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MARTIN BAKER, SR. - Will and Descendants

Submitted by KAY WITHERS

 

MARTIN BAKER, SR. NICHOLAS COUNTY WILL BOOK A , JULY 7, 1812, OCT 1812

 

A WILL IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN

I MARTIN BAKER , SR. OF NICHOLAS COUNTY AND COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY, BEING VERY WEAK IN BODY BUT OF A SOUND MIND AND MEMORY; KNOWING THAT GOD HATH APPOINTED ONCE FOR ALL MEN TO DIE AND AFTER DEATH JUDGEMENT DOTH MAKE CONSTITUTE AND ORDAIN THIS MY LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT REVOKING ALL OTHERS HERETOFORE MADE IN MY NAME AFTER RECOMMENDING MY SOUL TO GOD THAT GAVE IT AND MY BODY TO MY FRIENDS TO BE BURRIED IN A CHRISTAIN LIKE MANNER, AND AS TOUCHING THOSE WORLDLY THINGS, WHICH IT HATH PLEASED GOD TO BLESS ME WITH I WISH TO DISPOSE OF THEM IN THE FOLLOWING MANNER, TOWIT, FIRST THAT ALL MY JUST DEBTS BE PAID, ITEM , I LEAVE TO MY BELOVED WIFE ALL MY PLANTATION EXCEPT THE PART MY SON JOHN NOW OCCUPIES, DURING HER LIFETIME, AND AT HER DEATH TO BE DIVIDED BETWEEN JOHN AND JAMES BAKER AGREEABLE TO AN ARTICLE THAT NOW EXISTS. ALSO I LEAVE TO MY BELOVED WIFE ALL MY NEGROES AND ALL HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, AND ALL MY STOCK OF EVERY KIND AND FARMING UTENSILS DURING HER NATURAL LIFE, AND AT HER DEATH MY NEGROES, AND ALL OTHER PROPERTY BE EQUALLY DIVIDED AMONGST ALL MY CHILDREN, MY WILL THAT SQUIRE AND CATE MY TWO OLD NEGROES BE SET AT LIBERTY AT MY WIFES DEATH AND MY EXECUTORS KEEP THEM FROM SUFFERING.

ITEM, I LEAVE TO MY GRANDSON MARTIN MCCLURE ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS AND A FIFTY DOLLAR HORSE AND SADDLE TO BE PAID BY EXECUTORS WHEN HE COMES OF AGE. MY WILL THAT MY AFTER NAMED EXECUTORS BE FULLY AUTHORIZED TO ______ ALL MY BUSINESSES AND MAKE ALL DIVISIONS AGREEABLE TO THIS WILL, AND THAT THEY MAKE NO APPRAISEMENT, NOR SALE. I NOMINATE AND APPOINT ALL MY CHILDREM MY EXECUTORS AS FOLLOWS; SARAH KIMBROUGH, WILLIAM BAKER, THOMAS BAKER, BENJAMIN BAKER, MARTIN BAKER, JAMES BAKER, JOHN BAKER, WILLIAM COOK, JOHN TITLE, JAMES MCCLURE_________TO EXECUTE MY WILL SIGNED WITH MY OWN HAND THIS 7TH DAY OF JULY IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD EIGHTEEN HUNDRED & TWELVE

MARTIN BAKER SNR

WITNESSES PRESENT

E.P. RULE

JOS COLE

ROBERT H. KIMBROUGH

NICHOLAS COUNTY COURT AUGUST COURT 1812

THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF MARTIN BAKER, SNR, DECEASED WAS PRODUCED IN COURT AND PROVEN BY THE OATHS OF ROBERT H. KIMBROUGH ONE OF THE PRESCRIBING WITNESSES THERETO AND ORDERED TO BE RECORDED.

