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Bradford County PA
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Families of Sullivan Township, Tioga County PA
Margaret LEE & Isaac BAKER Family 
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We need to know the ancestry of both Margaret LEE and Isaac BAKER. Can you help?? Also where did the children go?? Need much more than we have on this family
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These Family Histories are brought to you from the database of  Joyce M. Tice's Sullivan-Rutland Genealogy Project. If you are descended from this family, SRGP wants to know about you and yours. It is expected that all who use this freely available information compiled by and given by JMT are also willing to repay that by sending in any additional information including updates to the PRESENT day on any of these Sullivan Township lines. By using any of this material in your own family research, you are participating in a cooperative two-way exchange. Please pay your dues. 
Margaret LEE & Isaac BAKER  Family of Sullivan Township
Also Annanais BAKER

1. Isaac1 Baker * (#7188) was born ABT 1751. Isaac was 33 years old at the time of the 1814 tax assessment. Individual flags: Will. Isaac died 1828 in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, at age 77. His body was interred 1828 in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Isaac would have been buried in the crest of the hill on the Tioga/Bradford County border. Fragments in the hedgerow indicate former presence of burial ground. Residents remember standing tombstones in recent decades all remnants of which have dissappeared. Unfortunately, in the autumn of 2000, persons not knowing of the burial ground started building a house on this property. They did not unearth any bones, but they had intended to put a garage on the exact area of the burials until I informed them of their presence.

He married Margaret Lee*. (Margaret Lee* is #7194.) Margaret was born 1757 in New York. Margaret died ABT 1849 in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, at age unknown. Margaret is probably buried in Bakerburg, but cemetery damage makes it impossible to identify all burials there.

Margaret was listed as the head of a family on the 1840 Census in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Margaret was living in Sullivan for this census, with blind daughter Maria in her household. The two lived between Philander and Isaac.


She made a will 21 APR 1849 in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. HANDWRITTEN WILL OF "MARGGARET" BAKER (She signed by "X")

Sullivan April th 21 AD 1849

16 yards of flannel Cloth & 10 fleeces of wooll to be appropriated for my Maria Bakers tomb stones and for her --- own as far as it will go The Desk I want Philander should have The best shawl I want Rebecca should have The rocking chair and one of the Calico Dresses and a piece of dark Calico I want Hannah and Lydia Should have to piece you a bed quilt

This being my wishes X

Marggaret Baker

Myron Rockwell

Transcribed from the original handwritten copy

(of course, the will wasn't probated!) after being found among Eva L. Garnsey Card's papers circa 1988 by Mary Card Yarnell



Isaac registered to pay taxes 07 OCT 1814 in Tioga township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Sullivan Township was part of Tioga Township in 1814 when this tax assessment occurred. It is impossible to separate the present day townships from the one big one.

Isaac was listed as the head of a family on the 1820 Census in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. In additon to Margaret and Isaac, two daughters and four sons were in the household.


He made a will 02 JUN 1828 in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. [On outside 3" x 8" fold. Date of 2 June 1828 has been added in red ink under name.] [This appears to be in handwriting of Eva L. Garnsey Card]

WILL Isaac Baker Entered for the Registers Office Nov. 5, 1829 Registers fees $2.23Pd [Will proper - two "pages" on 15-3/4" wide by 12-3/8" high sheet] In the Name of God Amen.

I Isaac Baker of the Town of Sullivan County of Tioga and State of Pennsylvania, Being weak of Body but of sound and perfect mind and memory, Considering the mortality of my Body - do make and publish this my Last Will and Testament and 1St I do Commend my Soul to God who gave it, and my Body to the Earth to be Buried in a Christian like and decent manner and 2nd. as Respects my temporal I Will that after my Decease that all my honest Debts be paid as soon as convenient out of my personal property - Idly I do give and bequeath to my dear and beloved Wife Margaret one Cow, ten store sheep and my household furniture to her proper use during her lifetime and then to be divided amongst the Daughters at her discretion - and it is my will that my Wife Marget [sic] do peaceably possess and enjoy the dwelling House and Barn and personal property the avails or production of the Farm together with the farming Utensils, to her proper use as long as she Remains my Widow It is also my Will that my Daughter Maria have a home with her Mother on the farm and a support from the avails of the farm together with the property that she has already Received it being one Cow and five sheep her lifetime except she should Recover her Eyesight and choose to change her situation and Residence. It is also my Will that fifty Acres of the Possession on Warrant N° 969 to be procured when when [six] a proper title can be obtained, and the Cost to be paid out of the Avails of the farm; I also give my son Hiram a pair of Red Yearold [sic] steers and a black Yearold lined heifer to be kept on the farm untill [sic] he becomes of age then to be delivered to him for his proper use to make him Equal in personal property to my son Isaac whome [sic] at that age did Receive a pair of four Cattle and a Cow and it is also my Will that my sons Isaac and Hiram do occupy the farm under my Wives directions during her Widowhood 4thly -- At my Wives Decease or when she does Cease to be my Widow - I do give and bequeath unto my sons Isaac and Hiram all my Realand personal Estate to be Divided North and South so as to make it equal in Value, except what has been given to my Wife during her lifetime. Which is to make them Equal to the three Elder sons (Viz) Ananias, Philander and Philemon's Dower that they have received at the time that they were of age -- and I do hereby Appoint my Beloved Wife Margaret Baker Executrix and my trusty friend Phineas C. Morgan Executor

