Wednesday, January 26, 2005

BAKER - Exeter, RI

Delivered Terri to the airport to go see her sister in California for a couple of weeks.

Ordered two rolls of microfilm at the Family History Center in Whitesboro. Town of Exeter, Rhode Island Town Records (1742-1818.) These should be the same books that Arnold abstracted the published series of vital records from.

Looked at the Rhode Island Vital Records microfiche set for Exeter and found the following information. BAKER Births: [Ch. of] Elisha and Sarah; Dorcas May 18, 1754, David Dec. 6, 1755, Harrington Oct. 8, 1756, and *Christian* May 18, 1758. Note: this Christian’s date of birth is the exact same date that we have for my 4th great grandmother Elizabeth (BAKER) CHASE “of Shaftsbury, VT. (and later of White Creek, Washington Co., NY.) There is a possibility that the actual handwritten town record might say whether or not Christian is a boy or girl. Hopefully.

Arnold’s Exeter births also shows the children of Elisha’s brother, Samuel S. BAKER and h/w Abigail as; Benjamin Jan. 21, 1749, Amos Feb. 2, 1750, Thomas Oct. 29, 1751, Ruth Feb. 24, 1753, John July 16, 1759, Peleg May 23, 1761, and Mehitable March 10, 1764.

Worked a little on the Cambridge 1800 census and John BAKER’s Rev War Pension file.


Bonnie Weber said...

Hi Dick
I have the Rhode Island Baker line, and a group of us has been working together for the past few years.
My own work in genalogy started 40 years ago, before the computer "age".
We have all of the descendants of Reverend Thomas Baker down at least 4-5 Generations, and some lines to 9.
Bonnie (Baker) Weber

Bonnie P said...

Hi Bonnie
Do you have any information on a Thomas Baker born 1786 in Newburgh, Orange, NY. His family came from Rhode Island. He studied to be a Presbyterian minister and a phycisian. He married Catherine Yaple 1814 in Ithaca, NY. I would like to know who his parents were?
Bonnie P