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Robert James T Baker Sr

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120. Bowling "Bolin" (Bolling) Baker , Jr

Born in North Carolina, moved to Kentucky then went to Missouri.

Reportedly fled from Kentucky after killing a Dezarn with a two shot pistol.

From: John J. Dickey Diary: "Sometime before he went to Florida and died, cousin Gilbert Baker came to my office in McKee and told me that Bowling Baker, Jr. was a brother to his one great, my two great grandfather, Rubin Baker. That Bowling, Jr. married and lived on the head of Bear Creek. His wife died and he buried her on that creek. The he went over on Beech Creek and got to courting a women (White) and got in a quarrel and killed Morgan Dezarns and then he got on his horse and rode to Missouri where he married and raised another family .
From other information I have come to the conclusion that this happened, the killing of Dezarns about 1845."


328. David W. Baker

Died Young.


William C. McCollum , Jr.

He migrated to Missouri from Kentucky in 1851.


121. Margaret Patricia "Pattie" Baker

1 NAME Martha "Patti" /Baker/


Justice Bolling Bowling

1 NAME Justice /Bowling/


349. Mary "Polly" Baker

1 NAME Polly /Baker/


126. Robert T. Julius "Juder Bob" Baker Major

Lt. 2nd regiment, WM. Williams, Kentucky Bot. War of 1812.
Veteran of St. Clair defeat, Major, 2nd Bat. 68th regiment, Clay County Militia, May 26, 180?.

Burial: Cortland Cem., Owsley Co., Kentucky
Note:
Clay County, Kentucky Order Book 'B'
August County Court 1815 Clerk: Abner BAKER
(5) Upon the application of Robert BAKER who made satisfactory proof to the court that he was on 6 Feb 1815 and ever since, an actual settler on vacant land in Clay Co. situate on the South side of the South Fork of the Ky River, beginning at th e mouth of the Rocky Branch which enters into the said South Fork at a ford or crossing place - totaling 150 Acres around his improvement, (just above Christopher BOWLING's) which land he claims to appropiate by his actual settlement. Ordere d to be certified.
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Robert was a soldier at St. Clair's defeat in 1791. He was a Lt. in the War of 1812.
The first Fiscal Court of Clay Co., KY met at his house in 1806. The first County Clerk of Clay Co. was Dr. Abner BAKER. The interview of Jason BOWLING in Dr. Dickey's Diary of 08 Apr 1898 states taht Dr. Abner was a cousing to Robert 'Juder Bob ' BAKER. (Actually, it appears that Dr. Abner was a 2nd cousin to 'Juder Bob' BAKER).
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1850 Owsley Co., KY Census
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Estates/7599/kyowsley/part1.htm
BAKER, Robert Sr. 76, Catey 73(f), Andy 23, Polley 24, William 1, Margaret 21


Elizabeth "Liddie" (Hammons) Hammonds

1 NAME Elizabeth "Liddy" /Hammons/


Note: The parents of Elizabeth are listed in the LDS IGI files as Job HAMMOND & Nancy STONE; however, I have not been able to verify this as of yet. Clyde BUNCH lists her father as Elijah HAMMON. Rad Raider lists her b. 15 Aug 1775 in Madison Co., KY . Leon Morris has her father as Isaiah HAMMOND.


Catherine "Katie" Bolling Bowling

Was in the 1810 census of Clay County, Kentucky. Catie usually wore a pistol on her hip.


127. George Washington Baker , Rev

Methodist Minister.


130. Ifa "Ipha" Sookotosh Baker

Ipha Harrison's Will was entered on February 10, 1866 in the Jackson County, Court House. It says:

I, William C. Harrison doth agree to take care of the above named Ipha Harrison and give her all the comforts of nursing and food clothing necessary for comfort, that my ability will admit of during her life time. Wherefore the said Ipha Harrison doth agree to give unto the said William C. Harrison all the personal estate she now holds to have and to hold as his own estate at her death, except one feather bed and blanket and one quilt, which she bequeaths to Sallie Isaacs, her youngest Daughter, provided that Sallie Isaacs satisfies a now existing Doctor bill in favor of Green V. Holland. In witness when unto set our hands, day and date above written.

The will was given under by hand this 12th day of September, 1866. Jim Wood, Clerk of Jackson County,.

