ENOCH BAKER, farmer and stock-dealer: P. O. North Washington: was born in Washington Co., Ohio, Oct. 25, 1808. Is a son of Joseph and Rachel (Hutchinson) Baker. The father was born and raised in Virginia, and the mother in Maryland. They came to Ohio in 1840, and to Auburn Township in December 1826.. They were tile parents of four children - Margaret, Martha and Ruth, twins, and Enoch, the latter being the oldest one in the family. Enoch's early years were passed on the old place. assisting his father in clearing and improving the place. He was married, March 8, 1832, to Sarah Hutchinson, a daughter of James Hutchinson, and by her had the following family, Rachael, born Nov 29, 1832, married Lewis Warner, and died, leaving four children to mourn her loss; Nancy, born Aug. 26, 1834, and died when quite young; Keziah, born April 15, 1837, died a few days after Nancy: Ephraim. born Jan. 22, 1839, married. and lives in Auburn Township; James S., born June 22, 1842, and died when 7 years old; Phoebe is the wife of Gus Groffmiller, and lives in Auburn Township; John was born Jan. 30, 1848, married, and lives on the old place; and Matilda, born Sept. 2, 1850, and dying when but 7 years old. The mother died Jan. 30, 1851. She was a kind wife and mother, and her loss was deeply felt by her family and friends. Jan. 8, 1852, Mr. Baker remarried, his second wife being, Elmira Wood, widow of Dr. Wood. His second wife died May 6, 1878. She was a consistent Christian, and a member of the M. E. Church. Mr. Baker is one of the old landmarks, and is one of the prominent and successful farmers of Auburn Township. When but a boy. he made his start in life. by picking cranberries off of the -- "marsh," and selling the fruit. His present property of 160 acres, was acquired by dealing in stock to a considerable extent. He is a stanch Republican, and a member of the M. E. Church for the past thirty years. His son Ephraim has a certificate of meritorious conduct that shows he was a gallant and brave soldier in Company C, 101 st O. V. I.

 

History of Crawford County and Ohio, Baskin & Battey, Historical Publishers, Chicago, 1881