Baker, Sylvester

Flourished: 1834-1836 New Salem, Illinois

By 1831, Baker had settled in a part of Sangamon County, Illinois that would later become Menard County. He still lived in Menard County when he died, sometime prior to August 1850.

T. G. Onstot, Pioneers of Menard and Mason Counties (Forest City, IL: T. G. Onstot, 1902), 229; Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales Database, Menard County, 68:130, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; Administrator's Bond of Tilman Hornbuckle, 5 August 1850, Probate Records, Records of Letters and Wills, 1859-1860, Menard County Court, Petersburg, IL, 25-26.