Transcribed from the book "History of Warrick County" by Goodspeed, Chicago: Goodspeed Bros., 1885, p. 135, submitted by Judy.
Lewis A. Baker, a native of Warrick County, Ind., was born July 18,
1838, the oldest of five children born to Wilbern and Priscilla
(Matthews) Baker, both of whom were also natives of this county, while
his paternal grandparents were among the county's earliest pioneers.
Lewis A. Baker, as did his father before him, has followed farming
principally through life. He began first with eighty acres of land, to
which he added from time to time as his means increased, until he now
owns over 400 acres of choice land. The fall of 1880 he moved to
Boonville and embarked in the retail agricultural implement business.
Having passed the greater part of his life in farming he experimentally
knows which class of machines, etc., are best adapted to the farming
community, and this being widely known has given him a large and
lucrative trade. Mr. Baker has been prominent in the public affairs of
the county for years, serving one term as President and four years as
Treasurer of the County Agricultural Society. In politics he is a
Democrat. December 17, 1858, Martha A. Pyeatt became his wife and to
their union a family of five children have been born, the following
named yet living: Robert B., J. Nathan, Martha Helen and O. Elvin. The
mother is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
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