Faced with tough choices as the Civil War raged just outside his front door, Everett Baugh persevered, and he stayed. But why? Why, indeed.
Against the Grain and Out of Place
He was born into a family steeped in Southern tradition, but he left it all behind. Not all rebels were Confederate soldiers, you see. On that fateful Independence Day of 1887, William Baugh may have been the biggest rebel of all.
The Bachelor, The Caretaker, The Accidental Matchmaker
How did my Chicago-born great-great-grandmother meet my Virginia-born great-great-grandfather? I can thank my bachelor uncle for that!
Finding Grandpa Baugh
The search for my third-great-grandfather led to a series of dead ends. Finally, by casting a wider research net, I discovered the man behind my mother's "Confederate money" story.