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Far[r]ish & Baker, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia
Posted by: Richard Brezet Date: November 17, 2000 at 17:57:11
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When I was growing up in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, I knew a widow named Maude (Farish) Baker. I believe her father was Henry G. Farish who may have been a doctor. Henry's father may have been a Dr. J.G. Farish.

I knew her grandsons Mark Baker and younger brother Guy, sons of ? Aaron Baker of Montreal. This family was related to Loran E. Baker who gave his name to Baker Street in Yarmouth and was the original developer of the tourist industry between NS and the New England States, including the NY and Boston boats.

The Steinway grand piano in Maude Farish Baker's home, which I used to play at her home in the late 1950's, is now at the High School in Yarmouth. Her home was sadly demolished soon after her death in the early 1960's, to make way for the provincial liquor store and its parking lot.

While tracing collateral branches of my mother's TOOKER family names in Yarmouth, I went back to the Loyalist Jacob Tooker (1740-1827) and wife Margery (Hatfield) (1747-1831) who arrived in Tusket, Yarmouth Co, NS ca. 1783/4 at the end of the Revolutionary War. I believe one line of their children may go as follows:

Jacob Tooker md. in USA 3 June 1764 Margery Tooker
Margery Tooker (b. USA 1765 ?) md. (1st) David Thompson (? in NS)
Ann Thompson (1790-1800?) md. ? Dr. ________ Hannah
Clara Hannah (1810-1820?) md. (? 1st) ca 1840 a Dr. Cuddy ? (? 2nd) ca 1850 ? a Dr. J.G. Farish ?

from 2nd marriage, I believe:

Annie Farish (1840-50 ?) md. ___________ ? and sibling
Henry G. Farish (1840-50 ?) md. ______________ ?


Henry G. Farish (1840-50 ?) was married to Annie _________ ? Farish
Maude Farish (1870-1880 ? - ca 1960) md. _________ Baker

Other names connected with this line could be: Cruser (on Long Island NY), Barnard (in NS), Van Tuyl (Staten Isl, NY), Smith (USA or NS ?), Flint, Ellis, Hunter, Redding or Redden, and possibly For[e]man, Bond, and also maybe members of my mother's ELDRIDGE line. The time period for these names would be ca 1765 in USA to NS sometime after 1765 or after 1783/4, and in NS up to ca. 1900.

Can someone posting here give more details to correct my imperfect information ?

Any clarificaiton is much appreciated.



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