|The following is my
transcription from “Families of Norris Reservoir Area” (TN) by Marshall A.
WILSON, 1949, pp40-42. His sources were Nathaniel “Babe” BAKER, 5 Jan 1935
for Bowling BAKER and descendents of Campbell Co TN and Campbell Co records.
I Bowling BAKER
Resident of Clay Co KY. Revolutionary War soldier; entered service 1780 at age 16 (makes him b/1764); fought at Kings Mountain under John SEVIER (see Draper MMS 3DD377-382);
1 George W.
2 --He was guardian for Ewins (Ewing on gravestone) BAKER following death of George, Ewins’ father.
II George W. BAKER, son of Bowling
Dates of birth and death not known. He was found dead on road between Baker’s Forge and Jacksboro. Inventory of his estate 7 Sep 1826. He was owner and operator of Baker’s Forge on Cedar Creek, Campbell Co. (See report of Early Iron Industry-Norris TN Area). James and William BAKER were ececutors of George’s estate.
1 Ewins (Ewing)
2 George Washington (Wash)
(John COMER, who operated and rented the forge in 1830 and 1835, was thought to be either half-brother or step-father of Ewins. COMER married a RYAN. He died 8 Oct 1892. Their daughter, Mary, b/30 Nov 1830, married James H. AGEE, and their daughter, Catherine married James Hamilton GRANT III).
III Ewins “Huke” BAKER, son of George W., grandson of Bowling
Date of birth unknown, but he was a minor when his father died, about 1826. Thomas BAKER was his first guardian and N.B. WHEELER was next guardian. WHEELER rented the forge to various persons as guardian of Ewins.
m. Rachel IRWIN on 20 Apr 1851, by James H. GRANT; Rachel was daughter of Nathaniel IRWIN/Elizabeth MILLER.
2 James; m. Martha STRADER. Their children are Sadie and Cora. They live in Missouri.
3 Thomas; m. Elizabeth McNEW. Their daughter, Rachel, married ___RAY
4 Nathaniel; m. ___WILLOUGHBY. No children (This is Parlia, daughter of John WILLOUGHBY/Eliza E. HENEGAR???).
5 George; m. Alice MONROE. Their children are Herbert and Ella.
6 Robert; m. ___SPANGLER. No children.
7 Forest (Forrest???). Not married.
8 Lucy; m. John H. “Shack” IRWIN.
9 Mary; m. Robert WILSON.
10 Sadie; m. William M. “Toy” HARLESS.
11 Katie; m. A.M. LETT.
12 Martha; m. Dr. James WILLOUGHBY.
IV John BAKER, son of Ewins, grandson of George W., great-grandson of Bowling
m. Lucy MILLER, daughter of Rev. Rufus MILLER, a methodist preacher of Knox Co.
1 “Seebur” William
2 Mattie; “married a time or two”. No children.
III George Washington “Wash” BAKER, son of George W., grandson of Bowling
m. Jennie IRWIN, daughter of George IRWIN/Lucy MILLER.
(Note: G.W. BAKER m. Ann H. McADOO in Anderson Co, 5 Aug 1841. Do not know if this is the Same George W.).
1 Nancy; m. Jim COX of Briceville TN.
IV George BAKER, son of George W., grandson of George, great-grandson of Bowling
1 Harley; lives near Alder Springs (Campbell Co).
2 Bertha; m. ___MILLER.
3 Georgia; m. ___IRWIN.
This gives you three generations (Bowling-George W.-Ewing-Martha) of BAKERs back from Dr. James/Martha. According to this source, Martha was daughter of Ewing BAKER, not John BAKER (she was born Jan 1878, died 4 Apr 1913, buried LaFollette, Campbell Co, TN, Bakers Forge Cemetery). I can also give you a couple of IRWIN grandparents, if you need them. Let me know.
|This is from information
is from John Q. Chitwood User Page on 4/4/2001.
6. William Hiram Baker5, born March 27, 1825 in TN; died December 08, 1902 in TN. He was the son of 12. William Baker. He married 7. Elizabeth Davis Bef. 1850 in TN.
7. Elizabeth Davis, born October 04, 1825 in TN; died February 24, 1907 in TN. She was the daughter of 14. Sr. Wilson B. Davis and 15. Rhoda.
