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Jacob Baugh
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Birth: Jul. 25, 1812
Aschaffenburger Landkreis
Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
Death: 1869
Rockingham County
Virginia, USA

Jakob Bach was born in Blackenbach, Hessen-Kassel, Germany. He became a tailor like his father. He married in 1839 at Nentershausen in Weissenhassel, Germany. In 1840 when his daughter was still a baby, he left Germany and emigrated to America on the Pioneer arriving at the Baltimore Port but settled in Rockingham Co VA. During the Civil War, his home was burned by Sheridan's army as they marched through the Valley destroying everything. They managed to save some items and made it to their neighbors. He died between 1865-1869. They changed the spelling of the name to English Baugh. The story of his family is given in the Augusta Co Heritage Book 1998 p. 111 submitted by Christos Christou, Jr.

"There lived a family by the name of Baugh on the Valley Turnpike, two miles north of Harrisonburg, consisting of father, mother and seven children - five daughters and two sons. Four of the daughters were grown. When the Federal Army passed their house on their way back to Winchester they told this family they had better get in their wagons and go with them and they would be given transportation to any point north they wished to go. That there were hundreds of families going, and that they were going to burn up the Valley so that no one could subsist there. It had that appearance, for hundreds of barns and mills were then burning; so the old people consented to go, as it looked like starvation to stay. They then gathered up some clothing and bedding and got into the wagon; but the grown girls would not go and determined to remain where they were. The Federals then told them if they did not go with them they would have to burn their house down over their heads, and they would be compelled to go. The girls told them they could burn if they wanted to, but remain they would. Consequently the house was fired and burnt to the ground; the girls trying to save what they could by dashing into the house and rescuing what they could carry out. Some of the Federals, seeing their determination, assisted them and saved most of the property. After the Federals had left one of the girls went across the field to Mr. Armentrout's, a neighbor about one-half mile distant, procured a wheelbarrow and moved their goods to his house. They then lived with their relatives and friends until the war closed. After the war I married Miss Martha E. Baugh, one of those same girls". Four Years in the Stonewall Brigade by John O. Casler copy. 1893 p. 241-2. 
Family links: 
  Anna Catherine Linhoss Baugh (1813 - 1894)
  Anna Dorothy Baugh (1840 - 1899)*
  Martha Elizabeth Baugh Casler (1844 - 1922)*
  Nancy Catherine Baugh (1845 - 1945)*
  Jacob H Baugh (1853 - 1935)*
  William S. Baugh (1856 - 1926)*
*Calculated relationship
Timberville Cemetery
Rockingham County
Virginia, USA
Created by: Christos Christou, Jr.
Record added: Jun 23, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 112752291


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