Today I received some documents via email from an  Albid Nigh Bauman descendant.  Several months ago I received an email from a woman indicating that she was a descendant of Albid Nigh Bauman and that she descended from the first born of his many children, John Adams Bauman.  I had no information on his children and today she’s supplied me with a family group sheet!  The thing is I could have had this information months ago but her email got buried unattended in my inbox and when I replied to her it was only a matter of 2 days until I received this great information.  According to one of the letters the family tradition is that when Albid’s father, Adam, came to America he changed his last name from Baughmann to Bauman and pronounced it Boman, with a long ‘o’ sound.  Today,  just in Keith’s line of Bauman’s, there’s more than one pronunciation.  I’m excited to input these additions to my database and see where it will lead in solving more of the puzzle.  Thank you, Ellen.

Visit My Tree House page about the Bauman’s to read some letters and photos from I acquired over the years.  Below is a timeline of tidbits that I have learned about Adam and his son Albid.  I have not been able to figure out Adam’s ancestors.  Any ideas?

In a letter written by a granddaughter of Albid’s from his second wife, she indicated that she was told that the Bauman’s came from Holland (Amsterdam) and arrived in New York (New Amsterdam?) and the name was Van Bauman or Von Bauman.  After their arrival they dropped the Van or Von.  She also was told that there were Bauman relatives in Georgia, Tennessee and Louisiana.

The family tradition is that the Bauman’s were Black Dutch meaning they had dark skin and eyes.  Apparently they were from Dutch Germany and lived in Pennsylvania.

1795 in Pennsylvania Adam Bauman born

1820 in Pennsylvania Adam married Elizabeth Nigh

1820 in Newton, Cumberland Co.,  Pennsylvania the Census lists Phillip Nigh family living near Bowman’s.

1826-01-26 in Tennessee For the sum of one cent per acre…”there is granted by the said State of Tennessee, unto Adam Bauman a certain Tract or Parcel of land, containing one hundred & ninety five acres by survey bearing date the 16th day of March 1826 lying in said county on the south side of Elk river on the head waters of said creek.  And bounded as follows to wit: Beginning at ap? John Smiths south east corner turning north west on his line one hundred poles to a dogwood thence east seven poles to a poplar thence north thirty one to a white oak thence east two hundred to two poles and two tenths of a pole to a chestnut then south one hundred and thirty one poles to a hi? thence west two hundred & forty nine poles thence two tenths of a pole to the beginning with the hereditaments and appurtenances.  To have and to hold, the said Tract or Parcel of Land its appurtenances, to the said Adam Bauman and his heirs.  In witness whereof Samuel Houston, Governor of the State of Tennessee hath hereunto set his hand, and caused the great seal of the state to be affixed, at Nashville, on the 23rd day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred twenty eight, and of the independence of the United States the fifty third.”

1828 in Tennessee Adam & Elizabeth’s daughter Anne Mildred Bauman was born

1830 in Lincoln Co, Tennessee Adam Bowman had 1 male 15 & under; 1 male 30 & under; 2 females under 5; 1 female 20 under 30.

1831-05-11 in Lincoln Co., Tennessee Adam & Elizabeth’s son Albid Nigh Bauman was born

1831 in Illinois Adam & Elizabeth’s son Leman D Bauman was born

1832 Sangamon Co., Illinois Adam received a land grant for the north west quarter of the south west quarter of section nineteen in township sixteen north of range four west of the third meridian in the district of lands subject to sale at Springfield, Illinois containing forty acres and eighty two hundredths of an acre.  The grant certificate was signed on October 1, 1834 by Andrew Jackson.  Later Adam Bauman was the grantor for land (in Book F page 151-152) and the grantee was Joseph Klein

Ruth recalls her Grandfather George Washington Bauman telling how his father, mother, siblings and neighbors made a barge and traveled down the Mississippi stopping along the way long enough in some cases to grow a garden.  They stopped in New Orleans but didn’t like it so they moved on to Shreveport, LA.

1840 in Caddo Co., Louisiana Census Living in Adam Bowman’s household were: 2 males 5 & under; 1 male 15 & under; 1 male 20 under 30; 1 male 40 under 50; 1 female under 5; 1 female 10 under 15; 1 female 40 under 50.  It also appeared as though he had at least 1 female slave 10 under 24 and maybe 2 males 24 under 30 and possibly 1 pensioner for Revolutionary or military service.  The total household count was 12 but I could not determine that many hashes.

1850 in Shreveport, Caddo Co., Louisiana Census lists Adam as a gunsmyth

1857-03-21 in Shreveport, Caddo Co, LA Adam bought a partition of land; East of Shreveport  & Greenwood

1860 in Shreveport, Caddo Co., Louisiana Census lists Adam as a hotel keeper with $11,000 worth of real estate

My husband told me that the family tradition he recalls is that Albid (or further back) lived in a community that had someone with the same last name and both of them spelled it “Baumann”.  Albid and this other person had similar businesses and the other person was crooked.  Since Albid didn’t want to be associated with this person he dropped that last “n”.  Ruth Tackitt told me that she remembers that Albid had a saw mill business and there was another person in the same community that also had a saw mill but that he was crooked.  Albid quit his business and moved so as not to be associated with the person.

1879 in Caddo Co., Louisiana Albid and his siblings inherited his parent’s land.  In 1879 Albid began selling his portion and at least two portions were sold for $500.00 each.

In Caddo Co., Louisiana Apparently this land was near John M. Landrum.  In at least two documents the Landrum and Bauman maps were referenced but I did not locate them.