Lydia Sophia Baldwin

18 October 1823–18 October 1865 (Age 42)
New York, United States

The Life of Lydia Sophia

When Lydia Sophia Baldwin was born on 18 October 1823, in New York, United States, her father, Gordon Baldwin, was 26 and her mother, Harriet Sophia Fitch, was 24. She married Edwin Griffin on 23 May 1852. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Riga, Monroe, New York, United States for about 15 years. She died on 18 October 1865, in Rochester, Monroe, New York, United States, at the age of 42, and was buried in Rochester, Monroe, New York, United States.

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Edwin Griffin
Lydia Sophia Baldwin
Marriage: 23 May 1852
Cora Baldwin Griffin
Stella Griffin
Edwin Meade Griffin

Spouse and Children

23 May 1852
,, New York


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World Events (6)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 2

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 4

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 13

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

Powerful warrior

Sources (3)

  • Lydia Griffin in household of Edwin Griffin, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Lydia S Baldwin in household of Gorden Baldwin, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Lydia S Griffin in household of Edwin Griffin, "New York State Census, 1855"

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