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 .
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.
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
Peter Baker in the Revolutionary War
A look at the Revolutionary War service to the Baker Family, focusing on Peter Baker but including his brother Joseph and his father Joseph Sr.
Peter and Lydia (Dudley) Baker of Westmoreland NH
A look at the life of Peter and Lydia (Dudley) Baker, along with a detailed examination of the accuracy of accounts
William R & Hecter (Runnels) Baker of Houston TX
The strange tale of a now lost line of the Baker family
Joseph and Eunice Palmer of Northumberland NY
The story of Joseph and Eunice Palmer who moved from Stonington CT to the wild frontier of Saratoga County, NY.
The application documents to show that this line of the Palmer/Baker family is descended from the Mayflower Pilgrim John Howland. It was approved 26 Oct 2015
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.
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)