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SJ Baty

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Wikitree projects

SJ Baty is a Project Member of the Military and War subproject 1776
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SJ has written and improved ten profiles for the Biography Builders Challenge.
SJ has participated in 4 out of 52 weeks during the 2019 52 Ancestors Challenge.
SJ has participated in 4 out of 52 weeks during the 2019 52 Photos Challenge.
SJ Baty participated with Southern_Super_Sweepers during the 2019 Scan-a-Thon, scanning and uploading 65 items to profiles.
SJ Baty participated with Team Tornadoes during the 2018 Source-a-Thon, adding 44 sources to profiles.
SJ Baty is participating with The Tidying Tornadoes during the 2018 Clean-a-Thon, correcting 208 suggestions.

Project coordinator:
Disproven Existence Adjunct
Russian Roots
Scots-Irish and Ulster Scots
William Penn & Early Pennsylvania Settlers

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Profile Improvement

Leading the following One Name Studies:
This profile is part of the Baty Name Study.

Baty Name Study
Beaty Name Study
Beatty Name Study
Ranck Name Study

Genealogical activities and memberships

Member of the International Society of Genetic Genealogy.
Member and contributor to the Beattty Project.
Member and contributor to the Beatty DNA Project.
FTDNA 464xccgg Project member & contributor.
FTDNA Abbott Project member and contributor.
FTDNA Beatty Project member and contributor.


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.
  • Currently working on the Cobb family line.
  • Currently working on the Mullins family line.
  • Working on the Abbott family line.

My Ancestors Research Statistics

My Ancestors Research Statistics
Gen. No. Relation to SJ Baty Total Possible Profiles On Wikitree Sourced Biography Genealogically Defined
3Grandparent44442 (50%)
4Great Grandparent88885 (63%)
52nd Great Grandparent161616167 (44%)
63rd Great Grandparent30 (-2)*303020 (67%)11 (37%)
74th Great Grandparent60 (-4)*37 (62%)3740 (67%)6 (10%)
85th Great Grandparent120 (-8)*45 (38%)4531 (69%)2 (4%)
96th Great Grandparent240 (-16)*31 (13%)++16 (51%)4 (13%)
107th Great Grandparent480 (-32)*23 (5%)++13 (57%)++
118th Great Grandparent960 (-64)*27 (3%)++18 (67%)++
  • Total number of possible ancestors reduced due to pedigree collapse.
++ I am currently conducting an audit of all of my ancestors to determine which need bio and sourcing improvement.

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 third great-grandfather Wesley John Benskin enlisted in Company H, 130th Illinois Infantry Regiment in 1862. Wesley fought the length of the war including many battles and campaigns. In 1864 he and most of his regiment were captured at the Battle of Sabine Crossroads in Texas. He was paroled in 1865 and returned home to his family.[7][8][9]
Some of the battles and campaigns that Wesley participated in as a soldier in the 130th Infantry Regiment:[10]
  • Battle of Magnolia Hills, Port Gibson, 1 May 1863.
  • Siege of Vicksburg, Mississippi from 18 May to 4 July 1863.
  • Assaults on Vicksburg 19 May 19 and 22 May.
  • Siege of Jackson July 10-17.
  • Reconnaissance to Pearl River July 11.
  • Western Louisiana Campaign October 3 - November 30 1863.
  • Reconnaissance on Matagorda Peninsula (Texas) January 21 1864.
  • Red River Campaign March 10 - May 22.
  • Battle of Sabine Cross Roads April 8 1864.
* * *
My great-great-grandfather Oliver Goldsmith Ranck served in the US Civil War with the US Army - Illinois 50th Infantry.[11] 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.

