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Descendants of Moses Baker

Generation No. 3

      9. Moses3 Baker (Moses2, Moses1) was born 1708 in Edgecombe, Chowan, North Carolina, and died 1786 in Edgecombe, Chowan, North Carolina. He married Sarah Chappell 1731 in Edgecombe, Chowan, North Carolina, daughter of Richard Chappel and Elizabeth ?. She was born 1708 in Edgecombe, Chowan, North Carolina, and died Bef. Oct 1782.

Notes for Moses Baker:
MOSES BAKER was born ca 1708, probably in Virginia and he died in 1786 in Edgecombe County, North Carolina. He wife's name was Sarah and on October 24, 1786 she testified in Court that she had received her share of her deceased husband's estate from Jesse Baker, the executor.

Moses Baker had formerly lived in Bertie County, North Carolina on Chinquapin Creek (sometimes called Chinkapin). His brother, Bennett Baker, lived next door. Chinquapin Creek was a branch of the Chowan River, which was the dividing line between Bertie and Chowan Counties. When Hertford County was formed in 1854, Chinquapin Creek was in that County. Other Bakers living in the area were: William Baker and his two sons, William Jr. and James; Benjamin Baker, Henry Baker and Blake Baker.

Moses sold his land in Bertie County in 1748 and he moved to Edgecombe County, North Carolina. SOMETIME BETWEEN 1750 AND 1757, MOSES BAKER AND HIS SON, MOSES BAKER JR., SERVED IN THE MILITIA IN THE COMPANY COMMANDED BY CAPTAIN SOLOMON ALSTON. Captain Alston's Company guarded the soother area of Edgecombe County that later was cut off to form the northeast part of Wilson County in 1855.

In 1777, Meady Bozeman deeded one acre of land to the Protestant Ana-Baptist Church on Town Creek. Town Creek branched off of Swamp Creek, a branch of the Tar River. Moses Baker was a member and a trustee of the church. Other trustees were: Miles Scarbory, John Stokes, William Scarbory and James Scarbory. Witnesses to the deed were: Malachi Mounts and Jesse Drake.

I have estimated the birthdates of Moses Baker and his children in this way. Michael Baker, the eldest son of Moses Baker, died in 1776, and he was the father of ten living children. Two of his sons were of legal age when he died, as he appointed them executors of his Will. That means that they were born before 1753-55. Subtract twenty-one years from 1753 and we have the approximate date of Michael's birth, which would be about 1732-34. Thomas Baker, the fourth son of Moses Baker, was married January 1, 1763, to Penelope Williams. If he was twenty-one years old or older, when he married, then he would have been born about 1740-42. Jesse Baker, the youngest son of Moses, was married and the father of four sons when his father died in 1786. His eldest son was born in 1777. That would place Jesse Baker's birthdate about 1753-55.

Moses Baker had eight children.

His will was filed in December 1781 and recorded 1786 in Edgecombe County, North Carolina.
Will Book 1, page 27

My 7 eldest children having already had their full portion of my estate, I leave 5 S. to each of the following: Gr son: Moses, eldest son of my eldest son, Michael; son: Moses; Gr. dau: Elizabeth, dau of my son Aaron; Thomas; Joshua. Dau: Ann, wife of Ralph Vickers & Mary, widow of Micaham Stinson. Son & Exr: Jesse Baker, all land and remainder of estate.
Wit: William Brand, Christian Brand, Benj. Brand.

More About Moses Baker and Sarah Chappell:
Marriage: 1731, Edgecombe, Chowan, North Carolina
Children of Moses Baker and Sarah Chappell are:
+ 10 i.   Michael4 Baker, born Abt. 1732 in Bertie, North Carolina; died 1776 in Surry, North Carolina.
+ 11 ii.   Moses Baker, born 1734 in North Carolina; died Bef. 1817 in Gallatin, Kentucky.
+ 12 iii.   Aaron Baker, born Bet. 1737 - 1740 in Bertie Precinct, North Carolina; died 1782.
+ 13 iv.   Thomas Baker, born Bet. 1740 - 1743 in Bertie Precinct, North Carolina; died Unknown.
  14 v.   Joshua Baker, born Bet. 1743 - 1747; died Unknown.
  15 vi.   Ann Baker, born Bet. 1746 - 1750 in Edgecomb, North Carolina; died Unknown. She married Ralph Vickers, Jr.; born Abt. 1719 in Edgecomb, North Carolina; died Unknown.
  16 vii.   Mary Baker, born 1748 in Edgecomb, North Carolina; died 1786. She married Macajah Stinson; died 1781.
  17 viii.   Jesse Baker, born 1752 in Edgecomb, North Carolina; died 1788. He married Martha Dunn; died Unknown.

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