SJ Baty

SJ Baty

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SJ Baty
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This profile is part of the Baty Name Study.
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SJ Baty is a Military Veteran.
Served in the US Army
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SJ Baty migrated from the United States to Spain.
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Wikitree projects

SJ Baty is a Project Member of the Military and War subproject 1776
SJ is a participant of the Integrators Challenges
SJ Baty is participating with The Tidying Tornadoes during the 2018 Clean-a-Thon, correcting 208 suggestions.

Project coordinator:
- Delaware Project
- William Penn and Early Pennsylvania Settlers Project
- Spanish Orphan Trail Project (in development); a sub-project of the Spain Project

Team member:
Categorization: Vision and Collaboration Team
Project: Data Doctors
Project: Integrators
Project: Rangers
Project: Sourcerers
Spain: Profilers Team

Leading the following One Name Studies:
Baty Name Study
Beaty Name Study
Beatty Name Study
Ranck Name Study


This user is a native speaker of English.
Este usuario puede contribuir con un nivel intermedio de español.
Этот участник неплохо знает русский язык.

I have been researching my family genealogy for 21 years. My degree is in History so I know how to source :-) [1]

Born in America, now living in Spain.

My native language is (American) English.
Yo hablo español.
Я говорю по-русски.

Personal research interests

  • Currently working on sourcing & writing bios for all of my ancestors to the 8th great-grandparents. See "My Ancestors Research Statistics" below.
  • Just finishing my work on the Clayton family line.
  • Currently working on the Beals family line.
  • Working on the Abbott family line.

My Ancestors Research Statistics

My Ancestors Research Statistics
Gen. No. Direct Relation to SJ Baty No. of Possible Profiles No. on Wikitree Total no. of Bios Written Total % of Bios Completed
4Great Grandparent888100%
52nd Great Grandparent161616100%
63rd Great Grandparent30 (-2)302480%
74th Great Grandparent60 (-4)372773%
85th Great Grandparent120 (-8)391641%
96th Great Grandparent240 (-16)311445%
107th Great Grandparent480 (-32)231357%
118th Great Grandparent960 (-64)271867%

Veterans in my tree


My father Petty Officer S. Baty served in Vietnam in Da Nang as a US Navy Sea-Bee attached to the US Marine Corps expeditionary forces.[2]

World War II

My grandfather First Sergeant Carrol Baty served in the US Army - Illinois National Guard, 132 Infantry Regiment, 33rd Infantry Division.[3] He was mobilized to active duty in December 1940 and later was in the first fleet sent to reinforce Australia and the Pacific Islands following Pearl Harbor. The regiment (merged into the newly formed "Americal Division") fought on with service in Guadalcanal and eventually to mainland Japan. Carrol was injured in New Caledonia, and after successful rehabilitation, served the remainder of the war in the 9th Service Command as a Military Police First Sergeant until October, 1945.

Philippine–American War

My great-great-uncle Sergeant Anton Edward Helgren served in the US Army with war-time service in the Philippine Islands.[4][5] At the end of his Army career, "Uncle Ed" had attained the rank of Sergeant Major.

US Civil War

My 3x great-grandfather Hiram Abbott served in the US Army in the Civil War.[6] He enlisted in the the 83rd Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment on 21 August 1862.
  • The 83rd saw hard fighting at Fort Donnelson near Clarcksburg, on 3 February 1863 when they repulsed 8,000 confederate troops commanded by Joseph Wheeler and Nathan Bedford Forrest. The engagement is known as The Battle of Dover (1863).
  • Future lawman Virgil Earp, (brother of Wyatt Earp, both from the infamous OK Corral gun fight) served as a private in the Regiment and was also present at the Battle of Dover.
Hiram Mustered out of the Army on 26 June 1865 in Nashville, Tennessee.
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My great-great-grandfather Oliver Goldsmith Ranck served in the US Civil War with the US Army - Illinois 50th Infantry.[7] Oliver enlisted in Illinois in 1861 and his Regiment, the "Blind Half Hundred," participated in:
  • Battle at Fort Donelson, Tennessee on 12 February 1862
  • Battle at Shiloh, Tennessee on 06 April 1862
  • Battle on 15 may 1862
  • Battle at Near Monterey, Tennessee on 16 May 1862
  • Battle at Corinth, Mississippi on 28 may 1862
  • Battle at Corinth, Mississippi, on 03 October 1862
  • Battle at Corinth, Mississippi on 04 October 1862
  • Battle at Near Resaca on 16 may 1864
  • Battle at Allatoona, George on 05 October 1864
  • Battle on 25 February 1865
  • Battle at Bentonville, North Carolina on 21 March 1865
Oliver mustered out of service on 12 July 1865 in Springfield, Illinois.

