{⋆★⋆} BG Baker, Laurence S.

Laurence Simmons Baker Sr.

Born: May 15, 1830
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Birth Place: Cole's Hill Plantation, Gates County, North Carolina

Father: Dr. John Burgess “Jake” Baker 1785 – 1838
(Buried: Cole’s Hill Plantation, Baker Family Cemetery, Gatesville, North Carolina)​

Mother: Mary Wynns Gregory 1787 – 1855
(Buried: Cole’s Hill Plantation, Baker Family Cemetery, Gatesville, North Carolina)​

Wife: Elizabeth Earl Henderson 1836 – 1919
(Buried: Cedar Hill Cemetery, Suffolk, Virginia)​

Children:

William Tilford Baker 1856 – 1889​
(Buried: Cedar Hill Cemetery, Suffolk, Virginia)​
Alexander H. Baker 1857 – 1928​
(Buried: Cedar Hill Cemetery, Suffolk, Virginia)​
Laurence Simmons Baker Jr. 1859 – 1861​
(Buried: Cedar Hill Cemetery, Suffolk, Virginia)​
Elizabeth Earl Baker Hubbell 1863 – 1944​
(Buried: Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)​
Richard Beverly Baker 1866 – 1880​
(Buried: Cedar Hill Cemetery, Suffolk, Virginia)​
Stuart Sigourney Baker 1870 – 1956​
(Buried: Cedar Hill Cemetery, Suffolk, Virginia)​
Charles Johnson Baker 1875 – 1876​
(Buried: Cedar Hill Cemetery, Suffolk, Virginia)​
Philip Barraud Baker 1881 – 1883​
(Buried: Cedar Hill Cemetery, Suffolk, Virginia)​

Education:

1851: Graduated from West Point Military Academy (42nd in class)​

Occupation before War:

1851 – 1853: Brevet 2nd Lt. United States Army, Mounted Riflemen​
1853 – 1859: 2nd Lt. United States Army, Mounted Riflemen​
1859 – 1861: 1st Lt. United States Army, Mounted Riflemen​

Civil War Career:

1861 – 1862: Lt. Colonel of 1st North Carolina Cavalry Regiment​
1862 – 1863: Colonel of 1st North Carolina Cavalry Regiment​
1863: Wounded during the Battle of Brandy Station​
1863 – 1865: Brigadier General of Confederate Army, Cavalry​
1863: Wounded in the right arm at Rappahannock River Crossing​
1864 – 1865: Commander of Second Military District, North Carolina​
1864 – 1865: Commander of North Carolina Junior Reserves Brigade​
1865: Received his formal parole at Raleigh, North Carolina​

Occupation after War:

Farmer in Norfolk, Virginia
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Insurance Agent in New Bern, North Carolina​
Station Agent for Seaboard and Roanoke Railroad (29 years)​
Manager of Western Union Telegraph​
Manager of Southern Express Company​
Active in Confederate United Veterans​

Died:
April 10, 1907

Place of Death: Suffolk, Virginia

Age at time of Death: 76 years old

Cause of Death: Unknown

Burial Place: Cedar Hill Cemetery, Suffolk, Virginia

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