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Caleb Baker

Male - 1754


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  • Name Caleb Baker  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Died Between 6 Feb 1754 and 29 Apr 1754  [2, 5
    Person ID I20073  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of PNH
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2022 

    Father Robert Baker,   d. 1728, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F15801  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Martha Brooks,   d. Between 20 Apr 1759 and 8 May 1759, Prince Edward County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
    +1. Martha Baker,   d. Aft 24 Jul 1770
    Last Modified 7 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F12081  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Like his father, he may have been born in England or northern Ireland. He appears to have worked with his father as a gunsmith in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania from about 1719 to 1741.

      In 1719 he is listed in a Conestoga, Pennsylvania tax assessment list as of age; so is his younger brother Samuel. If Samuel was therefore born no later than 1698, 1696 seems a good guess for Caleb.

      That he was a son of Robert Baker, gunsmith of Lancaster county, is proved by multiple surviving documents. A good collection of them is here.

      "He is referred to as 'Rev. Caleb Baker,' but the writer has found no evidence that he was a minister of the Gospel. Captain Abner Baker, in his 'Life Book,' refers to him as 'a farmer.'" [Joseph D. Eggleston, citation details below.]

      "By 1743 there were several Scotch-Irish settlers in the Prince Edward area. The suit of Samuel Wallace vs. Caleb Baker brought a number of neighbors from the Buffaloe Settlement as witnesses for the litigants." [Herbert C. Bradshaw, citation details below.]

  • Sources 
    1. [S3489] The Ewing Genealogy with Cognate Branches: A Survey of the Ewings and Their Kin in America by Presley Kittredge Ewing and Mary Ellen (Williams) Ewing. 1919.

    2. [S3491] Joseph D. Eggleston, "The Buffaloe Settlement and Its Makers." The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography 49:311, Oct 1941.

    3. [S3492] Herbert C. Bradshaw, "The Settlement of Prince Edward County." Virginia Magazine of History and Biography 62:448, 1954.

    4. [S6184] Alicia (Ewing) Towster, "Charles and Robert Ewing: Part II -- Charles Ewing." Ewing Family Journal 20:20, Nov 2014.

    5. [S3493] Christian County, KY: Family History Book, Volume 2 by the Genealogical Society of Christian County. Turner Publishing, 1991., year only.

    6. [S3493] Christian County, KY: Family History Book, Volume 2 by the Genealogical Society of Christian County. Turner Publishing, 1991.