Pulaski Co., Missouri 1850: #510 Balaam Baker age 21 b. Indiana, Mary age 19 b. Indiana, N, William H., age 2 b. MO and Samuel 8/12 b. MO. [son of James M. Baker]


     Later land entries in township 34 range12:

     James M. Baker 30 Aug. 1867 E of SW and SW 120 acres section 34

     Balaam M. Baker 1859 SW & SE of 27 & NW of NE 34.

     Balaam M. Baker 1856 W of NE & SW and NW of SE 27-34-12.

     Robert F. Baker 1859 SW of NE & E SE, NW of SE and SW 320 acres in Section 29


1830 Morgan County, Indiana p. 234 alphabetized; these two men nine names apart:

John B. Baker 3 males under 10, 1 male 30-40; 1 female 5-10, 1 female 15-20, 1 female 20-30.

Bowling Baker 1 male 20-30, 1 female under 5, 1 female 20-30;

Boling Baker m. Morgan County, Illinois, 27 Dec. 1829 Patsey Jones.

Between the two was John Baker 1 male 20-30, 1 female under 5, 1 female 20-30.

John (R.) Baker m. 15 Jan. 1829 Susannah Baker, believed to be d/o George Baker.

John Baker m. 2 May 1839 Eliz McDaniel.

Mary Baker and Wade Lipscomb m. Greene County, Missouri 18 Sept. 1839. She was b. ca. 1820 in Tennessee and in 1850 they were living in Pulaski near Balaam Baker.

Morgan Co. Indiana Grantor Index

John A. Baker to James H. Baker 11 July 1833 C:20 11 July 1833 John A. Baker of Morgan In and James H. Baker of Monroe Co. IN for $31.50 sold all right, title and interest to the estate of Morris Baker deceased land of said [sic] county. George W. Baker, J.P.  

George Baker to James H. Baker 12 July 1833 p. 271 11 July 1833 George Baker and wife Patsy of Morgan Co., Indiana sold to James H.H. Baker of Morgan [sic] for $50 all interest, right, title and claim to estate of Morris Baker, deceased, late of said county. Wit: George Baker, J.P.  

John R. Baker to James H. Baker 11 July 1833 Book C:272 John R. Baker and wife Susannah of Morgan Co. to James H. Baker for $31.00 sold all interest, title and claim to estate of Morris Baker, deceased of said county.  

George W. Baker makes sale in 1835 to John Muncy.  

James A. Baker et al to Wiley Burns April 24, 1837 F:213 6/7 of said land.  

John B. Baker and wife Keziah sold to John Eccles 1837 F:216 Wit: C.B. Baker and James S. Hartman. 

John R. Baker to Jacob Myers Dec 10 1839 recorded 1840 H:97 10 Dec. 1839 John R. Baker and wife Susannah of Morgan Co. IN to Jacob Meyers sold 80 acres. Wit: Andrew J. Baker and Thomas Mitchell. nothing else before 1850.


Grantee Index

Wiley Burns to James M. Baker et al Trustee 1834 Liberty Church in Washington Twp.

F:210 George W. Baker and wife Esther on 1 Sept. 1837 of Morgan Co. IN sold to Wiley Burns E of NE frac 19-11-1 containing 77.90 Wit: Balaam M. Baker and Robert A. Campbell.

F: 211 4 April 1837 Rhoda Baker, widow of Morris Baker, late of Morgan Co. deceased sold to Wiley Burns for $100 the E of SE frac 19-11-1 being all her right and title.  

F: 212 25 April 1837 John R. Baker and Susanna of Morgan Co. Illinois to James A. Baker of Brown Co. Indiana for $31.00 sold all interest, right, claim and title in estate of Morris Baker, deceased. Wit: Sam’l Baker.  

F:213 24 April 1837 James A. Baker and wife Elizabeth and Andrew J. Baker and wife Ailey of Brown County, Indiana sold to Wiley Burns of Morgan for $425 the undivided 6/7 of the E of S fraction 19-11-1 to wit the undivided six sevenths being 66.06 (the same being the shares of six of the legal heirs of Morris Baker, late of Morgan Co. to wit: James A. Baker, Martha, Polly, John, the aforesaid Ailey and Susannah). Wit: John R. Manley and C.R. Butler.  

 8 Oct. 1839 1/7 of the E of S fract 19-11-1. G:141. 8 October 1839 Elijah Long and Nancy Long, heir of Morris Baker, deceased of Morgan Co. sold to Wiley Burns for $100 the seventh part as their heirship of E of South fraction half of S19-T11-R1.

