Richard and Emma Smith Neal Baker: Richard homesteaded the 80 acres west of Freestone and north of Edwin Sawyer (#23 on the 1958 Highland map - interactive, larger). His 16.5 x 24 adobe home of two rooms was built and he moved in on January 2, 1877 and continued to live there in February, 1883. In the spring of 1879 the grasshoppers ate all the crops as they came out of the ground so he moved to Salt Lake for employment for six months. His witnesses were Jesse Savill who lived in Salt Lake. formerly in American Fork and Nephi Preece who lived ½ mile from Baker.