Notes for William Hiram Baker:
Obituaries from The West Union Association united Baptists' Minutes: " Hiram Baker, born April 27, 1825, departed this life Dec. 8, 1902. Joined the church at an early age, and was a deacon of the church for many years. On his death bed he requested his wife to tell all the preachers: 'I am going home to live with God in glory." He leaves a wife and ten children to mourn his absence."
|Mrs. Margaret Davis
of Oneida TN recently sent the following information:
"Hariam Baker served in Co. A, 1 TN National Guard" from Scott County TN during the Civil War.
I believe that William Hirum Baker's father was William Baker. His father was James Baker, who had the following children: Willim (b.c 1790-1800); James (b. c 1780-1790); George (b. VA, d. 1826 TN); John 'Jack'; Bowling (d. c 1790-1800); and Thomas (b. c1790-1800). George Baker had Ewing (a minor at the time of George's mysterious death in 1826 - he fell from his horse) and George Washington Baker, who married Jane Irwin and had James F. Baker (b. 2 April 1864, married. 25 February 1891 TN Helen Blanch Keen) and James and Helen had Howard Henry Baker, Sr. (b. 12 Jan 1902, Somerset KY) and married Dora Ann Ladd. They had two children: Howard Henry Baker Jr, b. 15 Nov 1925 and Mary Elizabeth b. 15 Aug 1931. Howard Jr. married Joy Dirksen, the daughter of Senator Everett McKinley Dirksen of IL and Louella Carver.
|According to "Land
of the Lake", in 1822 land was bought by George, James, William and Bowling
Baker for Baker's forge. William also is named in George Baker's will.
A Bowling Baker of Clay Co. was a Pvt., Inf. & Cavalry, b. c 1762. Also listed as a Pvt., William Cumberland, VA Militia, showing birth c. 1763.
In the Campbell Courtian, Vol 3, No. 1, page 8, 1997: Bastardy, Adultery and Lewdness Cases from the Campbell County, TN County Court Minutes, 1813-1827: "13 Jun 1826. State vs Wm BAKER. Bastardy. This day came said Defendant in his proper person together with his securities and entered into bond with approved Security for the safe keeping of this County from becoming Chargeable on account of a bastard child by him begotten upon the body of Nancy Reatherford and thereupon assumed payment of Cost accrued on the same. It is therefore Considered by the Court that said Defendant pay the costs aforesaid in form aforesaid assumed and that Execution may Issue for the same. [Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1823-27,p262].
Continuing: " 12 Dec 1826. State vs William BAKER. Bastardy. This day came Sterling Cocke Attorney General for the State as well as said defendant in his proper person and on Motion said Defendant Entered into bond of five hundred Dollars with approved security Condition for the safe keeping of this County from becoming Chargeable on account of a Bastard Child by him begotten upon the body of Nancy Danley Whereupon It is Considered by the Court that he pay the Costs accrued on this prosecution for which Execution May issue &c. [Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1823-27, p.392].
It is possible that this William Baker is the father of William Hiram Baker who was born in 1825.
During this same session, on 14 Dec. 1826 in the State vs Caswell Cross & Elizabeth Phillips, Indictment Lewdness & Adultery, Bowling Baker served on the jury.
On September 7, 1826, State of Tennessee, Campbell Co., an inventory of the Estate of George Baker, Deceased, with the Estate of James Baker, William Baker, B. Baker surviving co-partners with the said estate as follows:
One Negro woman and child, 3 wagons and the woodwork of one wagon, 4 horses, 5 pair long gears and 2 pair drawing chains, 2 Belloses (bellows? - they owned a forge), 1 set Blacksmith's Tools, 1 pair of Mill Stones, about 20 sides of leather Rawhide, 5 saddles, 3 Blankets, 10 head of cattle, 4 work steers, about 50 head of hogs or upwards, 7 Bedsteads, 4 pair of hooks, Two Iron Shovels, 1 large pot, 1 small kettle and lid, 1 oven and lid, 1 small kettle, 1 flat iron, 2 pot trammels, 1 set Dog irons, 1 flax wheel, 2 cotton wheels, 3 pair of cotton cords and dressers and furniture, 3 chairs, 10 pails, 2 washing tubs, 2 still tubs, 1 pickling tub and 1 V. Barrel, 2 check reals, 7 chairs, 2 tables, 20 warping spools, 2 beds and furniture, 5 pair bedsteads, 3 half bushels, 1 peck, 1 half peck, 2 Tin Trunks, 1 stack, one cross cut saw, 1 hand saw, 12 foot adds, 1 broad axe, 3 augers 2 chisels, 8 axes, 2 iron wedges, 2 scythes, 1 Cradle. James Baker and Willie Baker Admrs.
