Baker, John L.

Born: 1805-06-20 Campbell County, Kentucky

Died: 1883-10-26 Franklin County, Kansas

Baker married Rachel Biggs in Butler County, Ohio, in 1828, with whom he had seven children. He moved to Shelby County, Indiana, shortly thereafter before moving to Illinois sometime before 1832, when he served in the Black Hawk War alongside Abraham Lincoln. By 1835, Baker had settled in Loami, although he eventually moved to Ottawa, Kansas.

John Carroll Power and S. A. Power, History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois (Springfield, IL: Edwin A. Wilson, 1876), 89; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Sangamon County, IL, 255; Gravestone, Hope Cemetery, Ottawa, KS; Muster Roll of Captain Jacob M. Early’s Company of Mounted Volunteers.