Daniel Baker (1650 - c.1715) MP

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Birthplace: Yarmouth, Cape Cod, Plymouth Colony
Death: Died in Yarmouth, Barnstable County, Province of Massachusetts
Managed by: Byron Spice
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About Daniel Baker

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Marched with other men of Yarmouth on an expedition to Mount Hope in 1675, during the King Philips War.

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From descendant Sally Thomas:

Francis Baker b. 1611, settling in Yarmouth, MA m. Elizabeth Twining 1641...

  • Had child no. 4, Daniel
    • b. Yarmouth, MA, 2 Sept 1650;
    • m. 27 May 1674, Elizabeth Chase,
      • b. c. 1656, dau of William Chase II of Yarmouth.
  • A William Chase participated along with Daniel Baker in the first Narragansett Expedition and were rewarded with land grants, well after the fact, in Gorham, ME.

They had 12 children:

  • 1. Daniel
    • b. Nov 1675
    • m. (Mary Sherman)
  • 2. Samuel
    • b. Oct 1676
    • m. (Patience Berry)
  • 3. Elizabeth
    • b. 1678;
    • m. 8 Nov 1705 Nathaniel Baker,
      • b. 29 Jan 1672, son of Nathanial 2, her first cousin.
  • 4. Joseph
    • b. c. 1679
    • m1. (Isabel Sherman,
    • m2. Martha Sherman)
  • 5. Abraham
    • b. 1681
    • m. (Mehitable Sherman)
  • 6. Elisha
    • b. c. 1683
    • m. (Mary Earle)
  • 7. Hannah
    • b. 1696;
    • m. 19 Mar. 1714/15 Joshua Wixon,
      • b. 14 Mar. 1694/5, son of Barnabus and Sarah of Eastham.
    • Hannah died 17 Nov. 1730.
  • 8. Thankful
    • b. 1698;
    • m. 1st 15 Jan. 1727/8, she being then of Harwich, Jabez Snow
      • b. 22 July 1696, son of Jabez and Elizabeth Treat; and
    • m. 2nd in 1734 Jesse Cable.
  • 9. Tabitha
    • b. Oct 1700
    • m. 19 Dec. 1717 Joseph O’Kelly,
      • b. 11 Apr. 1693, son of Jeremiah and Sarah Chase.
      • Joseph’s will was proved in 1763.
    • Tabitha died 1787.
  • 10. Possibly Ebenezer
    • m. (Hannah Higgins)
  • 11. Possibly Silas
    • m. (Lydia Earle)
  • 12. Possibly William
    • m. (Bennet Smith)

There is no real evidence to show that Ebenezer, Silas and William were sons of Daniel and Elizabeth. Daniel’s family has never been fully assembled by any genealogist.

In so far as known or conjecturable, the birth years of his children have been given as follows:

  • 1675
  • 1676
  • 1678
  • 1679
  • 1681
  • 1683
  • 1696
  • 1698
  • 1700

Now, it is not quite natural to suppose that no children were born in the long gap between 1683 and 1696. Ebenezer, who married in 1715 and, like Daniel, lived in Dennis, would fit into this long space very well, as would also 2 others; especially Silas, whose intention to marry Lydia Earle was entered at the Newport Man’s Meeting of 31 July 1722 – the same Quaker group at which a few years earlier Daniel’s son Elisha had entered his intention to marry Mary Earle, sister to this Lydia. Nothing further is known of either Silas or Lydia. As to William, whom we have entered as 19 above, one notes that he settled at Harwich, where Daniel’s daughter Thankful also lived. We are placing these 3 sons here only tentatively, hoping that by so doing some reader may be led to make further investigations which may conclusively prove or disprove this hypothesis.

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The original part of the house in South Dennis, known as the Judah Baker House, was built by Daniel. He was a Quaker. The Friends records at Newport Historical Society show that he was present as a delegate to the Newport Man’s Meeting held at Portsmouth 25 Apr. 1706.

Daniel and his brother William were among the Yarmouth men sent on the first Narragansett expedition. They set out for Mount Hope, near what is now Bristol, RI, on 24 June 1675. Finding the enemy no longer there, they moved on into Massachusetts and were gone a 14 week campaign. For this service Daniel was paid 3 pounds 3 shillings; William paid 8 pounds 11 shillings.

In 1686 the Legislature voted grants for land to all who had fought in this war, but was so slow in confirming the grants that when the final confirmation was given in 1735, out of the 39 Yarmouth men who had fought only 2 were still alive: William Chase and Richard Taylor. It was the heirs of the others who received the grants, all which were at Gorham, ME.. Daniel’s heirs drew lot 107; and William’s lot was 43. Their brother Samuel’s lot was 79.

No death record for Daniel or for his wife Elizabeth has been found. The last we know of Daniel is that on Apr 8 1711, he was made administrator of the estate of John Pugsley; and that on 20 July 1713 he was one of the signatories to a deed. (I just wonder if there might be death certificate in Gorham Maine??, something to look into, perhaps a search of graves?, Maybe they moved there late? Just a thought)

Daniel, son of Francis had the following son:

  • 1. Daniel (b. 1675)

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

  • 1. Deyo: Barnstable Co. p536
  • 2. Swift: Old Yarmouth 100, 101
  • 3. Rg 16: 143-7 1862
  • 4. Bodge, p. 439
  • 5. Paine: Harwich, p. 61
  • 6. FWB
  • 7. “S. E. Mass” 1912
  • 8. Boston Vital records (statistics)
  • 9. Twining gen. 1905 ed
  • 10. CC 73
  • 11. MD 8
  • 12. Reg 51: 206 1897
  • 13. Conn quar 3: 360 1897

The entire publication is 225 pages, inc Bibliography, which includes the following sources

  • genealogies cited as authority; p 161-163
  • Histories and books of places; p.164-166
  • Data obtained by correspondence; p.165
  • Miscellaneous source material: p. 167
  • Original data found in town and city halls; p.167

I have these pages in this publication of Bertha W Clark.

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Daniel Baker's Timeline

1650
September 2, 1650
Yarmouth, Cape Cod, Plymouth Colony
1674
May 27, 1674
Age 23
Yarmouth, (Present Barnstable County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)
1675
November, 1675
Age 25
1676
1676
Age 25
Yarmouth, Cape Cod, Plymouth Colony
1681
August 8, 1681
Age 30
Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island
1683
1683
Age 32
South Dennis, MA, USA
1686
1686
Age 35
Yarmouth, Barnstable County, Plymouth Colony
1686
Age 35
Yarmouth, Cape Cod, Plymouth Colony
1693
1693
Age 42
1696
1696
Age 45
Yarmouth, Barnstable County, Province of Massachusetts