Biography of Benjamin F. Baldwin
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Baldwin, Benjamin F., is descended from Ziba Baldwin, who was born in North Stonington, Conn., February 16, 1775, and died September 27, 1803. Benjamin's father was Thomas, a descendent of John Baldwin of Buckinghamshire, England, who came America in 1628. He was born in North Stonington, Conu., May 3, 1777, and died July 26, 1843, and his mother was Nancy, daughter of Dr. Asa Spalding of Stonington, Conu., born January 30, 1803, and died December 3, 1887. The children of Thomas and Nancy Baldwin were as follows; Nancy, born January 30 1803, and died in Otsego county; Thomas J., born February 5 1805, and died in 1811; Almira, born May 24, 1807. and died in Otsego county in 1864; Thomas H., born April 1, 1812, died February 21, 1894, in Minnesota; Lucy Ann, born January 6, 1815, and died in Otsego county; Amanda J., born November 29, 1818. married William H. Dozzonel in 1840, and died in Albion, May, 1860; Asa S., born June 27, 1821, died in 1821 in Connecticut; Benjamin F., born in North Stonington, New London county, Conn., September 24, 1823. Benjamin F. Baldwin attended the common schools of North Stonington, his native town, and finished his education at the Gilbertsville Academy, Otsego county, N. Y. He taught school iu Otsego, Sehoharie and Schenectady counties, then moved to the town of Gaines, Orleans county, and taught one term there. In 1850 he bought the farm in Gaines where he now resides, and has since engaged in farming. Mr. Baldwin has served two terms as justice of the peace of Gaines and was elected for a third term in the spring of 1893; has been clerk of Gaines and Murray for many years. In 1848 he married Amy R. Baldwin, who was born in Pitcher, September 28, 1828. Her father was Elisha Baldwin, born August 11, 1786, in North Stonington, Conn., and her mother was Patty Spalding, born in North Stonington. The children of Benjamin and Amy Baldwin were these: Kate, born in Morrio, Otsego county, September 18, 1850, married William Smith (deceased) of Orleans county, by whom she had three children (Nettie M., born in Gaines in 1876; Gussie born in Murray, March 28, 1879, died May 5, 1880; and Grace, born in Murray, April 9, 1881); Nettie M., born in Gaines, November 29, 1852, married E. A. Egleston; B. Frank, born in Gaines, September 26, 1859. married Ella Baker; Jennie M., born in Pitcher, Chenango county, December 3, 1869 married David Ely, and have one child; Hazel, born September 13, 1892.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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