TESTEE A. P., HUGHES _______

NICHOLAS COUNTY COURT OCTOBER COURT 1812

JAMES BAKER, JOHN BAKER & WILLIAM COOK THREE OF THE EXECUTORS NAMED IN THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF MARTIN BAKER , SNR, DECEASED CAME INTO COURT AND HAVING MADE OATH ACCORDING TO LAW CERTIFICATE IS GRANTED THEM FOR OBTAINING A PROBATE THEREOF IN DUE FORM AND LIBERTY IS RESERVED TO THE OTHER EXECUTORS TO BE JOINED IN SAID PROBATE WHEN THEY MAY THINK PROPER.

TESTE A.P. HUGHTES _______

 

 Descendants of Martin Baker Sr.

1. MARTIN5 BAKER, SR. (THOMAS4, MARTIN3, JOHN2, MARTIN1) was born 1740 in GREENBRIAR COUNTY, VA. NOW WVA, and died Oct 1812 in NICHOLAS COUNTY, KY. He married MARY (POLLY) KIMBROUGH 1761 in HANOVER COUNTY, VA, daughter of BRADLEY KIMBROUGH and SARAH THOMPSON. She was born in HANOVER COUNTY, VA., and died 1830 in NICHOLAS COUNTY, KY.

 

Notes for MARTIN BAKER, SR.:

MARTIN BAKER, SR. WAS AN OFFICER OF THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY MILITIA DURING THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION. HE OWNED LAND IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY AROUND 1777.

WILLIAM GRIFFITH WAS LIVING THERE, AND ACCORDING TO TAX LISTS AND OTHER DOCUMENTS, IT'S KNOWN THAT HE LEFT CHARLOTTE IN 1783 AND MOVED TO GREENBRIER COUNTY WHICH WAS THEN IN VIRGINIA BUT BECOMING WEST VIRGINIA IN 1863.

IN 1787 MARTIN BAKER WITH HIS FAMILY MOVED FROM CHARLOTTE COUNTY, MERELY PASSING THROUGH GREENBRIER AND PICKED UP GRIFFITH AND TOGETHER THEY CAME INTO KENTUCKY. THEY TRAVELED BY FLAT BOAT DOWN THE OHIO TO LOUISVILLE AND THEN OVERLAND TO NICHOLAS COUNTY , SETTLING ALONG STEELE'S RUN IN THE HEADQUARTERS/ HOOKTOWN VICINITY.

More About MARTIN BAKER and MARY KIMBROUGH:

Marriage: 1761, HANOVER COUNTY, VA

 

Children of MARTIN BAKER and MARY KIMBROUGH are:

i. BENJAMIN6 BAKER, m. JANE MILLER.

ii. MARY BAKER, m. (1) WILLIAM MCCLELLAND,JR.; m. (2) JAMES MCCLURE.

iii. SARAH BAKER GRIFFITH [KIMBROUGH], b. 1762, CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA1; d. 22 Jul 1838, NICHOLAS COUNTY, KY1; m. (1) WILLIAM GRIFFITH, Abt. 1778, VA1; b. 1760, GREENBRIAR COUNTY, VA. NOW WVA1; d. 1800, NICHOLAS COUNTY, KY1; m. (2) RICHARD KIMBROUGH, 27 May 1801, BOURBON COUNTY, KY; b. , VA.1; d. Bef. 1813, NICHOLAS COUNTY, KY1; m. (3) WILLIAM COOK, 20 Mar 1813, NICHOLAS COUNTY, KY; b. Abt. 1764, CHESTERFIELD , VIRGINIA; d. 22 May 1844, NICHOLAS COUNTY, KY.

Notes for SARAH BAKER GRIFFITH [KIMBROUGH]:

SARAH PROVED TO BE MORE THAN AN ORDINARY WOMAN, AND WHOSE EARLY LIFE SEEMED TO BE A NECESSITY TO THE EARLY SETTLERS. AT THAT TIME DOCTORS WERE FEW AND LIVED A GREAT DISTANCE APART. AFTER COMING TO KENTUCKY, SARAH STUDIED MEDICINE AND SOON MASTERED THE KNOWLEDGE OF HERBS, AND BEFORE CIVILIZATION HAD CAST ITS MANTLE OVER THE COUNTRY, HER PRACTICE HAD EXTENDED FAR AND NEAR. SHE SPENT HER LIFE IN GREAT USEFULNESS. [ PERRIN'S HISTORY OF HARRISON, BOURBON, NICHOLAS, AND SCOTT COUNTIES. P.660 ]

