Abigail A. Baldwin

Female1803–5 November 1897

Brief Life History of Abigail A.

When Abigail A. Baldwin was born in 1803, in Milford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, her father, Hezekiah Baldwin, was 28 and her mother, Mary Ann Hine, was 23. She married Lewis G. Smith about 1828. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She died on 5 November 1897, in Connecticut, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Milford Cemetery, Milford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States.

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Lewis G. Smith
Abigail A. Baldwin
Marriage: about 1828
Elizabeth A Smith
Mary Jane Smith
Martha A Smith
Milo L Smith

Sources (8)

  • Abagail A Smith in household of Lewis Smith, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Abigail BALDWIN - birth: about 1805;
  • Abagail Smith in household of Lewis Smith, "United States Census, 1850"

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  • Marriage
    about 1828
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 0

    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

    1803 · The U.S doubles in size

    Age 0

    The United States purchased all the Louisiana territory (828,000 sq. mi) from France, only paying 15 million dollars (A quarter trillion today) for the land. In the purchase, the US obtained the land that makes up 15 US states and 2 Canadian Provinces. The United States originally wanted to purchase of New Orleans and the lands located on the coast around it, but quickly accepted the bargain that Napoleon Bonaparte offered.

    1829 · Farmington Canal Opened

    Age 26

    Farmington Canal spans 2,476 acres, starting from New Haven, Connecticut, and on to Northampton, Massachusetts. The groundbreaking for the canal was in 1825 and opened in 1829.

    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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