Dr. Attison Shepherd BAUGH[1, 2]

Male 1832 - 1892  (60 years)


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  • Name Attison Shepherd BAUGH  [3, 4
    Prefix Dr. 
    Born 14 Feb 1832  Marion County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Died 26 Oct 1892  [3, 4
    Person ID I4296  Carney Genealogy
    Last Modified 5 Jan 2006 

    Father Bartholomew "Bartley" BAUGH,   b. 9 Mar 1789, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1870, Smith County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Nancy CARNEY,   b. 18 Dec 1792, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Oct 1868, Smith County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 22 Dec 1808  Fentress, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F744  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ellen A. CRAFT,   b. 11 Jul 1850,   d. 14 Jul 1924  (Age 74 years) 
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2016 
    Family ID F2149  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Dr. A. S. Baugh, of Polkville, Smith county, Miss., was born in Marion county, Miss., in 1832. His father, Bartholomew Baugh, was a native of Virginia, and his mother, who was Miss Nancy Carney, was a native of Tennessee.

      The former, who was born in 1787, left his native state when but a child, and located with his parents in Salem, N.C. He was educated in the city schools, and when he became of sufficient age he engaged in planting. Removing to Shelby county, Tenn., he there married and came on to Mississippi, some time during the twenties. He was a son of Josiah Baugh, also a native of Virginia, and a veteran of the Revolutionary war, who served under General Morgan, and at the battle of the Cowpens received a bullet in his thigh, which he would never allow to be removed, although it was near the surface, preferring to carry it as a memento of the days that "tried men's souls." He [Josiah Baugh?] was a son of English parents, who came to America in early life. On his mother's side he was a descendant of the ancient Waldenses. Dr. Baugh often speaks of that stream of blood in his veins.

      The subject of this notice grew to maturity of Copiah and Simpson counties, and removed with his parents to Smith county in 1849, and having been reared on a plantation, he engaged in planting until 1853. At that time he began teaching school, and followed that occupation until he entered Mississippi college at Clinton, Hinds county, in 1854. After he left the college he taught school two years, at the same time taking up the study of medicine in the office of Dr. Finch; and in 1858 he removed to Moscow, Tex., and there engaged in the practice of medicine with Dr. R. T. Walker, of that place. Living there one year he returned to Mississippi and located in Polkville, where he has since resided.

      When secession was proposed by many of his fellow-citizens he strenuously opposed the idea, and it was some time before he could bring himself to take up arms against the old flag, which his grandfather had shed his blood to establish. But in 1864 he entered the Confederate service as a druggist, and at Oxford, Miss., was appointed assistant surgeon, in which capacity he served until the close of the war. Returning home in the fall of 1865, he entered the medical college at New Orleans, La., from which he was graduated in the spring of 1866, with the degree of M.D.

      Returning to Polkville he was married to Miss Ella Croft, a daughter of Reuben Croft, a pioneer settler of Smith county.

      Dr. Baugh has been engaged in the practice of medicine thirty-three years at Polkville, except one year, during which he was in the army. No man has done more for the poor according to his means than he. His annual contributions to the poor and to the churches amount to between three and four hundred dollars. Dr. Gambrel, editor of the "Baptist Record", in speaking of him, says: "He is an institution in that part of the country." The poor often say that "there never will be another Dr. Baugh in this part of the country." He has a most interesting family, consisting of two daughters and one son. His articles for the press are noted for scientific value, deep thought and simplicity of style.

      Dr. Baugh is the owner of a plantation of about three hundred acres of productive land. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity, presiding many years as worshipful master of his lodge. He is an active member of the Missionary Baptist church, and is a useful and highly respected citizen, who would be an ornament to any community in which his lot might be cast.

  • Sources 
    1. [S426] Barbara Westman, Barbara Westman.

    2. [SAuth] Jim Carney, compiled by James H Carney [(E-ADDRESS), & MAILING ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE], Minyama, Queensland 4575 AUSTRALIA.

    3. [S19] WilliamLClawson.FTW.

    4. [S256] Clawson.FTW.