An American Family History

Elizabeth Baker Branstiter

Buildings in Clark County, Ohio ranged from simple log cabins to sophisticated Italianate and Gothic Revival structures.
Rockingham County, Virginia was established in 1778 from Augusta County. European settlement began in the 1740s.

Most Americans were farmers in the 18th and early 19th centuries.

Elizabeth Baker Branstiter was born on September 12, 1805 in Rockingham (now Page) County, Virginia. Her parents were Philip Baker and Mary Elizabeth Kessler.

She married Daniel Branstiter in 1823 when she was eighteen years old in Clark County, Ohio. Their life together and children are described in detail in the section Daniel and Elizabeth Branstiter.

Elizabeth died on March 25, 1856 when she was 50 years old in Morgan County, Illinois. She was buried in the Sample Cemetery in Morgan County. It is located on private property outside of Jacksonville, Illinois. Elizabeth’s tombstone inscription, as recorded in 1974, read

Elizabeth Branstiter, wife of D. Branstiter
died March 25, 1856, aged 50 years 6 months.

All that remains is a small foot stone with "E. B."

Elizabeth's brother, James Baker, married Sarah Sample and her parents are buried in the same cemetery.

Clark County, Ohio was formed March 1, 1817, from Champaign, Madison and Greene Counties. The first settlement was in 1796. The inhabitants of German Township were German Lutherans who came from Virginia.

Children of Philip Baker
and Mary Elizabeth Kessler
  • Elizabeth Baker Branstiter
  • George B. Baker
  • Mary M. Baker Rockel
  • Sarah A. Baker Hunt Bilger
  • William Baker
  • James Baker
  • Susannah Baker Ryman
  • Jacob Baker
  • Daniel Baker
  • Jefferson Baker
  • In 1831 Page County, Virginia was created from Rockingham and Shenandoah Counties. Originally it was part of Frederick County.

    Children of Daniel Branstiter and
    Elizabeth Baker
  • Henry Branstiter
  • Sarah Branstiter Taylor
  • Philip Branstiter
  • Emery Branstiter
  • Mahala Branstiter Swartz
  • James Branstiter
  • Jacob Branstitre
  • Mary E. Branstiter Miller
  • Synthia Branstiter
  • Luticha Branstiter Mallory
  • Eliza Branstiter Baker
  • Daniel Branstiter
  • Women played an essential role in American society as mothers and homemakers.

    The Miami Valley is in southwest Ohio. It includes parts of Montgomery, Greene, Preble, Clark, Miami, Darke, Champaign, Shelby, Logan, Butler, and Warren counties.




    DNA match with other descendant in this line.
    Henry Kibler
    Magdalene Kibler Baker
    Philip Baker
    Elizabeth Baker Branstiter
    Sarah Branstiter Taylor
    Louisa Taylor Long
    Viola Long Bertrand
    Emma Ethel Bertrand
    Virginia Smith Miller

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