Baker,  U. E. L. Frederick

Baker, U. E. L. Frederick

Male 1754 - 1835  (81 years)

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  • Name Baker, Frederick 
    Title U. E. L. 
    Born 1754  Claverack, Columbia, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Emigration 1783 
    USA to Canada 
    Arrival 1796  Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 11 Feb 1835  Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1309  Sullivan Burgess Family Tree
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2017 

    Family Davy, Elizabeth,   b. 13 Oct 1765, Stone Arabia, Montgomery, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1848, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 1786  Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Baker, Peter,   b. 1789, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1826  (Age > 38 years)  [natural]
     2. Baker, Mary,   b. 29 May 1791, Millhaven, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1862, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)  [natural]
     3. Baker, Henry F,   b. Abt 1793, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Sep 1872, Caledonia, Haldimand, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years)  [natural]
     4. Baker, Elizabeth,   b. 1793, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Nov 1854, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)  [natural]
     5. Baker, Catherine,   b. Abt 1793, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1827, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 33 years)  [natural]
     6. Baker, Margaret,   b. Abt 1796, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Jun 1857  (Age ~ 61 years)  [natural]
     7. Baker, Thomas,   b. 08 Feb 1798, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1880  (Age 82 years)  [natural]
     8. Baker, George,   b. 11 Feb 1800, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1882, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)  [natural]
     9. Baker, William Davy,   b. Abt 1805, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Aug 1870, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years)  [natural]
     10. Baker, Andrew W G,   b. 1809, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1845, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)  [natural]
     11. Baker, John Frederick,   b. 10 Sep 1810, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Apr 1899  (Age 88 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2017 
    Family ID F556  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1754 - Claverack, Columbia, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1786 - Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsArrival - 1796 - Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Feb 1835 - Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Family Crest
    Baker Famiy Crest
    Baker Famiy Crest
    This ancient surname is of Olde English pre 8th century origins deriving from the word 'boeccure'. The surname is always occupational, but not always for a maker1 of bread. There are a number of possible origins and these include an official with special responsibilities for the baking ovens in a monastery or castle, as well as the keeper of the 'communal kitchen' in a town or village, since most of the humbler households had no cooking facilities other than a pot over a fire. The right to be in charge of this service and to exact money or loaves in return for its use, was in many parts of Britain, a hereditary feudal privilege. Less often the surname may have been acquired by someone noted for specifically baking fine bread or as an owner of a kiln for the baking of pottery or even bricks. The surname is first recorded in the late 12th Century, and early recordings include such examples as Robert Bakere, a witness in the Assize Court Rolls of Lancashire for the year 1246, and Walter le Backere in the rolls of the county of Hampshire for 1280 a.d. The female form of the name is 'Baxter'. There have been no less than forty two 'Baker' entries in the "Dictionary of National Biography", and during the latter half of the 19th century the name was arguably the most famous in the country. This was owing to the exploits of Sir Samuel Baker, who with Stanley and Livingstone, was the greatest African explorer, and his brother, Valentine Baker, the famous Cavalry leader, known world wide as 'Baker Pasha'. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of William le Bakere, which was dated 1177, in the "Pipe Rolls of Norfolk", during the reign of King Henry 11, known as "The Builder of Churches", 1154 - 1189. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

  • Notes 
    • The origin of the Baker's (Beckers) was traced to Jacob Becker, born 1450 in Strasburg, Germany. As Teutons the "Beckers" were great fighters in the conquest of opposing tribes and for the cause of the Reformation. This fighting spirit also overcame the stubborn hillsides and other uncultivated lands. They were fascinated by the great black forests, inspired by soaring Alpine peaks and instructed in the Word of God by devoted Lutheran pastors. Men and women alike inured to hardship were self reliant, dependable and unafraid of long and exacting toil. These qualitites were to serve the Bakers well on the frontiers when they settled in America and still later those who became United Empire Loyalists.

      They can be traced from the Palatine of the Upper Rhine to Rotterdam among thousands of other refugees from the "exterminating vengeance of Louis XIV". After screening, they were placed aboard ship from Rotterdam in 1709-some going to England, some to Ireland and the Beckers were among those who came to America. Their early settler records are to be found in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Vermont, where the name evolved into Baker in many instances.

      So, Frederick Baker was among those in General Burgoyne's troops who capitulated at Saratoga and came to Upper Canada where he obtained a Crown Grant of land at Mill Haven in Ernestown Township. Frederick Baker evidently came from the Claverack area up the Hudson River in New York State.

      Frederick married Elizabeth Davy after the arrival of the Davy's from the Mohawk Valley. Four of the Davy brothers belonged to the King's Royal Rangers of New York.

      Peter Davy (Elizabeth's father) lived in New York State prior to the American War of Independence. Apparently he did not emigrate to Upper Canada. They lived near Little Falls on the Mohawk River in New York. Several of the children sympathized with the British in the American Revolution and fought with the British. It is believed that the entire Davy family moved to Upper Canada after the war ended. These Davys possessed large land holdings in New York but all their possessions were confiscated after they pledged their loyalty to the Mother Country. Peter Davy apparently had 11 children of which Elizabeth was one. Henry, John, Michael and Peter served in the King's Royal Rangers of New York (the British army).

      Peter Davy's background starts with Thomas Davy who was born in England in 1555. He had a son Thomas who left England in 1610 at age nineteen for military duty in the colony of Virginia in America. This later Thomas had two sons and may have had more children but Thomas and Peter are documented. This Davy family lived in the Southern colonies in America for over 100 years during which we have no record of their movement, until a great grandson Thomas Davy (born 1700,died 1765) was sent in 1754 to the colony of New York as an officer in the British Army. He and his three brothers, Peter, George and Henry fought in the old French War of 1754-1763. Peter, brother of Thomas, George and Henry is Elizabeth's father.

      The Loyalists who first settled Upper Canada drew lots for the land they were to receive from the Crown. Later most of them made petitions to the Government for more land and their children also were entitled to grants of land.

      In 1776 Sir John Johnson fled to Canada from New York,with 300 Scottish dependants and the Mohawks, under Chief Joseph Brant. He received a Colonels commission to raise 2 Loyalist battalions which were known as the Kings Royal Regiment. They were also called the Royal Greens. An offshoot of the 1st. battalion of the Royal Greens was known as Jessup's Corps. This corps was with General Burgoynes army at the battle of Saratoga. The Township of Ernestown was given to Sir John Johnson's men. The Township of Fredericksburg was given to Colonel Roger's men. The Township of Adolphustown was given to Major VanAlystyne's men. The Township of Marysborough (burg) was given to Colonel McDonnell's men.

      Frederick Baker married Elizabeth Davy in 1786 in Ernestown Twp, Lennox, Addington Cty, Ontario, Canada. They had 11 children of whom Henry Baker is the son from which this line of the Bakers stem. He married Patience Skinner in 1817 in Caledonia.

      This tree includes families from Galbraith, Kemp, Fraser, Love, and Ketcheson lines. When following the families back, it can be seen that they also had origins in the Ernestown Twp. area. The Fraser's and Ketcheson's served in the British army also. These families provide a patchwork of strong Empire Loyalists who settled the land, built farms and towns and made this area, a strong Canadian settlement. The Belleville area was once considered for the capital of Canada because of its strong army presence and access to water as a port but was passed over for Toronto because the waters were too shallow for ships to dock.