Early Baugh families in Kentucky

The name, John Baugh, appears as a petitioner in the book, Petitioners of the Early Inhabitants
of Kentucky
. His name appears in the list of those signing Petition Number 9, endorsed 16 Oct 1779. In 1799, a John Baugh, Sr. received a land grant in Barren County, KY. I suspect this is the same John Baugh. If so, he remained in the area until about 1820 after which he moved to the Mount Vernon, Illinois area (Jefferson County, IL). Visit the Land Grants pageto see information which the webmaster copied.

Collins writes an account that begins: "In the year 1790, Mr. Frederick Bough arrived in Kentucky,
and being on the 13th of October in that year, in company with a young man of his acquaintance, near Jacob Vanmeter's fort, in Hardin county, fell in with a party of Indians." His companion was killed, he survived. Mr. Bough recounted the incident to the editor of the Western Review, in 1821. Mr. Baugh was living in Bath County at that time.

Collins. History of Kentucky, Vol. II, pages 314-5.

Early census records further document the presence of Baugh families living in Kentucky.


In 1798 Beaver Creek Baptist Church (later known as Mt. Tabor Baptist Church) in Barren County, KY was constituted. Among the original seven members was John Baugh. In 1800, John Baugh, Jr. joined the church. Others joining the church the the year they joined:
1801 William Baugh, Philemon Baugh, Sarah Baugh
1819 Betsy Baugh, Roseanna Baugh
1820 Roseanna Baugh

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