On October 12, 1826 a list of the sale of the Estate of George Baker, Deceased, and others was listed for a total of1536.63 1/4 - "of the amount of the sales of the estate of George Baker, Dec'd. together with The estate of James Baker, William Baker, and Bowling Baker, surviving partners with the said deceased. James Baker & Wm. Baker Administrators of Sd. estate. On 8th September 1828 the estate of George Baker was divided as follows:
Bowling Baker Receipt 9th June 1827 384.15 3/4
Elizabeth Baker Receipt 9th June 1827 192.00
James Baker Receipt 9th June 1827 384.15 3/4
William Baker Receipt 9th June 1827 384.15 3/4
Thomas Baker Recipt Guardian & C 192.07 1/2
|Quotes taken from
the Land of the Lake by Dr. G.L. Ridenour:
Page 34/5: November 4, 1814 Harris Ryan mortgaged to "David Cunningham all his things and hogs in Pulaske County, Kentucky", to secure payment for the forge. May 15, 1822, Ryan sold George, James, William and Bowling Baker a tract of land which "he bought of Cunninghams's heirs, Beginning on the west side of Grant's Creek twenty-five poles below the Iron Works thence near a west course so as to take in the house where the Bakers now live. From this time  the place was known as Bakers Forge".
Page 35: George Baker in the summer of 1826 was returning from Jacksboro riding a spirited black horse. When he crossed the divide from Sweaton Spring Hollow to Sugar Hollow the horse refused to proceed further along the trace past a scrubby post oak. After several attempts to make the horse pass the tree by the path, the horse reared and bolted through the heavy timber dashing Baker's brains out against a large oak. For years men on horseback used to make a half circle in the trace past the oak at which Baker's horse shied.
Page 35: ... For a few years the iron from Baker's Forge was sent to South Carolina by the drivers who took mules to the Carolina market. A post office was established at the forge and named Boy in honor of Judge Elihu Hall Boy.
Page 35: The amount of iron produced at the forge is indicated in a settlement of the estate of Ewin Baker, minor and orphan of George Baker, June 30, 1830. The following notes by the owners and forge workers were listed:
John Comer and Phillip Mallicoat 100 pounds due July 1; Thomas Nations and William York 210 pounds due August 1; John Madren and William Stanley 500 pounds due August 1; James and William Baker 700 pounds due September 15; James and William Baker 1,100 pounds due October 15; Bowling Baker 158 pounds due October 15; Iron added 2,768 pounds.
Page 35: In 1837 James Baker sold his land which he rented to the ore miners "at the east side of the branch (in Powell's Valley) near Hunter's mill extending to the ford opposite where William Cox formerly lived on the west side of the Branch and near the mouth of a branch where Reason Wright lived in 1836."
Page 35/36: After George Baker's death Baker's Forge was not as profitable on account of the difficulties of mining the ore, the dwindling supply of suitable wood for charcoal and the added expenses in hauling the ore. Several men were killed and others were seriously injured. Among the number was a slave who was killed on an ore wagon when a team ran away on top of the ridge north of Sugar Hollow. From this fatality the ridge has been known as the Negro Ridge.
Page 36: ... October 20, 1849 David Sharp sold Laban Sharp a tract of land "near an oar bank of George Baker and Company." In 1852 George W. Baker and John Comer mortgaged the forge and the house where "Alexander Rogers formerly lived" to James Cooper, David Sharp and James H. Grant. ...
Page 42: June 8, 1815, Robert Smith, George Baker, Senior, and Isaac Whitecotton were appointed judges of elections at George Baker's: ...
Page 43: ... to lay out a "Road from Ballard's foard [sic] on Powell's river by way of George Baker's Forge to intersect the Valley Road at or near the house of Robert Glenn's in Powell's Valley."
a bible: Actually the William Baker book, it's an oldie, is a bible. One
he supposedly carried all through the War. Couldn't find a whole lot of information
inside (I was hopeful there would be all kinds of names, etc. My Aunt Bessie
Razor Crabtree sent it to me. Connie Anderson.
