Michael Baldridge

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ChartsAncestors of William Jerome Pierce
Michael Baldridge, son of William Baldridge and Janette Holmes, was born at Coleraine, Ulster, Ireland, 19 May 1725.1 He died at St. Clairsville, Belmont Co., Ohio, 12 May 1812.2

Michael married (1) Mabel Wilson, daughter of James Wilson and Mabel Witherough, at Little Britain, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania, 23 October 1763;1 he married (2) Margaret Rusk, whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), at Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania, 12 November 1784.2

In 1790, his household was probably the one enumerated at Little Britain, with 3 free white males over 16, 2 under 16, and 5 free white females.3

Michael left a will dated at Belmont Co., Ohio, 20 March 1812, and proved 21 April 1814 mentioning his wife and children without naming them. He left to his wife whatever was left after paying his debts, except 5 shillings to each of his children, "if they call upon it." Presumably each had received a larger share when he sold his property in Pennsylvania several years earlier. David and Elizabeth Baldridge were named executors, probably two of his younger children, although that is not specified.4

Family 1

Mabel Wilson b. abt. 1743, d. 27 May 1782
  • Mary Baldridge1 b. abt. 1765, d. abt. 1841
  • Jane Baldridge1 b. abt. 1768
  • Michael Baldridge1 b. 1771, d. 10 Mar 1846
  • Ann Baldridge1 b. 8 Feb 1774, d. 5 Jan 1835
  • Alexander Baldridge2 b. 4 Aug 1777, d. 25 Mar 1849
  • William W. Baldridge+2 b. May 1782, d. 14 Apr 1866

Family 2

Margaret Rusk d. 14 Jan 1841
  • Elizabeth Baldridge2 b. abt. 1785
  • David Baldridge2 b. 16 Feb 1787, d. 27 Jun 1866
  • John Baldridge2 b. Feb 1790, d. 31 May 1856
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  1. [S227] Frank Mortimer McMath, Collections for a History of the Ancient Family of McMath (Memphis, Tennessee: C. A. Davis Printing, 1937), 160, further cited as McMath, McMath Family Notes.
  2. [S225] Chester C. Kennedy, Our Baldridge Forbears and Some of Their Collateral Lines (Second ed., Conway, Arkansas: p.p., [1988?]), 160, further cited as Kennedy, Baldridge Forbears.
  3. [S2161] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790, 12 vols. (Washington D.C.: Department of Commerce and Labor, Bureau of the Census, 1907-1908), PA:139, further cited as Heads of Families, 1790.
  4. [S1245] Belmont County Courthouse, St. Clairsville, Ohio, Will records, 1804-1919; general index to estates, 1801-1935, A:104-105, FHL microfilm 886933, further cited as Belmont Co., Ohio, Will Records.