Biography of John K. Baker
Steuben County, NY Biographies





Baker, John K., was born in Southport, Chemung county, N. Y., May 14, 1824, Son of Isaac Baker, and grandson of Isaac, who was one of the prominent millers of Philadelphia in 1812, and moved to Southport, N. Y., now a portion of the city of Elmira, where he took charge of a mill for John Knapp. Isaac Baker, jr., married Mary A., daughter of Samuel Giles. He engaged in lumbering and milling at Southport, and then in Covington, Bradford county, Pa., and in 1855 came to Steuben county, still engaged in the same business. He returned to Elmira, where he died in 1866. John K., also a miller, was engaged in milling in Elmira and Athens, Pa., for several years afterwards, went to Hornellsville and started the Alley & Bennett mills. In 1857 he came to Bath and run the Belfast mills, located at that time on the present Soldiers' Home property; spent one year and a half at the Howard mills, and April 1, 1865, bought the Kanona mills which he runs at the present time. In 1856 he married Lucretia, daughter of Hon. Joseph Powell, Sr., and sister of Hon. Joseph Powell, who is a member of the 44th Congress. Mrs. Baker died in 1881, leaving two Sons, Edward P. and Charles D. In 1885 he married Janet, daughter of A. Larue, of Wheeler, N. Y.

From:
Landmarks of Steuben County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Harlo Hakes
Assisted by: L. C. Aldrich and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1896


Privacy Policy for OnlineBiographies

NAVIGATION
Steuben County, NY
Biographies

Names A to C
Names D to L
Names M to R
Names S to Z

Online
Biographies

New York
Histories

New York
Biographies

Maine
Histories

Pennsylvania
Histories

Pennsylvania
Biographies

For all your genealogy needs visit Linkpendium

Family Tree Maker 2012