John Baker Papers
1820, 1826
1 os folder

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Processed by: Benjamin Clark, October 2005

Biographical Note:

John Baker was born 14 February 1803 in Bourbon County, Kentucky. He moved to Fayette County, Indiana in 1824, and is considered one of the pioneers of that part of the state. Baker earned his living as a farmer and operated a copper still on his property. In 1826, Baker returned briefly to Kentucky to marry Mary Hannah. They had eight children together. John Baker died in 1892.

History of Fayette County, Indiana. Chicago: Warner, Beers and Co., 1885. 256.

Scope and Content Note:

This collection contains a drawing of John Baker, a math book, and an indenture for property in Fayette County.

Item Listing:

OB1, Folder 1.  
1820 Math book
1826 Dec. 9 Indenture for property in Fayette County
undated Drawing of John Baker

Collection Information:

Size of Collection:

1 oversized folder

Collection Dates:

1820, 1826, undated


William E. Jeffrey, 8 January 1940; Mrs. Lewis King, December 1942

Access: This collection is open for research.



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Language Materials are entirely in English

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