Dr. Abraham Baker, physician, is a son of Abraham and Mary (Bowan) Baker, both natives of Pennsylvania, but removed to Kentucky at an early day. By this marriage there were twelve children: Elizabeth, John, Joel, Abraham, Mary, Delia, Bowman C, Nancy, Hester, Aaron, Moses, Matilda; the deceased being Elizabeth, John, Joel, Delia, Aaron, Moses, and Matilda.

Our subject was born in Kentucky, where he spent his youth. He attended Augusta, Kentucky, College, and graduated at the Ohio Medical College, Cincinnati; soon after he began practicing medicine at Dover, Kentucky; he next practiced at Hillsborough, remaining nine years, then removed to Winchester, Indiana, where he spent ten years, thence removed to Frankfort, Ohio. He devoted six years to the practice of medicine in that place, and, in 1868, removed to Good Hope, where he still resides.

Our subject was married to Marion, daughter of Judge Walker, of Athens County, this state; one child being the fruit of this union: Joseph M. She dying, he subsequently married Jane A., oldest daughter of Judge Carrothers, of this county; there being four children by this marriage: James, Henry, Mary, Horatio Keelson; the first three are deceased. His second wife died, and he again married Lucy A., daughter of General Waddle, of Hillsborrough. There were two children, Hester Emma, and John, both living.

Our subject in his younger days was a traveling preacher in the Methodist Episcopal Church. He and his wife are members of the same church, he holds the position of elder.


From R. S. Dills' History of Fayette County