Henry M. Baughman was born in Ashland County, Ohio, July 28, 1831. He is a son of Samuel and Christina (Young) Baughman. Samuel Baughman was a blacksmith and farmer. When Henry was thirteen years old, he went to work for his father, who, in 1853, sold his farm and shop and removed to Noble County, Indiana, where he purchased land and began general blacksmithing. Here Henry finished the trade, and April 23, 1856, was married to Sarah Eddy, a native of Wayne County, Ohio, daughter of Myron Eddy, of Noble County, to which union were born eleven children, all of whom are living - Emma J., Mary J., Eva M., Florence K., Frank D., Ulysses M., Charles S. M., Chloe G., Carrie D., Mattie and Lee G. Baughman. Mr. Baughman now sold a farm he had purchased in 1860, and engaged in the merchandise business at Lisbon, which he continued until 1865 when he began a store at Middlebury Station, where, in 1864, his place was robbed and burned. He then went into a meat market at Goshen, and afterward into a reaper factory. In 1867 he purchased a farm near Reynolds, on which he raised some stock. He again engaged in merchandising at Medaryville for four years, and thence he removed to Monon Township and purchased a farm of 260 acres. He is now general manager for Turpie Brothers. He is a member of the Masonic order and of the Lutheran Church.