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Descendants of John "Renta" Baker

Generation No. 1

1. JOHN "RENTA"2 BAKER (ANDREW1) was born 07 October 1735 in Ashe County, North Carolina. He married ELIZABETH TERRILL.

Notes for J
Researcher's note: I do not know for sure how much of this family belongs to this John Baker or how many more children he had. There seems to be several different opinions. The History of Linn County, Missouri (1882) indicates that George Washington Baker and Bolin (various spellings) Baker were brothers. They seemed to have left Kentucky about the same time. Bolin Baker, with his family, and the William C. McCollum family, with part of the Bunch family, who have not all been identified by me at this time, were in Chariton County, Missouri by 1821. George W. Baker went to Morgan County, Indiana first, before arriving in Linn County, Missouri in 1840. I have not found proof that the father of the children listed, is John "Renta" Baker but he seems to be the most likely candidate. It is my contention that this family of Bakers is of English descent and not German, therefore the connection made by the W. H. Baker genealogy to that of the "Baker Estate", which uses a different John Baker, is not right. It lists a Jacob Baker as the brother of George and Bolin that I can not find in any other source. I believe that this is where two families may have been combined in error. The German names of Peter or Jacob are never used in any of our families on down the line. The English name of Andrew is used throughout the family. Most everyone believes that Andrew "Andy" Baker, the English immigrant, is the ancestor of John "Renta" Baker. _________________

Census Records:
1820 Clay County, Kentucky - page 128, line 1
John Baker 200001 - 21010 - 0 - 0 (male 45+, before 1775) (female 26-45, 1775-1794)

1820 Clay County, Kentucky Census - page 130, line 24
John Baker 312301 - 12010 - 0 - 0 (male 45+, before 1775) (female 26-45, 1775-1794)

We have found a listing of a cemetery in Owsley County, Kentucky named " John Baker Cemetery." It has a listing for John Baker, born 1735, died 1820. Under notes it states " COC NC, Milita Rev. War "
Children of J
2. i.   NANCY ANGELINE3 BAKER, b. Bet. 1770 - 1780, Kentucky; d. Bef. 1850, ? Chariton County, Missouri.
3. ii.   ROBERT JULIUS "JULIUS BOB" BAKER, b. 01 March 1774, Buncombe County, North Carolina; d. 29 November 1859, Buffalo Creek, Owsley County, Kentucky.
4. iii.   REV. GEORGE WASHINGTON BAKER, b. 29 March 1779, Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina; d. August 1846, Linn County, Missouri.
5. iv.   BOLIN BAKER, b. 16 April 1784, Wilkes County, North Carolina; d. 31 August 1840, Linn County, Missouri.
6. v.   ELIZABETH BAKER, b. Abt. 1805, Kentucky.

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