Biography of John Baker
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD
OF SARATOGA COUNTY, NEW YORK
PREPARED AND PUBLISHED UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE SARATOGIAN
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1899

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Baker, John, was born in the township of Halfmoon, October 3, 1847, and obtained his education in the district schools, Mechanicville Academy and Poughkeepsie Business College, but he has always followed the honorable occupation of farming. October 5, 1870, he married Mary J., daughter of Peter and Minerva (Morris) Smith, of this locality, and they had one son. Hiel S.. who died in his second year. Mr. Baker's fathe?s history appears in another place in this book. Mrs. Mary J. Baker's father, Peter Smith, was born on the homestead, now owned by John I. Smith. in the year 1819 and he was educated in the schools of his day. He too, was a farmer and one of the representative citizens of the township. He married twice, first in 1842 to Minerva Morris, of Halfmoon, and they had three children: Hiel J., who died at the age of thirteen, Mary J., as above, and an infant, who died soon after birth. Mrs. Minerva Smith died January 20, 1863. For his second wife he married Mrs. Edna Edmonds, born Scoughton, of his town. Mr. Smith died February 8, 1898, and his wife in 1883. Mr. Baker has held the office of justice of the peaceiour years and is one of the township's representative men. The ancestry of the family is English, Welsh and German.


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