Sammy Baugh

Birth Name: Sam Adrian Baugh

Date of Birth: March 17, 1914

Place of Birth: Temple, Texas, U.S.

Date of Death: December 17, 2008

Place of Death: Rotan, Texas, U.S.

Ethnicity: English, Scottish, possibly German

Sammy Baugh was an American professional football player and coach. A quarterback, he played his entire National Football League (NFL) career with the Washington Redskins.

Sammy was the son of Lucinda and James Baugh, a worker on the Santa Fe Railroad. He was married to Edmonia Smith, until her death, with whom he had five children.

Sammy’s paternal grandfather was John Pascal Baugh (the son of William Lovic Baugh and Lucille Harris “Lucy” Purcell). John was born in Texas. William was born in Georgia, the son of William Martin Baugh and Elizabeth Lindsey. Lucille was the daughter of John Russell Purcell and Stacy Smart.

Sammy’s paternal grandmother was Geneva Ann Medlin (the daughter of Mathew Hawkins Medlin and Celeta Sofia Wright). Mathew was born in Texas, the son of Mathew Medlin and Elizabeth Bell.

Sammy’s maternal grandfather was Samuel Johnson Ray (the son of William G. T. Ray and Lucinda Johnson). William was the son of Rueben/Reuben Young Ray and Keziah Sharp. Lucinda was born in Georgia, the daughter of Prudence Houston.

Sammy’s maternal grandmother was Sarah Ellen Baggett (the daughter of Abraham Baggett and Mary Ann Brewer). Sarah was born in Texas. Mary Ann was born in Texas, the daughter of William C. Brewer and Milley Brewer.

Sources: Genealogy of Sammy Baugh –

Genealogy of Sammy Baugh (focusing on his mother’s side) –

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