More About William Hiram Baker:
Fact 1: December 1902, bur Baker Cem, Capuchine
Fact 2: Decon of United Baptists
Fact 3: 1850, Tabitha age 70 b VA liv with him/census
Notes for Elizabeth Davis:
West Union Baptist Association obituaries: "Bettie Baker - Born Oct. 4, 1825; Departed this life Feb. 24, 1907. She was a member of the Baptist family about 40 years and was Deaconess about 30 years. She was a member of the Capuchin Church at the time of her death. She leaves 9 children. She is now waiting we hope, in happy anticipation, the Resurrection Morn."
Children of William Baker and Elizabeth Davis are:
i. Calvin Baker, born June 09, 1850; died April 15, 1936; married Nancy Duncan; born October 19, 1856; died May 14, 1919.
ii. Delana F Baker, born Abt. 1854.
iii. Wilson Baker, born Abt. 1854.
3 iv. Armelda Baker, born February 10, 1856 in Baker Mt., TN; died August 01, 1949 in Winfield, Scott, TN; married Lindsay B Chitwood October 18, 1877 in Scott, TN.
v. Adolphos Baker, born Abt. 1859.
vi. Edward Baker, born June 14, 1861; died January 09, 1926; married Elvira Chitwood.
vii. Granville Baker, born June 02, 1863; died February 15, 1937; married Emily Baker; born February 18, 1875; died November 17, 1922.
viii. Elizabeth Baker, born Abt. 1866.
ix. Elijah Baker, born Abt. 1867; married Jane Bridges.
x. Isabel Almedia Baker, born May 15, 1870; died April 06, 1916; married John Chambers; born Bet. 1870 - 1879; died June 26, 1954.
Notes for John Chambers:
John Chamber was born on 4 February 187_. John and Isabel Almedia (Baker) are buried at Jellico Creek Church in Whitley County KY. There grandson is Russell Chambers, age 90 in June of 1998.
xi. Milton Baker, born August 15, 1872.
12. William Baker, born Bet. 1790 - 1800 in VA. He was the son of 24. James Baker.
Notes for William Baker:
A Hiram Baker d. ca. July 1842, Davidson Co. TN. In his inventory his wife, Nancy Baker was mentioned. Also a James Baker was listed - no other Bakers show up.
William Baker is listed in connection with the Baker Forge - probably owned by the Baker brothers. In the book, "Tennessee the Volunteer State 1769-1923, Vol I" it is mentioned that William Lindsay built the first iron furnace in the county and this was for George Baker. (Probably William's brother.)
|Received on 8 Oct.
I am the granddaughter of Melton and Julie (Pennington) Baker, daughter of Rose (Baker) McKinney (one of the twins) and John H. McKinney son of Aaron and Mae (Arnett) McKinney. I have a copy of land transfers in Campbell County back in 1846, 47 and 48. Samual Baker gave land to Samual Baker Jr., Granville Baker and Hiram Baker. Our Hiram would have been in his early twenties. I am having trouble reading it, will get another copy later. There is something about a Milan S. Baker. Do you have any information about these people? My questions are; is Samual
Baker Sr. our Hirams father and Milan S. his grandfather. There must a connection. Hiram and Elizabeth had a Granville born in 1863, then their son Calvin had a Granville born in 1892.
My daughter has the portraits of Hiram and Elizabeth. Our grandfather lived with us they hung on his bedroom wall.
My copy of your information came from Vanzetta Wolfe.
My e-mail address Ejlovitt@aol.com
Is Melton the son of William Hiram Baker? I have his name spelt Milton - don't have any info on who is wife is, etc.
Suspected that Hiram's father was William Baker (connected with Baker's Forge) - mostly because Hiram went by Hiram when young, then seemed to change to William, also called Billy later on. Your information on the land transfer is very interesting and puts a whole different light on it - would be glad to see any info you find. I checked the 1830 Campbell Co. census and there is a Samual Baker listed (right under George Baker). It shows him with one male under 5; 1 male 30-340 and 1 male 60-70 - on the female side is one female under 5; one F 30-40; one F 40-50 and one F 60-7 (if I read it correctly) - Hiram could be the male under 5.
Also Calvin, Hiram's son, named one of his son Sam.
A Samual Baker also shows up in the 1820 Anderson Co. TN census (Campbell was formed from Anderson so guess he would be the same Samual). In the TN Wills & Adm. book I found a Samual listed in Granger (1842) and a Samuel (1845) & Samuel A (1846) listed for Obion. In the index of enlisted men for War of 1812 a found 4 Samuel(s) listed - could be one and the same serving under different commanders, etc. one is listed as derserting in 1813. Have you found any other records on Samual?
