Ladies, we seen to have this board all to our selves, so this is a long message
I will say dates need to be posted if known - hard for me to guess what years we are looking at for birth and death -
Baw Sequence of messages: Betty's comments
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Betty asked about a Baw family in Fayette Co., TN ca 1850
Diane replied with:
Betty, do you know anything about a L.C. Baw that was in Jefferson Co Ark and Camp Co TX? This was about 1910. The word is that they were from TN at one time. And he may have been married to Ida.
****Betty didn't know anything at that time
****Later found LEE in Pine Bluff, Jefferson CO., AR and LOUIS C. in Camp CO., TX - different ages and families Lee married 14 years- Louis married 24 years
"They think" Hardeman Co TN in 1840. I did not know about Ark until last week. I knew about Camp Co TX. Thanks.
**** There is a time frame here that doesn't fit this picture as I see it. L.C. Baw about 1910 .Why the specific date of 1840? There is 70 years years between these dates, and probably 3 generations or at least 2. 1) L.C. b. ca 1858-1861 2) his parents could have been born ca 1840 or later if he was the oldest.... 3) 1840 era would/could have been the grandparents of the L.C.... found as Louis with wife Ida
I believe that L.C. Baw was my ( great) grandfather. Ida was his wife. My grandfather was Benjamin Owen Baw, Jr. *I know that L. C. had two families.*
**** How do you know he had two families? Is this family legend passed down or is there proof positive?
**** You said: "My grandfather was Benjamin Owen Baw, Jr." Having the Jr,. on a name today indicates the son of a man with the exact same name, therefore Benjamin, Jr would be the son of Benjamin. This has been used in this manner for a goodly number of years, although at one time it could have indicated a nephew or simply indicated there were two of the same given names, in other words, Big Ben and Little Ben. So, who was he named for? Possibly the father of L.C. ???
***Federal Census records - read from the census film
****1910- Louis C. Baw and Ida had a son Benjamin living with him, age 14- b. ca 1896 in TX. Is this the correct age for your Benjamin Owen Jr.?
**** 1920 Census Still in Texas
1. Ida Baw Age: 51 years Estimated birth year: abt 1869 Birthplace: Tennessee Race: White Home in 1920: Precinct 3, Camp, Texas - head of household - owns the property - no mortage-
had a "d" for marital status, so she is divorced after 1910 and before 1920- manager of horse farm ( might explain the land dispute )
2. Benjamin O age 24 b. TX son hand horse farm single ( note: this Benj. has the "O" middle initial
3. Hallie age 13 b. TX daughter
**** 1920 Census - where was Louis C.?
Found in the index - a L.C. Baugh b. ca 1858 IN ( could be TN ? ) - in Los Angeles, CA ( Pasadena)
Baugh, L.C. age 62 divorced- Boarder in house b. Indiana ( probably didn't give the information him self)
looks like Janitor as occupation ( looks more like a hotel than a boarding house- whole page of names of "boarders". no other Baugh on list with him
If this is the right one, did he die in CA- ( I would almost bet it is )
This is long enough - food for thought- going to look at the 1930 census