Husband: Ensign Phillip Baker
Wife: Elizabeth Hardin
Ensign Phillip Baker:
!NOTES:Marty Grant's 5th Great Grand Uncle.;
!WAR OF 1812:
Philip Baker, Ensign
Eigth Regiment, Fifth Company, Detached from the Ashe Regiment;
!WITNESS-DEED: 4 Mar 1833 Ashe Co., NC Deed Book V, p. 321
Jacob Baker to Christian Burket, both of Ashe, for $100,
S: Jacob Baker
Wit: Phillip Baker
!WITNESS-DEED: 4 Mar 1833 Ashe Co., NC Deed Book V, p. 326
Jacob Baker to Christian Burket, both of Ashe, for $32
S: Jacob Baker
Wit: Phillip Baker
!NOTES:Phillip Baker was born ca 1780/90 per his age on the 1830 and 1840 census. If he is a son of Jacob Baker, as supposed, then he was probably born in Rowan County on or near Grants Creek.
No direct evidence has been found that proves Phillip is a son of Jacob Baker, but various bits of circumstantial evidence make it seem likely. Someone Phillip's age was with Jacob Baker for the 1790, 1800 and 1810 census. Another bit of evidence is that they both seem to live in the Beaver Creek area of Ashe Co., NC. Phillip named his oldest son "Jacob" perhaps after his father. None of this is solid proof that Jacob is his father but it all adds up and points that way. Some solid evidence would be helpful though.
Phillip would have been under 10 by the time of the 1790 census. Jacob Baker had two apparent sons under 16 with him in 1790 Rowan County. One of them could be Phillip.
Phillip would have been between 10 and 20 for the 1800 census. Jacob had two boys aged 10-15 with him then in Rowan County. One of them might be Phillip.
Phillip Baker would have been in his 20's by the 1810 census. He was old enough to be a head of household but wasn't listed as such so he was probably still with his parents. Jacob Baker was listed in Wilkes county for this census. In his household Jacob had one male age 26-44 (born ca 1765-1784) and two age 16-25 (born ca 1784-94). One of those could be Phillip.
Phillip Baker served in the War of 1812 as an Ensign in the 2nd Company, 5th NC Militia (Ashe County, NC). (Per Jim Weaver's website). Perhaps his military record contains useful information.
Phillip Baker wasn't listed on the 1820 census, nor did Jacob Baker have anyone Phillip's age residing with him then. He may have been living with another family as a hired laborer or something like that.
Phillip Baker married Elizabeth Hardin sometime prior to ca 1822 in Ashe Co, NC. She is a daughter of Henry Hardin and Catherine (---) as proven by Henry's Will of 1846 in Ashe Co., NC.
Phillip Baker was listed on the 1830 census in Ashe Co, NC two pages from Jacob Baker, some of his neighbors were known to be in the Beaver Creek area, same as Jacob Baker. They were next door to Elizabeth's parents.
!CENSUS:1830 Ashe Co, NC pg 4 Philip Baker 0100001000000-1000010000000
* 1 male 40-49 (1780/1790)=Phillip Baker (1780/90)
* 1 male 5-9 (1820/1825)=Jacob J. Baker (c1822) son
* 1 female 30-39 (1790/1800)=Elizabeth Hardin Baker (c1800) wife
* 1 female 0-4 (1825/1830)=Unknown daughter
Sometime prior to 1840 Phillip Baker and family moved to Cherokee Co, NC. He was listed there on the 1840 census. He had an older man and woman with him who's ages are a perfect match for Jacob Baker and his wife, so it is possible they went to Cherokee Co, NC with Phillip. It isn't Elizabeth's parents for they were still in Ashe Co., NC and listed there on the 1840 census.
!CENSUS:1840 Cherokee Co, NC pg 232 Philip Baker 0010000101000-0010001001000
* 1 male 70-79 (1760/1770)=Unknown (possibly Jacob Baker (1760/65) his father)
* 1 male 50-59 (1780/1790)=Phillip Baker (1780/90)
* 1 male 10-14 (1825/1830)=Jacob J. Baker (c1822) son
* 1 female 70-79 (1760/1770)=Unknown (possibly Mrs. Baker (1765/70) mother)
* 1 female 40-49 (1790/1800)=Elizabeth Hardin Baker (c1800) wife
* 1 female 10-14 (1825/1830)=Unknown daughter
Phillip Baker died sometime prior to 1850 in Cherokee Co, NC.
!CENSUS:1830 Ashe Co, NC pg 4 w/Philip BAKER age 30-39 (1790/1800);
!CENSUS:1840 Cherokee Co, NC pg 232 w/Philip BAKER age 40-49 (1790/1800);
!NOTES:Elizabeth was listed as head of household on the 1850 census there. Members of this family were later found in Murphy Township, so that is probably where they were in 1850. Elizabeth's son Jacob and his wife Rebecca, were residing with her for this census.
!CENSUS:1850 Cherokee Co, NC # 127/127
Elizabeth Baker, 50 NC
Jacob 28 Farmer $3000
Rebecca 22 TN
William H. 6/12;
No marriage record has been found for Phillip Baker and Elizabeth Hardin, though they probably married between 1820 and ca 1822 in Ashe Co., NC. Their marriage is proven by her father's Will dated 1846 Ashe Co., NC.
They seem to have only two children, an unidentified daughter, and a son Jacob J. Baker.
Revised: July 01, 2018
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