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 Edited||17 Jul 2014|