Notes for Baber Family Members
Individual Notes from the database.
The notes are of no particular order or family relationship.

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Note 26: Fannie W. Baber

"Aunt Fannie" reportedly had run a boarding style house where some of the Senators would come to stay. Also that the actor Gig Young onced lived in her basement and that she would often help him rehearse his lines. After he made it big in Hollywood that he would send her money every month.


Note 27:  MARGARET ADAH CRANE, daughter of Carrie Baber

From the KANSAS CITY STAR, Tuesday, June 13, 2000

Margaret Adah Crane, 89, of Kansas City, MO., passed away Sunday, June 11, 2000, at St. Luke's Hospital. Burial will be in Partlow Cemetery, Armstrong, IL.  Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, at McGilley Midtown Chapel.

Mrs. Crane was born November 7, 1910, in Potomac, IL, to Carrie Baber and William Barnett. She worked much of her life as a nurse's aide and retired from the Independence Sanitarium and Hospital in 1970.

For 15 years she volunteered in the Monday Sewing Group at the Greater Kansas City Chapter, American Red Cross with her dear friends Margaret Fay and Denise Northcutt. In later years, she enjoyed quilting, country music, and politics.

Her husband, Earl D. Crane, preceded her in death in 1998, after nearly 70 years of marriage, as well as her oldest daughter, Patricia Serafina in 1983.

She is lovingly remembered by her son, Gary E. Crane and his wife, Yolanda, of Amarillo, TX; two daughters, Carol Lemke and her husband, Richard, Pinehurst, NC; and Mary Weston and her husband, John Rabich, Kansas City, MO.


Note 28:  James Madison Baber

Obituary of James Madison BABER, died 29,July 1939. It has 3 sisters listed, Mrs. E.L. LATHAN of York, Mrs. W.L. HOGUE of Clover, and Mrs. R.A. BURTIS of Charleston.


Note 29Wilbur Haygood Baber and Iris Marie Boyles

Wilbur Haygood Baber and Iris Marie Boyles had a second child, b. 7 Dec 1921. The unnamed baby died the same day. Iris died a week later, due to complications from childbirth, which is what probably prompted Wilbur to marry again so soon. All four, Wilbur, Iris, Corinne and the baby are all buried in Sunset Memorial Cemetery, Shelby, NC (Cleveland Co.)


Note 30MISS MAMIE HOLDEN GIVEN IN MARRIAGE TO MR. ADDISON BABER

FRIDAY - NOVEMBER 29, 1907
XENIA, OHIO GREENE Co.

THANKSGIVING WEDDING IN COLORED CIRCLES

A beautiful Thanksgiving wedding occurred at the home of Mr. & Mrs. Thomas HOLDEN on East Church Street last night when their 2nd daughter, Miss Mamie B. HOLDEN, was given in marriage to Mr. Addison H. BABER.

The bride looked charming in white silk, trimmed with lace to match,
and the groom wore black, forming a scene beautiful in its simplicity,
and altogether in keeping with the sacred vows taken.

The marriage was solemnized by the bride's former pastor, Rev. O. O.
JONES, in the presence of about 75 guest. The ceremony was performed at 8
o'clock. After congratulations the bride & groom led the way to the
dining room where all sat down to a regular supper, served in two
courses.

Mr. & Mrs. BABER received many beautiful presents consisting mostly of
fine china and silverware and linens. The happy couple will reside in the
Co. where the groom is employed. Just 6 years ago, Mr. HOLDEN'S oldest
daughter, became Mrs. LOGAN, and many of the guests who were witnesses on
that occasion were present last night.


Note 31:  Hiram Howell Baber

Hiram H. Baber, married a grand-daughter of Daniel Boone. And his wife's sister was married to Lilburn Boggs who was a one time governor of Missouri.  Hiram was a state legislator and his U.S. Marshall tenure was probably related to his political involvement.  (US Marshall Sept. 27, 1852 to Dec. 28, 1852.)  These two Daniel Boone grand-daughter have the dubious distinction of giving permission to the Kentuckians to move Daniel Boone's body back to Kentucky.

Benjamin M. Lisle took administration on William Martin's estate, along with the widow Mary Ann (Steel), in 1834. It issuspected that Benjamin M. Lisle was Benjamin Martin Lisle and a son of Elizabeth Martin (daughter or John Martin and Rachel Pace)and Henry Lisle and a cousin of William Martin. Also, the J.P. who signed the paper was Hiram H. Baber, of course the son of Obadiah Baber and Hannah Martin. William Martin was mostly associated with Boone and Callaway counties in Missouri, though he did own
some land in Cole Co.. I think it is significant that his administration was handled in Cole Co.. I think it is because they wanted it to be in the hands of family, Hiram Baber. Again I suspect that this was another of William Martin's cousins.

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EARLY FAMILIES OF ST. CHARLES Co. written 1876

BABER - Hiram Baber married a daughter of JESSE BOONE. He was sheriff of St. Charles Co. one term, and was a reckless, fun-loving sort of a man. He built a brick residence in St. Charles, and carved over the door, in large letters, "Root Hog, or Die". He moved from St. Charles to Jefferson City, and became one of the leading men of the state. He made a great deal of money, and spent it as freely as he made it. He would often, in braggadocio, light his pipe wit bank bills, to show how easily he could make money and how little he cared for it.

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From: "All the western states and territories, from the Alleghanies to the Pacific, and from the Lakes to the Gulf, containing their history from the earliest times ..." by John Warner Barber was published in 1867 at Cincinnati, Ohio.

