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Descendants of REV. THOMAS BAKER

Generation No. 2

2. BENJAMIN2 BAKER (REV. THOMAS1) was born 1676 in Newport, RI, and died 13 Dec 1726 in North Kingstown, Wash, RI. He married MERCY HAVENS 1705 in KINGSTON, WASH., RI, daughter of THOMAS HAVENS. She was born Abt. 1684 in North Kingstown, Wash, RI.

Index to the North Kingstown Deeds 1686-1821 in Peirce Manuscripts, Parts 1 & 2, of the Bates Collection.
Will dated 2 Mar 1727/8 "Thomas Baker, admin. of the estate of his brother, Benjamin Baker, dec. to Thomas Havens 40 acres - south on William Havens, west on said Thomas Havens, north on highway east on remaining half of ---- land".

Probate record from the North Kingstown Town Hall, (severly burned around the edges)
N.K. Probate, Vol. 6, p 215-216

Austin's Genealogical Dictionary, p 10
Benjamin Baker m Mary H------- 1705, d. 1726

1709 May 27 Kings Town. He and twelve others bought 1824 acres of the vacant lands in
Narragansett, near Devil's Foot. "Colony agents to Alexander Huling, (Thomas) Havens, Charles Berry, Jeremiah Wilkey, Joseph (Havens), (John) Hall, Joseph Austin, William Havens, William Spencer, (Benjamin) Baker, Benjamin Nichols, William Hall, and John North of Kingstown land lying near Devil's Foot, b. east on Pequot Path, south on highway that runs up into the country, north on Fones purchase, west on road leading to East Greenwich."

R.I. Land Evidences (taken from "Ancestry of Simon Baker, by Emma Sorensen)
1712 William Spencer, William Hall, Joseph Havens, John Hall, Joseph Austin, Benjamin Baker, Alexander Huling, Thomas Havens, William Havens, Charles Berry, John North, Dinah Wilkey to James Haxton 44 acres, b. north on ------- Wilkey east on country road south on Alexander Huling west on William Spencer.

1713 Benjamin Baker and wife Mercy to Joseph Carpenter, land b. east on country road--South on----Spencer, west and north on said Carpenter being land I purchased of the colony agents.

1714 Aug 3 Samuel Sweet of Newport (yeoman) to Benjamin Baker, land 87 acres, b. west on Capt. Benjamin --------

1715 Dec 7 Benjamin Baker and wife Mary to Jonathan Card 94 acres, b. east on said Baker and Valentine Sweet, west on ------- Ellery of Newport, north on highway part on land belonging ---------- Church south on the widow Wickham and Valentine Sweet.

1726 Administration to brother Thomas, he having died intestate, leaving children
Benjamin and Mercy.

The only real "proof" that Benjamin Baker married Mercy/Mary Havens, is the distribution of his will, naming Thomas Havens, brother to Mercy.
Many researchers believe that she was Mary Hall, but no proof has been found.
The marriage certificate was burned badly, and only HA--- remains.
7. i.   MARY3 BAKER, b. Abt. 1706, N Kingstown, Wash, RI.
8. ii.   DINAH BAKER, b. Abt. 1708, N Kingstown, Wash, RI.
  iii.   MERCY BAKER, b. Abt. 1712.
9. iv.   JOHN BAKER, b. 25 Jan 1716/17, North Kingstown, RI.
10. v.   DEA. BENJAMIN BAKER, b. Abt. 1720, North Kingstown, Wash, RI; d. Abt. 1778, Revolutionary War.

3. THOMAS2 BAKER (REV. THOMAS1) was born 03 Jan 1678/79 in probably Newport, and died 20 Feb 1742/43 in North Kingstown, Wash, RI. He married MARY.

Notes for T
Vital Record of RI, by Arnold, N. Kingstown, page 56 for children's births.

Thomas, Jr. with 5 others, bought 792 acres of vacant land in Narrangansett. His will of Feb 20 1743, mentions all of his children with the exception of Joshua, Joseph and Ruth.
Will proved 20 Feb. 1743 - Will proved Ex. son Jeremiah. To son Thomas 50 Pounds, to son John 5 shillings, to son Abner 40 pounds, to son Josiah 5 shillings, to son Philip 45 pounds, to son Ichabod 5 pounds, to daughters Sarah ---(burn) and Elizabeth Greene, all household goods. To daughter Anne, wife of Stephen Sweet, 5 shillings, to son Jeremiah, homestead, buildings, etc.

Savage Vol 1, Dictionary of First Settlers, records Thomas, of Thomas and Sarah born 3 Jan 1679.

R.I. V.R. 1500-1900, New Series, Vol. 4, Washington County, page 22
Thomas BAKER had children Thomas, Abner, Josiah, Phillip, Ichabod, Sarah, Elizabeth, Ann & Jeremiah ment his will pvd NK 20 Feb 1743 NK 8:56
Children of T
11. i.   THOMAS3 BAKER, b. 07 Jan 1696/97.
12. ii.   JOHN BAKER, b. 20 Sep 1699, Exeter, Wash. RI; d. Sep 1757, Exeter, Wash. RI.
  iii.   JEREMIAH BAKER, b. 26 Jul 1701, Exeter, Wash. RI; d. Abt. 1757; m. DEBORAH REYNOLDS, Exeter, RI.
Arnold's Vital Records, page 8, m by William Spencer, Justice, Jan 9, -----, Exeter.

