63.WilliamMonroe5Williams (Narcissa4 Baldwin, Jacob3, Elisha2, John1) was born February 25, 1847 in Ashe County, NC, and died August 22, 1922 in Roanoke, Va.He married ElizabethPasley 1865. Child of William Williams and Elizabeth Pasley is:
Mary Jane6 Williams, born February 13, 1867 in Sparta, NC; died February 15, 1945 in Pulaski, Va.
64.JosephR.5Baldwin (William D.4, Joseph3, Elisha2, John1) was born August 20, 1831 in Grayson County, Va, and died February 19, 1909.He married MarildaJones Abt. 1851 in Grayson County, Va, daughter of Reeson Jones and Mary Testerman. Notes for Joseph R. Baldwin: BALDWIN Found among family relics a copy of the minutes of the 57th Annual session of the center District Primitive Baptist Church Association. The 57th was held with the River View Church Ashe Co.,N.C. Sept.28, 29 & Oct. 1911 On the back side appeared: "Elder Joseph Baldwin son of William D. Baldwin and Margaret Baldwin, was born Aug.20, 1831. deceased Feb.19, 1909, making his stay on earth 77 years 6 months and 29 days. He was born and raised in the mountain part of Va. Grayson County. Between the age of 20 and 21 he was married to Marilda Jones from which union were born 9 children. 5 boys and 4 girls, seven are still surviving their father. "He professed and claimed a hope in Christ about the year 48 or 49 and joined the Primitive Baptist Church shortly afterwards at Big Helton and remained a faithful member until his death. Shortly after the Civil War he was licensed to exercise a public gift. Then soon after was ordained to preach the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ and officiate in all offices of Christ's Church, and in the division of the church he stood firm, and done much good in keeping the church together. "In the death of Brother Baldwin, the church has lost a useful member, the community a good and worthy neighbor, and his family a kind and affectionate father, and we as the church extend our heartfelt sympathies to the bereaved, and we pray that our Heavenly Father may lighten their sad and deep affliction by His abundant Grace and Mercy. May God take care of us all and send another to take up Brother Baldwin's mantle." Brother Baldwin may be gone, but he's not forgotten. Regular readers of this column will recall last week we printed Elder Joseph Baldwtn's obituary in this apace. On Monday Brother Baldwin's grandson walked into the office. It was a complete surprise, since we had no idea Brother Baldwin had surviving relatives living here. John M. Baldwin, 72, of 104 Grove Street, offered additional information about his somewhat famous relative Elder Baldwin, a circuit-riding Primitive Baptist preacher who grew a beard to his waist and had only one leg, as the other was shot off during the Civil War, descended from a most interesting family. According to John Baldwin, the founder of the ancient English family is said to have been Bawdewyn de Brugge, who came to England with the Army of William the Conqueror (1066). It was reported that after the country had been conquered, Bawdewyn was appointed governor of the royal castle at Montgomery, south of Wales. From him the many families, who write their name several ways; Baldwin, Baidwyn and Baldewin claim to be descendants. The chief families were located in the north and west of England. The family which located In Yorkshire prior to the 15th century during the reign of Henry VIII (1509-1547) acquired the lease of Ingthrope Grange for 300 years. It was not relinquished to the crown until 1827. The western branch of the family was located at Diddlebury in Shropahire in the 14th century. Of this family was Thomas Baldwin, agent of the Earl of Shrewaberry, the custodian of Mary1 Queen of Scots during her captivity in England by Elizabeth I (1558-1603). Suspected of plotting the escape of the Scottish Queen, Thomas was confined to the Tower of London for several years, but he later was vindicated. The Irish branch of the family settled in the west, Cork County. The family was established in the U.S. in 1639, when a John Baldwin came from England to settle at Milford, Conn.. The following year another member of the clan, Samuel Baldwin, settled at Windsor, Mass. Basil L. Baldwin born 1902 at White Top, Grayson Co., Va was first cousin to the (above) John Baldwin. Children of Joseph Baldwin and Marilda Jones are:
Jane6 Baldwin, born 1854.She married John Childers.
