Elijah Baldwin, Jr. (1820 - 1888) MP

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Birthplace: Canterbury, CT, USA
Death: Died in South Canterbury, Connecticut, USA
Occupation: doctor,farmer
Managed by: Fay Baldwin
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About Elijah Baldwin, Jr.

ELIJAH6, Elijah5, David4, Timothy3, Benjamin2, Henry1

Elijah Baldwin Jr., son of Elijah Baldwin Sr. and Hannah Bishop Burnham, was b. in Canterbury, Conn. on Oct. 26,1820; m. Oct. 14,1845, with SARAH HARRIS MATHEWSON, dau. Bucklin Mathewson, of Lisbon, Conn. He graduated Yale in 1841; received his medical degree from Harvard in 1845; a doctor; practicing at first in Plainfield, Conn and then removing, in 1855, to South Canterbury, Conn; living near his father with his family, and said to be the only Baldwin of this line in the vicinity.

Elijah and his wife Sarah maintained correspondences between themselves and their children from 1865 to 1878. These letters (see source below) provide insight into the concerns of a mother about her children's deportment, health, studies, and clothes. She also conveys her emotions on having her children leave the farm and frequently gives moral advice. Among Eliijah's letters are those to C.S. Brainerd, a former classmate, with who he exchanges thoughts about science and philosophy.Other papers contain insights of relatives and also documents relating to the Town of Canterbury (tax documents, land records, etc). Elijah d. Mar. 7, 1888; she d. Oct. 6,1905. Both buried at Baldwin Cemetery, Canterbury, Conn.

Children were: Sarah (1846), Mary (1848-1849), Henry (1850), David (1852-1853), Hannah Burnham (1853), Abram (1860), Lucy (1863), and Helen (1865)

  • 1820 birth record: Elijah, s/o Elijah Baldwin & HANNAH, was b. Oct. 26,1820, in Canterbury, Ct.
  • 1845 marriage record: Elijah Baldwin m. SARAH H. MATHEWSON on Oct. 14,1845 at Newent Congregational Church, Lisbon, New London, Conn.
  • 1850 US census: Elijah Baldwin, physician, resides in Plainfield, Ct. with wife Sarah H. and dau. Sarah. He is aged 29, wife 24, dau. 3.
  • 1870 US census: Elijah Baldwin, aged 49, now a farmer, with family. Wife Sarah H. (44) and ch. Sarah (23), Henry (19), Hannah B. (15), Abram (9), Lucy (7) and Helen (4). They reside in Canterbury, Conn.
  • 1880 US census: Elijah, aged 59, now a farmer, with wife Sarah H. (55) and ch. Henry (29), Hannah B. (25), Abram (19), Lucy (17) and Helen (14). Also residing there is dau. Sarah, now married to Hadley and listed as Sarah B. Hadley (33) with her children Sarah L. (8), Henry B. (7), and David B. (5). They live in Canterbury, Conn.
  • 1888 death record: Elijah Baldwin b. Oct. 26,1820 in Canterbury, Conn., d. Canterbury on Mar. 7,1888.
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  • The Baldwin genealogy from 1500 to 1881 (1881)
Author: Baldwin, C. C. (Charles Candee), 1834-1895
Subject: Baldwin family
Publisher: Cleveland, O, [Leader printing company]
Possible copyright status: NOT_IN_COPYRIGHT

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Dr. Elijah Baldwin's Timeline

1820
October 26, 1820
Canterbury, CT, USA
1845
October 14, 1845
Age 24
Lisbon, New London, CT, USA
1846
November 17, 1846
Age 26
Plainfield, Windham, CT, USA
1848
September 22, 1848
Age 27
South Canterbury, Connecticut, USA
1850
July 24, 1850
Age 29
South Canterbury, Connecticut, USA
1852
July 26, 1852
Age 31
South Canterbury, Connecticut, USA
1855
May 18, 1855
Age 34
South Canterbury, Connecticut, USA
1860
November 16, 1860
Age 40
South Canterbury, Connecticut, USA
1863
April 23, 1863
Age 42
South Canterbury, Connecticut, USA
1865
November 14, 1865
Age 45
South Canterbury, Connecticut, USA