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Re: Elizabeth Baker & Andrew DeBord
Posted by: Hurshel Debord (ID *****8862) Date: July 17, 2007 at 04:41:26
In Reply to: Elizabeth Baker & Andrew DeBord by Cathy Reeves of 780

I'm sure there were lots of Elizabeth Bakers born about the same time in that area. The only info I have that indicates the spouse of Elizabeth Baker may have been Andrew Debord is the 1904 death certificate for Martin Debord that supposedly says his father was Andrew Debord. I have not seen the actual death certificate. However, it is apparent that Martin Debord's father died at a very young age and perhaps shortly after (or maybe even slightly before) the birth of Martin Debord on 8 April 1820 in Washington Co Va. And Martin did have an older brother named Andrew that was born Nov 11, 1810 in VA. The informant for Martin Debord's death certificate in 1904 certainly had no personal knowledge about the father of Martin Debord, and may have confused his older brother, Andrew, as being the father of Martin. But it's certainly feasible that Andrew Debord, Sr was the father of the Andrew Debord born 1810. I have not found any other record for an Andrew Debord that would have been old enough to be the spouse of Elizabeth Baker. There is some indication that the family of Elizabeth Baker Debord may have spent some time in Tennessee and returned to Virginia after the death of her spouse; which may explain the lack of any surviving records.

Anyhow, here is the info that I have assigned to Elizabeth Baker Debord. I have not found Elizabeth in the 1840 census, but she was probably living with one of her children someplace. Haven't found her in 1810 or 1820 either.

One thing that has long puzzled me is all of the five known children of Elizabeth Baker Debord seems to have moved to Rockcastle Co KY for brief periods in the mid 1840's, coming from various locations, staying a few brief years, then moving on to other places. Why did all of Elizabeth's children come to Rockcastle KY at about the same time? I've suspected some kind of an estate settlement, but I haven't found anything. There were certainly lots of Debord and Baker families around Rockcastle/Pulaski KY that came from the Washington Co VA area.

Anyhow, here is the info that I have assigned to Elizabeth Baker Debord, for whatever it's worth.

Elizabeth "Betsy" Baker born 27 Apr 1791 in VA or NC (Bible Record per Nancy Jarrell).

1830 census Grayson Co VA p 255:
Betsey Deborard 1 male 5 to 10, 1 male 10 to 15, 1 male 15 to 20, 1 female 10 to 15, 1 female 15 to 20, 1 female 30 to 40, 1 female 70 to 80
Note by HLD: I don't know who the 70 to 80 yr old female is; maybe her mother or mother in law. The children match the ages for the 5 known children for Elizabeth Baker Debord.

1840 Census: Haven't found Elizabeth

1850 census Rockcastle Co Ky p 170, fam 194, Southeren Dist
Elizabeth Debord age 54 b NC listed with Andrew Debord (ie son) age 39.

1860 Census Mercer Co Il: Elizabeth Debord age 65 born VA listed with George Debord (ie son)

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lists descendants of Andrew Debord and Elizabeth Baker.

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