Mordecai was born in 1822 in Georgia, the son of John James Baldwin and Nancy Allen.
He has died but the date and place are unknown.
His wife was Caroline Mary Woodruff, who he married on 27 JUN 1855 in Monroe County, Mississippi. Their eight known children were Margia (1855-?), Frannie (1859-1939), William D. (1863-1927), Marion Francis (1864-1937), Henry (1867-?), Jessie (1868-?), Mandie (1876-?) and Ellie M. (1878-1977).
|Census||19 NOV 1850||
|Census||17 JUN 1880||
Census 1880, Mississippi, Panola County
Census 1880 Miss, Panola Cty
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|Will||1 FEB 1841||
Will - Baldwin, John 1841
1870 Census Index, Arkansas lists head of House Only......
two entrys of interest: neither is our Maud born 1812 Georgia
Balding, Marion, Madison Co p 474, Barren Creek, family 55 age 30 born Mississippi
Balding, J.H. Prairie County, 491, Wattensaw Twpage 29 born Ohio, died 1917 Pulaski Cty Ark
1870 Census, Lee County Mississippi has Francis M, age 9, male, white born Miss
father is Mabry Baldwin, age 39, born SC, no wife....names of other children don't match..... Francis M, age 9 not our guy
1880 Census, Panoa, Miss - Maud 68 born Georgia 1812 and Marion F age 15 born Miss 1865
Carolina, age 30, is too young to be mother of Margia and William
probably is second wife, first is unknown..
possible that first wife died after birth of Jessie in 1868 and Carolina married Maud gave birth to Mandie 1876... 8 year gap is suspicious.
Mabry Baldwin this is not Maud b 1812 Georgia. Mabrey in 1880 census is Lee County and Maud is Panola Count
Birth: Jun. 5, 1811 Union County, South Carolina, USA
Death: Nov. 26, 1890, Lee County Mississippi, USA
Family links: Spouse: Nancy Baldwin (1830 - 1869)*
Birth: Apr. 16, 1830 South Carolina, USA
Death: Aug. 26, 1869 Mississippi, USA
Children: Nancy A Baldwin Comer (1843 - 1878)*
Burial: Baldwin Family Cemetery , Location: North of Mooreville
Lee County Mississippi, USA
Created by: Kristi Donaldson
Record added: Nov 18, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31512320
I have assumed that listing in 1880 census for Caroline errors in age and uses nickname or middle name. Every reference found in family indicates Caroline was mother of the seven children with her in that census. 1855 marriage seems right for birth of children with first same 1855. If Caroline was about age 16 when first child born, then assume Caroline born about 1839.
Also consider evidence that Baldwin brothers married Woodruff sisters, Morg & Caroline 1855, then William R and Jenetta/Nettie/Penelope in 1858.
1850 Census of Lawrence County Alabama has Dennis and Francis Woodruff with 4 daughters and 1 son. Jenetta is 2nd youngest born 1842, Only the oldest daughter, Mary A was born Alabama and age is as I’ve assumed for Caroline. Therefore, for working purpose I’ll assume at Caroline and Mary A are the SAME PERSON, and I will use name Carolina Mary Woodruff until confilct is found.
Note 1840 census Dennis Woodruff has two daughters under age 5; supposely Caroline/Mary and Elizabeth.
As of Dec 2020, I have DNA matches with 3 descendants of Thomas J Woodruff, son of Dennis and Francis. jdiano1 15cM in 3 segs, unweighted 24cM, longest 11cM. Cathy Shellenberger, 40 cM in 5 segmetns, unweighted 50cM, longest 18 cM and cy2u71 has 21cM in 2 segments, unweighted 24cM, longest 16 cM.
Baldwin M WM 68, married farmer b GA, FB GA, MB GA
Baldwin, Caroline WF 30, wife, married, keeping house, b Ala, F&M b Ala
-Margia WF 20, daughter, widowed, at home b Miss
- William WM 16, son, single, laborer, b Miss, FB GA, MB Ala
- Marion WM 15, son, single, laborer, b Miss, FB GA, MB Ala
- Henry WM 13, son, single, laborer, b Miss, FB GA, MB Ala
-Jesse WM 12, son, single, laborer, b Miss, FB GA, MB Ala
- Fandia? WM, 4, son, single, laborer, b Miss, FB GA, MB Ala
- Ellie WM 6/12, son, single, laborer, b Miss, FB GA, MB Ala
Carolina (30?) is only 5 years older than Margia.(25?) per 1880 census?? Error?? Marriage 1855, so assume first child at age 16, then assume her birth 1839
|Source:||Census 1880, Mississippi, Panola County|
|Authors:||US Federal Census|
|Date:||17 JUN 1880|