Over the door of the entrance to the capitol (State of Missouri) has the inscription that includes "H.H. Baber, Auditor Public Accounts."
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From Geraldine Selby's Book
Hiram Howell Baber, probable son of George Baber who disappeared in 1801 from records in Buckingham Co. VA, his "father moved from VA in the fall of 1801 and settled in Mercer, KY (now Boyle)." grandson of Col. Joshua Fry of VA in Danville, KY from 1805 - 1811; went to White Co. TN in 1814 lived in home of James Clemens, Jr. visited Huntsville, AL that year; arrived St. Genevieve, MO 27 March 1815, to St. Louis in 1816, to St. Charles in 1817; was a member of the Convention forming the State of MO; took 1820 census of St. Charles Co. and was elected Sheriff, serving 2 terms; moved to Callaway Co.; 1823, and to Jefferson City, MO 1825, taught school until Oct. 1826; working in auditor's office until 1830; appointed U.S. Deputy Marshall to take 1830 Census; succeeded Maj. Barcroft as Auditor of Public Accounts in 1837, which he held until he 1852, appointed then U. S. Marshall for MO, for a few months. In 1866 appointed by Gov. to Justice of Cole Co. Court. He died Jefferson City, MO 23 Oct. 1873, buried Woodlawn Cemetery

Buried at Woodlawn National Cemetery Jefferson City, Missouri Hiram, Harriet, Mary Jane, Jesse Boone & Albert G. Baber.


Note 32:  Thomas Anderson Baber

TSL&A Microfilm #50 Sumner Co. County Clerk's Minutes  Feb 1843 - June 1846

October 20th 1843
Page 84  State of Tennessee Vs. James M. Owens

Circuit Court of Sumner County October term 1843

The Grand Jury of the state of Tennessee duly elected empanelled sworn and charged to inquire for the body of the county aforesaid upon their oath present that James M. Owens late of the county aforesaid Merchant with force and armed in the county aforesaid on the fourth day of July in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and forty three unlawfully feloniously willfully and of his malice aforethought and with intent to commit murder in the first degree in and upon one Thomas A. Baber an assault did make and that the said James M. Owens with a certain large stick which he the said James M. Owens in
his right hand then and there had and held the said Thomas A. Baber in and upon the head of him the said Thomas A. Baber did then and there unlawfully willfully feloniously and with malice aforethought and with intent to commit murder in the first degree strike and give blows giving until him the Thomas A. Baber in and upon the head of him the said Thomas A. Baber then and there in the manner and form aforesaid two dangerous wounds to the great danger of the life of him the said Thomas A. Baber contrary to the form of that statute in such case made and provided and against the peace and dignity of the
state. Geo W. Allen  Attorney General of the 6th Judicial district

Page 85
On which said bill of Indictment are the following endorsements to wit State Vs. James M. Owens Assault with intent to kill Thomas A. Baber.  Thomas A. Baber Wm Dismukes & R.T. Warner Paul Dismukes sworn in open court and sent to the grand Jury 18th Oct 1843 G.F. Crocket Clk James Franklin__ sworn in open court & sent before the grand Jury Oct 20th 1843 G. F. Crocket Clk A True bill John Wallace foreman of the grand jury.

1835 - Replacement commissioner for Gallatin Turnpike Company

1837 - Sumner Co. Female Academy trustee


Note 33: A.J. Baber Postmasters at Coffee, Indiana

Excerpt from History of Clay County Indiana, 1909 Travis (page 557): “The naming of Coffee post office was wholly circumstantial. The representative petitioners having the matter in hand and conducting the correspondence with the postal department held their meetings and consultations at the neighborhood country store in which A. J. Baber, then a young man, was a clerk, whose counsel was unusually sought on all matters of home policy and interest. Having been notified by the department of the granting of their petition and requested to suggest the name of the office, they met again at the store to consider and agree upon this point. Appealing to Baber for a suggestion, who was just then at the desk making out an inventory of goods to be ordered, promptly responded “Coffee,” the item he had just written, which was accepted by common consent. That is was not named Pepper or Molasses, Saleratus or Asafoetida, was wholly fortuitous, as these items appeared on the inventory immediately preceding and following coffee.

The postmasters at Coffee were A. J. Baber, Melissa Hungate, T. J. Fires, Benjamin Coppock, John Woodrow.”  T.J. Fires was married to Emeline (Emily) Baber who was Andrew Jackson Baber's sister.


Note 34: Nancy (Agnes Nancy) Baber married Nelson Reed Owen.

NELSON REED OWEN was born April 15, 1791, in Clark County, Kentucky. He fell in love with the younger sister of his brother's wife, but due to her extreme youth his parents were against the marriage at that time. Nelson Reed moved
along with his father to Henry County in 1811, and spent the next year helping to clear and improve the new place. The War of 1812 broke out and he enlisted in Captain Calloway's Company, 2nd Regiment, Kentucky Mounted Volunteers and served in that campaign. He returned home and went back to Clark County to claim the girl he had to give up before, Nancy Baber, daughter of Obadiah and Hannah (Martin) Baber. She was but thirteen years old at this time, having been born in the year 1800. His parents still objected to such an early marriage, but Nelson Reed and his wife, with only their health, courage and
hope as assets, bought on credit an eighty acre farm on which there was a small cabin, on Pigeon Roost Fork of the Little Kentucky River, about four miles from his father. They set up house-keeping, making their furniture from the native trees. Nelson Reed and his wife resented the opposition of his parents, and were determined to make their way without assistance.

After the death of his father, Nelson Reed Owen bought the shares of the old farm that were divided among the children until, after the death of his mother, he became owner of the whole place. He sold the mill, but farmed the balance of the place until the year 1832, when he sold the farm and moved to Jefferson County, Ky. He traded in the city for two years and then purchased a farm on the outskirts of the then city, but which is now located at 26th and Bank Streets. Here he resided until his death September 8, 1838. He was buried on the farm but later moved to Cave Hill Cemetery. His widow moved into the city and lived with her daughter, Mrs. Stoy, until her death June 27, 1857.  Nancy Baber Owen married, after the death of Nelson Reed Owen, William Dalton. This union was of short duration, and a divorce was soon granted. There were no children to this second union.


