Sarah Baldwin

Female6 November 1752–

Brief Life History of Sarah

When Sarah Baldwin was born on 6 November 1752, in Lebanon, New London, Connecticut, United States, her father, Benjamin Baldwin, was 25 and her mother, Ruth Porter, was 19.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Baldwin
1727–1787
Ruth Porter
1733–
Sarah Baldwin
1752–
Alice Baldwin
1764–
Lois Baldwin
1766–1824
Daniel Baldwin
1774–
Ruth Baldwin
1754–1825
Anna Baldwin
1756–1797
Benjamin Baldwin
1758–1810
Benjamin Baldwin
1760–
Samuel Baldwin
1760–1823
Ichabod Baldwin
1761–
Alice Baldwin
1762–
Abigail Baldwin
1763–
Jacob Baldwin
1764–
Ebenezer Baldwin
1766–
Lucy Baldwin
1770–
Vashti Baldwin
1770–
Asa Baldwin
1772–1850
Percy Baldwin
1772–

Sources (2)

  • Sarah Baldwin, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Marriage Record of Benjamin Baldwin and Ruth Porter and Birth of Daughter Ann

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Siblings (18)

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World Events (3)

1776

Age 24

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

1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 24

"""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."""""""

1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 29

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.

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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