Thomas Baldwin

Brief Life History of Thomas

When Thomas Baldwin was born on 27 February 1751, in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, William Baldwin, was 40 and his mother, Mary Farmer, was 29. He died on 12 June 1796, in Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 45.

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Family Time Line

William Baldwin
1710–1762
Mary Farmer
1721–1803
Sarah Baldwin
1742–1817
John Teritus Baldwin
1743–
William Baldwin
1748–1802
Thomas Baldwin
1751–1796
Micah Baldwin
1753–
Mary Mollie Baldwin
1758–1825
Nahum Baldwin
1759–1808
Oliver Baldwin
1762–

Sources (3)

  • Thomas Baldwin, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Thomas Baldwin, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Thomas Baldwin, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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1776

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1776 · The Declaration to the King

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

1788 · The First Presidential Election

The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.

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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