Aaron Bugher 1 2
- Born: 20 Mar 1798, , Fayette, PA 1
- Marriage (1): Lovina McLain on 10 Nov 1816
- Marriage (2): Rachel Farquhar on 4 Jan 1838 1
- Died: 27 Nov 1847, Cincinnati, Hamilton, OH at age 49 1
Another name for Aaron was Aaron Bucher.
Noted events in his life were:
1. Book: 1
A good bit is known about the life of Aaron. In his early years he operated a boat yard in Fayette City, Penna. Here he built the first steamboats to be built on the Monongahela River.
He at one time owned a house and land known as Whiskey Mount. He apparently sold the property in Fayette City and moved to Cincinnati, Ohio. there he and his older sons went into the shipping business, operating boat son the Mississippi River. They at one time owned the famous Memphis Packet Line.
After Aarons death in 1847, his widow and younger children returned dot Fayette City, his older sons remaining in Cincinnati and continuing the shipping business for some years. They later sold out and went into other businesses.
2. Book: Biographical & Portrait Cyclopedia of Fayette County. 2
AARON BUGHER (deceased) was born in Fayette county, Penna, in March, 1798, was reared on a farm until about the age of twelve years when his parents removed to Freeport, now Fayette City.
He learned the trade and began boat-building, and owned an interest in the Jewess and other steamboats. He built the first steamboat built at Cookstown in 1836, and it was known as the Exchange. From 1836 on for many years he was interested in boat building. His sons for many years owned a line of steamers than ran between Cincinnati and Memphis. Among the number were the Silver Moon, Glendale, Lady Jackson, Lady Franklin, and Lady Pike.
Aaron Bugher was married November 10, 1816, to Lovina McLain, of German descent. They raised seven children: Sarah A Bugher, Margaret Bugher, James Bugher, John Bugher, William H Bugher (born September 9, 1838) and Ellen Bugher. His wife died October 21, 1833.
He was again remarried to Rachel Farquhar, a daughter of Robert Farquhar and Esther Dalson Farquhar; the former a native of Scotland, and the latter a native of Maryland. The Farquhars were Quakers.
To this marriage were born four children: Alling/Alline Bugher, born February 2, 1839, married M J Speer; Steven D Bugher, born December 16, 1840; Aaron H Bugher, born May 18, 1841; Larretta Bugher, born May 23, 1843; and Anna F Bugher, born June 23, 1846.
Ellen Bugher was married to Philip Coons, March 18, 1843; Sarah A Bugher married Thomas Todd. Margaret Bugher married Griffith Wells; James Bugher married Margaret Housemay/Houseman; A H Bugher married Mary McClain; Stephen Bugher married Sarah Ransom of North Carolina; Laura Bugher married Dr S Conklin of Washington county, Penna; Anna Bugher married Martin L Streator of Washington county, Penna, and is now a prominent minister of the Christian church at Helena, Montana.
Mr. Bugher was elected to the Legislature of Pennsylvania in 1841. He was a prominent member of the Christian church. He died in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1847. Mrs Bugher still lives in Fayette City, and is in the eighty first year of her age.
3. Census in 1820 in Washington Twp., Fayette, PA. 3 Three Bughers appear in the 1820 Census in Washington Township. Two Bughers appear on the same census page, Aaron and Abraham, and John is on the previous page:
In 1820 the household of Aaron Bugher had:
16-25 (1795-1804) = 1 father Aaron
Under 10 (1811-1820) = 2 daughters
16-25 (1795-1804) = 1 wife
In 1820 the household of Abraham Bugher had:
Under 10 (1811-1820) = 2 sons
26-44 (1776-1794) = 1 father Abraham
10-15 (1805-1810) = 1 daughter
26-44 (1776-1794) = 1 wife
In 1820 the household of John Bugher had:
Under 10 (1811-1820) = 1 son
16-25 (1795-1804) = 1 father John
Under 10 (1811-1820) = 1 daughter
10-15 (1805-1810) = 1 daugher
16-25 (1795-1804) = 1 wife
Aaron married Lovina McLain on 10 Nov 1816. (Lovina McLain was born in 1797,1 died on 21 Oct 1833 in Fayette City, Fayette, PA 1 2 and was buried in Fayette City, Fayette, PA 1.)
Aaron next married Rachel Farquhar, daughter of Robert Farquhar and Esther Dalson, on 4 Jan 1838.1 (Rachel Farquhar was born on 8 Feb 1809 in , Fayette, PA 1 and died on 27 Oct 1901 1.)