Will try and check any sources I have. Baker line has driven me nuts for years. According to my mother-in-law (who died this June) Meldie Baker was kin to Sen. Howard Baker, Sr. Haven't been able to find much on his line.
Child of William Baker is:
6 i. William Hiram Baker, born March 27, 1825 in TN; died December 08, 1902 in TN; married (1) Clary; married (2) Elizabeth Davis Bef. 1850 in TN.
24. James Baker, born in of VA.
Children of James Baker are:
i. John Baker
ii. Bowling Baker, married Mary Smith.
Notes for Bowling Baker:
Mary Smith, daughter of Ali or Eli Smith and his wife Mary Glenn, the Glenn family evidently came to the Campbell County region in Tennessee in 1806. Their daughter, Mary Glenn married Eli/Ali their daughter, Mary married Bowling Baker Later, family members migrated to Missouri. Don't have as much information asI would like. In the recent history of Stone County Missouri, there is an interesting write-up of Bowling Baker and wife Mary "Polly" Smith's family. Will share if you would find it useful. Connie
Did you know the story that Bowling was shot by Bushwhackers. He was running to a corncrib for shelter when they rode up. Enos Baker was my line. He married Martha Stone. Had a son who died as an infant, and two daughters, Cordelia Eveline and Alice Jane. Enos died shortly after arriving home, in the Fall after his unit was disbanded. There is a Baker Bible that belonged to William Baker. Wonder if it's your William. Connie
His will is on the Stone County MO web site.
iii. Thomas Baker
iv. George Baker, died 1826 in Campbell Co. TN.
12 v. William Baker, born Bet. 1790 - 1800 in VA
3. Armelda Baker, born February 10, 1856 in Baker Mt., TN; died August 01, 1949 in Winfield, Scott, TN. She was the daughter of 6. William Hiram Baker and 7. Elizabeth Davis.
Notes for Lindsay B Chitwood:
Lindsay Brassfield Chitwood is buried in the Winfield TN, Chitwood Cem, along with Armelda. Row 5, Lots 24 & 24. He was a farmer, and according to census records, could read and write, while Meldie could do neither. Lindsay's middle name is Brassfield according to his grandson, George Chitwood, the surname Brassfield was from his mother's line. He also named a son Lindsay Brassfield Chitwood.
Notes for Armelda Baker:
Armelda (Baker) Chitwood was suppose to be related to Sen. Howard Baker Sr. The connection has not been proven. However, a William Baker is connected to Howard's line and in early records William Hirum Baker went by Hirum and Billy, later he used the name William Baker Sr., leading one to guess that his father's name was William and he didn't care for the designation of Jr. so used his middle name or nickname. Bill Dahlan Chitwood, a great grandson of Lindsey and Meldie (Baker) Chitwood, also had heard of the Howard Baker family connection but didn't know how.
Sen. Howard Baker, Jr., married Sen. Nancy Kasselbalm c 1992. Nancy was a Senator from Kansas.
More About Armelda Baker:
Fact 1: August 01, 1949, Death Certificate
Children of Lindsay Chitwood and Armelda Baker are:
1 i. John Q Chitwood, born July 07, 1878 in Scott, TN; died March 08, 1959 in Knoxville, Knox, TN; married Nancy Belle Bridges February 20, 1902 in Scott, TN.
ii. Barney Chitwood2, born September 22, 1879 in Campbell Co. TN; died August 21, 1955 in Kingsport, TN; married (1) Nancy Blankenship; born March 28, 1886 in Campbell Co. TN; died November 26, 1964 in Chicago, Cook, IL; met (2) Martha Stephens.
