SOURCE: Book- The Baker Genealogy A Genealogy of Eber and Lydia Smith Baker of Marion, Ohio and Their Descendants Revised to October 1909 Arranged by Elwood T. Baker, of Brooklyn, N.Y. Published by Lydia Amanda Copeland, of Chariton, Ia.
Charles Baker came with his parents to Marion in March, 1821. He and his brother, George W. Baker, sawed the lumber with whip saw and built the first house on the original town plat of Marion. He resided in this pioneer house with his parents seven years. In June, 1824, at the age of twenty, he took charge of a tannery and in 1826 erected one of his own near where the post office is located, and continued in the business until 1830. In 1832 he removed to Lima and engaged in mercantile business for five years. He was Lima's first postmaster and served during Jackson's administration. In 1835 he was the treasurer of Allen county, Ohio. By appointment in 1839, he assumed the duties of clerk in the Register of the United States Land Office and served two years. In 1849 he returned with his family to Marion and engaged in merchandising. He was the executor of the will of Eber Baker and settled up the estate. He had the distinction of being the longest-lived member of the Baker family, attaining the age of ninety-two.
"Pedigree Resource File," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/2:2:9C8X-QY6 : accessed 2014-12-13), entry for Charles Baker, submitted by ddjakelley1133894.
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