James Bagby Report

Generation Five

 

WILLIAM HARWOOD 5, (MARY BAGBY 4, RICHARD 3, JOHN 2, JAMES 1) was born Unknown and died Unknown. He married UNKNOWN STUBBLEFIELD. She was born Unknown.

Children of WILLIAM HARWOOD and UNKNOWN STUBBLEFIELD are:

1. HENRY HARWOOD, b. Unknown; d. Unknown.
2. JOHN S. HARWOOD, b. Unknown; d. Unknown; m. UNKNOWN TYLER.
3. MARY HARWOOD, b. Unknown; d. Unknown; m. UNKNOWN [M.D.] CULPEPPER; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.

 

EMMALINE COURTNEY BAGBY 5, (JOHN CHRISTOPHER 4, RICHARD 3, JOHN 2, JAMES 1) was born October 19, 1815 in at "Bunker Hill" in King & Queen County, Virginia and died About 1890. She married BENJAMIN PENDLETON COOKE About 1835. He was born About 1806 and died About 1849.

More About EMMALINE COURTNEY BAGBY: "John Bagby of Bunker Hill" records her name as VIRGINIA EMELINE BAGBY, but Bible Records record her as EMMALINE COURTNEY BAGBY, Reference: Cf. Mss6:4B1465:1, Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.

More About BENJAMIN PENDLETON COOKE: "John Bagby of Bunker Hill" records his surname as COOKE, but Bible Records and 1840 King & Queen County Census records shows his surname as COOK. 1860 King & Queen County, Virginia Record with Emmaline as head of household is COOKE. Gravemarkers connected to this family have interchangeable spellings.

Source: "John Bagby of Bunker Hill"

Virginia "Emmeline" Bagby

To some people John Bagby of "Bunker Hill" was known as "a man who drove a hard bargain". To some he was known as a callous business man. Similar labels are often put on a successful business man, which he was. Nevertheless, he had a soft spot in his heart for his first born, Emmeline. Left a widow at thirty–four, she was the only child he spoke of by name in his will drawn up in 1869.

He recorded that she could continue to live at "Locust Grove" at a moderate rent as long as she wished. Here she reared her family single handed. Her oldest daughter, Betty, and her husband acquired ownership of the property after 1884. It is now held by the 5th and 6th generations of Emmeline.

"Locust Grove", no longer habitable, may be found on Route #14, near the State Fish Hatchery, but on the opposite side of the road.

Children of EMMALINE BAGBY and BENJAMIN COOKE are:

1. ANN ELIZABETH "BETTY" COOKE, b. August 3, 1836, King & Queen County, Virginia; d. September 26, 1905 in King & Queen County, Virginia
2. MARY MACON COOKE, b. September 21, 1838, King & Queen County, Virginia; d. March 27, 1915, Gloucester County, Virginia.
3. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN COOKE, b. About 1841, King & Queen County, Virginia; d. Unknown. Note: Birth year estimated from 1850 King & Queen County, Virginia Census Record. "John Bagby of Bunker Hill" records this child as BENJAMIN FRANKLIN COOKE. 1850 Census records him as BENJAMIN F. COOKE.
4. JONATHAN "MORDECAI" COOKE, b. About 1844, King & Queen County, Virginia; d. About 1865. Note: Birth year estimated from 1860 King & Queen County, Virginia Census Record. "John Bagby of Bunker Hill" records this child as MORDECAI COOKE. 1860 Census records him as Jno. Mordecai Cooke.
5. HANNAH C. COOKE, b. About 1847, King & Queen County, Virginia; d. Unknown. Note: Birth year estimated from 1860 King & Queen County, Virginia Census Record.

Site Owner Note: The 1850 and 1860 Census Record for King & Queen County, Virginia list a child as Jno. Mordecai Cook and then as John F. Cook. They have the same estimated birth year. Since Mordecai Cooke is listed in "John Bagby of Bunker Hill", I have combined these into one person. "John Bagby of Bunker Hill" shows six children. Mordecai Cooke and Frank Cooke are listed as separate children.

 

PRISCILLA COURTNEY BAGBY 5, (JOHN CHRISTOPHER 4, RICHARD 3, JOHN 2, JAMES 1) was born May 18, 1818 at "Bunker Hill" in King & Queen County, Virginia and died January 03, 1888 at "Bunker Hill" in King & Queen County, Virginia. She married JOSEPH RYLAND, the son of JOSIAH RYLAND and CATHERINE PEACHEY on December 16, 1835 in King & Queen County, Virginia. He was born November 3, 1813 at "Farmington" in King & Queen County, Virginia and died August 25, 1872 at "Farmington" in King & Queen County, Virginia.

