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From: "Charlotte Coats" <>
Subject: [COATES-L] Fwd: Re: [BakerAncestors] Wilkes/Ashe James
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2003 22:03:52 -0700
this is from the Baker list...but I notice the name Murrell in here...John
and Larry, thought it migt be significant for your line....Char
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From: "Sherry Lynn Baker Frazier" <>
Subject: Re: [BakerAncestors] Wilkes/Ashe James
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2003 19:47:07 -0500
Thanks for that info, its interesting to note, 2 Family names that have
significance in the Bowling and Baker families. Murrell ( who later came to
Owsley County) its suspected that Rev. Thomas Murrell is in fact the son of
Rev. Jesse Bowling, and Canady, this is the Middle name that Elisha Harrison
and John Bakers' daughter Ifgha named their first male child, William Canady
Harrison. We are throwing the idea around of scheduling some research
trips and Wilkes county North Carolina and Lee County Virginia are our 2
choices. I think it would be fun to get a group together to go!
Thanks for the info, the mystery continues!
Gwen, I have ordered the 25 marker DNA test kit for Clyde Baker, have not
got it yet, but I am targeting Sept 2 to send the actual DNA in.
Sherry Baker Frazier
President Owsley County Historical Society
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From: Edward Wallen
Sent: Wednesday, July 30, 2003 7:11 PM
Subject: [BakerAncestors] Wilkes/Ashe James
Here are the records that I know of for James. Would appreciate any
1761 (JAMES as a chain carrier) - 1761. 2567 pg 29 Thomas Phillips 25
July 1761 327a in Granville Co. on Cat tail (which is) a Branch of Grassy
Creek, joining Collins line and
Howards line OR: /s/ Thos Phillips Wit: Thomas Person surveyed 30 Apr
1761 SCC: Henry Howard, James BAKER, Thos. Person Surveyor. Hofmann, The
Granville District of North Carolina 1748-1763, volume 2:135.
The above is the ONLY record found to date of a James Baker in the areas
of Granville/Rowan/Orange/Little Yadkin where numerous records of Andrew
Baker Sr. are found.
1770's James found in Deeds in Wilkes/Ashe (already posted on this list)
1780's James found in Deeds in Ashe (already posted on this list)
1790 Wilkes Co. NC Census
Baker, Jas. 1 4 1 2
(four males to 16 and 2 slaves)
Taxlists of Tennessee
Jefferson Co. 1800:
James 312a 1 wp 1bp
In 1794 James Baker of Wilkes Co. NC bought land in Jefferson County, TN
from Seth Johnson
p. 32 Book C C 183 Seth Johnson to JAMES BAKER (WILKS CO. NORTH
CAROLINA) 9 Mar 1795 27 Jan 1794 150 Acres 100 pounds On Lost Creek
adj. John Mills
Wit: Robert Nale; Benj Murrell. /s/ Seth Johnston
LAND DEEDS OF JEFFERSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE 1792-1814 by Boyd J. Holdaway
In 1797, James of Jefferson Co. TN sold Wilkes Co. NC land.
Wilkes Co NC:
1797 Apr 28. Between James Baker, Jasason [Jefferson] Co, TN and John
Koons.. 150 lbs .. 300 ac. S. side S fork New River .. Charles Rowlands
Wits: Martin Gambill & Morris James. Signed: James Baker. D:148. Mrs.
W.O. Absher, Wilkes County, N.C., Deed Book D, F-1, & G-H, 1795-1815,
(Easley, SC: Southern Historical Press, 1990), p. 159.
Byron and Sistler's TN LAND GRANTS Vol. 1:
BAKER, James (JE) 1797 100a N dist, bk 5, p. 544 g# 767
BAKER, James (JE) 1797 100 a N dist, bk 8 p. 372 g# 767
N dist. - NC District - bk - Grants Books - JE -Jefferson Co. TN
James in Jefferson Co. TN until his death in 1801.
