Person:Lemuel Baker (2)

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m. 14 May 1723
  1. Lemuel Baker1723/24 - 1807
  2. Sarah Baker1726 -
  3. Hannah Baker1728/29 -
  4. Silas Baker1731 - 1813
  5. Susannah Baker1734 -
  6. Philip Baker1737/38 -
  7. Deliverance Baker1740 - 1784
m. 26 Jan 1775
  1. Edward Baker1776 - 1818
  2. Deliverance Baker1779 -
  3. Love Baker1781 -
  4. Bethany Baker1784 - 1834
  5. Bethia Baker1786 -
  6. Ruth Baker1788 -
  7. Lemuel Baker1792 - 1825
  8. Polly Baker1795 -
  9. Lucinda Baker1798 -
  10. Roseanna Baker1798 -
Facts and Events
Name[1] Lemuel Baker
Gender Male
Birth[1][2] 23 Mar 1723/24 Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
Marriage 26 Jan 1775 Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United Statesto Ruth Marchant
Death[1][3] 20 Dec 1807 Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
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References
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Randall, Eunice Kelley Gidley. David O'Killia the immigrant of Old Yarmouth, Massachusetts with his descendants and allied families, 1652-1962. (Dartmouth, Massachusetts: E.K.G. Randall, 1962)
    p. 31, 50.

    [p. 31] "Lemuel [child of Deliverance O'Killey and Silas Baker] born March 23, 1724; died December 30 [sic, obvious typo, see p. 50], 1807."
    [p. 50] "Lemuel{4} Baker (Deliverance{3} O'Killey, Jeremiah{2}, David{1}) born March 23, 1723/24, died December 20, 1807, married January 26, 1775 Ruth Marchant."

  2. 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. 53.

    Lamah Baker the son of Silas and Deliverance Baker he was born on the 23rd day of March in the year of our Lord 1723/4.
    [Footnote: John Thacher's copy of this record interprets this as "Lamuel".]

  3. 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)
    Vol. 2, p. 547.

    Lemuel Baker died Dec. 20th 1807 in the 65th year of his age.
    [Note: age 64, so born about 1743. Apparently, assumed by various sources to be 85 misread as 65?]

  4.   "The Baker Family of Yarmouth", in Smith, Leonard H, comp. Cape Cod library of local history and genealogy: a facsimilie edition of 108 pamphlets published in the early 20th centur y. (Baltimore [Maryland]: Genealogical Pub. Co., c1992)
    p. 1140.

    Lemuel Baker, s/o of Silas Baker and Deliverance O'Kelley, b. 23 Mar 1723-4, d. 20 Dec 1807, m. 26 Jan 1775 Ruth Merchant.

  5.   There are several minor issues with this data, that singly do not present a problem, but in total, make it likely that there is an error here. That said, no alternative is obvious, the naming of the first child as Deliverance, and the secondary literature seems to agree with what is presented. But the following issues cause concern:
    *the name of the father was misspelled in the birth record, only assumed to be Lemuel
    *the age at death is 20 years off
    *the only known marriage at age 51
    *children born when the father was 75 years old
    It may be possible that the Lemuel who married as shown here, and died in 1807, was not the son of Silas and Deliverance Baker?