|Birthplace:||Claremont, New Hampshire, United States|
|Death:||Died in prob. Penn Yan, Yates county, New York, USA|
|Managed by:||Kelan James Lee|
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About Philemon Baldwin
PHILEMON5, Caleb4, Josiah3, Josiah2, John1 (of Milford, Ct).
Philemon Baldwin, son of Caleb Baldwin and Jerusha Parmelee, was b. in Claremont, NH on Oct. 29,1778*. He was a miller and farmer, who settled at an early period on Flat Street, and on what was afterwards the Weed Farm, in Penn Yan, Yates county, NY. He was a man of shrewd and pointed wit, noted for fun and joviality. The name Penn Yan, is attributed to him. After long discussion of the name, he proposed "Pang Yang" as a compromise between the Pennsylvanians and Yankees. This proposal was not received with enthusiasm, but was finally adopted. In CAREY & LEE'S Atla, of 1822, the name is "Penyank." While living at the foot of Cayuga Lake, he killed one year twenty-five bears,mostly in the lake while crossing, and many deer. He died about 1857.
Children were: Asa, Philemon H. (several years Steamboat Capt on Cayuga Lake), Amos, Caleb, Rune, George, Mary (m. Chissom, and only child remaining,in 1872, in the county of Yates), Sally Ann, Elizabeth, and Esther.
'NOTE: birth date is recorded as Oct, 9,1778 on pg 347
- The Baldwin genealogy from 1500 to 1881 (1881)