Dowling Family Genealogy

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  • ID: I187705
  • Name: Roger Sherman BALDWIN
  • RELA: 4th cousin 7x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 4 JAN 1793 in New Haven, New Haven Co., CT
  • Event: Elected Governor of Connecticut BET 1844 AND 1845
  • Event: Elected U.S. Senator from Connecticut BET 11 NOV 1847 AND 3 MAR 1851
  • Death: 19 FEB 1863 in New Haven, New Haven Co., CT
  • Title: Gov.
  • Event: Pic Gov. Roger Sherman Baldwin
  • Note:
    BALDWIN, Roger Sherman, (son of Simeon Baldwin, grandson of Roger Sherman, cousin of William Maxwell Evarts, George Frisbee Hoar and Ebenezer Rockwood Hoar), a Senator from Connecticut; born in New Haven, Conn., January 4, 1793; attended the common schools and the Hopkins Grammar School; graduated from Yale College in 1811; studied law in his father's office and in 1812 entered the Litchfield Law School; admitted to the bar in 1814 and commenced practice in New Haven, Conn.; member, State senate 1837-1838; member, State house of representatives 1840-1841; Governor of Connecticut 1844-1846; appointed and subsequently elected as a Whig to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Jabez W. Huntington and served from November 11, 1847, to March 3, 1851; member of the peace convention held in Washington, D.C., in 1861 in an effort to devise means to prevent the impending war; died in New Haven, Conn., February 19, 1863; interment in the Grove Street Cemetery.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: Simeon BALDWIN b: 14 DEC 1761 in Norwich, New London Co., CT
    Mother: Rebecca SHERMAN b: 22 FEB 1764 in New Haven, New Haven Co., CT

    Marriage 1 Emily Pitkin PERKINS b: 1 JAN 1796 in Hartford, Hartford Co., CT
    • Married: 25 OCT 1820
    1. Has No Children Edward Law BALDWIN b: 1 OCT 1822
    2. Has Children Elizabeth Wooster BALDWIN b: 8 AUG 1824
    3. Has No Children Roger Sherman BALDWIN , Jr. b: 4 JUL 1826
    4. Has No Children Ebenezer Simeon BALDWIN b: 4 MAR 1828
    5. Has No Children Henrietta Perkins BALDWIN b: 3 APR 1830
    6. Has No Children George William BALDWIN b: 24 APR 1832
    7. Has No Children Emily Frances BALDWIN b: 13 DEC 1834
    8. Has No Children Ebenezer Charles BALDWIN b: 17 SEP 1837
    9. Has Children Simeon Eben BALDWIN b: 5 FEB 1840 in New Haven, New Haven Co., CT
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