The following article came from the Andover Newspaper, printed May 5, 1916.  It contains some history on the Baker family from many years ago.

Submitted by William A. Greene  2006


C. D. Baker, Son of Dwight B. Baker, of Brooklyn, Formerly of  

Andover, Chosen for High Railroad Office. 


     The Long Island Railroad Company is sending out the following “General Notice.”


     “Effective April 20th, 1916, Mr. C. D. Baker is appointed superintendent, vice Mr. J. B. Austin, Jr., resigned.”


     The above does not tell much to the average Newsreader as it stands, but when it becomes known that C. C. Baker is the son of Dwight B. Baker of Brooklyn, N.Y., who was a former Andover resident, and whose father was Dr. Thaddeus Baker, it at once becomes of local interest.


     In this connection the News has been given the following very interesting bit of history of the Baker family. 


 In response to our inquiry asking who C. D. Baker was, his father writes:


Editor Andover News:


     Dear Sir:


     Replying to ours of the 29th, will say that Cassius Dwight Baker is my son, and my father was Dr. Thaddeus Baker, who, when about one year old, was brought to Andover, by his father, Thaddeus Baker, from Poultney, Vt.  I think in 1807.


     My grandfather, and later, my father, owned all of the land west of Main street, in Andover, to the Bundy properties towards Elm Valley. (Indian Creek Road)  My other brother, Rollin Thaddeus Baker was a surgeon in the Army during the Rebellion and died at Newburg, N.C. of the yellow fever in 1861.


     I was the third child of Dr. Thaddeus Baker and his wife, Sarah Storrs (Spicer) Baker.


     I went to New York City when less than 17 years of age, but about 5 years later went back to Andover and went into partnership with Daniel S. Bradley there.


     Three years later I sold out my interest to Mr. Bradley and returned to New York City.


     On my mother’s side who was Sarah Storr Spicer, I am a direct descendent of William Brewster of the Mayflower, and thereby I am a member of the Society of the descendents of the Mayflower.  Am also a member of the Sons of the American Revolution, the Society of the Colonial Wars, Member of the New England Society, member of the American Institute, the National Geographical Society of Washington, D. C., the Geological and Biographical Society of New York, the Long Island Historical Society, the Montauk Club of Brooklyn, N.Y.


     Ethan Allen, who captured Ticonderoga, was my great, great, uncle.  Captain Remember Baker my great, great, uncle, was a member of the Green Mountain Volunteers which captured Crown Point from the British, May 12th, 1775.


     He was killed by the Indians in August 1775.  His head, right hand and toes were cut off and carried as trophies to Quebec, where they were exposed to public gaze on a stake placed on the walk.


     His slayers also took the gold broaches, which he wore, and delivered them with the head to the Commander of Quebec, who afterwards, having discovered on them some Masonic emblems, caused the head and hand to be taken away and buried.  A reward of 50 pounds had been offered for his head and the reason for carrying the head to Quebec, was to claim the reward.


     I have written this hurriedly, and you are very welcome to use any or all of it, as you may see fit. 


Very truly yours,