Ancestors of Kenneth Roger BAKER

Fourth Generation

8. Joel BAKER [scrapbook] was born on 19 Jun 1838 in LaGrange, TX. He died on 3 Jan 1900 in Fayette County, Texas and was buried in 1901 in Pin Oak Cemetery, Fayette County, TX (Formerly Black Jack Cemetery). Joel married Aurelia SPRINGSTEAD on 29 Apr 1868 in Fayette County, Texas. [Parents]

Lived at one time near Flatonia, Texas and he Was a civil war veteranaccording to grandson, Ray Valentine BAKER.

Found in Texas State Archives: Pension for widow, Aurelia BAKER, HowardCounty, Texas. Texas State Archives show Joel BAKER was a private in theConfederate Army, Company I, 16th Texas Infantry. The Adjutant General'sOffice of the U. S. War Department in Washington, D.C. shows he enlistedApril 3, 1862. He was captured April 9, 1864 at Pleasant Hill, Louisianaand was delivered with other prisoners on April 20, 1864 to Major GeneralTaylor, Conferate States Army at Blair's Landing, Louisiana. He lived inLaGrange, Fayette County, Texas at the time of his enlistment. He wasdischarges in April, 1865 according to the Widow's Pension ApplicationPaperwork.

The Widow's Pension Application says Joel BAKER died on January 3, 1900in Fayette County, however,
His grave was located at Black Jack Cemetery outside LaGrange (now PinOak Cemetery) by his g-grandson, Kenneth Roger BAKER and the headstone atthe cemetery says he died in 1901.

Religion: Church of Christ Minister.

9. Aurelia SPRINGSTEAD [scrapbook] was born on 5 Mar 1850 in Huron County, Ohio. She died on 20 Sep 1941 in Snyder, Texas and was buried in Snyder, Texas. [Parents]

Lived in Stanton, Texas when she applied for a Confederate Widow'sPension. She died of congestive heart failure.

Children listed in this are from her Bible


10. George Thomas HARRISON was born in 1833 in Virginia. He married Nancy A. Elizabeth LONG.

According to the 1880 Census, Rockwall County, TX
George Harrison was 47, born in SC, father born in VA, mother born SC

George Harrison was a 2nd Lt, Company E, Col. O. M. Robert's Regiment,Texas 11th Infantry, Confederacy from 1862 to 1865. He was a prisoner ofwar, released 7/17/1865 in Marshall, Texas. He bought gray cloth to makehis uniform. Triva Boyd has the receipt for the fabric = 4 yards at$4.50, 1 skein of thread for $1.21, totalling $19.21-7/8.

First wife (name unknown) died of "bowel trouble" - evidently an epidemic- along with son, George, and daughter , Nannie, while he was gone inthe civil war.

11. Nancy A. Elizabeth LONG was born in 1844 in Georgia.

1880 Rockwall County, Texas census says Nancy's mother was born inGeorgia & father was born in Virginia


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