Notes for John Renta Baker: Note: buried: Cortland Cemetery, Ricetown KY
John was a "Long Hunter" and in 1763 was living on the Green River, in what is now KY, with the Cherokees. Beginning about 1763 he and other Long Hunters made trips down the Cumberland River to Spanish Natchez to sell their furs. Colonel Gasper Mansker once became too ill to travel in Natchez and John Baker stayed with him until he was able to travel; then he and Gasper walked cross country back to North Carolina. John served in the North Carolina Militia during the Revolutionary War. A great grandson, when applying for membership in the Sons of the American Revolution, wrote, " Captain John Baker and his company went to the rescue of Colonel Benjamin Cleveland when the Torries were about the hang him." John Baker came to Kentucky after the war and lived in Fayette, Boyle, Madison, Rockcastle and Clay Counties. After his second wife, Aza Williams died, he lived in a rockhouse near the mouth of Buffalo Creek, now in Owsley Co., KY, and died there in 1820. John Rentie is said to have fathered several 1/2 Indian children.
More About John Renta Baker: Date born 2: 1745, Pa.
More About John Renta Baker and Elizabeth Terrill: Marriage: 05 Sep 1754, Chowan Co,NC.
Children of John Renta Baker and Elizabeth Terrill are:
+Robert Julius Baker, b. 01 Mar 1774, Buncombe County, VA, d. 29 Nov 1859, Buffalo Creek, Owsley County, Kentucky.