I am looking for proof of second hand information.
I am looking for the parents of my gggg grandfather Esek Baker. I am told that he is the son of Benejah Baker and Mary Manchester. Esek was born in RI, Dec of 1779. However, I haven't yet found a birth record. I was told that Benejah Baker had a son Esek. I need to find out if he is my Esek.
I was also told that they lived in Hancock, Berkshire County, MA sometime from 1780-1815. It also showed that Benejah was a soldier in the Revolutionary War.
Any ideas on where to look? I am rather new at this.