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Agnes Reynolds Leland Baldwin
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Birth: 1918
McClellanville
Charleston County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Jan. 2, 2011
Mount Pleasant
Charleston County
South Carolina, USA

Agnes Reynolds Leland Baldwin, of McClellanville, entered into eternal rest on January 2, 2011, after a short stay at Hospice of Charleston, Mt. Pleasant. She was 92.

Born in McClellanville, she was the daughter of Rutledge Baker Leland and Claudia Lucille Morrison Leland.

Mrs. Baldwin was educated at the McClellanville public school and then graduated from Winthrop College.

Both academic training and natural curiosity led to Mrs. Baldwin's extensive knowledge of the Carolina Lowcountry, and she was a well-respected historian. Because of her long-standing love of historical research, she was frequently called upon to conduct authoritative research into the records and histories of plantations of coastal South Carolina.

As a part of the Tri-centennial celebration of South Carolina in 1970, Mrs. Baldwin wrote The First Settlers of South Carolina, a volume that is still widely recognized as a definitive record of the earliest settlers of Charles Town and of South Carolina. In 1984, she did the research for Plantations of the Low Country.

In addition, she co-owned and managed an antique shop in Bluffton for several years, and scoured the coastal region for primitive antiques connected to the local area.

In the 1950's, Mr. and Mrs. Baldwin began a real estate company in Summerville, William P. Baldwin and Associates, which for many years specialized in Lowcountry real estate and plantation sales. Through their good will and training, a number of individuals were able to get a sound start in the real estate business and led to both daughters and three grandchildren becoming licensed real estate agents. Through her interest in real estate, Mrs. Baldwin was able to continue and further her interest in the historical underpinnings of the land of coastal Carolina.

Mrs. Baldwin was a behind-the-scene force in the establishment of Archibald Rutledge Academy and The Village Museum. She was a founding member of the Brick Church Restoration Committee of St. James, Santee, Episcopal Church.

She was married to William P. Baldwin, Jr. of Wilmington, DE, who died in 1992, and is survived by her three children: William P. Baldwin, III (Lillian), Susan V. Baldwin Bates (William), and Rebecca Leland Baldwin, all of whom currently reside in McClellanville; five grandchildren: Aaron Baldwin (Terri), Malcolm Baldwin (Beth), Christopher Bates (Kimberly), Elizabeth Hofmeister (Fritz), Daniel Bates (Jocelyn); and eight great-grandchildren: Marina Baldwin, Morrison Baldwin, Bootsie Baldwin, Adelaide Bates, Sydney Bates, Claudia Hofmeister, Augustus Hofmeister and Noah Bates.

She was pre-deceased by her parents and her five siblings: James Leland, William Leland, and Rutledge Leland, Jr., Lila DuPre and Allison Koelling.

Interment: New Wappetaw Presbyterian Cemetery. 
 
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 Parents:
  Rutledge Baker Leland (1868 - 1934)
  Claudia Lucille Morrison Leland (1888 - 1969)
 
 Spouse:
  William Plews Baldwin (1914 - 1992)*
 
 Siblings:
  William Baker Leland (1914 - 2008)*
  Rutledge Baker Leland (1916 - 2008)*
  Agnes Reynolds Leland Baldwin (1918 - 2011)
  Lila Leland DuPre (1922 - 2007)*
  James Morrison Leland (1926 - 1997)*
  Allison Leland Koelling (1930 - 2004)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
New Wappetaw Presbyterian Church Cemetery
McClellanville
Charleston County
South Carolina, USA
 
Created by: Just another taphophile
Record added: Jan 03, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 63684540
Agnes Reynolds <i>Leland</i> Baldwin
Added by: sem
 
 
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You are thought of and remembered today.
- Just another taphophile
 Added: Jan. 24, 2012
Thank you, Mrs. Baldwin, for everything you did for historical preservation. May you now rest in Heavenly blessed peace always.
- Lisa
 Added: Jan. 3, 2011
 
 
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