Note 35:  Mary Baucom married George Baber/Beavers  The Baucom link to Prussia

In 1711 to escape oppression & live in freedom, 4 brothers of the noble house of Otto Karl von Bakum, born in Landsburg on the Rhine River in Prussia, emigrated to America in their own boat & proceeded to Pa - In 1715 2 of the brothers went to Mass. In 1730 the other 2 went South & bought land in N. Car. through Gov. John Salisbury. This tract of about 32,000 acres lay between the Neuse & Pee Dee Rivers. In dispute was this land as Lords Proprietors sold it to other persons also. Llengthy lawsuits begun in 1738 were settled in Federal court in 1783 in favor of the heirs of the Van Barkums. By this time they had changed their name to Baucom & the property became known as "Baucom's Grant".


Note 36:  Jones, Sarah to John T. Baber - Bill of Sale

$100 For and in consideration of the sum of one hundred dollars to me in hand paid by John T. Baber Trustee & for Mrs. Mary Tabb a negro man named Hary I bind myself my heirs & to warrant and forever defend the title to said boy against the claimes of all persons whatever I also warrant him to be a slave for life. Witness my hand and seal this 25 of Feby 1860.

Sarah Jones (Seal)

Test: V. L. Collier Jr.   Thos T. T. Tabb

State of Tennessee, Sumner County

Personally appeared before me John L. Bugg Clerk of the County Court of said county V. L. Collier Jr & Thos. T. T. Tabb subscribing witness to the foregoing Bill of Sale who being first sworn depose and say that they are personally acquainted with Sarah Jones the bargainor and that she acknowledged the execution of the same in their presence to be her act and deed upon the day it bears date and for the purposes therein contained. Witness my hand at office this 27th Feby 1860. John L. Bugg Clerk

Received for registration at 4 ½ Oclock P.M. 27th Feby 1860 Thos Donoho D Regr

Registered and Examined this March 2nd 1860 R.D. Moore Register S County by Thos. Donoho D Regr


Note 37:  William Edwards & Joicey Baber

From Settlers of N.E. AL., Vol 5. William Edwards, 59 years old, married, born in Ga. Father born in NC, mother born in SC. A farmer. Died in April 1880, was stuck by lightning. Had been in the county for 48 years. Was struck by lightning in the town of Edwardsville.

Census Benton Co AL, 28th dist Nov 1850
Edwards, Wm 24 farmer $350 Ga
J 23 f Ga
R 8 f AL
J 7 m AL
N 5 m AL
N 1 f AL

Inventory of estate of William Edwards in Heflin AL, pages 377-384, recorded 22 Dec 1882. Will is filed under his wife, Joicey

Mildred Perry Miller, Cleburne News, 7 Aug 1997. Most people are aware that Billy Edwards gave land for the founding of the town of Edwardsville, his namesake, and most have heard that Edwards was killed by lightning in April 1880. Edwards was quite a citizen and his legacy has survived him into the present.


PEOPLE IN YOUR PAST; The Post office at or near Edwardsville before 1869 was called Fair Play and was established in 1847. Edwardsville was not even a town until 1886. Before that it was the plantation of Billy Edwards.
Edwardsville has always been a gusty little town. Three gusty men, William Billy Edwards, James Baber, and James Thompson each contributed 10 acres for a courthouse and other places to get the town and county government started in Feb 1867.
William Edwards must have been somebody special for a county seat to be named after him. It is reported that he was killed by lightning in April 1880 and that his wife had predicted that something was going to happen. His daughter Emma found him.

The first courthouse of Edwardsville was a small frame building, constructed by Jack Barker who was paid $700. In 1888 a brick courthouse was built and used until 1962. Edwardsville was incorporated in 1891.


Note 38:  James Norton, Father of Melinda Norton that married Jonathan Baber

James Norton fought next to Daniel Boone at the Battle of Blue Licks in 1782. Norton was standing near Daniel Boone when young Israel Boone fell mortally wounded. One witness reported hearing Norton's anguished shout. " My God, Dan'l, it's Israel!"

James Norton's descendants, the Babers, cherish a story of how he used to walk back to Virginia, once a year, to collect his pension, until a pension office was established in Kentucky.


Note 39: William H. Baber - 2nd Lieutenant, CSA

William H. Baber - promoted to 2nd Lieutenant on June 1, 1862. Detailed to carry the body of Captain James Baber home to Gallatin, Tennessee. Discharged on disability from wound received June 3, 1864 at Cold Harbor, Virginia. Discharged from Hospital at Richmond, Virginia on December 9, 1864.  James Baber - Captain. Died at Millsboro, Virginia on December 13, 1861.


Note 40:  Edward Baber of the House of Parliament

Notes Taken from the History of Parliament, The House of Commons 1558-1603 Volume 1.

Edited by P.W. Hasler, published by HMSO.

Page 237, 16 September 1597 Leonard Crosse, Member for Wells, with William Watkin.

Page 371. Baber, Edward (1532 1578 of Aldwick Somerset, MP for Bath.

Born 1532, 2nd son of John Baber by Agnes daughter of John Willett of Butcombe, educated Lincolns Inn, called to the Bar 1560. Married Catherine 3rd daughter of Sir Thomas Leigh of Stoneleigh Warwickshire. 4 sons 3 daughters. Escheator Lincolns Inn 1553, Bencher 1570. Pensioner & Steward 1570. Autumn Reader 1570, 1571, Governor 1573, Treasurer 1569-70, 1574. Recorder of Bath by 1571. Sergeant at Law 1577. JP Somerset by 1570, Middlesex by 1574.

