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BAKER William Henry, II

Male Abt 1827 - 1863  (~ 36 years)


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  • Name BAKER William Henry 
    Suffix II 
    Born Abt 1827  , , , Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    1830 U.S. Census 1 Jun 1830  , , Knox County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Age: > 5y 
    • Members of this household:

      Henry Baker, age 20 thru 29
      1 male under 5 (William Henry II)
      1 male age 5-9
      2 females under 5
      1 female age 20-29 (Rhoda Heavin Baker, his wife)
    1830 U.S. census, Tennessee, Knox County [BAKER, Henry I]
    1830 U.S. census, Tennessee, Knox County [BAKER, Henry I]
    1860 U.S. Census 1 Jun 1860  , Watkins Twp., Dent County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Age: 33y 
    • He was recorded as the head of household, and was 33 years old at the time of this census. His occupation was recorded as "farmer", and Tennessee was his reported birthplace.
    1860 U.S. census, Missouri, Dent County, Watkins [BAKER]
    1860 U.S. census, Missouri, Dent County, Watkins [BAKER]
    Military Service Between 1862 and 1863  , , , Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Letter-Correspondence 20 Jul 1862  , Alton, Madison County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Transcription:
      Alton, Illinois July 20th 1862
      My Dear Loving companion I take
      pleasure in addressing you a few lines
      to inform you that I am yet alive and well
      I have had good health the most of the time
      since I left home I was unwell awhile
      but I am all right again I was taken
      prisoner on the 20th of may as you have
      probably heard I am now in Alton Ill
      I have been here three weeks I have wrote
      one letter since I left home but have
      received no answer MW Province landed at
      this place last night and had a letter he got
      from home it stated you was all well that
      is the only word I have heard from you
      any way since I left now I want you
      to write to me soon and often don't neglect
      it write all about the children and how you
      are getting along with the farming business do
      the best you can give you self no trouble
      about me I am doing very well I don't
      know how long I shall remain here I
      hope it will not be long direct you letter
      to the Alton prison Ill I am limited
      I can write no more at present
      Wm Baker
    Letter from William Baker II to his wife, Keziah (Arthur) Baker, 20 July 1862
    Letter from William Baker II to his wife, Keziah (Arthur) Baker, 20 July 1862
    Letter-Correspondence 10 Aug 1862  , Alton, Madison County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Transcription:
      Military prison Alton Ill Aug 10th 1862
      Dear loving wife and children I again take my pen in
      hand to inform you that I am still alive and well I
      am in as good health at this time as ever I was in my
      life for which blessing I feel thankful to the great donor
      of all good I have nothing more to write that would interest you I received your letter yesterday which gave me much
      delight to hear that you and the children was all well as
      I can't see you I would like to hear from you oftener you
      write that you will come to see me in 6 weeks I would
      be glad to see you of course but at the same time I advise
      you not to come from the fact that I have no idea of
      being here at that time I expect to be in dixie before
      then and if I was here when you came you would not get
      to see me you said you would bring me clothing I have
      plenty of good clothing I am well treated and
      well furnished here as a prisoner you want to know about
      the wheat sowing I advise you to sow all you can on
      the old place and not trouble Haises? corn I have heard
      bad news from your country but not from your letter stay
      at home keep in good spirits do the best you can write often to me when
      you know where I am
      MW Province is not well today I am
      your affectionate husband until death
      Wm Baker to Kezia Baker
    Letter from William Baker II to his wife, Keziah (Arthur) Baker, 10 August 1862
    Letter from William Baker II to his wife, Keziah (Arthur) Baker, 10 August 1862
    Occupation farmer 
    Occupation 1863 
    U.S. Military Civil War Veteran (Confederate) 
    Died 1863 
    • There is a question as to the date and place of William's death, as extensive research done by John Harris (email of 3 Oct 2009 to author) indicates that a different William Henry Baker died on 1 May 1863 of "fever" in Arkansas.
    Death (Alternate) 1 May 1863  , Van Buren, Crawford County, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Cause: "fever" during the Civil War 
    Veterans Schedule 1890  , Watkins Twp., Dent County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • William was a 1st Lieutenant in the Missouri Infantry and served from 1 Jun 1861 to 8 Sep 1963 for 2 yrs, 3 mos, and 8 days. Even though this is supposed to be a "Union" veterans census, William served in the Confederate Missouri Infantry.
    1890 U.S. Veterans Schedule, Missouri, Dent County, Watkins Twp. [BAKER, William H.]
    1890 U.S. Veterans Schedule, Missouri, Dent County, Watkins Twp. [BAKER, William H.]
    Notes 
    • William Henry Baker fought as a Confederate in the Civil War. Believe to have been exchanged for Federal prisoner. Supposedly wrote wife Keziah that he was going back South. Belonged to same unit as Great-Grandfather Joseph Warren Case and during probate of William Henry Baker estate, Joseph Warren Case listed as Administrator and took inventory.

