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Remember Baker II (1737 - 1775)

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Capt. Remember Baker II
Born in Roxbury, Connecticutmap
Ancestors ancestors
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Died in St. Johns, Canadamap
Baker-1483 created 10 Feb 2011 | Last modified
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Categories: 52nd Regiment (Hopkins') New York Militia, War of 1812.

Biography

American militiaman

Birth: Jan., 1737, Woodbury, Litchfield County, Connecticut[1]
Married Desire Hurlbut 03 Apr. 1760.
Two children:
Rema Baker Female
Ozi Baker Male
Death: Aug. 12, 1775, Richelieu, Quebec, Canada[1]
There is an article on Wikipedia that tells the story of Remember Baker[2]
He was born in June 1737 in Woodbury Township, Litchfield County, Connecticut to Remember Baker and his wife "Tamer."[3]
Remember was enlisted in the 52nd Regiment (Hopkins), New York Militia during the War of 1812.[4]
Remember Baker was with his cousin, Ethan Allen, at the taking of Ticonderoga. He was a brave leader and was killed in a skirmish at St. Johns.[5]
Land speculator, leader in the dispute with New York, Captain in the Green Mountain Boys, and cousin of the Allens. He was born in Connecticut in 1737. In 1863, Baker came to Vermont at 16 after serving in the French and Indian wars, settling in Arlington. He constructed the first gristmill there. He became involved in land speculation with I and Ira Allen.
In March 1772, an attempt by a band of Yorkers was made to capture Baker and thus claim the bounty which had been placed on his head by Albany leaders. A dozen men led by John Munroe of Arlington, an attorney who represented New York in the area, entered Baker's house, beat his wife and children and tried to set fire to the house. Baker escaped the house to draw attention away from his family. He was overtaken by his attackers and whisked away toward Albany. A rescue party was quickly organized in town and it set off in pursuit. They caught up with Monroe "a large, spiteful, willful, and very malicious dog, educated and brought up agreeable to their (Albany's) own forms and customs." The kidnapping was a "wicked, inhuman, most (barbarous), infamous, cruel, villainous and thievish act." Munroe himself later wrote in exasperation that the Vermonters "are all possessed of the spirit of contradiction, so full of venom and spite against the government and all its authority that they are forced yet the sting remains."
In 1775, Baker accompanied Ethan Allen's force at the capture of Ticonderoga. The following autumn, he was among the Green Mountain Boys taking part in the commencement of the invasion of Canada. General Schuyler ordered Baker into the interior to scout the British troop movements, and in the cover of the night he landed at the shore of St. John's in a canoe. A short while later, he came upon a party of Indians trying to steal his boat. A fight ensured, and Baker lost his life and his scalp. Thus ended a life of promise for the Green Mountain Boys.[1]
I can only say that after living for almost 20 years in New York state, things haven't changed much from the old days in Albany!

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Gazetteer of Vermont Heritage, published by the National Survey, Chester, VT. :1974.
  2. Wikipedia:Remember Baker; cites: Ungeheuer, Frederick with Hurlbut, Lewis and Ethel. Roxbury Remembered. Connecticut Heritage Press, 1989. ISBN 0-595-32940-3
  3. "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V2SS-KWR : 3 December 2014), Remember Baker, Jun 1737; citing ; FHL microfilm unknown.
  4. United States War of 1812 Index to Service Records, 1812-1815, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q29V-P2Y9 : 11 March 2016), Remember Baker, 1812-1815; citing NARA microfilm publication M602 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); roll 9; FHL microfilm 882,527.
  5. Index of the Rolls of Honor (ancestor's Index) in the Lineage ..., Volumes 55-56, p. 235

See also:

  • Sarah Dittmann created WikiTree profile Baker-9773 through the import of export-BloodTree.ged on Jun 27, 2013.


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Collaboration

On 29 Jul 2016 at 18:30 GMT JB (Muse) b wrote:

Merge of Baker-16108 and Baker-1483 proposed

The birthdays are differing. I believe this is because the birthday is wrong on this page or this is a son and the mother & father are wrong. Can the profile manager please investigate this further and then get back to me so we can see if this page needs to be merged or not? Thanks!

On 16 Jan 2015 at 02:25 GMT Sarah Dittmann wrote:

Baker-9759 and Baker-16108 do not represent the same person because: I don't think these are the same people; they have different birth/death dates, & different parents. 9759 might be 16108's mother, though.

On 15 Jan 2015 at 22:46 GMT Sara (Palmer) Schafer wrote:

Baker-9759 and Baker-16108 appear to represent the same person because: same person



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