War of 1812

My 5x great-grandfather John Bray served in the War of 1812. John is listed in the muster rolls for the Fifth Company, Chatham County Regiment.[12]

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.[13][14][15]
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My 8x great-grandfather Brinsley Barnes is recognized by the Daughters of the Revolution as a Revolutionary War service ancestor.[16]
* * *
My 6x great-grandfather Balzer Leffel is recognized by the Daughters of the Revolution as a Patriot Ancestor.[17][18]
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My 5x great-grandfather John Leffel is recognized by the Daughters of the Revolution as a Patriot Ancestor.[19][20]
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My 5x great-grandfather John Miller enlisted in the Albany County Militia, 13th Regiment at the age of 17. He was commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Cornelius Van Veghten and Captain Michael Dunning.[21][22] He is a recognized by the Daughters of the American Revolution as a Veteran Ancestor.[23] John and his regiment were mustered and fought in the Second Battle of Saratoga, The Battle of Bemis Heights on 7 October 1777.[24]
* * *
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 Yorktown and was present during the surrender of Cornwallis on 19 October 1781.[25][26][27][28]
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My 5x great-grandfather John Ranck served in the 1st Company, 5th Battalion, Lancaster County Militia, under the command of Captain Alexander McIlvain in 1782.[29] The men of the Ranck family were especially known for their patriotism with nearly every fighting-age man having served.[30]
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My 6x great-grandfather Stephen Tompkins Sr. served in the 7th Regiment, Dutchess County Militia, New York under the command of Captain George Lane and Colonel Henry Luddington.[31]
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My 5x great-grandfather George Tucker is recognized by the Sons of the Revolution[32] and the Daughters of the Revolution as a Revolutionary War service ancestor.[33]

My Wikitree cousins

Some cousins I've met on Wikitree:

  • Harvey Abbott - First cousin twice removed: Harvey is first cousin to my maternal Grandfather. I tracked Harvey down after discovering the census records of my Abbott ancestors and then we compared notes. We had the same family stories even though our lines were separated by 100+ years. 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. Historical Data Systems, comp. U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2009. Accessed 03 November 2018 [Baty-260|SJ Baty] at
  8. Web: Illinois, Databases of Illinois Veterans Index, 1775-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2015. Original data: Databases of Illinois Veterans. Illinois State Archive. Cyberdrive Illinois bases/home.html: accessed 5 August 2014..
  9. Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed 03 November 2018 [Baty-260|SJ Baty]), memorial page for Wesley John Benskin (3 Aug 1837–13 Feb 1908), Find A Grave: Memorial #1557213515572135, citing Kneff Cemetery, Clay City, Clay County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Kay Cynova (contributor 47064119).
    Local file:
  10. National Park Service. "" Union Illinois Volunteers: 130th Regiment, Illinois Infantry. Accessed 3 November 2018 [Baty-260|SJ Baty].
  11. 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:
  12. 1812-1814 Muster Rolls. North Carolina, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1790-1890 [database on-line]. Accessed 30 October 2018 [SJ Baty] at
  13. 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:
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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.
  17. Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Genealogical Research Databases, database online, ( : accessed November 20, 2018), "Record of Balzar Leffel", Ancestor # A069001.
  18. Names of persons who took the Oath of Allegiance in Berks Co., PA., Act of Gen Assembly, Book 3, Vol 1, p. 222, roll #5.
  19. Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Genealogical Research Databases, database online, ( : accessed November 20, 2018), "Record of John Leffel", Ancestor # A132153.
  20. Pennsylvania History and Museum Commission, Records of the Comptroller General, Tax and Exoneration Lists 1762 - 1801. RG-4, Roll #318. Accessed 20 November 2018.
  21. Brodhed, John Romeyn, and Fernow, Berthold. Documents relative to the colonial history of the state of New York. Albany, NY: Weed, Parsons, & Co., 1853. Volume 15, pp. 271-72, 429. Accessed 21 November 2018 [Baty-260|SJ Baty] at
  22. American Wars. " American Wars, A Complete History of the wars fought on United States soil: Albany County Militia - 13TH Regiment. Accessed 21 November 2018 [Baty-260|SJ Baty].
  23. Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Genealogical Research Databases, database online, ( : accessed November 21, 2018), "Record of John Miller", Ancestor # A079199.
  24. Wikipedia contributors. "[1]." Second Saratoga order of battle. Accessed 21 November 2018 [Baty-260|SJ Baty].
  25. McAllister, J.T.. Virginia Militia in the Revolutionary War. Hot Springs, VA, USA: McAllister Publishing Co., 1913.
  26. 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
  27. Historical reg. Of Virginians in the Rev., soldiers, saliors and marines, 1775-1783. Ed. By John H. Gwathmey. Richmond, Va. 1938. (13, 872p.):572
  28. 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:
  29. Montgomery, Thomas Lynch (edited by). Pennsylvania Archives. Harrisburg, PA: Harrisburg Publishing Company, 1906. Volume VII, p. 497. Accessed 2 October 2018 [SJ Baty] at
  30. Pennsylvania Archives, Ser. 5, Vol. 7, p. 497, Pennsylvania Archive records, e.g. Ser. 3, Vol. 17, p. 453, Ser. 5, Vol. 7, p. 497 and Ser 5, Vol. 8, p. 955, as cited in: Martin, Raymond S., "Rancks in the Revolutionary War," The Ranck Reporter: A Ranck/Rank Clan Newsletter, Vol. 24, No. 2, May 2002. Accessed 31 October 2018 [SJ Baty] at
  31. Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Genealogical Research Databases, database online, ( : accessed November 21, 2018), "Record of Stephen Tompkins", Ancestor # A114779.
  32. Application of NSSAR member (and cousin) Harvey Abbott, currently in the possession ofuthe NSSAR application liaison for the purpose of processing the NSSAR appolication for [SJ Baty].
  33. Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Genealogical Research Databases, database online, ( : accessed July 19, 2018), "Record of George Tucker", Ancestor # A116636.

