Henry Baughman's origins are unclear, but it is likely that he was born in Germany or Switzerland since he spoke and wrote German. It is also probable that Henry lived for a time in Pennsylvania before moving into the Shenandoah Valley.
Henry purchased 780 acres from Andrew Lewis, probably in 1753; however, the patent was not issued until 1759, four years after his death. Title was conveyed to eldest son, Jacob.
Baughman's land was at the mouth of Muddy Creek, a tributary of the Greenbrier River, near where the town of Alderson now stands. Built "Baughman's Fort", which was probably a blockhouse, not a stockade.
Killed in Shawnee attack on "Baughman's Fort" (referred to as 'Fort Greenbrier' by Virginia Governor Robert Dinwiddie). This attack reported in the 19 Sep 1755 THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE.2
John David Wilpert a.k.a. Johann David Woelper.
Lived in Pennsylvania before coming to Virginia.
On 16 Mar 1758, appointed administrator of Henry Baughman's estate. At that time, John advised the Augusta County court that he had married Henry's widow, Anna Maria.
Evidence exists that John was an acquaintance of George Washington.2