Daniel Baker (1675 - 1745) MP

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About Daniel Baker

From descendant Sally Thomas:

Daniel Baker

  • b. Nov 1675;
  • m. Elizabeth Chase.
    • b. 1 Dec 1683, dau of Samuel Tripp and Mary.
  • He was not married to Jemina.
  • He died 13 May 1745.

His children were born between 1705 and 1720, according to their marriage dates. Their births were not recorded.

His Children were as follows:

  • 1. Capt. Obadiah
    • b. 26 Feb. 1741,
    • m. Patience Pierce, b. 10 Oct 1720, dau David and Mary (Wood) no record of children.
    • They lived in Swansea, MA. He died Nov 2 1762.
    • Patience remarried Elder John Mason, b. 4 Oct 1716, on 26 June 1766. Mason was son of Pelatiah Mason and Hepsibeth Brooks. Elder John Mason's first wife was Zerviah Ormsby b. c 1718, dau Ezra Ormsby and Mary Salisbury who died 22 Oct 1793. Elder John Mason d. 27 June 1801.
    • Patience died 22 Oct 1793.
  • 2. Ebenezer
    • m. Lydia Slade
  • 3. Samuel
    • lived in Swansea; On Apr 9, 1728 his father deeded to him for love 40 acres in Swansea with housing, fencing, etc. land that had been laid out on the right of John Butterworth. This may easily mark the approximate time of Samuel's marriage.
    • He had a wife named Alice, BUT she was probably not his first wife.
    • When he wrote his will on 1 Feb. 1767 he mentioned sons JOSEPH and Daniel, daughter Sarah and grandson Samuel. This will was proved 27 July 1772.
    • (IMPORTANT) When the widow Alice wrote her will 1 June 1780 (proved 21 July 1783) she mentioned none of the sons, but only the daughter Sarah's family, Sarah herself, her husband, and their children. So it may be that only Sarah was Alice's child. THIS MEANS that Samuel's sons should be attributed to his first wife, name unknown, and not Alice, his second wife. The witnesses to Alice's will were Benjamin Chub, Ezra Chub, and Moses Buffington. Samuel was probably alive as late as 22 Feb. 1770. When Benjamin Baker of New Bedford (he with his wife Martha) sold land in Swansea on that date, the land was described as adjoining land of Samuel Baker--not of Samuel Baker, dec;d, as would have been the usual phrase if Samuel were not alive.
  • 4. Martha,
    • m. 17 Sept 1735 to Michael Smith,
      • b. 26 Dec 1708, son of Judah and Mary of Dartmouth, MA
  • 5. Mary;
    • m. 27 May 1741 Daniel Chase
      • b. 13 Feb. 1712, son of Eber and Mary (Knowles)-- his second wife.
      • He m. 1st 7 Aug 1740, Hannah Cook
        • who died the same year.
  • 6. Phebe,
    • m. 24 Feb. 1742, Peter Weaver,
      • b. c. 1720, son of Thomas and Mary.
      • He died at Swansea bet. 25 July 1802 and 5 Apr. 1803.
  • 7. Sarah;
    • unmarried when her father wrote his will 6 Mar 1743; but married about the same year Eber Chase,
      • b. 24 Oct 1723, son of Eber, and brother of Daniel Chase who married Sarah's sister Mary.
      • Eber died in 1782.

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Mr. Bardeley-Thomas found evidence of a Daniel Baker of Swansea, MA, whose wife was Mary Sherman; and though he suggests (it would seem wrongly) a differenty parentage for him, it probably is here that Daniel belongs; and Mary Sherman was almost certainly the Mary born 1 Dec 1683 to Samuel and Martha Tripp of Portsmouth, RI.

Two of Mary’s sisters married two of Daniel’s brothers, and all 3 couples removed at about the same time from the Cape to Swansea. The exact date of Daniel’s coming is not known. He was already described “of Swansea” when he bought land there 9 June 1715. His brothers Abraham and Joseph had removed thither in 1710.

When Joseph died, Daniel was, on 23 Oct 1729, appointed guardian of Joseph’s son Daniel. Bristol County land records, both at Fall River and at Taunton, have several deeds signed by the very peculiar marks of Daniel and his wife Mary, his being (a hand drawn mark in the manuscript by Clark) and hers (a hand drawn mark in the manuscript by Clark).

Their children’s births were not recorded. Judging from their marriage dates, it would seem that they were born between approximately 1705 and 1720. Daniel’s will was written 6 Mar. 1743/4 (at which time Mary was alive) and proved 13 May 1745.

Here is a list of foot notes on the page that describes Daniel, son of Daniel

  • 1. Reg. 32: 231 1878
  • 2. Nickerson Col at NEHGS
  • 3. NY record 36:102 1905
  • 4. The Camp Mas at Conn Hist Soc
  • 5. FWB
  • 6. Twining gen. 1905 ed
  • 7. F.D. Sherman Mas in NY City Public Library
  • 8. Bristol Co. Deeds at Taunton 9:331
  • 9. Do 7:262
  • 10. Bristol Co. Prob. 6:316
  • 11. Do 10:513

From Daniel and Elizabeth Chase:

  • 3. Samuel m. (Alice—probably also an earlier wife, unknown)
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