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

James Stevenson (1811-1882) – Tailor

My 4th great-grandfather James Stevenson was a tailor in England.  He was born 1811 in Loughborough, Leicestershire and married Martha Charles at the age of 22 in 1834.  An 1846 newspaper article1 about his shop in Leicester helps me picture his life a little better: "ROBBERIES.  On the morning of Friday week, three waistcoat pieces … Continue reading James Stevenson (1811-1882) – Tailor