Baber owed his Parliamentary seat at Bath to his position as Recorder.

In 1571 he served on a Committee dealing with Vagabonds, (23 April) and was appointed to a committee to amend the bill for the respite of homage (25 April). He may have been the Mr Baker or Barker who was named to the committee discussing fraudulent conveyancing on 1 April. On 19 May 1572 he served on a legal committee. An active committeeman also in the second session of the 1572 Parliament, he was named to a committee on a private bill (14 February 1576), the subsidy, 27 February, benefit of clergy 17 March, searching of clothes and 4 legal committees (13 Feb, 15 Feb, 24 Feb, 25 Feb 1576).

In 1576 he was associated with the Bishop of Bath & Wells on a commission, which inquired into the financing & building of a church & hospital in Bath.

He acquired extensive lands in Somerset, including the Manors of Aldwick & Regilbury & several thousand acres brought from Thomas Markham in 1573.

He bought properties in St John's Lane Middlesex & in Bristol.

In his will made a fortnight before his death he left the Manor of Chew to his wife, divided the bulk of the property between his 4 sons all of whom were under age, and made some small bequests to the poor.

He appointed his mother in law and wife executrices, but in the event of the latter remarrying they were to be replaced by Sir George Norton, Sir Henry Portman, Christopher Kenne and John & William Baber the testators brother.

As overseers he appointed Sir William Cordell & Thomas Bromley. The will was proved 16 Feb 1579.


Note 41:  William Jackson Baber

City Marshal was elected 04-06-1906. Was dismissed for hitting a cab driver. Was also Chief of Police. Shot an killed U. S. Deputy Marshals Ed Plank & Holmes Davidson and was tried three times - twice was a hung jury, but on 04-15-1917 he was convicted of manslaughter and served 4 years in the penitentiary. He died 10-12-1923.  

News account of the slayings read as follows:  Shortly after noon on Thursday, July 23, 1914, Deputy Marshals Davidson, William Edward "Ed" Plank and Ike Wilkinson went to the home of former Tulsa Chief of Police and convicted prohibition violator, William J. Baber, at 823 West Fifth in Tulsa. The marshals had a search warrant for the house to look for illegal liquor. Mrs. Baber met the marshals at the door and refused them entrance. As his wife was delaying the marshals, Mr. Baber, who was laying on a couch, loaded a double-barreled shotgun and fired a round through the front screen door, striking Marshal Davidson in the neck and shoulder killing him. Baber then fired the second barrel through a side window striking Marshal Plank in the chest killing him also. Baber reloaded and fired at a retreating Marshal Wikinson but missed him. Baber then called police and surrendered to them peacefully.


Note 42:  Braxton Craven Baber

From Memories of Memories of Cora Bess Freeman. Written 1973.

When we moved back to Texas, I was 15 years old. I was timid. In North Carolina everybody was part of us, everybody was our friend. Everybody, nearly, was kin to us. I had 2 or 3 boyfriends before I left.

There was one when we went to school at Wilson school house. He wanted to marry me. We weren't planning to get married except that he got to write love notes and sending them by his nieces to me in school. He wasn't in school the last year of school (that she was there) and he'd send me these notes.  My brothers Joe and Zeb got a hold of them. I thought I had them hid; I thought I had them locked up in a dresser drawer. Love notes, you know, never anything bad about them, except he'd say he loved me. Say more when he's writing than when he's talking to me. Anyway, he was my boyfriend and just crazy about me. His name was Craven Baber, and he just worshiped me, I guess. I had his cap; I had his Bible; I had his watch; I had everything of his personal little things. You know he was like the rest of us, he didn't have anything. He had a buggy and a horse. We'd go riding and do things like that. But when they got a hold of that, they made out like we were going to get married, slip off and get married. They got all excited and said he couldn't come around the place anymore. I was 13 or 14 years old, I don't know, something like that. And they sent me up to Rutherfordton to May's, and I said later I thought she'd just fixed me up because she had made me some new dresses to keep me happy, supposedly, and I'd sneak off down at my Aunt's and my cousin's and see him occasionally and we'd go riding. It was a big thrill, riding around and thinking that the boys might see us somewhere. We'd have to be careful where we went. Then when we went up to Union Mills and went to Rutherfordton to go to school, I forgot all about him. They told us we couldn't write each other and couldn't see each other. Aunt Elizabeth told me I had turned down - that there would never be another boy that loved me as much as he did. And
they all wanted me to marry him. We had planned to run away and get married for awhile, and at the last minute I backed out. And they said I would never find anybody that loved me like that boy loved me. And he never did marry until he'd heard I'd married, after I'd come to Texas even. Just a nod or smile could cause him to get hopes, would cause him to think I might go with him again. And I just had to... and I liked him; he was a lovely friend. And there was never anything ugly. No sexual stuff ever indulged in or thought of. No kissing and smooching - never anything like that - not even a peck on the cheek. We didn't go in for that kind of stuff.


Note 43:  William Baber

1850 Smyth Co., VA census living with William Baber (index says Baker and original was hard to
read) 89 (farmer), Sarah Ann Baber 44, William Copenhafer 22 (Blind, idiotic, and pauper), Nancy J.Copenhaver 13, and Samuel Phillips 47 (farmer). 


Note 44:  Frances "Fanny Correll"

Floyd Co., Virginia
Will Book I

CORRELL, Elizabeth (of Montgomery Co.). Will proved February 1832. Names children, Ann Bright (wife of George), Elizabeth Beemer and Fanny Baber, grandchildren, Emily Beemer and Elizabeth and John Baber.


