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Moses Baker

Birthdate: (46)
Birthplace: Tennessee, United States
Death: January 29, 1838 (46)
DeWitt Colony, Gonzales, Republic of Texas
Immediate Family:

Husband of Unknown Mrs. Baker and Elizabeth Baker
Father of Private; Isaac G. Baker (Immortal 32 Gonzales Ranger); John Baker and Private

Occupation: The Battle of San Jacinto
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Immediate Family

About Moses Baker

Alabama Marriages, 1809-1920 (Selected Counties) about Elizabeth Starkey

Spouse 1: Moses Baker

Spouse 2: Elizabeth Starkey

Marriage Date: 23 Jun 1825

Marriage Place: Lawrence

Performed By: Justice of Peace

OSPage: 194


The following settlers arrived and signed contracts with the DeWitt Colony Administration 22 February 1831. The following are confirmed as being members of the Tennessee-Texas Land Company:

Name: Baker, Moses

Marital Status: M

Number in Family: 5

Proof: Gonzales Deed, A-4



Texas Land Title Abstracts about Moses Baker

Grantee: Moses Baker

Patent Date: 22 Jun 1831

Acres: 4428.40

District: Bexar; Gonzales

County: Guadalupe

Patent #: 289

Patent Volume: 12

Class: Title


BAKER. Moses, Isaac, Rachel, John, Margaret. According to Moses Baker (b. 27 Apr 1791) as quoted in The Plum Tree Almanac, Vol 7, No 2, Fall 1989, he with his family of five signed up as a member of the Tennessee-Texas land company's wagon train which brought the family to Gonzales. The wagon train was assembled in HardemanCo, Tennessee and departed from there. According to land records, Moses Baker arrived on 20 Feb 1831 married with a family of five (two daughters and a son) and received a league of land on the west bank of the Guadalupe River between Seguin and New Braunfels in current GuadalupeCo. He also purchased four lots in the west outer town tract of Gonzales in 1834. Probate records verify that Isaac Baker (b. 15 Sep 1814), a Gonzales Ranger and member of the Gonzales Alamo Relief Force who died in the Alamo on 6 Mar 1836, was the son of Moses Baker. Land records indicate that Isaac arrived single in the DeWitt Colony on 13 Aug 1830 where he received title on 14 Jun 1832 to a quarter sitio of land just south of his father's tract on the west bank of the Guadalupe River. It is unclear whether this means that Isaac preceded the family in coming to Texas or there are errors in his land grant records. If his birthdate is correct according to his brother John Baker's journal, he would have been just under 15 years old at the time of arrival. Records indicate that Moses Baker stated that he came originally from Alabama. LawrenceCo Alabama records show a Moses Baker married Elizabeth Starkey on 19 Jun 1825. The signature on the marriage bond appears similar to that of Moses Baker's signature on documents in Gonzales records. If this is DeWitt Colonist Moses Baker, then Elizabeth Starkey would appear to be a second wife and stepmother of the four known children. Except those that concern the estate, there appear to be no records of Moses Baker after the Texas revolution. In some records, Moses Baker is said to have participated in the Battle of San Jacinto, but he may have been confused with Capt. Moseley Baker. His son-in-law Joseph D. Clements was appointed executor of his and Isaac's estate on 29 Jan 1838.

From the website Sons of DeWitt ColonyTexas...


John Baker (son of Moses Baker) kept a leather bound journal that was the last I heard in the possession of the Eckols family, his second wife was Sarah E. Eckols. His brother Isaac G. Baker died at the Alamo in 1836. His sister Rachael was first married to J. D. Clements, who executed the estates of Isaac Baker and Moses Baker, then Rachael married Rollo Montgomery (Raleigh) Davis and had son Joel Hamilton Davis, she died the same day Hamp as he was known was born. she had children with J.D. Clements, who coming from Illinois, was already married and not divorced from his first wife. Rachael and J.D. Clements had children of their marriage and they stayed with Rollo Davis for a while. After Rachael died, Rollo Davis married Rachaels sister Margaret Baker, who had been married previously to a Nichols, Margaret had one daughter from her marriage to Nichols and at one time Rollo and Margaret had Rachaels children from her marriage with J.D. Clements and Margarets daughter from her marriage to Nichols living with them. They also had Hamp, and daughter Parazade , who was born of the marriage of Rollo and Margaret. Margaret and Rollo also had James W, Isaac Nathaniel, Amanda and Ann them being twins. Rollo was born in Kentucky as was his brother John Davis who also died at the Alamo, John also had a twin brother in Kentucky.


Texas Land Title Abstracts about Moses Baker Grantee: Moses Baker

Patent Date: 22 Jun 1831

Acres: 4428.40

District: Bexar; Gonzales

County: Guadalupe

Patent #: 289

Patent Volume: 12

Class: Title


Officers and Men of the Texas Republican Army

The Battle of San Jacinto

April 20, 21 1836

DeWitt Colony Veterans of San Jacinto

Listed are DeWitt Colonists or residents of the area for significant times prior to or subsequent to (marked with asterisk) the battle with links to biographies where available. Although not on the official published rosters, Horace Eggleston, John P. Ferrell, John Newton Sowell Jr., John Stewart and Creed Taylor are listed based on family histories, memoirs or other records that indicate they were at the battle. Both Dr. John Tinsley of Gonzales, who met Houston's army with munitions on the way to San Jacinto, and Major Valentine Bennet, who was a major in the quartermaster corp, may have been present. Family legend says Samuel Highsmith was among the squad who captured Santa Anna. Identities of DeWitt residents Kokernot, Hodges, Low, McCoy, Morris, I.G. Smith, Thompson as those on rosters or in other sources are deductions by the author and not conclusive. Officer ranks are indicated. W=wounded; K=killed in action or of wounds.

Texian Force ca. 800-900: Killed 9; Wounded 15

Mexican Force ca. 1500+: Killed 600-700; Wounded 200; Prisoners 700-800; Escaped 75-100

Participants on the Field of San Jacinto

Baker, Moses



Texas Land Title Abstracts

about Hrs. Moses Baker

Grantee: Moses Baker

Certificate: 22

Patentee: Hrs. Moses Baker

Patent Date: 22 Sep 1845

Acres: 177.10

District: Goliad; Gonzales; Victoria

County: Dewitt

File: 209

Patent #: 173

Patent Volume: 4

Class: Gonz. 1st.

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Moses Baker's Timeline

April 27, 1791
Tennessee, United States
September 15, 1814
Age 23
Lawrence, Alabama, United States
June 16, 1817
Age 26
Alabama, United States
January 29, 1838
Age 46
DeWitt Colony, Gonzales, Republic of Texas