Baker Family Papers
S 56
1859-1864, 1961
1 folder

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Processed by: Benjamin J. Clark, October 2005

Biographical Note:

Francis C. Baker, also known as F.C. Baker, was born in New York in 1838. He relocated to Greene County, Indiana some time before 1850. F.C. Baker fought for the 59th Indiana Infantry, Company E, enlisting as a corporal on 13 December 1861. By the time of his discharge, 17 July 1865, he had been promoted to the rank of sergeant. He married Sarah Price on 11 January 1866 in Greene County, Indiana. Francis and Sarah Baker earned their living by farming. The Bakers had a grandson named Harry, born in 1893, whose papers comprise a portion of this collection. Harry Baker was a grocer in Worthington Township in Greene County, Indiana. Baker was active in the Indiana Roadside Council, serving as the Landscape Supervisor for the Crawfordsville District.

Ancestry Library. 1850 United States Census. 13 October 2005 <>.

Scope and Content Note:

This collection includes correspondence between Sarah (Price) Baker and Frances C. Baker during the Civil War, F.C. Bakerís travel and war journals, and some of Henry Bakerís papers on the Indiana Roadside Council.

Folder Listing:

1. Correspondence, travel and war journals, and other materials, 1859-1864, 1961

Collection Information:

Size of Collection:

1 folder

Collection Dates:



Martha M. Baker, 1976

Access: This collection is open for research.



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