Note 45:

September 3, 1903
Secretly Married A Year Ago

The Bride A Popular Golden Pond Girl

Quite a surprise was sprung on the people of Canton and Golden Pond and the Co. generally a few days ago by the first public announcement that Miss Dollie Bogard, the charming daughter of Mr. W. A. Bogard, was the wife of Mr. Charles Baber, of Pleasant View Tenn., the wedding having taken place over a year ago.

The marriage occurred on the 2nd day of September 1903, at the home of Mrs. Major, an aunt of the groom near Hopkinsville, and was witnessed by only two or three friends. The groom returned to his home at Pleasant View, where he
is engaged in the tobacco business and the bride returned to her home near Golden Pond, and outside of one or two very close friends, the event was kept profound secret until a few days ago when Mr. Baber arrived and the public announcement was made.

The brides is a daughter of Mr. W. A. Bogard, of Golden Pond, one of Trigg's wealthiest and most substantial citizens. She is quite popular among a large circle of friends, besides is well known in Cadiz, where she attended school. Mr. Baber is a splendid young business man so we are informed and a cleve gentleman.

Mrs. Baber is still at the home of her father, but will go to Pleasant View in a few days, where the couple will reside.


Note 46: Lewis Albert Baber

Under his picture, it says this: "Lewis A. Baber, a merchant residing at Roan, Senator from Fulton and Wabash counties in the 1913 Assembly, was born at Lima, Ohio, but has lived in Indiana 23 years. He attended the common schools. Mr. Baber has not held public office. He is a Mason and a Democrat."


Note 47:  Charles Baber

In 1860 Charles Baber established a planing-mill and manufactory of sash, blinds and doors a short distance west from the Schuylkill Valley Railroad scales.

Charles Baber, in his will, left the cemetery to the people of Pottsville but he left the trusteeship to Trinity Episcopal Church. Many people incorrectly assume that the Baber Cemetery is an Episcopal cemetery, when in fact it is a non-denominational one. The church building was remodeled under the rectorship of the Rev. William P. Lewis, D.D., and greatly improved by the addition of a large chancel. The warden, Charles Baber, presented a fine chime of bells to the church, which hangs in the massive tower to speak of his good works to generations yet unborn.


Note 48:  Robert Woods Miller, husband of Elinora Price Baber

Robert Woods Miller was a bookkeeper for Phillips & Bettoff of Nashville, Tennessee.  He is a lovely man, but extreme deafness has handicapped him in a business way so that he had to abandon his old business.  He was in the Bank for many years. He has had other misfortunes besides deafness.


Note 49: Margaret A. R. Bailey, wife of C. C. Baber

This was taken from the Texas Christian Advocate, Mar 21, 1861, Vol II, no 33

Mrs. Margaret A. R. Baber, wife of C. C. Baber, of Marion Co., Texas died feb. 3rd, 1861. She was the daughter of Claiborne C. and Frances W. Bailey: b. in Dickerson Co. TN. Feb 21 1830. She left a husband and two little children.


Note 50: Minnie Libra Babers

Minnie Perry/obit dated 06/12/97

Services for Minnie Libra Perry, 54, of Lubbock will be at noon today in Ford Memorial Church of God in Christ with the Rev. L.R. Karo officiating. The Rev. Henry Johnson, pastor, and bishop Watson will assist.  Burial will be in the City of Lubbock Cemetery under direction of Jamison's Funeral Home.

She died June 4, 1997, in University Medical Center.  She was born Oct. 11, 1942, in Dawson. She moved to Lubbock from Denver, Colo., in 1974. She was a member of Jerusalem Temple Church of God in Christ in Lubbock.  She owned Holiday Motors Car lot for 22 years.

Survivors include a son, Robert Lee Perry Jr. of Lubbock; a daughter, Rose Mary Miller of Lawton, Okla.; five brothers, George Babers of Elmore, Ariz., Otis Lee Babers of Hollis, Okla., Curtis Lee Babers of Dawson, James H. Babers of Dallas and John E. Babers of Waco; three sisters, Johnnie Mae Lawrence of Odessa and Doll Marie Favors and Erma Jean Crayton, both of Dallas; and six grandchildren.


Note 51:  Sir John Baber

Sir John Baber, Kt. M.D. Physician in Ordinary to Charles II and related to Lord Craven (Pepys Vol 1 p386) resided at Little Syon. He was the author of two poems, one entitled (To the King upon the Queen being delivered of a son) 10 June 1668 the other addressed to the Poet Bavins occasioned by his satire on the above.

He married three times 1st Elizabeth daughter of Sir John Richards, Kt of Yaverland in the Isle of Wight - she died 1658.

St.Pauls, Covent Garden 28 April 1658 - buried Elizabeth wife of Doctor John Baber.

Their children baptised:-
1653 December 27 born John son of Dr. John & Elizabeth Baber
1656 October 20 William son of Dr. John & Elizabeth Baber
1657 September 25 Francis son of Dr. John & Elizabeth Baber born 11 September.

2nd Viscountess Bayning Marriage Licence in the Faculty Office as follows:-

1674 August 1 Sir John Baber, Kt of St.Pauls, Covent Garden, Widower and the Right Honourable Anne, Viscountess Bayning of Foxley, Berks, Widow to marry at St. Ethelburgha or St. Mary Andrew under Shaft, London. She was the second daughter of Sir Paul Bayning, Bart, 1st Viscount Bayning, and after the death of her brother Paul, 2nd Viscount who died s.p. when the title became extinct she was created for life Viscountess Bayning of Foxley, 17 March 1674. She had previously married Henry Murray, Esq. one of the Grooms of the Bedchamber of Charles I. Her Will dated 18 November 1676 confirmed 10 July  marriage a Home and Lands called Syon Farm, near Syon House, Middlesex.  She died 14 October 1678.

