Thomas BAKER of Rhode Island

Thomas Baker

of Rhode Island

<
1.
Thomas Baker (WilliamA)b. 1638 County of Essex, England d. 1710 Kingston, RI

m. Sarah ?? b. 1641. Thomas immigrated to Dedham, MA, then to Newport RI and finally to Kingston, RI. By trade he was a tailor and ordained as a Baptist minister in 1655. In 1656, Thomas, with others left the First Baptist Church and formed a congregation known as the Second Baptist Church, of which he was pastor. [Reasons for the separation were stated that "Said persons conceived a prejudice against psalmody and against the restraints that the liberty of prophesying was laid under, and also against the doctrine of particular redemption, and against the rite of laying on of hands as a matter of indifference"]

children of Thomas and Sarah Baker

2. Benjamin Baker b. 1676 Newport, RI, d. 1726, m. Mary Havens
3. Thomas Baker b. 1678 Newport, RI, d. 1743, m. Mary ??
4. James Baker b. cir. 1682, m. Penelop Westcott
5. Comfort Baker b. cir. 1684 RI, m. Elizabeth Haxton
6. Mary Baker b. cir. 1686 North Kingston, RI, m. Joseph Weaver

2. Benjamin Baker (Thomas1,WilliamA)b. 1676 Newport, RI, d. 1726.

m. 1. Mary Havens 1705, 2. Mary Hall b. Apr 3, 1678 d. Nov 14 1711, daughter of William Hall b. 1648 d. 1698 Portsmouth, RI [son of Wiliam and Mary Hall] William m. Jan 26, 1671 Alice Tripp, daughter of John Tripp and Mary Paine. Benjamin and twelve others bought 1824 acres of vacant land in Narragansett in 1709. On 13 Dec 1726, administration of Benjamins estate was granted to his brother Thomas. It notes two sons and two daughters (Some records indicate Benjamin had two children.)

children of Benjamin and Mary (?) Baker

i. Mary (Mercy) Baker b. cir. 1706 m. 1 Samuel Fones, Jr. 2 Stephen Wilbore
ii. Dinah Baker b. 1708 m. David Vaughn
iii. John Baker b. 25 Jan 1717 m. Lillis Bowen
iv. Benjamin Baker b. 1719 m. Mary Sherman

3. Thomas Baker (2nd) (Thomas1,WilliamA)b. 1678 Newport, RI, d. 1743

m. Mary ?? d. bef. 1743. Thomas, with five others bought 792 acres of vacant land in Narragansett. His will of Feb 20, 1743 mentions all his children except Joshua, Joseph and Ruth.

children of Thomas and Mary Baker

i. Thomas Baker (3) b. 7 Jan 1697 m. Apploonia ??
ii.
John Baker b. 20 Sep 1699 d, 1737 m. Susanna Reynolds
iii.
Jeremiah Baker b. 26 Jul 1701 m. Deborah Reynolds
iv.
Abner Baker b. 6 Mar 1702
v.
Sarah Baker b. 15 Dec 1703 m. Peter West
vi.
Josiah Baker b. 11 Oct 1704 m. 1 Experience ?? 2 Charity Eddy
vii.
Joshua Baker b. 11 Feb 1709 m.
viii.
Joseph Baker b. 20 Apr 1711 m. Isabel Sherman
ix.
Elizabeth Baker b. 29 Jan 1713 m. Mr. Greene
x.
Ann Baker b. 15 Oct 1715 d. aft 1743 m. 1 Daniel Austin 2 Stephen Swett
xi.
Phillip Baker b. 11 Nov 1717
xii.
Ruth Baker b. 12 July 1719
xiii.
Ichabod Baker b. 1 Mar 1721

4. James Baker (Thomas1,WilliamA) b. cir 1682

m. Penelope Wescott b. cir. 1684 Warwick, RI d. 1709 North Kingston, RI daughter of Amos Wescott and Debra Stafford.

children of James and Penelope Baker

i. Alice Baker
ii.
Daniel Baker
iii.
Abel Baker
iv.
George Baker

5. Comfort Baker (Thomas1,WilliamA) b. cir 1684 Rhode Island

v. Alice Baker
m. Elizabeth Haxton 6 Mar 1715 by Justice Samuel Fones.

children of Comfort and Elizabeth Baker

i. Mary Baker b. 1716
ii.
Benjamin Baker
iii.
Lodowick Baker
iv.
son (?)

