P.D. Baker

PD Baker and family with neighbor, taken at family farm, Yellow Creek, Jefferson County 1st Row: Ralph Baker, Sara Baker, Marion Baker 2nd Row: Cleveland Baker, Clara Mae Hurley Baker, Pernal "Dixie" Derrickson Baker 3rd Row: Neighbor by the name of Christian(?). Contributed by: Dusty Baker Adamson


P.D. BAKER, general farmer, owning 225 acres of valuable land situated in Section 10, Ross Township, Jefferson County, Ohio, was born in Monroe County, Ohio, March 6, 1863, and is a son of Jacob and Jane (Reynolds) Baker.

Jacob Baker was reared in Monroe County but moved to Virginia after his marriage and died there when aged seventy six years. His widow survived until 1903, her death taking place when she was eighty years of age; there burial was in Virginia. Jacob Baker maried Jane Reynolds, who was born in Delaware, and they were parents of ten children, four of whom are still living.

P.D. Baker was raised in Virginia and after he was through going to school, he embarked in farming in West Virginia, remaining there until October 12, 1907, when he bought his present farm from A. Wiles. Tests for oil and gas have not revealed the presence of either, but the land is well adapted to to farming and stock raising. Mr. Baker has done a large amount of improving and has all his farm under cultivation with the exception of forty acres which is still timbered. He is a practical, industious and well informed man and enjoys the respect and esteem of his neighbors in Ross Township.

Mr. Baker was married in October, 1890, to Miss Clara Travis, of West Virginia, and they have four children; Clare, Marion, Sarah and Ralph, the last named being seven years of age, and at present attending school. Mr. Baker and family attend the Pine Grove Presbyterian Church.

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