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From: Janet Burks <>
Subject: [VAWASHIN] Baker families of Washington Co, VA
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2004 17:22:32 -0600


We are searching for any descendants and information of BAKER families that
resided in present Washington Co, VA area from 1750 on. Glad to
exchange information.
Thanks,
Janet Baker Burks


Known so far are:

1. Humphrey BAKER b 1711 England and died after 1790. Removed ca 1750 to
Bakers Creek on middle of the Holston River (was known as Stalnaker and
Hutton Creek as well). His wife was named Anna. The Shawnee Indians
attacked the Humphrey Baker settlement 3rd of May 1755 and wounded his
daughter Mary.

Known children are:
1. Thomas Baker b ca 1737
2. John Baker b 1737-1750
3. Mary Baker b bef 1755
4. George Baker b ca 1742-1752 probably on Bakers Creek
5. Rev. Robert Baker b 1754 on Bakers Creek
6. Alexander Baker? b before 1761 on Bakers Creek
There may be other children.
Thomas, John, George and Robert all fought in Dunmore's War 1774 from this
present county as well as the American Revolution.


2. Isaac BAKER SR b ca 1716 Ireland and died ca 15 Mar 1796 Bristol,
Washington Co, VA
Removed to Washington Co, VA area ca 1772 from Maryland and resided on
Beavers Creek (later called Bakers Creek which went down into Sullivan Co,
TN) Isaac married (1) Catherine Postlethwaite abt 1740 (2) Mary Head abt 1787.

Known children all born in Maryland are:
1. Mary Baker b ca 1745
2. Susannah Baker b ca 1747
3. Joshua Baker b ca 1744
4. Evan Baker b ca 1751?
5. William Baker b ca 1750
6. John Baker b ca 1753
7. Alice Baker b ? m. Ephraim Smith of Wash. Co, VA
8. Nelly or Healchy? Baker b ca 1742
9. Catherine Baker b ca 1762
10. Thomas Baker b ca 1755
11. Isaac Baker Jr. b ca 1754-1769
12. Else Baker b ?


3. Rev. Andrew BAKER (Baptist) b 1749 Virginia resided in Grayson,
Russell and Lee Co, VA and NC. Found for a short time after 1810 in
Washington Co, VA. He died in Lee Co, VA. For more information on this
line contact:
Gale Wallen at
Gwen Bjorkman at



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