An American Family History


Madgalene Kibler Baker

Buildings in Clark County, Ohio ranged from simple log cabins to sophisticated Italianate and Gothic Revival structures.

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

Women played an essential role in American society as mothers and homemakers.

Magdalene “Molly" Kibler Baker was born about 1760 in Virginia. She was the daughter of Henry and Mary Kibler.

She married Jacob Baker before 1776 when she was about sixteen years old. Their children and life together are described in detail in the section on Jacob and Magdalene Baker.

She was left a widow in 1821 and Jacob provided for her in his will beyond her dower rights.

I bequeath unto my beloved wife the third of all the profits arising to be paid to her by my said sons, Henry, Jacob, Martin, John and Samuel, if requested and my son, Jacob to furnish her with good house and garden or with a sufficient part of the house we now life in. He shall also furnish her with good firewood at her home. I also give and bequeath unto her my two best cows, and my Jacob is to feed and keep and take care of them for her during her natural life.

She died when she was 70 years old on April 11, 1830 in Clark County, Ohio and is buried in Lawrenceville Cemetery in Clark county with her husband and many other family members.

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

Children of Henry Kibler and
Mary Amelia Pierce
  • Magdalene Kibler Baker
  • Barbara Kibler Pence
  • Adam Kibler
  • John Kibler
  • Philip Kibler
  • Martin Luther Kibler
    Henry Kibler Homestead
    The Henry Kibler Homestead
    photo taken about 1926
    a few miles east of Luray, Virginia
  • Children of Jacob Baker
    and Magdalene Kibler
  • Philip Baker
  • Samuel Baker
  • Jacob Baker
  • Martin Baker
  • Magdaline Baker Xander
  • Henry Baker
  • John Baker
  • 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.

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


    Cattle were vital to a household and an important legacy.
    Unweaned cattle are calves.
    Female cattle are heifers and cows (had a calf).
    Male cattle are steers (castrated) and bulls.
    are trained draft animals and are often castrated adult male cattle.

    A Dower is a provision for a wife's support should her husband die before her. Her dower right was the use of ? of her husband's estate. The dower was settled on the bride at the time of the wedding. A drowry was the property a bride brought to her marriage.

    The first Europeans settled in the Northwest Territory in 1788. 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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