The Resource Michael Baker estate papers, 1810-1839

Michael Baker estate papers, 1810-1839

Label
Michael Baker estate papers, 1810-1839
Title
Michael Baker estate papers, 1810-1839
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Michael Baker Estate Papers,1810-1839, consists of one folder of receipts, legal notes, correspondence, and the sale bill of the Michael Baker estate
Biographical or historical data
Michael Baker (1747-1803) was a large landholder and store owner in Brocks Gap in northwest Rockingham County. His store, located at the mouth of Lairs Run, served customers from Runions Creek, Bergton, Dry River, Criders, and Pendleton County, West Virginia. Baker also owned a house lot, tanyard, a slaughterhouse and lot in Georgetown, Maryland, and acreage in Greenbrier County, West Virginia. His estate was almost three times as large as any other estate in Rockingham County during 1800-1810. Michael and his wife, Elizabeth, who died in December 1824, had twelve children. Many of the children, including Sarah, Catharine, Isaac, Abraham, and John, are referred to in the documents within this collection.
Cataloging source
VMC
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Michael Baker estate papers, 1810-1839
Link
http://www.lib.jmu.edu/special/manuscripts/2100Baker.aspx
Arrangement
The collection is arranged chronologically in one folder.
Control code
660746472
Extent
1 folder, 13 items.
Governing access note
For use, see Special Collections librarian
Immediate source of acquisition
The papers were purchased by Dale Harter and Pat Turner Ritchie at an auction held by Jeffrey Evans & Associates before being donated to Special Collections.

Library Locations

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