Biography - W Baker

Rev. W. P. BAKER, farmer, P. O. Hillsboro; born in Macon County, Ill., in 1835; son of W. D. and Marilla (MARTIN) BAKER, who at present reside in Macon County, Ill. His father W. D. Baker, was born in Lincoln County, N. C., in 1800, and follows the occupation of a farmer. The subject of this sketch is the fifth child of a family of seven. He received his education in his native county, and engaged in farming, but has spent the greater part of his life as a minister of the Presbyterian Church; has preached for nineteen years in Southern Illinois, and is at present pastor of McDavid's Point Church in East Fork Township Mr. BAKER has been married twice; first in Macon County, Ill, in 1857, and the last time in Mongomery County, Ill., in 1864. The maiden names of his wives were Mary WILSON and Margaret McLANE. His children are Ora D., Joseph M., Mary J. and William C.

Extracted 20 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, page 195.

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