Rev. Andrew Baker

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Andrew Baker

Birthdate:
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 William Baker, Sr. and Mary Agnes Baker
Husband of Elizabeth Baker and Elizabeth Avant
Father of Solomon Baker; Henry Baker; Andrew Baker, Jr.; Joseph Baker; John P. Baker and 9 others
Brother of Robert Baker; William Baker; Capt. John Teneretta Baker; Boling Kikpelathy "Long Hunter" Baker; Leonard Baker and 10 others
Half brother of Sarah Elizabeth E Breazeale; Martha Kennon; Mary Clack; Richard Kennon, III; Robert Kennon and 4 others

Occupation: Revolutionary war soldier, Reverend, Baptist Preacher
Managed by: Private User
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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.

from: http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/s/w/i/Steve-Swires/WEBSITE-0001/UHP-0316.html

Date of birth may be April 6, 1755.

Family links:

Spouse:

  • Elizabeth Avant Baker (1752 - 1844)

Children:

  • 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

Rev Andrew's father is now generally thought to have been Andrew William Baker, Esq (or Sr), born 1692 in Lancaster Co, PA and died in 1781 in Grayson or Amelia Co, VA. This has not been confirmed beyond question, but a signature on a document is good evidence. However, there have been no indications of who Andrew Esq's father or mother was. His father is most probably the Baker in his line who came from the British Isles sometime around 1660 or so. Any information about Andrew Esq's father, or information about which Baker in this line was a native of the British Isles (Scotland, England, Wales, or Ireland) is highly sought after by all the researchers working on this Baker lineage. Please contact Bill Baker at genealogy@bakerdesign.com if you have any information at all. My Baker website is at http://bakerdesign.com/bakerhistory

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Rev. Andrew Baker's Timeline

1749
1749
Augusta County, Province of Virginia
1770
April 13, 1770
Age 21
Ashe County, North Carolina, United States
1774
August 14, 1774
Age 25
1777
February 18, 1777
Age 28
North Carolina, United States
1779
April 8, 1779
Age 30
Washington, Rappahannock County, Virginia, United States
1782
January 22, 1782
Age 33
Grayson County, Virginia, United States
1784
August 15, 1784
Age 35
1787
1787
Age 38
NC, USA
1787
Age 38
Grayson County, Virginia, United States