Facts and Events
Humphrey Baker settled near Glade Spring about 1752, and appears throughout the area records until about 1790. Those researching this settler believe he was born in Old Swinford, Worcester, England in 1713, and in 1729 signed as an indentured servant to serve for six years in the colonies. They have him in the household of a John Beall in Prince George County, MD, in 1733, and marrying Ann in 1736. This same source places Humphrey on Borden's Grant c1737-1742, then moving to the New River to settle near Samuel Stalnaker by 1745. Stalnaker established a home near modern Glade Springs about 1750, and Humphrey settled there on what became known as Bakers Creek by 1752.
No Specific sources are provided for the above. It is not clear that the Humphrey Baker noted in England, Maryland, Borden's Grant, the New River, and finally at Glade Springs, are in fact the same person. While there is no reason to doubt these conclusions, additional work is needed to confirm this.