James Bagby Report

Generation Six

 

JOHN ARTHUR BAGBY 6, (JOHN A. 5, JAMES M. 4, JOHN 3, JOHN 2, JAMES 1) was born January 20, 1836 in Texas and died November 16, 1881, Red River County, Texas. He married MIRANDA LATIMER, the daughter of ALBERT HAMILTON LATIMER and UNKNOWN. She was born November 4, 1846 and died September 20, 1925 in Red River County, Texas.

More About JOHN ARTHUR BAGBY & MIRANDA LATIMER BAGBY: Full names are taken from grave marker. Children are from 1880 Red River County, Texas Census Record.

Children of JOHN BAGBY and MIRANDA LATIMER are:

1. JOHN ARTHUR BAGBY, JR., b. August 20, 1870, Red River County, Texas; d. February 11, 1941; m. MINNIE HOPKINS, b. April 12, 1871, Red River County, Texas; d. December 6, 1942, Red River County, Texas.
2. SALLIE J. BAGBY, b. About 1871, Red River County, Texas; d. Unknown.
3. GEORGE BALLARD BAGBY, b. April 29, 1874, Red River County, Texas; d. July 14, 1924; m. LOLLIE SELDON, b. June 13, 1877, North Carolina; d. January 29, 1949, Red River County, Texas.
4. ALBERT LATIMER BAGBY, b. January 3, 1879, Red River County, Texas; d. May 7, 1901, Red River County, Texas.

 

ARTHUR PENDLETON BAGBY, JR. 6, (ARTHUR PENDLETON, SR. 5, JAMES M. 4, JOHN 3, JOHN 2, JAMES 1) was born May 17, 1833 in Claiborne, Monroe County, Alabama and died February 21, 1921 in Hallettsville, Lavaca County, Texas. He married FRANCES TAYLOR June 1860 in Gonzales, Texas. She was born June 8, 1840 in Tennessee and died November 4, 1916 in Hallettsville, Lavaca County, Texas.

More About ARTHUR PENDLETON BAGBY, JR.:

BAGBY, ARTHUR PENDLETON (1833-1921). Arthur Pendleton Bagby, Jr., Lawyer, Editor, and Confederate General, was born in Claiborne, Monroe County, Alabama, on May 17, 1833, the son of Arthur Pendleton Bagby. The elder Bagby served in the Alabama state Senate and House of Representatives, where he was the youngest member ever elected speaker. He was also twice elected governor of Alabama, served in the United States Senate, where he supported the annexation of Texas, and was appointed United States ambassador to Russia by President James K. Polk. The younger Bagby attended school in Washington, D.C., and the United States Military Academy at West Point. At age nineteen he became the youngest graduate to be commissioned a second lieutenant of infantry. He was stationed at Fort Columbus, New York, in 1852-53 and saw frontier duty at Fort Chadbourne, Texas, in 1853 with the Eighth Infantry, Eighth Military Department. He resigned to study law, was admitted to the bar in Alabama in 1855, and practiced in Mobile until 1858, when he moved to Gonzales, Texas. There he married Frances Taylor in June 1860. Upon the eruption of the Civil War, he joined the Confederate Army and raised the first company of men from the Victoria area for the cause. He served as a major, Seventh Regiment of Texas Mounted Volunteers, in Gen. Henry H. Sibley's Army of New Mexico. He was promoted to lieutenant colonel in April 1862 and later to colonel. On January 1, 1863, he led his regiment in the battle of Galveston, in which his "Horse Marines" assisted in the capture of the federal ship Harriet Lane. In this encounter Bagby won, according to Gen. John B. Magruder, "imperishable renown." Bagby later served under generals Richard Taylor and Thomas Green in western Louisiana, where he was wounded in fighting along Bayou Teche on April 13, 1863. For his service in Louisiana he was promoted for gallantry in action to brigadier general in early 1864 by E. Kirby Smith, although the rank was not approved in Richmond. Nevertheless, Bagby's cavalry brigade, formerly Sibley's Brigade, in which Bagby served during the invasion of New Mexico in 1862, was one of the best mounted commands in the Trans-Mississippi Department. It consisted of the Fourth, Fifth, and Seventh Texas Cavalry and Waller's Thirteenth Texas Cavalry Battalion. In the Red River campaign at Mansfield and Pleasant Hill in 1864, Bagby also assumed command of Augustus C. Buchel's cavalry brigade, which consisted of the First and Thirty-fifth Texas Cavalry and Terrell's Texas Cavalry. Bagby commanded a brigade under Hamilton P. Bee in late April and early May 1864, before replacing Bee in command of the cavalry division in mid-May to harass the Union retreat. Following the surrenders of Lee and Johnston, Bagby was assigned to duty as major general on May 16, 1865, by E. Kirby Smith. He was placed in command of all cavalry forces in Louisiana and held that post until the surrender of the Trans-Mississippi Department. Bagby's latest promotion, however, was not approved in Richmond either. Thus Bagby was a general only as a result of a temporary appointment by Smith's headquarters. After the war he settled in Victoria, Texas, resumed his law practice, and worked in 1870-71 as assistant editor of the Victoria Advocate. He later moved to Hallettsville, where he continued his law practice. He died there on February 21, 1921. Among his children, W. T. Bagby, also a lawyer, represented Lavaca County in the state legislature, where he earned the nickname "Lion of Lavaca" as an anti-prohibition leader. He also figured prominently in the gubernatorial campaigns of Oscar B. Colquitt and James E. Ferguson. Another son, A. P. (Penn) Bagby, III, served as deputy tax collector and tax clerk of Lavaca County, chief clerk in the Texas secretary of state's office, and tax commissioner of the state of Texas under Governor James Ferguson.

