David Andrew Baker

Cemeteries of Texas

Submitted by M.G. "Jerry" Spencer

David Andrew Baker was born 27 August 1806 in North Carolina he is listed as head of the household on the 1830 census in Madison County Tennessee, age 20-30 with a wife age 16-20 and two sons age 0-5 [ The father of David is believed to be Joshua Baker who is listed on the 1810 census for Cabarrus County North Carolina and that is probably where David was born.]
David's wife was Susan Rushing, also born in North Carolina 22 September 1808. They were married some time before the birth of their oldest child, John Wesley Baker, on 15 Jan. 1829 in Tennessee and the second child, Jacob Rushing Baker
[ These are the two sons listed in the1830 census.]

David and Susan were the parents of ten additional children (total 12), Joshua, Anne, Rebecca Jane, Samuel Houston (my ggrandfather), Hannah A., David Giles (who served in the Confederate Army and subsequently lived and died in Van Zandt County), William Washington, Eliza W., Thomas Jefferson and Winfield Scott Baker.

The 1840 census for Madison Co., TN lists David age 30-40, Susan age 30-40, 1 male 0-5, 2 males 5-10, 1 male 10-15, 1 female 0-5, 2 females 5-10

The 1850 census Madison Co., TN - David 44, Susan 44, John W. 21, Jacob R. 20, Joshua 18, Ann 17, Rebecca J. 16, Samuel H. 11, Hannah A. 10, David G. 8, William W. 6, Eliza W. 4

Census 1860 Lamar Co., TX - David 54, Susan 52, Hannah 17, David 16, William 14, Washington 13, Thomas 8, Scott 6.  [son John living two families away on the census]

Samuel Houston Baker married Peninah Piland Fulfer in Lamar County Texas 12 September 1860 and the 20 september, 1860 census for Lamar Co. shows Penina and her son, John Fulfer by her first husband, living in the home of her father, Mills Piland. Also listed in that home are her mother, Penina and her brother, Elijah Piland. Others of that family are listed on the same census pages.
The 1870 census for Lamar Co. lists Samuel 31, Penina 31, John 14 (This is John Fulfer), William L. 12 (should be 8), Syntha E. 6, James C. (my grandfather) 4, Samuel H. 2, William C. Piland 15, Thedoria E. Piland 9,  Elisha Piland 6 & Henry A. Piland 4. (all children born Texas)

CENSUS 1880 Parker County Texas - Baker, S,H. 41, Penina 41, William L. 17, Cinthia 16, James C. 14, Samuel H. 11

My mother, Laura Baker, was born 14 March 1900 in Greer Co., OK. She was one of  eleven children born to James Carroll & Emily Eldora Wallis Baker. She married my father, Joseph Horry Spencer 20 May 1920 in Fort Worth and I was born 8 November 1933 near the current location of Eagle Mountain Lake in Northern Tarrant County.