Family of Sarah Baldwin (13119) & Samuel Buckingham
26972. Sarah Buckingham. Born on 8 Jan 1664/5 in Milford, CT.69 Sarah died bef 3 Dec 1692.62
Sarah married Barnabus Baldwin (4864) , son of Sergt. Richard Baldwin (1942) (ca 1622-23 Jul 1665) & Elizabeth Alsop (ca 1625-Jul 1688). Born in 1665 in Milford, CT.68 Barnabus was baptized in First Congregational Society, Milford, on 14 Oct 1665.68 Barnabus died on 2 Aug 1741 in Woodbridge, CT.68
From the Baldwin Genealogy:62
“Barnabas, b. 1665, after 23 July, in Milford. His misfortunes commenced before his birth. He was a posthumous child, and as the law then stood in Connecticut, was not entitled to, nor did he receive, in distribution, any share of the large estate of his father. He m. 1st Sarah, eldest dau. of Samuel Buckingham, of Milford, s. of Thomas, one of the first settlers. She was b. 8 Jan’y, 1664/5, and her mother was Sarah Baldwin, dau. Timothy, first settler at Milford, and m. 14 Dec., 1663. She died before 3 Dec., 1692, as appears from the will of her father of that date, wherein he remembers the husband, and oldest and youngest children (Thomas and Barnabas) of his deceased daughter. Barnabas soon m. again, for 1 Jan’y, 1698/9, he and Mary his wife are received to full communion in Milford ch., and his first four children are baptized.
“His will, dated 5 May, 1740, and proved 19 Oct., 1741, gives his wife Abigail ‘twenty shillings, besides what is in her joynture.’ It has been singularly difficult to get definite knowledge of the history of Barnabas. I [author Charles Candee Baldwin, writing in 1881] have failed to find any record of his birth, any marriage or death; and I have also looked in vain for any record of the jointure in the records of Milford, New Haven and Derby. There were until 1850, on the farm occupied by him, many papers which were of much interest, and which would have probably told fully the story of his life. About that time, they were made into a bonfire in house-cleaning. In the absence of records, I sought his grave, which I found after some time in the cemetery in the west part of Woodbridge, near Derby line. It is a slab, inscribed: ‘Here lyes the body of Mr. Barnabas Baldwin, aged 76 years; departed this life August y^e 22^nd 1741.’ Born of a rich father, legitamate but no heir, I know not what life he led until 1711 or ’12, when his brothers and sisters, by several conveyances appearing on Milford records, conveyed to him ‘Hogg Meadow,’ reciting that this was done because he was not included in the distribution of Richard’s estate, in 1665. He was then forty-five or forty-six years of age. They only had half left to convey, for 23 May, 1720, Barnabas makes an agreement (6 Milf. Rec., 292), reciting, that whereas his father Richard, once of Milford, did receive of Tantannomy, an Indian, a gift of that tract of land commonly known by the name of Hogg meadow purchase, partly in Milford and partly in Derby; and whereas my honored mother and eldest brother Sylvanus Baldwin sold half to Henry Allen, and my mother and Allen agreed to make partition, and Allen sold to Roger Newton and John Hine, and Roger Newton’s claim came to Fletcher Newton—then follows an agreement for partition, deed, &c. The partition was carried out, 1727, by sons of Barnabas, to whom their father had conveyed liberally of his property—one can but think—not wishing them to have the uncertain struggle his life must have been.
“This history has come down in tradition in Woodbridge. Dr. Goodsell, an aged and intelligent physician there twenty years ago [about 1861], told me that Sylvanus (son of Barnabas) was born after his father’s death, and left out of the inheritance—that his brothers and sisters, ashamed to leave him nothing, conveyed to him Hogg Meadow, then a swamp; but as the country was cleared up, Sylvanus was richest of all. I soon found that it could not be true of Sylvanus, but long after, by Milford records, that it was substantially true of his father. Hogg Meadow, originally a swamp in the southwest part of Woodbridge, is by far the best part of the township.
