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Name: Baker, Abner (1775-1861)


Historical Note:

Abner Baker was born in Prince Edward County, Virginia, September 18, 1775.  He came to Kentucky in 1795 and first settled in Garrard County where he married Elizabeth Buford. He was appointed Clerk of Garrard County in 1803 and held this office until he moved to Clay County in 1807. Baker also served as the first clerk of both courts in Clay County. Later in life he also served as a clergyman.

Abner and Elizabeth Baker were the parents of 14 children, the youngest of whom, Dr. Abner Baker, Jr. started the famous Baker-Howard Feud in Clay County.

Abner Baker died in Garrard County, KY in 1861 and is buried beside his wife in the Lancaster Cemetery.






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