BAUGH, George.-The BAUGH family is of German extraction, and the first of the name known in the county was John Baugh, who came to America about the middle of the last century.  His son John married Mary Price, to whom were born eleven children, - four sons and seven daughters, - of whom the eldest was George.  He was born October 17, 1797, in what is now East Coventry Township, and was married December 2, 1819, to Catharine Frick (born August 14, 1798), daughter of John and Catharine (Grumbacher) Frick.  The fruits of this marriage were four children, viz:  Sarah Ann Jones, d. unmarried; Caroline, m. John Ellis; Allen Armstrong (deceased), m. Hannah, daughter of Michael Towers; Harried Reinhart (deceased), m. Dr. Edward B. Heckel.  George Baugh died April 22, 1865, and his widow resides with her daughter, Mrs. Caroline B. Ellis.  In his younger days Mr. Baugh was a merchant, and kept store in East Coventry, and subsequently was engaged in farming.  He served many years as school director, and was a director in the old Pottstown Bank.  He was a pronounced temperance man, taking great interest in that cause, and was equally noted for his opposition to American negro slavery.  He often assisted colored people to gain their freedom by aiding them on their journeys to the Canada and more northern climes.  He was a local politician of much note, and was as much attached to the Republican party as he had been to the old Whig organization.  He owned the fine farm on which his daughter, Mrs. Ellis, now resides, and on which he built the residence in 1829.  He had the entire confidence of the community, settled many estates, and was a peace-maker in quieting wrangles and disturbances. He was educated in the German Baptist faith, and attended and helped to support that church.  His daughter Caroline was married to John Ellis, son of James Ellis, June 14, 1853, from which union two children have been born, - Ida Catharine and George Baugh Ellis.

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