American Revolutionary War

My 6x great-grandfather Reinholt (Abendschon) Obenchain is recognized by the Sons of the American Revolution, and by the Daughters of the Revolution as a Revolutionary War service ancestor.[8][9][10]
* * *
My 8x great-grandfather Brinsley Barnes is recognized by the Daughters of the Revolution as a Revolutionary War service ancestor.[11]
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My 5x great-grandfather Joseph Mullins was drafted as a militia-man into the Continental Army in Virginia and served under General Muhlenberg at the Plymouth expedition and under General George Washington at the siege of York and was present during the surrender of Cornwallis on 19 October 1781.[12][13][14][15]
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My 5x great-grandfather George Tucker is recognized by the Sons of the Revolution[16] and the Daughters of the Revolution as a Revolutionary War service ancestor.[17]

My Wikitree cousins

Some cousins I've met on Wikitree:

  • Harvey Abbott - First cousin to my maternal Grandfather. I tracked Harvey down after discovering the census records of my Abbott ancestors; we've been genealogy collaborators ever since.


  1. First-hand information. Entered by SJ Baty at registration.
  2. US Navy DD-214 military service record, letters, photos, honorable discharge certificate and photos for S. Baty in the possession of SJ Baty.
  3. "United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946," database, FamilySearch ( : 5 December 2014), Carrol D Baty, enlisted 05 Mar 1941, Chicago, Illinois, United States; citing "Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938-1946," database, The National Archives: Access to Archival Databases (AAD) ( : National Archives and Records Administration, 2002); NARA NAID 126323, National Archives at College Park, Maryland.
  4. Year: 1900; Census Place: Malolos, Philippine Islands, Military and Naval Forces; Page: 8; Enumeration District: 0163; FHL microfilm: 1241839. Accessed 24 July 2008 [SJ Baty] at
  5. U.S. Veterans' Gravesites, ca.1775-2006. Anton Edward Helgren, Service Info.: SGT US ARMY SPANISH AMERICAN WAR: National Cemetery Administration. U.S. Veterans' Gravesites, ca.1775-2006 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2006. Accessed 18 July 2018 [SJ Baty].
  6. Illinois, Databases of Illinois Veterans Index, 1775-1995 (database on-line). Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2015. Accessed 16 July 2018 at, file also found at the Illinois Secretary of State website, "," Cyberdrive Illinois: Illinois Civil War Detail Report for Abbott, Hiram. Accessed 15 March 2008 [SJ Baty].
  7. Illinois. Military and Naval Dept; Reece, Jasper N; Elliott, Isaac Hughes, 1837-1922. "" Report of the adjutant general of the state of Illinois. Accessed 16 Mar 2018 [SJ Baty].
    Local file:
  8. NSSAR application #54568 for Roland Obenchain, descendant of Samuel Obenchain (Ovenshine) and Reinhold Obenchain (Abendschon), approved 12 April 1938: Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970. Louisville, Kentucky: National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Microfilm, 508 rolls. Accessed 30 July 2018 [SJ Baty] at
    Local file:
  9. NSSAR application #76176 for Robert Nagel Van Natta, descendant of Rheinhold Abenschon, approved 13 February 1953: Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970. Louisville, Kentucky: National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Microfilm, 508 rolls. Accessed 30 July 2018 [SJ Baty] at
  10. NSSAR application #96479 for Benjamin Franklin Moomaw, descendant of Rheinholdt Obenchain, approved 25 January 1968: Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970. Louisville, Kentucky: National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Microfilm, 508 rolls. Accessed 30 July 2018 [SJ Baty] at
  11. Barnes, Warren E. “Mick”, "Descendants of Brinsley Barnes & Elizabeth Lindey along the lineage of William Howard Barnes (1907-1974) & Ethel Garnell Davis (1907-1946)", 1998, Revised 2012.
  12. McAllister, J.T.. Virginia Militia in the Revolutionary War. Hot Springs, VA, USA: McAllister Publishing Co., 1913.
  13. U.S., The Pension Roll of 1835 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2014. Original data: United States Senate. The Pension Roll of 1835.4 vols. 1968 Reprint, with index. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1992, accessed on 15 April 2018 [SJ Baty] at
  14. Historical reg. Of Virginians in the Rev., soldiers, saliors and marines, 1775-1783. Ed. By John H. Gwathmey. Richmond, Va. 1938. (13, 872p.):572
  15. U.S., Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, 1800-1900 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2010. Original data: Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files (NARA microfilm publication M804, 2,670 rolls). Records of the Department of Veterans Affairs, Record Group 15. National Archives, Washington, D.C. Accessed 15 April 2018 [SJ Baty] at
    Local file:
  16. Application of NSSAR member (and cousin) Harvey Abbott, currently in the possession of the NSSAR application liaison for the purpose of processing the NSSAR application for [SJ Baty].
  17. DAR Ancestor search. "" Results for Tucker, George. Accessed 19 July 2018 [SJ Baty].

