James Bagby Report

Generation Five

 

JOHN A. BAGBY 5, (JAMES M. 4, JOHN 3, JOHN 2, JAMES 1) was born October 4, 1789 in Louisa County, Virginia and died May 4, 1856 in Red River County, Texas. He married JANE HILL, the daughter of JAMES HILL and JANE CALVERT. She was born August 7, 1808 in Georgia and died July 8, 1878 in Red River County, Texas.

More About JOHN A. BAGBY:
Burial: Clarksville Baptist Cemetery, Red River County, Clarksville, Texas.
Note 1: There may be more children from this marriage that are not attached at this time according to research of Sylvia Fleming.
Individual Note: Birth & Death dates from cemetery records — Research submitted by Sylvia Fleming.

More About JANE HILL:
Burial: Clarksville Baptist Cemetery, Clarksville, Red River County, Texas.
Note 1: Place of birth from 1850 census record — Research submitted by Sylvia Fleming.
Note 2: Birth & Death dates from cemetery records — Research submitted by Sylvia Fleming.

Children of JOHN BAGBY and JANE HILL are:

1. AMANDA BAGBY, b. About 1829; d. About 1879, Texas.
2. MARTHA JANE BAGBY, b. About 1834; d. February 1915, Texas.
3. JOHN ARTHUR BAGBY, b. January 20, 1836; d. November 16, 1881, Red River County, Texas.

 

ARTHUR PENDLETON BAGBY 5, (JAMES M. 4, JOHN 3, JOHN 2, JAMES 1) was born About 1794 in Louisa County, Virginia, and died September 21, 1858 in Mobile, Alabama. He married (1) EMILY N. STEELE, the daughter of SAMSON S. STEELE and ELIZABETH DEVEREAUX About 1824. She was born About 1804 in Georgia and died May 28, 1825 in Monroe County, Alabama. He married (2) ANN ELIZABETH CONNELL, the daughter of SIMON CONNELL and UNKNOWN About 1828. She was born About 1805 in Darlington County, South Carolina and died About 1853 in Mobile, Alabama.

Notes for ARTHUR PENDLETON BAGBY:

Bagby, Arthur Pendleton, eighth governor of Alabama [1837-1841], was born in Louisa County, Virginia, in 1796, member of an old and aristocratic family. He received a good education, and removing to Alabama while it was still a territory, settled in Claiborne, where he read law. At that time Claiborne was one of the centres of civilization in the southwest, the families of wealthy emigrants from other states having settled there for the protection afforded against the still hostile Indians by the fort. He voted at the first election held in the state. He was elected to the general assembly in 1821; was re-elected the following year and chosen speaker of the house, and continued for some years to represent the county in one branch or the other of the state legislature, being again speaker in 1836. "He was dignified and graceful in every movement," wrote a contemporary. "The station was completely filled - no ideal could be more perfect." He was originally a National Republican, and supported Adams from 1825 until 1829. In 1831 he opposed the foundation of a state national bank. When General Jackson issued the anti-nullification proclamation, Mr. Bagby supported him, and became a Democrat. He was elected governor in 1837, and re-elected in 1839. In the latter year the removal of the Cherokees from the state was effected peaceably, owing to the presence of well-organized bodies of volunteers, under Generals Patterson and Philpot, stationed on the frontiers to prevent any outbreak. Another notable event during this administration was the reorganization of the chancery court of the state. The year 1839 was memorable for an unusual drought, which caused great distress, while Mobile was visited by a terrible epidemic of yellow fever, which, together with incendiary fires occurring at the same time, almost destroyed the city. Governor Bagby was very active, and took great interest in securing relief for the people and in promoting internal improvements. During his term the banking system of the state was in a very flourishing condition and defrayed the public expenses, so that for some years a law was in force entirely relieving the people from the payment of taxes. In 1841Governor Bagby was elected to succeed Governor Clay in the U.S. Senate, and at the end of the term was re-elected. While in the senate he incurred the displeasure of some of his constituents by his supposed hostility to the annexation of Texas; but in a letter to a friend in 1845 he says that he did not antagonize the measure, but really saved it from defeat when he might have defeated it. In the summer of 1848 he was appointed minister plenipotentiary to Russia, and his unexpired term was filled by Hon. W.R. King. He served with great ability and distinction abroad, and returned home after the election of President Taylor. He was on the committee with Judge Ormond and ex-Governor Clay to codify the laws of Alabama, and this was his last public trust. In 1856 he removed to Mobile, which he made his home. Governor Bagby is described as a magnificent looking man, tall and erect, with large, brilliant eyes and a clear, flexible voice. He was an orator and a scholar. He possessed a kind, generous heart, and though at times severe, was naturally indulgent and benevolent. Garret, in "Reminiscences of Public Men in Alabama," says: "Seldom has such a specimen of nature's nobility appeared in any age...In all the dignity and etiquette of official station, never departing from the highest standard, and yet withal so courteous and polite; no president, no governor, nor wearer of a crown ever excelled him. His address to the humblest person was that of a true gentleman. His messages and communications establish his claim to a high rank among men of letters." Not long before his death Governor Bagby united with the St. Francis Baptist Church in the city of Mobile. He was twice married: first, to Emily Steele, of Georgia; second, in 1828 to Elizabeth, daughter of Captain Simon Connell, of Darlington district, S.C., a young lady celebrated for her beauty and rare loveliness of character. His eldest son, Arthur Pendleton, Jr., was graduated at West Point; moved to Texas, and served as a brigadier-general, commanding a division in the Confederated army during the civil war. Another son, Lieut. S.C. Bagby, of the 3rd Alabama Infantry, C.S.A., was killed at Fisher's Hill, VA., in 1864. Governor Bagby died in Mobile, Alabama of yellow fever, September 21, 1858.

