Henrietta Baker Embree

Henrietta Baker married John W. Embree in 1852 in Cumberland County, Kentucky. They soon departed Kentucky and emigrated to Texas, where John’s elder brother, Elisha, had established himself in the newly formed Bell County.

Henrietta’s parents, John M. Baker and Mary G. Baker, moved from Kentucky by 1859 and established their home in Red River County, where John Baker’s brother, Algernon S. Baker and wife, Mariah, had moved between 1844 and 1848.

Henrietta maintained some of her diary as if it were a series of letters, intending to delivery the diary to her family after completion. Her diary correspondence with her sister, Jennie, indicates the close nature of her relationship to her family. Henrietta’s younger sister, Cat, also called “Cattie”, “Kat”, “Kate” as well as “Puss”, also plays an important role in Henrietta’s life and diary.

Kate eventually married R. C. Miller, John Embree’s business partner. Jennie Baker married Russell L. Moore on October 17, 1861. Both sisters died in 1865. Kate Miller is buried in the South Belton Cemetery, Belton and Jennie Baker Moore is buried in Old Shamrock Cemetery in Red River County.

Henrietta’s brothers, Valentine and Virgil, served in the Confederate Army. Valentine died June 13, 1862. Virgil died in 1863. She also had 3 other brothers, Louis, George, and Robert.

4 Responses to “ Henrietta Baker Embree ”

  1. Algernon and Mariah Baker were my gret-great maternal grandparents-

  2. Hi Alice. I am the great great granddaughter of Tennie. Beulah was my great grandmother. Her son Leland Sanford was my grandfather.Will be looking forward to learning more things.

  3. Debbie,

    I have information what are you looking for?

  4. I am the great great granddaughter of Tennie Embree. Buelah was my great grandmother. John Brown Sanford was my grandfather. My mother was Lucille Sanford Davis, who died Oct.1, 2010 at age 88. I will be reading alll about the Embree family.

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