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.

Ephraim Davis (1800-1865) & Anna McClure (1800-1840)

Ephraim Davis and Anna McClure are Todd’s 4x Great Grandparents.

Ephraim Davis was born in about 1800 in Pennsylvania. I don’t know who his parents are.

Anna McClure was born in about 1800.  I don’t know who her parents are.

Ephraim and Anna were married in about 1824 (based on the birth of their first child), probably in Pennsylvania since their 3 oldest children were born there.

On the 1840 US Census, the family was in Ashland County, Ohio. They moved here prior to the birth of their 4th child in May of 1834. They were a family of 6: 1 male under age 5 (Ephraim was 4); 2 males aged 5-9 (William was 9 and Henry was 6); 1 male aged 40-49 (Ephraim was 40); 1 female aged 10-14 (Nancy was 12); 1 female aged 20-29 (hmmm, Anna was 40). Their son McClure Davis, age 15, isn’t accounted for.

Anna McClure Davis is said to have died in 1840. However, in his will Ephraim refers to Margaret (born in 1844) as one of his “5 oldest children” and doesn’t list her as a child with his 2nd wife Rachel (who he married 4 years after Margaret’s birth). Her Find A Grave memorial is here. I suspect that Anna actually died in or after 1844.

Ephraim married Rachel Budd on July 6, 1848 in Richland, Ohio. This is according to the Find A Grave memorial for Rachel.

On the 1850 US Census, Ephraim is 50 and Rachel is 33. They lived in Vermillion, Ashland County, Ohio. Children in the home are McClure, age 23; William, age 18; Henry, age 16; Ephraim, age 13; and Margaret, age 6. (Listed next on the census is McClure Davis, living alone, age 33, a teacher. I have no idea who this would be.)

The 1850 Agriculture Schedule for Vermillion, Ashland County, Ohio lists the following for Ephraim Davis:
48 acres of land, improved, 27 acres of land unimproved
$1500 cash value of farm
$75 cash value of farming implements and machinery
3 horses, 3 milch cows, 3 other cattle, 12 sheep, 13 swine
$250 value of live stock
173 bushels of wheat
28 bushels of rye
250 bushels of Indian corn
150 bushels of oats

On the 1860 US Census, Ephraim was 60 and Rachel was 43 (though the census says 53). They lived in Vermillion, Ashland County, Ohio. They have 6 kids at home: Ephraim Jr., age 22, and a physician; Margaret, age 16; Jared, age 9; Mary, age 8; Elizabeth, age 2; and Susan, age 9 months. Ephraim Jr. died less than a month later.

The 1860 Agriculture Schedule for Vermillion, Ashland County, Ohio lists the following for Ephraim Davis:
65 acres of land, improved, 20 acres of land unimproved
$3400 cash value of farm
$100 cash value of farming implements and machinery
3 horses, 3 milch cows, 3 other cattle, 9 sheep, 9 swine
$530 value of live stock
175 bushels of wheat
100 bushels of Indian corn
300 bushels of oats
38 pounds of wool

Ephraim died in 1865. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

On the 1870 US Census, widowed Rachel was 52 and remained in Vermillion, Ashland County, Ohio. Her 4 biological children were still at home: Jared, age 19; Mary, age 18; Elizabeth, age 12; and Susan, age 10. (Mary’s future husband, Paxton Applegate, lived next door.)

Rachel died in June 14, 1879. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

The children of Ephraim Davis & Anna McClure:

Note: Ephraim’s will is available at Ancestry.com. He refers to his children with 2nd wife Rachel by name, and he refers to his “5 oldest children,” those with Anna, by name also. He had a 6th child with Anna, Ephraim Jr., who died prior to the will.

McClure Davis – McClure was born in February 23, 1825 in Pennsylvania. He married Mary J. Baker on March 10, 1853 in Ashland County, Ohio. They had 5 children. His Find A Grave memorial is here, but at the time of this writing the date of death listed is actually the date of death for his son McClure Jr.

Nancy Davis – Nancy was born on July 20, 1828 in Pennsylvania. She married Carmi Maffett in about 1849 in Pennsylvania. They had 5 children. She died on April 4, 1895 in Ashland County, Ohio. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

William Davis – William is Todd’s 3x Great Grandfather. Read about him here.

Henry Bascom Davis – Henry was born on May 24, 1834 in Ohio. He married Elizabeth Cole on October 15, 1854 in Ashland County, Ohio. He was a Reverend, and he served Ohio in the Civil War. He died on November 9, 1895. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Ephraim Davis Jr. – Ephraim Jr. was born on November 14, 1836 in Ohio. He was a physician. He died on September 1, 1860. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Margaret Jane Davis – Margaret was born April 9, 1844 in Ohio. She married Matthew Turner McClure on October 24, 1865 in Ashland County, Ohio. They had at least 3 children. She died October 29, 1906 in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

The children of Ephraim Davis & Rachel Budd:

Jared Davis –  Jared was born in August 29, 1851 in Ohio. He married Anna E. Scott in about 1875. They had 3 children. He died in September 29, 1909 in Vermillion, Ashland County, Ohio. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Mary Davis – Mary was born in about 1852 in Ohio. She married Hugh Paxton Applegate. They had 3 children. She died in 1921. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Elizabeth Davis – Elizabeth was born in about 1858 in Ohio. I don’t have record of her after the 1880 US Census when she lived with her sister Mary Davis Applegate.

Susan Davis – Susan was born in about 1859 in Ohio. I don’t have record of her after the 1870 US Census.