3rd Viscountess Kilmory Marriage Licence in the Faculty Office as follows:-

1680/1 February 12 Sir John Baber, Kt of St. Pauls, Covent Garden, Widower and the Right Honourable Bridget, Viscountess Kilmorey, Widow to marry at St.Brides Church, London on the 15th February 1680/1. She was daughter & coheiress of Sir William Drury, Kt of Bosthorp, Norfolk. she married first Charles Needham, 4th Viscount Kilmorey who died 1666, she married next as second wife of Sir John Shaw, Bart, created 15 April 1665 who died aged 64 years 1 March 1679/80. His first wife was Sarah Ashe. Bridget was buried at Eltham, Kent the 11 July 1696 and in the register is called, Widow of
Sir John Shaw. Her marriage to Sir John Baber can not be found in any register but is mentioned in Clutterbucks History of Herts.

Sir John Baber, Kt. M.D. was born 18 April 1625 he was matriculated at Christchurch, Oxford 21 October 1642 aged 17 years as son of John Baber, Gent of the City of Wells, Somerset. He practiced Physic at Wells and was living there in 1673. He is described in Munks Roll of the College of Physicians as the son of John Baber of the City of Wells, Esq. He was
educated at St. Peters, Westminster whence he was elected to Oxford 3 December 1646. He was admitted Bachelor of Physic by virtue of letters of Colonel John Lambert, Governor of the Garrison of Oxford for this Parliament. He travelled on the Continent during the Civil War and was admitted Doctor of Physic in the University of Angers, France November 1648.

18 July 1656 Doctor of Physic at Oxford and at the Restoration he became Physician in Ordinary to the King and was Knighted 19 March 1662 (State Papers Domestic Charles II)

16 April 1667 Warrant to the Board of Green Cloth to enter Sir John Baber into the establishment with the other Physicians and to pay his board wages and profits to continue to the next vacancy when he is to be admitted to the place of Kings Physician.

Act: Sir John Babers claim was for £958. 4d for 1597 days. He claims arrears for his pension of 12 shillings a day from 1 December 1662 to 16 April 1667 (Harlein MSS 11630).

Sir John Baber, Kt was buried at St. Pauls, Covent Garden, London the 3 April 1704

Sir Thomas Ivie of Malmesbury, Wilts In his Will 17 November 1671 proved 2 June 1674 says ( a year since I entered into a bond to Sir John Baber, Kt for the payment of £200 to the use of his son and for £50 to Sir John Baber himself for mourning for himself and relatives, as a free gift and not as a debt. I then taking Sir John Baber to be my friend and I have since found him fraudulent and deceitful with me. The said £200 and £50 are not to be paid by my Executors ).

(From the Files of Vera Baber)


Note 52: James Madison Jackson, husband of Addis Jane Baber

Served 5 two-year terms in the Arkansas State Legislature as Representative from Howard County: 1905-06 and 1907-08; 1931-32 and 1933-34. He was a hard worker and widely recognized as a good Prosecuting Attorney. He served as Presidential Elector in 1936.


Note 53: James Baber, b. abt. 1810

The James Baber family lived in Clark , KY when the 1850 census was taken but do not appear in KY records thereafter. Apparently the entire family migrated West. By 1860 only the youngest son, Johnathan Baber was left in KY. He was then 11 years old and living in Clark, KY with William Jones, 46 and Francis Jones 30.


Note 54: George Thomas Woodman, husband of Florence Maud Baber, England.

Royal Navy Stoker in World War 2, served on HMS Musketeer, on Russian convoys to Mermansk and in the Mediterranean. Was engaged in the sinking of the German ship Scharnhorst,, which was the last major ship in the German Navy. It was sunk on 26th December 1943.


Note 55:

Local woman to celebrate century mark milestone.  
By RAY WESTBROOK - Avalanche-Journal.

Today is a milestone for Vianna Baber of Lubbock. She was born 100 years ago, on Sept. 23, 1897. She has lived in the Lubbock area for 97 of those years, having moved here with her parents from Brown Co. in a covered wagon. ''My dad was a stock farmer,'' Baber remembers. ''He was a cowboy. There were a lot of cowboys around Lubbock when I was growing up.'' She came from a family that included nine children, and she has five children of her own. ''I don't remember much about the trip to Lubbock, because I was just 3,'' she said of the initial trek to this part of Texas. However, she remembers more about a similar trip back to Brown Co. to see her grandmother when she was five. That trip also was in a covered wagon.  While she was growing up, school was three miles away in a buggy, but Baber remembers walking often.  "It wasn't that far when we walked straight through,'' she said. ''Those were good days. We didn't have all the conveniences, but we didn't miss them."  Baber doesn't know exactly what causes a long life, but she has these suggestions: "Just don't worry. Go to church and Sunday School and live right."  She is a Methodist.  Baber began working at the news stand in the local bus station when she was 50, and didn't retire until she was 80. "I liked people,"  she explained. Although she notes that people generally don't want advice, she offers a few words to young people.  "The best advice I could give anybody is to live right and be honest and straight forward to people they meet, and they will always have friends."


Note 56:  Winston C. Baber

Progress Petroleum was fined $50,000 for spilling oil and brine indiscriminately from its low-producing wells in Plaquemines Parish in the late 1980s.  Owner Winston Baber was defiant to the end.  In letters to the agency, Baber constantly challenged DEQ's legal authority.  He never appealed the penalty, but never paid it either.  DEQ made the case a standing order of the court, but does not appear to have gone after Baber's assets or sought to collect from his company, according to the company's DEQ file.