Signed Sealed published and Delivereddthis second day of June AD. One thousand Eight hundred and twenty Eight

In the presence of Richard Comfort Ira Mudge

State of Pennsylvania Tioga County

Isaac Baker

Before me Uriah Spencer Esquire

Register of Wills in and for the said County of Tioga Personally came Richard Comfort and Ira Mudge on the fifth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty-nine the said Richard Comfort and Ira Mudge being Subscribing witnesses of the will of Isaac Baker late of said County deceased and being duly sworn according to Law cloth severally say that were present at the signing and execution of the will of the said Isaac Baker deck that they Saw the said Isaac Baker Sign and Seal the Said will and heard the Said Isaac Baker publish pronounce and declare the Same to be his last will and Testament and that at the time of his so doing the Said Ira [six] Baker was of sound mind memory and understanding to the best of their knowledge observation and belief and that at the request of the said Isaac Baker they the said Richard Comfort and Ira Mudge signed their names as witnesses to the execution of the said will that the names Richard Comfort and Ira Mudge is the proper hand writing of Said Deponants [sic] and further saeth not

In Testimony whereof I have hereunto Set my Hand the seal of the Registers Office SEAL of Tioga County aforesaid at Wellsborough the day and year first above Written

Uriah Spencer Register

Notes: On the 3rd page, someone (probably Eva G. Card) has underlined in pencil the first name "Ire" in the phrase "the said 'Ire" Baker was of sound mind", and the name "Isaac"in the phrase "request of the said 'Isaac' Baker", following shortly thereafter. On the 1 st page, near the bottom, someone (probably Eva G. Card) has, in pencil, enclosed "me" at the end of "whome" following "my son Isaac" and preceding "at that age did receive". The name "Richard Comfort" on second page has also been lightly underlined in pencil.

- Mary Card Yarnell, 25 July 1992


Added information by MCY, 25 July 1992:

Phineas C. Morgan (Phineas Chapman Morgan) was husband of Isaac and Margaret's eldest daughter, Hannah. Richard Comfort was father of Rebecca who married Philander Baker, son of Isaac and Margaret (Lee) Baker. Philander and Rebecca were the parents of Hannah Lavinia Baker who married Thomas Monro Card. Ira Mudge was father of Aurelia Mudge who married Philemon Baker, son of Isaac and Margaret (Lee) Baker. Philander and Philemon were twins. Mudge connection proved by following reference:

SULLIVAN TOWNSHIP, TIOGA COUNTY< PENNSYLVANIA DEED RECORD Book 22, page 556, dated 2 May 1840, recorded 7 February 1853 which transfers "the West part of a lot of land originally surveyed to Ira Mudge late deceased" and is signed by children of Ira Mudge and their spouses.

This area of Sullivan Township is now on Route 6 right on the Tioga/Bradford County border. It is east of the area called Bakerburg, named for this family. Bakerburg is just east of and adjacent to Gray Valley.The burial ground is just west of the hedgerow at the crest of the hill. No tombstones remain but a few fragments in the hedgerow indicate its former presence. A fragment taken from this area with name Isaac on it is in possession of Marie Card and her husband ?? Clark in Sylvania. Unfortunately this entire burial ground was bulldized into the hedgerow by the farmer-landowner, possibly about the 1960s. In 2000 a house was built on the area with the area of the burials ground being used for parking. The new landowneres were not aware of the vilated burial ground onthe land when they bought it.

Isaac Baker* and Margaret Lee* had the following children:

2 i. Hannah2 Baker (#61888). She married Phineas Chapman Morgan*. (Phineas Chapman Morgan* is #61889.) Hannah,s husband, Phineas, was co executor of her father's will. Hannah was the eldest daughter.

3 ii. Ananais Baker (#44319) was born 1793. Ananais was listed as the head of a family on the 1820 Census in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Annanais and wife had both a girl and a boy under age ten in the household. The only Ananais Baker in the U.S. Federal census Index in 1830 and 1840 was in Easthampton, Suffolk County, New York

4 iii. Maria Baker (#59127) was born 1800/1810. Maria was age thirty to forty in the 1840 census. Maria was blind and was guaranteed a home with her mother in her father's will.

5 iv. Philemon Baker (#681) was born in Port Ann,Washington,New York 16 SEP 1801. Philemon died 1847 in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, at age 45. It would be my guess that Philemon was buried in the Bakerburg Cemetery, but that was vandalized and many tombstones are unidentifiable. He married Aurilla Mudge ABT 1828. (Aurilla Mudge is #680.)

