A Genealogy of the Descendants of Edward Baker of Lynn, Mass, 1630

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N. M. Baker, 1867 - 99 pages

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Page 7 - I will give my vote and my suffrage as I shall judge in mine own conscience may best conduce, and tend to the public weal of the body, so help me, God in the Lord Jesus Christ. Before any member of society could exercise the right of suffrage or hold any public office he must be made a freeman by the general or quarterly Court.
Page 16 - ... thither, in the hope of getting possession of her children, but the Governor had kept his word, and she was deprived of them forever. In 1719, Captain Baker was the first Representative to the General Court from Brookfield. In 1727, he was tried at Springfield for blasphemy, on the following charge: " There being a discourse of God's having in His providence put in Joseph Jennings, Esq., of Brookfield, a Justice of the peace," Captain Baker said, ' If I had been with the Almighty, I would have...
Page 14 - Walternummus, (t) whom he attacked and destroyed. Baker and the Sachem, levelled and discharged their guns at each other at the same instant. The ball from the Indian's gun grazed Baker's left eye-brow, but did him no injury. The ball from Baker's gun went through the breast of the Sachem.
Page 37 - Later he served in the Revolutionary War and was in the Battle of Germantown.
Page 16 - Bossum of the Protestent church ; for such she most heartily thanks Almighty God. And now your petitioner, having a large family to support, and by the chances and Changes of fortune here, is Reduced to very low circumstances, and her husband past his Labour. Your petitioner...
Page 7 - ... John Winthrop, the first governor of Massachusetts/ with many other persons of dignity, wealth, and reputation. As Mr. Humfrey, who had been chosen deputy governor, was not ready to remove, Mr. Thomas Dudley was chosen in his stead. In the month of June, the ships arrived at Salem, and the passengers began to make settlements in the pathless woods. Mr. Dudley says that some o'f them settled
Page 15 - ... Indians fled to the river ; Baker and his party pursued and destroyed every one of them. They had a wigwam on the bank of the river, which was nearly filled with beaver. Baker's party took as much of it, as they could carry away, and burned the rest. Baker lost none of his men in this skirmish. It took place at the confluence of a small river with the Pemigewasset, between Plymouth and Campton, which has since had the name of Baker's river.
Page 8 - Oct. 1685, and having previously provided for some of his children by deed, not all of them are named in it. He exhorts his family to live peaceable and pious lives, and desires for himself a decent funeral, suitable to his rank and quality while living.
Page 25 - NH, 1708, 1770-2-3, and also in 1775, when the Provincial government was abandoned. December 21, 1775, he was chosen a Representative to the revolutionary legislature at Exeter, which resolved itself into an independent State government, and elected him one of the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas, which office he had held under the Provincial government from the organization of Stratford County, * Timothy Baker was a leading character in Northampton, often selectman, on important committees of...
Page 7 - All that is known of his wife is, that her name was JOAN, (Jane) and that she died April 9, 1693.

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