David Norton (1730-1802) and his Unlikely End

On 11 August 1802, my 7th great-grandfather David Norton was 72 years old and living in Wolcott, New Haven County, Connecticut.  In 1800 its population was 948.1  Bronson Alcott, father of Little Women author Louisa May Alcott, was just a toddler, having been born in Wolcott in 1799.2  David had four living children – Ozias, Cyrus, Zebul and … Continue reading David Norton (1730-1802) and his Unlikely End

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A Baldwin Christmas in Fairfield, Idaho

This is a guest post by Darlene Baldwin Clark Christmas growing up was a really exciting time.  Because we didn't have much money, I guess we really looked forward to it because it was about the only time we got presents.  I don't really remember getting birthday presents but we must have; I just don't … Continue reading A Baldwin Christmas in Fairfield, Idaho

Philemon Baldwin (1758-1851) – Timeline and Map

In an earlier post, I wrote about how Revolutionary War pension papers can be a wonderful source of information about an ancestor.  Not only do they give details about a veteran’s wartime service, they can also give information about his family, places of residence after the war, and his health. Fun tidbits found in Philemon … Continue reading Philemon Baldwin (1758-1851) – Timeline and Map

Make Someone’s Day: Reunite Photos with Descendants

With the permission of my parents, I went through some of their old, inherited family photos in boxes in their basement.  Many photos were unlabeled, but my parents were able to identify the majority of them.  I scanned and digitized all of them and made them available to extended family members.  A number of them … Continue reading Make Someone’s Day: Reunite Photos with Descendants

Philemon Baldwin: Revolutionary War Veteran

Revolutionary War pension papers can be a wonderful source of information about an ancestor.  My ancestor Philemon Baldwin (1758-1851) applied for a pension from the U.S. government on 20 November 1822 in New London County, Connecticut, based on his military service during the Revolutionary War.  He applied a second time on 19 November 1832, again … Continue reading Philemon Baldwin: Revolutionary War Veteran