Prince Edward County
John's birth and exact death dates are not known. He may have been born 1740-1750 (brother, James was born c. 1740). Chesterfield County was formed May 25, 1749 from Henrico County. John could have been born in Henrico County before the name change of that area his parents lived in. It is assumed that he died in 1795 since the probate on his estates begins in October 1795.
John did not have a Will. At his death, he had the Settlement of two estates. His father, John Baugh, died c. 1785, Will written Sept. 29, 1784 and proved Aug. 1, 1785, had left him his tobacco plantation(196 acres) that he lived on in Manchester Parish, Chesterfield County, Va. that was son, John's after the death of his mother. His mother, Frances (Robertson) Baugh's Will was written July 19, 1793 and proved Oct.22, 1795(inventory of property) in Chesterfield County. She leaves John 900 lbs of tobacco, one feather bed, two sheets and a blanket.
His mother died, probably a few months or weeks before John and wife died. John owned a house in Prince Edward County where he and his family lived. It is believed that he and wife died in some sort of accident together in Prince Edward County. They had ten children. The probate on his Prince Edward Estate begins 7 days after his mother's estate is proved in Chesterfield County.The probate for both estates for John was in the Prince Edward Court. Probate on the Prince Edward Estate begins, 19 Oct 1795 and on the tobacco plantation in Chesterfield County, on 19 April 1796.
Descendants seem to think John was married to Phoebe Edwards, although no marriage or bond has been found for them. They were both from Chesterfield County. They would have married c. 1768-1770. The Chesterfield court house burned so the marriages start at 1771. Phoebe's brother-in-law, Thomas Trent of Buckingham County, married to her half- sister, Elizabeth, was appointed guardian for the children. Her father calls her Phebe Baugh in his Will. So most likely, Phoebe was married to John and the mother to his children.
Children of John Baugh (from court papers)
Note: Not only did Frances, John and Phoebe die in 1795, it seems that Gabriel Vest, husband of Frances' dau., Tabitha, also died that year ! Someone who worked with the records in Prince Edward County told a descendant who was researching this family that John and his wife, Phoebe Edwards died together in an accident. That was about 40 years ago. That information was passed to me from another descendant.
John's maternal grandparents: William Robertson (his Will, written, April 4, 1757, Chesterfield County, VA, proved May 5, 1758. William's wife, Frances/Francis Puckett Tanner was the widow of John Clyborn when he married her. William leaves to his daughter, Frances Baugh, a slave named Abraham and a horse. William's wife, Frances/Francis Tanner Robertson, also left a Will, (Francis Robertson)written March 7, 1768 and proved August 3, 1770(Book 2, page 171), at Chesterfield County. She names John Baugh (her son-in-law, married to dau. Frances) as one of several owing her money. These two Wills are on USGenweb, Virginia, Chesterfield Co. Note: on USGenweb, because her name was written as Francis, someone thinks her Will is a man's Will.
Please note that I previously had the year that Wm. Robertson wrote his Will as 1758 as the USGenWeb site had it. I checked with the book: Chesterfield County Virginia Wills, 1749-1774 by Benjamin B. Weisiger, III. It had 1757 as the year William wrote his Will. William listed his step-son, John Claiborne as his son-in-law.
Phoebe Edwards Baugh (1754 - 1795)*
Bartlett Baugh (1774 - 1843)*
Priscilla Baugh Staples (1775 - 1861)*
Tabitha Baugh Sweeney (1783 - 1860)*
Caroline Baugh Meadows (1789 - 1850)*
Specifically: Burial place not known.
Created by: R.J.
Record added: Nov 06, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 79970540
Added: Mar. 4, 2014
Added: Aug. 27, 2012