6. Mary Baker (Thomas1, WilliamA)b. cir 1686 North Kingston, RI

m. Joseph Weaver b. cir 1686 East Greenwich

children of Joseph and Mary Weaver

i. Elizabeth Weaver
ii.
Joseph Weaver
iii.
Mary Weaver
iv.
Katherine Weaver
v.
Benjamin Andras Weaver
vi.
William Weaver
vii.
Judith Weaver
viii.
John Weaver

3 - 2. John Baker (Thomas2, Thomas1, WilliamA)b. 20 Sep 1699 Exeter, RI., d. 1757

m Susanna Reynolds b. 21 Dec 1703, Exeter, RI, daughter of Joseph Reynolds and Susanna Babcock. In the list of Rhode Island Freeman, John is listed in 1747 at Exeter, RI. The probate records for Exeter (Book 2, P18) a will dated 2 Sep 1757 for John Baker of Exeter mentions his wife Susanna, daughters Deborah, Mary, Sarah, Elizabeth Willcox, and Susanna Sunderland, sons Elisah and Samuel. Son Samuel and Wife Susanna are named as execitors.

children of John and Susanna Baker

i. Samuel S. Baker m Abigail
ii.
Elizabeth Baker m. 1737 William Willcox
iii.
Elisha Baker m. 6 Feb 1752 Sarah Harrington
iv.
Susanna Baker m. 7 Feb 1752 Joseph Sunderland
v.
Deborah Baker
vi.
Mary Baker b. cir 1733 m. 3 Jun 1759 Giles Brownell
vii.
Sarah Baker b. cir 1752 (?) m. 10 Oct 1771 William Harrington

3 -2 -1. Samuel S. Baker (Thomas2, Thomas1, WilliamA)d. Halifax, Windham, VT

m. Abigail ?? Samuel was listed as a Freeman in 1748 at Exeter, RI. On Mar 29, 1784, Samuel shows up in Vermont with his sons John, Peleg, and Amos. Executor of his fathers will dated 2 Sep 1757, he also received a legacy from his mothers will (Susanna Stanton, which indicates she remarried,) dated 23 Apr 1773.

children of Samuel and Abigail Baker

i. Benjamin Baker b. 21 Jan 1750, Exeter, RI d. probably 1798, Washington Co.
ii.
Amos Baker b. 2 Feb 1750 Exeter, RI
iii.
Thomas Baker b. 29 Oct 1751 Exeter, RI d. 14 Jan 1840 m. Mary Carswell
iv.
Ruth Baker b. 24 Feb 1753
v.
Mary Baker b. 24 Nov 1756 S. Kingston, RI
vi.
John Baker b. 16 Jul 1759 S. Kingston, RI d. 23 Sep 1842 m. Sarah Jenkins
vii.
Peleg Baker b. 23 May 1761 S. Kingston, RI d. 19 Oct 1842 Chestertown, NY, m. Sally ??
viii.
Mehitable Baker b. 10 Mar 1764
ix.
Susan Baker
x.
Betsey Baker
xi.
George Baker
xii.
Samuel S. Baker

