Biography of George W. Baldwin
Tipton County, IN Biographies





GEORGE W. BALDWIN, one of the leading farmers of Prairie Township, was born in New Castle County, Del., April 19, 1811; he is the fourth of six children of the family of Samuel and Rebecca Baldwin, natives of Pennsylvania, and of Scotch and English descent respectively; Samuel's grandfather was one of the companions of William Penn, on his voyage to the New World, and was present when the city of Philadelphia was laid out. Our subject remained with his parents until he was seventeen years of age, and his education consisted of the limited curriculum of the public schools of that day; the most beneficial course of study pursued by him was during an attendance of six months at the Knightstown, Ind., public schools, after he had passed his twenty fifth year; when seventeen years old, he commenced working at the carpenter's trade, and continued until he was forty years of age, a part of which time uniting the business of a millwright. He located in Prairie Township, of this (Tipton) county, in the fall of 1851, on a tract of land containing 400 acres, which is his present farm and place of residence. When he removed to Tipton County, he was the owner of 320 acres of land in Delaware County, Ind., which he has since disposed of, and invested the proceeds in Howard County soil; he never received any assistance in a financial way, and has become the possessor of his present property by good management and hard toil; he has been twice married, the first time to Miss Sarah Hopper, February 5, 1833; this lady died October 10, 1833; his second marriage occurred December 26, 1839, to Miss Margaret Myers, by whom he is the father of four children, viz.: William F. (deceased), born February 4, 1842; Charles L., born July 14, 1843; Hannah J. (deceased), born April 9, 1845; and Isadora M. (now Thompson), born March 22, 1849. He is again a widow er, his wife Margaret having departed this life December 16, 1882; he has given each of his children a start in life, and has sufficient remaining to supply him comfortably in his old age; he is, and his wife was, aconsistent mem ber of the Friends' Church; politically, he was a Whig until the dissolution of that party, when he became, and has ever since been, a Republican; he is in every sense a commendable citizen.

From:
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Chicago 1883.


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