aker Family Roots

Updated 1-23-2017

I've started a page with my previous introductions to this site, it's kind of a way to record my journey into our family tree. If you are interested in reading them, visit Baker Family Roots Diary Seems like forever that I've been able to write a few words here. I'm still working away on my genealogy just not from the road. In April 2013 we welcome our 1st grandchild into the world, a beautiful baby girl, named Paige. We've stayed close to home helping to care for her and enjoying every minute of her sweet life. She will be four years old in April 2017 and of course since I'm Nana, I think everything she does is just awesome, She loves to help her mommy bake and can crack an egg better the most adults. Her vocabulary is pretty advanced and sometimes she cracks us up when she tells us things.

I've just uploaded a new family tree below with new names so take a minute to check out any addtions. My goal this year is to continue to work on the Alexander Baker lines and to see if I can make any headway on James Emery's origins. Last year I was also in touch with a cousin of Tony's; Echo Fling who connects via our Starkey lines. Our joint goal is to ferret out the mysterious Benjamin Starkey who left his wife and children in New York heading off to Illinois (? looking for land maybe). He died in the fall of 1848 in Pekin, Illinois leaving Mary and her children destitute.

Alexander Baker Boston 1635

I've created a page dedicated to our direct Baker Ancestors beginning with Alexander Baker the 1st Baker in our line in America. On this page linked above, I begin with Alexander who came from London in 1635 with his wife and 2 daughters. I'm outlining each generation and including as much source information as possible. I'm also working to correct a long standing error, for years it had been believed that Alexander's wife was Elizabeth Farrar, Flourney or Flurnoy. This has been proven to be false and you can read more about why here on this page Alexander Baker and Elizabeth Farrar

While searching into the Baker origins I found a DNA group of Baker descendants who are researching their male Y DNA back to their oldest identifiable ancestor. Tony had his Y DNA tested and we have identified several cousins and have linked back to Alexander Baker who came to Boston in 1635. You can find out more about this group at Baker Ancestors ; Alexander Baker's group is #25 light yellow. We also have a yahoo group and you can read messages on the website or join the group and have messages sent directly to your email account. If you are male Baker who would like to join our DNA group please visit Baker DNA Website, we'd love to have you join us.

Trimbath / Buksar / Hruby / Medleck

Tower Hill #1

My trip to Republic several years ago turned up several new clues into my search for my father's family. I made lots of new memories, visited churches, cemeteries and came home with copies of pictures and documents dating back into the 1930's. I've put together a special page about the families who left their homelands in Austria/Hungary to settle in the coal mining "patches". Life was hard but promised a future to those who survived to come to America for a better life. Please take a minute to visit Patches of Fayette County and learn a little about these hardworking people.

On my grandmothers side, I was able to find out more about her Slovak roots. Then shortly after we returned home I received a letter in the mail from one of the churches my great grandparents attended. We visited them while we were there and spoke with the parish secretaries. Enclosed were four baptism records. Three for my grandmother's brother and his wife's children and 1 for my great grandparents following the birth of their youngest child. This one piece of paper contained the clue I had been waiting for, the birth villages of my great grandparents. They were from Markusovce and Lieskovany, Spis, Slovakia. I've learned a lot about the area and checked out the church records. Please take a look at my web page all about the area, you can reach it at: Markusovce, Spis, Slovakia.

James Emery War of 1812

James Emery is the fourth great grandfather of my husband Tony. He was 20 years old when he enlisted 18 Jun 1812 at Centerville, Queen Anne County, Maryland under Lt. Clinton Wright. In honor of the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812, I have put together a page about his service and life following the war. James died in 1881 at the age of 89 years. In the summer of 2011 Tony and I traveled to Allegan County, Michigan to visit the area he spent the last years of his life.

English Roots

My husband's lines are just loaded with English ancestors. Lucky dog, he has tons of colonial roots, me I'm a third generation American on both my mother and fathers lines, makes it a little harder to trace. Check out this page to find more about how the English settled the United States and perhaps find a English ancestor or two of your own. Records from England are plentiful and they are in "English" I've included a couple maps and some links to help you get started. I have included information on Ridgeway Family, which is a very old English line.

Bukovina to America

Click the link above to view my page dedicated to the Bukovina-Germans who left their German homelands to emigrate to Bukovina and then on to America, settling in Ellis, Kansas.
It is an honor for me to say that I can claim such a rich heritage.

Bionaz Valle D'Aosta Italy

Did I say the web is a great way to have cousins find you? It sure is I received mail from both Eugene Boggiatto and Michael Boggiatto, cousins of my husband Tony. Eugene is the son of Antonio Pasquale Boggiatto and Mary Gasperine Boche. Mary is the sister of Tony's Great Grandmother Orpheline Boche Bionaz. It is so much fun renewing old family relationships and making new one. Just recently I have been talking with a new cousin and exploring the Ducley/Ducly lines, she descends from the brother of our Charlotte Ducley who married Peter Boche. Click on the link above to learn more about Bionaz and the Valle D'Aosta, Italy.

Netherlands to New York "Our Dutch Connection"

Do you have a Dutch Uncle?, check out this page for information on our Dutch family lines. My husbands line include several very Dutch names such as Huyck, Van Valkenburg, Ouderkirk, Van den Burg, Clauw, Scharp. You'll find links to several Dutch web sites and information on the Roots Mailing list, Dutch Colonies.

The Bodine Family Tree

I think I was on the wrong track with this Bodine family so I've pulled the webpage about them and I'm directing everyone to Dave Bodine's wonderful website. Just click the link above. Mary Ann Bodine Martin is still from New Jersey, but I'm not sure about her parents. This is one puzzle that needs more work.

Our Mayflower Family Lines


Francis Cooke and his son John came to America with the first group of Separatists on the Mayflower in 1620. Previously he had arrived in Holland as early as 1603, and he was or became a member of the congregation of Clyfton/Robinson Separatists who came from Scrooby, England to Leyden, Holland. His daughter Jane came to America with her mother on the Anne in 1623. Jane Cooke married Experience Mitchell and their daughter Elizabeth married John Washburn. My husband Tony is Francis Cooke and Hester Mahieu 11th great grandson.


Mary Chilton came on the Mayflower at the young age of 13, and popular legend gives her the distinction of being the first female to step ashore at Plymouth. Her father James Chilton died 18 Dec 1620 aboard the Mayflower in Cape Cod Harbor. This line descends down to Hannah Latham who married Joseph Washburn a descendant of Francis Cooke. My husband Tony is Mary Chilton and John Winslow's 10th great grandson.

Our Family 2016

Baker Family Surnames

Updated Family Files as of 1-23-2017

Link to my surname webpages, here you will find over 600 years of our family tree. Tree currently contains 13308 individuals, in 4620 family groups.

If you find a connection or a correction, please contact me, I'd love to hear from you

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