Notes for PRISCILLA COURTNEY BAGBY:

Decription from John Bagby of Bunker Hill: The farm called "Marlborough" was originally a part of the "Farmington" tract, where Joseph Ryland was born. Located about two miles southeast of the crossroads, St. Stephens Church, "Marlborough" is still a working farm known by the same name. Priscilla Bagby came here as a bride of 17 and remained the rest of her long life. For a detailed account of the house see Old Houses of King & Queen County, Virginia, edited in 1974, by Cox and Weathers and published by the King & Queen County Historical Society.

Burial: Bruington Baptist Church Cemetery, Stevensville, King & Queen County, Virginia.

Grave marker reads:
Priscilla, wife of Joseph Ryland and daughter of John Bagby, born May 18, 1818. Died January 3, 1888. Mother of 13 children, all of whom survive her, and unite in erecting this tablet to her memory. "Her children rise up and call her blessed, her husband also, and he praiseth her."

Priscilla Bagby [Ryland], 1818-1888

Surname: Ryland, Bagby

A memorial to Mrs. Priscilla Ryland (1818-1888), by Dr. Robert Ryland (1805-1899). This text is from a copy made by Amy Ryland Langford. Dr. Ryland was the older brother of Mrs. Ryland's husband Joseph Ryland (1813-1872) of 'Marlborough.' Assuming the piece was prompted by Mrs. Ryland's death, it may be dated March 14, 1888, although conceivably it could have been written as late as March 1899.

VIRGINIA WOMEN

The Noble Qualities of Female Character: Mrs. Priscilla Ryland — by: Robert Ryland, D.D.

It may be a prejudice of education, or a good-natured weakness, but still it has long been my deliberate conviction that the women of Virginia, as class, are, in all the noble qualities of female character, unsurpassed by any women on earth!

This conviction is based on a very general acquaintance which I have had with them during my life and residence in the State up to the beginning of the Civil War, from my close observation of their bearing amid the trying scenes of that war, and from the patience, energy, and fortitude which they have exhibited since the return of peace.

High up in the long catalog of worthies, I place the obscure name that stands at the head of this article. In her is exemplified the sentiment of the poet —

"Greatest souls are often those of whom the noisy world hears least." *

Mrs. Priscilla Ryland, a daughter of John Bagby — the relict of Joseph Ryland — both for many years active members of Bruington church, in King & Queen County; a sister of that holy minister, Richard Hugh Bagby, whose sun went down in a blaze of glory, and of Alfred Bagby and George Franklin Bagby, still living expounders of the truth, and the mother of John W. Ryland, a laborious pastor in Middlesex County, was born May 16, 1818, was baptized by Robert Semple in 1831, was married in December 1835, and departed this life January 3rd, 1888.

She was the mother of thirteen children, all of whom survive her, and all of them, except the youngest, hold their membership in a Baptist church.

During the greater part of her married life she was subject to frequent attacks of acute disease, which she bore with uncomplaining submission; and the wonder is that she could raise and supervise so large a family amid the sufferings of a frail constitution. Such a position, though inglorious in the eyes of the world, requires a degree of tact and energy that is seldom found in the greatest statesmen.

It was one of the many calamities of the war that her husband saw his valuable flour mill set on fire and consumed. Its restoration, at a cost of $10,000, not only imposed on him an amount of toil and and anxiety that shortened his days, but it entailed on his family a debt which he would have soon liquidated, but which left a heavy burden on his widow and children. This difficulty only called out stronger efforts.

Especially industrious and thrifty, she seemed to be unhappy unless constantly employed. But it was not to supply her little personal wants that she kept herself busy; she studied the comfort of others rather than of herself, and often gave away that which she needed more than the recipient.

After breaking up housekeeping, and making her home alternately with her married children, she feared to be burdensome, and was always helpful to the utmost of her ability.

The Bible was her companion from childhood, and when too feeble to read it herself, she requested someone at hand to read it to her. The doctrines were the aliment of her spirit, its precepts the guide of her feet, its promises the hope and joy of her declining years.

She was warmly attached to her pastor, and never absent from public worship when attendance was possible. She loved the church and the Ladies' Missionary Society (which had existed for about fifty years), and gave liberally to both, according to her means.

In a word, she was an earnest, unostentatious and a godly woman, faithful to all her trusts as a daughter, a wife, a mother, and a Christian. When death became imminent, she was more than willing to depart and be with Jesus.

Her whole history should be a lasting inspiration to all her relatives and friends. Her children will often visit her grave in the cemetery of dear old Bruington, the resting place of so many loved ones, and will cherish her memory as the most precious of all legacies.

This 14th of March, the anniversary of my birth in 1805, warns me of my end at hand. May it be peace.

