Person:John Baker (287)

John Renta Dan Baker
b.7 Oct 1735
m. 5 Sep 1754
  1. Robert T Julius Bob Baker1774 - 1859
Facts and Events
Name John Renta Dan Baker
Gender Male
Alt Birth? 28 Jan 1734/35 Date of birth given by some researchers.
Birth? 7 Oct 1735 Washington District, ND (Ashe-Wilkes area)
Marriage 5 Sep 1754 , Chowan, NC, USAto Elizabeth Terrell
Other There may be children born between 1754 date of marriage and the birth of his known first born 1759, which is a period of 5 years.
with Elizabeth Terrell
Other? 1767 , Pittsylvania, VA, USATax list
Other? 29 Jul 1778 , Wilkes, NC, USAWitnessed son George's wedding in Wilkes County, NC
Residence? Abt 1791 Washington, Tennessee, United StatesMoved his family from the New River settlement in NC to Washington County, TN (in what is now Carter County)
Other? 1792 "Renta" was in Kentucky before Statehood.
Census? 1810 , Clay, KY, USAPage 155
Military? Revolutionary War, NC Milita, Company C, under Col Cleveland. Said to be a scout.
Death? 1820 , Clay, KY, USADied in that part of Clay County that became Owsley County in 1843.
Burial? 1820 Owsley, Kentucky, United StatesJohn Baker Cemetery? No one knows for sure the actual location. There are at least two grave sites in SE Kentucky that are said to be his.
Other? Reputed to be the Uncle of former Governor of Kentucky, Robert P. Letcher. Renta was in KY as early as 1780's. Verbal history of Clay/Owsley County, KY stated Renta killed an Indian and took his wife and sired several children by her. This rumor has been around for several generations.
Other? From his exploits it appears "Renta" may have been in Kentucky as (what they called) a "Longhunter". The name was based on the type of weapon they used.
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