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Andrew Baker

Birthplace: Augusta County, Province of Virginia
Death: Died in Jonesville, Lee County, Virginia, United States
Place of Burial: Van, Lee County, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Andrew W. Baker, Sr.; Andrew W. Baker and Mary Agnes Baker
Husband of Elizabeth Baker
Father of Solomon Baker; Henry Baker; Andrew Baker; James Walter Baker; Elizabeth Arnold and 9 others
Brother of Col. John Baker; Leonard Baker; Rev. Elijah Baker; Richard Baker; Cuthbert Baker and 14 others

Occupation: Revolutionary war soldier
Managed by: Heather Billig
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About Rev. Andrew Baker

Rev.Andrew served as a chaplin during the Rev.War .Under Capt.Isaac Ruddles

A Patriot of the American Revolution for VIRGINIA with the rank of PRIVATE. DAR Ancestor # A004862

He was a Chaplain in the Revolutionary War. His place of residence during the Revolutionary War was Montgomery County, Virginia.


Family links:


  • Elizabeth Avant Baker (1752 - 1844)


  • Martha Baker Davis (1791 - 1869)

Burial: Robert Clark Cemetery, Van, Lee County, Virginia, USA

  • Created by: Phillip Walker
  • Record added: Apr 10, 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 50911809

A Patriot of the American Revolution for VIRGINIA with the rank of Private. DAR Ancestor # A004862

Andrew Baker was a pioneer Baptist preacher of note who married into the Avent family of North Carolina and settled in southwest Virginia later in his life. His last church was Thompson's Settlement Baptist Church, still extant in Lee County, Virginia, and several miles from where Andrew is buried in a pasture in Van, Virginia.

There is some question about his Revolutionary War service, specifically if he was the same Andrew Baker who served in the regiment noted on his tombstone or one who served in another regiment.

All of his children, with the exception of the youngest daughter, Martha, who married Eli Davis and lived at Mulberry Gap in modern Hancock County, Tennessee, are listed in his Bible, which I have posted here. Martha is actually listed, too, on the next page. That page has been seen by living people but has been lost to researchers.

The only children of Andrew and Elizabeth are below:

Solomon, born 13 August 1770 Henry, born 14 August 1774 Andrew, born 18 February 1777 Joseph, born 8 April 1779 James, born 27 January 1782 John, born 15 August 1784 Nancy, born 10 January 1787 Elijah, born 8 May 1789 Martha, born 27 October 1791 Inscription: Ruddle's Regmt Rev War

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Rev. Andrew Baker's Timeline

Augusta County, Province of Virginia
Age 20
April 13, 1770
Age 21
North Carolina, United States
August 14, 1774
Age 25
February 18, 1777
Age 28
January 22, 1782
Age 33
Grayson County, Virginia, United States
Age 38
October 27, 1791
Age 42
Ashe, North Carolina, United States
Age 57
September 24, 1815
Age 66
Jonesville, Lee County, Virginia, United States