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Hester Sharp-Baker (Campbell)

Also Known As: "Hester Sharp", "Hester Baker"
Birthplace: Falmouth, Nova Scotia
Death: Died in Jacksontown, Carleton Co., New Brunswick
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Tamberlin (the Soldier) Campbell and Hester Campbell
Wife of Anthony Baker and Alexander Sharp
Mother of George Baker; William BAKER; Harriet Shaw; Elisha Baker; Benjamin Griffith Baker and 9 others
Sister of Elizabeth Brown; Sarah Dickenson; John Campbell; Tamberlin (the Son) Campbell; Robert Campbell and 2 others

Managed by: Jordan Eric O'Brien
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About Hester Sharp-Baker

Hester had 4 children with Alexander Sharp and 9 children with Anthony Baker.

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Hester Sharp-Baker's Timeline

Falmouth, Nova Scotia
- 1779
Age 10

After leaving the military, Tamberlin and family move to the St. John River Valley somewhere between Saint John and Fredericton, likely at or near Maugerville.

September 1782
- September 1782
Age 13

In Earnest A. Clark's "Tamberlane" it says:
a sale wasrecorded "1 September 1782, lot #7 nearly opposite Belle Islepoint in the Long Reach, containing 200 acres, to Tam Campbell".

In a 1783 report it is said:
"Tamerlane Campbell has a log cabin and about two acres of land cleared, has been on the river about four years, but on the lot he now possesses about one year, is a loyal subject, and fought under General Carleton at the attack on Quebec early in the late troubles. Has a wife and five children. We beg leave to have him confirmed in his possessions."

Age 16
St John County, NB, Canada
February 26, 1787
Age 18
September 14, 1789
Age 20
Age 20

From Earnest A. Clark's "Tamberlane":

In 1788 Tamberlane and Hester together with their seven children, son-in-law, and grandchildren made the pilgrimage once again to the edge of the frontier, now 150 miles upriver in the vicinity of Woodstock. Land around Woodstock had been granted to the soldiers of the Delancey's Brigade, a loyalist regiment, but vacant land was found on the Northampton side of the river opposite Upper Woodstock. Here Tamberlane was granted 428 acres of the land being lots #76 and #77 while next door to the north, Alexander Sharp was granted 418 acres. Tamberlane also obtained a share in nearby Indian Island along with several other settlers including Arden Dickenson and Alexander Sharp (his son-in-law). Suitable land having been found at last, the Campbells settled down to a life of farming. Although they were at the northern extremity of the St. John River settlements and although the Indians of the area were numerous and thought to be a threat, the family felt secure with the construction in 1791 of a Military Post at Presqu'Ile, twenty miles upriver. Its garrison of 120 of His Majesty's regular troops brought immediate stability and settlers were attracted still further up the valley.

Earnest A. Clark's "Tamberlane" also says Alexander was born in Nov. 1788 and was "just a baby" when the family moved to Northampton.

June 25, 1792
Age 23
March 10, 1795
Age 26
Age 28