3 - 2 - 1- 2. Amos Baker (Samuel3, Thomas2, Thomas1, WilliamA) b. 2 Feb 1750 Exeter, RI

children of Amos Baker

i. Jeptha Baker
ii.
Thomas Baker

3 - 2 - 1 - 2 - 1. Jeptha Baker (Amos4, Samuel3, Thomas2, Thomas1, WilliamA)b. 1795 d. 7 Jan 1865 from Diptheria at Horicon, NY

m. abt 1827 Mabel Wells, b.. 1793. They resided in Horican, Warren Co, NY

children of Jeptha and Mabel Baker

i. Layton Baker b. abt 1822 d. 10 Oct 1871
ii.
Eson Baker b. abt 1824 m. Armina Coleman
iii.
Benjamin L. Baker b. abt 1827 d. 12 May 1902 m. Sally Coon
iv.
Thomas D. Baker b. Oct 1832 d. 5 Aug 1909 m. Sarah Ross
v.
Amos Baker b. 27 Dec 1829 d. 13 Sep 1906 m. 1 Marsha Coon 2 Matilda Allen Coville
vi.
Abigail Baker b. abt 1834 d. 14 Jun 1882 m. Josephus Coon
vii.
Lucinda Baker b. abt 1835
vii.
Irving Baker

3 - 2 -1 -2 -1 - 5 Amos Baker b. 27 (17?) Dec 1829 d. 13 Sep 1906

m.1 Marcia (Marsha) Coon b. 1831 d. 15 Apr 1870 [1st cousins] m.2 Matilda Allen Coville . Resided Horicon, Warren Co, NY, buried Riverside Cemetery, Horicon, NY. Honorably served in Co. C. 142 Regt. NYSV.

children of Amos and Marcia Baker

i Roxanne M. Baker b. 4 Apr 1848 d. 7 Feb 1921 m. Lorenzo Tripp
ii
William H. Baker b. abt 1849 m. Eunice ??
iii
Sarah E. Baker b. abt 1852
iv
Peter E. Baker b. abt 1853 M. Flora ??
v
Elizabeth E. Baker b, abt 1855 m. a Mr. Sherman
vi
Charlotte Baker b. 5 Mar 1857 d. 3 Jan 1939 m. Benjamin Hill
vii
Sylvia Viola Baker b. May 1859 d. Jul 1912 m. Mallory Baker [2nd or 3rd cousins]
viii
Melissa Baker b. abt 1863 d. 1924 m. George W. Smith
ix
Benjamin Baker b. 1864 d. 1 Jan 1882

3 - 2 - 1 -2 - 1 - 5 - 7 Sylvia Viola Baker b. May 1859 d. Jul 1912

m. Mallory Baker b. cir Jan 1861 [second or third cousins]According to the 1900 Census, Mallory was a day laborer, and Sylvia was a mother of 8 with all 8 still living.

children of Mallory and Sylvia Baker

i Charles Baker b. Dec 1878 [Previous marriage?]
ii
Maude Baker b. Dec 1885
iii
Leland Baker b. Jull 1889
iv
Cordelia Baker b. May 1891 m. Charles French
v
Bernice Baker b. Aug 1893
vi
Edith M. Baker b. Aug 1895
vii
Ray Ralph Baker b. May 1897
viii
Mildred Baker b. Sep 1899


My deepest appreciation to Jean Baker, Loretta Bates, Todd Easton, Tom Dunn and John Komar for providing the majority of this information. Without their efforts, this web page would not be possible.


The following references were provided by Todd Easton and John Komar. [via Jean Baker and Loretta Bates] Refrence sources: Vital Records Exeter, RI; Rhode Island Freeman 1747 - 1755; Rhode Island Marriages; Early Settlers of NY; Revolutionary Pension Records; Visited gravesites in Sandy Creek, NY and Welch Hollow, NY, (John Komar); DAR Records; Bicentenial write up in the Sandy Creek Newspaper; Reynolds Family records by J. Montgomery Seaver; Descendants of Colonial Clergy; Beekman Patent; Genealogy of Simon Baker; 1790, 1800, 1810, 1820, 1850 Census; Arnold Family Genealogy; Vermont Records.

This page has been visited times !

vISUALpAGEGeocitiesMember since 1998Back to Start

Copyright © 1998 t.french

1