp 1837-1838
      PROF. NATHANIEL A. BAKER. In each line of endeavor, in each of the learned professions, the personality of the man of force of character is revealed. With increasing experience and added years ? the forceful individual attains a broader grasp upon his subject, and with recurrence of problems and perplexities he is able to handle them in a manner which affords greater satisfaction. Such perfection is not attained in a single day nor in a single year, but the man of parts soon finds his place and forces his way to his cherished goal. In the field of education, Prof. Nathaniel A. Baker has attained merited prominence through ability, scholarship, hard and conscientious work and grasping of opportunities, and from the rank of a humble country schoolmaster has elevated himself to the position of city superintendent of schools of the flourishing and prosperous city of Cherryvale. Professor Baker was born on a farm in Coffey County, Kansas, January 30, 1869, and is a son of Tim and Addie W. (Woodward) Baker, and a member of a family that emigrated from England to the New England colony before the outbreak of the American Revolution. His grandfather, Alpheus Baker, was born in Vermont, in 1794, fought as a soldier in the War of 1812, and subsequently migrated as a pioneer to Noble County, Indiana, and there passed the remainder of his life in farming, his death occurring in 1888. He was first a whig and later a republican in politics, and while not prominent in public life was considered one of the strong and influential men of his community. He was twice married, his second wife being the grandmother of Professor Baker. The only one of the grandfather 's children now living is one by his second marriage, Mary, who is married and lives in Michigan. Tim Baker was born in Ohio, in 1833, and was a boy when his parents removed to Noble County, Indiana. He was reared in a new country, on a wilderness farm, and his boyhood was filled with much hard work, but he grew to manhood a strong and self-reliant product of the frontier. When he was twenty-eight years of age, the Civil war came on and he left his family and enlisted, in 1861, in the Thirtieth Begiment, Indiana Volunteer Infantry, with which he f»ught in various engagements until the battle of Shiloh, in which he was wounded in the ankle. After his recovery he was given a furlough, and on his return to the front was made a captain of the Twelfth Indiana Cavalry, with which he served gallantly until the close of the war, in 1865. He also sustained another wound, in a brush with bushwhackers, in Kentucky. With his military service completed, Captain Baker returned to Noble County, Indiana, and resumed the study of law, which had been interrupted by war's demands. He was soon admitted to the bar, but did not long engage in practice, as in 1868 he answered the call of the West and came to Coffey County, Kansas, settling on a homestead of 160 acres, which he had pre-empted in -1858. There he passed the remainder of his active life, although his last few years were spent at Burlington, where he died in 1906. Captain Baker was a republican and one of the strong and influential men of his locality, serving as representative in Indiana from Noble County, at the time of Governor Morton's administration. He was a member of the Masonic fraternity, and wherever known was highly respected and esteemed. He married Addie W. Woodward, who was born in 1837, in New York, and now a resident of Kansas City, Missouri, and they became the parents of the following children: Louman E., formerly a farmer and later a machinist, and now a resident of Lamed, Kansas; Jessie W., residing with her mother, widow of W. E. King, who was bookkeeper and auditor for the Metropolitan Street Railway Company, of Kansas City, Missouri; Nathaniel A., of this review; Harold, of Toronto, Kansas, formerly a hardware merchant; Stanley, a locomotive engineer of Champaign, Illinois; and Ernpst, a veterinary surgeon of Bucklin, Kansas. When he began to teach in the district schools of Coffey County, Kansas, at the age of seventeen years, Nathaniel A. Baker was himself possessed of only a district school education, but after two years in the schoolroom as master he went to the Northern Indiana Normal School at Valparaiso, where he furthered his training by one year's work. He then returned to Coffey County and taught for two additional terms, spent three years at Welda and seven years at Kincaid, both in Anderson County, Kansas, and finally spent four years as principal of the schools of Cedervale, Chautauqua County, During all this time he had been adding to his own equipment by constant and faithful study, and in 1908 came to Cherryvale to accept the position of principal of the high school. Two years later his abilities were satisfactorily recognized by his appointment to the office of superintendent of city schools, a capacity in which he has acted for six years. -In this time he has materially improved the public school system of Cherryvale, so that it now compares favorably with those of cities of its size any where in the country. He has under his supervision thirty-one teachers and 1,100 scholars, and has succeeded in instituting a feeling of co-operation that makes educational work run like a well oiled machine and is capable of great results. Professor Baker is a valued member of the Montgomery County Teachers Association and the Kansas State Teachers Association. He is a republican and a Presbyterian, and is well known in Oddfellowship, being past noble grand of Cherryvale Camp No. 142, and a member of the Encampment at Cedarvale. His interest in the welfare of his adopted city has caused him to take an active part in civic affairs, and at present he is acting in the capacity of president of the Commercial Club, a position in which he has been able to promulgate and carry through some civic enterprises of considerable importance. In 1893, Professor Baker was married at Westphalia, Anderson County, Kansas, to Miss Frankie Hooton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. Or. Hooton. The mother of Mrs. Baker is now deceased, but the father still survives and is engaged in the draying business at Westphalia. Professor and Mrs. Baker are the parents of three children: Quin, born October 18, 1894, a graduate of Cherryvale High School, class of 1913, and now a junior in Kansas University; Glen, born May 24, 1896, a graduate of Cherryvale High School, class of 1913, and now a freshman in Kansas State University; and Miss Helen, born February 22, 1902, who is attending the Cherryvale High School. The. pleasant family home is located at No. 817 East Main Street.

      Laws of the state of Indiana, passed at the ... session of the General Assembly. by Indiana. General Assembly.

      Type: Journal, magazine : State or province government publication; English Publisher: Indianapolis : J.P. Chapman, 1853-1982.

      CHAPTER CLXXV1II.
      Aa met to incorporate the Albion and Lisbon Turnpike Company. [APPROVED FEBRUARY 12, 1851.]
      SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana, That Asa Brown, Leonard Myers, Jerome Sweet, William M. Clapp, and Alpheus Baker, of the county of Noble, and their successors in office duly elected as hereinafter directed, are hereby constituted and appointed a body politic and corporate, and by the name and style of the Albion and Lisbon Turnpike Company, shall be able and capable in law and equity to sue and be sued, plead and be plead unto in any and all courts of justice whatever, to make and use a common seal, and the same to alter, change, or renew at pleasure, and shall be able and capable in law to make contracts and enforce the same, and to make and enforce the necessary by-laws, rules and regulations to enable them to carry into effect the provisions of this act and the objects contemplated by the same, not inconsistent with the laws and constitution of this State.

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      Name: Alpheus BakerBirth Date: abt 1795Birth Place: VermontResidence Date: 1850Residence Place: Allen, Noble, Indiana
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      Name: Alpheus BakerBirth Date: abt 1795Birth Place: VermontResidence Date: 1870Residence Place: Wayne, Noble, Indiana
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      Name: Alpheas BakerResidence Date: 1 June 1840Residence Place: Allen, Noble, Indiana, USA
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      Name: Alpheus Baker
      Birth Date: abt 1795
      Birth Place: Vermont
      Residence Date: 1860
      Residence Place: Allen, Noble, Indiana
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      Birth: Apr. 14, 1795
      Cornwall, Addison County, Vermont, USA
      Death: Aug. 19, 1888
      Lisbon, Noble County, Indiana, USA
      1st married Adelia Burgess he later married Mercy Hopkins Mott.
      Burial: Lisbon Cemetery, Kendallville, Noble County, Indiana, USA
      Find A Grave Memorial# 42041036
      http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=BA&GSfn=a&GSpartial=1&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSst=17&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GSsr=1041&GRid=42041036&df=all&

    10. [S306] Ohio, County Marriages, 1790-1950, FamilySearch, (FamilySearch ([http://familysearch.org http://familysearch.org]/)) (Reliability: 2).
      name: Alpheus Baker
      event: Marriage
      event date: 16 Feb 1830
      event place: , Knox, Ohio
      spouse: Mercy Mott
      digital folder number: 4283022