Huntsville in Walker County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
James Addison Baker
James Addison Baker was born to Jane Saxton and Elijah Adam Baker on March 3, 1821 near Huntsville, Alabama. He was admitted to the bar in 1843 and wed Caroline Hightower in 1849. She died in 1852, and he moved that year to join her family members in Huntsville, Texas, where he established a law practice. The next year, he wed Rowena Crawford. The two worked together to advance Huntsville education. An active mason and Presbyterian, Baker also became a successful politician, jurist, and soldier. In 1872, he joined an existing law firm that, over time, became known as Baker Botts, today one of the nation's leading legal firms, still led by his descendants.
Erected 2004 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 14798.)
Location. 30° 43.591′ N, 95° 32.803′ W. Marker is in Huntsville, Texas, in Walker County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of 9th Street and Avenue I, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located at the James Addison Baker gravesite in Oakwood Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Huntsville TX 77320, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Death of Sam Houston (a few steps from this marker); The Sam Houston Monument Joshua Houston (within shouting distance of this marker); Oakwood Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Sam Houston (within shouting distance of this marker); Union Soldiers Graves (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Charles Norton Shaver (about 500 feet away); Harry Fishburne Estill (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Huntsville.
Also see . . .
1. James Addison Baker. picture of James Addison Baker (Submitted on December 5, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. James A. Baker, Sr. (1821 - 1897).
In 1861 Baker was elected to the state legislature. A year later, while serving in the Confederate Army, he was elected district judge for what is now the Eleventh District Court in Houston. During Reconstruction he was removed from his judgeship by Republican governor A. J. Hamilton. In 1872 he joined Peter W. Gray and Walter Browne Botts in Houston in the law firm of Gray and Botts; during his partnership the firm was called Gray, Botts, and Baker.
Baker was the father of another James A. Baker and the great-grandfather (Submitted on December 5, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 13, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 5, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 76 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 5, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.