Baldwin,  John

Baldwin, John

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  • Name Baldwin, John 
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I28840  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2017 

    Father Baldwin, unknown 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother (Baldwin), unknown 
    Relationship Natural 
    Family ID F10766  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Turner, Catherine 
    Married 04 Apr 1689 
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2017 21:29:03 
    Family ID F10767  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Histories
    John Baldwin Story.ftms
    John Baldwin Story.ftms

  • Notes 
    • Futhey, J. Smith and Cope, Gilbert; History of Chester Cpounty Pennsylvania with Genealogical and Biographical Sketches, Louis H. Everts & Co., Philadelphia, 1881.

      BALDWIN, JOHN, was an early settler in Aston township, and by trade a carpenter. Afterwards he became a merchant in Chester, and acquired a considerable estate. He married, 4, 4, 1689, Catharine Turner, a widow, by whom he had children,- Ruth, b. 2, 6, 1694, and John, b. 4, 10, 1697. The latter was a saddler, and resided in Middletown for a time, but mostly at Chester. He married, 4, 11, 1719, Hannah Johnson, daughter of Joshua, and died in 1728, leaving two sons. His father died in 1731.

      John Baldwin, son of John and Hannah, was born at Chester, 12, 22, 1719; died in East Caln, 1787; married, 9, 9, 1743, Ann Peirce, daughter of Caleb and Ann, of Thornbury, who was born 11, 11, 1724, and died in 1788. John was a tin-plate worker, and about 1751 settled in East Caln, on land purchased by his grandfather in 1702.

      Joshua Baldwin, his brother, was born at Chester, 11, 13, 1721-2, and died in East Caln, 5, 13, 1800. He married, 4, 7, 1744, Sarah Downing, daughter of Thomas and Thomazine, of East Caln, who was born 8, 14, 1725, and died 7, 16, 1745; married (second), 9, 17, 1747, Mercy Brown, daughter of Samuel and Mercy, of Falls, Bucks Co., who was born 1, 12, 1722, and died 1, 22, 1784; married (third), 9, 14, 1785, at Nantmeal Meeting, Ann Milhous, widow of Robert, and daughter of John and Grace Meredith. Joshua settled on the western part of his grandfather's purchase in East Caln.

      John and Ann Baldwin's children were,- 1. Mary, b. 6, 17, 1744; m. Jonathan Vernon. 2. John, b. 6, 2, 1748; d. 9, 9, 1748. 3. Caleb, b. 6, 31, 1749; d. 2, 11, 1826; m. 11, 24, 1774, to Charity Cope, daughter of Samuel and Deborah Cope, of East Bradford, b. 4, 8, 1754; d. 8, 29, 1840. 4. Ann, b. 6, 20, 1752; d. 4, 11, 1808; m. Aaron Martin.

      Joshua Baldwin's children were,- 1. Sarah, b. 7, 16, 1745; m. Thomas Meteer. 2. Hannah, b. 11, 4, 1748; m. William Milhous. 3. John, b. 10, 11, 1751; d. 12, 26, 1758. 4. Samuel, b. 2, 13, 1754; d. 7, 14, 1837; m. 4, 28, 1779, to Mary Buchanan, widow of George, and daughter of Hugh and Ann Hilles. 5. Rachel, b. 7, 13, 1756; m. Nathan Sharpless. 6. Ann, b. 12, 13, 1758; m. Benjamin Maule. 7. Mercy, b. 1, 15, 1761; m. John Lloyd. 8. Jane, b. 3, 22, 1763; m. Jacob Maule.

      Caleb and Charity Baldwin had four children,- 1. Deborah, b. 11, 1, 1775; m. Samuel Jones. 2. John, b. 7, 13, 1778; d. 1867, unmarried. 3. Samuel, b. 6, 30, 1782; d. 12, 17, 1841, unmarried. 4. Jonathan C., b. 1, 30, 1792; d. 10, 20, 1874; m. 1822, Mary Ann Jacobs, daughter of Richard and Lydia (Gibbons) Jacobs, of East Bradford, b. 11, 17, 1803, and still living at the homestead in East Caln. Jonathan C. Baldwin inherited half of his father's lands, to which he made additions by purchase. He was much interested in horticulture, and for some time president of the Chester County Horticultural Society. His children were John Erskine, Hannah (dec'd), Caleb (owns the original homestead in Caln), Deborah, Caroline (m. John Cope), Lydia J. (dec'd), Richard A. (dec'd), James Hanover (died near Vicksburg, Miss., from gunshot-wounds, 1863), Charity, Susan P. (dec'd), Jonathan C., Rebecca S. (m. T.P. Conard), Henry C. (dec'd), Mary Ann.

      Samuel and Mary Baldwin had several children, of whom a daughter, Mercy, married Zebulon Thomas, of East Caln, and was the mother of Samuel B. Thomas, Esq., of the Chester County bar; also of Mary B. Thomas and sisters, who conducted their well-known seminary at Downingtown.