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BAUGH John Crier, I

BAUGH John Crier, I[1, 2]

Male 1813 - 1861

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    Born  14 Feb 1813  [2, 3
    Gender  Male 
    Property  Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Retreat Farm and Spring Grove 
    • Retrear was across from Oake Hill on Rt.10
    Occupation  Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Overseer 
    • He was the overseer at the Claremont Monor Plantation, owned by Mr. Allen, until he got his own farm
    Residence  1840  Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Oake Hill 
    • on Rt.10 1 mile west of Rt.40
    Occupation  1860  Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Farmer 
    Residence  Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    "Mount Venison" 
    • They lived at "Mount Venison" for the first few years of their marriage
    Died  22 Apr 1861  [2
    Cause: Died suddenly 
    • A few years before her death, Aunt Ann Baugh Avery said that she remembered clearly his death. She said that she and her mother were living across the road from brother John. Fairly in the morning a colored slave came to call them. Soon after they reached the house he died surrounded by his family and few house servants. He was buried on the plantation.
    Buried  Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • See main notes for Plantation location
    Notes 
    • John Crier Baugh I, was from Oak Hill, Spring Grove, Va

      LEWIS DELONY BAUGH AND HIS DESCENDANTS
      by John Cryer Baugh IV
      Baugh is an old Scottish word signifying bad or indifferent. The first of the name in this country was Thomas. He came over in the ship Supply. Thomas Baugh was living at "West Shirley Hundred" in February 1623, and at "College Land" near Dutch Gap in. 1624. John Baugh was a member of the House of Burgesses from Henrico in 1644-45. William Baugh paterned 577 acres of land in Henrico now Chesterfield on the north side of the river, generations of the family can be traced.
      Lewis Delony Laugh, our ancestor, was born in February, 1788. The place is not known, but at an early date he came to Surry County and on January 16, 1810, he was married to Nancy Cryer of "Melville Plantation". She was the only daughter William Cryer, and was born December 25, 1780. Nancy died on May 16, 1834, leaving two children:

      1. John Cryer Baugh
      2. Susannah Baugh

      Lewis Delony Baugh was married the second time to Lucinda Inghram. After his death on January 30, 1849, Lucinda and her daughter Ann Marie lived in a cottage across from "Oake Hill" the home of her stepson John C. Baugh (sic ... poss Retreat Farm). Aunt Ann said that after her father's death, her brother John continued to look after her and her mother. Lucinda died in October 1881, leaving one daughter:

      1. Ann Marie Laugh

      My great-great grandfather, John Cryer Baugh, was born February 14, 1813. Nothing is known concerning his boyhood. He married Agnes Rebecca Neville Tatem of "Shady Run", Prince George County. Her father was David Tatem. The first few years of their marriage they lived at "Mount Vension". It was here at "Mount Vension" that their only child William Wesley Baugh was born. During the year 1840 John Cryer acquired from the Major Family a plantation in Surry County which he named "Oake Hill". Besides this plantation he owned Retreat Farm and Spring Grove. He was instrumental in building old Union Methodist Church which stood on the old stage road (Rt. 10) two miles east of the present village of Spring Grove. Cousin John Owen said that he was a very generous person - he built a school house on his plantation, employed a teacher and gave free tuition to those neighboring children unable to pay. He died very suddenly on April 22, 1861. A few years before her death, Aunt Ann Baugh Avery said that she remembered clearly his death. She said that she and her mother were living across the road from brother John. Fairly in the morning a colored slave came to call them. Soon after they reached the house he died surrounded by his family and few house servants. He was buried on the plantation.

      Several years ago while search for family datum I came across the following notice that I think reveals something of the type of man he was:

      "Know all men by these Presents that I. John C. Baugh of the County of Surry and State of Virginia, have set free my negro slave, William Slaughter, who is of brought colour and are about thirty six. And I hereby invest said William Slaughter with all the privileges with which is in my power to invest him as a free man. Witness this fifth day of January l55.
      Petersburg Courthouse
      Robert Mann. M. P.
      "John C. Baugh."