Laura Baldwin, born September 02, 1874 in Ashe County, NC.
65.Lousia5Baldwin (William D.4, Joseph3, Elisha2, John1) was born September 30, 1832, and died February 08, 1912.She married (1) KingRoop.She married (2) ???Johnson. Children of Lousia Baldwin and King Roop are:
66.ThomasJefferson5Baldwin (William D.4, Joseph3, Elisha2, John1) was born May 19, 1834 in Ashe County, NC, and died March 18, 1925.He married ElizabethJones October 16, 1865, daughter of Reeson Jones and Mary Testerman. Children of Thomas Baldwin and Elizabeth Jones are:
Hampton P.6 Baldwin, born January 21, 1868; died September 17, 1946.He married Etta Jane Jones.
Margaret Weaver, born November 16, 1874 in Ashe County, NC.
Winfield F. Weaver, born June 27, 1883.
68.NoahC.5Baldwin (William D.4, Joseph3, Elisha2, John1) was born 1837 in Grayson County, Va, and died October 09, 1895.He married MahalaBlevins May 14, 1857 in Ashe County, NC, daughter of Elisha Blevins and Elizabeth ???. Children of Noah Baldwin and Mahala Blevins are:
Nancy Jane Baldwin, born April 27, 1877 in Grayson County, Va.
69.JohnR.5Baldwin (William D.4, Joseph3, Elisha2, John1) was born January 22, 1837 in Ashe County, NC, and died September 29, 1913.He married FrancisR.Kilby. Children of John Baldwin and Francis Kilby are:
70.Hiram5Baldwin (William D.4, Joseph3, Elisha2, John1) was born 1842, and died October 14, 1892 in Rubin's Place.He married JuliaAnnOsborne in Mud Creek, Va., daughter of James Osborne and Rachel Blevins. Children of Hiram Baldwin and Julia Osborne are:
71.WilliamM.5Baldwin (William D.4, Joseph3, Elisha2, John1) was born July 21, 1845 in Grayson County, Va, and died May 15, 1925 in Grayson County, Va.He married RosaOsborne October 21, 1869 in Ashe County, NC, daughter of George Osborne and Catherine Taylor. Children of William Baldwin and Rosa Osborne are:
Boyd Baldwin, born December 28, 1884; died December 21, 1931.
72.ReubenK.5Baldwin (William D.4, Joseph3, Elisha2, John1) was born 1852 in Grayson County, Va, and died 1927.He married MarthaOsborne, daughter of James Osborne and Rachel Blevins. Children of Reuben Baldwin and Martha Osborne are:
73.CreedFleming5Baldwin (William Madison4, Enoch W3, Elisha2, John1) was born November 02, 1840, and died December 31, 1907.He married AlethaWilcox. Children of Creed Baldwin and Aletha Wilcox are:
Ethel6 Baldwin, died 1924 in Canada.
Rush Lewis Baldwin, died 1974 in Newark, New Jersy.
Notes for Rush Lewis Baldwin: Had at least one son, name unknown
Notes for Mary Baldwin: Lived in Largo, Florida
75.NoahLee5Baldwin (William Madison4, Enoch W3, Elisha2, John1) was born December 07, 1844 in Ashe County, NC, and died November 17, 1925.He married ElizabethGoodman Abt. 1868. Children of Noah Baldwin and Elizabeth Goodman are:
Henry Neal Baldwin, born February 15, 1888 in Home, Russell, Virginia; died April 01, 1971 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
76.EstherAnn Virgina5Baldwin (William Madison4, Enoch W3, Elisha2, John1) was born May 26, 1846 in Catletsburg, Kentucky, and died April 09, 1934 in Ashe County.She married MorganFieldenBaker January 25, 1877, son of John Baker and Elizabeth Young. Children of Esther Baldwin and Morgan Baker are:
Bertha6 Baker, born WFT Est. 1862-1881; died January 09, 1883.
Bessie Baker, born June 14, 1878; died September 27, 1878.
Henry Clayborn Baker, born October 02, 1879 in Ashe County, NC; died January 10, 1964 in Cecil County, Maryland.
Baby Baker, born March 01, 1884; died July 06, 1884.
77.WilliamHenry Harrison5Baldwin (William Madison4, Enoch W3, Elisha2, John1) was born July 23, 1849 in Ironton, Ohio, and died June 18, 1940.He married LizzieOBaker 1878, daughter of Benjamin Baker and Nancy Morris. Notes for William Henry Harrison Baldwin: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Transcript of a letter sent to Noah Lee Baldwin on July 24, 1921... I transcribed this word for word with no attempt to spell correct. I am still in possesion of this handwritten letter. Ben Baldwin ______________________________________________________________________________ Rockport,Texas. July 24, 1921 My Dear Brother Lee, Yesterday was my 72 birth day. My recollection is you are my senior by two years. We have both lived to a pretty good old age. But alas, how short, how short seems the time since we were boys together. Do you remember in 61, I suppose it was, we were working in the cors on Cats Fork; you were plowing old doc, the gray horse, when we discovered a terrible looking snake coiled on a stump not far from where we were. We threw rocks and whatever we could get, and finnally the thing looked as if it were going to spring on to the horse, which was pretty near it. A tremendously dark cloud was coming up and we took advantage of its approach as an excuse for giving up the battle with the snake, and all of us retreated toward the house in good order. And do you remember when a red steer about one or two years old belonging to us broke his neck some way in or at the straw stack up above the house there on that same Cats Fork? Of course you remember well when the yankees came and took our little chestnut squrel house and a big lot of things from the house, there at the same place. Oh ! these terrible times and the experience of our dear old mother. Of course I did not appreciate the situation then. Do you remember Bill Goins, Butler Roberts and Little Sink Roberts, and how the latter could drive oxen? Old man Sink Roberts was a smart fellow. His son Bill was also smart. And do you remember Sam, I have forgotten his other name, Old Man Sink Roberts ox driver. I think he loved oxen. And do you remember one old mule of "Old Sink" that would almost always bray when the dinner horn blowed? Well I am thankful for God's kindness to me and you. I try to love him more and more. Whatever comes to me, I shall implictetly trust him. Give my regards to all the family. God bless you and yours. Henry Notes for Lizzie O Baker: From Texas Children of William Baldwin and Lizzie Baker are:
Charles M6 Baldwin.
Henry B Baldwin.
81.ClaraLuella5Baldwin (William Madison4, Enoch W3, Elisha2, John1) was born October 28, 1861 in Catletsburg, Ky, and died March 15, 1941.She married McIverStuckey. Children of Clara Baldwin and McIver Stuckey are:
Victor Stuckey, born December 17, 1892; died February 21, 1966.
82.LucyJane Missouri5Baldwin (William Madison4, Enoch W3, Elisha2, John1) was born November 21, 1894 in Scott Co., Va., and died WFT Est. 1855-1948.She married WilliamDickey. Children of Lucy Baldwin and William Dickey are:
Harriet Jeston6 Dickey, died 1971.
Notes for Harriet Jeston Dickey: Never married
Bessie Lee Dickey, died 1944.
Notes for Bessie Lee Dickey: Never married
87.OttoWilliam5Baldwin (William Madison4, Enoch W3, Elisha2, John1) was born March 07, 1892, and died May 01, 1968.He married LouiseHowell. Children of Otto Baldwin and Louise Howell are:
Williams6 Baldwin.He married Violet ???.
O. C. Baldwin.
88.AlonzoEarl Hicks5Baldwin (William Madison4, Enoch W3, Elisha2, John1) was born June 28, 1895, and died April 10, 1960 in Ashe County, NC.He married CarolineLizabethGoodman WFT Est. 1927-1954. Children of Alonzo Baldwin and Caroline Goodman are: