William Baker

William BAKER (1655 – 1727) was Alex’s 9th Great Grandfather; one of 1,024 in this generation of the Shaw line.

William Baker was born on 19 Oct 1655 in Yarmouth, Mass.  His parents were Francis BAKER and Isabel TWINING.  He first married Mary Pierce on 5 Apr 1689 in Yarmouth.  After Mary died, he married Mercy LAWRENCE about 1691.  William died before 14 Aug 1727 in Yarmouth, Mass.

Mary Pierce was born 1645 in Duxbury, Plymouth, MA.  Her parents were Abraham Pierce and Rebecca Lothrop,  Mary died 1691 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA.

Mercy Lawrence was born on 4 Dec 1671 in Watertown, Mass.   Her twin  Sarah Lawrence married Thomas Rider 5 Apr 1689 in Roxbury, Mass and died 1714 in Roxbury.  Their parents were George LAWRENCE and Elizabeth CRISPE. Mercy died on 25 Nov 1753 in Harwich, MA.

Children of Willliam and Mercy:

Name Born Married Departed
1. Mercy Baker 6 Jan 1691/92 Yarmouth Samuel Smith
17 Feb 1712/13 Yarmouth
Jul 1724
2. William Baker 8 Jan 1693/94 Yarmouth, Mass. Benit [__?__]
Dinah Harding
Jan 1719 Chatham, MA
3. Dorcas BAKER 15 Nov 1696 Yarmouth William CHASE III
20 Sep 1715
20 Nov 1745
4. Experience Baker 8 Jan 1697/98 Yarmouth Samuel Cash
9 Nov 1721 Yarmouth
5. Judah Baker 21 Mar 1699/00 Yarmouth Jane Nickerson
18 Jun 1724 Harwich
19 Mar 1782 Dennis, Mass
6. Elizabeth Baker 11 Feb 1702/03 Yarmouth Robert Wixon
5 Feb 1718/19 Yarmouth
7. Josiah Baker 16 Dec 1704 Yarmouth Charity Eddy
25 Sep 1729 Yarmouth
8. Joanna Baker 18 Feb 1706/07 Yarmouth Michael Phillips
5 Aug 1726
Ebenezer Berry
25 Nov 1738
Mar 1743
9. Patience Baker 27 Feb 1708/09 Yarmouth Benjamin Small
29 Jun 1726
10. Elisha Baker 11 Dec 1712 Yarmouth Mercy Cahoon
2 Apr 1734 Sandwich, Mass.
11. James Baker 20 May 1715 Yarmouth Keziah Eldridge
1737 Yarmouth
12. Thankful Baker 6 Dec 1719 Yarmouth David Baker
6 May 1743 Sandwich
Eleazer Robbins
ca 1760
9 Nov 1809

William Baker’s name was on a List of the Soldiers of Yarmouth that were pressed into the country’s service, and that went to Mount Hope under Capt. John GORHAM against the Indians in 1675, and took their first march upon the 24th June, ’75. The sum of his wages was £8 11 00.


1. Mercy Baker
Mercy’s husband Samuel Smith was born 1692 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass. Samuel died Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass

Children of Mercy and Samuel:

i.  Jane Smith b. 1713; d. 1768

ii. Samuel Smith 1718 – 1793

iii. Charles Smith 1720 –

iv. William Smith b. 1 Jan 1723 in Harwich, Barnstable, Mass; d. 12 Mar 1773 in Harwich, Barnstable, Mass; m. 19 Aug 1743 Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass. to Anna O’Kelley (b. 28 Apr 1720 Yarmouth – d. Harwich, Barnstable, Mass) Anna’s parents were our ancestors Joseph O’KELLY and Tabitha BAKER. William and Anna had seven chiuldren born between 1744 and 1763

v. Isaac Smith 1724 –

vi. Thankful Smith 1727 – 1769

2. William Baker

William’s first wife Benit [__?__] was born 1697 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massa

William’s second wife Dinah Harding was born 1700 in Chatham, Barnstable, Mass. Her parents were Capt. Joseph Harding and Dinah Hedges. Dinah died 3 Jan 1779 in Chatham, Mass

3. Dorcas BAKER (See William CHASE III‘s page)

4. Experience Baker

Experience’s husband Samuel Cash was born 1690 in Quincy, Suffolk, Mass. Samuel died in Barnstable, Mass.

5. Judah Baker

Judah’s wife Jane Nickerson was born 6 Apr 1699 in Harwich, Barnstable, Mass. Her parents were William Nickerson and Mary Snow. Jane died 28 Apr 1781 in South Dennis, Barnstable, Mass.

6. Elizabeth Baker

Elizabeth’s husband Robert Wixon was born 29 May 1698 in Eastham, Barnstable, Mass. His parents were Barnabas Wixam and Sarah Remick. Robert died Jun 1773 in Putnam, New York.

7. Josiah Baker

Josiah’s wife Charity Eddy was born 1707 in Taunton, Bristol, Mass. Her parents were Eleazer Eddy and Elizabeth Randall Charity died in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass.

8. Joanna Baker

Joanna’s first husband Michael Phillips was born

Joanna;s second husband Ebenezer Berry was born in 1707. His parents were John Berry and Susannah Crowell.

9. Patience Baker

Patience’s husband Benjamin Small was born 1700 in Chatham, Barnstable, Mass. His parents were Edward Small and Mary Woodman. Benjamin died in 1788 in Harwich, Barnstable, Mass.

10. Elisha Baker

Elisha’s wife Mercy Cahoon was born 7 May 1717 in Chatham, Barnstable, Mass. Her parents were William Cahoon and Sarah O’Killey. Mercy died 10 Aug 1773 in Chatham, Barnstable, Mass.

11. James Baker

James’ wife Keziah Eldridge was born 1717 in Eastham, Barnstable, Mass. Her parents were Nathaniel Eldredge and Sarah Conant.

12. Thankful Baker b.1719

Thankful’s first husband David Baker was born 16 May 1719 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass. He was Thankful’s first cousin once removed. His parents were John Baker and Hannah Jones, grandparents John Baker and Alice Pierce and great grandparents  Francis BAKER and Isabel TWINING.  (Thankful’s parents kept having children for 28 years so David’s generation caught up) David died 11 Dec 1768 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass.

Thankful’s second husband Eleazer Robbins was born about 1715. His parents were Roger Robbins and Mercy Blackman. Eleazer died on 15 Jul 1785 in Harwich, MA.

Eleazer was admitted to the Brewster church 22 Aug 1742, and dismissed to the South Parish church on 8 Nov 1747.




History of old Yarmouth. Comprising the present towns of Yarmouth and Dennis. From the settlement to the division in 1794 with the history of both towns to these times (1884) Author: Swift, Charles Francis


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