C-4-14

Sally Baker

Nothing remains of this home

The 1858 county map shows a home here occupied by S. Baker. Sally Baker’s husband, Zolvy, died on October 17th 1834 at the age of 37. Zolvy married Sally (Holmes) in 1828 and died a few years later leaving her with 2 infant children, Sally, born about 1829, and Benjamin Franklin Baker, born in Nelson on 24 Apr 1830.

The family had lived at C-3-4 prior to the death of Zolny. He had not written a Will and the estate was probated in Cheshire County Probate Court on 4 November 1834. Perhaps under straightened circumstances, his widow and their two children bought 2 ¼ acres here in 1837. She was here probably until she died in 1860.

Beyond that occupancy is unclear. The house appears on the 1877 county map as part oi the clothespin factory and on the 1892 map occupied by C. Robbins.

Visit her gravesite in the Nelson Cemetery