Adaline R. Baker was born in this county, June 19, 1831, and is the daughter of Thomas and Sarah (Whetzel) Lowe. The father was born in Salem County, N.C., and died in Johnson County, Ind., October 10, 1871, aged seventy-two years. The mother was born in Wheeling, Va., and died in this county, December 12, 1852, aged forty-three years. Their marriage was consummated in Morgan County, Ind., December 23, 1828, and resulted in the birth of the following children: Caroline L. and Adaline R. The parents were very early settlers of Johnson County. The father was the son of Thomas Baker, Sr., a native of North Carolina; and the mother was the daughter of Jacob Whetzel, an early pioneer settler of Morgan County, Ind. Adaline R. Baker was united in marriage with William Madison Knox, October 10, 1852. Unto the union was born a daughter, Sarah E. by name. This daughter became married a second time, and her marriages were blessed by the birth of the following children: Maude, Maggie, Maria, Roukin, Charles, William M., and Blithe. William Madison Knox’s death occurred in 1855; and in 1856, his widow, who is the subject of this sketch, was united in marriage with Charles H. Baker. This marriage has resulted in the birth of five children, namely: Carolina, Louisa, Emily, Henry S., deceased, Thomas William, deceased, and Ida, deceased.

Transcribed by Cheryl Zufall Parker

Banta, D. D. History of Johnson County, Indiana. Chicago, IL: Brant & Fuller, 1888, page 884.