DreamaGail Baker

AncientFaces Member since Jul 29, 2005

Researching: Hurt, Ellis, Morris, Young, Miller, Baker, Fuller, Mansfield, Thomson, Walton, George, Lewallen, Quarles, Bucy, Luallen, Boxley, Bucey, Ruthem

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These are three of the four children of Joseph Robert and Nannie Whitt Baker. On the left is Sadie St. Claire (born 1916), Gladys Edna (born 1920) is...
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Joseph Robert Baker (1892-1982) with his first wife, Nannie Whitt (April 3, 1895 - April 3, 1925). Nannie was a daughter of Andrew Whitt and Mary Asbury....
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Hansford Miller's parents were Jacob H. B. Miller and Martha Jane Russell Miller. Hansford was born around 1877, being three years old during the 1880...
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Zollie Lewallen, one of the two children of George Lewallen, taught school in Oneida, Tennessee. She had a brother, Clyde, who also taught school in Onedia....
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Joseph Robert ("Bob") Baker (January 23, 1892 - October 2, 1982) heating lunch at the house of his daughter, Gladys Edna Baker, in Narrows, Virginia, in...
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These men are logging. The young man on the rail car at left is my father, Joseph Robert Baker, around age 17. He was born in 1892 and died in 1982. The...
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This postcard was in the Eugene Lewallen (aka Morris)family photograph album, and was taken in either Scott or Morgan County in Tennessee. The date is...
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Baptising in Greenbrier County, WV BACK ROW: Sisters Gladys Edna Baker and Sadie St.Clair Baker, Hannah Asbury Baker (widow of Alfred Edward "AlEd"...
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Robert Lewallen and wife, Martha Ann Morris Lewallen. ROBERT was a son of Andrew Russell "Russ" Lewallen II and Perlisca Ann "Phoebe" Davis who was born...
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Newspaper clipping of Clarke Lewallen, first cousin of Gertie Lewallen (Morris) Baker. Clark was a WWI veteran, bookkeeper, and teacher from Robbins, Scott...
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DreamaGail Baker I want to correct an incorrect date for the above photograph of Fannie Ellis Baker. The picture was taken in the mid-1860s, not the mid-1880s. Also, below is a direct-line overview of the Baker line descending from St. Leger to Fannie Ellis Baker, as well as to her husband, James William Baker, who was her first cousin. They had the same paternal grandparents: Ursula St. Leger, great granddaughter of Joan, Countess of Westmoreland, granddaughter of Edward III of England, married Daniel Horsmanden Warham St. Leger Horsmanden born around 1620 in Ulcombe. Kent, England, son of Ursula St. Leger, married Susanna Beeching, 1627, England. Mary Horsmanden Byrd (1673, her second marriage) married William Byrd, both being 21 years old). Mary was the daughter of Warham St. Leger Horsmanden. William Byrd.............married Mary Horsmanden Fillmer in 1673 Ursula Byrd..............married Robery Beverly Ursula Beverly (Dudley)..married Col. John Geroge (his second marriage) Catherine George.........married William Mansfield on November 16, 1798 Levi Baker...............married Emily J. Young (Yound) on September 27, 1830 James William Baker......married Frances (Fannie) Ellis Baker in June, 1887
Mar 22, 2013 · posted to the photo Frances (Fannie) Ellis Baker
DreamaGail Baker Jacob H. B. Miller was born in 1839 in Virginia to Elijah Lee Miller (born April 7, 1768) and Elisabeth Rebeccah "Becky" A. Payne. Regarding Jacob H. B.'s grandparents, Elijah Lee Miller's father was Joseph Miller, born on October 21, 1727, and Elijah's mother was Mary Oursler. (Mary Oursler was a daughter of Edward Oursler 1708-1789 and Ruth Owings -also spelled Owess- who lived 1710-1795). They were born in Maryland. Joseph Miller was buried in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Randallstown, Maryland.
Dec 11, 2012 · posted to the photo Robert Patrick Miller--USAF--1955
DreamaGail Baker What a look of of kindness and pride in his cutie girl! Love it!
Mar 12, 2011 · posted to the photo Thomas Jackson Miller and Robin Gaye Miller
DreamaGail Baker What's the relationship of Thomas Jackson Miller to Jacob H. B. Miller?
Mar 12, 2011 · posted to the photo Thomas Jackson Miller
