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Early Baughman letters, 1854 to 1897

compiled by Marion C. Johnson
Books/Monographs/Book with Digital Images
English
Canton, Illinois : M.C. Johnson, [1992]
35 leaves. : ill., facsims., ports.

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"These were copies of letters that my mother, Mrs. Lera Murphy Johnson, had in her papers. My mother was a niece of Selina [Baughman] Riley."

Henry Baughman (1804-1865) was born in Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, the grandson of Henry and Anna Hunsaker Baughman and the great grandson of Jacob and Margaret Sager Baughman. Margaret Murphey (1800-1842) was born in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania. They were married in 1830 in Fulton County, Illinois. They had two daughters, 1831-1839, born in Fulton County. He married 2) Eliza Dooley in 1845 in Fulton County, Illinois. She was born in 1812 in Preble County, Ohio. They had one daughter born in 1846 in Fulton County. He died at Cuba, Illinois.

Includes information about Eliza Hill Dooley Baughman for a letter she wrote in 1898. Eliza Hill (1812-1899) was born north of Paris, Ohio. Her father, Thomas Hill (d. ca. 1823), lived on the Kentucky and Tennessee line. Her mother, Sallie Mitchell (d. ca. 1821), daughter of Isaac Mitchell, was born in Bourbon County, Kentucky. Her parents met at the Canan? Ridge Meeting. They had eight children, born in Kentucky and Ohio. The family migrated from Bourbon County, Kentucky, to Ohio, ca. 1810. Eliza Hill married Thomas Dooley (d. 1835) in 1835. They had one daughter, Sarah Agnes (1836-1840). She married 2) Henry Baughman.

Contents: Letters, 1854-1897 -- Travels of Selina Baughman Riley by train and stage coach to Oregon and California, from Cuba, Illinois, in 1884 -- Records from bible of Henry & Eliza Baughman -- Index.

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