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Thomas Baker

Male 1654 - 1735  (81 years)


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  • Name Thomas Baker 
    Born 26 Jul 1654  East Hampton, Long Island, Suffolk, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Buried Sep 1735  East Hampton, Long Island, Suffolk, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died 8 Sep 1735  East Hampton, Long Island, Suffolk, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    Notes 
    • He married twice. He married Ann Topping April 24, 1686 in East Hampton, Suffolk County, New York. He married Elizabeth Westover May 1, 1695 in Connecticut. Elizabeth was born May 3, 1670 in Killingworth, New Haven County, Connecticut. Elizabeth was the daughter of Jonas Westover and Hannah Griswold. Elizabeth died July 18, 1753 in East Hampton, Suffolk County, New York at 83 years of age. She was interred July 1753 at the South End Burial Ground, in East Hampton, Suffolk County, New York.

      There is considerable disagreement regarding the marriages of this Thomas Baker as presented on page 206 of Jeanette Edwards Rattray's, "East Hampton History", (Garden City, NY: Country Life Press, 1953). Records appear to substantiate his marriage, in Southampton, to Ann Topping on April 24, 1686. The argument (The American Genealogist, April 1933, p. 201-204) for Elizabeth Westover being the wife who survived him seems relatively convincing and the best of those presented. The makeup of his family, based upon church records, leads me to believe that it is very probable that Ann Topping died young and that Elizabeth was the mother of most of his children. Neither of the two other possible marriages mentioned in "East Hampton History" seems likely. Subsequent to the death of his father in 1700, this Thomas Baker would have no longer been referred to as "Thomas Baker, junior".

      His eldest son Thomas would have, by convention, become Thomas, Jr., and was the individual who married Elizabeth Osborn on 6 December 1711. The suggestion that he was the Baker who married Elizabeth (Edwards) Stratton, widow of Richard, is highly improbable. Elizabeth (Edwards) Stratton died, again a widow, approximately thirty years before this Thomas Baker and was a generation older than he.

      Whoever the Baker that she married was, it was likely that he was not living in East Hampton at the time of their marriage. Thomas Baker's will, dated 11 February 1721 and proved 4 December 1735, names his wife Elizabeth; daughter Mercy, under 18; and sons, Daniel, Micah, Samuel, Jeremiah, and John. He leaves his son Nathaniel the bulk of his estate and names him executor.

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    Person ID I1126719  7_families
    Last Modified 16 Sep 2006 

    Father Thomas Baker,   b. 29 Sep 1618, Ashford, Hothfield, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1700, East Hampton, Long Island, Suffolk, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Alice Dayton,   b. 21 May 1620, Ashford, Hothfield, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1708, Amagansett, Suffolk, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 20 Jun 1643  New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Family ID F409478  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Ann Topping,   b. 9 Jun 1666, Of, East Hampton, Long Island, Suffolk, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1 May 1695, East Hampton, Long Island, Suffolk, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years) 
    Married 24 Apr 1686  East Hampton, Long Island, Suffolk, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
    +1. Thomas Baker,   b. 1690, East Hampton, Long Island, Suffolk, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Dec 1755, Union, Essex, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     2. Daniel Baker,   b. 1693, East Hampton, Long Island, Suffolk, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1739  (Age 46 years)
    Last Modified 16 Sep 2006 
    Family ID F421932  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Elizabeth Westover,   b. 3 May 1670, Killingworth, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jul 1753, East Hampton, Long Island, Suffolk, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 1 May 1695  , , Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 16 Sep 2006 
    Family ID F421933  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 26 Jul 1654 - East Hampton, Long Island, Suffolk, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 Apr 1686 - East Hampton, Long Island, Suffolk, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 May 1695 - , , Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Sep 1735 - East Hampton, Long Island, Suffolk, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 8 Sep 1735 - East Hampton, Long Island, Suffolk, New York Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S7672] New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society, Vol 24, No 4, pg 185 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S7736] A chronicle of everyday people, Catherine Marshall Gardiner, ([S.l.] : UMI; out-of-print books on demand, [199-?]. Book #929.273 G168gc), Book #929.273 G168gc., 9: (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S7672] New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society, Vol 54, Oct 1900, pg 427 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S7672] New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society, Vol 34, No 4, pg 251 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S7987] New York, Suffolk, Long Island, East Hampton - Town Record, (Sag Harbor, N.Y. : J.H. Hunt, 1887-1905), 974.725/E1 N2e..

    6. [S7736] A chronicle of everyday people, Catherine Marshall Gardiner, ([S.l.] : UMI; out-of-print books on demand, [199-?]. Book #929.273 G168gc), Book #929.273 G168gc., 9 (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S7866] American marriage records before 1699, William Montgomery Clemens, (Baltimore : Genealogical Publishing Co., 1984), 973 V25c..

    8. [S7736] A chronicle of everyday people, Catherine Marshall Gardiner, ([S.l.] : UMI; out-of-print books on demand, [199-?]. Book #929.273 G168gc), Book #929.273 G168gc., 9: Thomas Baker married Alice Dayton 20 Jun 1643 in New Haven (Reliability: 3).