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An American Family History

 

Jacob Baker, Jr.

 

In 1607 the London Company established Virginia as the first permanent New World English colony.

Jacob Baker, Jr.. was born about 1789 in Dunmore County Virginia which is now in Page, County. He was the son of Jacob Baker and Magdalene Kibler.

When his father died, he inherited one fifth of his land in Clark County, Ohio including all the buildings. He was made the executor of the will and charged with providing a home and firewood for his mother and with taking care of her cows.

In 1826 in Clark County a Jacob Baker married Catherine Circle or he could have married Susanna Landers Richards.

Jacob Baker died on March 20, 1863 and was buried in Lawrenceville Cemetery.

Lawrenceville Cemetery is in the village of Lawrenceville, German Township, Clark County, Ohio.

cemetery

Children of Jacob Baker
and Magdalene Kibler
  • Philip Baker
  • Samuel Baker
  • Jacob Baker
  • Martin Baker
  • Magdaline Baker Xander
  • Henry Baker
  • John Baker
  • The first Europeans settled in the Northwest Territory in 1788. The Miami Company managed settlement in the southwest and the Connecticut Land Company managed settlement in the northeast. Migrants came from New York and New England. Ohio was admitted to the Union as the 17th state on March 1, 1803.

     

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    In 1831 Page County, Virginia was created from Rockingham and Shenandoah Counties. Originally it was part of Frederick County.