Son of George and Amanda Baldwin. Husband of Mary Ellen Knott. Father of Mary Baldwin.
Rev. Baldwin was an 1867 graduate of the Princeton Theological Seminary.
He was the second pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Delavan, Illinois, from 1867 to 1869. He then ministered in Mt. Palatine, 1869-1871; Loda, 1872-1873; Hammonton, NJ, 1874-1875; Newburyport, MA, 1876-1877; and Green Valley, IL, 1882-1883.
Two of his brothers, George Thompson Baldwin, and Henry Nesbit Baldwin, were also ministers.