Jonas Cutler Baldwin (1769 - 1827) MP

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Birthplace: Weston, MA, USA
Death: Died in Baldwinsville, Onondaga, New York, United States
Managed by: Fay Elizabeth Baldwin
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About Jonas Cutler Baldwin

JONAS C.5, Samuel4, Samuel3, Henry2,Henry1 (of Woburn)

Jonas Cutler Baldwin, son of Samuel Baldwin and Millient Cutler, was b. Jan. 3,1769 in Weston, Mass.; married with ELIZABETH WARNER, of Cummington, Mass.on Aug. 6,1792 in Cummington, and settled on the "Royal Grant." He settled in BALDWINSVILLE, New York., (WHICH TOOK IT'S NAME FROM HIM), where he d. Mar. 1827.

Children were:1.) Betsey c1793; m. John Brown, and settled in East Hill, Ocondaga County. NY. Ch. Cutler, Mary, Emmet, and Martha. 2.) Stephen Warner, c1795; d. at Baldwinsville 3.) Harvey, c1797 4.) Harriet 1798; m. Dr. Wallis, of Baldwinsville, and d. there 5.) Horace 3/11/1801 Baldwinsville, and afterwards went to Texas and d. there. 6.) Charlotte c1804; m. Allen and settled in Texas and 7.) Austin, c1806, never married and d. in Calif.

'NOTE: Son Horace would become Mayor of Houston, Texas; dau. Charlotte married Augustus Chapman Allen, co-founder of Houston, Texas.'

From "Memoirs of Distinguished Americans" (NY 1853). Dr.Jonas C. Baldwin was educated at Williams College, and studied medicine. He m. Eliza Warner, dau. of Deacon Warner, of Cummington, Mass.,a lady of great personal beauty, intellectual endowments, and eminent piety. Harvey, his 2nd son, was b. at Ovid, NY and was intending to study law, but with the outbreak of the War of 1812, entered a class in Military Science, and shortly was elected an officer of militia; a few days subsequent, his regiment was called to the defense of Oswego. His father and eldest brother had already gone in command of a flotilla of boats, just completed, and he (Harvey), tho asked to remain at home by his mother, was overtaken by the noise of cannonading, and caught up with his company.

Dr. Baldwin and his wife Eliza visited the area in 1798, returning to settle in 1808 to start the community. He built a dam across the Seneca River to generate energy and a private canal to keep the integrity of the water highway. 'NOTE: The Grace Episcopal Church, formerly of Elizabeth Street, is believed to be the FIRST CHURCH IN THE UNITED STATES TO USE ELECTRIC LIGHTING.'

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. Jonas Baldwin's Timeline

1692
August 6, 1692
Cummington, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States
1769
January 3, 1769
Weston, MA, USA
1793
1793
Age 23
Baldwinsville, Onondaga, New York, United States
1795
1795
Age 25
Baldwinsville, Onondaga, New York, United States
1797
1797
Age 27
Ovid, Onondaga, New York, United States
1798
1798
Age 28
Baldwinsville, Onondaga, New York, United States
1801
March 11, 1801
Age 32
Baldwinsville, Onondaga, New York, United States
1805
July 14, 1805
Age 36
Baldwinsville, Onondaga, New York, United States
1806
1806
Age 36
Baldwinsville, Onondaga, New York, United States
1827
March, 1827
Age 58
Baldwinsville, Onondaga, New York, United States