DreamaGail Baker Robin, according to the 1900 US Census of Scott County, Tennessee, Jacob H. B. Miller was born in Virginia in July of 1820. Martha Jane Russell, his wife, was born in Tennessee in October of 1841. Somewhere I read that his place of birth was Washington County, Virginia. I really would like to know more about his parents, grandparents, etc.
Mar 12, 2011 · posted to the photo Jacob H. B. Miller and Martha Jane Russell Miller
DreamaGail Baker During the 1880 census referenced above, Jacob was identified as illiterate. This situation evidently changed, as his daughter Ida Bell Miller Lewallen (my grandmother) was proud of his having read the King James Version of the Holy Bible through eighteen times! I have seen his Bible, which Grandmother Ida had in her possession before one of her children inherited it. It is often said that one should beware the man of one book. This is nonsense, more often than not. In my experience, it is generally wiser to beware the person of many books.
Nov 18, 2009 · posted to the photo Jacob H. B. Miller and Martha Jane Russell Miller
DreamaGail Baker I am posting now a photograph of Hansford Miller, son of Jacob H. B. Miller and wife Martha Jane Russell Miller. In this picture, Hansford may have been sick, since he is abed. Dreama G. Baker
Nov 18, 2009 · posted to the photo Jacob H. B. Miller and Martha Jane Russell Miller
DreamaGail Baker (Ellis was a son of Joseph Robert Baker and Nannie Whitt, both born in Tazewell County, Virginia.) The following tribute to Ellis Baker was published on DAILY CELEBRATIONS at http://www.dailycelebrations.com/ellis.htm ELLIS ADRIAN BAKER November 17, 1917 - April 18, 2000 Today we celebrate the life of Ellis Adrian Baker, born November 17, 1917, in North Bend Lumber Camp, Nicholas County, West Virginia. His death on April 18, 2000, made the world a poorer place but heaven immensely richer. For the last forty years of his life, “Mr. Baker," as he was known, was a simple man with simple needs. He was one of those genuine “characters” that small-town America sometimes produces. He tended cattle; he tended bees; but most of all, he tended people. One of his sisters said she always thought Ellis should have been a priest. Actually, he was a priest of sorts. Found in his wallet after his death was a beat-up old crucifix made of the basest sort of metal, tarnished on the side: an apt symbol, for his mission was to the poor, the different, the retarded, the unaccepted, the widow. He never owned a home. At least that’s how the world saw it. Actually, he had two “homes”...his electric shop on Monroe Street in Alderson, West Virginia, where anyone of any race, class or social standing was welcome, and his “home” at Alderson Hospitality House, a Christian mission to the families of women in the Federal Prison at Alderson. He never married, nor had children. But other people’s children loved him. They could sense that he was an authentic person. Nothing phony there! A little girl once told him, “You sure are ugly.” He just grinned, and in about a minute, that little girl was sitting on his lap, talking as though she had found her best friend. And she probably had. If he had two of anything, he would give one away. His blood relatives knew that if they gave him anything for his birthday or Christmas, most likely he would give it to someone else. He gave his time, his talent, his labor, and most of his money away. There are lots of “Mr. Baker” stories, some just now coming to light. One woman related the story of how her first husband was killed, leaving her a widow with small children. When her washing machine broke down, “Mr. Baker” fixed it but wouldn’t take any money, saying “This will help you out a little.” No one will ever know just how many people he helped. He never bragged. He never boasted. He just went quietly about his life, helping those who happened across his path. At eighty-two years of age, he was often found late in the evening working on someone’s furnace, most likely for free. By the world’s standards, he was a poor man. He died with a few dollars in his battered wallet and a few meager possessions in the room that had been his home for thirty-five years. Ellis could have been a very wealthy man, and at one time, had a Lincoln Continental, a motorcycle, and a closet full of expensive suits and shoes. But somewhere along the way, he gave up that life. From then on, he traveled “light." For those who knew and loved him, he was the closest thing to a saint most of us will ever know. Written by his sister-in-law, Dee Copyright © 1999-2003 Cool Pup, All Rights Reserved
Oct 16, 2008 · posted to the surname Baker
DreamaGail Baker Nice photograph, but without connectedness, as it is strangely labeled "personal"! It would be nice if it related to the sharing of genealogical facts.
Oct 16, 2008 · posted to the photo personal