Notes for Barney Chitwood:
Barney and Nancy (Blankenship) Chitwood are buried at the Douglas II Cemetery (near Oswego), in Section B. They are buried near Barney's brother, John Q. "Dock" Chitwood and his wife, Nancy Belle "Nannie" (Bridges). They had six boys and five girls, plus two other children who died in early childhood.
iii. Riley Chitwood2, born November 02, 1882 in Scott Co. TN; died August 09, 1932 in Winfield, Scott, TN; married Rebecca Lewallen.
iv. Maggie Chitwood, born June 1885 in TN.
v. Daniel C Chitwood, born August 04, 1887 in TN; died 1917.
vi. Ewell Chitwood3, born April 13, 1890 in Winfield, Scott, TN; died October 16, 1970 in Winfield, Scott, TN; married Bertha Trammel; born December 03, 1897.
vii. Betty Chitwood, born February 1893 in TN.
viii. Rachel Chitwood, born August 01, 1896.
ix. William Chitwood, born September 23, 1896 in TN; died 1918 in WWI.
x. Lindsay Brassfield Chitwood, born October 12, 1897 in TN; died 1935 in TN.
Notes for Lindsay Brassfield Chitwood:
Was in the Navy in WWI.
xi. Isaac Chitwood3, born October 31, 1899 in Winfield, Scott, TN; married Helen Ford March 15, 1930 in Pioneer, TN; born February 12, 1912 in Caryville, TN.
xii. John Chitwood, born 1902 in TN.
Children of George BAKER and Martha RYAN are:
+ 2 i. George W. BAKER was born 1822 in Campbell Co., TN, and died 24 OCT 1884 in Campbell Co., TN.
+ 3 ii. Ewing BAKER was born 12 MAY 1823 in Campbell Co., TN, and died 13 MAY 1902 in Campbell Co., TN.
Children of George W. BAKER and Jane "Jennie" IRWIN are:3. Ewing BAKER (George BAKER1) was born 12 MAY 1823 in Campbell Co., TN, and died 13 MAY 1902 in Campbell Co., TN. He was buried in Bakers Forge Mem Cem, Campbell, Co., TN. He married Rachel IRWIN 18 APR 1851 in Campbell County, TN. She was born APR 1832 in Campbell Co., TN, and died ABT 1911 in Campbell Co., TN.
4 i. George Washington BAKER was born 10 JUL 1852 in Campbell Co., TN, and died 9 JUN 1929. He married Nancy Jane WILSON 18 JUN 1879, daughter of Sampson WILSON and Unknown WILSON???. She was born 10 SEP 1863, and died 16 MAR 1931. 5 ii. Ewing "Huke" BAKER was born 14 FEB 1854 in Campbell Co., TN, and died 18 OCT 1915. He married Frankie Triplett TAYLOR 28 JUN 1882. She was born 19 OCT 1851, and died 20 JUL 1930.
6 iii. Lucinda "Lucy" BAKER was born 22 JUL 1857 in Campbell Co., TN, and died 11 APR 1880. She married Jonathan POWELL. He was born 1851, and died 1882.
+ 7 iv. Nancy BAKER was born 1 FEB 1859, and died 15 SEP 1952 in Briceville, Anderson Co., TN.
+ 8 v. James Francis BAKER was born 2 APR 1864 in Campbell Co., TN, and died 5 APR 1924.
9 vi. Julia BAKER was born ABT 1865 in Campbell Co., TN, and died 1927. She married James Franklin "Jeems" HEATHERLY 12 AUG 1886, son of William HEATHERLY and Nancy LYNCH. He was born 1858, and died 1897.
10 vii. Sarah "Sallie" BAKER was born 24 DEC 1867 in Campbell Co., TN, and died 19 OCT 1946. She married Charles R PETREE, son of G.W. PETREE and Harriet NEWEL. He was born 22 AUG 1865, and died 5 MAY 1928.
11 viii. Mary Louisa BAKER was born 14 APR 1870 in Campbell Co., TN, and died 14 MAR 1870. She married William Wesley HEATHERLY 30 AUG 1888, son of William HEATHERLY and Nancy LYNCH. He was born 3 MAY 1868, and died 23 JAN 1940.
12 ix. Martha Love BAKER was born 14 APR 1871 in Campbell Co., TN. She married Alvis H. HEATHERLY BEF 1890, son of William HEATHERLY and Nancy LYNCH. He was born 4 SEP 1858, and died 31 DEC 1944.
13 x. Mossie BAKER was born 14 DEC 1876 in Campbell Co., TN, and died 8 NOV 1948. She married Alfred Lee FOSTER 12 JUL 1900. He was born 18 JAN 1871, and died 15 JUN 1937.
Children of Ewing BAKER and Rachel IRWIN are:
14 i. John BAKER was born APR 1852.
15 ii. James M. BAKER was born ABT 1854 in Campbell Co., TN.
