I think this Thomas Baldwin was too old to have served in the Rev. War. Congress passed an Act 7th day of June 1832 that soldiers who served at least 6 months during the Rev. War was eligible for a pension.I have the pension papers for my William Baldwin & for John Baldwin, son of Thomas Baldwin.The sad thing about this act is that the men who received this pension died within a few years on the payroll.They didn't receive much for their service during the war.If they had a surviving Wife then she could receive this pension if her husband was deceased. I think in the case of John Baldwin his wife received the pension after he died.
If you will send me your address, I can scan these pension papers and send them to you.Write me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I don't know if I can prove my William Baldwin is the son of Thomas Baldwin who wrote his Will in 1797.Thomas did list first a son named William who no one seems to know anything about him.His pension papers list his birth as December 27, 1750 so Thomas Baldwin would have to be born as early as 1729 to be 20 years old when my William Baldwin was born. The son, John Baldwin was born in 1758, 8 years younger than my William Baldwin. I have been finding some land deeds which I think are for Thomas Baldwin Sr. who died in 1767 and some for another Thomas Baldwin who I believe wrote his Will in 1797.
The Family Group Sheet in Jones Memorial Library for William Baldwin & Anne Wimbish lists their son, Thomas,as a Rev. War Soldier in John Morton's Company.I think he is the Rev. War Soldier, but I can't find a pension application for him eiher. If they could not prove that they served at least 6 months they were not eligible for a pension.
There is a Pension Applicaton for Matthew Clark, husband of Abigail Baldwin, later married her sister Martha widow of Jesse Chappel.Mathew Clark's application was denied since he could not prove he served 6 months in the Rev. War.
Nancy Weiland is searching records in the Jones Memorial Library for me and found the Family Group Sheet for William Baldwin & Anne Wimbish.She also found the research by Samuel Curtis Thackston where he lists the Deeds for Thomas Baldwin Jr. with wife Sarah.He also sited another deed which proves the death of Sarah ca. 1782.If she lived that long, she was the mother of all the children in the Will.I would like to order these two Deeds.
There is a Deed from Thomas Baldwin Sr. to his son Caleb Baldwin dated 12 July 1757.I think Caleb was most likely age 21 when his father gave him property, which would place Caleb's birth date as ca. 1736. I have his birth date as ca. 1734 which would make him a little older when he receive the land from his father.He was the youngest of the four sons of Thomas Baldwin Sr., so the records which are posted stating William was born in 1739 & John was born in 1737 must be wrong.Those four sons were listed in their fathers Will as Thomas, William, John & Caleb. I still believe they are listed in order of their birth.William b. ca. 1721, John b. ca. 1730, Caleb b. ca. 1734 & Thomas born before William.William's birth may be estimated a little early, but this is the date another researcer gave me.
Let me know if you want me to scan the pension papers for John Baldwin & William Baldwin.I can scan those for Mathew Clark also, but his was rejected.