The ph in Ipha's name is pronounced as an F, as in physical. Some times spelled Ifa. She may have had the nickname "Sookotosh".

The following from Jim Kimble: American Indian Genealogical Forum.
I post this because many have suggested that Ifa was an Indian and not the real daughter of John. No one so far has offered proof of this.

I am trying to determine what her name means, what tribe she was from, etc. The information I have is:

Mercy Terry and Jonathan Harrison, had a son Elisha Harrison, born 1780's, probably Virginia or NC, who removed to Madison County, Kentucky where he married on 28 August 1805 to Ifa "Sookotosh" Baker, born 8 Aug 1790 in NC, the daughter of John "Renta" Baker. Elisha and Ifa Baker Harrison raised their family of twelve in Madison and Estill Counties, Ky. Elisha died in Estill Co. in 1848, and Ifa Baker Harrison died in 1866 at the home of her son William Canady Harrison, the writer's great-great-grandfather. Their children were:

John Baker Harrison born 10 April 1807 Madison County, Ky; married first Sarah Brockman 29 July 1832 Madison Co, Ky dau of Shelton and Ellender Baker Brockman married second Catharine A. Rogers 25 Mar 1858 Jackson Co, Ky died 20 Feb 1888 Sand Gap, Jackson Co, Ky
Jonathan Harrison born 10 March 1808 Madison Co, Ky married Mary Ann Lakes 28 March 1837 Estill Co, Ky
George Harrison born ca 1809 Madison Co, Ky married Rachel Isaacs 3 March 1831 Clay Co, Ky dau of James and Nancy Isaacs
Susannah Harrison born 22 March 1811 Ky married Peter E Gabbard 22 Oct 1831Clay Co, Ky son of Henry Gabbard
Thomas Harrison born 23 May 1813 Madison Co, Ky married Lucinda Lakes 15 Sept 1836 Estill Co, Ky dau of Carter Lakes and Eady Skinner
Polly Harrison born pre-1820 married Bazel Lee Abrams on 27 Nov 1832 Madison Co, Ky
Alitha Harrison born 1816 Ky married John Westley Gabbard 21 Dec 1841 Madison Co, Ky son of Edward Gabbard and Sarah Bowman
Nancy Jane Harrison born 1822 Estill Co, Ky married Greenbury Lakes 31 Jan 1839 Estill Co, Ky died 15 April 1858 Madison Co, Ky
Elisha H. Harrison born 1 Dec 1823 Estill Co, Ky married Delilah Lakes 29 April 1849 Estill Co, Ky dau of Carter Lakes & Eady Skinner died 19 April 1895 Madison Co, Ky
Nathaniel M. Harrison born 1825 Estill Co, Ky married Sally Ann Gabbard 22 Feb 1845 Madison Co, Ky dau of Edward Gabbard & Sarah Bowman
William Canady Harrison born 1 Nov 1827 Estill Co, Ky married Elizabeth Gentry Gabbard 11 Dec 1849 Madison Co, Ky dau of Edward Gabbard & Sarah Bowman died 29 Dec 1892 Bidville, Crawford Co, Arkansas
Sally Ann Harrison born 1833 married Elisha Isaacs 4 Nov 1852 Estill Co, Ky son of Godfrey Isaacs & Elizabeth Howard

I found several references in Ancestry.com that she was adopted or captured by John Renta Baker.
"Note: Igha was an Indian her Father was killed by John Baker, he then took her to raise. In the marriage bond, Igha's mother is listed as Susannah. Ifa Sookotosh BAKER is her name in one db."

Several people have picked up on this and I don't find ANY proof or source documentation on this.

Alias: Igha Iffa /Soo-Ko-Tosh/
Effie was a full blooded Indian. John Baker killed Effie's father,
so he took Effie home to raise.
On Effie's marriage bond, her mother was listed as "Susannah".


Elisha Harrison , Sr.

