I am researching Jesse Baldwin that moved from Connecticut / New Jersey to Richmond County, North Carolina in the late 1700s. Jesse was born in 1768 and died March 27, 1826. Jesse married Elizabeth Stringfellow in 1787. Elizabeth was born 1766 and died 1841. Elizabeth was the daughter of William and Rebecca Stringfellow. The children of Jesse and Elizabeth were:
Anna Jane Baldwin 11/23/1789 - 10/1841 married William Coppedge Capel 1782 - 7/23/1872
Diza, "Dicie" or "Disie" Baldwin 5/27/1791 - ??? married Nathan Jones 1782 - 9/13/1844
Dudley Malcom Baldwin, Sr. 1/30/1793 - 3/27/1872 married 3/26/1818 Rebecca Roper 2/24/1803 - 1/15/1890
Alfred Baldwin 6/9/1796 - 8/19/1869 married 10/28/1824 (1) Jane Covington 10/14/1809 - 4/17/1861
*2nd Wife of Alfred Baldwin: Clemintine Everett
Hiram Baldwin, Sr. 2/23/1798 - 12/2/1882 married Elizabeth Baldwin (cousin) 4/8/1806 - 3/25/1872
William Baldwin 10/24/1802 - 1835 married Patience Smith. Patience later remarried J.N. Bradley
Moses Baldwin 6/5/1803 - 1835 married 12/14/1826 Eliza Wooley 1805 - 1835
Jesse's ancestors are: Levi Ballard Baldwin 1740-1797, Zachariah Baldwin III 1709-1755, Zachariah Baldwin II 1680-1766, Zachariah Baldwin I 1660-1722, Richard Baldwin 1622-1665 who was born in England, and Sylvester Baldwin born about 1595 - died in 1638 on the ship "Martin" on his way to America.
Jesse settled in Richmond County on Big Mountain Creek near the present town of Ellerbe Springs. Ellerbe Springs is about 10 miles north of Rockingham (about 80 miles east of Charlotte and 90 miles south west of Raleigh). Starting in Ellerbe Springs at highway 220, take highway 73 northwest about 3 to 4 miles to where it crosses Big Mountain Creek. Jesse Baldwin owned land on both sides of Big Mountain Creek and is buried about one mile south of highway 73.
Original copies of Jesse's land grants and his will are stored in the North Carolina State Archives in Raleigh. The best information on Jesse Baldwin is the book "Descendents of Jesse Baldwin of Richmond County, North Carolina and Baldwin Family History in New Jersey and Connecticut compiled by Martha Virginia Horne". I believe this book was originally published by the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution in 1977 (North Carolina DAR GRC report; s1 v415).
Jesse and his descendents owned thousands of acres of land in Northern Richmond County and Southern Montgomery County. The land was just south of the Uwharrie National Forest and is beautiful rolling hills. They had many slaves and were very prosperous. Unfortunately, the Civil War wiped them out.
Many other researchers have added to, and corrected the wonderful information compiled by Martha Virginia Horne. I have been trying to collect items (wills, land grants, pictures, books, gravesite info, etc) related to descendents of Jesse Baldwin so that they can be scanned into a computer and transferred to CD-ROM for permanent storage.
I would appreciate anyone with additional information, or who wants more information, to contact me.
Cary, NC 27513