I have a Jabez Baldwin in Louisville, and I suspect our Baldwins may be related:
Jabez (Ananias, Ebenezer, John, John, Nathaniel, Richard, Richard, Richard, Robert)
Birth: 19 Jul 1795, Newark, Essex, NJ, USA
Occupations: Foundry Business in Louisville, KY, Farm outside Louisville
Spouse: Taylor, Francis "Fanny"
Marriage: ?? Mar 1818, Fayette Co., KY, USA
Child #1: Baldwin, Ananias, Jr., m. Susette Stansbury Dunn
Child #2: Baldwin, Adeline m. John G. Hewitt
Child #3: Baldwin, Harriet Josephine
Child #4: Baldwin,Francis Catherine
Child #5: Baldwin, Thomas Taylor m. Amanda E. Wyzard
Child #6: Baldwin, John William
Death: 27 Aug 1855, Louisville, Jefferson, KY, USA
Burial: Western Cemetary, Louisville, Jefferson, Ky, USA
Francis "Fanny" Taylor
1. The Pioneer Move Westward:
Jabez moved west from New Jersey between 1795, his birth year, and 1818, when he married.The move was in the company of John C. Nuttman, also from New Jersey, who was his uncle. He apparently went to Louisville and maybe Henderson, and then to Fayette, and then back to Louisville, where he settled.
2. The Foundry & Farm:
Jabez operated a foundry in Louisville on Main Street according to his wills, and his son Ananias Baldwin, Jr. became a partner and continued the business after him.Later sold, this business is still in existence as Brinley & Hardy (See: http://www.starbase21.com/kybiog/jefferson/avery.bf.txthttp://www.starbase21.com/kybiog/jefferson/avery.bf.txt Benjamin Franklin Avery biography). Note that John C. Nuttman owned a plating business in Louisville for many years, so maybe these businesses were connceted?This needs further investigation. Jabez also owned a farm in Jeffersonville, KY.
3. Marriage Document #1 found in the Baldwin Family Bible(Robert K. Lewis copied the original, but the original scrap of paper no longer exists):
This is to certify that Jabez Baldwin has my consent to intermarry with Fanny taylor, of whom I am legal Guardian, she being the daughter of my wife. -?- my hand this 7th day of March 1818. - Aaron Wilson - attesto John C. Nuttman
4. Marriage Document #2 found in the Baldwin Family Bible (Robert K. Lewis copied the original, but the original scrap of paper no longer exists):
Know all men by these presents that we Jabez Baldwin and John C. Nuttman are held and firmly bound in the Commonwealth of Kentucky in the just and full sum of L50 earnest money of said Commonwealth An(?) payment of which well and truly to be made and done we bind ourselves airs(?) heirs JC(?) jpintly and severally firmly by these presents sealed and dated this 7th day of March 1818. The condition of the above obligation is such that when as these is a marriage shortly intended to be solomnized between the above bound Jabez Baldwin and Fanny Taylor of the County of Fayette now if it shall always hereafter appear that there is no legal obstruction to a marriage. Then the above obligation to be made void, else to remain in full force and virtue. - Fisto - Jabez Baldwin (seal) - John C. Nuttman (seal)
5. Marriage Records: Recorded in Kentucky Genealogical & Historical Recorder, Vol. 6, by Anne Walker Burns, and also recorded in Fayette County, Kentucky Records, Vol. III, Kentucky Records Series (Both available at the Main Branch of the Mid-Continent Library, Genealogy Room in Independence, MO):
JABEZ BALDWIN, to FANNY TAYLOR, with JOHN C. NUTTMAN as surety. March 7th, 1818. AARON WILSON, guardian for Fanny Taylor, gave consent."
That the marriage was a double marriage ceremony, including both a daughter and step-daughter of Aaron Wilson, is recorded in The Kentucky Gazette 1801-1820 Genealogical and Historical Abstracts by Karen Mauer Green, Gateway Press, Inc., Baltimore, 1985, ISBN 0-932231-01-2, library call letters 976.9 G823 V.2 AFRA:
Marriage: Levi Ricketts married Miss Catherine Wilson on Sunday evening, 8 March 1818, by Rev. Dr. C.W. Cloud. And at the same place, date and time: Jabez baldwin married Miss Fanny Taylor.
6. 1820 Henderson County, KY Census:
Jabez "Baldin" - Henderson-3-6 (Soundex)
Aaron Wilson - Henderson-4-25 (Soundex)
7. Adeline Baldwin m. John G. Hewit.
Jeffeson County, Kentucky Marriage Book 2, page 168: Adeline Baldwin to John G. Hewit. Jabez Baldwin was the bondsman, and the father of Adeline, and gave his consent in person.The bride was under 21 years of age.L. & B. 12-22-1835.Married 12-22-1835.Service officiated by Eli N. Sawtell.
