Death26 Mar 1853, Plain Township, Franklin County, Ohio165, p. 16-18. Note: A list of their children appears on p. 18. Age: 75
Burialon the family farm, New Albany, Franklin County, Ohio165, p. 16-18. Note: A list of their children appears on p. 18.
FatherAbraham BAUGHMAN (~1749-1827)
Death6 Sep 1865, Plain Township, Franklin County, Ohio165, p. 16-18. Note: A list of their children appears on p. 18. Age: 81
Burialon the family farm, New Albany, Franklin County, Ohio165, p. 16-18. Note: A list of their children appears on p. 18.
Notes for Adam BACHMAN

Biographical Sketch (1880):70, p. 411. "Adam Baughman and his wife, Priscilla (Hoffman), of Washington County, Pennsylvania, emigrated to the township in 1805, and located upon Scott's Plains, or prairie, in the southwest part of the township. They had two children when they moved into the township, and a number born afterward. Their names, with those of the persons whom they married and other information, are given in the following: Eve, died in infancy; Elizabeth lives in the township; Louisa, wife of Thomas Havens, is deceased; Solomon, who married Margaret Swickard, and subsequently Martha Arnold; and Catharine (Mrs. M. Swickard), are in the township; Mary is in California; Peter and Reuben, in the township; Abram, deceased; Levi, in Blendon. Adam Baughman, the pioneer, remained a resident of the township until his death, which occurred in 1853, and his wife until her death, in 1865."

Biographical Sketch (1901):737, p. 273. "Elizabeth Baughman was born in Plain Township, Franklin County, September 6, 1804, and tradition says that she was the first white child whose birth occurred in that locality. Her parents were Adam and Precilla (Huffman) Baughman, both of whom were of German lineage and were the first white settlers in Plain Township, having emigrated from Pennsylvania to Franklin County during the days when Indians were still numerous in this part of the state."

Biographical Sketch (1904):165, p. 16-18. Note: A list of their children appears on p. 18. "From the old book statement of accounts . . . it is very plain to see that the names mentioned were of men who were actual settlers. Edward Phelps and family and Isaac Griswold and family passed through the wilderness along an Indian pathway through what is now Plain Township, on August 22, 1806, on their journey from Windsor, Conn., to their final place of settlement along Alum Creek, in what is now Blendon Township, west of Plain. These settlers have said that there was but one cabin along the trail between the settlement at Granville and the settlement at Worthington, and that was the Adam Baughman cabin. These pioneer settlers brought with them such supplies as they most needed and traded what they brought for other supplies of food needed which had been raised here. The whiskey was used as medicine, and was necessary to ward off malarial poison.

There is no positive evidence so far as discovered that there was any settlement in what is now Plain Township prior to 1803. Adam Baughman and his wife, Priscilla (Huffman), came from Washington County, Pa., in 1803, according to Williams Bros.' History of Franklin and Pickaway Counties, 'the records for which were gathered from the older citizens prior to 1880. The Baughmans then had two children: (1) Eva, died while young, and (2) a babe, died while young. Nine were born to them in Ohio. Those two brave and determined young people started from the homes of their parents, accompanied by Henry Huffman and his wife (Henry Huffman was a brother to John), all on horseback, carrying their only living child, Eva, and their outfit for home building and fitting, over mountains, across rivers and through forests to the Ohio River, crossing the river on ferryboat. They followed along rude roads and Indian pathways, guided by plats of lands and streams in surveys, finally stopping and locating near to a high hill, supposing it to be on the lands owned by Mrs. Baughman’s father, John Huffman; but they soon discovered that they were too far south, and what is now known as Ray’s Hill, in Jefferson Township, was not on their lands. They removed to a point farther north and built their log cabin about two miles west of south from where the town of New Albany was afterwards located, and 1/4 mile south from where the road leading from Columbus to New Albany and the road leading from Reynoldsburg to Worthington cross, a short distance south from the church. The cabin was 200 feet north from where the frame house stands, the residence of Allen Reed Baughman, a grandson, and on the east side of the road.

The old deer lick where Adam Baughman and other noted marksmen of those early times shot so many deer, was located one-fourth mile north of the bridge over Rocky ford creek.

The grandsons (sons of Reuben), Allen R., Amos L. and Noah M., relate that they remember of hearing their grandmother relate about the journey from Pennsylvania to Ohio, and of the building of the first log cabin in 1803, in the dense wilderness. The Baughmans were leading citizens among the later pioneer settlers. The Gospel of Christ was preached in their cabin as early as 1808 by the Rev. John Williams. They assisted in establishing schools, and in every possible manner aided improvements.

Mr. Baughman died March 26, 1853, in his 75th year. Mrs. Baughman died Sept. 6, 1865, aged 81 years, 9 months, 28 days. Their bodies, with those of their daughters, Eva, Infant, Louisa and son Abram and grandson Russell, are buried on the old farm, about sixty rods southwest from where their cabin stood and between two roads. The graves are marked with plain stone slabs, with names and dates plain and legible."

1803 Settler, Mifflin Township, Franklin County, Ohio:74 Adam Baughman listed as a settler of Mifflin Township in 1803 on the marble tablets in the walls of the memorial room of the Franklin County, Ohio, Soldiers', Sailors', and Pioneers Memorial Building in Columbus Ohio.

1807/08 Barn Raising:70, p. 413. Adam Baughman attended raising of first barn in Plain Township, owned by George Baughman.
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