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Joel Baker


Posted By: County Coordiantor
Date: 11/20/2006 at 10:53:36

Joel Baker, farmer and stock raiser, Sec 9, P O Mineral Ridge, was born in Rock Castle county, Kentucky, December 26, 1820, and when ten years of age his parents emigrated to Indiana, he made this his home till he came to this state in the fall of 1851, he spent the winter in Polk county, and the following winter located on Sec 26 of this township, where he opened out a farm in the timber and occupied it till he came to his present location in 1869, he now owns 617 acres of land, mostly improved he has served two terms as justice of the peace, two as township assessor and one as township clerk, he was married in Clay county, Indiana, April 9, 1842, to Miss Ollie Mitchell, of Kentucky, they have by this union a family of twelve children, eleven of whom are now living--two sons and nine daughters: Julia A, Louisa, Sarah, Mary, Winnie, Annie, Martha, John (deceased), Prusilla, Elizabeth, George, and Elias, his ancestors were all early settlers of the Southern states

1880 Boone Co History Book


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