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Below is a family biography included in The History of Washington County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1888.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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Eugene C. Baugher is a native of Frederick County, Md., and was born April 17, 1843. His parents were James W. and Catherine (Troxell) Baugher, the former a native of the State of Maryland, and a farmer by occupation, and the latter of German descent. In a family of ten children, six of whom are still living, Eugene C. is the eldest. He was reared to mercantile pursuits in his native county, and, in 1861, upon the breaking out of the late war, he was among the first to respond to the call for aid, and enlisted under the stars and stripes in the First Maryland Volunteer Infantry. After serving three months he re-enlisted in the Thirteenth Maryland Volunteer Infantry, and was mustered out as major, having participated in many hard fought battles, among them Gettysburg, Harper’s Ferry, Winchester and the Shenandoah Valley Campaign. After his muster out of service he was employed in Philadelphia for one year selling goods, and in 1866 located in Washington County, Mo., where, for the following three years, he was engaged in manufacturing lumber. Later, associated with John W. Wilder, he established a store, which partnership existed three years, when Mr. Baugher bought Mr. Wilder’s interest and has since conducted the business alone. He carries a stock of general merchandise, and is doing a successful business. September 1, 1867, Mr. Baugher married Miss Emily Gratiot, a native of Washington County, and a daughter of John P. B. and Adele Gratiot, the former of whom was twice a representative from Washington County to the State Legislature, and his death occurred while an incumbent of the office, in 1874. Mr. and Mrs. Baugher have seven children, viz.: Katie, Carrie, Emma, Minette, Eugenie, Marie and Robert B.

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