Baker, Paul, - 1845

Paul Baker (bc. 1789) was the son of Catherine Baker, a woman of Color who had become a town pauper in Stonington from 1817-1819.  He was bound out to Latham Hull of Stonington but ran away from him in 1808.  By 1815, he had become a seaman and sailed from the port of New London. 

Baker returned to Stonington about three years later.  In February 1835, Ezra Hewitt, the Eastern Pequot tribal overseer, gave him one quart of molasses.  He returned to the maritime trade the following year. Baker is recorded in the Ledyard census for 1840, with five individuals in his household. He died in Ledyard c. February 1845,

Brown and Rose, Black Roots, 19-20. "Records of the Collector of Customs for the Collection District of New London, CT;" Crew Lists Surrendered 1792-1888 V1; reel 47; 1818, POCD, MPMRC.

c. February 1845