Source: The New Texas Handbook

Notes for ARTHUR PENDLETON BAGBY, JR.: Education: West Point. Military service: General C.S.A. Burial: Hallettsville City Cemetery, Hallettsville, Lavaca County, Texas.

More About Frances Taylor: Burial: Hallettsville City Cemetery, Hallettsville, Lavaca County, Texas.

More About the children of this family: Order of children taken from Halletsville, Lavaca County, Texas Census Record.

Children of ARTHUR BAGBY and FRANCES TAYLOR are:

1. MARTHA TAYLOR "MATTIE" BAGBY, b. January 31, 1866, Victoria, Victoria County, Texas; d. August 16, 1955, Hallettsville, Lavaca County, Texas. More About MARTHA TAYLOR "MATTIE" BAGBY: Burial: Hallettsville City Cemetery, Hallettsville, Lavaca County, Texas. Gravemarker reads BAGBY at the top and is joint. The left side reads: SALLIE McLEAN, b. December 5, 1871; d. February 26, 1952 and the right side: MATTIE TAYLOR b. January 31, 1866; d. August 16, 1955.
2. ANNIE E. BAGBY, b. About 1868, Victoria, Victoria County, Texas; d. Unknown; m. UNKNOWN CUMMINGS; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.
3. FRANCES HESTER "FANNIE" BAGBY, b. February 2, 1870, Victoria, Victoria County, Texas; d. April 14, 1939, Hallettsville, Lavaca County, Texas; m. STEPHEN LEE "STEVE" BENNETT; b. August 24, 1864, Hallettsville, Lavaca County, Texas; d. June 24, 1937, Hallettsville, Lavaca County, Texas.
4. SARAH McLEAN "SALLIE" BAGBY, b. December 5, 1871, Hallettsville, Lavaca County, Texas; d. February 26, 1952. NOTE: This child was added by the site owner in 2012 from the gravemarker shared with MARTHA TAYLOR "MATTIE" BAGBY. Gravemarker reads BAGBY at the top and is joint. The left side reads: SALLIE McLEAN, b. December 5, 1871; d. February 26, 1952 and the right side: MATTIE TAYLOR b. January 31, 1866; d. August 16, 1955. Besides the gravemarker, the child in this family, FRANCES HESTER "FANNIE" BAGBY'S daughter, CARRIE WEST BENNETT [SKELTON] named her son GLENN McLEAN SKELTON. Because of the gravemarker and the namesake, it seems plausible that SALLIE McLEAN was a child of ARTHUR BAGBY and FRANCES TAYLOR. NOTE: Full name taken from 1880 Hallettsville, Lavaca County, Texas census record. SALLIE is a nickname for SARAH. Original research included SARAH BAGBY as a child.
5. ARTHUR PENDLETON "PENN" BAGBY, III, b. November 23, 1873, Hallettsville, Lavaca County, Texas; d. November 5, 1933, Hallettsville, Lavaca County, Texas.
6. WILLIAM TAYLOR BAGBY, b. February 13, 1875, Hallettsville, Lavaca County, Texas; d. April 23, 1930, Houston, Texas, Harris County. Notes for WILLIAM TAYLOR BAGBY: WILLIAM TAYLOR BAGBY, a lawyer, represented Lavaca County in the state legislature, where he earned the nickname "Lion of Lavaca" as an antiprohibition leader. He also figured prominently in the gubernatorial campaigns of Oscar B. Colquitt and James E. Ferguson. — Source: The New Texas Handbook. More About WILLIAM TAYLOR BAGBY: Occupation: Attorney. Burial: Hallettsville City Cemetery, Hallettsville, Lavaca County, Texas.
7. ADELAIDE BAGBY, b. About 1877, Hallettsville, Lavaca County, Texas; d. Unknown. More About ADELAIDE BAGBY: Named for her father's twin sister, ADELAIDE BAGBY.

