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Baughman, George, Sr., 1809-1870


Biographical Note

George Baughman was both to John and Barbara Baughman at Yellow Breeches Creek, in the Susquehanna Valley of Pennsylvania, August 15, 1809. By the mid-1830s, he had relocated to Baltimore, Maryland. In September 1835, he married Mary Jane Greer (1811-1898). The couple had six children, five of whom lived to adulthood: George, Jr., Greer, Charles, Emilius, and Mary Amelia (Minnie). In 1847, Baughman moved his family to Salem, Virginia, and in 1856, to Richmond, Virginia. In Richmond, he was a newspaper man and founded a stationary business that was operated by his sons following the Civil War. Baughman served in the Confederate Ambulance Corps (1st Regiment, Virginia State Reserves (2nd Class Militia) during the Civil War. His four sons also served. Baughman returned to Richmond and lived there until his death in 1870. He is buried in Hollywood Cemeterry, Richmond, Virginia.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Baughman Family Papers

Identifier: Ms-2018-031

The Baughman Family Papers contain correspondence between members of the Baughman family of Richmond, Virginia, as well as with friends, written from 1837 to 1957 (bulk, 1837-1907). The second part of the collection is family papers from about 1859 to the 1940s. This includes military documents, estate papers, legal documents, Confederate society papers, poetry, and photographs.

Dates: 1837-1968, n.d.