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Hon. Simeon Baldwin

Birthdate: (89)
Birthplace: Norwich, New London County, Connecticut Colony, Colonial America
Death: May 26, 1851 (89)
New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, United States
Place of Burial: New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Ebenezer Baldwin and Bethia Baldwin
Husband of Rebecca Baldwin and Elizabeth Burr Baldwin
Father of Roger Sherman Baldwin, U.S. Senator & Governor; Rebecca Baldwin; Ebenezer Baldwin; Simeon Baldwin; Simeon Baldwin and 4 others

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About Hon. Simeon Baldwin

Simeon Baldwin December 14, 1761-May 26, 1851

Parents: Ebenezer Baldwin and Bethia Barker

Wife Rebecca Sherman 1764-1795, daughter of Roger Sherman (helped draft Declaration of Independence, served as a Representative and Senator)

Children:

  1. Roger Sherman Baldwin (Connecticut Governor) 1793-1863
  2. Simeon 1794-1795

Grandchildren:

  • Simeon Eben Baldwin (Connecticut Governor)

Simeon Baldwin was a U..S Congressman. Elected to represent Connecticut as At-Large in the United States House of Representatives, he served from 1803 to 1805. He also served as a State Court Judge from 1806 to 1817, and as the Mayor of New Haven, Connecticut, in 1826.


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Simeon Baldwin was son-in-law of Roger Sherman, father of Connecticut Governor Roger Sherman Baldwin and the grandfather of Connecticut Governor Simeon Eben Baldwin. He was born in Norwich, Connecticut. He completed preparatory studies (studying with Rev. Joseph Huntington and later at the Master Tisdale's School in Lebanon, Connecticut, and graduated from Yale College in 1781. He delivered the Latin oration in June, 1782, it is still preserved in the Yale University Library. He was preceptor of the academy at Albany, and a Tutor at his alma mater.

He then studied law, was admitted to the bar, and commenced practice in New Haven. He was elected New Haven city clerk in 1790 was appointed clerk of the District and Circuit Courts of the United States for the District of Connecticut and served until November 1803, when he resigned, having been elected to Congress. Baldwin was elected as a Federalist to the Eighth Congress (March 4, 1803 – March 3, 1805).

He declined to be a candidate for reelection, and was again appointed to his former clerkship, but was removed by Judge Edwards in 1806. He served as associate judge of the Superior Court (1806–08) and the Connecticut Supreme Court of Errors (1808–18). He was president of the board of commissioners that located the Farmington Canal, and was Mayor of New Haven. He died at 89 years old and was interred at Grove Street Cemetery.

He married Rebecca, daughter of Hon. Roger Sherman, who died on September 4, 1795, and then married her sister Elizabeth Sherman Burr.


Simeon Baldwin was son-in-law of Roger Sherman, father of Connecticut Governor Roger Sherman Baldwin and the grandfather of Connecticut Governor Simeon Eben Baldwin. He was born in Norwich, Connecticut. He completed preparatory studies (studying with Rev. Joseph Huntington and later at the Master Tisdale's School in Lebanon, Connecticut, and graduated from Yale College in 1781. He delivered the Latin oration in June, 1782, it is still preserved in the Yale University Library. He was preceptor of the academy at Albany, and a Tutor at his alma mater.

He then studied law, was admitted to the bar, and commenced practice in New Haven. He was elected New Haven city clerk in 1790 was appointed clerk of the District and Circuit Courts of the United States for the District of Connecticut and served until November 1803, when he resigned, having been elected to Congress. Baldwin was elected as a Federalist to the Eighth Congress (March 4, 1803 – March 3, 1805).

He declined to be a candidate for reelection, and was again appointed to his former clerkship, but was removed by Judge Edwards in 1806. He served as associate judge of the Superior Court (1806–08) and the Connecticut Supreme Court of Errors (1808–18). He was president of the board of commissioners that located the Farmington Canal, and was Mayor of New Haven. He died at 89 years old and was interred at Grove Street Cemetery.

He married Rebecca, daughter of Hon. Roger Sherman, who died on September 4, 1795, and then married her sister Elizabeth Sherman Burr.

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Hon. Simeon Baldwin's Timeline

1761
December 14, 1761
Norwich, New London County, Connecticut Colony, Colonial America
1788
May 30, 1788
Age 26
New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut
1790
May 20, 1790
Age 28
New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut
1793
January 4, 1793
Age 31
New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
1794
June 1, 1794
Age 32
New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut
1801
March 7, 1801
Age 39
New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut
1804
March 11, 1804
Age 42
New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut
1805
June 1805
Age 43
New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut