The History of Otsego County, New York
D. Hamilton Hurd
Published by Everts & Fariss, Philadelphia
BAKER, Norman R - Richfield
Norman R. Baker was born in Salisbury, Herkimer Co., N. Y.,
June 5, 1828. He was the son of Hamilton BAKER and Alma ROSE.
The older Baker was born Aug. 13, 1806; he was a blacksmith by
trade, and for several years carried on business in Herkimer county.
In 1838 he came to Richfield with his family, and purchased 124
acres of land, which is a part of the farm now owned by his son
Norman, which consists of 257 acres, and is one of the largest and
most productive dairy farms in the town. The elder Baker resided
upon his farm until his death, which occurred in 1873.
In 1849, Mr. Baker was married to Miss Julia L STEWART,
of Richfield She died in 1864; and in the same year he was again
married, taking for his companion Miss Jane A. EASON. She was
born in Oswego county in 1835. By his first wife he had six children,
four of whom are now living; by his second wife, three children.
Mr. Baker is ranked among the successful and enterprising
farmers of his town, and is extensively known for his strict integrity
and high social qualities. He is a man of thrift and energy, and
worthy of the honorable position he holds among his fellow-citizens.
Excerpt from History of Otsego Co., NY, page 314
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