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Mary (Baker) Durkee (abt. 1698 - 1781)

Mary Durkee formerly Baker aka Martin
Born about in Connecticutmap
Ancestors ancestors
Sister of [half]
Wife of — married 11 Aug 1727 in Windham, Connecticutmap
Descendants descendants
Died at about age 83 in Middlesex County, Connecticutmap
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Profile last modified | Created 12 Nov 2009
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This profile originally had a date of birth of 1702. This conflicts with her mother's date of death. In order to prevent errors, and because it is not when she was born, the date of birth has been changed to 1698.

Note: She was probably the daughter of Joseph and Hannah (Cook) Baker, born July 5, 1702, in Norwich. This would explain the name Hannah for her daughter.

She married Samuel Martin in 1768. As Mary Martin, via full communion, she was admitted to the Judeah Society.[1]


Husband: Nathaniel Durkee
Wife: Mary Baker
Child: Hannah Durkee
Date: 11 AUG 1727
Place: Windham, Connecticut[2]

Research Notes

There is some problem with the date of birth. On, she is listed as born in 1720. Her parents should have been born about 1680 if Mary Baker was born in 1702 (her husband was born in 1702). See: Fetterly-28 09:04, 1 February 2021 (UTC). Here is the christening record: "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975", database, FamilySearch ( : 19 September 2020), Joseph Baker in entry for Mary Baker, 1720. There may be two Mary Bakers that have been mixed up.

The record I could find on a Samuel Martin in Connecticut was this one:

Name: Samuel Martin
Gender: Male
Spouse's Name: Mary Steel (NOT Mary Baker)
Spouse Gender: Female
Marriage Date: 29 Sep 1747
Marriage Place: Bethlehem, Litchfield
Source Information: Early Connecticut Marriages [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2012. Original data: Bailey, Frederic W. Early Connecticut Marriages as Found on Ancient Church Records Prior to 1800. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1997.

Fetterly-28 09:09, 1 February 2021 (UTC)


  2. Source: #S39
  • Marriage:
Name: Nathll Durkee
[Nathaniell Durke, Durgee, Durge, Durgey, Dirke, Dorkee, Duke, Durkey]
Marriage Date: 21 Aug 1727
Marriage Place: Windham, Connecticut, USA
Spouse: Mary Baker Connecticut, U.S., Town Marriage Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection) [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: White, Lorraine Cook, ed. The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records. Vol. 1-55. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1994-2002. Fetterly-28 10:04, 2 May 2021 (UTC)
  • Source: S39 Durkee newsletter.
  • "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850," database, FamilySearch ( : 21 September 2019), Mary in entry for Hannah Durgee, ; citing Birth, , Compiled by Lucius A. and Lucius B. Barbour, housed at State Library, Hartford, Connecticut; FHL microfilm 007833261.


WikiTree profile Baker-6411 created through the import of temp.ged on Jun 1, 2012 by Steve St. Martin. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Steve and others.

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I have done a small amount of investigation limited to what is online. Contrary to most tree references, I am of the thought that Mary Baker is the daughter of Alexander Baker 16 DEC 1679 • New London and Mary Pemberton 29 APR 1684 • New London CT. Their first daughter is named Hannah, a fact some use for Joseph Baker being the father. In Alexander's case first daughter after grandmother = Hannah, 2nd daughter after mother = Mary.

This Mary was born in 1710 which seems to fit perfectly into this line. Additionally looking at dates and Alexander who died in 1724 when his Mary was 14 fits into Mary who married Nathaniel Durkee to be more likely. I believe there were some instances it seemed like adult mary was missing a father.

However, I suspect some researcher must have found an error to this thinking. If anyone can refute this, please let me know.

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Baker-6411 and Baker-47 appear to represent the same person because: Same husband. Children's dates are consistent. Info in the biography for Baker-6411 indicates that her mother was probably the same woman who is connected as mother to Baker-47.
posted by Ellen Smith

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