Note 57: Horace Baber, British Navy

Horace was on the Royal Oak, which was torpedoed by a German U-Boat in 1939 with the loss of 833 men. His mother was sent two messages that her son had been killed on 15th October, but on 16th she received a telegram saying that he was alive. There was an article in the Bath Chronicle and Herald on 20th October 1939 about him.


Note 58:  Ollie Garland Baber

Ollie Baber participated in four of the five major campaign battles of World War 1. He was gassed in one of these battles and suffered its disabling effect upon his remaining life.


Note 59:  Mary Virginia Donaghey, wife of George Walter Baber.

The uncle of Mary Virginia Donaghey was said to be a former native of the State of Virginia and Governor of Arkansas. A stillborn child, a son unnamed, was born to George W. and Mary V. Baber at Center Point, Arkansas in 1903 or 1905.

Note 60:  Eugenius Ferdinand Baber

Before the Civil War, Eugenius Baber was a newspaper publisher in Tuskegee, Alabama.  With the War's arrival, he quickly joined the Third Alabama Infantry Regiment (Tuskegee Light Infantry) to fight for the "cause."  When he was made a captain, he raised a company which was assigned to the Sixty-First Alabama Regiment. After the War, he went again into newspaper work at Montgomery and Greenville.   In 1873, Eugenius Baber felt the call of the ministry, was ordained a Baptist preacher, and came to Collirene.  As his first wife had died in 1876, he married Mary Rose Rives.  For several years, they lived at her father's home and then in a small cottage near Lovers' Leap hill.  This hill became known as Baber Mount.  After leaving Collirene, Rev. Baber became editor of the Alabama Baptist.
In 1900, he bought the Dothan Home Journal and developed it into the largest and most influential paper in southeastern Alabama.


Note 61:  Albert Lawrence Baber 

Moved to San Diego 1941. Worked at Consolidated Vultee Aircraft which became Convair.  WW2 Army draftee.  Wounded Okinawa. Purple Heart.  Lived Valencia ParkCalifornia until 1958, then moved to El Cajon.  Mason, Scottish Rite.  Took up coin collecting while recuperating from a heart attack.  Former president, SD & CA Numismatic Assns.  Became interested in Japanese coins in 1954, and learned to speak and write Japanese.  Sold his Japanese coin collection in 1970 to finance home expansion.  Retired from Convair after 30 years in 1976.  Opened Rarus Coins in El Cajon.  Sold it 5 years later.  Appointed 1969 to the Assay Commission.  Oldest of 5 children. Survivors: wife Dorothy; kids Jean (Yuma AZ), Vicki Owens (La Mesa), Larry (El Cajon); 6 grand-children and 5 great-grandchildren. Services at El Cajon Masonic Lodge.


Note 62:  Overton M. Baber

Overton M. Baber, Estate, 1856 to 1859. Bought: 1856-299 AC adjacent John T. Tindali on Warren RD (12N) from Robert K. Irving trustee. Sold: 1859-to James W. Stout, sold by Martha E. Baber. 


Note 63:  Sidney Turner Baber

Publication Date: May 03, 2000 - Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch

Jarrod C. Gaines, 21, entered Alford pleas to the murder charge and a larceny charge as part of an agreement with the Buckingham Co. commonwealth's attorney. In exchange, Judge W. Park Lemmond Jr. sentenced him to 15 years in prison for the murder charge, suspending all but eight months. Gaines was the last of three Scottsville men to be sentenced in connection with the death of Dillwyn storekeeper Sidney T. Baber.

Three masked men entered Baber's P&S Appliance and Grocery store on Nov. 12, 1996. One pulled a gun; the others walked around the counter and kicked and beat the 65-year-old. The group fled with only a few packs of cigarettes and some lighters. The injuries Baber suffered did not initially appear life threatening, but his health began deteriorating a few weeks later. He died Jan. 24, 1997.


Note 64 Delila, wife of Isaac Baber

Bureau of Vital Statistics, Buckingham Co. Virginia

Delilah Baber died of Consumption on Jan. 11, 1853 at 69 years of age. She was the wife of Isaac Baber. The death was reported by her son George Baber

Harriet Baber died on July 25, 1853 at 30 years of age. She was unmarried and the daughter of Delila and Isaac Baber. The death was reported by her brother George Baber.

Jane Ann Layne died of consumption on Feb. 5 1853. She was the wife of Marcellus Layne and the daughter of Delilah and Isaac Baber

Sebrina Baber died on April 9, 1854 of consumption at 29 years of age. She was the daughter of Isaac and Deliah Baber. The death was reported by her brother John S. Baber.

The 1850 census show the household of Delila 66, Harriet 27, Cibrina 25, and Elvira 23. 


Note 65: Thomas Berry Baber

Westmoreland Co. Virginia:  Company "C.". 9th VA Cavalry Regiment "Lee's Light Horse" Thomas Berry Baber, Jr. a private, enlisted Mar 13, 1862.  Absent.  Sick from Jan. 1863 onward, eventually dropped from roll.  Name appears on parole at King George Court House May 2, 1865.  He was a farmer and graduated Virginia Military Academy 1844.  Listed as unmarried at death.


