Biography of Benjamin Baker
Erie County, NY Biographies


Baker, Benjamin, East Hamburg, p. o. Orchard Park, was born February 28, 1817, and educated in the district schools. November 10, 1842, he married Anna Freeman, and they had ten children: Harriet A., Helen 0., Caroline E., E. Freeman, Mary F., Emma and Fannie (twins), Alice C., Metta V. and Anna M., who died in infancy. Harriet A. married Orson Bullis, Helen 0. married Andrew Orvis, Caroline E. married Lucius W. Pierce, E. Freeman married Julia Potter, Mary F. resides at home, Emma married Edward H. White, Fannie married David Barker and died May 21, 1881, Alice E. married Dr. Edgar Orvis and died in May, 1891, and Metta V. married Frank Holmwood. Mr. Baker held the office of supervisor in 1865 and 1866. He was loan commissioner seventeen years and appointed United States marshal in 1845 and again in 1855; he was appointed military enrolling officer in 1862 for Hamburg, Boston, East Hamburg and West Seneca. In his political choice he is a staunch Republican. Mr. Baker's father, Obadiab, was born May 12, 1773, in Gloucester, Mass. He married Anna Wheeler, and they had twelve children.

Our County and its people
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Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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