 

ANNA ELIZABETH BAGBY, 6, (ARTHUR PENDLETON, SR. 5, JAMES M. 4, JOHN 3, JOHN 2, JAMES 1) was born April 1837 and died September 9, 1873 in Washington County, Missouri. She married LEMUEL JORDAN THOMAS [M.D.] HALL, the son of JAMES HENRY HALL and SARAH GIBBONS THOMAS. He was January 8, 1841 in Chesterfield, Missouri and died August 13, 1920 in Washington County, Missouri.

Child of ANNA BAGBY and LEMUEL HALL is:

1. FREDERICK B. [M.D.] HALL, b. December 23, 1869, Saint Louis, Missouri; d. June 26, 1934, Saint Louis, Missouri.

 

NANCY TURNER BAGBY 6, (JAMES MORRIS [REV] 5, JAMES M. 4, JOHN 3, JOHN 2, JAMES 1) was born August 26, 1827 and died Unknown. She married THOMAS E. COCKE November 24, 1858 in Louisa County, Virignia. He was born Unknown and died Unknown.

Children of NANCY BAGBY and THOMAS COCKE are:

1. JAMES WILLIAM COCKE, b. February 20, 1861; d. Unknown.
2. SARAH CATHERINE COCKE, b. November 18, 1862; d. Unknown.

 

RICHARD MORRIS [M.D.] BAGBY 6, (JAMES MORRIS [REV] 5, JAMES M. 4, JOHN 3, JOHN 2, JAMES 1) was born May 19, 1834 in Louisa County, Virginia and died September 1917 in Richmond, Virginia. He married (1) ANN M. SWIFT, the daughter of THOMAS SWIFT and ANN UNKNOWN. She was born About 1828 in Hanover County, Virginia and died About 1864 in Louisa County, Virginia. He married (2) VICTORIA A. THOMAS, the daughter of WILLIAM CHISHOLM THOMAS and MALINDA POLLARD ISBELL on November 21, 1867 in Louisa County, Virginia. She was born July 1845 and died May 31, 1922 in Louisa County, Virginia.

More About RICHARD MORRIS [M.D.] BAGBY:

In the 1850 Louisa County, Virginia Census Record, at the age of 16, he is listed in the home of Dr. William J. Pendleton as one of several young men who are Students.

