Person:Marchant Baker (1)

Marchant Baker
m. 6 Dec 1759
  1. Lemuel Baker1760 -
  2. Sarah Baker1762 - 1855
  3. Deliverance Baker1764 - 1768
  4. Silas Baker1766 - 1844
  5. Marchant Baker1768 -
  6. Philip Baker1770 - 1804
  7. Molly Baker1773 -
  8. Asa Baker1774 - 1855
  9. Abner Baker1777 - 1801
  10. Elijah Baker1779 - 1808
  • HMarchant Baker1768 -
  • W.  Selah Luce (add)
m. 12 Apr 1796
Facts and Events
Name[1][2] Marchant Baker
Gender Male
Birth[1][2] 13 Dec 1768 Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
Marriage 12 Apr 1796 Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United Statesto Selah Luce (add)
  1. 1.0 1.1 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. 210.

    A record of the births of the children of Silas Baker and Rachel his wife is as follows viz:
    Marchant Baker was born December the 13th 1766

  2. 2.0 2.1 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. 50.

    "Marchant [child of Silas Baker and Rachel Marchant] born December 13, 1768."

  3.   There is an intention on 28 Nov 1795 in Yarmouth (VRs, p. 2:564) between Marchant Baker and Molly Sears, but no marriage record is found. Then, on top of that, there is an intention to Selah Luce just about 4 months later, whom he did marry according to the records. The only conclusion possible is that the first intentions appears to never resulted in a marriage. It appears Molly Sears m. Benjamin Parker. (Unfortunately, Molly Sears is greatly confused by various reports about Benjamin Parker m. 9 Nov 1797 Molly (Sears) Hallett (e.g., see Source:May, Samuel Pearce. Descendants of Richard Sares (Sears) of Yarmouth, Mass., 1638-1888, p. 170; NEHGR, p. 114:5). Briefly, the following facts argue against that: On p. 171, May says Enoch and Mary Hallet participated in an agreement of heirs on 19 Mary 1796. On 16 Apr 1797, per NEHGR 101:107, Barnabas, s/o of "Enoch Hallet and his wife [Mary]" is baptized. On NEHGR p. 107:108, Thankful, daughter of "Enoch Hallet and his Wife [Mercy]" is baptized and then others in 1803 and 1806. The Yarmouth intention (Yarmouth VR's, p. 568) for Benjamin Parker on 1 Sep 1797 says Polly Sears, not Polly Hallet, and the marriage record (p. 569) on 9 Nov 1797 says Molly Sears, not Molly Hallet. There is no death or marriage record for Enoch Hallett at any time from 1796 to 1806 to suggest why his wife would be remarrying.) Source:Randall, Eunice Kelley Gidley. David O'Killia the Immigrant of Old Yarmouth, Massachusetts with His Descendants and Allied Families, 1652-1962, p. 100, mis-reports the alleged marriage date between Marchant Baker and Molly Sears as 1 Nov 1795, which is contradicted by the date of intentions, but even that date only leaves 5 months between alleged marriages, suggesting somewhat hasty research.