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Cornelius Baldwin (abt. 1754 - abt. 1826)

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Dr. Cornelius Baldwin
Born about in Elizabeth, Union County, New Jersey,map
Son of and [mother unknown]
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Husband of — married (to ) [location unknown]
Husband of — married in Virginia,
Husband of — married in Virginiamap
Husband of — married [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died about in Winchester, Frederick, Virginia, United Statesmap
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Dr. Cornelius Baldwin, son of Elijah Baldwin, was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, in 1751 (1 Sep 1754 date on headstone [1]) , and died in Winchester, Virginia, in 1827 (29 Jan 1826 date on headstone [2]

He was a graduate of Princeton College and obtained his degree of Doctor of Medicine from a medical college in Philadelphia. After the close of the revolutionary war, during which he served as surgeon of Third Virginia Regiment in the American army, he located at Winchester, Virginia, where he was widely known as a skillful physician and polished gentleman of highest character and social position. He married (first) about 1784, Mary, youngest daughter of Colonel Gerard Briscoe, of "Cloverdale," near Winchester. She was born in 1767, died September 26, 1808, the mother of ten children. [2]


1751 (probably)- Cornelius Baldwin was born at Virginia. His parents were Elizabeth and Elijah Baldwin of Newark, New Jersey. [1]
Cornelius Baldwin attended the College of New Jersey (now called Princeton University), but left without finishing a degree
Studied medicine
Surgeon 2nd Regiment Sussex County Militia, involved in the retreat from New York, established a general hospital at Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
1777 - joined the 8th Virginia Regiment, captured by the British at Charlestown in 1780; he was exchanged and joined the 1st Virginia Regiment of Continentals
Settled in Winchester
1784 -- Cornelius Baldwin and Mary Briscoe (daughter of Col. Gerrard Briscoe) married
1808 -- Mary Briscoe Baldwin died
1809 -- Cornelius Baldwin and Nelly Conway Hite married
1813 -- Nelly Conway Hite Baldwin died
1813 -- Cornelius Baldwin and Mildred Throckmorton married
1816 -- Mildred Throckmorton Baldwin died
Circa 1816 -- Cornelius Baldwin and Susan Pritchard (who outlived him) married
1826 -- Cornelius Baldwin died

Left five sons; four were physicians and one a justice of the Virginia Supreme Court


  1. FindAGrave: Cornelius Baldwin: Memorial ID: 142646171
  2. 2.0 2.1 Encyclopedia of Virginia Vol 4: Cornelius Baldwin

See also:

  • Americans of Royal Descent: A Collection of Genealogies of American Families Whose Lineage is Traced to the Legitimate Issue of Kings. Porter & Costes. 1882. Page 194. Accessed by Michael Boynton on March 22, 2016 at 12:20 PM. [2]
  • Richard A. Harrison. Princetonians, 1769 - 1775: A Biographical Dictionary. Cornelius Baldwin. Page 65. [3]
  • The Dolley Maddison Digital Edition. [4]

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