From History of Dane County, Wisconsin, publ. by Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1880, page 950

PHINEAS BALDWIN was born in the town of Oxford, Kent Co., Canada West, Dec. 4, 1824; is the son of David S. BALDWIN, who settled on Sec. 26, in the town of Oregon, Dane Co., Wis., in 1840 and died in the fall of 1854. Phineas B. lived in Canada previous to his coming to Wisconsin; was in St. Catharine's, some time, and was engaged in wood-turning and storekeeping, prior to coming to Dane Co., in February 1854, locating on Sec. 34, which property he still owns; has been Supervisor of his town about fifteen years, and Justice of the Peace twenty years; member of the Assembly in 1874 and 1877; elected Sheriff in the fall of 1878. Was married at Janesville, April 12, 1855, to Eliza M. MONTGOMERY.

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