An American Family History


Henry Baker

Rockingham County, Virginia was established in 1778 from Augusta County. European settlement began in the 1740s.

In 1607 the London Company established Virginia as the first permanent New World English colony.

Henry Baker was born about 1785 in the part of Rockingham County, Virginia which is now in Page County. He was the son of Jacob Baker and Magdalene Kibler.

Henry inherited one fifth of Jacob's land which was about ninety-six acres. One third was bottom land and the two thirds was upland. The bequest included the improvements to the land where he was currently living.

One of the three Henry Baker households in German Township, Clark County, Ohio in 1830 included a man between 40 and 49 (born between 1780-1790, a woman between 40 and 39, a boy and a girl between 10 and 14, a boy between 5 and 9, and a boy and a girl under 5.

In 1840 there were also three Henry Baker households in German Township. One household included a man 50 through 59, a woman between 40 and 49, a man and a woman between 20 and 29, a boy between 15 and 19, and a boy and a girl between 10 and 14. This household lived next to the Elizabeth (widow of Philip), Eve (widow of Martin), and Jacob Baker households. This looks like the Henry son of Jacob.

Ohio 1840
From an Ohio newspaper in 1840.

In 1831 Page County, Virginia was created from Rockingham and Shenandoah Counties. Originally it was part of Frederick County.

Clark County, Ohio was formed March 1, 1817, from Champaign, Madison and Greene Counties. The first settlement was in 1796. The inhabitants of German Township were German Lutherans who came from Virginia.

Children of Jacob Baker
and Magdalene Kibler
  • Philip Baker
  • Samuel Baker
  • Jacob Baker
  • Martin Baker
  • Magdaline Baker Xander
  • Henry Baker
  • John Baker
  • Buildings in Clark County, Ohio ranged from simple log cabins to sophisticated Italianate and Gothic Revival structures.

    The Miami Valley is in southwest Ohio. It includes parts of Montgomery, Greene, Preble, Clark, Miami, Darke, Champaign, Shelby, Logan, Butler, and Warren counties.



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