8. Will #1(This will set aside and will dated Aug. 3, 1853 probated.Jefferson County, Kentucky Will Book 5, page 36):
JABEZ, Oct. 9, 1852,--- 3, 1855
To daughters H. Josephine and Frances Catherine 5 shares stock each in Mechanics Bank- to wife use of property for life, a house to be purchased in Louisville for use of wife and children; to sons the foundry if they can agree to take it at termination of partnership.In case of death of wife no property to be sold untill children arrive at 21 years. - Execurix: Wife. - Executors: William Prather (friend). - Codicil dated Oct. 11, 1852.To wife one-half of all property, use of income of other half. - Proven by oaths of Edgar Newham and Jno.S. Seaton.
9. Will #2 (Will dated Oct. 9, 1852 set aside and this will dated Aug. 3, 1853 probated.Jefferson County, Kentucky Will Book 5, page 39):
BALDWIN, JABEZ -Aug. 3, 1853 -- Sept. 17, 1855 - To daughter Harriet Josephine 5 shares Franklin Savings Institution; to William Prather in trust for the following, income of estate to wife for life for use of herself and children, at her death, when they arrive at 21 years then an equal division.Farm in Jeffersontown to be sold; foundry sold or left in hands of children at reasonable rent; home to be purchased for wife. - This will produced in court by Francis Baldwin, proven by oaths of Sam'l Hammond and B. Musselman to be handwriting of jabez Baldwin.
10. RE: John C. Nuttman:
Mrs. Leslie Smith, in Old Iron Furnaces of Kentucky, gives credit for the first iron works to Jacob Myers, who established Bourbon Iron Works on March 6, 1792.Note, however, that the metals industry permeated the Kentucky Pioneer Baldwin family, and John C. Nuttman who migrated from New Jerseywith Jabez Baldwin, and who was an uncle of Jabez by marriage, owned a plating business in Louisville for many years.
11. RE: "... Miss Francis Taylor, a relative of Gen. Zachary Taylor ...":
Francis Taylor is probably not a relative of Zachary Taylor or a member of that same family of Taylor's who originated in Virginia."Fanny" Taylor was the step-daughter of Aaron Wilson, and the daughter of Jamima Taylor.So Aaron Wilson must have been Jamima Taylor's second husband. Jamima's maiden name is still not positively known, though I believe it to be Coward.Also, Aaron Wilson and Jamima Taylor were married in Baltimore, Maryland, so Fanny Taylor was almost certainly born in Maryland rather than in Virginia.If, however, Jemima's first husband was a Taylor from the Virginia Taylor family, and not descended from the several Baltimore Taylor families (6 distinct immigrant Taylor families were in early Baltimore), then the possibility of a relationship to President Zachary Taylor may exist. The Taylor Family Association of Zachary Taylor relatives have no information on Fanny Taylor. A Zachary Taylor link would be interesting, if true, because the ancestry of Zachary Taylor can be traced to King Edward I of England.
12. Burial Location:
Western Cemetary, 16th & Jefferson Streets, Louisville, KY.Buried Next to Jabez are (tombstone inscriptions):
Jamima, consort of Aaron Wilson, b. July 6, 1781, d. Sept 16, 1857, mother
Sarah E., wife of Major R.L. Dunn, d. Jan 1833, in her 86th yr
12. Burial Record:
Wilderness Road Cemataries In Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia, by Robert Foster Johnson, a Filson Club publication, at the Main Branch of the Mid-Continent Library, Genealogy Room, in Independence, MO, Gen.Ref. 976.9 J636:
No. 100 - Owner, City of Louisville, (Western Cemetary) located 16th and Jefferson 2 blocks long from 16th to 18th streets, on spot southside of street.Approxamately 1,000 graves.Vandalism and time have done away with about 95 per cent of it.An inscription and monuments here, reads, in part, "The City's second Burial ground, Capt.James Patten buried here. (unmarked) Last burial, 1894. (Erected by Filson Club, Louisville Ky.)"
BALDWIN, Jabez - Born in Newark, N.J. - - - b. 7-19-1795 - d. 8-27-1855
WILSON, Jemima - con. of Aaron Wilson - - - b. 5-28-1859 - d. 5-18-1865
OWINGS, Helen - dau of N.B. and Kate Owings - b. 5-28-1859 - d. 5-18-1865
The above has an obvious transcription error. Jemima Wilson is undoubtedly Fanny's mother, which the marriage record of Aaron Wilson and Jemima Taylor in Baltimore, Maryland, adequately proves.The LDS International Genealogical Index shows the marriage on 14 May 1802, at Zion German Lutheran, Baltimore, Baltimore Co., Maryland.
Note: There are Baldwin burials of descendents at the cemetary plot in Louisville as late as 1980, but I have not yet traced any of that branch of descendents. Any further information would be appreciated.