1797 176 356 Grant No. 767 JAMES BAKER
6 Feb 1798 21 Jan 1797 100 Acres 50 Shillings for every 100 acres.
the south side of Holstein's River on the Drafts of Lost Creek adj. the
said BAKER now lives on, "____" Donelson and "____" Tyrrell, Joseph
Bullard, deceased. State of North Carolina at Raleigh. J. Glasgow,
Secretary. /s/ Saml Ashe REGISTER OF DEEDS, VOL E (Dec 1799 - Jan 1802)
7 JAMES BAKER Deed to Nathaniel Mitchell
23 Feb. 1808 14 Nov. 1798 100 Acres 100 Pounds
On the south side of Holston River on the drafts of Lost Creek adj. the
where said James Baker now lives, "____" Donaldson and "____" Terrel,
Bullard, deceased. Wit: John Davis; Stephen Mendenhall; Barachiah Macy
/s/ JAMES BAKER July Session 1807. Then was the within deed proved in
court and recorded. Let it be registered. Test s/s/ J. Hamilton, Clk.,
Barton, D.D. REGISTER OF DEEDS, VOLUME I (FEB 1808 - AUG 1809)
139 JAMES BAKER DEED TO HENRY CANADAY
31 Aug 1808 14 Dec 1799 150 Acres 125 Pounds
On Lost Creek adj. John Mills. Wit: Benj Murrell /s/ JAMES BAKER.
Sessions 1808. Within deed proved in open court by the affirmations of
Elihu Macy and Barachiah Macy, who affirmed that Menjamin Murrell, the
subscribing witness thereto, has removed out of state - that the
subscription of said Murrell's name as witness thereto is the handwriting
said Murrell - that said JAMES BAKER is dead and that he was a person
accustomed to make his mark to Instruments of Writing by him executed and
recorded. Let it be registered. Test /s/ J. Hamilton Clk., by David
Barton, D.C. REGISTER OF DEEDS, VOLUME I (FEB 1808 - AUG 1809)
162 485 Stokely Donelson (Donalson) (Knox Co.) Deed to JAMES BAKER 6
Oct.. 1803 10 Feb. 1800 100 Acres $40.00 On the drafts of Lost Creek
adj. James Baker, Joseph Bullard, Deceased, "____" Donalson and "____"
Terrell. Test: Wm Brent; Jno Hackett, Jnr; Benj. Murrell. s/s
Stockely Donelson REGISTER OF DEEDS, VOLUME F (APR 1802 - JUNE 1804)
187 498 John Nall (Granger Co. ) Deed to JAMES BAKER
17 Jan 1804 20 Jul 1800 212 Acres $1,000.00 On the south side of
Creek adj. Isaac Hammer, John Turner, Charles Hodges, John and Richard
McGee REGISTER OF DEEDS, VOLUME F (APR 1802 - JUNE 1804)
32 18 John Bullard (Grainger Co.) Deed to John Turner
12 Jul 1804 15 Oct 1800 100 Acres $200.00 On the south side of
River near Lost Creek adj. Ezekiel Henry, Seth Johnson. Test: Richard
Bailey; Patrick Vance; Jnr; JAMES BAKER /s/ John Bullard REGISTER OF
DEEDS, VOLUME G (May 1804 - Jan 1806)
1801 75 253 Benjamin Murrell Deed to JAMES BAKER
27 Feb 1801 2 Jan 1801 100 Acres $200.00 On Lost Creek adj. Evan
Lewis, Benjamin Murrell. Test: Richard Bailey; Joel Thornbrough. /s/
Benjn Murrell REGISTER OF DEEDS, VOL E (Dec 1799 - Jan 1802)
JEFFERSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE COURT MINUTES 1792 - 1795
p. 70 (1795)
A Deed from Seth Johnson to JAMES BAKER was proven in Court and
A Jury towit: JAMES BAKER, John Dean, Adam Willson, Felix Gilbert,
Daniel Inman, William Campbell, James Campbell, Joseph Stewart, John Carson,
David Lyle, John Seehorn and Hugh Kelso on their oaths do find for the
Defendant (John Hannah -Pltf vs. William Small - Deft.)
