Person:Phillip Baker (2)

m. Bef 1790
  1. Mary Baker
  2. Phillip Baker1780 - 1840
  3. Mary Margaret Baker1789 - 1858
m. Bef 1822
  1. Jacob J Baker1821 - 1860
Facts and Events
Name Phillip Baker
Gender Male
Birth? 1780/1790 Rowan, North Carolina, United States
Marriage Bef 1822 Ashe, North Carolina, United Statesto Elizabeth Hardin
Death? 1840/1850 Cherokee, North Carolina, United States

Phillip Baker was born ca 1780/90 per his age on the 1830 and 1840 census. If he is a son of Jacob Baker, as supposed, then he was probably born in Rowan County or or near Grants Creek.

No direct evidence has been found that proves Phillip is a son of Jacob Baker, but various bits of circumstantial evidence make it seem likely. Someone Phillip's age was with Jacob Baker for the 1790, 1800 and 1810 census. Another bit of evidence is that they both seem to live in the Beaver Creek area of Ashe Co., NC. Phillip named his oldest son "Jacob" perhaps after his father. None of this is solid proof that Jacob is his father but it all adds up and points that way. Some solid evidence would be helpful though.

Phillip would have been under 10 by the time of the 1790 census. Jacob Baker had two apparent sons under 16 with him in 1790 Rowan County. One of them could be Phillip.

Phillip would have been between 10 and 20 for the 1800 census. Jacob had two boys aged 10-15 with him then in Rowan County. One of them might be Phillip.

Phillip Baker would have been in his 20's by the 1810 census. He was old enough to be a head of household but wasn't listed as such so he was probably still with his parents. Jacob Baker was listed in Wilkes county for this census. In his household Jacob had one male age 26-44 (born ca 1765-1784) and two age 16-25 (born ca 1784-94). One of those could be Phillip.

Phillip Baker served in the War of 1812 as an Ensign in the 2nd Company, 5th NC Militia (Ashe County, NC). (Per Jim Weaver's website). Perhaps his military record contains useful information.

Phillip Baker wasn't listed on the 1820 census, nor did Jacob Baker have anyone Phillip's age residing with him then. He may have been living with another family as a hired laborer or something like that.

Phillip Baker married Elizabeth Hardin sometime prior to ca 1822 in Ashe Co, NC. She is a daughter of Henry Hardin and Catherine (---) as proven by Henry's Will of 1846 in Ashe Co., NC.

Phillip Baker was listed on the 1830 census in Ashe Co, NC two pages from Jacob Baker, some of his neighbors were known to be in the Beaver Creek area, same as Jacob Baker. They were next door to Elizabeth's parents.

  • 1830 Ashe Co, NC pg 4 Philip Baker 0100001000000-1000010000000
  • Analysis:
  • 1 male 40-49 (1780/1790)=Phillip Baker (1780/90)
  • 1 male 5-9 (1820/1825)=Jacob J. Baker (c1822) son
  • 1 female 30-39 (1790/1800)=Elizabeth Hardin Baker (c1800) wife
  • 1 female 0-4 (1825/1830)=Unknown daughter

Sometime prior to 1840 Phillip Baker and family moved to Cherokee Co, NC. He was listed there on the 1840 census. He had an older man and woman with him who's ages are a perfect match for Jacob Baker and his wife, so it is possible they went to Cherokee Co, NC with Phillip. It isn't Elizabeth's parents for they were still in Ashe Co., NC and listed there on the 1840 census.

  • 1840 Cherokee Co, NC pg 232 Philip Baker 0010000101000-0010001001000
  • Analysis:
  • 1 male 70-79 (1760/1770)=Unknown (possibly Jacob Baker (1760/65) Phillip's father)
  • 1 male 50-59 (1780/1790)=Phillip Baker (1780/90)
  • 1 male 10-14 (1825/1830)=Jacob J. Baker (c1822) son
  • 1 female 70-79 (1760/1770)=Unknown (possibly Mrs. Baker (1765/70) Phillip's mother)
  • 1 female 40-49 (1790/1800)=Elizabeth Hardin Baker (c1800) wife
  • 1 female 10-14 (1825/1830)=Unknown daughter

Phillip Baker died sometime prior to 1850 in Cherokee Co, NC.

  1.   Someone should check Phillip Baker's War of 1812 records. They may contain something of interest.
  2.   Ashe County Deeds (c1820-c1850) may contain something for Phillip and Elizabeth Baker.