      Taken prisoner by the Union Army, 5/20/1863. Held in Military Prison, Alton, IL.
    Person ID I4163  Kult-Lawhorn-Case-Collier Family Tree | Collier Branch
    Last Modified 18 Jul 2016 

    Father BAKER William Henry, I,   b. Cal 1804, , , , Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother HEAVIN Rhoda,   b. Cal 1801, , , Montgomery County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marriage Bond 24 Jan 1823  , , Knox County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • The Bond was betwwen Henry Baker, Richard Havin, and the William Carroll, the Governor of Tennessee. Richard Havin was Rhoda's father.
    Marriage Bond for William Henry Baker and Rhoda Heavin, pg. 1
    Marriage Bond for William Henry Baker and Rhoda Heavin, pg. 1
    Marriage Bond for William Henry Baker and Rhoda Heavin, pg. 2
    Marriage Bond for William Henry Baker and Rhoda Heavin, pg. 2
    Marriage License 24 Jan 1823  , Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Marriage License for William Henry Baker and Rhoda Heavin, pg. 1
    Marriage License for William Henry Baker and Rhoda Heavin, pg. 1
    Marriage License for William Henry Baker and Rhoda Heavin, pg. 2
    Marriage License for William Henry Baker and Rhoda Heavin, pg. 2
    Married 6 Feb 1823  [7
    • married by John Goss, J.P.
    Marriage Record for Henry BAKER and Rhoda HEAVIN
    Marriage Record for Henry BAKER and Rhoda HEAVIN
    Family ID F1391  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family ARTHUR Kezia,   b. 29 Nov 1831, , , Crawford [later Pulaski then Phelps] County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1900, , , Dent County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married Est 1853  [8
    Children 
    +1. BAKER Rhoda Catherine,   b. 25 Nov 1854, , Corn Creek, Pulaski [later Phelps] County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1932, , Yancy Mills, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     2. BAKER Sarah Jane,   b. 1855, , , , Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +3. BAKER Marshall Custus,   b. 30 Nov 1856, On Corn Creek, Newburg, Pulaski [later Phelps] County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jul 1939, , Anutt, Dent County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    +4. BAKER William Henry, III,   b. 21 Mar 1858, , Edgar Springs, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Aug 1926  (Age 68 years)
    +5. BAKER Mary Elizabeth,   b. 29 Sep 1860, , , , Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1931  (Age 70 years)
    Photos
    Home of BAKER in Yancy Mills, Missouri
    Home of BAKER in Yancy Mills, Missouri
    SOURCE: Phelps County Missouri Heritage, Volume 1, page 14
    Last Modified 30 Dec 2012 
    Family ID F157  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1827 - , , , Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1830 U.S. Census - Age: > 5y - 1 Jun 1830 - , , Knox County, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1860 U.S. Census - Age: 33y - 1 Jun 1860 - , Watkins Twp., Dent County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - Between 1862 and 1863 - , , , Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLetter-Correspondence - 20 Jul 1862 - , Alton, Madison County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLetter-Correspondence - 10 Aug 1862 - , Alton, Madison County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath (Alternate) - Cause: "fever" during the Civil War - 1 May 1863 - , Van Buren, Crawford County, Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsVeterans Schedule - 1890 - , Watkins Twp., Dent County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1185] Tennessee. Knox County. 1830 U.S. census. Digital images. Ancestry.com. http://www.ancestry.com : 2016, Census, U.S., 1830: BAKER, William I. (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S183] Missouri. Dent County. 1860 U.S. census, population schedule. Digital images. Ancestry.com. http://www.ancestry.com : 2007, CENSUS-1860-BAKER-WilliamHenry. (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S207] Phelps County Genealogical Society (Mo.). Phelps County Missouri Heritage, Vol. I, (Rolla, Missouri : Phelps County Genealogical Society, 1992), Book: Phelps County MO Heritage, Vol. I., p. 39 (Baker-Mace article) and p. 40 (William Henry Baker article) (Reliability: 1).

    4. [S1186] Missouri. Dent County. 1890 U.S. census. "Special Schedule: Surviving Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines, and Widows, etc.," Digital images. Ancestry.com. http://www.ancestry.com : 2016, Census, U.S., 1890 Veterans Schedule: BAKER, William. (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S1173] "Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002." Database and digital images. Ancestry.com, (http://ancestry.com : accessed 2016), Ancestry.com: Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002., Knox County, 1823, January, image 1 and 2 of 49 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S1173] "Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002." Database and digital images. Ancestry.com, (http://ancestry.com : accessed 2016), Ancestry.com: Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002., Knox County, 1823, January, image 3 and 4 of 49 (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S1181] Knox County, Tennessee. Marriage record. “Henry Baker and Rhoda Heavin." 24 Jan 1823 (filed); p. 71, Digital image. Iimage downloaded from Ancestry.com. "Tennessee State Marriages 1780-2002.", Marriage: BAKER, Henry and HEAVIN, Rhoda. (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S787] Primary Source unavailable.
      Phelps County started recording marriages in 1857, therefore no marriage record is available from Phelps County records.