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John Baker

Also Known As: "Simeon"
Birthplace: Yarmouth, Cape Cod, Plymouth Colony
Death: Died in Sandwich, Barnstable County, Province of Massachusetts
Place of Burial: South Dennis, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Francis Baker; <private> Baker; Isabel Baker and <private> Twining
Husband of Alice Baker
Father of John Baker, Jr.; Elizabeth Nickerson; Sarah Hathaway; Jonathan Baker; Isaac Baker, Sr. and 2 others
Brother of Nathaniel Baker; Thomas Baker; Samuel Baker; Daniel Baker; William Baker and 3 others

Managed by: Sally Thomas
Last Updated:
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Immediate Family

About John Baker

From Sally Thomas:

John Baker

  • b. 1645
  • m. Alice Pierce about 1670,
    • dau of Abraham and Rebecca Pierce, baptized Barnstable 21 July 1650.

They lived in the part of Yarmouth that became South Dennis. In 1676, when the land-owners were taxed to pay for King Philips War, John’s tax was 1 pound, 2 shillings; his father’s was 2 pounds, 6 shillings 9d; his older brother Nathaniel’s was 1 pound, 14 shillings, 2d; and his younger brother Daniel’s 0 pounds, 13 shillings, 9d, all in exact proportion to age.

John’s will was written 25 Apr 1712 and was proved 2 July of the same year. His wife Alice was alive when the will was written, and was mentioned by name. It is often erroneously stated that Alice had died in 1673, an error that probably originated from the fact that Savage places Alice’s baptismal date close beside her father’s death date, which was 1673; and that his date has been taken for hers.

John had 7 children

  • 1.John
    • b. 31 May 1672
    • m. (Hannah Jones)
  • 2. Bethia
    • b. 30 Nov. 1673.
      • She is mentioned as Bethia Baker in the will of her brother Jonathan written in 1753.
  • 3. Sarah
    • b. Sept. 1677;
    • m. 15 Dec. 1698 Thomas Haddaway,
      • son of John and Elizabeth (Coleman).
    • Sarah died 12 Oct. 1710.
  • 4. Jonathan
    • b. 1679
    • m. (Elizabeth)
  • 5. Isaac
    • b. 1681
    • m. (Sarah Rich)
  • 6. Mary, or Mercy.
    • She was alive and named Baker when her brother Jonathan wrote his will in 1753.
  • 7. Elizabeth;
    • m. 19 Aug. 1696 John Nickerson of Chatham,
      • b. 10 Sept 1664, son of Nicholas and Mary Derby.
        • Elizabeth is said by Mr. Eardsley-Thomas in the introduction to the Twining Genealogy (1905 ed.) to have died 1711, this must be an error; for she was alive when her father wrote his will on 25 Apr 1712.
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John Baker's Timeline

May 31, 1645
Yarmouth, Cape Cod, Plymouth Colony
May 31, 1672
Age 27
Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
November 30, 1673
Age 28
Yarmouth, Barnstable County, Dominion of New England (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)
September 16, 1677
Age 32
Yarmouth, Cape Cod, Plymouth Colony
Age 33
Age 36
Yarmouth, Cape Cod, Plymouth Colony
Age 38
Yarmouth, Cape Cod, Plymouth Colony
April 25, 1712
Age 66
Sandwich, Barnstable County, Province of Massachusetts
November 17, 1934
Age 66