Estill Co. Kentucky Tax Rolls   Starts 1807

First appearance 1811 John Baker owned 50 acres of 2nd rate at Station Camp. 1 poll and 2 horse Others all appear to be Barker

1812 faded, but Thomas Baker Sr. and Jur. appear; no land

1813 Thomas Baker only; no land 1 poll; 1814 same

1815 no Baker


George Baker no land 1 poll, 2 blacks over 15; 2 blacks total, 4 horses.


Geo Baker; still no land.

1818 George Baker still no land

1820 George Baker has acquired 641 acres on Ky River. Paying a poll, 3 blacks and 4 horses.


Clay Co. Kentucky  Tax Rolls

First was 1807: Elias Baker 1 poll and 1 horse.

Abner Baker with 200 acres on White Oak Creek

A number of Bowling families

John Baker with 1 poll and 3 horses

Isam Bolling 1 poll and 5 horses and then

Boling Baker with 1 poll and 2 horses.


George Baker with 100 acres on South fork.

Maurice Baker with 400 acres on Bullskin Creek

James Baker 1 poll, 1 horse

Robert Baker 200 acres on Bullskin Creek.

Isham Boling 100 acres on Redbird?

John Baker no land 1 poll, 2 horses.

Boling Baker 1 poll, 2 horses

Abner Baker is big land holder with 1000 acres.



John now has 50 acres; the whole group is there; time to move to other records.


Pulaski Co. Kentucky 1820

Larkin Baker

p. 52 Andrew Baker 310001-23100

p. 53 Polly Baker 120000-01110

William Baker 010001-001

p. 3 pt. 2 John Baker 111101-01000

Clay County, Kentucky 1820 census

p. 111 John Baker 1 male 10-16, 1 male 16-18, 2 males 16-26, 1 male 26-45; 1 female under 10, 1 female 10-16, 1 female 26-45. (no other Bakers or other familiar names. 

p. 125 John D. Baker 1 male 16-18, 1 male 16-26, 1 male 26-45; 1 female under 10, 1 female 1016, 1 female 26-26, 1 female 26-45. (no other Bakers; bunch, Morris, Combs, Reavis or Reams.

John, Jesse, Justus, and William Bowling on p. 126 

p. 130 John Baker 2 males under 10, 1 male over 45; 2 females under 10, 1 female 10-16, 1 female 26-45. (no familiar names) 

p. 130

Nancy Campbell

a number of others

Bowling Baker, Jr. 12110-13211

James Baker 30100-101

Ephraim Lunce

John Chandler

John Baker 3 males under 10, 1 male 10-16, 2 males 16-18 3 males 16-26; 1 female under 10, 1 female 10-16, 2 females 16-26, 1 female over 45.  

Deed Books for Clay County have no index

1807-1826 Deed Book A

A:138 Bowling Baker of Clay Co being a private in Capt. Thomas McGitton’s Company of Kentucky Volunteer militia of 11th Reg. constituted and appoint William M. Phelps my attonry to ask for and receive payment of the said regiment for services under the company of Governor Shelby into Canada. 8 Aug. 1815.  

A:141 16 March 1816 Jesse Bowling of Clay for $25 sold to James Lewis a tract in Ash County, North Carolina. (described) Wit: John Lewis and Samuel Lewis.  

A:230 12 Oct. 1818 George Baker of Clay to Morris Allen of same for $300 50 acres on Kentucky River (described).  

A:303 22 June 1820 George and wife Susannah Baker to Robert Morris, both of Clay Co. tract of land on South fork of Kentucky containing 50 acres.  

B:345 15 Sept. 1836 Robert and wife Catharine Baker, John H. Baker and wife Lucinda, Robert Baker, Jr. and wife Sally of Clay to John and Job Allen of same property surveyed for John and Robert Baker.  

B:347 15 Sept. 1836 Andrew Baker of Clay to Adarivan Allen of same a tract on south fork of Kentucky River containing 50 acres. Wife Polly released dower.

Finished Clay County, Kentucky Deed Book B to 1838.

 Clay County, Kentucky

 1830 Census

p. 172 John Baker: 1 male under 5, 1 male 20-30, 1 male 40-50, 1 male 80-90; 3 females under 5, 1 female 20-30, 1 female 70-80. Next to Christopher Bowling.  

p. 175 Francis Dizarn 1 male under 5, 1 male 10-15, 2 males 15-10, 1 male 40-50. Next to

John C. Baker 1 male under 5, 1 male 50-60.  

p. 180 John Baker 1 male 15-20, 1 male 50-60, 4 females under 10, 1 female 20-30.  