Resided at "Riverside" also called Graves — Riverside also called Graves is listed in book of historical homes, historical genealogical library, Louisa County, Virginia.

More About ANN M. SWIFT: She was the widow of UNKNOWN MULLIN. In the 1860 Louisa County, Virginia Census Record, she is listed as wife of Richard Morris Bagby. Other household member is WILLIAM A. MULLIN, age 10. In the 1870 Louisa County, Virginia Census Record, WILLIAM A. MULLIN is head of household, age 20 with wife CATHERINE, JAMES B., son, age 1 and MARTHA A., daughter, 3 months. The wife of WILLIAM A. MULLIN; CATHARINE; is the sister of RICHARD MORRIS BAGBY.

Note: Early research listed a daughter of RICHARD MORRIS BAGBY as MARY LEWIS BAGBY who married JOHN MEREDITH. According to marriage records, it seems that person was his sister. Possibly, the unamed daughter, born in 1879 was named Mary, but no record has been found.

Children of RICHARD BAGBY and ANN SWIFT are:

1. KATHERINE BAGBY, b. About 1861, Louisa County, Virginia; d. Unknown; m. HOWARD HUFF; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.
2. ANN BAGBY, b. About 1864; d. Unknown.

Children of RICHARD BAGBY and VICTORIA THOMAS are:

1. VIRGINIUS CRANTZ BAGBY, b. September 4, 1868, Louisa County, Virginia; d. March 11, 1934, Louisa County, Virginia.
2. DICKSY MORRIS BAGBY, b. March 29, 1873, Louisa County, Virginia; d. Unknown; m. O. HOWARD; b. Unknown; d. Unknown
3. JULIAN CLYDE BAGBY, b. About 1876, Louisa County, Virginia; d. August 2, 1938, Louisa County, Virginia.
4. EMELINE THOMAS "EMIE" BAGBY, b. July 5, 1880, Louisa County, Virginia; d. September 30, 1944, Richmond, Virginia. More About EMIE T. BAGBY: Listed in 1880 Louisa County, Virginia Census Record as NOT NAMED, age 1, daughter. Note: Married UNKNOWN HAWES.
5. THEODOSIA "EULA" BAGBY, b. About 1882, Louisa County, Virginia; d. October 1957, Richmond, Virginia.

 

CATHERINE J. BAGBY 6, (JAMES MORRIS [REV] 5, JAMES M. 4, JOHN 3, JOHN 2, JAMES 1) was born August 7, 1837 in Louisa County, Virginia and died May 19, 1875. She married WILLIAM A. MULLIN. He was born About 1850 in Virginia and died Unknown.

More About WILLIAM A. MULLIN: He was the step-son of his wife's brother, Richard Morris Bagby, M.D. He was the son of Richard's first wife.

Children of CATHERINE BAGBY and WILLIAM MULLIN are:

1. JAMES B. MULLIN, b. March 28, 1869; d. Unknown. More About JAMES B. MULLIN: Listed in the 1870 Louisa County, Virginia Census Record as age 1. Early research listed his birth year as 1862.
2. MARTHA MORRIS "PATTY" MULLIN, b. September 1870; d. Unknown.
3. ROBERTA MULLIN, b. March 16, 1873; d. Unknown; m. FRED [REV] HODGE; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.
4. WERNER GIRLEW MULLIN, b. May 17, 1875; d. Unknown.

 

MARY L. "MOLLY" BAGBY 6, (JAMES MORRIS [REV] 5, JAMES M. 4, JOHN 3, JOHN 2, JAMES 1) was born August 16, 1841 and died Unknown. She married JAMES T. JORDON. He was born Unknown and died Unknown.

Children of MARY BAGBY and JAMES JORDON are:

1. JOSEPH LAFAYETTE JORDON, b. Unknown; d. Unknown; m. (1) ANNIE TANNER; b. Unknown; d. Unknown; m. (2) BONNIE HAWKINS; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.
2. MARY F. JORDON, b. Unknown; d. Unknown; m. ELDER CARWELL; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.

