Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Peter Yoho and Margaret Baker


The historys of the Ohio Valley list Peter Yoho as one of the first men to settle the area coming in 1792. He is also found on the assessment rolls of Green Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania for 1784 and he and his brother Henry Yoho are listed on the Militia roll in Washington County about 1780. Peter was born about 1745 and died in 1823. His estate settlement on file in the Ohio County Court House, Wheeling, West Virginia in Book 3, pages 273-278 lists all of his children. Peter married about 1774 to Margaret Baker. She was a daughter of Captain John Baker of Baker Station at Cresap on the Ohio River below the present location of Moundsville. She was the twin sister to Catherine Baker who married Peter's brother Henry Yoho. Margaret died after 1830. They made their hone on Fish Creek, Marshall Co. They raised eleven children. Margaret Baker married Peter Yoho in 1740, her father Capt. John Baker was born in Prussia. Capt. John Baker died at Baker's Station of wounds inflicted by indians in 1787, now Marshall County. He is buried there. The railroad tracks cover the grave sites and there is a red cross or x where the graves are.

Peter Yoho was 29 years of age and Margaret Baker was 13 years old when they married. They raised eleven children.

(These names and dates of deaths were taken from several sources including "Family research in Monroe County, OH." by Catherine Foreaker Federchak page 79.; "Lewis Wetzel Indian Fighter"; "Historical Collections of Ohio." Vol. 11; "Wheeling Intelligencer, May 1866" a reprint of a letter to the newspaper from Col. Samuel Baker, grandson to Captain John Baker. These marriage names and dates have been found in various records.)

(The articles of Captain John Baker and family were taken from the book of Richmonds genealogy and history. This book is located at the Moundsville Public Library, Moundsville, WV.)

Margaret Baker Yoho is a twin sister to Catherine Baker Yoho. Catherine married Peter Yoho's brother, Henry. Peter Yoho was 29 years of age and Margaret was 13 years of age when the married.

Margaret Baker Yoho was the daughter of Captain John Baker who was born in Prussia. John Baker died at Baker's Station of wounds inflicted by Indians in 1787 (present day is now Marshall County, WV.)
(Source: Family Tree Maker GEDCOM of unknown person)

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