Tax records 1813 Clay County, Kentucky

Bowling Baker 1 poll 2 horses

William Baker 1 poll 4 horses

Robert Baker 100 acres South fork 1 poll 5 horses

James Baker 1 poll 2 horses

John Baker Jr. 1 poll, 1 horse

George Baker 100 acres south fork

Bowling Baker 1 poll

Morris Baker 1 poll 3 horses

Abner Baker over 100 acres on Goose Creek and Little Gose Creek, 1 poll, 20 slaves, 8 horses.  


Abner Baker, lots of land

George Baker 100 acres

Robert Baker

Bowling Baker

John Baker

Morris Baker

Bowling Baker

John Baker, neither John has land.



John Baker Alensy's Company

John Baker, Akins company

John Baker also Akins

Robert Baker Akin's company

Morris Baker in Allens Company

Bowling Baker

John Baker Allen's company

Abner Baker


Bowling Baker 100 acres on Rock Creek

James Baker on Rock Creek



Abner Baker

Robert Baker has 50 acres on S.F. KY intered by R. Baker

Morris Baker

John H. Baker

John D. Baker

John C. Baker.

Bowling Baker, Sen

George Baker

Bowling Baker, Jr.

Alexander Baker 150 acres on Sturgen Creek

Solomon Baker



Abner Baker

Bowling Baker Jr.

Robert Baker

John Baker

George Baker

Bowling Baker, Sen

James Baker

John Baker

John Baker



Abner Baker

John C. Baker South Fork, KY

Robert Baker South Fork

John H. Baker

John D. Baker

James Baker

Bowling Baker

Bowling Baker

George Baker

William Baker

John Baker

John Baker in Anderson's Company 

No John R. Baker appearing as late as 1823.  


Hiram Baker, John H. Baker, Robert Baker, Jr., Andrew Baker, William Baker, John C. Baker, Robert Baker, Abner Baker.



Reuben Baker, 1 poll

John C. Baker

William Baker

William Baker, Jr.

Job Baker

Jackson Baker

Bowling Baker no poll.

Abner Baker, Jr.

John H. Baker

Robert Baker, Jr.

Robert Baker, Sr.

Adaminon Baker  

1836, 1837, 1838, 1839 missing

No Bowling Baker



Bolin Baker, 1 poll,

same page as Reuben Baker although not next to him.

Census no Bowling Baker as head of household

Reuben Baker listed on p. 309 with a household of 1 male under 5, 1 male 30-40, 1 male 60-70, 2 females under 5, 1 female 30-40.


1841 Tax list Bolin Baker gone

1842 no Bolin Baker


Reuben Baker m. 27 October 1833 Tabitha Davidson

Andrew Baker m. 10 October 1833 Polly Abner. Elisha Abner, her father, gave consent.


Clay Co. Ancestral News I (Sept. 1985) 15

John Baker Sr. was called "Renta" He had a brother, Bowling and a brother George.



James Baker m. Lucinda McGuire in Estill Co. 1820

     i.         Balaam Baker b. ca. 1822 m. Linn Co. MO 1846 Mary Baker, daughter of Samuel L. Baker; Source: Baker Family Genealogy and Allied Families by Ralph D. Shipp. p. 111 The compiler has very little information on Mary Baker and Balaam Baker. Family history says his father was James, a second cousin of George W. Baker. James Baker was b. 1800 in SC, moved to Kentucky with his parents (unnamed). m. 31 Aug. 1820 Estill Co. KY Lucinda McGuire. They had four children: Balaam, Wallace, Polly m. William Cook and Lucinda m. John Bell. Balaam and Polly were both ill-treated during the Civil War and died in 1866. Polly’s father, Samuel Baker, came from Villisca, IA and took all the children except William. He became their guardian in 1866.

     ii.          Wallace Baker

     iii.         Polly Baker m. William Cook

     iv.         Lucinda Baker m. John Bell.


Balaam Baker m. Emily [-?-]          

          i. Archibald Baker b. 14 Nov. 1831 Pulaski Co. MO d. 1928 in Montgomery Co. Iowa. d 12 April 1928 Villisca, Montgomery Co. Iowa. m. 13 Jan. 1876 Levina Adeline Bolt b. 17 Nov. 1856 Washington, Montgomery Co. Iowa d/o John Morris Bolt and Lucinda Sager. (They were married in Montgomery Co. Iowa in 1856.


