John Baugh

b. 12 Oct 1814 Edgefield, SC
d. after 1903 Pleasanton, KA
m. Minerva Gordon Vickers 9 Apr 1840
b. 25 Mar 1821 Hopkins KY
d. 21 Feb 1903 Pleasanton, KA
Spouses and Marriage dates where known
John Washington McCrab Baugh
Mary Baugh (buried in Green Valley, KA)
Tandy Witcher
Martha Baugh (moved to Texas)
Jim Armstrong
Sarah Baugh
Andy Buskill or Buscal
Aramanoa Princetta Baugh (buried in KY)
Margaret Baugh
John Gilstrap
Virginia (Jenny) Baugh
Herman Griffin
Paulina Catherina Baugh
George Mitchell Baugh (first cousins)
Louisa Baugh (lived in Oklahoma)
m1. Bob Abbott
m2. ____ McNeal
Julia Baugh (buried in SC)
m2. Smith Conley
m2. John Craft or Croft
Tabitha Baugh
didn't marry
Priscille Baugh(buried in Green Valley, KA)
didn't marry

Information supplied by Edith Fitch

Minerva Vickers Baugh's obituary appeared in the Pleasanton, KA Enterprise, a weekly newspaper. The text below is a copy as provided by the Kansas State Historical Society


After Sixty-three Years of Wedded Life the Death Angel Parts John and Minerva Baugh

Word was brought to town on Saturday, Feb. 21, that "Grandma" Baugh had died that morning at 3 o'clock. Thus passed away one of the grandest old personages that has ever lived in Linn county.

Minerva G. Vickers was born March 25th, 1821, in Hopkins county, Kentucky. On April 9, 1840 she and John Baugh were united in the holy bonds of wedlock. For 16 years this young couple continued to dwell in the " home of their youth" but became imbued with the idea that they could better their condition by moving westward, and, in 1856 they started overland for "Sunny Kansas," landing here on November 13th, and taking up a claim within one-half a mile from the home where Mrs. Baugh died.

Twelve children were born to bless the union of Mr. and Mrs. Baugh, eleven girls and one boy. Five of these children preceded the mother to that Great Beyond leaving an aged husband and seven children to mourn the loss of a loving wife and mother.

The last sickness of Mrs. Baugh was of about three weeks duration and while, during that time, she suffered severely and in some instances and at some times it did not seem that she could bear the pain, yet no word of complaint was heard from her. She told those around her bedside that she was ready and willing to go and be with her Savior. What a sweet, kindly spirit she possessed, ever ready to do good unto others and never thinking of self. While yet a girl in her old Kentucky home she united with the Methodist church, but after coming to Kansas she joined the Christian church at Green Valley, now located in Pleasanton. She was a Christian too. She professed the faith and acted and lived in such a manner that all could profit by her grand character and noble example. While she was kind and considerate with those about her she would countenance no wrong doing without administering a. reproof to the wrong doer.

When sickness was known to be anywhere in their neighborhood you could always find her there or ready to go, to help the poor unfortunate. Many a fevered brow has been cooled by this kind old lady and many an aching head and weary brain have been eased by her.

Hers was a grand life--one that the young girls of to day might well emulate. Grandma has gone, let us cherish her memory with loving thought and kind words.

The funeral services were held at the home Sunday, February 22nd at 12 o'clock, conducted by Rev J. W. Tucker, after which the remains were laid to rest in Green Valley Cemetery.