Simeon Baldwin was born 14 December 1761 in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut to Ebenezer Baldwin (1710-1792) and Bethiah Barker (1719-1762) and died 26 May 1851 New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut of unspecified causes. He married Rebecca Sherman (1764-1795) 1787 in New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut. He married Elizabeth Sherman (1765-1850) 1799 in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut.

US Congressman. Elected to represent Connecticut as At-Large in the United States House of Representatives, he served from 1803 to 1805. He also served as a State Court Judge from 1806 to 1817, and as the Mayor of New Haven, Connecticut, in 1826.


Simeon Baldwin (December 14, 1761 – May 26, 1851).

He completed preparatory studies (studying with Rev. Joseph Huntington and later at the Master Tisdale's School in Lebanon, Connecticut, and graduated from Yale College in 1781. He delivered the Latin oration in June, 1782, it is still preserved in the Yale University Library. He was preceptor of the academy at Albany,and a Tutor at his alma mater.

He then studied law, was admitted to the bar, and commenced practice in New Haven. He was elected New Haven city clerk in 1790 was appointed clerk of the District and Circuit Courts of the United States for the District of Connecticut and served until November 1803, when he resigned, having been elected to Congress. Baldwin was elected as a Federalist to the Eighth Congress (March 4, 1803 – March 3, 1805).

He declined to be a candidate for reelection,and was again appointed to his former clerkship, but was removed by Judge Edwards in 1806. He served as associate judge of the Superior Court (1806–08) and the Connecticut Supreme Court of Errors (1808–18). He was president of the board of commissioners that located the Farmington Canal, and was Mayor of New Haven. He died at 89 years old and was interred at Grove Street Cemetery.

Marriage & Family

Simeon Baldwin married two daughters of famous founding father Roger Sherman (1721-1793). He was father of Connecticut's 32nd Governor Roger Sherman Baldwin (1793-1863) and the grandfather of Connecticut's 65th Governor Simeon Eben Baldwin (1840-1927). He was born in Norwich, Connecticut.

1st Marriage: Rebecca Sherman

  1. Rebecca Baldwin (1788-1861)
  2. Ebenezer Baldwin (1790-1837)
  3. Elizabeth Baldwin (1790-1837)
  4. Roger Sherman Baldwin (1793-1863) - Connecticut state judge, US Senator and 32nd Governor of Connecticut
  5. Simeon Baldwin (1794-1795)

2nd Marriage: Elizabeth Sherman


Offspring of Simeon Baldwin and Rebecca Sherman (1764-1795)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Rebecca Baldwin (1788-1861)
Ebenezer Baldwin (1790-1837)
Elizabeth Baldwin (1790-1837)
Roger Sherman Baldwin (1793-1863) 4 January 1793 New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, United States 19 February 1863 New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, United States Emily Pitkin Perkins (1796-1874)
Simeon Baldwin (1794-1795)

Offspring of Simeon Baldwin and Elizabeth Sherman (1765-1850)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Simeon Baldwin (1801-1872)
Elizabeth Baldwin (1804-1822)
Charles Baldwin (1805-1807)
Martha Baldwin (1808-1809)
Charles Baldwin (1810-)




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