More About SARAH BAKER GRIFFITH [KIMBROUGH]:

Fact 1: FIRST MARRIAGE TO WILLIAM GRIFFITH

Fact 2: SECOND MARRIAGE TO RICHARD KIMBROUGH

Notes for WILLIAM GRIFFITH:

WILLIAM CAME TO KENTUCKY FROM GREENBRIAR COUNTY, VA, NOW WEST VIRGINIA HIS PARENTS HAVING EMIGRATED THERE FROM WALES. HE LANDED IN LOUISVILLE ON A FLAT BOAT IN THE YEAR 1787 ACCOMPANIED BY A CONSIDERABLE COMPANY OF EMIGRANTS, THE MOST OF WHOM FOUND THEIR WAY WITH HIM TO STEELE'S RUN, IN NICHOLAS COUNTY.

More About WILLIAM GRIFFITH and SARAH [KIMBROUGH]:

Marriage: Abt. 1778, VA1

Notes for RICHARD KIMBROUGH:

[Brøderbund Family Archive #312, Ed. 1, Census Index: U.S. Selected Counties, 1800, Date of Import: Oct 13, 1996, Internal Ref. #1.312.1.1738.110]

Individual: Kimbro, Richard

County/State: Nicholas Co., KY

Year: 1800

Census type code: Tax List

ORDER BOOK C p.277 JULY COURT 1817----NICHOLAS COUNTY

THOMAS GRIFFITH IS CHOSEN GUARDIAN TO JANE KIMBROUGH AN INFANT OF RICHARD KIMBROUGH DECEASED WHO ENTERED INTO BOND WITH JOHN BAKER AND JESSE BASKETT ACCORDING TO LAW.

JOHN BAKER WAS APPOINTED GUARDIAN FOR SUSANNAH IN THE SAME COURT.

AT THE NICHOLAS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY IN A BOX MARKED ORPHANS WAS A CARD THAT NAMED THREE INFANT CHILDREN OF RICHARD; SUSANNAH, JANE, AND JAMES. IT WAS DATED 1817. NO FURTHER INFORMATION

AT THIS TIME SUSANNAH, THE OLDEST, WAS ABOUT 15.

More About RICHARD KIMBROUGH:

Fact 1: RICHARD AND SARAH MAY HAVE HAD A SON NAMED JAMES

More About RICHARD KIMBROUGH and SARAH [KIMBROUGH]:

Marriage: 27 May 1801, BOURBON COUNTY, KY

Notes for WILLIAM COOK:

WILLIAM LIVED WITH HIS FATHER , UNCLE OR FATHER-IN-LAW AS THERE ARE NO RECORDS OF HIM EVER OWNING LAND IN VIRGINIA.

BETWEEN THE YEARS 1783 AND 1787 HE MOVED TO NORTH CAROLINA. HE MOVED TO KENTUCKY IN 1801-02.

 

AFTER THE DEATH OF ANNE, HE MARRIED HER SISTER SARAH AND LIVED IN HER HOME.

 

OBITUARY OF WILLIAM COOK, SR.

CAPTAIN WILLIAM COOK, SENIOR, MAY 22, 1844 DIED AT HIS RESIDENCE NEAR MILLERSBURG. SOLDIER IN REVOLUTION, HE BORE WITH HIM TO HIS GRAVE SCARS OF WOUNDS RECEIVED ON THE FIELD OF BATTLE.

More About WILLIAM COOK and SARAH [KIMBROUGH]:

Marriage: 20 Mar 1813, NICHOLAS COUNTY, KY

iv. ANNE BAKER, b. Abt. 1763, CHARLOTTE COUNTY, VA.; d. 1804, BOURBON NOW NICHOLAS; m. WILLIAM COOK, 26 Dec 1780, CHARLOTTE COUNTY, VA.; b. Abt. 1764, CHESTERFIELD , VIRGINIA; d. 22 May 1844, NICHOLAS COUNTY, KY.