16 iii. Thomas W. BAKER was born 4 APR 1856 in Campbell Co., TN.
17 iv. Nathaniel Irwn BAKER was born 1 NOV 1858 in Campbell Co., TN.
18 v. George BAKER was born 3 APR 1861 in Campbell Co., TN.
19 vi. Robert BAKER was born ABT 1864 in Campbell Co., TN.
20 vii. Lucy Ann BAKER was born 19 FEB 1866 in Campbell Co., TN.
21 viii. Mary BAKER was born ABT 1868 in Campbell Co., TN.
22 ix. William Forrest BAKER was born 29 JUN 1871 in Campbell Co., TN.
23 x. Sarah BAKER was born 12 AUG 1872 in Campbell Co., TN.
24 xi. Nancy Catherine BAKER was born JAN 1875 in Campbell Co., TN.
25 xii. Martha M. BAKER was born JAN 1878 in Campbell Co., TN.
Children of George Washington Baker and Nancy Jane Wilson are:7. Nancy BAKER (George W. BAKER2, George BAKER1) was born 1 FEB 1859, and died 15 SEP 1952 in Briceville, Anderson Co., TN. She was buried in Circle Cem., Briceville, Anderson Co., TN. She married James S. COX 16 SEP 1877 in Campbell Co., TN, son of Abraham COX and Genzeth HOUSLEY\OWSLEY. He was born 19 NOV 1854 in Campbell Co., TN, and died 18 JAN 1931 in Briceville, Anderson Co., TN. He was buried in Circle Cem., Briceville, Anderson Co., TN.
2 i. Viola Estelle Baker was born 26 NOV 1881.
3 ii. Harold Franklin Baker was born 7 MAY 1885.
4 iii. Dosha Mae Baker was born 31 MAY 1888.
+ 5 iv. Bertha Jane Baker was born 20 JUL 1891.
6 v. Grace Cleo Baker was born 28 APR 1894, and died 17 MAR 1987. She married Charley Irwin 1 AUG 1915, son of Winfield Scott Irwin and Josephine Ayers. He was born 8 MAY 1891.
7 vi. Orpha Naomi Baker was born 26 MAR 1897, and died 28 OCT 1902.
+ 8 vii. Living Baker.
Children of Nancy BAKER and James S. COX are:8. James Francis BAKER (George W. BAKER2, George BAKER1) was born 2 APR 1864 in Campbell Co., TN, and died 5 APR 1924. He was buried in Somerset, Pulaski Co., KY. He married Helen Blanche KEENE 25 FEB 1891, daughter of Alderson T. KEENE and Sallie CURD. She was born 25 AUG 1869 in KY, and died 16 FEB 1944. She was buried in Somerset, Pulaski Co., KY.
+ 26 i. George Washington COX was born 3 AUG 1880 in Campbell Co., TN, and died 27 JAN 1959 in Briceville, Anderson Co., TN.
+ 27 ii. John Ewing COX was born 8 DEC 1880 in Campbell Co., TN, and died 4 MAR 1964 in Lake City, Anderson Co., TN.
28 iii. David (Dave) COX was born AUG 1883 in TN.
29 iv. Julia COX was born MAR 1886 in TN.
30 v. James Lewallen COX was born 29 AUG 1893, and died 17 DEC 1964 in Somerset, Pulaski Co., KY.
31 vi. Minnie COX was born FEB 1894 in TN.
32 vii. Lulu COX was born APR 1896 in TN. She married Edward DUNCAN.
33 viii. Earnest Samuel COX was born APR 1898 in TN, and died 1953. He married Living BRANSOM. He married Living ROSE.
34 ix. Irene COX was born 1901 in TN. She married Ruley DUNCAN.
Children of James Francis BAKER and Helen Blanche KEENE are:
35 i. James "Jamie" Washington BAKER was born 23 MAR 1898 in Scott Co., TN, and died 17 APR 1983. He married Viola TOOMEY. She was born 5 JAN 1898, and died 20 APR 1968. Daughter of John Toomey and Elizabeth (Bettie) Phillips
+ 36 ii. Howard Henry Sr. BAKER was born 12 JAN 1902 in Somerset, Pulaski Co., KY, and died 7 JAN 1964 in Knox Co., TN.
37 iii. Helen BAKER was born 27 JUN 1894 in Scott Co., TN, and died 1904 in Scott Co., TN.
