SPOUSE: Lucia Lampkin   (abt 1767 - 28 Dec 1847)
ADDRESS Indian Creek twp, Lawrence co, IN
Revolutionary War Service:
1- July 1775 to 28 Oct 1776, Capt. James Ross' Company of Rifles, 3rd Battalion, Lancaster County Militia (subseq 1st Battalion, Pennsylvania Line), commander Lt.Col. William Thompson, then Col. Edward Hand. Picketing of Long Island, taken prisoner by the Hessians, Battle of Long Island; freed at the Siege of Trenton; discharged following the Battle of White Plains.
2- Mar 1781 to Mar 1783, Capt. Crain's Company, 4th Regiment, Virginia Line from Culpeper co, VA, commander Col. Gaston, then Col. Phebecker, then Col. Posey. Fought in the Battle of Yorktown; left sick at Estly Hills, near Charleston, SC following the cessation of hostilities.
A letter published in the Pennsylvania Archives, written by Col. Edward Hand to his wife, describes the incident in which Nicholas was captured by the Hessians. Following the Revolution, Nicholas Baker entered a claim with the Pennsylvania government for compensation for his rifle that was lost when he was taken prisoner. The claim was honored.
-Appears on the muster rolls of Culpeper co,VA in Jan 1781 in Class No. 27, ref WAR 4, manuscript in Virginia State Archives
-Grant of Pension $96 per annum; record W27812 from Woodford co, KY Application dated 16 Jun 1818 made in Fayette co, KY Pension transferred to Indiana, 18 Feb 1823
-Affidavit of Revolutionary War Service, 30 Sep 1832, Lawrence County Courthouse, Bedford, IN
-Marriage established from material in pension application; pension records state that a copy of the marriage bond was on file per affidavit from the County Clerk of Culpeper co,VA; this bond no longer exists nor is there any other record of marriage now extant in Culpeper Court House
-Property: He & hw Lucy sold 2 lots, 15 Oct 1807, Stevensburg, Culpeper co, VA to Archibald Lewis, Lots 51 & 58, consideration £20, BkCC,pp72 Bought 4 lots, 15 Apr 1809, Stevensburg, Culpeper co, VA from town trustees, Lots 46,57,58,61, consideration £50, BkDD,pp251 Bought 160 acre farm, 19 Feb 1823, Indian Creek twp, Lawrence co, IN from Abraham Waggoner Bought an additional 80 acre farm from Abraham Waggoner
-From evidence in the pension file it appears that Nicholas rented farmland while resident in the Southern part of Woodford co,KY; subsequent investigation has disclosed this property to have been in the area known as Clover Bottom
-Census of 1820, Woodford co, KY; p.19 (M:011201/F:01301) -Census of 1830, Lawrence co, IN p.117 (M:02101000001/F:000102101)
-Will dated 30 Jul 1831; proved 12 Nov 1832; Lawrence co, IN; his grandson, Lewis Jackson Baker purchased the family farm by quitclaim deed from the other heirs-at-law as a part of the settlement of his estate. Descendancy proved by this quitclaim deed.
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