"I now come to write about the branch of the stock from which I myself more immediately descended," S.J. Baker
Suggested reading with links:
BUCKLAND PLANTATION 1670 – 2014: by Thomas F. Baker. An 8.5″ x 11″ full color 90 page paperback book loaded with historical information and maps that explain land ownership transistions of the Buckland area of Gates County as well as the role of the Bakers in that area. Sponsored by Bakers of Buckland Society, Inc. Published 2015 by Wooli Labs, LLC through CreateSpace: an Amazon company.
OLD ENGLISH ROADS TO COLONIAL CART PATHS AND WAGON TRAILS WEST: by Robert and Charlene Baker. A beautiful 386 page full color book, available hardback or paperback. Published 2014 through Blurb.com. Compilation of Baker family history and reproduced documents. Illustrated with numerous photographs of people, places and relics.
FORGOTTEN GATES: The Historical Architecture of a Rural North Carolina County by Thomas R. Butchko. A 277 page hardback book with dust jacket published by The Gates County Historical Society in 1991. Illustrated with numerous vintage black and white photographs.
HISTORY OF ST. LUKE’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH – The Early Years, 1838-1887: This book cannot be purchased on the Internet, but here is a link with more information. By John H. Carter, Sn. ca. 1930. A 239 page hardback book, copyright 1988, published by P.M. Publishing & Typographics, inc. Dr. Simmons Jones Baker was a founder and Vestry Member of this church in Marianna, FL. Some of his descendants are buried in the church cemetery, and some still attend this church as of 2006.
SMITH OF SCOTLAND NECK: Planters on the Roanoke by Claiborne T. Smith. A 238 page hardback book published by Gateway Press, in Baltimore in 1976.. A genealogical history of the Smith family in Scotland Neck, NC on the Roanoke covering more than 250 years, and including Baker family information.