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 Michael Baldwin

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Michael Baldwin

Birth
Connecticut, USA
Death 24 Apr 1787 (aged 68)
New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
Burial New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
Plot 7 Linden Ave., East
Memorial ID 19428863 View Source

Born April 2, 1719, he was the son of Timothy & Bathseba (Stone) Baldwin of Guilford. He married Lucy Dudley on December 7, 1749.
Genealogical and Family History of the State of Connecticut: A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of a Commonwealth and the Founding of a Nation. Volume II
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(The Baldwin Line).
(IV) Michael , son of Timothy Baldwin , was born at Guilford , April 2, 1719 , and died in 1787 . He had land of his father at Goshen , whither he went to settle, but returned to Guilford before July 9, 1743 . He removed to New Haven as early as 1775 , in order to educate his sons. Seldom has a man had, among his children, a United States senator and governor, a judge of the United States supreme court and a speaker of the house of representatives, of Ohio . His sons-in-law, Joel Barlow and Colonel Bomford , were also distinguished men. He was a blacksmith by trade. His house on George street, New Haven , faced College street. It was protected from damage and destruction during the British invasion in the revolutionary war by a British officer who had been a paroled prisoner during the last French and Indian war in this house, then a country tavern. Michael Baldwin married (first). December 7, 1749 , Lucy , daughter of William and Ruth (Strong) Dudley . She was born March 29, 1721 , and died June 2, 1758 . He married (second), November, 1768 , Theodora Wolcott , born November 4, 1746 , daughter of Josiah and Ruth (White) Wolcott , of Coventry . Children of first wife: 1. Ruth , March 4, 1751 ; died 1755 . 2. Dudley , April 17, 1753 ; mentioned below. 3. Abraham , Yale, 1772 , United States senator from Georgia , president of Georgia University. 4. Ruth , September 13, 1756 ; married Joel Barlow , poet, editor, diplomat. 5. Lucy , May 22, 1758 ; died 1760 . Children of second wife: 6. Lucy , born 1770 , died 1798 . 7. William , March 3, 1772 . 8. Michael , August 26, 1774 , speaker of the House of Representatives, Ohio . 9. Theodore , 1777 . 10. Henry , January 4, 1780 ; congressman from Pennsylvania . 11. Clarissa , November, 1782 ; married Colonel George Bomford . 12. Sally , 1787 ; married Edmond French .


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