Looking for information on a John Harbaugh (especially his parents) that was born around 1780 that married a Polly Baker. They had many children, one of which was Harrison Harbaugh (born 27 Apr 1812, died 07 Nov 1892).
There is a family legend that Polly was actually a native american and it is mentioned in one of the Cooprider Harbaugh book:
"This John Harbaugh, as a single man, swam the Ohio River south of Pittsburgh with his clothes on his head. Upon coming out of the river, he was seen by a Wyandotte Indian girl, whom he chased and caught. According to Indian custom, he was compelled to marry this girl for his action, or be scalped. They married. They settled at the Grand Falls of the Maumee River, just south of Toledo, Ohio. This story related by his grandson Lemuel Harbaugh. We were always taught that we were of Indian descent and mother told us of grandfather David going with his father to Indian camps, write Mrs. Idah Hohnson Wilson, his great-granddaughter. The first two sons were thought by the other three younger brothers to have remained with the Indians as did the duaghter. Several grandsons of Harrison Harbaugh, made a special trip to Clay County, Indiana, from near Bedford, Indiana, to search for their long lost relatives. They attended a Harbaugh reunion within a mile of where Timothy lived and died and where his body was buried. This fact is recalled by the authors, for they were in charge of that reunion. This incident together with the documentary evidences that these brothers were not far apart in Ohio, and all drifted to Indiana may have some significance. Two grandsons of the son John Harbaugh, relate how their ancestors had come to Rock Island, Ill., in search of their Indian ancestors. Benjamin Harbaugh did live in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. Some descendants have been found in Oklahoma, in Indian populated country." --Harbaugh History, by Cora Bell Harbaugh Cooprider, 1947, p. 220