|Name} Baldwin, George||Family History} Olson|
|Title}||Race} White||Sex} Male|
|Birth: Date} Fam 15 Nov 1821||Place} Caldwell, Essex, New Jersey|
|Marr.: Date} Fam 20 Apr 1842||Place} Newark, Essex, New Jersey (Link)|
|Death: Date} Exa 20 Mar 1906 C||Place} Caldwell, Essex, New Jersey|
|Burial: Date} Aft 20 Mar 1906||Place} Prospect Hill Cemetery, Caldwell, Essex, New Jersey|
|Grave Marker} Yes||
|Parents: } Bethuel Baldwin & Nancy Van Houten|
Relationship No.} 251
|1st Household No.} 41 = Newark, Essex, New Jersey|
| Occupation 1} Shoemaker |
Occupation 2} Janitor
Total Number of} 1
|Notes: George Baldwin was born in Caldwell, Essex, New Jersey on 15 Nov 1821. His parents were Bethuel Baldwin and Nancy Van Houten. He married Deborah Beach on 20 Apr 1842 in Newark, New Jersey. Their daughter Harriet Elisabeth was born in 1843, and their son Daniel Webster in 1846.|
| In the 1850 U.S. census, George was living with his
wife Deborah, their two children, Harriet and Daniel, and Nancy Baldwin his
mother, in the North Ward of Newark, Essex County, New Jersey. In the
1860 U.S. census, the family was living in Caldwell. Next door was
Ira Baldwin and his family.|
George served in the Civil War, in the 26th Regiment, N.J. Volunteers, Company D. He was in the color guard, enlisting 3 Sep 1862. He enlisted as a private and was promoted to Full Corporal on 12 May 1863. Among other things, the 26th Regiment participated in the Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia, December 12-15, 1862; the "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863; the Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6, 1863; and the Battle of Maryes Heights, Fredericksburg, May 3, 1863. A summary of the 26th Regiment's service is found in Source 1138. George was discharged 27 Jun 1863 in Newark.
In the 1870 U.S. census, George and Deborah were living with their son Daniel and wife Evelina, and daughter Harriet Jacobus and her husband James. Again there was a Baldwin family next door - Ephraim and his family.
In July 1875, George lost his right arm to amputation after a 4th of July cannon mishap. The family story is that he stepped in front of it to see why it had not fired. The pension records state that the canon fired prematurely.
George was a shoemaker by trade. In his later years he was the nominal janitor for the Caldwell Public School building, in which he lived. Deborah died in January 1881, and the trustees reluctantly had to find a replacement for George because of his physical inability to perform the duties of the position.
Presumably George could never write, for in 1894 (about age 73), he signed his name with an "X". He weighed about 140 pounds, and in his later years was deaf. In April of 1891, he applied for a veteran's pension due to his increasing disabilities. Besides the loss of his arm, the application cited severe headaches, kidney problems, and his deafness.
In the 1900 U.S. census, George was living with his daughter Harriet and her husband James Jacobus in Caldwell, probably living with the family until his death on 20 Mar 1906. He is buried with his wife Deborah in the Baldwin family plot in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Caldwell, New Jersey, seen at right.
|Time of Birth}||Time of Death}||Fraternal/Social}|
|Confirm. Date}||Photos} George Baldwin in 1904|
|Immigr'n Date} N/A||Port} N/A|
|Education: Grade} or Top 2 Degrees}|
|Military: Service} Union Army for the State of} New Jersey|
|Health Condition} Amputee
Cause of Death} Coronary heart
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