Biography of John H. Baker
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Baker, John H., was born in Sand Lake, Rensselaer county, and is a descendant from Clark Baker of Rhode Island. The father of our subject was John, born in Petersburg, N. Y., who died in 1839, aged sixty four years. He married Rebecca Bristol of Sand Lake, a Methodist minister of some note. She died in Carlton in 1854. aged sixty four years. After the death of her husband she moved in 1840, to Carlton with her six children and settled on the farm just north of where John H. now lives. The children were Edward C., who married Eliza Warner of Albion, and died in 1890. Sarah M. who married Samuel H. Wood, of Saud Lake, and died in 1887. Margaret A., who married Lewis Warner of Albion and died in 1874. Inson, who married Orin Holman and died in 1874, and Elizabeth, who died in 1852. John H. was educated in the public schoola of Sand Lake and Carlton, until about twenty years of age, when he began working land on shares and subsequently bought a log house, and two acres of land, later purchasing 45 acres where Carlton Station now stands, sold this and bought 100 acres, sold again, and in 1855 bought 150 acres, where he now resides. Mr. Baker has filled various town offices with credit, is a member of the I. O. G. T., Fair Haven Lodge, No. 984. In 1852 he married at Albion Hannah Ette Lake, born in Portland, N. Y., daughter of Nicholas Lake, who died in Albion in 1854. Mr. and Mrs. Baker bare bad four children: Edward W., who married Kate McCullough, of Lima, Ohio, where he now resides. Harriet J., who married Myron E. Eggleston; Ross M. who married Harry B. Lattin, and John L. who is now in business in Chicago.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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