Sarah Francisca Baldwin

about 1790–
Davidson, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Sarah Francisca

When Sarah Francisca Baldwin was born about 1790, in Davidson, Tennessee, United States, her father, Zenos Baldwin, was 48 and her mother, Dorcas Younglove, was 43. She married William Francis on 28 September 1809, in Davidson, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Farmers Township, Fulton, Illinois, United States for about 10 years.

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William Francis
Sarah Francisca Baldwin
Marriage: 28 September 1809
Lethany Francis
George W Francis
William M. Francis
William C Francis
Martha Jane Francis

Spouse and Children

28 September 1809
Davidson, Tennessee, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 1

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.
1796 · Tennessee Becomes a State

Age 6

On June 1, 1796, Tennessee became the 16th state.
1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 31

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

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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Sources (3)

  • Sally Francis in household of Wm Francis, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Sarah Francis in household of William Francis, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Sarah Baldwin, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"

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