James Bagby Report

Generation Four


JAMES M. BAGBY 4, (JOHN 3, JOHN 2, JAMES 1) was born February 5, 1766 in Virginia and died May 19, 1836 in Louisa County, Virginia. He married MARY JONES, the daughter of JOHN JONES and MARY RAGLAND on December 12, 1788 in Louisa County, Virginia. She was born About 1770 in Gloucester County, Virginia and died November 13, 1842 in Louisa County, Virginia.

More About JAMES M. BAGBY: James Bagby departed this life Sunday 19th May 1836 aged 70 years, 3 mos, and 14 days. Bagby Family Bible Accession No. 25034, Virginia State Library.

More About MARY JONES:

The surname of her mother, RAGLAND is the same as the maternal grandfather of PETTUS WALES CHICK who married daughter, MARY ANN.

Notes for JAMES M. BAGBY, SR.: Dr. Alfred P. Bagby's family tree indicates James had three sons who were ministers and one son who was the Governor of Alabama. Arthur Pendleton Bagby was, as a matter of history, the Governor of Alabama.

James Morris Bagby, was definitely a minister, as there are numerous records of marriage ceremonies and funeral services he conducted found in the Virginia State Library.

Alexander Bagby is also listed as one of the three ministers in census records:

1860 Louisa County Census of Alexander Bagby

HH: 446
Last: Bagby
First: Alexander
Age: 56
Sex: M
Occup: Overseer & Preacher $1500 — $2000

In reference to the other preacher, there are three sons from which to choose. John A. Bagby, Samuel Bagby or William J. Bagby. I have not seen documentation on which of these sons was the other preacher, but I have listed William J. Bagby as the other preacher per research of Nell Bagby (Simmons) and Linda Bartlam (Reams), both who descend from his line.


Children of JAMES BAGBY and MARY JONES are:

1. JOHN A. BAGBY, b. October 4, 1789, Louisa County, Virginia; d. May 4, 1856, Red River County, Texas.
2. SAMUEL BAGBY, b. About 1792, Louisa County, Virginia; d. Unknown, Louisa County, Virginia. More About SAMUEL BAGBY: Found in the 1820 Louisa County, Virginia Census Record as a Head of Household. He is in the over 26 years of age bracket with wife and another female in the same bracket. Another female is in the 15 to 20 age bracket. Younger brother, James Morris Bagby is on the same page.
3. ARTHUR PENDLETON BAGBY, b. About 1794, Louisa County, Virginia; d. September 21, 1858, Mobile, Alabama.
4. JAMES MORRIS BAGBY, b. March 27, 1800, Louisa County, Virginia; d. May 14, 1856, Louisa County, Virginia.
5. ALEXANDER BAGBY, b. About 1802, Louisa County, Virginia; d. About 1879, Louisa County, Virginia.
6. MARY ANN BAGBY, b. About 1808, Louisa County, Virginia; d. After April 1854; m. PETTUS WALES CHICK, son of WILLIAM CHICK and JANE RAGLAND January 25, 1845, Louisa County, Virignia. He was b. About 1787, Hanover County, Virginia; d. March 1854, Hanover County, Virginia. MORE: No known children.
7. WILLIAM J. BAGBY, b. About 1810, Louisa County, Virginia; d. About 1881, Louisa County, Virginia.


He was married first to ELIZABETH TURNER on September 8, 1806 in Goochland County, Virginia. He was probably named after his maternal grandfather, PETTUS RAGLAND. There were apparently no children from either marriage. His will, dated March 11, 1854, identifies a number of siblings, nieces and nephews; see below. (Hanover County, Virginia, Chancery File No. 33, pp. 185-187.)

Pettus W. Chick's Will, VA, 1854 — HANOVER COUNTY CHANCERY WILLS AND NOTES, Compiled by William Ronald Cocke, III; Genealogical Publishing Co, Inc., Baltimore, 1978, p. 34

CHICK, Pettus W.

In the name of God amen. I, Pettus W. Chick of Hanover County being in my natural mind do make this to be my last will and testament in manner and form

... Item: I give to my wife Mary Ann Chick negroes namely: Betty, Charlotte, James Monroe, James, Amagilla, Manuel, Queen, James Robertson, and Rose, and their increase.

... I lend to my brother Davis S. Chick the negroes namely: Maria Amanda, Wilson, Elizabeth and their increase during his lifetime after wich I give to Wm. J. Chick, his son, Maria and her daughter Elizabeth and their increase.

... Wilson, the above named boy I give to my nephew Robert Jones, my sister Patsey's son.

... Amanda the above named girl to Ann Selden Ragland, my niece.

... Item: I give to Nancy L. Jones negroes namely: Louisa, Alexander, Lucion and Charles Berkeley and their increase.

... Item: I lend to my nephew Burwell P. Jones one negro man named Robertson my Blacksmith.

... Item: I give to Cousin William Bagby one negro girl named Martha.

... this my last will and Testament this 11th day of March 1854.

Pettus W. Chick

Frederick H. Thompson
Rich.d M. Bagby
Edwin B. Sharp.

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