Birth14 Oct 1756, Upper Saucon Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania87,154, v. 3, p. 316.
Christening28 Dec 1756, Tohickon Union Church, Bucks County, Pennsylvania154, v. 3, p. 316.,243 Age: <1
Death13 Sep 1834, Mifflin Township, Franklin County, Ohio167,631 Age: 77
BurialMifflin Township Cemetery, Franklin County, Ohio631
OccupationFarmer, Carpenter
MilitaryRevolutionary War, 4th Regiment Artillery, Continental Troops94
FatherHenry BACHMAN (1717->1792)
MotherElizabeth —— (-<1788)
Birth3 Jun 1762, Pennsylvania69, p. 120.
Death22 Sep 1850, Mifflin Township, Franklin County, Ohio167,631 Age: 88
BurialMifflin Township Cemetery, Franklin County, Ohio631
FatherChristopher STEELE (-1782)
MotherMary SHLIEFFER (-1763)
MarriageJun 1781, Quakertown, Northampton County, Pennsylvania1658
ChildrenGeorge (1779-)
 Johannah (Died as Child) (?1780-1783)
 Samuel (1781-1875)
 Henry (1787-1850)
 Elizabeth (1789-)
 Amalie "Mary" (1792-1877)
 Susannah (1795-1871)
 David (1800->1850)
 Jesse (1802-1878)
 Sarah (~1804-)
Notes for George BAUGHMAN

DAR Patriot Index:372, v. 1, p. 324. Bowman, George, b 10-14-1755/6 d 4-13-1834 OH m Barbara Steele Pvt Wgn (wagon master) PA PNSR (pensioner).

Boundary Changes:69, p. 114. "The area in which the Baughman's lived was originally in Bucks County. However in 1752, the northern part of Bucks County became Northampton County. In 1812, after the Baughman's left the area, Lehigh County was formed from Northampton. Earlier, Montgomery County had been formed from Philadelphia County. Research on families in that area cannot be confined to one county."

Biographical Sketch (1880):1208, p. 689. "George [Baughman] emigrated to Ohio in 1805 and settled in Mifflin Township, Franklin County, where he spent the remainder of his life; he died at a ripe old age, and is buried at Gahanna; he was the father of the late Hon. Jesse Baughman, founder of Gahanna, and one of the originators of the Franklin County Pioneer Association."

Biographical Sketch (1880):70, p. 411. "George Baughman and his wife, Barbara, came in 1807, and located on Big Lick, but in 1812, removed to Mifflin Township, and settled on Big Walnut, above the present village of Gahanna. Samuel Baughman, the oldest son of George, was married when he came to the township, to Elizabeth Hoffman. The other descendants of George and Barbara Baughman were: Elizabeth (Mrs. David Ridenour), Susan (Mrs. John Agler), Henry, David, Jesse, and Sarah (Mrs. Jonathan Swickard). All are deceased except for the last named. The Baughmans were an important family in the early history of the township."

Biographical Sketch (1880):70, p. 485. "George and Barbara Baughman, with their families, first settled in 1805, but subsequently removed to Mifflin, where they spent most of their pioneer life. They were from Washington County, Pennsylvania."

Biographical Sketch (1904):165, p. 18-19. "George Baughman and his wife Barbara, their oldest son Samuel, and his wife Elizabeth Huffman, came from Washington County, Pa., in 1807. The other Baughman children who came at the same time were: Elizabeth, m. David Ridenour; Susan, m. John Agler; Polly, m. George Dague; Henry, David, Jesse, and Sarah. She m. Jonathan Swickard, January 1, 1824. These families located along the southern boundary of the township the exact lines were then not generally known. George Baughman, in 1812, purchased a tract of land in Mifflin Township, west of Big Walnut Creek."

Biographical Sketch (1930):48, v. 1, p. 508. "The first settler in Mifflin is believed to have been William Read, who arrived on the ground in the last year of the eighteenth century. He was quite prominent, being a member of the Legislature and afterward a judge of the Common Pleas court. Ebenezer Dean followed him and soon built a mill. He and his family took up a thousand acres in the western part of the township. It is told that on this land there stood a sycamore tree so large that, after it was cut down, a horse and rider passed through the hollow trunk. Other early settlers were Frederick Agler, Daniel Turney, George Baughman . . ."

