A Proud & Fiery Spirit: Journals of Captain Edward Baker (1846-1895). Written by Helen M. Hill. Captain Banker grew up in Crooked Lane , a tiny settlement between Ashdod and Millbrook, close to the town line between Duxbury and Marshfield, Massachusetts. A Proud & Fiery Spirit provides a vivid picture of life in a rural seacoast village in the nineteenth-century America, during periods of peace and contemplation through years of war and the turbulence of changing philosophies. Published by the Duxbury Rural & Historical Society (1995); 292 pages, hardcover.