Sources and Resources
Notes, Questions and Errata
The Baldwin Genealogy Supplement, Charles Candee Baldwin, 1889, LDS Film No. 6089173.
Heritage, Doug Geist, 1986. Not a genealogy. A family history book with diaries and articles by folks who remember the 19th century. It was boutique published for the family. Probably very hard to get, but might be on LDS film.
Investigations Concerning the Family of Baldwin of Ashton, Clinton, Bucks (England), by J.L. Chester. 28 pages 1884. I've not read this book. I saw it at Alden's On-line Book Store.
Church Transcriptions I have transcribed all Baldwin entries in the Congregational Church Records for Canterbury, CT from 1711-1844 in this file.
Other Sources. There are Baldwin write-ups and genealogies included in Sewall's History of Woburn and Cutter's Historic Homes and Genealogical Memoirs of Woburn. See Massachusetts Resources.
If you want to buy one of these, I found a bunch of the books listed below at this website, including Charles Candee Baldwin's Baldwin Genealogy and Vinton's Richardson Memorial at: Blair's On-line Book Store.
Tuttle's also has a large collection of surname books.
If that store doesn't have what you want, try the Book Store section of Cindi's List.
Then, you can always post queries on the web: mail lists, newsgroups,
GenWeb query sites.
The Origins of Henry Baldwin
Henry and Hannah purchased their first property in Canterbury, Conn in 1704 and all subsequent children were born there and I'm not aware of any of the children that returned to Woburn. I am inclined to believe the date of death in Canterbury of 1759 is our guy. The Hannah in Woburn could be the widow of the Benjamin who died in Wobrun in 1736. Benjamin's brother, Daniel, had a Benjamin born in 1707, who could be that Benjamin, or could be a descendant of John Baldwin of Billerica or some other line. I am showing Benjamin as dying in 1759 in Canterbury and Hannah as unaccounted for.
So, I think this Daniel is theirs, as there is no other Daniel/Anna match for parents at that time in that place. The larger question revolves, however, over the Revolutionary War Record of one Daniel Baldwin of Connecticut. The DAR files for folks claiming Elijah Baldwin as a Revolutionary War veteran also say that his father, Daniel Baldwin II was in the Revolution in a Vermont unit. But, he would have been 45 at the time with children still at home. Daniel III would have been 22 in 1776. It would seem more likely that the younger Daniel would have been serving than his father. I have no evidence either way, but a "smell test" suggests further research is called for to prove one way or the other whether the Daniel who served in the Vermont unit was Daniel II or Daniel III.
Candee Baldwin had nothing further on this Daniel, nor do I.
If our bunch is the only Baldwin bunch in Woburn, I can only place
Henry's son as this Daniel. We already know who his mom's folks are, and
it wasn't Sears. His wife's parents were Joseph and Hannah (Green) Richardson.
Who is this Daniel Baldwin?
The cemetery records for Benjamin Baldwin and many in his family
while they were in Connecticut is at this web page: Canterbury
Death Records, From the Barbour Collection at the CT State Library.
Baldwin By-Lines is a print periodical publication. You can subscribe or order back-isses at this site.
The Baldwin Discussion Group at Genforum.
The Baldwin Mail List: BALDWIN. A mailing list for the discussion and sharing of information regarding the Baldwin surname in any place and at any time. To subscribe send the word "subscribe" (without the quotes) as the only text in the body of a message to firstname.lastname@example.org (mail mode) or email@example.com (digest mode).
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