Alfred Baldwin

Brief Life History of Alfred

When Alfred Baldwin was born on 9 June 1796, in Rockingham, North Carolina, United States, his father, Jesse Baldwin, was 29 and his mother, Elizabeth Stringfellow, was 31. He married Jane Covington on 28 October 1824, in Richmond, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 10 daughters. He lived in Richmond, North Carolina, United States for about 30 years. He died on 15 August 1869, at the age of 73, and was buried in Capels Mill, Richmond, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alfred Baldwin
1796–1869
Jane Covington
1809–1861
Marriage: 28 October 1824
Susannah A Baldwin
1824–1911
Dicie Jane Baldwin
1836–1914
Rebecca Ann Baldwin
1842–
Jesse Armon Baldwin
1826–1881
Rebecca Ann Baldwin
1828–1921
Clementine Love Baldwin
1829–1917
Franklin Thomas Baldwin
1832–1910
William Daniel Baldwin
1834–1863
Emeline White Baldwin
1837–
Benjamin Webb Baldwin
1838–
Salina Hamilton Baldwin
1838–1890
Delina Baldwin
1840–1914
Lisa Jane Baldwin
1843–1914
Deca Baldwin
1844–
Gasten Covington Baldwin
1845–1864
Justin Baldwin
1846–

Sources (24)

  • Alfred Baldin, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Alfred Baldwin, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Alfred Baldwin, "Find a Grave, database and images"

World Events (8)

1799 · Gold Nuggets Found

"In 1799, in Little Meadow Creak located in Cabarrus County, North Carolina a large yellow """"rock"""" was found by Conrad Reed. A few years later it was determined that the """"rock"""" was a gold nugget."

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

English and North German: from a personal name composed of the ancient Germanic elements bald ‘bold, brave’ + wine ‘friend’, which was extremely popular among the Normans and in Flanders in the early Middle Ages. It was the personal name of the Crusader who in 1100 became the first Christian king of Jerusalem, and of four more Crusader kings of Jerusalem. It was also borne by Baldwin, Count of Flanders (1172–1205), leader of the Fourth Crusade, who became first Latin Emperor of Constantinople (1204). In North America, this surname has absorbed Dutch forms such as Boudewijn.

Irish: surname adopted in Donegal by bearers of the Gaelic surname Ó Maolagáin (see Milligan ), due to association of Gaelic maol ‘bald, hairless’ with English bald.

History: A John Baldwin from Buckinghamshire, England, arrived in the US in 1638 and settled in Milford, CT.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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