Reverand John J. Dickey's diary says that John and Elisha Harrison were two of the original 8 long hunters that came to Kentucky in the mid 1700's.Elisha settled on what is now known as, Elisha's Branch Road, just north of McKee. He was living there when Daniel Boone first came through this area. Daniel spent some time at Elisha's house before going on to central Kentucky. Daniel Boone's Sheltowee Trace goes down Elisha's Branch. It is believed that John went with Daniel and helped build Fort Boonesbourogh. Erection of Fort Boonesbourogh began in April, 1775 and was completed in July 1776. Records from Boonesbourogh mention a John Harrison and a Jack Harrison. People with the name of John were sometimes called "Jack". There is also Samuel and Richard Harrison in the Boonesbourogh records. Madison County, Historical Society records say that John Harrison helped to construct the fort. He later left the fort and settled on some of the best portions of the County, through settlement and preemption rights...

In, "When They Hanged the Fiddler", by Jess Wilson, page 90, says that Indians had captured Daniel Boones Daughter and two Calloway girls at Boonesbourogh. Elisha was in the party that rescued the Boone and Calloway girls from the Indians. It also says that Harrison family traditions are the source for the story that the rescue happened below McKee.

Elisha Sr. first appears in Kentucky records on the Nelson County, 1800 Census and tax records. He next appeared in the Madison County, Census where he paid taxes in 1805, 1807, 1808, 1830-34. He paid taxes in Clay County, in 1808.1814, 1815, and 1816, He paid taxes in Estill County, in 1811, 1840-47. He did not appear on the tax list after 1847 and presumably died. His wife Ipha remained on the Estill County, tax list until 1858 when that part of Estill County, became part of Jackson County,. She remained on the Jackson County, tax list until 1862. Elisha lived the last part of his at Blanton Flats, just west of Drip Rock on Hisel Road at the edge of Estill County,.

The mountainous areas of eastern Kentucky between the Cumberland Gap and the Kentucky River was one of the areas of the state to be settled. Daniel Boone was in this area of Kentucky for two years from 1769 to 1771. His main purpose was to hunt. Fort Boonesbourogh was established in 1775, not far from the present day Richmond, by Daniel Boone and some of his close friends, which included the Harrisons and the Bakers.


David Travillion Bunton
613 South Commerce Ave
Russellville, AR 72801
email: travillion@hotmail.com

In looking at the article I see I used the 1790 birth year for Ifa. I would think this is the earliest time she could have been born. Since writing this I have found tax lists which put Jonathan Harrison and his Terry in-laws in Botetourt co, Va in the time frame when Elisha Harrison was born.
Here it is:
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For some years several Harrison researchers have mistakenly given out information that my Elisha Harrison of Madison Co and Estill Co, Ky was born in Surrey Co, VA to a John and Mildred Harrison. This is incorrect, and I hope that my information will help correct many peoples pedigrees....Elisha Harrison, son of Jonathan Harrison and Mercy Terry of Botetourt Co, VA, was born in the 1780's in Va, and married Ifa Sookotosh Baker, born 8 Aug 1790 NC, in 1805 in Madison Co, Ky. She was the daughter of John Renta Baker and (Elizabeth?) Terrill. This family is listed on early records of Madison County, Ky. Elisha Harrison died in 1848 Estill Co, Ky and his wife Ifa Baker Harrison died in 1866 in Jackson Co, Ky at the home of her son William Canady Harrison, who is my great-great-grandfather. Elisha and Ifa's children were: John Baker Harrison, Jonathan Harrison, George Harrison, Thomas Harrison, Polly Harrison (wife of Bazel Abrams), Susannah Harrison (wife of Peter Gabbard), Alitha Harrison (wife of John Wesley Gabbard), Nancy Jane Harrison (wife of Greenberry Lakes), Elisha H Harrison, Nathaniel Harrison, William Canady Harrison, and Sally Ann Harrison (wife of Elisha Isaacs).

William Canady Harrison was born 1 Nov 1827 in Estill Co, Ky and married Elizabeth Gentry Gabbard born 23 April 1833 Clay Co, Ky to Edward Gabbard and Sarah Bowman. These were the parents of my great grandmother Eliza Jane Harrison Shepherd, who with her parents left Ky to come to Madison and Crawford Counties, Arkansas after the Civil War. Through old family papers and court records I have established that Elisha Harrison, Sr. (who married Ifa Sookotosh Baker) was the son of Jonathan Harrison and Mercy Terry of Botetourt Co, Virginia.

Hopefully this info will begin correcting the erroneous records (such as entries in Ancestral File) amd will connect with other families...I hope family researchers will contact me... thanks for any connections...David Travillion Bunton, Russellville, AR

Mercy Terry, born 1760's, was the daughter of William and Rachel Terry of Botetourt Co, Virginia. Deed/Court records of the estate of William Terry (died 1803) from May 18, 1808 reveal that Mercy was one of his eight children: "Mercy Terry, wife of Jonathan Harrison, [received] her 1/8 share in her father William's estate." The children of William and Rachel Terry were: William (married Patience); John born 1760 (married Esther Brown); Miles (married Hannah Horton); Susannah (married Thomas Brown); Mercy (married Jonathan Harrison); Jasper (married Ruth. 2 Margaret Snidow); Rachel (married John Martin); Jemima (married Ezekial Boucher). An outline of the family has been previously provided by George A. Terry in his article "The Terrys of Scott County, TN" which appeared in Vol 4 No 3 (Sept 1985) of the Terry Family Historian. At the present time, I have little information on Mercy Terry and Jonathan Harrison, except that they had a son Elisha Harrison, born 1780's, probably Virginia or NC, who removed to Madison County, Kentucky where he married on 28 August 1805 to Ifa "Sookotosh" Baker, born 8 Aug 1790 in NC, the daughter of John "Renta" Baker. Elisha and Ifa Baker Harrison raised their family of twelve in Madison and Estill Counties, Ky. Elisha died in Estill Co. in 1848, and Ifa Baker Harrison died in 1866 at the home of her son William Canady Harrison, the writer's great-great-grandfather. Their children were:

John Baker Harrison born 10 April 1807 Madison County, Ky; married first Sarah Brockman 29 July 1832 Madison Co, Ky dau of Shelton and Ellender Baker Brockman married second Catharine A. Rogers 25 Mar 1858 Jackson Co, Ky died 20 Feb 1888 Sand Gap, Jackson Co, Ky

Jonathan Harrison born 10 March 1808 Madison Co, Ky married Mary Ann Lakes 28 March 1837 Estill Co, Ky

George Harrison born ca 1809 Madison Co, Ky married Rachel Isaacs 3 March 1831 Clay Co, Ky dau of James and Nancy Isaacs

Susannah Harrison born 22 March 1811 Ky married Peter E Gabbard 22 Oct 1831 Clay Co, Ky son of Henry Gabbard

Thomas Harrison born 23 May 1813 Madison Co, Ky married Lucinda Lakes 15 Sept 1836 Estill Co, Ky dau of Carter Lakes and Eady Skinner

Polly Harrison born pre-1820 married Bazel Lee Abrams on 27 Nov 1832 Madison Co, Ky

Alitha Harrison born 1816 Ky married John Westley Gabbard 21 Dec 1841 Madison Co, Ky son of Edward Gabbard and Sarah Bowman

Nancy Jane Harrison born 1822 Estill Co, Ky married Greenbury Lakes 31 Jan 1839 Estill Co, Ky died 15 April 1858 Madison Co, Ky

Elisha H. Harrison born 1 Dec 1823 Estill Co, Ky married Delilah Lakes 29 April 1849 Estill Co, Ky dau of Carter Lakes & Eady Skinner died 19 April 1895 Madison Co, Ky

Nathaniel M. Harrison born 1825 Estill Co, Ky married Sally Ann Gabbard 22 Feb 1845 Madison Co, Ky dau of Edward Gabbard & Sarah Bowman

William Canady Harrison born 1 Nov 1827 Estill Co, Ky married Elizabeth Gentry Gabbard 11 Dec 1849 Madison Co, Ky dau of Edward Gabbard & Sarah Bowman died 29 Dec 1892 Bidville, Crawford Co, Arkansas

Sally Ann Harrison born 1833 married Elisha Isaacs 4 Nov 1852 Estill Co, Ky son of Godfrey Isaacs & Elizabeth Howard

It is important to have record of Mercy Terry's grandchildren (children of Elisha Harrison) to understand Terry family connections given in an old letter kept within the Harrison family. In 1930 a daughter of John Baker Harrison (listed above, born 1807) named Rosanna "Rose" Harrison Carpenter, wrote of the family to her cousin, Mrs. John L. (Nora Burdette) Gay of Berea, Ky, a granddaughter of Elisha H. Harrison (listed above, born 1823).