 

JAMES M. BAGBY 6, (ALEXANDER [REV] 5, JAMES M. 4, JOHN 3, JOHN 2, JAMES 1) was born Unknown and died Unknown. He married MARTHA A. UNKNOWN. She was born Unknown and died Unknown.

Child of JAMES BAGBY and MARTHA UNKNOWN is:

1. JAMES A. BAGBY, b. About 1850; d. Unknown.

 

WILLIAM SAMUEL [REV] BAGBY 6, (ALEXANDER [REV] 5, JAMES M. 4, JOHN 3, JOHN 2, JAMES 1) was born About 1827 and died Unknown. He married UNKNOWN. She was born Unknown and died Unknown.

Children of WILLIAM BAGBY and UNKNOWN are:

1. CATHERINE B. BAGBY, b. About 1861; d. Unknown.
2. ANNIE BAGBY, b. About 1864; d. Unknown.
3. RICHARD M. BAGBY, b. About 1865; d. Unknown.

 

ARTHUR P. BAGBY 6, (ALEXANDER [REV] 5, JAMES M. 4, JOHN 3, JOHN 2, JAMES 1) was born About 1829 in Louisa County, Virginia, and died August 7, 1899, in Abilene Texas. He married (1) ELIZABETH FONTAINE TURNER, the daughter of THOMAS TURNER and NANCY HUNTE on October 3, 1849 in Louisa County, Virginia. She was born May 15, 1832 in Louisa County, Virginia and died About 1873 in Van Zandt County, Texas. He married (2) MARTHA "MATTIE" JANE HATTON, the daughter of THOMAS HATTON and ELIZABETH LAKE on April 12, 1879 in Smith County, Texas. She was born July 18, 1839 in Hamilton, Harris, Georgia and died March 23, 1928 in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas.

Site Owner Note:

We have never seen the P. in Arthur P. Bagby's name spelled out on any document. He is always recorded as Arthur P. Bagby or A.P. Bagby. We believe he was most likely named for his Uncle, Arthur Pendleton Bagby who was the Governor of Alabama, but we would like a source. If anyone has any document showing his middle name spelled out we would appreciate your input.

More About ARTHUR P. BAGBY: Burial: Abilene Municipal Cemetery, Abilene, Taylor County, Texas, Plot: City 44/10/2 — Note: No grave marker.

More About ELIZABETH FONTAINE TURNER: Burial: Hillcrest Cemetery, Van Zandt County, Texas. Note: Daughter, Nannie and Son, Charlie are on the same grave marker.

Notes for MARTHA "MATTIE" JANE HATTON: Widow of James Jefferson Kuykendall, son of Peter Kuykendall and Prudence Terry (older brother to Matthew Curtis Kuykendall who may have married Nanny Lu Bagby). He was b. 1827 in Tennessee; d. About 1873 in Van Zandt County, Texas. They were married in Texas in 1858. More About MARTHA "MATTIE" JANE HATTON: Burial: Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas. Her grave marker reads "Mrs. Mattie Jane Bagby".

Children of ARTHUR BAGBY and ELIZABETH TURNER are:

