Biography of George Baldwin
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Among the pioneer families who settled in Lisbon town, prominent mention mnst be accorded to the Baidwins. Eleazer Baldwin, a native of Bennington county, Vt., came to Lisbon in 1802, arid took up 260 acres of land near Lisbon Center. There he lived to a good old age, engaged in agricultural pursuits. His son, Thomas Baldwin, kept the old farm and followed the same occupation. George Baldwin, subject of sketch, was a son of Thomas, and inherited from him 100 acres of land, a part of the old homestead. He was born in 1811, and has always been engaged in farming up to his retirement, and he still owns the old farm, He has been twice married. His first wife was Alma Byington, whom he married in 1841, and sometime after her decease he again married (1866) Margaret Gara. He has no children. Mr. Baldwin has always been a prominent factor in the material welfare of the town, and has held several local town offices, as also did his father and grandfather. He is among the very few old residents of Lisbon who were born in this town and always lived here, and attended a dinner at Lisbon Center in 1893 in honor of the dozen or so remaining oldest living "Lisbon Boys," at which meeting he suggested that the occasion be perpetuated by an annual jollification so long as there were remaining members. He is much esteemed and respected by all. His father, Thomas Baldwin, was a surveyor and did the surveying for the people settling in the town of Lisbon for many years; he was also captain of the militia in the year 1812 ; he was called in the draft that was made in that year or the next to protect the city of Ogdenshurg.

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A memorial record of St. Lawrence County, New York
Edited by: Gates Curtis
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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