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Of the 9 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
Committed 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.
Descendant of Oliver Goldsmith Ranck, 1837, Union County, Penn., enlisted in the Illinois 50th Infantry.
I enjoy thanking and congratulating Wikitree members on their accomplishments.

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
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On 17 Jan 2019 at 13:27 GMT Heather Husted wrote:

Outstanding, thank you. I want to create some political categories for New Jersey too, that’s on my to-do list.

That g2g thread is obnoxious. To dump on one of the hardest working people here.

On 11 Jan 2019 at 21:19 GMT Heather Husted wrote:

Happy new year SJ! I think this guy could use some WPaEPS help: Per, he was part of the first provincial assembly, that might be a fun category for the project if it doesn't exist yet. Onward and upward.

On 11 Jan 2019 at 15:25 GMT Sylvia (Newman) Bryan wrote:

Thank you for the information

On 9 Jan 2019 at 02:25 GMT Dave Kaufmann wrote:

Sorry but I've never received a request for the trusted list other than your message. The account is open but under construction. Let me know if there is anything else I can do.


On 29 Dec 2018 at 21:52 GMT Judy Reamy wrote:

Sorry but I've never received a request for adding to a trusted list and have no idea about how to go about it.


On 26 Dec 2018 at 23:29 GMT Abby (Brown) Glann wrote:

Welcome to the Connectors Project! Be sure to check out the Connectors project page to see some of what we do, our To-Do lists which have folks who need connected to our Global Tree, and please add the connectors tag to your G2G feed. We've also got a great sub-project, Connectors Chat, where we talk about what we're working on and where we'd like to help out. If you're new to making connections and want some simplified connections to work on, look at our Connecting Buddies page. Thanks for joining us!

On 24 Dec 2018 at 22:27 GMT Caryl (Short) Ruckert wrote:

Merry Christmas Cousin! I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday. I am looking forward to our genealogical adventures in 2019!

XOXO, Caryl

On 23 Dec 2018 at 19:09 GMT Maggie N. wrote:

SJ, when I look back and review this past year at WikiTree, I was surely lucky to have you take the reins of the William Penn project. Not only have I learned so much about the history of those passengers in U.S. history but it's rewarding to see you build up the project. Thanks so much and looking forward to 2019. Happy New Year to you and yours!

My best, Maggie

On 18 Dec 2018 at 23:05 GMT Tim Prince wrote:

Thanks for the alert about Penn society welcome URL to be added to profiles. I wasn't aware of that organization. I'm not related to those whose profiles I added, but I am direct descendant of 2 children of John and Jane Sharples of Friendship, as well as another Pemberton Quaker line.


On 2 Dec 2018 at 23:45 GMT Emma (McBeth) MacBeath M.Ed MSM wrote:

Hi SJ,

I am passing your name on to a leader who can give you a badge for the appreciation team. Welcome aboard!

Emma :-)

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