"Tribute to Civil War Veterans" Van Zandt County Genealogical Society
We would like to dedicate this page to our Van Zandt County Civil War veterans. If you would like to share a photo of your Confederate veteran ancestor, please contact Sibyl and we will be very happy to place your photo along with brief family information on this page. Both Confederate and Union information is welcome.
Pictured here is William Jefferson Baker in his later years with his second wife Salonia Hinnard White, widow of Archibald Houston White. They were married in Van Zandt County on 11 July 1901. This photo was submitted by Paula Neumeyer who is a descendant of Salonia and her first husband Archibald. William Jefferson Baker first married Nancy Lusana Smith in Hawkinsville, Pulaski County, Georgia.
W.J. Baker was born in Houston County, Georgia to Dempsey Baker and Martha Norsworthy. He was residing in Pulaski County, Georgia when he enlisted in Co. G, 10th Confederate Regiment, Wheeler's Cavalry. He served until the close of the war.
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This page last updated 23 May 2007