The original title (in 1759) of both Big and Little Tancook fell to Lieutenant-Colonel Patrick Sutherland who was commander of the Lunenburg garrison under the British. As he did almost nothing with the islands for 30 years the title reverted and was picked up by John Henry Fleiger, a civil servant, and George Grant, a merchant, both based in Halifax. Within about 4 years Fleiger and Grant had found suitable buyers, the Becker (Baker) and Krass (Cross) families of Lunenburg. - paraphrasing O'Leary
It would appear that John Jacob Baker and Judith Cross would have been at the forefront of this transaction as 3 of their sons (John, Jacob and Philip) and subsequently their families would be some of the original settlers on Big Tancook island.
John Jacob Baker. Born 1752 - Died 10 NOV 1813 . He was the son of Johannes Jean Baker and Anna Catherine Barbara Loy. He first married Anna Maria Clattenburg (2 MAR 1779). He second married Judith Cross (14 NOV 1786 ). Children of Johann Jacob Baker and Judith Cross are:
John Baker. Born 23 JUL 1787.
John Henry Baker. Born 12 23 1792.
John Casper Baker. Born MAY 17 1797.
John Jacob Baker. Born 19 MAR 1800. Died 06 JUL 1881.
John George Baker. Born NOV 12 1806. Died DEC 19 1808.
Frederick Baker. Born 1807.
Valentine Baker. Born MAR 13 1809.
Philip Baker. Born 1840.
Siblings of Johann Jacob
Anna Margareta Becker 1757-
Johann Heinrich Becker 1762-1833
Johann Friedrich Becker 1764-1810
Anna Catharina Becker 1766-1810
Johann Christopher Becker 1769-1808
Johannes Becker 1770-1771
Johann Andreas Baker 1771-1826
Catherine Barbara Becker 1778-1837
Wallace, Carolyn - Genealogy of Johann Heinrich Becker: 4 Jan 2002: E-mail DATE: 5 Jan 2002
Ron Zinck - GEDCOM File : ronzinck54.ged
Tancook Island Geneaology Project
Tancook Schooners: An Island and Its Boats, O'Leary, 1994
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