Notes for WILLIAM COOK:

WILLIAM LIVED WITH HIS FATHER , UNCLE OR FATHER-IN-LAW AS THERE ARE NO RECORDS OF HIM EVER OWNING LAND IN VIRGINIA.

BETWEEN THE YEARS 1783 AND 1787 HE MOVED TO NORTH CAROLINA. HE MOVED TO KENTUCKY IN 1801-02.

 

AFTER THE DEATH OF ANNE, HE MARRIED HER SISTER SARAH AND LIVED IN HER HOME.

 

OBITUARY OF WILLIAM COOK, SR.

CAPTAIN WILLIAM COOK, SENIOR, MAY 22, 1844 DIED AT HIS RESIDENCE NEAR MILLERSBURG. SOLDIER IN REVOLUTION, HE BORE WITH HIM TO HIS GRAVE SCARS OF WOUNDS RECEIVED ON THE FIELD OF BATTLE.

More About WILLIAM COOK and ANNE BAKER:

Marriage: 26 Dec 1780, CHARLOTTE COUNTY, VA.

v. WILLIAM BAKER, b. 1767; d. 1834, CALLAWAY COUNTY, MO.; m. ELIZABETH "BETSY' KIMBROUGH, 19 Oct 1790; b. 1774; d. 1835, CALLAWAY COUNTY, MO..

More About WILLIAM BAKER and ELIZABETH KIMBROUGH:

Marriage: 19 Oct 1790

vi. THOMAS BAKER, b. 05 Jun 1769, VA; d. 1840, CALLAWAY COUNTY, MO.; m. RACHEL MILLER, 04 Jan 1795; b. 04 Nov 1778; d. 1849, CALLAWAY COUNTY, MO..

More About THOMAS BAKER and RACHEL MILLER:

Marriage: 04 Jan 1795

vii. MARTIN BAKER, b. 22 Sep 1773, VA; m. ESTHER WALTON, 10 Feb 1795, BOURBON COUNTY; b. 12 Aug 1776, BALTIMORE CO. MD.

Notes for ESTHER WALTON:

ESTHER IS NAMED IN THE WILL OF HER GRANDMOTHER, HESTER JONES, 1787.

"TO MY GRANDDAUGHTER HESTER WALTON MY GOLD RING WHICH I NOW WEAR, ALSO MY SIDE SADDLE." THE NAMES ESTHER AND HESTER, INTERCHANGEABLE DURING THE FIRST TWO GENERATIONS, EVENTUALLY BECAME HETTIE. BETWEEN OCTOBER 10, 1792 AND MARCH7, 1793, SHE WENT TO KENTUCKY WITH HER PARENTS WHO LOCATED NEAR CYNTHIANA, THEN IN BOURBON BUT LATER IN HARRISON COUNTY.

More About MARTIN BAKER and ESTHER WALTON:

Marriage: 10 Feb 1795, BOURBON COUNTY

viii. JANE BAKER, b. Abt. 1774; m. JOHN TITTLE, 21 Jun 1791.

More About JOHN TITTLE and JANE BAKER:

Marriage: 21 Jun 1791

ix. JAMES BAKER, b. 1779; d. 1840; m. ELIZABETH MILLER; b. 1781; d. Aft. 1850.

More About JAMES BAKER:

Fact 1: MOVED TO CALLAWAY CO. MO., 1824

Fact 2: JUDGE OF CALLAWAY

x. JOHN BAKER, b. 1784; d. 1850; m. NANCY DUDLEY, 02 Feb 1807; b. 1791; d. Aft. 1860.

More About JOHN BAKER:

Fact 1: JUDGE OF NICHOLAS COUNTY, KY

Fact 2: 1834, MOVED TO LEWIS COUNTY, MO.

More About JOHN BAKER and NANCY DUDLEY:

Marriage: 02 Feb 1807

 

 

Endnotes

 

1. Brøderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #2273, Date of Import: Oct 8, 1996

 

 

  

 

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