Terry Mason's Family History Site

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Selected Families and Individuals


Evan B. Kirby

RESEARCHER: Information provided to T.Mason on 23Mar2002 by [Graingerjm@aol.com]. "Evan was the son of John and Sarah Kirby, who was the son of Joseph and Catherine Kirby. He is listed on the 1850 census as 8 years old, Perry Twp, Carroll Co, OH. In 1880 he and Sarah have a son, Clyde, age 7. He was in the Civil War."

Samuel Reeves Webb

RESEARCHER-CENSUS: Erin Webb Ellis [artworks@san.rr.com] wrote T.Mason on 25Sep2001 1900, Poe District, Hancock County, West virginia Occupation: 1900, Farmer

Benjamin Street

Fought in war of 1812.

Henry Chesney (Jac) Baker

RESEARCHER-BIOGRAPHY: Erin Webb Ellis wrote T.Mason on 25Sep2001. This report was given to Harold L. Baker by Sharon Biller of Austinburg Ohio, June 14, 1999.

When Henry Chesney Baker was he was ten he moved to or near Sidney in Fremont County, Iowa. He writes, "I was four years old when I had the measles - I can remember it all right. You see my Mother had more boys than she had room at the table - at one siting - or standing - for we all stood up at the table till we were ten years old. I remember that Mother made brother John wait and let me eat at the first table because I was sick. I can see my self from the time I was three years old until I was ten when we emigrated from Illinois to Iowa. I think I looked like Roy. (Note: These quotes are from a letter written April 4. 1916, a year before Henry Baker Died in La Canada, California. The "Roy" he referred to is my older brother, now living in Florida.)

We had two covered wagons, one drawn by two horses and one with a Yoke of Oxen. We crossed the Mississippi at Fort Madison and the Des Moines at Eddyville and on to Winterset. Winterset was just put on the map and had one very small store, a saloon, a Blacksmith shop and one hay stack. After we left Winterset, we traveled forty miles without seeing a habitation, and could see deer any day. We crossed the Nishenabotany (sic) River at Haymaker's Mill - not far from where Malvern now stands and the next place was Tabor------ we had driven our herd of cattle from Illinois ----- about 350 miles. Father bought a claim of 160 acres and it had a rough log cabin - 14 x 16 - clapboard roof - punchon floor and a door with wooden hinges ands a buckskin latch string. There was not a nail or any kind of mettel (sic) used in the making of that cabin. For light from the west I knocked out a big "chunkess" and we could throw a cat through that opening and that remained open all winter. We all had the ague and Father had the chills till he would make the Clabbords on the roof "rattle". end quote.

Henry married my grand mother, Martha Elizabeth Webb (2/26/1846 - 5/5/05) in Plum Hollow, Iowa (now) Thurman April 30, 1865. Both are buried at Thurman, Iowa. They had six children, the sixth of whom was my mother - Grace Baker - born June 9, 1881, died June 1. 1964. Compiled in 1975 by Watt Baker Bair.

Marriage Notes for Henry Chesney (Jac) Baker and Martha Elizabeth Webb-16045

Plum Hollow now called Thurman.