Source: The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography
Photocopy found among the papers of John Robert Bagby, (Grandfather of John Jacob Bagby, Sr.), Mountain View, Arkansas after his death. They were sent to him by Wilbur Bagby via Donald Bagby of Illinois in 1966.

More About ARTHUR PENDLETON BAGBY: Elected: Governor of Alabama, U.S. Senator and Ambassador to Russia.

 

More About EMILY N. STEELE: Grave marker reads as follows:

           CONSECRATED
         To the memory of
          EMILY N. BAGBY
            Consort of
          Arthur P. Bagby
      who departed this life
      on the 28th day of May
            A.D. 1825,
    in the 21st year of her age

 In commemoration of her many and
         exalted virtues
 And as a lasting Monument of the
 Affectionate remembrance in which
   She will ever lie held by her
 Bereaved and disconsolate Husband

 

More About ANN ELIZABETH CONNELL: Found in Cenus Records as a child with her family in Darlington County, South Carolina. Her father, SIMON CONNELL is found in early Census Records in Darlington County, South Carolina. Also listed on same page is SAMUEL CONNELL who is most likely a brother to SIMON CONNELL. In the 1850 Mobile, Alabama Census Record, SIMON CONNELL is found with some of his children. He is widowed.

 

Children of ARTHUR BAGBY and ANN CONNELL are:

1. MARY BAGBY, b. About 1830, d. Unknown.
2. ADELAIDE BAGBY, b. May 17, 1833, Mobile, Alabama; d. January 14, 1918, Meridian, Lauderdale County, Mississippi; m. THOMAS H. WILSON, June 13, 1857, Mobile, Alabama; b. Unknown; d. Unknown. NOTE: Found in 1920 Lauderdale County, Mississippi in the household of Lucus Whitaker and Pauline Whitaker. She is listed as Grandmother-in-law to head of household. Census record shows she was born in Alabama and her father was born in Virginia and her mother was born in South Carolina. Adelaide Bagby Wilson is buried in Meridian, Mississippi. Her grave marker is dated January 14, 1833 as birth, but she was a twin to Arthur Pendleton Bagby, Jr. Her marker is engraved incorrectly. The birth date is the same as death date except for the year. Her twin brother named one of his daughters ADELAIDE BAGBY.
3. ARTHUR PENDLETON BAGBY, JR., b. May 17, 1833, Mobile, Alabama; d. February 21, 1921, Hallettsville, Lavaca County, Texas. More About ARTHUR PENDLETON BAGBY: Twin to ADELAIDE BAGBY.
4. SILAS C. BAGBY, b. About 1834; d. Unknown.
5. HAMPTON BAGBY, b. About 1835; d. Unknown.
6. ANNA ELIZABETH BAGBY, b. April, 1837, d. September 9, 1873, Washington County, Missouri. More About ANNA ELIZABETH BAGBY: Found in 1850 Darlington, South Carolina Census Record with no other family members. She is (11) years old, given name is ANN, place of birth is South Carolina.
7. SIMON CONNELL BAGBY, b. Unknown; d. About 1864, Fisher's Hill, Virginia. More About SIMON CONNELL BAGBY: Lieut. S.C. Bagby, of the 3rd Alabama Infantry, C.S.A., was killed at Fisher's Hill, Virginia, in 1864. — Source: The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography. Also refer to the Bagby CSA Roster. It lists Lieut. S.C. Bagby as Simon Connell Bagby in the Alabama section. Source for the Roster is a book at the Virginia Historical Library in Richmond, Virginia. More About SIMON CONNELL BAGBY: Military service: Lieut. 3rd Alabama Infantry, C.S.A.