      From H.B Holdsworth records and John Cryer Baugh, IV:
      My great-great grandfather, John Cryer Baugh, was born February 14., I8I3. Nothing is known concerning his boyhood. He married Agnes Rebecca Neville Tatem of. "Shady Run", Prince George County., Her father was David Tatem. The first few years of their marriage they lived at "Mount Vension". It was here at "Mount Vension" that their only child, William Wesley Baugh was born. During the year 1840 John Cryer acouired from the Major Family a plantation in Surry County which he named "Oake Hill". Besides this plantation he owned Retreat Farm and "Spring Grove". He.was instrumental in building old "Union Methodist Church '' which stood on the old stage road two miles east of tbe present village of Spring Grove. Cousin John Owen 'said he was a very generous person' - he built a school house on his plantation, employed a teacher and gave free tuition to those neighboring children unable to pay. He died very suddenly on April 22, 1861. A few years before her death, aunt Ann Baugh Avery said. that she remebered clearly his death. She said that she and her mother were living across the road from brother John. Early in the morning a colored slave call to call them. Soon after they reached the house he died surrounded bv his family and few house servants. He was buried on the plantation.
      John Cryer Baugh, IV

      Several years ago while search for family datum I came across the following notice that I think reveals something of the type of man he was

      "Know all men by these presents that. I. John C. Baugh of the county of Surry and State of Virginia, have set free my negro slave, William Slaughter who is of brought colour and age about thirty six. And I hereby invest said William Slaughter with all the privileges with which is in my power to invest him as a free man. Witness this 5th of January 1855.
      Petersburg Courthouse Robert Mann, M.P.
      John C. Baugh ,"

      John C. Baugh and Agnes Rebecca Tatem, his wife, had one son who was:
      1.William Wesley Baugh

      'William Wesley Baugh, only son of John C. Baugh and Agnes Tatem, his wife, was born at "Mount Vension" in Surry County in the year 1839. He was educated in the private school of his father and attended
      Franklinton Institute in North Carolina. On November 18, 1858 he was married to pretty Martha Ann Elizabeth Edwards, sometimes called "Nannie", in the drawing., room of her father's home "Oakland" in Surry County. She was born at her mother's old home, "Cedar Field", Surry County (see Bohannan's Book Old Surry March 22, 1841 The daughter of Dr. William Henry Edwards and Elizabeth Proctor, his wife. Her father was a direct -descendant of 'William Edwards of Jamestown, Clerk of the Colony and of the Court 1688-94, and of the council of the colony. Martha Ann Elizabeth attended school in Murfreesboro, N, C. They lived at "Oake Hill" with his parents until "Home Cottage",
      their home, the gift of his father, was completed. During the year 1859, Little Willie, their first babe was born. Great grand--father lived at "home Cottage" just a short while, for with the death of his father in 1861, they moved back to "Oake Hill" to be with his mother.
      When the war broke out he enlisted and joined Company C, 13 Va. Cavalry, and was made a captain. During the war, my grandfather, William Wesley Baugh, was born (1862). His name at birth was William Edwards , after his grandfather Edwards, but later for some reason was changed to William Wesley (see old-family Bible).
      With Lee surrendering at Appomattox, and the war coming to a close, he returned to his beloved "Oake Hill". It was not the Oake Hill that he had left. His barns and grainery were empty, and the slaves that had worked his fields were gone. They were poor - Home Cottage and Spring Grove had to be sold. At the coarthouse in Surry there is recorded the deed conveying these two places to a Mr. Hillyard that tract of land known as "Home Cottage" embounding all the lands south of' the state road from Cabin Point to Surry Court-house which formerly belonged to John C. Baugh, deceased, and that [1]
    • (Medical):Possibly a heart attack or massive stroke (sic)
    Person ID  I5615  Booth Family
    Last Modified  15 Feb 2016 

    Father  BAUGH Lewis Delony,   b. Feb 1788,   d. 30 Jan 1849 
    Mother  CRYER Nancy Ann,   b. 25 Dec 1780, Melville Plantation, Va Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1834, Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  16 Jan 1810  Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F2935  Group Sheet

    Family  TATUM Agnes Rebecca Neville,   b. Abt 1814, Prince George County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. BAUGH Capt. William Wesley, Sr.,   b. 1839, Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1886
    Last Modified  1 Dec 2008 
    Family ID  F2074  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Baugh: John Cryer (1813-1886
    Baugh: John Cryer (1813-1886
    Portrait from the home of Kenneth Coker
    Oake Hill Plantation
    Oake Hill Plantation
    a hand drawing of the plat of Oake Hill Plantation by Jon Baird in the 1920s

  • Sources 
    1. [S194] Talmadge Booth (Reliability: 2).

    2. [S1039] Lewis Delony Baugh and his Descendants.

    3. [S232] 1860 Census, 1860 Census (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S903] Kenneth Coker, Kenneth Coker (Reliability: 2).

    5. [S903] Kenneth Coker, Kenneth Coker (Reliability: 3).


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