Mordecai Maud Baldwin


Personal and Family Information

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).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


Mordecai Maud Baldwin


John James Baldwin


Nancy Allen



Place: Georgia
Address: per 1850 census, Alabama per 1880 Census
Census19 NOV 1850
Place: Monroe County, Mississippi
Age: 39
Address: eastern Division, Monroe County family 697 Nancy Smith 55 Georgia, Mordecai Baldwin 28 ditto, John 26 dito, William 18 Alabama, Rachel 14 ditto, Minerva 13ditto
Census17 JUN 1880
Place: Panola Cty, Mississippi
Age: 68
Address: dwelling 4, family 4 M Baldwin 68 born GA with young wife and 7 children
Census 1880, Mississippi, Panola County
Source: Census 1880, Mississippi, Panola County
Authors: US Federal Census
Date: 17 JUN 1880

Census 1880 Miss, Panola Cty

See Note 5
Will1 FEB 1841
Place: Bibb County, Alabama
Address: Estate File of Baldwin, John, 1841, Box 1, Folder 40. Images 681 to 693 Baldwin, Nancy wife. names Mordaci Baldwin, Fererick James, William Caddeeck
Will - Baldwin, John 1841




Note 1

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, unless her age is wrong in this census.

could also be his 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.

Note 2

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)*

 *Calculated relationship


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

Note 3

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.

Note 4

Ancestry Thrulines for Mordaci Maud Baldwin via daughter Fannie Baldwin White 1859-1939 show 7 matches to AFB

3 via Dave White 1881-1959- 17, 12 and 25 cM - Eubanks, G.C. and Jackie P Johnons

1 via Amand Armitta White 1885-1925 - 25cM -C.R.

2 via Jesse Jenkins White 1894-1977, Jeremy Orosco at 13cM and one Robert Orosco at 103cM ??

1 via Maggie C White 1899-1983 - 23cM Teresa Morgan Gregg

Note 5

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


  1. Census 1880, Mississippi, Panola County
    Source: Census 1880, Mississippi, Panola County
    Authors: US Federal Census
    Date: 17 JUN 1880