 

JAMES MORRIS [REV] BAGBY 5, (JAMES M. 4, JOHN 3, JOHN 2, JAMES 1) was born March 27, 1800 and died May 14, 1856 in Louisa County, Virginia. He married CATHARINE TURNER COCKE, the daughter of WILLIAM COCKE and NANCY TURNER on October 18, 1826 in Goochland County, Virginia. She was born June 16, 1809 and died July 12, 1887 in Louisa County, Virginia.

More About JAMES MORRIS [REV.] BAGBY: He Resided at Lebanon, the name of his home, a historical house listed in historical homes book in Louisa, Virginia State Library.

Children of JAMES BAGBY and CATHARINE COCKE are:

1. NANCY TURNER "ANN" BAGBY, b. August 26, 1827; d. Unknown.
2. RICHARD MORRIS [M.D.] BAGBY, b. May 19, 1834, Louisa County, Virginia; d. September, 1917, Richmond, Virginia.
3. CATHERINE J. BAGBY, b. August 7, 1837; d. May 19, 1875.
4. MARY LEWIS "MOLLY" BAGBY, b. August 16, 1841; d. Unknown; m. JNO. W. MEREDITH, son of SAMUEL MEREDITH and M.A. UNKNOWN on July 1, 1860, Louisa County, Virginia. He was b. About 1836, Virginia; d. Unknown.

 

ALEXANDER [REV] BAGBY 5, (JAMES M. 4, JOHN 3, JOHN 2, JAMES 1) was born About 1802 in Louisa County, Virginia and died About 1879 in Louisa County, Virginia. He married (1) LOUISA LUCK, the daughter of JOHN LUCK and UNKNOWN on January 10, 1820 in Louisa County, Virignia. She was born about 1794 and died Unknown. He married (2) MARCIA HAZELTINE CARPENTER, the daughter of JOHN CARPENTER and ANN GIBSON on December 14, 1863 in Louisa County, Virginia. She was born June 22, 1828 and died About 1887 in Louisa County, Virginia.

More About MARCIA HAZELTINE CARPENTER: Records indicate that MARCIA HAZELTINE CARPENTER was first married to COLONEL ANDREW BROADDUS SWIFT, the son of TIMOTHY TERRELL SWIFT and SUSANNAH NUCKOLS. He was born About 1808 in Louisa County, Virginia and died November 13, 1856 in Louisa County, Virginia.

More About 1860 Louisa County, Viginia Census Record: In addition to Alexander Bagby in Household 446, Martha Dickerson, 55, Housekeeper, Richard R. Dickerson, 14, Joseph A. Dickerson, 12 are listed in same household.

 


 

1830 Louisa Co., VA Census 1840 Louisa Co., VA Census 1850 Louisa Co., VA Census 1860 Louisa Co., VA Census
       
Alexander Bagby Alexander Bagby Alexander Bagby Alexander Bagby
       
Males Under 5 = 2 Males 5 & Under 10 = 1 Bagby, Alexander
M, Age 40, Farmer, Virginia
HH: 446
Males 5 & Under 10 = 2 Males 10 & Under 15 = 2 Bagby, Louisa
F, Age 54, Virginia
Last: Bagby
Males 20 & Under 30 = 1 Males 15 & Under 20 = 1 Bagby, William
M, Age 23, Asst Farmer, Virginia
First: Alexander
Females Under 5 = 1 Males 30 & Under 40 = 1 Bagby, Sylvanus
M, Age 17, Asst Farmer, Virginia
Age: 56, Sex: M
Females 5 & Under 10 = 1 Females 30 & Under 40 = 1   Occup: Overseer & Preacher
$1500-$2000
Females 20 & Under 30 = 1     Re: Virginia

 

 

Children of ALEXANDER BAGBY and LOUISA LUCK are:

1. JAMES M. BAGBY, b. Between 1825 & 1830, Louisa County, Virginia; d. Unknown.
2. DAUGHTER, b. Between 1820 & 1830, Louisa County, Virginia; d. Unknown. Note: Not Listed in 1840 Census Record.
3. DAUGHTER, b. Between 1820 & 1830, Louisa County, Virginia; d. Unknown. Note: Not Listed in 1840 Census Record.
4. JOHN BAGBY, b. Between 1825 & 1830, Louisa County, Virginia; d. Unknown.
5. DAUGHTER BAGBY, b. About 1825, Louisa County, Virginia; d. Before 1840, Louisa County, Virginia.
6. WILLIAM SAMUEL [REV] BAGBY, b. December 1826, Louisa County, Virginia; d. Unknown. Note: Listed in 1900 Louisa County, Virginia Census Record in Household of Richard M. Bagby & Victoria A. Bagby ad Cousin to Richard.
7. ARTHUR P. BAGBY, b. About 1829, Louisa County, Virginia; d. Aug. 7, 1899 Abilene, Texas.
8. SYLVANUS J. BAGBY, b. about 1833, Louisa County, Virginia; d. before August 1863; m. SARAH FRANCES BAGBY, April 16, 1857, Hancock County, Illinois; b. June 16, 1840, Greenup County, Kentucky; d. March 26, 1923, Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa.

