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View Tree for Captain John Renta BakerCaptain John Renta Baker (b. 07 Oct 1735, d. 1820)

John Renta Baker (son of Andrew Daniel Sr. Baker and Mary Agnes "Molly" Bowling) was born 07 Oct 1735 in Ashe County, North Carolina, and died 1820 in Ricetown, Owsley Co, Ky. He married Elizabeth Terrill on 05 Sep 1754 in Chowan Co,NC, daughter of James Nimrod Terrell.

 Includes NotesNotes 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:
  1. +Robert Julius Baker, b. 01 Mar 1774, Buncombe County, VA, d. 29 Nov 1859, Buffalo Creek, Owsley County, Kentucky.
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