|Birth: ||Dec. 21, 1837|
|Death: ||Apr. 17, 1923|
Lindley M.Baldridge was born in Lincoln County,Mo., December 21,1837.
His father,Wilson Baldridge,is a native of Tennessee,and when a young man came to Missouri,settling first in St.Charles County,
where he married Mahala Taggart,a native of North Carolina.
The Baldridge family were among the early settlers of St. Charles County,from whence they moved to Lincoln County,Mo.
Wilson Baldridge moved to Sullivan County about 1845,where he bought and entered land and improved a farm,upon which he now resides.He is of an advanced age,having celebrated his eightieth birthday a short time ago.
Lindley M.grew to manhood in Sullivan County,where he received a good education,his principal instructor being his father,who was once a teacher,and a man of considerable prominence in the literary and political circles of his county.
He served as county surveyor of Sullivan County,Jeptha Wood being the first and he the second man to fill that position.Lindley Baldridge served as deputy surveyor under his father,and has filled the office of county surveyor himself now for about five terms,and has officiated as deputy and chief thirty years.
After arriving at his maturity,he taught school in Sullivan County some time,and in June,1860,was married to Miss McCabe,
daughter of Michael McCabe,formerly of Wisconsin,and of Irish birth.Mrs. Baldridge was born in Ireland and reared in Wisconsin,and is the mother of two sons:Lindley M.and Hugh M.After his marriage Mr. Baldridge located upon the farm where he now resides,first purchasing forty acres,which he improved,and to which he has added until he now owns 300 acres of land.This is well fenced,200 acres being utilized as plow and pasture.He has a good orchard of about 200 apple and other fruit trees,and is a well-to-do farmer of the township.
In politics he is a Republican.
Submitted by Find A Grave contributor humphreysetc
Wilson Baldridge (1807 - 1890)
Mahala Wilson Baldridge (1818 - 1896)
Sarah McCabe Baldridge (1843 - 1917)*
Edward E. Baldridge (____ - 1864)*
Infant Son Baldridge (____ - 1865)*
Lindley Murray Baldridge (1868 - 1940)*
Hugh Michael Baldridge (1877 - 1937)*
Created by: Harvey Pearson
Record added: Oct 06, 2010
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