|Author||Emma Raymond Pitman|
|Publication Date||June 25, 2012|
Standing with reluctant feet Where the brook and river meet, ,. Womanhood and childhood fleet. LcKOFBL iiOW I jHERE the Shenandoah river A vinds wthrough the valley of Virgnnia, I liii AcT sQ: YyQ Massinuttin and Blue Ridg-e Mountains keep eternal watch and ward there Mary Briscoe Baldwin passed her infancy and childhood. Cedar Gi ove was the family home, but Belle Grove, a beautiful mansion situated very near, and the residence of her maternal grandfather, was the birthplace of Mary. Dr. Cornelius E. Baldwin, a physician of good repute, married the daughter of Major Isaac Hite, who not only owned Belle Grove, and Cedar Grove, but also a vast tract of land in the Shenandoah Valley, ine miles in extent. Her ancestry was not only wealthy but ennobled, for her mother, Ms. Baldwin, was niece to James Madison, fourth President of the United States. She was the second daughter and child in a family of twelve, of whom only three survive to the present time. One of these, Mrs. A nn Maury Hay, married Isaac
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