1. NANNY LU BAGBY, b. October 29, 1850, Mississippi; d. August 4, 1869, Texas. More About NANNY LU BAGBY: Marriage: One source shows she married MATTHEW CURTIS KUYKENDALL, son of PETER KUYKENDALL and PRUDENCE TERRY on June 1, 1868 in Van Zandt County, Texas. If so, it may be she died in child birth. Burial: Hillcrest Cemetery, Van Zandt County, Texas. Same grave marker as her mother and brother Charlie. Her name on the grave marker is under BAGBY and then, NANNY LU. Note: A 1950 Mississippi Census Record showed her name as NANCY S. BAGBY.
2. WILLIAM ARTHUR BAGBY, b. June 15, 1854, Texas; d. About 1924, Arden, Little River County, Arkansas.
3. ALEXANDER CLIFTON BAGBY, b. March 4, 1858, Texas; d. May 5, 1937, San Antonio, Texas. More About ALEXANDER BAGBY: Namesake: Alexander for his grandfather, Rev. Alexander Bagby.
4. MARY V. BAGBY, b. About 1859, Texas; d. Unknown.
5. BENJAMIN PRICE BAGBY, b. February 23, 1861, St. Joe, Texas; d. February 14, 1939, Thola, Searcy County, Arkansas.
6. ADA BAGBY, b. About 1864, Texas; d. Unknown.
7. CORA BAGBY, b. About 1867, Texas; d. Unknown.
8. THOMAS BAGBY, b. Between 1869 – 1870, Texas; d. Before 1880. More About THOMAS BAGBY: Namesake: Thomas for his mother's father, Thomas Turner.
9. CHARLIE BAGBY, b. August 13, 1872, Texas; d. February 14, 1873, Van Zandt County, Texas. More about CHARLIE BAGBY: Burial: Hillcrest Cemetery, Van Zandt County, Texas. Note: Same grave marker as his mother and sister, Nannie.

 

LELIA ALEXANDER BAGBY 6, (ALEXANDER [REV] 5, JAMES M. 4, JOHN 3, JOHN 2, JAMES 1) was born December 10, 1865 in Louisa County, Virginia and died April 10, 1959 in Louisa County, Virginia. She married JOHN SNELSON SWIFT, JR., the son of JOHN SNELSON SWIFT, SR. and MARY WINSTON on May 7, 1885 in Louisa County, Virginia. He was born June 23, 1855 in Goochland County, Virginia and died March 25, 1939 in Louisa County, Virginia.

Children of LELIA BAGBY and JOHN SWIFT are:

1. HARRY MARCHE SWIFT, b. February 16, 1886, Louisa County, Virginia; d. May 1969, Goochland County, Virginia.
2. KATHERINE WHITE "KATE" SWIFT, b. November 1887, Louisa County, Virginia; d. Unknown; m. LORENZO BROCKMAN SAUNDERS; b. Unknown.
3. FRED ALEXANDER SWIFT, b. July 11, 1889, Louisa County, Virginia; d. January 14, 1918, Louisa County, Virginia. Notes for FRED A. SWIFT: Fred Swift was engaged to Evvie Mae Bagby, daughter of ALBERT BAGBY and JOSEPHINE BOWLES and also his second cousin, but died of meningitis before they were married. She never married. — Research submitted by Linda Gayle Bartlam [Reams]. Site Owner Note: Evvie is listed with her family in this report. The way they were related is that their Grandfathers were brothers. Fred's Grandfather was Rev. Alexander Bagby and Evvie's Grandfather was Rev. William J. Bagby.
4. MARY ANNE SWIFT, b. August 20, 1891, Louisa County, Virginia; d. April 4, 1893, Louisa County, Virginia.
5. ANNIE LEE SWIFT, b. March 23, 1893, Louisa County, Virginia; d. Unknown.
6. JOHN SNELSON SWIFT, III, b. April 17, 1895, Louisa County, Virginia; d. January 3, 1927.
7. MARCIA LOUISE SWIFT, b. February 1898, Louisa County, Virginia; d. Unknown.
8. VIRGINIA EDITH SWIFT, b. November 1899, Louisa County, Virginia; d. July 1984, Louisa County, Virginia.
9. ENA ELIZABETH SWIFT, b. April 10, 1902, Louisa County, Virginia; d. July 16, 1998, Richmond, Virginia; m. ELVIN LEWIS COCKE, son of JONATHAN A. COCKE and MARY L. UNKNOWN, April 24, 1924, Richmond, Virginia. He was b. March 10, 1895, Hanover County, Virginia; d. August 10, 1988, Hanover County, Virginia.
10. LOUISE SWIFT, b. Unknown; m. WARD SPENCER.
11. JAMES SWIFT, b. Unknown; d. Unknown.

 

 

 

 

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