Abigail Baldwin

Brief Life History of Abigail

When Abigail Baldwin was christened on 2 October 1785, in Milford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, her father, Elihu Baldwin, was 55 and her mother, Phebe Beers, was 24. She married Samuel Stow on 20 September 1809. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 26 May 1844, in her hometown, at the age of 58.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Stow
1783–1870
Abigail Baldwin
1785–1844
Marriage: 20 September 1809
William Stowe
1811–1899
Grace Ann Stow
1813–1891
Elizabeth Stow
1817–1847
Celia Stow
1819–1847
Phebe Baldwin Stowe
1821–1910
Augusta Mary Stow
1825–
Theodore Stow
1827–1911

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World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

1788 · Connecticut Becomes the 5th State

Connecticut became a state on January 9, 1788. In 1650, before it was a state, the boundary of Connecticut ran north from the westside of Greenwich Bay and the coast of the Pacific Ocean. During the 1600s, Westmoreland County was in Connecticut when the boundaries were changed Westmoreland County went to Pennsylvania.

1802 · Brass is Discovered

"In 1802, brass was identified in Waterbury, Connecticut. This gave the city the nickname ""The Brass City."" Brass dominated the city and helped to create the city. The motto of the city is Quid Aere Perennius, which means What is more lasting than brass? in Latin."

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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