William W. Baldridge

Male1823–1848

Brief Life History of William W.

When William W. Baldridge was born in 1823, in Pennsylvania, United States, his father, William Todd Baldridge, was 28 and his mother, Margaret Balfour Robb, was 25. He died in 1848, at the age of 25.

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William Todd Baldridge
1795–1861
Margaret Balfour Robb
1798–1845
Louisa St. Clair Baldridge
1819–1901
Mary Elizabeth Baldridge
1821–1883
William W. Baldridge
1823–1848
George Washington Baldridge
1830–1860
Alfred Edwin Baldridge
1838–1914

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    World Events (5)

    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.

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 7

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    1832 · The Black Hawk War

    Age 9

    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    Name Meaning

    English (North Yorkshire and Durham): from the Middle English personal name Baldri(c) (see Baldry ).

    Possibly also an altered form of German Baldrich, a cognate of 1 above.

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

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