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.

Visit her gravesite in the Nelson Cemetery