Seth Baker was born in 1799 in Granville , Washington county, NY.  He was a son of Alpheus Baker, one of the pioneers of Andover .  When quite young his father located at Andover , he having settled in the town July 17th, 1807 .  Mr. Baker learned the trade of millwright and carpenter, which has been his principal business through life.  He worked on most of the early mills of that section.  He has lived many years on the farm which he now owns.  He owns a flouring mill built some years since.  When about twenty-five years old he was married to Miss Elizabeth Woodruff, of Andover . (History of Allegany County,NY-1879-F.W.Beers & Co.)