Notes for SARAH FRANCES BAGBY: Marriage reference #1: Married SYLVANUS J. BAGBY in Hancock County, Illinois, License #2927, filed May 26, 1857.
Marriage reference #2: Married WILLIAM MOORE in Hancock County, Illinois, License #1418.

NOTE: John Jacob Bagby, site owner, is the G.G.G. Grandson of Alexander Bagby and Louisa Luck, father of Sylvanus J. Bagby, a brother to Arthur P. Bagby, the site owner's G.G. Grandfather. Dan Dunham, also a Bagby genealogical researcher, descends from the second marriage of Sarah Frances Bagby, to William Moore. William Short, also a Bagby genealogical researcher, located the marriage record of Sylvanus J. Bagby to Sarah Bagby. The Schuyler Citizen (Schuyler County, Illinois), January 25, 1860, mentions in the divorce listing: Bagby, Sara F. vs Bagby, Sylvanus J. What happened to Sylvanus J. Bagby after that point is still unknown. Sarah Bagby married William Thomas Moore, raised a family and lived until 1923.

Research submitted by Dan Mark Dunham

The daughters of LELIA ALEXANDER BAGBY, half sister of SYLVANUS J. BAGBY had letters from family members in their possession in the year 2000. In these letters, there was a mention as follows: ...so sorry to hear about poor Syl....

Infomation per, JAMES MORRIS BAGBY (1938–2013). He felt it was unclear if they were referring to the divorce or his death.

If anyone knows what became of SYLVANUS J. BAGBY after his divorce from Sarah Frances Bagby, please contact Sherri via our contact form

 

Children of ALEXANDER BAGBY and MARCIA CARPENTER are:

1. INFANT DAUGHTER BAGBY, b. December 9, 1864, Louisa County, Virginia; d. December 9, 1864, Louisa County, Virginia.
2. LELIA ALEXANDER BAGBY, b. December 10, 1865; d. April 10, 1959.

 

WILLIAM J. [REV] BAGBY 5, (JAMES M. 4, JOHN 3, JOHN 2, JAMES 1) was born About 1809 and died About 1881 in Louisa County, Virginia. He married MARY E. CHICK. She was born between 1814 — 1820 and died June 1890 in Louisa County, Virginia.

Notes for WILLIAM J. [REV.] BAGBY: From Louisa County, Virginia, Death Records 1853 – 1896 – Research by: Betty Jo McDaniels.

Bagby, William
White
Male
June
Cause: Unknown
74 years
Son of James and Mary Bagby
Mary E. Bagby: Wife
C.R. Bagby: Son 1882

Notes for MARY E. CHICK: Surname is listed as "CHICK", but there is some doubt that Chick was her maiden name. Another possibility is TURNER.

Page 186 of Louisa County, Virginia, Death Records 1853—1896:

Bagby, Mary V.
White
Female
June
Consumption 76 years
Parents Unknown
Wm. Bagby: Husband
J.W. Duggins: Son-In-Law
Reported 1890

More About MARY E. CHICK: Burial: Bagby Cemetery, Route 33, Louisa County, Virginia.

Children of WILLIAM BAGBY and MARY CHICK are:

1. WILLIAM CHICK BAGBY, b. About 1849, Louisa County, Virginia; d. Unknown; m. JUSTINA SARAH SIMS, the daughter of PETTUS W. SIMS and SARAH F. UNKNOWN on April 30, 1872, Louisa County, Virginia. She was b. February 14, 1849, Louisa County, Virginia; d. February 6, 1912. Note: 1870 Louisa County, Virginia Census lists his occupation as: Works on Railroad.
2. INDIANA B. "BERT" BAGBY, b. January 29, 1853, Louisa County, Virginia; d. July 27, 1911.
3. CAIUS RUTHVIN BAGBY, b. April 18, 1854, Louisa County, Virginia; d. December 26, 1918.
4. ROBERT "BOB" MALCOLM BAGBY, b. July 15, 1855, Louisa County, Virginia; d. October 05, 1944, Louisa County, Virginia.
5. VIRGINIA BAGBY, b. June 1858; d. October 16, 1858. Notes for VIRGINIA BAGBY: Louisa County, Virginia — Death Records 1853-1896 — page 47.
6. ALBERT SIDNEY LEE BAGBY, b. April 22, 1862, Louisa County, Virginia; d. January 21, 1907, Louisa County, Virginia.

 

 

 

 

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