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Birdsey Baldwin


Gender:
Male
Born:
February 3, 1786
Died:
April 27, 1858
Home Town:
Goshen, CT
Later Residences:
Goshen, CT
West Cornwall, CT
Marriage(s):
Lucia Baldwin (December 7, 1814)
Biographical Notes:
Bridsey Baldwin, the son of Brewer Baldwin and Hannah Foot Baldwin, was the seventh of twelve children. After attending the Litchfield Law School, he was admitted to the bar in Litchfield County, Connecticut in 1811. He practiced law for many years in Goshen. He moved to West Cornwall in 1841, where he practiced law for seventeen more years. His wife, Lucia Baldwin of Goshen, was the daughter of Daniel Baldwin. They had four daughters and three sons. He died in West Cornwall in 1858.

Education
Years at LLS:
1806

Profession / Service
Profession:
Lawyer
Admitted To Bar:
Connecticut in 1811

help The Citation of Attendance provides primary source documentation of the student’s attendance at the Litchfield Female Academy and/or the Litchfield Law School. If a citation is absent, the student is thought to have attended but currently lacks primary source confirmation.

Records for the schools were sporadic, especially in the formative years of both institutions. If instructors kept comprehensive records for the Litchfield Female Academy or the Litchfield Law School, they do not survive. Researchers and staff have identified students through letters, diaries, family histories and genealogies, and town histories as well as catalogues of students printed in various years. Art and needlework have provided further identification of Female Academy Students, and Litchfield County Bar records document a number of Law School students. The history of both schools and the identification of the students who attended them owe credit to the early 20th century research and documentation efforts of Emily Noyes Vanderpoel and Samuel Fisher, and the late 20th century research and documentation efforts of Lynne Templeton Brickley and the Litchfield Historical Society staff.
CITATION OF ATTENDANCE:
Catalogue of the Litchfield Law School, Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Tiffany, and Company, 1849, p. 6.
Secondary Sources:
Baldwin, Charles Candee.The Baldwin Genealogy. Cleveland, Ohio: 1881.

Starr, Edward Comfort. History of Cornwall, Connecticut: A Typical New England Town. Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor, 1926.;

Hibbard, Augustine George. History of the Town of Goshen, Connecticut: with Genealogies and Biographies. Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Lockwood and Brainard, 1897.

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