“The will of Barnabas does not mention Mary or Henry, but does mention the rest as ‘all my children.’ He leaves ‘to y^e College at New Haven, fourty shillings.’ He was one of the grantees of the charter of Derby, and in 1738, one of the fifteen inhabitants of Milford incorporated, with others of New Haven, to make the parish of Amity. He was a Selectman of Milford, a collector of Rev. Samuel Andrews’ rates, and, with Samuel Clark, Senior, an appraiser of Gov. Treat’s estate, in 1710. In 2 Sept., 1688, he was, with his brother Theophilus, witness in Milford to a deed from Sylvanus to Zachariah. About 1692, he had from Milford, on distribution, the 90th lot, nine acres (M. Rec. 2, p. 27, and p. 126). 1 March, 1693/4, he conveys land to Joseph Peck, Jun’r, and William Fowler.”
26973. Samuel Buckingham. Born on 1 Nov 1668 in Milford, CT. Samuel died in Milford, CT, on 29 Oct 1708; he was 39.
ca 1690 Samuel married Sarah Rogers, daughter of Eleazer Rogers (15 May 1642-) & Elizabeth Knowles (-Oct 1673). Born on 5 Oct 1665 in Milford, CT.
Their children include:
26974. Thomas Buckingham. Born on 12 Jun 1672 in Milford, CT. Thomas was baptized in Milford, CT, on 30 Jun 1672.
Thomas married Mary Briscoe (14746) , daughter of Nathaniel Briscoe (ca 1646/7-ca 1691) & Mary Camp (5692) (21 Apr 1652-). Born on 15 Nov 1675 in Milford, CT. Mary was baptized in Milford, CT, on 21 Nov 1675.
Their children include:
26975. Ruth Buckingham. Born ca 1675. Ruth died ca 1753.59
Ruth, of Milford. Children of Nathaniel and Ruth (Buckingham) Turner, born at New Haven:60
i. Mary Turner, b. 3 Feb 1705, m. Joseph Beechar, no issue;
ii. Nathaniel Turner, b. 4 Aug 1708, d. 26 Jan 1759 at New Haven, m. there 16 Mar 1731/2 Sarah Hotchkiss (dau. of SAmuel & Sarah (Bradley) Hotchkiss);
iii. Sarah Turner, b. 25 Mar 1711, no issue; and
iv. Daniel Turner, ill-treated at sea and left crippled.59
On 25 Apr 1705 Ruth married Nathaniel Turner (20420) , son of Isaac Turner (ca 1640-27 Mar 1699) & Mary Todd (8263) (ca 1647-3 May 1676), in New Haven, CT.60 Born on 3 Jul 1669 in New Haven, CT.60 Nathaniel died in New Haven, CT, on 27 Feb 1750/1; he was 81.60 Buried in Grove Street Cemetery, New Haven.
26976. Esther Buckingham. Born ca 1679 in Milford, CT. Esther was baptized in First Congregational Society, Milford, on 4 May 1679.68 Esther died in 1760.68
Esther, also known as Hester.
Children of Richard and Esther (Buckingham) Platt, born at Milford:
i. Esther, bp. 18 Apr 1708, d. 24 Dec 1728 at Milford;
ii. Ann, b. 15 Nov 1710;
iii. Mary, b. 4 Sep 1713, d. 6 Mar 1740, m. 20 Apr 1732 Thomas Clark (b. 22 mar 1708/9, d. 12 Apr 1801 at Milford, son of Thomas & Martha (Clark) Clark);
iv. Richard, b. 2 Feb 1714/5; and
v. Samuel, b. 6 Nov 1720, bp. 17 Mar 1722/3, d. 6 Dec 1794, m. at Milford 13 Mar 1742 Hannah Prudden (d. 28 Nov 1786, dau. of Samuel & Hannah (Clark) Prudden).68
On 7 Nov 1706 Esther married Richard Platt (13025) , son of Josiah Platt (4722) (ca 1645-1 Jan 1724/5) & Sarah Canfield (ca 1650-bef 1724/5).68 Born on 9 Aug 1682 in Milford, CT.69 Richard was baptized in First Congregational Society, Milford, on 13 Aug 1682.68 Richard died in 1759.68
Their children include:
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