Abigail Sherman Baldwin

12 January 1828–10 February 1898 (Age 70)
Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of Abigail Sherman

When Abigail Sherman Baldwin was born on 12 January 1828, in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States, her father, Caleb Baldwin, was 36 and her mother, Nancy Kingsbury, was 29. She married George Washington Boyd Sr. on 10 May 1854, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1850. She died on 10 February 1898, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Washington Boyd Sr.
Abigail Sherman Baldwin
Marriage: 10 May 1854
Samuel Meechem Boyd
Nancy Maria Boyd
Elizabeth Yearsley Boyd
Viola Boyd
John Boyd
William Blair Boyd
Joseph D Boyd

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 May 1854Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 2
    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.
    1836 · The Bridge War
    Age 8
    On Halloween, tension between Cleveland and Ohio City began to boil over. Both sides of the river armed themselves with muskets and a cannon over the Columbus Street Bridge. These tensions were brought about because the bridge's location was diverting commercial attention away from Ohio City completely and the way that their concerns were being treated. Cleveland's mayor tried to reason with the enraged citizens but was greeted with a volley of rocks. No deaths were recorded but three men were injured.
    Age 19
    Historical Boundaries: 1848: Mexican Cession, United States 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States 1868: Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Salt Lake, Utah, 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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    Sources (46)

    • Abigail Baldwin in entry for William Blair Boyd, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Abgil Boyd, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Abby in entry for John H. Glenn and Libbie Boyd, "Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950"

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