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The William and Mary Baker Family of England

William and Mary Baker, the immigrant ancestors, arriving in 1660

Much research has been done to show that William Baker arrived at Concord MA from England in 1660. In truth, we know litttle about them. They arrived after the “great migratation” (1620-141) when the large influx of Puritan English emigrated to Massachusetts. A three generation tree is shown below. Since one male survived for the next two generations, all known Bakers can trace their ancestry to Joseph & Alice (Jefts) Baker. This has reduced the overall number of descendants someone. Nevertheless, we are left with several .

List of all male Bakers

All male Bakers up to the 1940 census have likely been identified .

The Baker Challenge

I am throwing down the gauntlet, and will buy a CUP OF COFFEE to anyone who can show me a male Baker born before 1940 that belongs on this list. Email the name and your proof, and I will email you back a certificate for coffee, courtesy of Starbucks.

Baker DNA

Two distinct branches from Peter Baker, son of Joseph & Sarah (Wheeler) Baker, have matching DNA. Evidence that Peter is a descendant of William & Mary Baker is strong. These results can be seen at the Baker DNA website, kit number 685995. This DNA does NOT match other well-known Baker's who immigrated into Massachusetts including Edward Baker of Lynn, Alexander Baker of Boston, and Francis Baker of Yarmouth.

The Mayflower Connection

One Branch of the Baker family (descendents of James Baker who married Mary Palmer) can trace their lineage back the Mayflower Pilgrim Howland. Here are few articles about acceptance into the society, and about the Palmer line

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NewEnglandGenealogist.com

Genealogist Amylynne (Baker) Murphy has invested a lot of time into her own family tree, with a focus on early William Baker and descendants of Larkin Baker

Early Massachusetts Vitals to 1849

Massachusetts is blessed with a plethora of early town records (Thank you Puritan). In the early 1900's books were published by each town. This website has brought them all together for easy viewing.

Records of Littleton, Massachusetts

The format of Littleton Town Records books does not appear so one needs to look through the records of Littleton directly.

The Research of Amos Baker

Donated to NEHGS. Never published but results show up in books by Silas Baker and Andrus. Amos Baker write was the first to research and put together a tree for William Baker.

Descendants of William Baker, Jr. (d. Concord, MA. 1702)

written by Silas Kenneth Baker. Well researched with a large number of sources identified. Available as an Amazon ebook for a very small fee.

Genealogy and history of the Baker, Andrus, Clark, and Adams families, 1920

Excellent source of early records, many unsourced, but available no where else.

Surviving Family Accounts

1. Ethel (Baker) Neff
2. Wilma (Baker) Richard (1909-1991) (link here) was an avid genealogy and supplied great information about the descendant of James Baker (link here)