John Baker (American Revolutionary War)

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John Baker
Liberty County, GA
OccupationMilitia leader
SpouseSarah Baker

John Baker (1722–1792) was a militia leader during the American Revolutionary War. Most notably he led the American militia in the Battle of Thomas Creek on May 17, 1777 against the British army of 250. Baker County, Georgia was named after him.[1][2]


  1. ^ Leonard Wilson (1916). Makers of America: Biographies of Leading Men of Thought and Action, the Men who Constitute the Bone and Sinew of American Prosperity and Life. B.F. Johnson. p. 426.
  2. ^ Candler, Allen Daniel; Evans, Clement Anselm (1906). Georgia: Comprising Sketches of Counties, Towns, Events, Institutions, and Persons. State historical association. p. 116.