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SJ is a Wiki Genealogy Volunteer following these tags:
Of the 5 or 6 Revolutionary War veteran ancestors that I've discovered, I finally made my choice and chose the "easiest" to document and then submitted my application for the NSSAR in June 2018.
Leading the One Name Baty Study & our family's current brick wall is: Samuel Baty, 1830, Iowa/Ohio/Indiana
Leading the One Name Beatty Study
Leading the One Name Beaty Study
William Clayton, 1632, early Pennsylvania/Delaware immigrant - served on Penn Provincial Council
Contributing to clean up profiles.
Coordinator for the Delaware Project.
Soon to be adding some family who fit into this category.
Jean Ranc, 1641, Paris, France
Leading the Baty, Beaty, & Beatty One Name Studies Projects
Project coordinator for the William Penn Early Pennsylvania Settler's Project.
I would like to contribute so that all profiles are well sourced and documented.
lots of Quakers in the tree - Beals, Clayton, Stout, Noblett, Hobson, & many others - surprisingly, I've found Quakers in at least 4 or 5 lines.
Jean Ranc, 1641, Paris, France
Leading the One Name Ranck Study & researching back to patriarch Jean Ranc, 1641, Paris, France
Some Russian family.
I like to source.
Project coordinator for the Spanish Orphan Trail Project (in development); a sub-project of the Spain Project, and team member for the Spain: Profilers Team.
1/4 of the tree
Descendant of Oliver Goldsmith Ranck, 1837, Union County, Penn., enlisted in in the Illinois 50th Infantry.

DNA Tested
SJ Baty's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with SJ or other carriers of his ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA. Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree:
  • SJ Baty: Family Tree DNA Y-DNA Test 67 markers, haplogroup R-L21, FTDNA kit #150872
Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line:
  • SJ Baty: Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test Full Sequence, haplogroup H1a6, FTDNA kit #150872
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with SJ:
  • SJ Baty: Family Tree DNA Family Finder, GEDmatch T007207, FTDNA kit #150872

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On 19 Sep 2018 at 20:00 GMT Debbie (Fink) Thomas wrote:

SJ Baty is 20 Degrees from Debbie Thomas

On my father's side.

On 19 Sep 2018 at 19:05 GMT Margaret (Robe) Summitt wrote:

Congratulations, SJ, on being Profile of the Week.

Thank you for all your work cleaning up the Clayton-Beals-Lanckford profiles.

Your 8th Cousin twice removed, Margaret Summitt [Robe-79]

On 19 Sep 2018 at 15:07 GMT Bonnie Saunders wrote:

Enjoyed your interview, Justin, congratulations on the early Penn settlers! Am looking forward to hearing about the Orphan Trail! By the way, we're 22nd cousins twice removed.

On 19 Sep 2018 at 14:02 GMT Randy Willis wrote:

SJ, according to the relationship finder, we are 17th cousins.

On 19 Sep 2018 at 13:23 GMT Duane Stern wrote:

Hello! I remember you helped me research some of my maternal Rabbach ancestors recently It turns out you and I are distantly related according to GEDmatch at 21cMs. My GEDmatch # is A767152.

I am interested in researching with you the relatives that we have in common. I am also interested in researching my paternal relatives from Spain and Puerto Rico.

On 19 Sep 2018 at 12:52 GMT Shan (Ward) Dawson wrote:

Hello!! We are 13th cousins once removed. =) I also see like my family, yours has a huge Military presence as well. Thank you to them all.

On 19 Sep 2018 at 11:21 GMT Maggie N. wrote:

SJ and Maggie are 22nd cousins!

SJ Baty and Maggie N. are both descendants of Hugh Bardolf ( looks like another project! lol, just kidding)

On 19 Sep 2018 at 11:20 GMT Maggie N. wrote:

Great article on you. So glad you found WikiTree! We are the lucky recipients of your talents.

On 16 Sep 2018 at 18:15 GMT Susan (Goldmark) Laursen wrote:

Hi SJ I like to congratulate you on 100.000 contributions, you really are working very hard on wikkitree and all your help on G2G

Soon with all you do you will be a astronaut. I am really stunt with all the work you are doing for wikkitree you really are a treasure for wikkitree Thank You Susan

On 14 Sep 2018 at 18:07 GMT Heather Husted wrote:

On reflection, if you want to call it "Pre-1700 Quakers" or "Delaware Valley Quaker Immigration", that would be fine with me. It's the "Penn's Settlers" that strikes me as historically inaccurate. William Penn isn't personally responsible for all Quaker immigration in the area/era.

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