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Simon Baker

Birthdate:
Birthplace: West Winfield, Herkimer County, New York, United States
Death: Died in Mendon, Cache Couty, Utah Territory, United States
Place of Burial: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Benjamin Baker and Rebecca Baker
Husband of Mercy Baker; Charlotte Baker; Elizabeth Baker; Emma Baker and Ann Elizabeth Baker
Father of Betsey Topham; George Washington Baker, Sr.; Joseph Baker; Lydia Rebecca Johnson; Albert Mowry Baker, Sr. and 16 others
Brother of Hannah Waters; Mary Miner; Aurilla Baker and Samuel Baker

Managed by: Edna Richards Baker Cahoon
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About Simon Baker

Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847–1868 Jedediah M. Grant - Joseph B. Noble Company (1847) Age 35

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Birth: Oct. 18, 1811 West Winfield Herkimer County New York, USA

Death: Oct. 22, 1863 Mendon Cache County Utah, USA

Son of Benjamin Baker and Rebecca Thorne

Married Mercy Young, 31 Dec 1829, West Winfield, Herkimer, New York. Died 4 Mar 1845, Nr Montrose, Lee, Iowa.

Married Charlotte Leavitt, 8 Apr 1845, On Mississippi River Between Nauvoo & Montrose

Married Elizabeth Staples, 18 Mar 1853, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

Married Emma Walker, 25 Mar 1853, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

Married Ann Staples, 10 Feb 1857, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah


Family links:

Spouse:
  • Charlotte Leavitt Baker (1818 - 1906)*
Children:
  • Joseph Baker (1839 - 1925)*
  • Charlotte Leavitt Baker Longstroth (1849 - 1935)*
  • Samuel Leavitt Baker (1856 - 1935)*

Burial: Salt Lake City Cemetery Salt Lake City Salt Lake County Utah, USA Plot: E_3_5_1E


Son of Benjamin Baker and Rebecca Thorne

Married Mercy Young, 31 Dec 1829, West Winfield, Herkimer, New York. Died 4 Mar 1845, Nr Montrose, Lee, Iowa.

Married Charlotte Leavitt, 8 Apr 1845, On Mississippi River Between Nauvoo & Montrose

 

Married Elizabeth Staples, 18 Mar 1853, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

   

Married Emma Walker, 25 Mar 1853, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

   

Married Ann Staples, 10 Feb 1857, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

Son of Benjamin Baker and Rebecca Thorne

Married Mercy Young, 31 Dec 1829, West Winfield, Herkimer, New York. Died 4 Mar 1845, Nr Montrose, Lee, Iowa.

Married Charlotte Leavitt, 8 Apr 1845, On Mississippi River Between Nauvoo & Montrose

 

Married Elizabeth Staples, 18 Mar 1853, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

   

Married Emma Walker, 25 Mar 1853, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

   

Married Ann Staples, 10 Feb 1857, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

Son of Benjamin Baker and Rebecca Thorne

Married Mercy Young, 31 Dec 1829, West Winfield, Herkimer, New York. Died 4 Mar 1845, Nr Montrose, Lee, Iowa.

Married Charlotte Leavitt, 8 Apr 1845, On Mississippi River Between Nauvoo & Montrose

Married Elizabeth Staples, 18 Mar 1853, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

Married Emma Walker, 25 Mar 1853, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

Married Ann Staples, 10 Feb 1857, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

Death - Simon Baker was first buried in Mendon Cemetery. Later, on 8 January 1864, his remains were exhumed and removed to Salt Lake City and buried in the Salt Lake City Cemetery on 11 January 1864.

Sketch - 1846 Simon wrote the following brief autobiography which gives us an idea of his character.

"I, Simon Baker, was born 18 Oct 1811, in the town of Winfield, Herkimer County, New York. My father and mother, Benjamin and Rebecca, were born in the state of Massachusetts.

I moved to Chautauqua County, NY, in 1833. I embraced the Gospel in 1839. I then, through the mercy and goodness of God, had the power to get the means to gather with the Saints. I and my wife were baptized into the Church by Benjamin Brown. I have since lived with the Saints.

I was ordained into the Seventies' Quorum at the October Conference 1844. There was born to my wife Mercy, 5 sons and 4 daughters. My daughter, Mary, died when 11 weeks old; in 1843, and my wife Mercy died 4 March 1845.

I was married to my wife, Charlotte, 8 April 1845. I feel thankful that I was permitted to live in this age of the world. My desire is that I may keep the commandments of God and be saved in His Celestial Kingdom."

History - Simon and Charlotte were sealed in the Endowment House, 6 January 1846.

Leaving Florence abt 1 May 1847, the emigrants went out to the Elk Horn River, where they met in camp and organized companies to cross the plains. Their company was under the command of Jedediah M. Grant, captain of 100, under whom were Joseph B. Noble, captain of 50, and Amos Neff, captain of 10.

On 2 Oct. 1847, the company in which Simon and his family traveled arrived in the Salt Lake Valley. Simon pitched his tent and began making preparations for winter, building a cabin and cutting fire wood.

In the year 1848 the corn crop was frozen before it matured. And so it was, to turn loss into gain, that Simon constructed the first molasses mill in Utah.

He served several Mission's for the church, helping to create new settlements, such as Parowan, in Iron County, and Carson City. He was ordained into the Seventies Quorum at the October Conference in 1844.


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Simon Baker's Timeline

1811
October 18, 1811
West Winfield, Herkimer County, New York, United States
1830
November 13, 1830
Age 19
West Winifield, Herkimer, New York
1832
June 19, 1832
Age 20
West Winfield, Herkimer, New York
1833
October 3, 1833
Age 21
Pomfert, Chautauqua, New York, United States
1835
January 24, 1835
Age 23
Pomfret, Chautauqua, New York
1837
September 9, 1837
Age 25
Pomfret, Chautauqua, New York, USA
1838
April 16, 1838
Age 26
1839
August 15, 1839
Age 27
Ambrosia, Lee, Iowa, USA
1841
June 9, 1841
Age 29
Montrose, Lee County, Iowa Territory, United States