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Philemon Baldwin

Birthdate: (79)
Birthplace: Claremont, New Hampshire, United States
Death: 1857 (78)
prob. Penn Yan, Yates county, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Caleb Baldwin and Jerusha Parmelee
Husband of Esther Baldwin and Esther Baldwin
Brother of Lois Redfield; Pvt. Eleazer Baldwin; Dan Baldwin; Barbara Baldwin; Ezra Baldwin and 11 others

Occupation: miller, farmer
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

Author: Baldwin, C. C. (Charles Candee), 1834-1895
Subject: Baldwin family
Publisher: Cleveland, O, [Leader printing company]
Possible copyright status: NOT_IN_COPYRIGHT

Pg. 324.347-348

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Philemon Baldwin's Timeline

October 9, 1778
Claremont, New Hampshire, United States
Age 78
prob. Penn Yan, Yates county, New York, United States