From the files of Stephen M. Lawson
Edward and Joan Baker
Edward BAKER - b. about 1600, England; d. Mar. 16, 1687,
Lynn, MA. Edward possibly came to America in the Winthrop fleet
in 1630, and was admitted freeman at Lynn, MA Mar. 14, 1638. He
resided at Northampton, MA from 1657, but returned to Lynn before
death. Will dated Oct. 16, 1685. Married about 1637, probably
at Lynn, MA.
Joan - d. Apr. 9, 1693, Lynn, MA.
Children of Edward and Joan Baker
- Hannah - b. about 1638, Lynn,
MA; d. Jan. 1717, Bristol, RI. Married Thomas
- Joseph - b. Lynn, MA; d. Oct. 29, 1675, Northampton, MA.
Killed with son Joseph while working in the fields. Married Feb.
2, 1662 Ruth HOLTON, daughter of Dea. William. Ruth married second
in 1678 Thomas LYMAN. Children of Joseph and Ruth BAKER: Joseph killed at age 11; Ruth
married Ebenezer ALVORD; Mary married Ambrose FOWLER; Samuel; and Joseph.
- b. Apr. 1, 1642, Lynn, MA; d. Dec. 1, 1719. Lived at Milton, MA.
Married Apr. 7, 1662 Dea. George SUMNER (b. about 1634; d. Dec. 11,
1715) of Dorchester, son of William SUMNER and Mary WEST. Marriage date
also reported as Nov. 7, 1662. Children of Mary and George SUMNER: Mary married Joseph
SWINNERTON; George married Ann TUCKER; Samuel; William; Ebenezer
married Silence; Edward married Elizabeth CLAPP; Joseph; and Benjamin
married Elizabeth BADCOCK.
- John - b. about 1645, Lynn, MA; d. Sep. 15, 1719, probably
at Dedham, MA. Married Dec. 17, 1668 Abigail FISHER (b. 1646;
d. Jan. 13, 1723), daughter of Capt. Daniel FISHER of Dedham,
MA. Children of John and Abigail BAKER: Samuel married Mary ASPINWALL; Abigail married
Nathaniel KINGSBURY; John married Sarah WHITING; Mary died in
infancy; Sarah married James TUCKER; Mary married Joseph DAMON;
Rev. Daniel married first Mary QUINCY, and second Mrs. Rebecca
SMITH; and Joseph married Hannah JONES.
- Timothy - b. about 1647, Lynn, MA; d. Aug. 30, 1729, Northampton,
MA. Married first Jan. 16 or 26, 1672 Grace MARSH (d. May 31,
1676), daughter of John MARSH and granddaughter of John WEBSTER,
Governor of CT; and second Sarah HOLLISTER (d. Dec. 8, 1691),
daughter of John and widow of Rev. Hope ATHERTON of Hatfield,
MA. Children of Timothy and Grace BAKER: Grace; and Timothy died young.
Children of Timothy and Sarah BAKER: John married Rebecca CLARK; Thomas
married Christine OTIS, widow of Mr. LeBEAU of Canada; Edward
married Hannah MUNN; Prudence; and Deliverance.
- b. about 1653, Lynn, MA; d. after 1730. Served in King Philip's War.
Married Jul. 10, 1689, Lynn, MA Mary LEWIS (b. Feb. 24, 1665), daughter
of John LEWIS and Hannah MARSHFIELD. Children of Thomas and Mary BAKER:
Thomas died as infant; Hannah; Mary died as infant; Thomas died as
infant; Thomas married Rebecca KELSEY; Abigail; Mary; Ruth; and John
died as infant.
- b. perhaps 1655, Lynn, MA. Married Apr. 7, 1685 Mary MARSHALL,
daughter of Capt. John MARSHALL. Children of Edward and Mary BAKER:
Mary; Edward died as infant; Sarah died as infant; Sarah; Rebecca;
Edward died as infant; Edward; Ruth died as infant; Ruth; Elizabeth
died young; Joseph; and Marshall.
- Jonathan - b. Feb. 20, 1657. No further record found.