Biographical Sketch (1930):665, v. 1, p. 188. "Baughman, George, BLW #9062-100-11 Feb 1791, srv as Pvt. in arty unit in PA Line. George Baughman or George Bachman, Barbara, W4632, PA Line, sol appl 26 Sep 1832 Franklin Cty OH a res of Miflin OH, b 14 Oct 1755 at Upper Socken Twnshp in Northampton Cty PA, sol mentions a bro Henry of Canton in Stark Cty OH, enl Morristown NJ, wid appl 6 Sep 1844 Franklin Cty OH aged 82, m in Jun 1781 at Springfield or Quakertown in Northampton Cty PA, sol d 13 Apr 1834, sol was b 14 Oct 1756 & his godfather was George Treysbach & his godmother was Mariele Buchedren, sol's children were: George b 15 Nov 1779, Samuel b 10 Oct 1781, Henry b 5 Nov 1787, Elizabeth b 27 Jun 1789, Amalie b 24 Jan 1792, Susana b 27 Mar 1795, & Johanneh b 27 Jan 17??"

Biographical Sketch (1985):69, p. 109-119. "It is important to remember as one reads the record of George Baughman's Revolutionary War service, that his grandparents and others in the Pennsylvania area where he grew up were Mennonites. His military service would have been displeasing to many of his relatives and others in the community. In fact, in Saucon Township there was an isolated group of Mennonites who were classed with the Tories as being disloyal. They would not take an oath of allegiance required by law. They were sent to jail, all their goods confiscated, and then ordered out of the state within thirty days.705, p. 590.

The second fact to remember is that the statement for his pension application was made under oath in the year 1832. George was seventy-six years old and infirm at the time he gave his testimony. It seems remarkable to me that he could give as vivid a description of the events as he did. The events of the War must have made an indelible impression on the young nineteen year old youth's mind. Note that he gave his birth year as 1755; whereas the records we quoted earlier, give the date as 1756. We will also discover later that the lengths of time he lived in various counties were not always accurate. . . .

In his petition George Baughman indicated he was in the following locations and battles during the Revolution War:

Flying camp at Long Island •• 9 months
Militia, Upper Saucon •• 3 months
Stationed near New York between Brunswick and New York City •• ?
Guarded British prisoners, Easton, New Jersey •• 3 months
Allenstown, Northampton County, Pennsylvania •• 2 weeks
Philadelphia, Chester, Wilmington, Delaware •• ?
Battle of Brandywine •• ?
Valley Forge •• ?
North Carolina (after the war?) •• ?

George Baughman participated in the Battle of Brandywine. His account does not reflect the importance this battle had in history. General Howe had landed 16,000 British troops in Chesapeake Bay with the intent to move on Philadelphia, forty-five miles distance. Washington had 11,000 troops along the Brandywine. With these troops was the French nobleman, the Marquis de Lafayette. Did George get to see him? I doubt if George, who was a private in the army, had much contact with the Marquis! On 11 September 1777, Howe crossed the Brandywine, outflanked Washington, and defeated him decisively. The fighting in this battle was so terrible that twenty-five miles away in Philadelphia it was reported that they could hear the guns. It is estimated that 300 Americans died in the Battle of Brandywine and another 400 taken prisoner.69, p. 113. As his authority, Littrell cites Bart McDowell, The Revolutionary War, National Geographic Society, 1967, p. 113-114. George Baughman was one of the fortunate ones who escaped.

In his petition George Baughman stated that he was near Valley Forge. However, descendants must not jump to the conclusion that he spent the cold winter there with George Washington. I am certain that if he had done so, he would have mentioned it in his petition. George Washington was there during the winter of 1778, a year later according to historical accounts.