A Jury towit: JAMES BAKER, (same as above) found for defendant (Stewart
The Court appoint JAMES BAKER Overseer of the road from Lost Creek to the
ford of Beaver Creek.
A Jury Viz: JAS. BAKER, Thos. Jarnigan, Saml. Swann, Job Combs, George
Lewis, Abraham Willson, Jas. Hill, John Blackstone, Mordecai Mendingall,
Saml. Kelly, Jas. Roddye, Adam Wilso do find for the Plaintiff (Barnabas
Anderson vs. Casper Cline.
A Jury Viz: JAMES BAKER, Robert Haniel, Wm. Henry, John Skeen, Martin
Gentry, Wm. Caldwell, John McGist, John Glass, Moses Tell, Joseph Coppock,
Lewis Ellis, Jermiah Shelly do say they find for the Plaintiff (Moses Yell
vx. Jordon Roach
A jury Viz: JAMES BAKER, William Clark, William Caldwell, Benjamin
Longacre, Isaac Newman, Isaac Shinall, James Todd, John Caffe, Jeremiah
Matthews, David Sutherland, John McGuirt, Wm. Morrow find for the Defendant
(Edward McFarland vs. James Turman's Admr.)
p. 243 (1796)
A Jury Viz: JAMES BAKER, Randolph McDonald, John Solomon, Alexander
Campbell, Adam Willson, Samuel Lyle,John Willson, Benj. Ford, Daniel
Henderson, Joseph Langdon, James Davidson, Jenj. Hargrove find for the
Plaintiff (James Todd vs. Wm. Small)
A Jury Viz: JAMES BAKER, Arch. Ostin, Lewis Harmon, Jacob Harmon, Andrew
Russell, Jeremiah Rush, James Moyers, James Lillard, James Todd, James
Neely, Wm. Silvy, Shadrick Inman so say the Defendant is guilty (State vs.
JAMES BAKER, Benj. Murrell and Felming Rates summoned by the Sheriff as
Jurors and being solemnly called came not. It is therefore ordered that
they be fined one dollar each. On sufficient reasons being shown the
Court the fines imposed on Benj. Murrell and JAMES BAKER are remitted.
A Jury Viz: JAMES BAKER, Wm. Brittain, Wm. McCagg, Jenj. Hargrove, James
Campbell, Wm. Inman, John Inman, John Greene, Geo. Renne, John Renne, John
Harrison, Aaron Lambert do find for the Plaintiff (Joseph Dameron Ass. vx.
JAMES BAKER vs. Wm. Small (Case)
A Jury Viz: Joshua Wright, Peter Taff, John Corbit, Andrew Blackburn,
Joseph Nicholson, William Pohen, Saml. Hays, John Tharp, Thomas Grier, James
Todd, John Skeen and William Brazelton. Do say they find for the Plaintiff
and assess his damage to eighty eight dollars and twenty cents. Rule to
show cause why a new trial should be had. Rule discharged. Appeal prayed.
Reasons filed. Appeal not granted because only one security. It was
therefore considered by the Court that the Plaintiff recover against the
Defendant his damage aforesaid by the Jurors aforesaid in form aforesaid
assessed and his cost by him about his suit in this behalf expended and the
Defendant in mercy and c.
A Jury Viz: JAMES BAKER, George Morderal, Samuel Hays, John Rite, Martha
Mendingall, William Brazelton, John Skeene, David Lyle, Bartlett Gentry,
Thomas Rankin, Jesse Riggs and Thompson Grisham do say the Defendant is
guilty ( State vs. Isaac Newman)
Jefferson Co TN Will Book 1:24
I, James Baker of Jefferson Co, Tenn.
my six sons: William, Morriss, John, Robert, James and Larkin
my two daus: Nancy and Mary
All an equal share of all my estate what shall be left at the marriage or
death of their mother, Mary Baker, Executrix, Son William Baker and
Richard Bailey, Executors.
