Person:Hephzibah Baker (1)

m. 27 Oct 1785
  1. Hephzibah Baker1786 - 1872
  2. Pinkham Baker1788 - 1803
  3. Valina Baker1790 - 1875
  4. Betsy Baker1792 -
  5. Charles Baker1794 - 1871
  6. Franklin Baker1796 - 1872
  7. Deliverance Baker1799 -
  8. Abner Baker1801 - 1829
  9. Obed Baker1804 - 1886
  • H.  Henry Tracy (add)
  • WHephzibah Baker1786 - 1872
m. 9 Jan 1806
Facts and Events
Name Hephzibah Baker
Gender Female
Birth[1] 27 Oct 1786 Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
Marriage 9 Jan 1806 Nantucket, Nantucket, Massachusetts, United Statesto Henry Tracy (add)
Death[3] 10 Mar 1872 Nantucket, Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States
  1. Sherman, Robert M. (Robert Moody), and Ruth Wilder Sherman. Vital records of Yarmouth, Massachusetts, to the year 1850. (Providence, Rhode Island?: Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Rhode Island, c1975)
    p. 276.

    A Record of the births and names of the children of Lamuel Baker Jr. and his wife Abial is as follows Viz:
    Hepzebeth Baker was born October 27th 1786.

  2.   Nantucket, Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States. Vital records of Nantucket, Massachusetts to the year 1850. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1925-1928)
    p. 52.

    BAKER, Hepsibeth, w. Henry Tracy (s. Henry), d. Lemuel and Abial (Pinkham), 27th 10 mo. 1787. PR38
    [PR38=William C. Folger collection. Note: this is obviously not a contemporary recording, nor an official record, so the birth year must be considered an error.]

  3. Massachusetts, United States. Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915

    Deaths Registered in the Town of Nantucket, for the Year eighteen hundred and seventy-two.
    No.: 16
    Date of Death: Ditto [i.e, March] 10th [1872]
    Name: Hepsabeth Tracy
    Sex: f
    Condition: Widow
    Age: 85 y. 5 m. [birth about Oct 1786]
    Cause: Heart disease
    Place of Death: Ditto [i.e., Nantucket]
    Occupation: [blank]
    Place of Birth: Hyannis Mass
    Parents: Samuel & Abigal Baker
    Birthplaces of Parents: Haynnis [sic] Mass.
    [Note: parent identification not quite right. See note.]

  4.   As the Nantucket birth record shows, William C. Folger identified the wife of Henry Tracy as the daughter of Lemual and Abial. His notes adorn the marriage record in Nantucket as well, and are the only obvious evidence it is this Hephzibah who married Henry Tracy. The birth date is one year off. The death record of the wife of Henry Tracy in 1872 identifies her parents as Samuel and Abigail of Hyannis. This ends up being ambiguous. Is it a different person having coincidentally similar vitals, or is the same person having records that are slightly inconsistent? Source:Smith, Leonard H. Cape Cod Library of Local History and Genealogy, "The Baker Family of Yarmouth", and Source:Randall, Eunice Kelley Gidley. David O'Killia the Immigrant of Old Yarmouth, Massachusetts with His Descendants and Allied Families, 1652-1962, both show nothing after the 1786 birth, ie., no marriage or any further information for Hephzibah. However, Hephzibah's brother Abner Baker named a daughter Hepsibeth Tracy Baker, b. 1829 per Yarmouth VRs, which suggests the Folger conclusion is probably valid.