Also it should be noted that George stated he saw Captain Wagner later in North Carolina. Whether he went there as part of the War service is not clear, but it seems doubtful that he did. Also, since he stated that he stayed at Valley Forge 'until time expires' would indicate that he did not have further service. I believe he made the trip to North Carolina in later years prior to his marriage."

1755 October 14:1660 In pension application, George states "I was born the 14 Oct 1755."
1756 October 14:154, p. 80. John George Bachman born 14 October, baptised 28 December 1756 at
Tohickon Reformed Church, Bedminster Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Witnesses: George Freysbach and Maria Elizabeth Bucheckern.
1756 October 14:87 Transcription of Family Prayer Book lists birth date as 14 October 1756.
1757 October 14:167 Tombstone at Gahanna Cemetery, Franklin County, Ohio

1776/77 Military Service:
69, p. 113. George Baughman's Revolutionary War service.

1776 Revolutionary War Battles:1682, p. 26. "The Flying camp of 1776 was formed by Captain John Arndt and took part in the battle of Long Island, August 27, 1776, in which the company suffered heavily in killed and wounded, losing in all 21 men. At the battle of Fort Washington it again suffered heavily in killed, wounded and prisoners, Nov. 16, 1776, losing in all 37 men."

1781 Marriage:93 George and Barbara Baughman's marriage near Springfield, Northampton County, Pennsylvania.

1784 Letter of Money, George Bachman to Jacob Bachman:2176 "Know all men by these presents that George Bachman of Springfield Township in the County of Bucks in the state of Pennsylvania, Carpenter, and Barbara his wife late Barbara Stiehl being a daughter of Christopher Stiehl some time of the same place but late of Frederick County in the State of Maryland Farmer (or Tanner) deceased Have made and examined Constituted and appointed their trusty friend and brother, Jacob Bachman of the same county of Northampton in the state aforesaid Gentm. their true and lawful attorney for them and in their name and for their own proper use and benefit to ask demand recover and receive of and from the presenters of administrators of the said Christopher Stiehl deceased all such legacies, share, or shares divident or divident given or bequeathed unto them the said George Bachman and Barbara his wife of late Barbara Stiehl." Signed by George Bachman and Barbara Bachman (her mark) 15 December 1784; recorded 8 January 1785.

1785 Payments for Military Service:94 On Feb. 10, 1785, George Baughman received three payments for service in the 4th Regiment Artillery, Continental Troops: $32.20 for service through January 1, 1873; $50.75 for service through Nov. 3, 1873; and $80.00 for service through the end of the war.

1790 U.S. Census:1929
Pennsylvania, Northampton County, Upper Saucon Township
Head of Household •• George Bachman Jr.
Males 16 and over •• 1 << George
Males under 16 •• 3 << George, Samuel, Henry
Females •• 4 << wife Barbara, daughter Elizabeth, others?

1794 Land Purchase:69, p. 115. George Baughman purchased land in Toboyne Townships, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.

1800 Land Warrant:1198 On 16 January 1800 Andrew Porter used warrant #9062 issued to George Baughman, Private, on 11 February 1791 for 100 acres, along with other warrants to receive a total of 4,000 acres.

1802 Birth of Son Jesse:70, p. 486 facing. Birth of son Jesse in Washington County, Pennsylvania on June 11, 1802.

1805 Franklin County Resident:74, p. 78. George Baughman listed as a settler of Mifflin Township in 1805 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.

1805 Relocation to Plain Township:70, p. 486 facing. "In 1805 [Jesse's] parents removed to the county near New Albany, Plain Township, Franklin County."

1807/08 Barn Raising:70, p. 413. "The first barn raised in the [Plain] township belonged to George Baughman. It was built in the season of 1807-8, and his neighbors form Plain, Blendon, Mifflin, Jefferson, and Truro townships assisted at the raising. Those who belong in Plain, were Adam and Samuel Baughman, Joseph and James Scott, and Henry Hoffman. From Blendon there came Simeon Moore Sr., Simeon Moore Jr., and some of the Phelps family; from Jefferson, Matthais Dague and sons; from Truro, the Edgars and others; and from Mifflin, Frederick and John Agler, John Scott, Isaac Johnson and A. Anderson."