Signed by mark of James Baker 11 March 1801
Wit: Elihu Macy, James Hodges
James' Children after 1801
1813 selling James' land:
LAND DEEDS OF JEFFERSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE 1792-1814 by Boyd J. Holdaway
76 MARY VANNOY, JOHN BAKER, ROBERT BAKER, and JAMES BAKER to Henry
12 Dec 1813 20 Dec 1813 152 Acres $900.00
On Lost Creek adj. John Adams, Charles Hodges, Callaway Hodges, Isaac
Hammer, Elisha Hammer; including 1/2 of the Rock Spring. Wit: Jonathan
Macy; Richard Lewis; Henry Lewis. /s/ MARY VANNOY; JOHN BAKER; ROBERT
BAKER; JAMES BAKER June Sessions 1813. Then was the within deed duly
proven in cout and recorded. Let it be registered. /s/ J. Hamilton,
90 MARY VANNOY, JOHN BAKER, ROBERT BAKER, AND JAMES BAKER Deed to
13 Dec 1813 20 Feb 1813 60 Acres $400.00 On Lost Creek adj. Isaac
including 1/2 of the Rock Spring. Wit: Jonathan Macy; Henry Lewis;
Lewis /s/ Mary Vannoy; John Baker; Robt Baker; James Baker June
1813. Then was the within deed proven in court and recorded. Let it be
registered. /s/ J. Hamilton, Clk.
McGhee's JEFFERSON CO. MARRIAGE RECORDS 1792 - 1851
Baker, William - Bullen, Patty 1-17-1798
parent or bondsman - Baker, James wit - J
(records show the name was BULLARD d/o of Joseph and Martha Bullard in
deed below with Test William Baker )
Jefferson Co. TN
185 497 Heirs of Joseph Bullard Deed to John Nall (Grainger Co.)
14 Jan 1804 12 April 1803 212 Acres $1,000.00 On the south side of
Holston's River on Lost Creek adj. Isaac Hammer, John Turner, Charles
Hodges, John and Richard McGee. Martha Bullard, Relict and Widow of
Bullard, deceased, and John and Joseph Bullard, heirs of said Joseph
Bullard. Test John Casey; Richd Bailey; WILLIAM BAKER. /s/ Martha
Bullard; John bullard; Joseph Bullard REGISTER OF DEEDS, VOLUME F (APR
1802 - JUNE 1804)
William died young in 1808. His will is recorded in Rutherford Co. TN.
"Index to Rutherford Co., TN Wills & Administrations 1804-1861"
Baker, William 1807 rb-2-30 (record book 2, page 30)
William Baker and Bullard had sons: James b. 1800 and John b. 1804
James b. 1800 m. Frances Hancock
1850 Travis Co. TX Census
84 Baker James 50 M Farmer
84 Baker Francis 46 F Va.
84 Baker William 25 M Farmer
84 Baker John 24 M Farmer
84 Baker James 21 M Farmer
84 Baker Sarah 18 F
84 Baker Martha 16 F Tenn.
84 Baker Mary 14 F Tenn.
84 Baker George 11 M Tex.
84 Baker Peter 6 M Tex.
84 Nick Francis 33 M Cabinetmaker
John Baker b. 1804 m. Mary F. Hannah
1880 Ray Co. MO Census
John BAKER Self M Male W 76 TN Farmer VA TN
M. F. BAKER Wife M Female W 73 TN Kps Hse TN NC
J. C. BAKER Son W Male W 40 MO Farmer TN TN
If anyone got this far...
To date there is no record that I know of to substantiate claims that
James Esq. was the father of 1749 Rev. Andrew or any of his brothers
(Morris, Robert, John R., Bollin, George) that served in the Revolution.
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