Ancestor Research for Weaver Family Branches
George W. Baker of Dryden, New York

George W. Baker, according to the notes of his daughter Jane, was born on April 30, 1857. His parents were Daniel Baker and Sarah Jane Gifford Baker. Census information suggests that George was born in Northampton, Fulton County, New York. The United States Federal Census for 1850 reveals that Daniel Baker and his family were living in Northampton during that year, and the 1860 United States Federal Census for Northampton shows the Daniel Baker family and lists George at three years old. I also have references to this family from the 1870 United States Federal Census for Danby and the 1880 United States Federal Census for Ithaca.
A farmer, George worked on his father's land in Dryden for many years. The National Archives and Records Administration has a file of documents regarding Sarah J. Baker's 1884 pension application. Pertaining to the Civil War death of Charles S. Baker, Sarah Jane's oldest son, this file includes George W. Baker's deposition. Dated February 12, 1889, the statement reveals that George spent about ten years from the late 1870s through the late 1880s cultivating Daniel's land, a timber lot, and building a house and barns. From about 1879 to about 1884, George operated the sawmill on the property. [Deposition of George W. Baker, Case of Sarah J. Baker (United States Pension Bureau Claim No. 316828, filed on June 19, 1884).]
Family notes reveal that George married Sabrina Meldrem (probably Meldrum) on October 09, 1883. George and Sabrina had two daughters, Jane and Cora. Jane married Philip V. Weaver, and Cora married Arthur R. Gerow. The United States Federal Census for 1930 lists George and Sabrina at the same address as Philip Weaver and his family in Greenwich, Washington County. George W. Baker died on August 07, 1934. He was buried in Caroline Grove Cemetery in Caroline, Tompkins County.

Baker Family of New York State

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