1810 U.S. Census:46, p. 269. Franklin County, Ohio census lost.

1810 Tax List, Pleasant Township, Franklin County, Ohio:1396 George Baughman in 1810 tax list for Pleasant Township, Franklin County, Ohio.

1812 Relocation to Mifflin Township:70, p. 486 facing. "When Jesse was in his eleventh year, in 1812, they again removed, this time going to Mifflin Township, where they lived upon a farm, and where both died in the fullness of years."

1815 Township Supervisor:70, p. 484. George Baughman, along with Asa Roberson, elected Township Supervisors in the first fall election of Mifflin Township. The election took place in the home of Frederick Agler.

1819 Lutheran Church Members:70, p. 487. A Lutheran Church was established in Mifflin Township. George and Jesse Baughman were early members of the church.

1820 U.S. Census:46, p. 270. Census for Franklin County, Ohio lost.

1830 U.S. Census:1020
Ohio, Franklin County, Mifflin Township
Head of family •• George Baughman
male 70-80 •• 1 << George, age 74
female 60-70 •• 1 << Barbara, age 68
(Adjacent to Jesse Baughman and David Baughman)

1830 Declaration of Military Service:94 "George Baughman, Pvt. 4th Artillery, appears in a book* under the following heading: 'Return of the Pennsylvania Line, entitled to Donation Lands, reported by the late Comptroller General.' *This book bears the following certificate: 'I do certify that the aforegoing is a list of the names of the Officers and Soldiers of the Pennsylvania line entitled to Donation lands, as furnished by the Comptroller General, and also of those admitted by the Board of Property agreeably to the several acts of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, which lists are now remaining in the Office of the Secretary of the Land Office of Pennsylvania. In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and affixed the Seal of said Office of Harrisburg this 20th day of February, 1830. Joshua Dickerson, Sec. Ld. office."

1831 Will:69, p. 118. As his authority, Littrell cites Franklin County, Ohio Will Record, Book A, p. 275. "A year prior to his petitioning for a pension, George Baughman 'being weak in body, but sound in mind' made a will. . . . In the will George names the children who were living; namely, George, Samuel, Henry, Elizabeth, Mary, Susannah, Sarah, David, and Jesse. Several items concerning his family can be found in his will.

1. He left the bulk of his estate to be used by his 'beloved wife,' but he does not name her. Later when she applied for a widow's pension, we have seen that she had to try and prove she was his wife.

2. Evidently his son and namesake, George, had been given his share previously, or he had met with his father's disapproval. In the will he was bequeathed five dollars to 'bar him from any further claims on the estate'. Since historical accounts of the Baughman family's arrival in Ohio do not list their oldest son, George, it is presumed that he did not come to Ohio with his parents. Where he was living was not ascertained.

3. The sons and daughters other than George, Jesse, and David, were to receive fifty dollars. However, the estate was not to be depleted all at once; a plan was devised so that each year on October first just one heir would receive his or her money."

1831 Will:69, p. 230-231. Written 15 October 1831, George Baughman stated, "I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife all the money now in my hands or possession and all that is due me . . . all the money arising therefore should be put into the hands of my beloved wife and to be at her disposal during her life and at her death the money to be equably divided among my children excepting for my son George, to whom I give and bequeath five dollars to be paid out of the money aforesaid to bar him for any further claims on the estate foresaid. Third, I give and bequeath unto my son Samuel fifty dollars to be paid against the first day of Oct. 1833. Fourth, I give and bequeath unto my son Henry fifty to be paid against the first day of Oct. 1834. Fifth, I give and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth fifty dollars to be paid against the first day of October 1835. Sixth, I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary fifty dollars to be paid against the first day of Oct. 1836. Seventh, I give and bequeath unto my daughter Susanah fifty dollars to be paid against the first day of October 1837. Eighth, I give and bequeath unto my daughter Sarah fifty dollars to be paid against the first day of Oct. 1838. Furthermore it is to be remembered and is my will that the said Jesse my youngest son is to keep all the above bequests with the exception of the six [! five] dollar bequest as they become due . . . It is to be understood that the said David Baughman obtained a deed of conveyance from George Baughman and wife for fifty acres of land, the farm on which the said David Baughman now lives."

