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John Baker (1744 - 1831)

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John "Renta" Baker
Born in Ashe, North Carolina, United Statesmap
Husband of — married in Chowan, North Carolina, United Statesmap
Died in Owsley, Kentucky, United Statesmap
Baker-1670 created 10 Mar 2011 | Last modified | Last edit: 14 Aug 2016
20:49: Kathy (Brannan) Wills edited the data for John Baker. [Thank Kathy for this]
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Biography

John was a "Long Hunter" and in 1763, was living on the Green River, in what is now KY, with the Cherokees. Beginning about 1763, he and other Long Hunters hunted and trapped on the Green River, making trips down the Cumberland River, to Spanish Natchez to sell their furs. Col. Gasper Mansker once became ill in Natchez, and John Baker stayed with him until he was able to travel, then he & Gasper walked cross country back to Virginia John served as a Captain in Col Benjamin Cleveland's Regiment during the Am. Rev. A great grandson, when applying for membership in the SAR, wrote, "Capt. John Baker and his company went to the rescue of Col. Benjamin Cleveland when the Tories were about to hang him." John Renty came to KY after the War & lived in Fayette, Boyle, Madison, Rockcastle & Clay Counties. Late in life he married 2nd, Aza Williams. After Aza died John lived in a rockhouse near the mouth of Buffalo Creek, now in Owsley Co, KY, & died there in 1820. John Rentie is said to have fathered several 1/2 indian children.

Allen E. Robertson gave an interview in 1898 in Clay County in which he discussed "Renta" and some of his sons.[1]

The Baker Family DNA projects have ruled out any possibility that his father is the son of Robert Baker. The descendants of the Rev. Andrew Baker, John Renta Baker, Bolling Baker, and Morris Baker all have matching Y-DNA. None of the descendants show any proof of Native American ancestry in their autosomal DNA.

There are no records that indicate that Andrew Baker was married to Mary Bolling. The deed and survey records for Andrew Baker show that his wife was Susannah..

Sources

  • U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006 Author: National Cemetery Administration Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006.Original data - National Cemetery Administration. Nationwide Gravesite Locator.Original data: National Cemetery Administration. Nationwide Gravesite Locator
  • Title: 1820 United States Federal Census Author: Ancestry.com Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fourth Census of the United States, 1820. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1820. M33, 14
  • American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI) Author: Godfrey Memorial Library, comp. Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999.Original data - Godfrey Memorial Library. American Genealogical-Biographical Index. Middletown, CT, USA: Godfrey Memorial Library.Original data: Godfrey Memorial Library. American Gen
  • 1830 United States Federal Census Author: Ancestry.com Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifth Census of the United States, 1830. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1830. M19, 201
  • Title: Kentucky Land Grants Author: Ancestry.com Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1997.Original data - Jillson, Willard Rouse. The Kentucky Land Grants. Louisville, KY, USA: Filson Club Publications, 1925.Original data: Jillson, Willard Rouse. The Kentucky Land Grants.
  • Title: North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868 Author: Ancestry.com Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000.Original data - State of North Carolina. An Index to Marriage Bonds Filed in the North Carolina State Archives. Raleigh, NC, USA: North Carolina Division of Archives and History, 1977
  • Title: Kentucky History, 1922 Author: Ancestry.com Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004.Original data - Connelley, William Elsey. History of Kentucky. Chicago, IL and New York, NY, USA: American Historical Society, 1922.Original data: Connelley, William Elsey. History of
  • Title: 1810 United States Federal Census Author: Ancestry.com Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Third Census of the United States, 1810. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1810. M252, 71
  • WikiTree profile Baker-7210 created through the import of Gabbard_2012-10-04.ged on Oct 7, 2012 by Brenda Gabbard. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Brenda and others.
  • Some Descendants of Andrew Baker http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~katy/baker/b14077.html#P14077
  • WikiTree profile Baker-6908 created through the import of The Tuter and Bunch Families_family line_2012-08-23_01.ged on Aug 23, 2012 by Rick Tuter. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Rick and others.
  • BAKER Family Y-STR DNA study & Lineages viewable at http://www.bakerdna.net/
  • My FamilyTree BAKER DNA Project Website - Y-DNA Colorized Chart viewable at https://www.familytreedna.com/public/baker/default.aspx?section=ycolorized
  • Burton, Jackie T., and Barney Baker. Robert Baker Military Journal 1812 History & Copy Recorded Birth Dates Clay & Owsley Co. Kentucky Baker Family First Settlers Transcribed & Copy. Self Published, n.d. (a copy of this is in the possession of Kathy Wills.)
  • Some Descendants of Andrew Baker http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~katy/baker/b14077.html#P14077


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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with John by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA. However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line. It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with John:

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Collaboration

On 10 Aug 2016 at 15:23 GMT Kathy (Brannan) Wills wrote:

The information found here is absolutely not correct. His date of birth and death date are wrong. His place of burial is wrong. This information has been confused from a different John Baker. I have copies of extensive research from a Professional Genealogist named Jackie Burton along with Barney Baker. His father Andrew has been confused with another Andrew Baker, also. Most of the information I have can be found at https://1drv.ms/b/s!Ahf76NNwAEphg8EKbXQZ1BTagRn6XQ. Please contact me if you wish for more details from the book in my possession.

On 7 Sep 2015 at 02:15 GMT Daphne Maddox wrote:

Wow, four doppelgängers, thank you for finding them, Ron! :)

On 11 Jul 2015 at 14:06 GMT Ron Woodhouse wrote:

Baker-6908 and Baker-1670 appear to represent the same person because: Five profiles share the same name, mother and spouse, although death dates require clarification, likewise children.

On 11 Jul 2015 at 14:06 GMT Ron Woodhouse wrote:

Baker-12714 and Baker-1670 appear to represent the same person because: Five profiles share the same name, mother and spouse, although death dates require clarification, likewise children.

On 11 Jul 2015 at 14:05 GMT Ron Woodhouse wrote:

Baker-17327 and Baker-1670 appear to represent the same person because: Five profiles share the same name, mother and spouse, although death dates require clarification, likewise children.

On 11 Jul 2015 at 14:05 GMT Ron Woodhouse wrote:

Baker-15069 and Baker-1670 appear to represent the same person because: Five profiles share the same name, mother and spouse, although death dates require clarification, likewise children.



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