|Birth: ||Dec. 29, 1766|
St. Charles County
from Martin Family Lore:
"My Great Grandfather and Mother came from England in Yorkshire. They were of the society of Quakers. They settled in New Jersey near Princtown (they came from an ancient Saxon family) where they lived to a good old age and left behind several children, among whome was my grandfather, Edmond Bainbridge, who was born March 20, 1693. My Grandmother, Abigail White, was born June 20, 1697. They were married March 4, 1717. I think my Grandfather, as I have been told, lived to the age of 77 and my Grandmother died nine days after him. They left behind them several children among whome was my Father, Peter Bainbridge. He was born near Princtown, state of Jersey, March 20, 1721, and was twice married. His first wife was Isanna Oakes, by whome he had one child. Both child and mother died less than two years after the marriage. His second wife was Ruth White, my Mother, by whome he had seven sons and three daughters. Some time before his death he began to decline and grew very feeble but kept about within one day of his death. He remained perfectly in his reason to his last moments and expressed a willingness to be with Jesus, whome his soul loved, and on Saturday morning about sunrise, February 9, 1806, without a struggle, groan or sigh, breathed his last and, I hope, fell asleep in Jesus. He was within 37 days of his 75th year. My dear Mother, Ruth Bainbridge, was in a low declining state of body with consumption for one year and departed out of time into eternity on the November 5, 1807. Had she lived until the 29th of February, she would have been 69 years of age, a member of the Baptist society for 35 or 36 years and, I think, possessed vital religion which has given her an everlasting portion in the kingdom of God."
Absalom Bainbridge was born the 29th of December, 1766, in Frederick Co., Maryland, and was married to his beloved wife, Elizabeth Beatty, the 8th of April at 4 o'clock and 40 minutes in the afternoon, in the year of our Lord, 1790. Elizabeth Beatty was born the 6th of August in the year of our Lord, 1772, also in Frederick Co., Maryland.
Title: Maryland Marriages, 1778-1800; Bainbridge, Absalom, 12 April 1790, Elizabeth Beatty (Viewed on Ancestry)
Baptist preacher, physician, and early St. Charles County, MO, pioneer, Dr. Bainbridge probably died in the small town of Pauldingville. One page of his 1828 will filed in St. Charles County is copied to right: St. Charles County Historical Society archives, 1822-1833 Will Book 1. The following children were named: Darius, Elizabeth, Anna, Amira, Erastus, Almeda, Eusebius, Meroe, Zulina, Armilda and Zerelda.
Above children list differs slightly from that at Martin Family Lore with the addition of child Leodine Bainbridge born the 9th of June, Sunday, 3 o’clock and 30 minutes A.M., in the year of our Lord, 1811:
son: Erastus Bainbridge 1801-1858) memorial; http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=77197849
Darius Bainbridge (1794 - 1860)*
Ann Bainbridge Vallandingham (1797 - 1870)*
Amira Bainbridge Clay (1800 - 1846)*
Meroe Bainbridge Clay (1807 - 1858)*
Zerelda Bainbridge Martin (1815 - 1844)*
Created by: Jane Denny
Record added: Aug 12, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40585116