38 iv. William Doisy BAKER was born 26 DEC 1906 in Scott Co., TN, and died 3 JUN 1983. He married Evelyn BENNETT 14 MAY 1927. She was born 11 AUG 1908, and died 24 SEP 1984.
Children of Bertha Jane Baker and Houston Miller are:26. George Washington COX (Nancy BAKER3, George W. BAKER2, George BAKER1) was born 3 AUG 1880 in Campbell Co., TN, and died 27 JAN 1959 in Briceville, Anderson Co., TN. He was buried 29 JAN 1959 in Circle Cem., Briceville, Anderson Co., TN. He married Mattie GROSS 1900. She was born AUG 1875, and died BET 1900 AND 1903. He married Mary (Mamie) Magdalene DELOZIER 18 NOV 1903 in Anderson County, TN, daughter of George Robert DELOZIER and Martha GALYON. She was born 21 FEB 1879 in Roane Co., TN, and died 14 JUN 1974 in Lake City, Anderson Co., TN. She was buried 17 JUN 1974 in Circle Cem., Briceville, Anderson Co., TN.
+ 9 i. Living Miller.
+ 10 ii. Edith S. Miller was born 19 MAY 1916 in Campbell County, Tennessee, and died 29 MAY 2002 in Anderson County, Tennessee.
+ 11 iii. Living Miller.
12 iv. Naomi Miller was born 18 JAN 1923 in Campbell County, Tennessee, and died 3 MAR 1978.
+ 13 v. Paul Miller was born 18 JUN 1923 in Campbell County, Tennessee, and died 1 FEB 1985.
Child of George Washington COX and Mattie GROSS is:
+ 39 i. Mary COX was born 25 SEP 1900 in Tennessee, and died 27 APR 1977 in Campbell Co., TN.
Children of George Washington COX and Mary (Mamie) Magdalene DELOZIER are:
+ 40 i. Mossie Glayds COX was born 9 OCT 1905 in Briceville, Anderson Co., TN, and died 11 JAN 1982 in Lake City, Anderson Co., TN.
+ 41 ii. Velma COX was born 31 AUG 1906 in TN, and died 8 JUN 1978 in Lake City, Anderson County, TN.
+ 42 iii. Charles Otis COX was born 16 DEC 1909, and died 12 FEB 1975 in Lake City, Anderson County, TN.
Ladd was a likeable well-to-do contractor in the logging androad construction
business. He was elected as Sheriff of Roane Countyin 1926, but died nine
months later. At his death, his lovely andcourageous wife, Tilda, was sworn
in as Sheriff and served 13 daysuntil the County Court met and elected her
brother-in-law, Frank L.Ladd, to the office. The Ladds had a son, Joe Ladd,
who died at theage of nine years, and three daughters: Dora Ladd married
Howard H.Baker, Sr., Myrtle Ladd married Glen Tidwell; and Frankie Ladd married"Spike"
After the death of her husband Chris Ladd, who was Sheriff of RoaneCounty, Tilda was sworn in as Sheriff and served 13 days until theCounty Court met and elected her brother-in-law, Frank L. Ladd, to the office.
Dora was born 9 November 1901 in Sugar Grove Valley in Roane County.She attended Roane County schools, and was an excellent student. Localresidents remember her as most attractive and a very pleasantpersonality. She taught at Dyllis School in Roane County beforeentering the College of Law at the University of TN, where she madeexcellent grades for two years. A romance blossomed between Dora andone of her classmates which resulted in her marriage to Howard H.Baker (1902-1964) shortly after he received his L.L.B. degree in Juneof 1924. The wedding ceremony was conducted in the Ladd home in OliverSprings. Soon after their honeymoon, the young couple made their homein Huntsville, TN, where Howard took over the law practice of hisailing father, Judge James F. Baker, who died two weeks after theirarrival.
Their first child born 15 November 1925 was named Howard Henry Baker,Jr. the famous U. S. Senator from TN. Tragically, Dora Ladd Baker diedin the prime of life from peritonitis following an operation 13 April1934. She left two children; Howard, Jr. age eight years, an MaryElizabeth Baker, age two years (who later married Congressman William Walmpler /from the 9th District in VA). The surviving husband, HowardBaker, Sr. was elected later to the U. Congress from the 2nd Districtin TN.
The Ladds were very active in social and political circles.Congressman J. Will Taylor and other notables were frequent guests intheir home.