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William Baker (1739-1823)
and
Mary Catherine (Evans) Baker (1742-1823)

On Bakers Swamp near Gilesborough in the Marion District on the 11th ult., Mrs Mary Baker in the 81st year of her age. Two days after William Baker, Sr. in the 84th year of his age. These good people had been husband and wife 61 years and during this period resided continually in the same neighborhood leading exemplary lives. In strict observance of the domestic and social virtues they were pre-eminent. They were 40 years members of the Methodist Church; had been the parents of 10 children and now have living 57 grandchildren and 36 great-granchildren.

The Charleston Courier November 8, 1823

Submitted by William Coxe, 11 Dec 2003.


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