Transcribed from the book "History of Warrick County" by Goodspeed, Chicago: Goodspeed Bros., 1885, p. 134, submitted by Judy.
Simon L. Baker, farmer, is a native of Warrick County, Ind., born
August 22, 1836, being the elder of two children born to John Mc. And
Martha H. (Littlepage) Baker, natives respectively of Tennessee and
Virginia. John Mc. came with his father, Edward Baker, to Warrick
County, Ind., in 1816, and was raised on a farm in Boon Township, where
he died September 16, 1839. His wife is still living, and resides in
California. Simon L. Baker was raised on a farm with his parents,
receiving a limited education, and at the age of fifteen went with his
family to Spencer County, but one year later they moved to Illinois,
where he remained until eighteen years of age, returning then to Warrick
County and following farming until the breaking out of the war. He
enlisted in Company E, Sixty-fifth Indiana Volunteer Infantry, serving
three years as private, engaging in the battle of Nashville, siege of
Atlanta, and participating in many of the hard-fought battles of the
campaign. At the close of the war he returned to his native county and
located on the farm upon which he now lives. In connection with general
farming he devotes a part of his time to tobacco raising and
carpentering. January 14, 1863, his marriage with Eliza J. Judd, of
Warrick County, was solemnized, and be her he is the father of four
children, these three yet living: Cora, Sophia V. and Francis. Mr. baker
is a Prohibitionist in politics, and he and wife are members of the
Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
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