Zachariah Baker (1800-1863) & Edee Busby (1802-1882)

Zachariah Baker & Edee Busby are Todd’s 3X Great Grandparents. We know we are on the right track with this line because Todd’s dad Lanny’s DNA puts him into the “DNA Circles” at Ancestry.com for Edee Busby and for Zachariah’s father, Zachariah Baker.

Zachariah Baker was born around 1800 in Virginia. His parents are Zachariah Baker & Susanna Washburn. Read about them here.

Edee Busby was born December 18, 1802 in Maryland. Her parents are John Busby and Agnes Wisner. Read about them here.

Zachariah and Edee were married February 3, 1825 by Rev. Elijah Stone in Harrison County, Ohio.

On the 1840 US Census, Zachariah Baker is head of a household of 15 in Vermillion, Richland County, Ohio. The household was: 1 male under age 5 (David was 2); 3 males aged 5-9 (Nathaniel was 8, Abraham was 6, Zachariah was 9); 2 males aged 10-14 (Samuel was 13 and John was 14); 1 male aged 40-49 (Zachariah was 40); 4 females under age 5 (Agnes was 4, Rachel was 3, Sarah was a baby); 1 female aged 5-9 (Mary Jane was 11); 1 female aged 10-14 (Susanna was 13); 1 female aged 20-29; 1 female aged 30-39 (Edee was 38).

On the 1850 US Census, the family was still farming in Vermillion, Richland County, Ohio. Zachariah was 50, Edee was 46. They had 11 children at home: Mary Jane, age 21; Zachariah, age 20; Nathaniel, age 18; Abraham, age 16; Agnes, age 14; Rachel, age 12; David, age 10; Anna, age 8; Belinda, age 6; Henry, age 4; Edee, age 1.

On the 1860 US Census, the family is in Vermillion, now in Ashland County, Ohio. Zachariah was 60 and Edee was 56. Children at home: Rachel, age 22; David, age 21; Anna, age 20; Henry, age 13; Edith, age 11.

Zachariah died in 1863. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

On the 1870 US Census, widowed Edee was 69 and lived with daughter Edee, age 20. Oldest son John lived next door with his family.

On the 1880 US Census, Edee was 78 and lived with widowed daughter Sarah, age 39, and her son John, age 10. It is noted on the census that Edee had a broken arm.

Edee died on October 3, 1882 in Ashland County, Ohio. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

The 15 children of Zachariah Baker & Edith Busby, all born in Ohio:

John W. Baker – John was born October 21, 1825. He married Elizabeth Bault. They had 5 children. John was a wagon maker (1860, 1880) and a farmer (1870). He died September 9, 1880 in Ashland County, Ohio. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Samuel B. Baker – Samuel was born October 29, 1826 He married Ruth Bault on February 22, 1848 in Ashland County, Ohio. They had 5 children and farmed in Ashland County, Ohio and then in Noble, Indiana. He died March 12, 1886. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Susanna Baker – Susanna was born January 23, 1827. She married John Bault and they had a daughter. Susanna died in 1855. She is buried in Union County, Ohio. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Mary Jane Baker – Mary Jane was born June 1, 1829. She married McClure Davis on March 10, 1853 in Ashland County, Ohio. They farmed in Ashland County, Ohio and had 5 children. She died November 22, 1895. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Zachariah Curtis Baker – Zachariah was born October 27, 1830 in Ashland County, Ohio. He married Elizabeth Harlan on August 12, 1850 in Ashland County, Ohio. They had 11 children. By 1880 the family moved to Atchison County, Missouri. He died on April 22, 1905. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Nathaniel L. Baker – Nathaniel was born April 7, 1832. He married Margaret Neely. They farmed in Ashland County, Ohio and had 5 children. He died June 24, 1893 in Ashland County, Ohio. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Abraham H. Baker – Abraham was born December 29, 1834. He married a woman named Sallie and they had at least 1 child. He died on February 15, 1881, and probate records for his estate indicate he left no widow or children. The records list the names of his living brothers and sisters. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Agnes Baker – Agnes was born July 14, 1836. She married James Harlan and they had 5 children. She died January 28, 1872 in Noble County, Indiana. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Rachel Baker – Rachel was born August 28, 1837. She married Fredrick Wagner, who had served in the Civil War, on November 19, 1865 in Ashland County, Ohio. They had 4 children. She died in 1910 and is buried in Richland County, Ohio. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

David Baker – David was born on October 7, 1838. He married Catherine Shelly on October 10, 1861 in Ashland County, Ohio. They had 8 children. He died November 8, 1886 in Ashland County, Ohio. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Sarah Ann Baker – Sarah was born January 27, 1840. She married a Mr. Gray. On the 1880 US Census she was a widow, living with her mother as Sarah Gray, with a 10-year-old son John Gray. On the 1900 US Census, Sarah lived with adopted daughter Ivy Pearl McCormick in Ashland County, Ohio. I have no record of her after that.

Belinda Baker – Belinda was born June 23, 1841. She married Amasa Jones on December 16, 1858 in Ashland County, Ohio. They had 11 children. She died July 4, 1901 in Ashland County, Ohio. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Emanuel Baker – Emanuel was born April 17, 1843, He died as a child.

Henry J. Baker – Henry was born October 16, 1845. He married Almira in 1875, probably in Iowa, and they had 6 children. He died July 9, 1919 and he is buried in Lancaster County, Nebraska. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Edee May Baker – Edee is Todd’s 2X Great Grandfather. Read about her here.

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