Aurilla was born 1806 in Unadilla, Otsego County, New York. Since Aurilla was born in the same year as the migration form Unadilla to Sullivan, we can't really say in wich place she was born. Aurilla was the daughter of Ira Mudge+ and Lucena (Sena) Unknown (Mudge)+*.

She married Martin Beausia* 13 JAN 1852 in Anita, Iowa. Israel Mudge, J.P. performed the wedding ceremony for his sister and her husband.

Aurilla died 7 AUG 1875 in Center Township, Cedar County, Iowa, at age 69. Aurelia moved to Iowa following her first husband's death and was present there in Cedar County Iowa April 10, 1850 Center Township as a widow with children.

Philemon was listed as the head of a family on the 1830 Census in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Philemon and Aurilla had one boy under five years old.

Philemon was listed as the head of a family on the 1840 Census in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Aurilla and Philemon had one female and one male under 5, one male 5-10, and one male 10-15. They were living next door to her brother Cornish Mudge.

6 v. Philander Baker (#7189) was born in Port Ann,Washington,New York 16 SEP 1801. Philander died 13 APR 1864 in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, at age 62. His body was interred APR 1864 in Gray Valley Cemetery, Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. He married Rebecca Comfort BEF 1830. (Rebecca Comfort is #7190.) Rebecca was born 22 AUG 1809 in Town of Southport, Chemung County, New York. Rebecca was the daughter of Richard Comfort and Hannah David*. She married Joseph Ballard* 1868. Rebecca died 29 MAY 1895 in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, at age 85. Her body was interred MAY 1895 in Gray Valley Cemetery, Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania.

Philander was listed as the head of a family on the 1830 Census in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Rebecca and Philander had one son under five - Reuben.

Philander was listed as the head of a family on the 1840 Census in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Philander and Rebecca had one female under 5 and one male 10-15 in their household. Philander's mother, Margaret lived next door.

In the Census of 1850, Philander was listed as a head of household in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Philander and Reuben were farmers. Philander's property was worth $2500.

Philander was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania.

7 vi. Mary Baker (#7195) was born in New York 1804. She married Tunis Slingerland BEF 1828. (Tunis Slingerland is #3842.) Tunis was born 1804 in New York. Tunis was the son of Albert Slingerland*. Tunis died 2 FEB 1858 in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, at age 53. His body was interred FEB 1858 in State Road Cemetery, Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Tunis registered to pay taxes 1829 in Rutland Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Rutland Township was formed From Jackson and Sullivan in 1828. William Howland, William Rose and Ezra Wood performed the first tax assessment.

Tunis was listed as the head of a family on the 1830 Census in Rutland Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Tunis and Mary were aged 20-30 at this census with two boys under five and one 5-10. Next door were John Slingerland and then Albert Slingerland, probably brother and father of Tunis.

Tunis was listed as the head of a family on the 1840 Census in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Mary and Tunis were living close to her family of Bakers in this census. Their family includedone male under 5, two females and two males 5-10,one male 10-15.

In the Census of 1850, Tunis was listed as a head of household in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Tunis was a farmer with property worth $1000.

He made a will 09 MAR 1858 in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. This is the date of registration of the will. Lists Sons Abram, David, Asa, William, Henry, Albert; Daughters, Thankful, Celestia, Sarah J. Slingerland. Margaret who showed up on a census b about 1847 may have died young. Witnesses Welch Ashley, William W. Backer. Executor Henry B. Card. Wife Mary Slingerland. The Slingerland name is Dutch and the immigrants settled near Albany, probably the area still called Slingerlands. LDS AF and IGI list many Teunis Slingerlands in the area who are no doubt the ancestors of this Tunis. The most recent was born 1774 of Guilderland near Albany.

8 vii. Isaac Baker Jr. (#7738) was born 1806. Individual flags: Newspaper. Isaac died 1879 in Minnesota, at age 73. He married Phoebe Beardsley* 1829. (Phoebe Beardsley* is #59038.) Phoebe was born 1808. Phoebe died 1894 in Minnesota, at age 86. CHECK THE BEARDSLEY GENEALOGY FOR INFO ON PHOEBE.

Isaac was listed as the head of a family on the 1830 Census in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Isaac Jr. was listed as head of household in the home of his mother Margaret, his father, Isaac, having died the previous year. His wife and siblings were also in the household.

Isaac was listed as the head of a family on the 1840 Census in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. The household of Phoebe and Isaac included one female and two males under five, and two females 5-10. Neal Ekengren, 317 N. Fox Chase Pt., Longwood, Florida 32779 provided information on the descendants of Isaac and Phoebe, March 1997. See his web page material for biographical information on Isaac, not much on Phoebe.

9 viii. Hiram Baker (#44318) was born ABT 1808.

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These Family Histories are brought to you from the database of  Joyce M. Tice's Sullivan-Rutland Genealogy Project. If you are descended from this family, SRGP wants to know about you and yours. It is expected that all who use this freely available information compiled by and given by JMT are also willing to repay that by sending in any additional information including updates to the PRESENT day on any of these Sullivan Township lines. By using any of this material in your own family research, you are participating in a cooperative two-way exchange. Please pay your dues.