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Re: Mary Elizabeth Carter & Silas Baughn, Cumberland, Virginia 1831
Posted by: Holly Hampton (ID *****8234) Date: May 05, 2013 at 05:19:57
In Reply to: Mary Elizabeth Carter & Silas Baughn, Cumberland, Virginia 1831 by Peyton Carter of 22762

It could be just a coincidence but Oglethorpe County, Georgia is where my Carter's (and Kidd's and Steven's and Johnson's, and Freeman's) settled after they left Mecklenburg County, Virginia around 1802.

"Silas M Baughn, possibly born about 1806 and married about 1831, Mary Elizabeth Garter (or Carter) of Amelia County, Virginia. He left Virginia in 1832 and went to North Carolina, then in the latter part of 1833 he visit-ed his uncle, Joseph Baughn of Lexington, Oglethorpe Co., Ga.
While he was there, he and a cousin went squirrel hunt-ing one evening, and the cousin was bitten by a rattle snake and died before sundown. He also stood draft for the Indian War while he was in Georgia but was not drawn.
All the women and children were moved to the court house for protection against the Indians. Silas had evidently arrived in Georgia before November 1833, for he witnessed the greatest falling of the stars while there.
On account of the Indian Wars, he returned to Haw Ridge, N.C., where his wife died in 1839. He then returned to Cumberland County, Va., where he had formerly lived and where G. C. Baughn (xlll) was born. This was the home of Warren L Baughn(x2) who was then dead. Silas M had two small children with him when he returned to Virginia."

BTW, the University of Georgia in Athens is not far from Lexington and for many years, by tradition, the sheriff preceded the students and faculty in the graduation ceremony in case of "Indian" attack.

Now they ban backpacks due to concerns for bombs. I guess some things never change.

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