Nathan Bennett Baldwin, a member of the First
Quorum of the Seventy, was born Jan. 27, 1812, at Augusta, Granville county,
Upper Canada, the third child of eleven born to Aaron Muson Baldwin and
Becoming a convert to the restored gospel, he was
baptized April 28, 1833, by John Gould, and ordained a Priest Oct. 24,
1833. Soon afterwards he went to Kirtland, Ohio, and in 1834, as a member
of Zion's Camp, traveled from Kirtland to Missouri, on which journey he
became intimately acquainted with the Prophet Joseph
Early in 1835 he was ordained a Seventy by Sidney
Rigdon and became a member of the first quorum of Seventy. Later, at
Nauvoo, Illinois, he was set apart as a president of the 21st quorum and
he afterwards became senior president of that quorum.
On January 5, 1839, Elder Baldwin married Sarah Ann
Pine. Later he would practice plural marriage, also taking Margaret Ohler,
Oler, or Cler as wives.
After his arrival in Utah, he was advised by Pres.
Brigham Young to locate in Fillmore,
Millard county, where he resided until his death. When the 21st quorum
of Seventy was located in Millard county, Brother Baldwin was continued
as senior president of the same, which position he held until the time
of his death, which ensued from general debility Nov. 1, 1891, at Fillmore.
Brother Baldwin was a faithful, humble man, possessing
the love and respect of all who knew him, and died in full faith of the
gospel. Only a few days after his death, his aged wife, Sarah, the partner
of his youth, followed him to the other side.
Grampa Bill is indebted to Brother Spencer Kendall for providing the picture of
The LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, Andrew Jenson, Vol. 3, p.593