|Birth: ||Jul. 6, 1799|
|Death: ||May 13, 1882|
Moses Baldwin and his sons John of Neosho, MO and Moses D. of Oregon City, OR are the descendents of William Baldwin as shown on page 733 of "The Baldwin Genealogy from 1500 to 1881" by Charles Candee Baldwin. This Baldwin line can be traced as far back as 1686 to Francis Baldwin with "The Baldwin Genealogy from 1500 to 1881".
Moses lived out his final years with his daughter, Elizabeth, and her family in LeRoy, KS.
The Burlington Independent, May 26, 1882, page 3:
From the Le Roy Reporter.
It is with deep sorrow we are called upon to chronicle the death of our aged, and worthy brother, Moses Baldwin, which occurred on Saturday the 13th at the residence of his son-in-law, Mr. Roswell Norton, of this city [Le Roy, KS]. Mr. Baldwin was born in the State of Georgia, July 6, 1799, and at the time of his death had attained to the advanced age of 83 years. While a very young man he removed to the State of Ohio, where, having attained his majority, he was regularly entered, passed and raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason, in Columbia Lodge, No. 44, in the town of Harrison, 1821. Some years later he removed to the state of Illinois, where, in 1830, as a charter member, he assisted in the organization of a Masonic Lodge in Bloomington. On the breaking out of the Black Hawk war, in 1832, he went out as Captain of a company of volunteers and achieved an honorable record in the service of his country. He subsequently transferred his membership to Havanna Lodge, No. 88, Havanna, Mason county, Ill., from which lodge he held a demit at the time of his death, bearing date July 24, A.D. 1872.
Owing to the infirmities of age, partial deafness, and other causes, Bro. Baldwin has, for the last ten years, been unable to affiliate much with the craft. But when the solemn stroke of low twelve called to duty, if able to walk, he was ever found in the slowly moving funeral train – the bearer of the sacred writings – a distinction always accorded to the oldest Mason. He was a Master Mason sixty-one years, all of which time he maintained the honorable standing of "a true and faithful brother". He was fortunate in other respects; living in the grandest age known to history. He was a young man when the prow of the first streamer cut the Atlantic, in the meridian of life when the first locomotive thundered in front of its flying train. He was forty-five years old when the first telegram, "What hath God wrought!" astonished the world. He lived under the administration of every president of our Republic, except that of Washington. The wonderful achievements of mechanical genius, the astounding inventions and discoveries, so pre-eminently distinguishing this from all past ages, he lived to see matured from incipiency to triumphant perfection, and now, "After life's fitful fever, he sleeps well."
The following preamble and resolutions unanimously adopted by the brethren of Neosho Lodge, No. 27, A.F.&A.M., bear testimony to the fraternal esteem in which he was held:
Whereas, Our aged and venerable brother, Moses Baldwin, has been stricken down by the hand of death, therefore be it
Resolved: First, That by this bereavement the fraternity has lost an aged and wise leader, a good and safe councilor, and in all respects a true and faithful brother.
Second, That by his death, society has lost a useful and valued citizen, and his children and other relatives a kind and affectionate parent and friend.
Third, That the Le Roy Reporter and other papers of the county be requested to publish this preamble and resolutions, and that a copy of the same be presented to the family of our deceased brother.
Lodge Hall, May 14, 1882
William F. Baldwin (1770 - 1838)
Jane Baldwin (1800 - 1866)*
John Baldwin (1820 - 1881)*
Julia Ann Baldwin Hurley (1821 - 1887)*
James O Baldwin (1834 - 1863)*
Moses Denman Baldwin (1838 - 1891)*
Elizabeth M. Baldwin Norton (1840 - 1926)*
Moses Baldwin (1799 - 1882)
John Baldwin (1801 - 1853)*
Arata F Baldwin (1818 - 1867)*
May 13, 1882
Le Roy Cemetery
Plot: Row O, Plot #63
Created by: Steve Baldwin
Record added: Jan 20, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 64453720