Mary Jane Baughman

Female9 April 1837–17 February 1860

Brief Life History of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane Baughman was born on 9 April 1837, in Smithfield, Fulton, Illinois, United States, her father, John H Baughman, was 40 and her mother, Jane Murphy, was 32. She married John Shriver on 27 November 1853, in Fulton, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 17 February 1860, at the age of 22, and was buried in Fulton, Illinois, United States.

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John Shriver
Mary Jane Baughman
Marriage: 27 November 1853
William Henry Shriver
Daniel W. Shriver
Sarah E. Shriver

Sources (2)

  • Baughman in entry for William Henry Shriver, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
  • Guardianship for heirs at law of John Baughman

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 November 1853Fulton, Illinois, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (6)

    1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

    Age 2

    By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.

    1839 · The Capital Moves again

    Age 2

    After the twenty years that the capital was moved to Vandalia, the General Assembly, under the leadership of Abraham Lincoln, voted to move the capital to Springfield. Springfield is still the capital of Illinois to this day, even though Chicago has long surpassed the capital on population.


    Age 9

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of German and Swiss German Bachmann . Compare Boughman .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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