R. RYLAND
Lexington, Kentucky

* ( Here Dr. Ryland paraphrases a line from "The Excursion" by William Wordsworth (1814). An exact quote would be "Strongest minds" )

Research submitted by: Major Walter Moncure Ryland, III

Personal note of Sherri Schäefer Bagby: In correspondance, Walter always referred to Priscilla Courtney Bagby (Ryland) as, "Our Dear Cilla".

More About PRISCILLA COURTNEY BAGBY:
Note 1: Marriage date source: Virginia State Library accession #22859.
Note 2: Full name source: "King & Queen County, Virginia" by: Rev. Alfred P. Bagby, D.D.
Religion: Baptist

 

 

Joseph Ryland
Joseph Ryland

 

 

Photo submitted by Major Walter Moncure Ryland, III

 

 

Marlborough
Marlborough

Circa 2001 – 2002

 

The farm called "Marlborough" was originally a part of the "Farmington" tract, where Joseph Ryland was born. Located about two miles southeast of the crossroads, St. Stephens Church, "Marlborough" is still a working farm known by the same name. Priscilla Bagby came here as a bride of 17 and remained the rest of her long life.

 

Note About Marlborough: For a detailed account of the house see "Old Houses of King & Queen County, Virginia", edited in 1974, by Cox and Weathers and published by the King & Queen County Historical Society. The book, "Old Houses of King & Queen County, Virginia" is an out of print book, but may usually be found for purchase on the Internet.

 

Site Owner Note: Major Walter Moncure Ryland, III, was the second source for research on the lineage of Joseph Ryland and Priscilla Courtney Bagby (Ryland). He provided many of the Ryland names, dates and notes.

More About JOSEPH RYLAND: Burial: Bruington Baptist Church, Stevensville, Virginia, King & Queen County.

Children of PRISCILLA BAGBY and JOSEPH RYLAND are:

1. JOHN WILLIAM [REV] RYLAND, b. October 19, 1836, at "Marlborough" in King & Queen County, Virginia; d. March 26, 1905, Middlesex County, Virginia.
2. JOSIAH RYLAND, b. July 25, 1838, at "Marlborough" in King & Queen County, Virginia; d. October 15, 1900, Virginia.
3. SUSAN ELIZABETH RYLAND, b. June 25, 1840, at "Marlborough" in King & Queen County, Virginia; d. March 13, 1915; m. JOHN ALEXANDER FLEET, September 27, 1883, King & Queen County, Virginia; b. October 6, 1824, King & Queen County, Virginia; d. November 4, 1912. More About SUSAN ELIZABETH RYLAND: No children.
4. MARY FRANCES RYLAND, b. June 8, 1842, at "Marlborough" in King & Queen County, Virginia; d. February 4, 1924.
5. JOANNE BAGBY RYLAND, b. April 14, 1844, at "Marlborough" in King & Queen County, Virginia; d. December 27, 1926.
6. ALICE PEACHEY RYLAND, b. January 29, 1846, at "Marlborough" in King & Queen County, Virginia; d. February 27, 1932. More About ALICE PEACHY RYLAND: Full name source and information that she resided in Baltimore, Maryland is from the book "King & Queen County, Virginia" by: Rev. Alfred P. Bagby, D.D.
7. JAMES ROBERT RYLAND, b. September 3, 1848, at "Marlborough" in King & Queen County, Virginia; d. April 9, 1891, King & Queen County, Virginia.
8. JOSEPH RYLAND, b. December 29, 1850, at "Marlborough" in King & Queen County, Virginia; d. December 27, 1927.
9. PRISCILLA COURTNEY RYLAND, b. About 1852, at "Marlborough" in King & Queen County, Virginia; d. January 29, 1915; m. JUDSON R. LAND, November 1880; b. Unknown, King & Queen County, Virginia; d. Unknown. More About PRISCILLA COURTNEY RYLAND: No children. More About JUDSON R. LAND: Name and place of residence source: "King & Queen County, Virginia" by: Rev. Alfred P. Bagby, D.D.
10. IDA ROSE RYLAND, b. April 17, 1855, at "Marlborough" in King & Queen County, Virginia; d. November 14, 1932.
11. EDWIN RYLAND, b. September 21, 1857, at "Marlborough" in King & Queen County, Virginia; d. December 22, 1942, Pine Bluff, Jefferson County, Arkansas.
12. ALFRED HUGH RYLAND, b. February 28, 1861, at "Marlborough" in King & Queen County, Virginia; d. August 28, 1908, Florida.
13. HARRY LEE RYLAND, SR., b. July 13, 1864, at "Marlborough" in King & Queen County, Virginia; d. About 1929, Florida.

 

 

 

 

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