Puffer Genealogy



Esther Puffer[1]

Female 1747 - 1825  (78 years)


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  • Name Esther Puffer  [2
    Born 4 Feb 1747  Canterbury, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 13 Feb 1825  [1
    Person ID I19456  Puffer Genealogy
    Last Modified 10 Sep 2013 

    Father Timothy Puffer,   b. 17 Jan 1714, Wrentham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1781, Shaftsbury, VT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Mother Esther Clark,   b. 1 Mar 1716, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1805, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Family ID F5555  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family David Baldwin,   b. 8 May 1742, Canterbury, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 May 1826, Canterbury, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 29 May 1774  Canterbury, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Timothy Baldwin,   b. 15 Apr 1775, Canterbury, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Festus Baldwin,   b. 24 Nov 1777, Canterbury, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Susanna Baldwin,   b. 28 Aug 1780, Canterbury, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Elijah Baldwin, Sr.,   b. 17 Jan 1783, Canterbury, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 1888, Canterbury, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 105 years)
     5. David Clark Baldwin,   b. 9 Sep 1784, Canterbury, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 24 May 2014 
    Family ID F5575  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Feb 1747 - Canterbury, CT Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 29 May 1774 - Canterbury, CT Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Esther was very pious and strict with her children. It is related that when the children picked apples to eat on Sunday, she forbade their eating them, because they were gathered on the Sabbath and, when her hired girl cooked some greens that she had picked on Sunday, Mrs. Baldwin made her throw them away. Another instance of her ideas of bringing up children is told. Dr. Elijah Baldwin when a boy did not like brown bread and milk and when he finally declined to eat a meal of it, his mother said: "Very well, I will set it away till you are hungry." When he asked for food again, she brought out the same brown bread and milk and he again refused to eat it. She put it away again and placed it before him next morning. The milk was sour and he turned away from his breakfast in disgust, but it was kept for him and served again until the poor child finally had to eat the stuff before his mother would allow him to eat anything else.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1210] _Descendants of George Puffer of Braintree, Massachusetts 1639-1915, Charles Nutt, A. B.,, , (The Tuttle Company), 46, 76.

    2. [S1210] _Descendants of George Puffer of Braintree, Massachusetts 1639-1915, Charles Nutt, A. B.,, , (The Tuttle Company), 76.