1832 Pension Declaration:1660 26 September 1832. In his pension declaration, George Baughman states, "That I was born the 14 Oct 1755 at Upper Socken Township in the County Northampton, Pennsylvania. There is a record of his age in his father's old Bible in the possession of his brother Henry in Canton, Stark County, Ohio.

Enlisted about two weeks before the flying Camp was destroyed at Long Island, thinks in 1776. In the Flying Camp for nine months under Capt. Weigner. Was ordered to meet the company at Morris Court House, Morristown, in New Jersey. He, with others, being enlisted to fill up the company, the company not being filled, and the flying camp destroyed at Long Island, the Company did not meet at Morristown and no further orders were received. In the same year and soon after said flying Camp was destroyed declarant was disabled [?] in the militia for three months at Upper Socken in Northampton County, Pennsylvania. Capt. John Robert, Col. Krueger (Dutch), Ensign Jacob Rumell, Lewt. John Stall, Adjt. Stephen Polgaar - Stationed 6 or 7 miles from New York and between Brunswick and the City of New York where continued until time expired. Snow fell about Christmas the night before discharged. The British were in New York. Got hay on Rariton river and whilst doing so the British light horse came and fired upon them but being in a hollow was not hurt - about 500 of Americans soon after came up and British went off. Rec'd no written discharge.

The next year in the summer volunteered three months at Upper Socken, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, for the purpose of guarding the British prisoners then at Easton in New Jersey under Capt. Shous (when took prisoners away from Easton). Commanded stay at Easton with the prisoners and guarded them when prisoners were exchanged at Elizabethtown. There was no regular officers in command at Easton. Capt. Ornd who belonged to flying Camp was at Easton and wounded in arm when escaping from enemy when flying camp was taken. When time expired returned to his native town.

In same year of the battle of Brandywine volunteer for three months in Capt. Wagoners rifle company -- lay about two weeks at Allanstown in Northampton County and from thence went to Philadelphia, from thence to Chester, from thence to Willmington. There we were out a scouting. There being great alarm about the British being in neighborhood, about 25 of us were chased by the British 4 or 5 miles whilst we were scouting. Orders came late in one afternoon for us to go up the Brandywine. Started the same evening and arrived at dusk near where the British were and the American force. The next morning early the Battle of Brandywine commenced. Declarant and others of riflemen lay in a hollow between two fences and the enemy. And American cannon were fired over them. The riflemen were, as declarant supposes, placed there to prevent the British from advancing and they not advancing was the reason why as declarant supposes the Riflemen had no orders to fire and did not fire. After the battle went to Valley Forge and lay about two miles from Valley Forge until time expired -- officers Capt. Wagoner, Col. ___ Dunlap (a very smart man), Genl. ___ Potter, Sargeant --the declarant was so called. Capt. Wagoner after time expired purchased a team for 500 $ and went south saying when he returned he would pay us but never returned. Saw him afterwards in North Carolina.

Returned home to Upper Socken after time expired. Resided in Upper Socken and in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, until about 1785 when he moved Shearmans Valley, Cumberland County, where he resided about 6 years, from thence went to Washington County, Pennsylvania on ten mile creek and stayed there about 4 years and then came to Ohio where he settled in Franklin County and hath ever since resided in Mifflin Township in said county -- about nineteen years. In Wagoner's company recollected Geo. Baughman (first cousin of declarant), Geo. Countsman, ___ Oas, Geo. Garner, John ? Garner, Philip Agler, Jacob Wise."

1834 Tombstone:167 Gahanna Cemetery, Gahanna, Franklin County, Ohio.
George Baughman
b. Oct. 14, 1757
d. Sept. 13, 1834

1834 Estate:71, p. 4. George Baughman is case 969-A, 1834.
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