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Baker, Simon L.

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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