Rufus Morgan Baker1

Male, #5825, (1818 - 17 Aug 1882)
Birth*1818 Rufus was born at Virginia in 1818.2 
Marriage*1 Mar 1839 He married Ann Elizabeth Culpepper at Cherokee Co., Alabama, on 1 Mar 1839. 
Civil War*between 1861 and 1865 He served in the War Between the States between 1861 and 1865

     Company B of the 4th Ala Battalion Volunteers. 
Death*17 Aug 1882 He died at DeKalb Co., Alabama, on 17 Aug 1882.2 
Biography* According to descendant Nada Hyde Seargeant, Rufus "died from lifting a hog and had a rupture and they could not get a doctor for him in time."
Research note*29 May 2007 Rufus Morgan Baker was married to Ann "Annie" Elizabeth Culpepper, sister of John Tyler Culpepper.
The Joel Culpeppers and Andrew Bakers were neighbors in TN and moved to AL at the same time. In the 1830 & 1840 census there were males & females the right ages for John Tyler, Martha Melvina, Rufus Morgan and Annie Elizabeth Culpepper.
In the 1850 census AL we found neighbor widow Elizabeth Baker, b. VA with several children, the oldest Mary, 25 also b. VA. We are sure, but have no proof, that Andrew is father of Melvina and Rufus. Also sure, but no proof that Elizabeth was the wife of Andrew. Never been able to find her maiden name, nor do we know that she was the mother of Melvina. She could be Andrew's second wife.
In 1880 census AL both Melvina and Rufus said both parents were born in VA.3 


Ann Elizabeth Culpepper (1 Oct 1822 - 8 Mar 1907)
Last Edited17 Jul 2014


  1. E-mail written 1999 - 2016 to Lew Griffin from Nada Joy Hyde, Chattanooga, TN, e-mail address.
  2. Find a Grave (online database)
    Find A Grave Memorial# 19184500.
  3. E-mail written 1983-2011 to Lew Griffin from Mary Genevieve Taylor Harris (#48715), Dallas, TX, e-mail address.