Person:Amos Baker (8)

m. 18 Aug 1760
  1. Amos Baker1764 - 1814
m. 4 May 1806
  1. Henry Knox Baker1806 - 1902
  2. Mary Weston Baker1808 - 1860
  3. Delia Rice Baker1810 - 1889
  4. Joseph Baker1812 -
Facts and Events
Name Amos Baker
Gender Male
Birth[1] 26 Jan 1764 Shrewsbury, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
Military[2][3] 1777-1783 Enlisted in the Continental Army at the age of 13, and served with rank of private until the end of the American Revolutionary War.
Marriage 4 May 1806 Canaan, Somerset, Maine, United Statesto Betsey Weston
Death[2] 7 Oct 1814 Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States

Quoted from Genealogy of the Descendants of John White of Wenham and Lancaster, Massachusetts by Almira Larkin White, Vol 2, p. 510-11.

Amos was b. in 1764, and when thirteen years old enlisted in the Revolution and served to the close of the war, when he was one of Washington's Life Guards. When discharged he had not money enough to get home, and stopped to earn some by the way. After he reached home he married and settled in New Hampshire, but his young wife soon died. How he picked up an education is not known, but when about forty years old, he went to Canaan, Me., and taught district school and singing school; married Miss Weston and settled there, enduring all the hardships of a new country.... Mr. Baker having been a soldier in early life, he had a taste for military, and though nearly fifty years of age, enlisted near the close of the war of 1812, but his health giving out, he died suddenly in the army near Buffalo, Oct. 7, 1814.
References
  1. Shrewsbury, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. Vital Records of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849. (Worcester, Massachusetts: Franklin P. Rice, 1904)
    12.

    BAKER, Amos, s., Joseph and Dinah, [born] Jan. 26, 1764.

  2. 2.0 2.1 White, Almira Larkin. Genealogy of the descendants of John White of Wenham and Lancaster, Massachusetts. (Haverhill, Massachusetts: Chase Brothers, printers, c1900-1909)
    2:510-11.
  3. BAKER, AMOS, in Daughters of the American Revolution. Genealogical Research System.

    BAKER, AMOS
    Ancestor #: A004859
    Service: NEW HAMPSHIRE Rank: PRIVATE
    Birth: 1-26-1764 SHREWSBURY WORCESTER CO MASSACHUSETTS
    Death: 10- -1814 11 MILE CRECK NEW YORK
    Service Description: 1) COL. CILLEY 1ST NH CL