Rose Harrison Carpenter, born 1864, writes: ....."Yes, my father and your grandpa were brothers, their father's name was Elisha [Harrison]. They first settled as they called it in those days North Carolina, came from North Carolina to Tennessee, from Tennessee to Kentucky. Their grandfather was Jonathan [Harrison], their great-grandfather was Elias [Harrison], their father was buried in Jackson County, Kentucky, not far from McKee....their grandmother Harrison was a Terry. I have heard father speak of a second cousin, Joseph Terry, he lived somewhere in Madison County--he named one of his sons for him. Their grandmother Baker was a Terrill, I don't know how the name was spelled, it may have been Phirrill.... Rose Harrison Carpenter

The 1850 Madison Co, Ky Census enumerates the family of the above mentioned Joseph Terry, who married Minerva Stephenson in Madison County, Ky on 11 Oct 1852. This same Joseph Terry is identified as the son of Nancy Thomas and Josiah Terry, who separated in 1814 and were divorced in 1828 Wayne Co, Ky.
The Madison County, Ky Court Order Book E, page 122 records an indenture made to bind out Joseph and his brother William Terry, the children of Nancy Terry, to William Bently to learn the tanning business. In his article "The Terrys of Scott Co, Tn," George A. Terry has identified Joseph Terry's father Josiah as the son of John Terry (born 1760 married Esther Brown).
This John Terry is the brother of Mercy Terry Harrison. Aside from information concerning the Terry family, research by Ran Raider of Dayton, Ohio, has concluded that the other grandmother referred to by Rose Carpenter was most likely Elizabeth Terrill, wife of John Renta Baker, and niece of the Long Hunter, Obadiah Terrill. The Rose Harrison Carpenter letter together with court records and extant family records confirm that Elisha Harrison of Madison Co & Estill Co, Ky and Josiah Terry of Anderson County, Tn--Wayne Co, Ky--Scott Co, Tn, were first cousins, grandchildren of William and Rachel Terry of Botetourt Co, Virginia.
by David Travillion Bunton
613 South Commerce Ave
Russellville, AR 72801
travillion@hotmail.com
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Source:
Rev. John J. DICKEY's diary
Says:
Johh and Elisha Harrison were two of the original 8 long hunters that came to Ky. in the mid 1700's. Elisha settleed on what is now known as Elisha's Branch Road, just north of McKee. He was living there when Daniel Boone first came through this area. Daniel spent some time at Elisha's house before going on to central Kentucky. Daniel Boones' Sheltowee Trace goes down Elisha's Branch. It is believed that John went with Daniel and helped build Fort Boonesbourgh, Erection of Fort Boonesbourough began in April, 1775, and was completed in July 1776. Records from Boonesbourgh mention a john Harrison and a Jack Harriosn. people with the name John were sometimes called"Jack". There is also a Samuel and Richard Harrison in the Boonesbourgh records. Madison County Historical society records say that John Harrison helped to construct the fort. He later settled on some of the best portions of the county, through settlement and premption rights...
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In, "When They Hanged the Fiddler", by Jess Wilson, page 90, Indians had captured Daniel Boone's daughter and two Calloway girls at Boonesbough. Elisha was in the party that rescued Boone's daughter and the Calloway girls from the Indians. It also says that Harrison family traditions are the source for the story that the rescue happened below McKee.
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Family story: There was a shower of meteors that fell all night on November 13, 1833. Elisha was in bed asleep when his grandchildren woke him up shouting,"Grandpa wake up! All the stars are falling! It's the end of the world!" He quietlysaid, "Go look and see if the North Star is still where it was and if it is everything will be alright". He turned over and went back to sleep.
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Elisha lived last part of his life at Blanton Flats, just west of Drip Rock on Hisel Road at the edge of Estill County
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Elisha and Ipha
Census and tax records:
Nelson County-1800
Madison County-1805,1807,1808,1830-1834
Clay County-1809,1814-1816
Estill County-1811,1840-1847

Ipha
Estill County Tax list until 1858 when that part of Estill County became part of Jackson County. She remained on Jackson County tax list until 1862


133. Lovell (Love) Baker

1 NAME Lovell "Love" /Baker/


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