George Baker b. 14 October 1759 Granville Co. NC then to Clay County, Kentucky, then to Morgan Co. Indiana; m. Susanna Morris.

     i.             Morris Baker b. 1780; d. Morgan Co. Indiana; m. Rhoda

                             a. Ailey Baker b. 1817 m. 15 June 1836 Morgan C. MO Andrew J. Baker.

                             b. prob. Susannah Baker b. 1812 in Kentucky m. Morgan Co. Indiana                                     John R. Baker.

     ii. Martha Baker m. 1806 Wilson Moore

     iii. William Baker b. 1797

     iv. Mary Baker m. Wiley Burns

     v. Nancy b. 20 Nov. 1790 Wilkes Co. NC m. 6 March 1808 Christopher Bolin b. 27 July 1787 Hawkins Co. TN d. 6 Oct. 1876 Morgan Co. IN.

     vi. James; no data

     vii.  Pheriba m. George Washington Warn

     viii.     Balaam M. b. 1816 NC d. Linn Co. MO m. Caroline Baker b. ca. 1811 KY d. Linn Co. MO. dau of No. 303. (No proof Balaam belongs to this family; just family tradition. Balaam Baker and Caroline Baker 12 June 1826 by Geo W. Baker. (checked orig.)


Bowling Baker brother of George; lived Clay Co. KY b. 1763 m. Patsy Morris.

     i.         Bowling Baker b. 16 April 1784 d. 1840 in Linn Co. MO m. Clay Co. KY Elizabeth Bunch. In 1828, they moved to Howard Co. MO, then Chariton, then Linn Co. in 1839 with his son Robert. d. 1840 and was bd. Baker Cemetery located on his son Robert’s farm.

          Children were listed in estate papers packet #5, Linn Co. MO

                   a. Robert b. 1809 Clay Co. KY d. 1885 Linn Co. MO

                   b. William m. Sarah

                   c. James Baker b. 1821 m. Easter Baker, d/o George W. Baker

                   d. Andrew b. 22 Feb. 1820 Clay Co. Kentucky d. 5 Dec. 1897 in Linn Co. MO.

                               m. Catharine Gentry b. 11 Dec. 1821

                   e.       John m. Mary Ann Summers; moved to Oregon.

                   f.        Easter b. Cornelius Harris

                   g.       Susan m. George Davis

                   h.       Polly m. Clarke

                   i.        Annie Baker


John "Renta" Baker is supposed to have had sons: George, John and Julius Bob. (Ancestral News I (Sept. 1986): 16. Daughter Igha (Ifa) married ca. 1804 Elisha Harrison. Their descendants were in Jackson County, Missouri. 

George W. Baker d. 1846 in Linn Co. Missouri. (children Deed Book D 1847 hipp: 51 It was George W. Baker's sons who went from Morgan Co. IN to Linn Co. He had sons Samuel and John R. and he died in August 1846 in Linn Co. Missouri. Not known where he was buried. His children are listed in Deed Book 1847, Linn Co. MO. (no book or page given)

     i.         Samuel L. Baker b. 3 Aug. 1803 in Kentucky m. 24 June 1827 Clay Co KY Rachel Davidson; Morgan Co. IN 1828; moved to Linn Co. MO 1840. He moved to Pulaski Co. MO and opened a saw and grist mill. To Page Co. Iowa in 1851. Another son Andrew J. Baker who, age 40 m. Margaretta Boatman age 22 in Philips Co. Kansas in 1874.

     ii.     John R. Baker

     iii.     Elizabeth m. Micheal Stufflebean    

     iv.     Samuel and wife Rachel

     v.     Susanna McCullum deceased

     vi.     Jenney Baker w/o William, deceased

     vii.   Caroline Baker s/o Balaam M. Baker

     viii.  Nancy Baker w/o David W. Nancy

     ix.    Andrew Baker b. 1820 in Clay Co. KY and wife Ailey.

     x.     Martha w/o George Baker, deceased.

     xi.    George R. Baker

     xii.   Esther Baker w/o James Baker

     xiii.  Robert Baker

Index to Circuit Court Cases in Clay County, Kentucky; Plaintiff and defendant. Bolin Baker, def. vs. Isam Bolin by assignee 1818 box 008

Bowling Baker by Robert Johnston 1818 008.