An American Family History


Martin Baker


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Martin Baker was born on August 13, 1793 in Dunmore County, Virginia which is now in Page County. He was the son of Jacob Baker and Magdalene Kibler.

He married Eva Friermood on April 13, 1820 in Clark County, Ohio.

Eva and Martin's children included:
Emanuel Baker (1821, married Drusilla Foltz),
Samuel Baker (1823, married Elizabeth Metz)
Amos Baker (1825),
Absalom Baker (1827),
Louisa Baker Rust (1829, married George Rust), and
Martin Baker (1831).

Martin inherited

one fifth of [Jacob's] land supposed to be ninety-six acres, more or less, along the East line of my land, including the improvements where he now lives.

Martin died on July 1, 1831.

In 1850 the household was in German Township, Clark County, Ohio. It consisted of Eve age 47, Amos age 25, Absalom age 23, Louisa age 21, and Martin age 19. Amos and Absalom were carpenters and Martin was a farmer.

Eva died February 9, 1860 in Clark County, Ohio.

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

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.
    American pioneers migrated west to settle areas not previously inhabited by European Americans.



    Emanuel Baker, farmer; P.O. Tremont City; born in Clark Co. Feb. 7, 1821; is a son of Martin and Eve (Friermood) Baker, natives of Virginia; the grandparents were also natives of Virginia, but became among the early settlers of Clark Co.; in fact, were among the real pioneers, locating here before the county was organized. Martin and Eve were in their childhood when their parents located in this county, consequently were mostly raised here; were here married, and lived and died in this county. He died July 1, 1831. They were parents of six children, five now surviving Emanuel, Amos, Absalom, Louisa and Martin; deceased, Samuel.

    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.

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