Biography of Andrew Baker
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Baker, Andrew, was born in the town of Dryden, July 8, 1850. His father, Reuben T. Baker, came from Pittstown, Rensselaer county, about 1816, and has always been known as one of the substantial citizens. Andrew Baker was educated at the common schools, and finished at the Ithaca Academy under Prof. Williams. At the age of twenty three he married Amana M. Peck, daughter of F. H. Peck, of Guilford, Chenango county, N. Y., and they are the parents of three children: Arthur W., Francis R., and A. Alvord. In 1884 he bought the old W. T. George property of 100 acres, now known as "Mapleton farm," on which he makes a specialty of breeding pure Jersey cattle. He was the first to introduce this breed into this county. At the first exhibition of his herd in Elmira in 1884 he received the gold medal of the New York State Agricultural Society, there being eight other herds in competition. Our subject is an intelligent, well read citizen, taking an active interest in school and church matters, and known as a practical and successful farmer.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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