Birth7 Apr 1775, Ten Mile, Washington County, Pennsylvania73, p. 1.,1230, p. 698.
Death11 Feb 1837, Baughman Township, Wayne County, Ohio73, p. 1. Age: 61
FatherAbraham BAUGHMAN (~1749-1827)
Birthbet 1780-179073
MarriageWashington County, Pennsylvania73, p. 1.
Notes for John BAUGHMAN

Biographical Sketch (1998):1045, (Peter Weygandt, Sr., Notes) "Elizabeth and John Baughman came from Washington County, Pennsylvania, in 1810 and were the first white settlers in Baughman Township, Wayne County, Ohio. The township was named for John who had surveyed the area in 1808. Other early settlers in the township included Elizabeth’s brothers John and Conrad Weygandt. John and Elizabeth had seven sons and three daughters, though only nine were named in his will dated 1825."

Biographical Sketch (1878):1230, p. 701. "Reminiscences concerning John Baughman, by his son Solomon of Dalton: ‘My father was born on Ten Mile, Washington County, Pennsylvania. His father, whose name was John also, removed to what is Baughman Township now, with his wife and family, in 1810. He settled on the east side of the township on the farm known as Baughman Hill. My father, by way of explanation, once said to me. "When you buy a farm be sure to get one that has sugar trees and a spring on it.’ We had, however, been out before the family was brought, and built a cabin 12 x 12, but which had no chimney and a roof made of chestnut bark. We came on horseback, bringing some clothes, tools, etc., though father walked most of the way. The second time they came out they hired a pair of horses and wagon to bring the family, riding and packing their own ponies. Father entered the land, 160 acres, in connection with John Weygandt, father subsequently owning it all. His farm was an excellent one, and it had thirty-seven springs on it, and apples when there were none anywhere else. We lived in two cabins for about eight years, then we erected a house twenty or thirty rods north of them. Here father lived and died. Times were pretty hard then, and the country wild, but not as wild as now, I believe; there were fewer ‘fusses’ then, and less ‘stagger juice’ consumed. For years he was a member of the Presbyterian church, but latterly jointed the United Brethren. He had ten children, seven sons and three daughters, but three of whom are living. Indians, bears, and wolves were plenty when we came out. Some of the Indians could talk English and told us that a big war was coming, and a part of the family, out of fear of the Indians, went toward Canton. We had a good many Indian scares but managed to get through without personal harm. When the Indians got drunk they were dangerous. Whisky was sometimes carried in deer skins."

1816 Justice of the Peace:1230, p. 698. "Baughman Township. This township was named after John Baughman, grandfather of John W., of Wooster, who was the first white settler in the township. It was organized March 5, 1816. Its population in 1870 was 2,067. The list of township officers on the records is as follows: Justice of the Peace: John Baughman, May 11, 1816. At this first election there were but eleven votes polled."

1830 Wayne Township Trustee:1230, p. 669. Baughman Township, Wayne County, Ohio. "1830: Trustees — James Marshall, John Baughman, David Anderson; Clerk — William Forbes; Treasurer — William Campbell."
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