Sophia Baldwin


Brief Life History of Sophia

When Sophia Baldwin was born in 1754, in Prince George's, Maryland, United States, her father, Thomas Baldwin, was 34 and her mother, Sophia Duvall, was 35. She married Isaac Magruder on 1 February 1779, in Prince George's, Maryland, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She died in 1810, at the age of 56, and was buried in Seabrook, Prince George's, Maryland, United States.

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Isaac Magruder
Sophia Baldwin
Marriage: 1 February 1779
Thomas Baldwin Magruder Jr
Clarissa Harlo Magruder
Henrietta Magruder
Emma Corbett Magruder

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  • Sophia Baldwin, "Maryland, Marriages, 1666-1970"

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  • Marriage
    1 February 1779Prince George's, Maryland, United States
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (1)

    World Events (6)


    Age 22

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


    Age 22

    Maryland is the 7th state.

    1783 · A Free America

    Age 29

    The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

    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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