The old Bible used in Bakerís Prairie Church is now in the home of Mr. And Mrs. Robert Sampson, Petersburg, Illinois. It was translated out of the original tongues dated 1888 and presented to that church by William Sampson and John Harden Elmore, August 2, 1891.
Mr. And Mrs. Robert Clark were living in the parsonage at the time it was moved across the road to the east and farther back in the field. Mrs. Ann Clark was making bread the morning they moved. By the time, the two and Ĺ story house was moved the bread was ready to bake. The Henry Robinsonís lived in this house before it was torn down.
Baker Prairie property was sold by the First Baptist Church of Petersburg for $200.00. The acreage included 2 Ĺ acres with Ĺ acre reserved for the cemetery.
Source: Menard County Church History 1976, Page 153, Frank Elmore& Mina Terry. Photo of Baker Prairie Church donated to the book from Mrs. Mildred Henrikson.Submitted by: Jeanie Lowe.
|CASTEEL, George||17 Apr 1876||19 Apr 1876|
|CASTEEL, John||15 Jul 1865||38y2m|
|CASTEEL, John||18 Aug 1870||84y|
|CASTEEL, Margaret||21 Sept 1865||70y|
|CLARK, Henry||14 Jan 1887||82y||(From death records)|
|CLARK, Susan, Mrs.||15 Dec 1899||68y|
|CLARK, Willie T.||1 Mar 1865||7y11m13d||Son of C.D. & E.P. Clark|
|CLEMENS, Francis Mann||22 Jul 1878||5y5m12d||(From death records)|
|COPNER, Jesse A.||9 July 1853||17d||Son of J. & N. J. Copner|
|DENTON, Robert Lee||23 Dec 1905||3m19d||(From death records)|
|FERGUSON, Jesse||16 May 1890||66y|
|FERGUSON, William Rufus||3 Apr 1877||3 Dec 1895||(Note)|
|FISHER, Theo. Ames||15 Oct 1893||80y|
|FOURDYCE, Estella M.||7 Apr 1903||26 Jan 1905|
|MARTIN, John A.||27 Jan 1898||65y||(From death records)|
|MARTIN, Polly||13 Apr 1880||5y4m7d||(From death records)|
|MCKINEY, Doratha Adaline||30 Aug 1902||2m||(From death records)|
|PITTMAN, Corinthian Opal||17 Sep 1906||1y3m25d||(From death records)|
|ROBINSON, Infant||14 Dec 1899||8m||Infant of Lewis Robinson|
|TETER, Archie W.||2 Mar 1906||45y2d||(From death records)|
|TETER, Hannah||5 Oct 1902||78y23d||(From death records)|
|TURNER, John||10 Sept 1890||97y|
|UNKNOWN||27 Sep 1857||8m5d|
|VANNATTAN, Herbert||6 Mar 1904||2y1m6d||(From death records)|
|VANNATTAN, Margaret Pittman - (Obit)||12 Jan 1904||34y||(Marriage License)|
|YARDLEY, Benjamin||broken||Son of ?. & ?. Yardley|
|YARDLEY, Mary||13 Dec 1865||65y10m4d||Wife of Benjamin Yardley|