War of 1812 Connecticut Soldier Signature on 1816 Deed to Father
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This is a deed/quit claim for a parcel of land in New London, CT in which the son, Eliphalet Baldwin Jr (1787-1819), is deeding his land, home, and workshops to his father, Eliphalet Baldwin Sr (1747-1826). Eliphalet Jr was a private in Capt Gates' Company from 9/20/1813-11/1/1813 and in Capt Tomlinson's Company from 9/8/1814-11/20/1814 both of which were in Sanford's Regiment (2nd Regiment) of the CT Militia during the War of 1812.Private Baldwin was buried in the Bozrah Rural Cemetery (Johnson's Cemetery) only three years after this deed was signed and executed. It is probable that Private Baldwin was injured in the War of 1812 and by 1816 when this deed was written he was no longer able to continue to maintain his property.It is an interesting and in some ways seems to be a sad document (if that is possible in these kinds of documents) in that this phrase is from the first paragraph in the deed states he is selling 'for divers good reasons and considerations, moving and more especially for the consideration of six hundred and fifty dollars'. Eliphalet was to move most possibly back to his parents' home in Bozrah, CT where he was buried in the Bozrah Rural Cemetery where his parents and several siblings were buried in the 19th century.I cannot find any information that Private Baldwin was ever married and he was 32 years old when he died. Offered with FREE DOMESTIC SHIPPING. International buyers please use the shipping feature in your shopping cart and pay through PayPal if you would like next day shipping.