403. Polly Mary LACEY
(2401)(760) was born on 18
Dec 1791 in New Jersey.(2402) She died
on 2 Jan 1870 in Bloomington, Grant Co., WI.(2403)
She was also known as Mary Lacy.(2404)
GLOVER family records say that Mary was the grand daughter of Samuel, Lord BOWLBY
or BOWLSBY and Lady Grace who came to the colonies before the Revolutionary War
from England. Samuel and Lady Grace had 2 children John and Mary. Mary BOWLBY
married John de LACY (LACEY). Their children were John, Richard, Betsy and Mary.
Mary married John H. BAKER. According to the memory of Mary Glover LADD, the
BAKERS went to Wisconsin when Martha BAKER was 13 years old. That would be about1843.
She was married to John Hampton BAKER on 14 Nov 1810 in Sussex Co., NJ.
(2405) She Married by her father, Justice
John LACEY of Sussex Co., NJ.(2406)
Mrs. VAN WESTEN of California said:
"John LACEY performed the marriage of Polly Mary LACEY (dau. of Mary BOWLBY
LACEY) to John BAKER, NOV 1810 (Sussex Co. m. record, I was able to obtain) so
I think John is her father. Bible records were accurate all the way to John BAKER's
birth in 1891. I have his military record, War of 1812, and he is in the 1830
census ensconsed with seven of his eight daughters. The last was born in DEC
after the census was taken."
John Hampton BAKER
(760) was born on 14 Nov 1791 in Washington, Warren Co., NJ.
(2409) He died on 18 Nov 1877 in Bloomington, Grant Co., WI.
(2410) He served in the military in the
War of 1812 as a Drummer.(2411) He
was also known as John Hanus BAKER.(2412)
In 1816 John LACY, Esz. had his estate read. The will named John BAKER and wife
Mary, Richard LACEY, Rachel LACEY, Elizabeth wife of Charles MARSHALL and Martha
wife of Jesse SMITH. John LACY's land was split amongest these named people.
Which land was surveyed between that of his brother Garret LACY and Samuel BOWLBY.
John and Mary BAKER had ten girls.
After his marriage, John enlisted into Captain Benjamin COLEMAN's Company of
Infantry, 2nd Regiment, New Jersey Detailed Militia, in the War of 1812. Held
the rank of private, and served as the company's drummer. Joining him was his
brother William BAKER. They served from 9 Sep. 1814 to 6 Dec. 1814. In 1870,
BAKER applied for a pension due to a disability acquired in the war. He had
a lame right foot. The injury was caused during a battle, when a British sword
cut his Achillies tendon. He collected a pension from 1870-1877.
Sometime around the mid to late 1830's the BAKER family along with their son-in-law's
family, John SLAGHT, began a series of westward migration that took them nearly
ten years to complete, having stopped for a time in many states.
They first traveled to Michigan, by 1840 LaPorte, IN, two years later IL. finally
1848/49 in Beetwon, Grant Co. WI. He received 40 acres of land for military
Tradition states there were 2 more daughters who died in infancy and a son who
stayed in N.J.
According to GLOVER family records middle name was Hanus He died 14 Nov 1877
and his father was Jacob BAKER who came to this country from Germany prior to
the Revolutionary War. Her married Elizabeth SMITH. They had four children,
Peter, John H., William and Elizabeth. He married Mary deLACEY (LACEY) 11 Nov
A great deal of the BAKER family history was lost in the mid 1800's when John
H. BAKER is said to have given his German printed family Bible to a local German
immigrant who missed the old country. So to help her with her homesickness,
he lent her his German Bible. What is unfortunate is that upon the pages in
the Bible were details of the family history in Germany. The Bible has since
been long lost.
(Possibly in possession of NJ Historical Society.)
What is known about the beginning of the BAKERs in America is that the immigrant
was John W. BAKER (BAKKER in Germany) who was supposedly a cousin to the Prince
of Hess. BAKER came to America as a mercenery soldier with the Hessians to fight
for the British during the Revolutionary War, serving in the capacity of an officer.
One tradtion states that he deserted the Hessian Army and fought for the Americans,
but another tradition has him captured and made a POW.
During this time a Jacob BAKER and his brother, who were cousins to the Prince
of Hess, were hired by the British to fight in America. Jacob BAKER left the
British and fought for the Americans, for which services he was handsomely paid
with 500 acres at Chillicothe, Ohio and 600 acres in Philadelphia, PA., plus
a lot of cash. For those who can trace their fenealogy to Jacob BAKER, a large
amount of money (300 million) is possible as being next of kin to him. It is
possible that John W. is a son of Jacob BAKER, but to date, John W. BAKER's connection
has not ben established.
After the war, BAKER settled in Sussex County, NJ, which was later divided and
the lower half renamed Warren County in 1824, which is where he lived.
In 1790-1791, he is listed as a soldier in the local militia along with Samuel
BOWLBY and John LACY.
John W. BAKER married Elizabeth SMITH and their children are: (see family page)
Settled in Sussex Co. NJ with Richard LACEY
According to descendants of Martha Baker GLOVER, (Cleone VAN WESTON)
The family left NJ in 1835 and arrived in Grant Co. WI in 1845. All of the daughters
married prior to 1845 on the trip through several states.
According to Cleone VAN WESTON
Where were the eight daughters of John Hampton BAKER and his wife Mary Lacy BAKER
baptized between 1810 to 1830? John married in Sussex Co., 1810, and was living
in Mansfield twp. 1830 according to the 1830 census. Mary LACY who joined the
Church 1822 may have been Mary Lacy BAKER's Mother. 1817 was the date that her
Mary LACY's deceased husband's John was partitioned, naming Mary Bowlby LACY
and Mary Lacy BAKER as heirs. Samuel BOWLBY's land joined John LACY's land
New Jersey, Sussex Co., Marriages 1795-1818 marriage Index
A 100 -1810 John BAKER Jr. Marriage to Mary LACY, performed by John LACY Esquire.
A115 Eliza BAKER
A219 William BAKER
B295 Mary E. BAKER
B362 Sarah BAKER
1850 Grant Co. Census p. 112, 281,397
1860 Grant Co. Census
BAKER, John H. 68M shoemaker b. NJ
Mary 68F b. NJ
Polly Mary LACEY and John Hampton BAKER had the following children:
Julia Ann BAKER.
Rebecca L. BAKER.
Clarrissa Granville BAKER.
Mary E. BAKER.
(Ninth child of BAKER, Polly and John Hampton) BAKER
(2413)(760) died in infancy.
(Tenth child of BAKER, Polly and John Hampton) BAKER
(2415)(760) died in infancy.