Lincoln County West Virginia Biography of David M. BAKER


            David M. BAKER is by occupation a stone-mason, and is also engaged in farming in Laurel Hill district. He has the right of the counties of Lincoln and Logan to sell Nickols & Co.ís new process of preserving vegetables, which has proven a success throughout the country. Mr. Baker is a native of Meigs county, Ohio, born July 8, 1832, and his parents were Wesley G. and Deborah (Wolf) Baker. His mother died October 8, 1880, and his father resides in Shelby county, Illinois. In Meigs county, in 1859, David M. Baker was united in the holy bonds of matrimony with Emily D. Moore, and to them six children have been born, as follows: George W., November 13, 1859; Deborah F., August 7, 1861, died May 10, 1876; William M., September 8, 1863, died October 9, 1864; Lawrence A., November 27, 1865; Richard H., September 17, 1868; Charles R., December 4, 1821. Mrs. Baker, born in Meigs county, October 2, 1838, is a daughter of George W. and Fannie (Russel) Moore, residents of Meigs county. David M. Baker came to Lincoln county in 1880, and owns 160 acres of land on Laurel creek; the land has good improvements, an orchard of apple, peach and cherry trees; and a part of the land is heavily timbered with oak, poplar and pine; coal and iron ore in abundance. Address, Ten Mile, Lincoln county, West Virginia.


      Extracted from West Virginia Heritage Encyclopedia, a reprint of Hardesty's Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia Lincoln County, WV, Biographies List, 1884.

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