William Daniel BakerWILLIAM DANIEL BAKER
25 thTENNESSEE INFANTRY
CSA

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Born: 5 August 1842 in White County, TN
Died: 15 October 1933 in Van Buren County, AR
Buried: Colony Cemetery, Van Buren County, AR ( FindAGrave)
Parents: Jacob and Nancy (Cole) Baker

Married: Sarah "Sallie" Crawford on 17 March 1866 in White County, TN
Born: 26 July 1844 in White County, TN
Died: 25 May 1928 in Van Buren County, AR
Buried: Colony Cemetery, Van Buren County, AR ( FindAGrave)
Parents: Joseph and Clarissa (Bray) Crawford

Children:

  1. Andrew Thomas Baker
  2. Samuel Baker
  3. Missouri Baker

MILITARY INFORMATION

28 thTennessee Infantry Regiment
Company E

ABSTRACT:

  • Entered military as Private and left as a Private
  • Listed as W. D. Baker
  • Age: 27 (6 Aug 1861)
  • Enlisted 6 Aug 1861 at Camp Zollicoffer
  • Aug 6 - Oct 31, 1861: Present
  • Discharged 10 Jul 1862 at Vicksburg
  • 6 Aug 1861 - Certificate of Discharge
    • Born: White County
    • Height: 5' 3"
    • Complexion: Fair
    • Eyes: Blue
    • Hair: Light
    • Reason: disability

25 thTennessee Infantry Regiment
Company E

ABSTRACT:

  • Entered military as Private and left as a Private
  • Enlisted 11 Nov 1862 at McMinnville
  • Captured at Drewry's Bluff on 16 May 1864
  • Sent to Ft. Monroe, Virginia
  • Transferred to Pt. Lookout, MD
  • Transferred to Ft. Delaware, MD
  • Took the Oath of Allegiance
  • Residence: Dekalb County
  • Complexion: Fair
  • Hair: Fair
  • Eyes: Blue
  • Height: 5' 5 1/2"

TN PENSION APPLICATION ABSTRACT

S1619

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ABSTRACT:

  • Filed: 22 Aug 1895
  • Rejected
  • Member: Co. E, 28th Tennessee Infantry Regiment and Co. E. 25th Tennessee Infantry Regiment
  • Wounds:
    • After the battle of Fishing Creek, contracted pneumonia and was sick for two months
    • Injured by an exploding bomb shell at Shiloh, after which he contracted a fever and was honorably discharged
    • Joined the 25th Tennessee Infantry. Fought in battles of Chickamauga to Virginia
    • Captured at Petersburg and sent to Elmira Prison, NY
    • Contracted a fever while imprisoned at Elmira
  • Born: White County
  • Enlisted: Co E, 28th Tennessee Infantry; Captain Parker Sims and Col. John P. Murray. Co. E, 25th Tennessee Infantry; Captain William Turner, Col. John M. Hughes
  • Wife is 49 years old. Mother-in-law is 74 years old.
  • Attest:Icel Vernice Tallent, W. C. Marlow, and T. C. Duncan

Supporting Documents:

  • War Department (4 Jun 1905) - Sent Service Record

AR PENSION APPLICATION ABSTRACT

S11219

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ABSTRACT:

  • PO Morganland, Van Buren County, AR
  • Granted
  • Filed: 21 August 1902
  • Member of the 25th Tennessee Infantry
  • A. B. Lay, Physician of Van Buren County performed Physical Exam
  • Questionnaire:
    • Name: William Daniel Baker
    • Address: Bee Branch Rout 3
    • Born: 5 Aug 1842 in White County, TN
    • Lives with his son: A. T. Baker, Bee Branch, Ark Route 3
    • Lived in AR for 35 years (Dated 18 Feb 1932)
    • T. A. Tallent and T. C. Duncan verify that WDB was a Confederate Soldier
    • J. P. Cummins, Clerk of Van Buren County, certifies that WDB died on 1 Aug 1933.
    • Emily Baker swears that she is the widow of W. D. Baker.

CENSUS DATA

  • 1850 Census:
  • 1860 Census: White County, TN, Page 72B (listed as Daniel W. Baker)
  • 1870 Census: White County, TN, Page 373 (listed as Daniel Baker)
  • 1880 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 113C
  • 1900 Census: Van Buren County, AR, Page 284B
  • 1910 Census: Van Buren County, AR, Page 58B
  • 1920 Census: Van Buren County, AR, Page 190B
  • 1930 Census: Clay County, AR, Page 290B

ADDITIONAL DATA

  • Arkansas Land Records (10 Apr 1907): Homestead Certificate #12051, Application #24695
  • Death Certificate: Van Buren County, AR - 10/15/1933 - William Baker
  • Death Certificate: Van Buren County, AR - 5/28/1928 - Sarah Baker
  • Baker's Raft by Jim Johnson, Pages 17 - 19

 

Photo Source: Ancestry.com