Note 66: Otto O. Baber

Gastonia Gazette-May 12,1974   Otto O. Baber, 83, of 538 Harvey Ave. died unexpectedly at his home Saturday.  He had been a printer with The Gastonia Gazette for more than 60 years when he retired about 10 years ago.  Baber had been a Mason with Gastonia Lodge 668, a York Rite Mason and a Shriner with the Oasis Temple.  He was also a member of the Eastern Star and White Shrine and a chapter dad for DeMolay.  He was active in all Masonic work and received his 60-year pin from the Masons in 1972.
Surviving are his widow, Leona Baber of the home, two daughters, Mrs. Ruth McCluney, Gastonia, Mrs. Rebekah Spencer, Gastonia, one sister, Mrs. Connie Williams, South Carolina;  6 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Monday at Carothers Funeral Home in Gastonia with the Rev.Ralph Bright and Dr. J.R. Brown officiating.  There will be full Masonic rites at the graveside at Gaston Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends from 7-9p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.


Note 67:  Laura A. Wilson, wife of John B. Baber

OBITUARY:  The subject of this sketch, Laura A. Baber, wife of John B. Baber, was born January 24th, 1838, in Greenville, S.C.  At an early age she professed faith in Christ, and lived a faithful and consistent member of the Methodist Church until death.  When 18 years of age, she was married and spent the first years of her married life in S. C., moving to Arkansas at the age of 43.  She was the mother of fourteen children, six of whom are living, viz: Jno. R. Baber, Guy H. Baber, Mrs. J. F. Huffman (Lillie Ora Baber), Thomas W. Baber, C. D. Baber and Miss Sallie Baber. She is survived by thirty grand children, and one great grand child.  Her place can never be filled and with sorrowing we recall her departure - But could we find it in our hearts to recall her. In the reals of Light, long ere this, all of her afflictions, have been healed and in His likeness, she dwell with the Redeemed who've preceded her to that Fair Land.


Note 68:  Ernie Lorenza Baber

Military service: Retired from the United States Air Force in 1960 as a Master Sergeant.  He served the Army in World War II and was wounded at Pearl Harbor, returned to the Pacific to finish out the war and served under Douglas MacArthur there.


Note 69:  Nola Alma Baber

An award-winning poet in The Poets' Round Table; wrote Wild Flower Notes in The Sentinel Record, Hot Springs, Arkansas; wrote paperback travel logs and historical non-fiction books; was a member of Arkansas Native Plant Society; an officer of Spa Writer's Association; charter member of Gardner Methodist Church, Hot Springs, Garland, Arkansas.


Note 70: Locksie I. Swope, wife of Ethelbert Baber

On January 3, 1850, Jonathan Swope married as his second wife, Susanna Roach, her maiden name having been Susanna Siders. To this union was born on December 28, 1854, one son, Joseph Jonathan Swope, whose father at the time of his birth was seventy-one years old and his mother in her forty-sixth year. This Joseph Jonathan Swope received such rudiments of an education as was afforded by the public schools of the neighborhood until he was seventeen years of age, when his father died on April 5, 1872, aged eighty-eight years and three months, leaving him in charge of the farm and the care of his aged mother. He gave up the attempt of securing an education, except what he could secure from study at home on the farm. On the 28th day of May, 1873, he married Lucy J., daughter of L. J. and Susan (Scott) Burdette. To this union four children were born: Ida S., wife of Jacob H. Hoover, of Hinton; Mary E., wife of John W. Cook, of Charles- ton; Elsie W., wife of Z. A. Dickinson, of Talcott, and Locksie I., wife of Ethelbert Baber, of Hinton. Mrs. Swope died in 1883, and on September 23, 1883, he married Nettie Diddle, daughter of M. P. Diddle, of near Union, in Monroe Co.. 


Note 71: Edward Colborne Baber

B.A. Magdalen College, Cambridge. Student Interpreter -- Peking, 1866. 1st Class Asst. 1872. Chinese Secretary at the legation, Peking 1872. Royal. Geog. Soc. medal, 1883. Consul General, Korea. 1885 - 86 Political Resident, Hanoi. 1888.


Note 72:  William D. Baber

1852 RICHMOND, VIRGINIA.   List of Letters remaining at the P.O.

24th Jan 1852 Miss MARY ADELIA BABER
31st Jan 1852 WILLIAM D. BABER
7th Feb 1852 Mrs. JULIA F. BABER
28th Feb 1852 SOCRATES BABER
3rd Apr 1852 HENRY G. BABER
24th Apr 1852 S. BABER


Note 73Edwin C. Callicutt

Edwin C. Callicutt attended Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, and enlisted in the U.S. Army at age eighteen. He saw action during World War I, and later was on duty in the Philippine Islands, and Alcatraz Island, CA. He retired as a Captain and lived in Burlingame, CA, until his death in 1934 at age 46. The local newspaper, Neighborhood News, noted in the obituary article, "The passing of Captain Callicutt is a distinct loss to this community, as his kindly traits and gentle character endeared to him a host of friends and neighbors. He was also a loyal friend and supporter of the Neighborhood News, and we acknowledge with gratitude his many acts of kindness in our behalf.


Note 74:  Sarah E. Baber

"Obituary in THE UNION BANNER of Carlyle, Illinois. -- " Sarah Baber was born in the state of Virginia, July 13, 1808. She was married when about the age of seventeen, to James Grear [ Greer ] their union lasted about nine years, when he died, leaving three children dependant on her. She remained a widow about two years, and then was married to Charles Cox. This union lasted several years, during which time four children were born to them, two of which died before the father" 


Note 75:  Harrison Babers

From an inquiry.  In a 1789 Deed there is mention of a BABERS MILL CREEK as a property marker.  In the small town of Wytheville, Montgomery Co. Virginia just to the south you will find Lick Mountain.  Lick Mountain appears to be about 1,100+ meters (about 3,500 feet) high at its highest point (about 500 meters higher than the valley floor) and runs generally east and west between Wytheville and Cripple Creek (the creek and the village).  I looked hard for Babers Mill Creek, but could not find it.  There is a Mill Creek that starts high on Lick Mt and runs into New River, but not into Cripple Creek.


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