Baker, Jesse

Born: 1799-03-19 Anderson County, Tennessee

Died: 1879-08-20 Mason County, Illinois

Baker moved to what is now Morgan County, with his family in 1816. Sometime around 1825, he settled near New Salem, Illinois, where he first met Abraham Lincoln. On February 28, 1824, Baker married Christiana Teter in Sangamon County, Illinois. In 1833, he moved to what is now Mason County, Illinois, where he raised his family and made a living as a farmer.

Gravestone, Baker Cemetery, Mason County, IL; The History of Menard and Mason Counties, Illinois (Chicago: O.L. Baskin, 1879), 855; Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Sangamon County, 28 February 1824, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Mason County, IL, 169.