Abigail Baldwin

10 December 1754–
New Milford, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Abigail

When Abigail Baldwin was born on 10 December 1754, in New Milford, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, her father, Samuel Baldwin Jr., was 41 and her mother, Grace Buck, was 35. She married Ebenezer Smith on 2 January 1785, in Milford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States.

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Ebenezer Smith
Abigail Baldwin
1754–
Marriage: 2 January 1785

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
2 January 1785
Milford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1776

Age 22

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 27

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 32

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

1 English: from a Germanic personal name composed of the 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 ). As an American surname it has absorbed Dutch spellings such as Boudewijn.2 Irish: surname adopted in Donegal by bearers of the Gaelic name Ó Maolagáin ( see Milligan ), due to association of Gaelic maol ‘bald’, ‘hairless’ with English bald.

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

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  • Abigail Baldwin, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

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