"Baker, Jeremiah of North Kingstown marched on alarm of Aug. 1757"
Rhode Island in the Colonial Wars by Chapin, page 32

  iv.   ABNER BAKER, b. 06 Mar 1702/03.
  Notes for ABNER BAKER:
R.I. Gen. Reg., page 466 (Abstracts of Washington Co. Court of common Pleas)
Abner Baker of Stonington (Conn) cordwainer vs Jeremiah Baker of NK yeoman executor of will of Thomas Baker late of NK yeoman dec.

13. v.   SARAH BAKER, b. 15 Dec 1703; d. Abt. 1756, West Greenwich, RI.
14. vi.   JOSIAH BAKER, b. 11 Oct 1704.
  vii.   JOSHUA BAKER, b. 11 Feb 1706/07.
  Notes for JOSHUA BAKER:
"Baker, Joshua Served in Capt. J. Whiting's Co. in 1757
Rhode Island in the Colonial Wars, by Chapin, page 32

  viii.   JOSEPH BAKER, b. 02 Feb 1707/08, North Kingstown, RI; d. Bef. 1750; m. SARAH BROWN, Feb 1732/33, N. Kingstown, RI; b. 07 Jul 1717, North Kingstown, RI; d. Aft. 1782.
  Notes for JOSEPH BAKER:
Arnold's VR, m by George Thomas, justice, Feb. 1733

"The Family of Alexander Brown of Kingstowne" by Alden G. Beaman
R.I. Gen. Reg. Vol. 11, page 233,4

  ix.   ELIZABETH BAKER, b. 29 Jan 1709/10.
15. x.   ANN BAKER, b. 15 Oct 1711, North Kingstown, RI.
16. xi.   PHILIP BAKER, b. 11 Nov 1713, North Kingstown, Wash, RI; d. 17 Feb 1795, North Kingstown, R.I..
  xii.   RUTH BAKER, b. 12 Jul 1715.
  xiii.   ICHABOD BAKER, b. 01 Mar 1716/17; d. Aft. 1776.
  Notes for ICHABOD BAKER:
Arnold's VR, Ichabod Baker, age 66, Col. Topham's regiment, 1776, pay due #13.2.11, pensioned
"Spirit of 1776"
R.I. G.D.

4. JAMES2 BAKER (REV. THOMAS1) was born 1682 in North Kingstown, Wash, RI. He married (1) MARY HAXTON, daughter of JAMES HAXTON and MARY. He married (2) PENELOPE WESTCOTT Abt. 1702 in Exeter, RI, daughter of AMOS WESTCOTT and DEBORAH STAFFORD. She was born Abt. 1684 in Warwick, RI, and died Bef. 1709 in North Kingstown, R.I..

Notes for J

Austin's Gen. Dict. page 10
1711 Mar 13 He gave a receipt, on behalf of his wife, to the town of Warwick, for her part of her mother's estate, returned at death of his wife's brother, Solomon Westcott, who had been
supported by the town, he, the said Solomon, being an idiot.

Bates Collection, Vol. 4, page 84
January 8, 1697 - James Baker admitted freeman

One Hundred and Sixty Allied Familes, page 261,262

Westcott History and Genealogy, page 143

Haxton Genealogy, by Bertha Clark, page 2

All of the Children are listed in Arnold's VR, but without dates of birth. I have estimated the dates.

Notes for M
"The Haxton Genealogy" by Bertha W. Clark, page 2

Notes for P
"Incidents in the life of Stukely Westcote and some of his Descendants" page 43-44
Penelope4, was the fourth child of Amos2, and the grandaughter of Stukely. She married James Baker, of North Kingstown. He was the son of Thomas Baker, of Newport, 1650, where he was ordained in 1655. In 1659 at the instance of Roger Williams, re removed to "Kingstowne", where he organized the first "Six Principle" Baptist Church in that town, and remained its pastor for 51 years.

Savage has it that Penelope probably married James "Barker", of Newport, and this error is perpetuated with a change of name to "Baker" in the "Howland Genealogy".

"One Hundred and Sixty Allied Families" page 261
Children of J
  i.   CHILD3 BAKER, b. Abt. 1703.
  Notes for CHILD BAKER:
Daughter born 8 Oct ---- (illegible)

17. ii.   DANIEL BAKER, b. Abt. 1705.
18. iii.   ABEL BAKER, b. Abt. 1706, North Kingstown, RI; d. Bef. 30 Aug 1773, Exeter, Wash. RI.
  iv.   GEORGE BAKER, b. Abt. 1707.
  v.   ALICE BAKER, b. Abt. 1709.

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