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The Abraham G. Baugh Family of Logan County, Kentucky (c. 1830-1880)

By Ivan W. Baugh1

The photographs seen throughout this article came from the photo album belonging to Susie Baugh Hines, now in the possession of her granddaughte , Rochelle Hines. In conjunction with her cousin, anet Baugh, through intense analysis, they have ascribed a tentative identification to each of the included photos.

Abraham Green Baugh III was born 15 October 1805 in Powhatan Count , Va.2 His parents, Abra- ham II (b. 7 Aug. 1773) and Martha Johnson Baugh (b. 3 Oct. 1773) were also born in Powhatan County (formerly Cumberland County), Virginia. “In May 1777, the Virginia General Assembly created the County of Powhatan out of land from the eastern portion of Cumberland County between the Ap- pomattox and James rivers. In 1850, a small portion of Chesterfield County was annexed.”3 Abraham Baugh II and Martha Johnson married 21 Dec. 1793, in Powhatan Count , Va. They settled in Garrard Count , Ky., appearing on the Garrard County tax list starting in 1805, and on the 1810 census. Their son, Abraham G. III, married Rebecca Moore, 13 Feb. 1824, in Garrard Count , Ky.4 Rebecca was born about 1797, in Virginia. As I worked on the Garrard County Baugh families, I could not find Abraham III and Rebecca anywhere after their marriage.

While researching the Logan Count , Ky., Baugh families, I came across an Abraham G. Baugh III in the 1830 census.5 Something clicked in my memory that prompted me to check the Garrard County in- formation I had. The age similarities were sufficiently close to be the same couple who married in 1824 in Garrard Count , Ky. This renewed a question in my mind about there being a possible connection between the Baugh families who settled along the I-75 corridor in eastern Kentucky and those in Logan Count , Ky.

Further research outlines the connection below. How much that connection influenced Abraham G. III and Rebecca to move to Logan County from Gar- rard County (via Russell County) remains a matter for further research. Mark Arslan found them on the Russell County, Ky. (Jamestown is the county seat) tax lists in 1827 and 18286 along with Abraham’s

brother, Darius, and his father, Abraham II in 1827. The following sketch of the Baugh family tree traces the connection:7

William Baugh, Sr.,8 b. ca. 1610 England, d. 1687 in Virginia, came to the American colonies in 1639 with his son, William Jr., b. 1629, d. 1678.

James Baugh I, b. ca. 1655, d. 1723 (youngest child of William, Sr.)

Thomas Baugh, b. ca. 1690 Henrico County, Va., d. ca. 1762 in Chesterfield County, Va.

Abraham Baugh I, b. ca. 1732, Henrico County, Va., d. 1797, Powhatan County, Va.

Abraham Baugh II, b. 7 Aug. 1773, Powhatan County, Va., d. Dec. __, 1833 Garrard County, Ky.

Abraham G. Baugh III, b. 1805 Pow- hatan County, Va., d. before 22 Oct. 1877,9 Logan County, Ky.

Pritchett10 establishes the line for John and Samuel Baugh of Logan County as follows:

William Baugh, Sr., b. ca. 1610, d. 1687.

James Baugh I, b. ca. 1655, d. 1723 (youngest son of William Sr.)

Thomas Baugh, b. ca. 1690 – 1762 John Baugh, d. 1761

John Baugh, d. ca. 11 Aug. 1785 (will proved on that date)

James Baugh, d. 1 Aug. 1810

John Baugh, b. 1 May 1774, Ches- terfield County, Va., d. 20 Sept. 1855, Logan County, Ky.

2007 Kentucky Ancestors V42-4


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