James Bagby Report
ERMINE C. BAGBY 6, (JAMES HENRY 5, HENRY 4, THOMAS 3, JOHN 2, JAMES 1) was born December 16, 1848 in Kentucky and died March 21, 1918 in Waco, McLennan County, Texas. She married JOHN SIMS [M.D.] CARRINGTON. He was born March 11, 1833 in Charlotte County, Virginia and died October 12, 1885 in Waco, McLennan County, Texas.
Children of ERMINE BAGBY and JOHN CARRINGTON are:
1. PAULINE CARRINGTON, b. April 18, 1873, Texas; d. May 2, 1953, Dallas, Texas, m. JOSEPH HENRY SIMPSON, son of WILLIAM BARHAM SIMPSON and MARY A. COLEMAN. He was b. April 4, 1868, Texas; d. April 23, 1953, Texas.
2. WOOD BOULDIN CARRINGTON, b. November 12, 1879, Texas; d. July 20, 1937, Dallas, Texas.
JAMES FRANKLIN BAGBY 6, (JAMES HENRY 5, HENRY 4, THOMAS 3, JOHN 2, JAMES 1) was born August 14, 1849 in Kentucky and died June 16, 1925 in McLennan County, Texas. He married SALLIE G. CHALMERS, the daughter of ALBERT CHALMERS and MARTHA E. "MATTIE" BURNEY. She was born About 1859 in Waco, McLennan County, Texas and died November 5, 1906 in McLennan County, Texas.
Children of JAMES BAGBY and SALLIE CHALMERS are:
1. LUTHER BAGBY, b. July 1, 1891, McClennan County, Texas; d. July 10, 1893, McLennan County, Texas. Note: He died as a baby. Grave marker looks like 2 years, 9 days.
2. JOHNNIE G. BAGBY, b. February 7, 1885, McLennan County, Texas; d. April 15, 1886, McLennan County, Texas. Note: He died as a baby. Grave marker looks like 14 months, 8 days.
3. ERMINE ALETHIA BAGBY, b. September, 1896, McLennan County, Texas; d. February 24, 1897, McLennan County, Texas. Note: Age 5 months, 3 weeks.
4. GEORGE WILLIAM BAGBY, b. April 30, 1887, McClennan County, Texas; d. January 23, 1933, Waco, McLennan County, Texas.
5. MARY LOU BAGBY, b. May 22, 1894, McLennan County, Texas; d. November 12, 1918, Waco, McLennan County, Texas. NOTE: Single at time of death.
6. INFANT BAGBY, b. 1902, McLennan County, Texas; d. August 31, 1902, Waco, McLennan County, Texas. Note: Grave marker reads Infant of Jim Bagby.
WILLIAM BUCK [D.D.] BAGBY 6, (JAMES HENRY 5, HENRY 4, THOMAS 3, JOHN 2, JAMES 1) was born November 5, 1855 in Coryell County, Texas and died August 5, 1939 in Porto Alegre, Brazil. He married ANNE ELLEN LUTHER October 21, 1880 in Baylor Auditorium at Baylor University, the daughter of JOHN HILL [D.D.] LUTHER and ANNE JAUDON. She was born March 20, 1859 in Kansas City, Missouri and died December 23, 1941 in Recife, Brazil.
Notes for WILLIAM BUCK [D.D.] BAGBY:
William Buck Bagby:
Source "The Bagby's of Brazil" by Helen Bagby [Harrison]; daughter, pages 1-3.
"Miss Mary has a baby, and it ain't a John and it ain't a Mary. It's a William." Mandy the cook brought the news. To mark the occasion, Cousin Charlie and Cousin Mary hung an old discarded wagon wheel in the fork of a young tree to puzzle their new cousin some day when both the tree and the cousin were grown. They could imagine his asking, "How in the world did that thing grow away up there?" When the family visited the home place seventy-two years later that wagon wheel was still there in the fork of the tree.
My father, William Buck Bagby, son of John and Mary Bagby, became the pioneer missionary of Southern Baptists to the South American continent. He was born in Coryell County, Texas, on November 5, 1855. It was a wild and sparsely settled community then, and Gatesville, the county seat, was a frontier village. William Bagby has described in his own distinctive way the primitive and picturesque character of the country surrounding their place, which they called "Praire Home":
"Wild Indians were not far away and occasionally made incursions into the settlements, burning homes and killing the whites. These were the warlike Comanches. It was a romantic region of prairies and woodlands, of hills and valleys, of cedars, live oaks, and elms. The prairies in the spring and summer were gay with flowers, and the woodlands, ravines, and valleys held treasures of berries of many kinds, wild haws, mustang grapes, and wild plums. Bees made honey in the woods. There were myriads of birds of variegated color and cheerful song. Cardinals, field larks, doves, and partridges abounded, while mocking birds, by day and by moonlight, made melody in the fields and gardens. Black bears and wild hogs, panthers, foxes, wild-cats, squirrels, rabbits, coons, and opossums were all about us, while deer and antelope roamed over the ranges, and wolves made ravages about the scattered farms."
On his mother's side, William Bagby was descended from a French Huguenot named Bartholomew Dupuy, and the sword which he wielded during his escape from France is still a treasured possession of the Bagby family. Grandfather Bagby left the old family home in Virginia and went to Kentucky where he met and married Mary Franklin Willson, a daughter of the pastor of the First Baptist Church in Louisville.
With three families of close relatives, the Bagbys moved from Kentucky to Texas in 1852 and settled in Coryell County where Father, the last of five children, was born. They went by river boat to New Orleans, took a steamer along the Gulf to Galveston, and traveled by oxcart to Central Texas-West Texas, in those days. Their crude houses were built close together because the country was full of unfriendly Indians. Eventually some of the Indians grew bold enough to approach the settlement for small trade. Boys among the settlers had great fun trading such trifles as little mirrors, pocket knives and popcorn for bows and arrows, lariats, and moccasins.
When Father was eight years old, the family left Prairie Home and moved to what was then Waco Village. At the little red Baptist church building in the center of the village, when he was twelve years old, he was converted under the preaching of Dr. Rufus Burleson, who was the founder and first president of Waco University (later merged with Baylor University). Father attended Waco University and became Dr. B.H. Carroll's first pupil in the department of theology, which developed into the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He often said with amused pretense to boastfulness, "Yes, Dr. Carroll and I founded the seminary. He was the faculty and I was the student body."
After his graduation from the university in 1875, Father farmed one year with his "Uncle Bland." During that year he was superintendent of a small Sunday school at Eagle Springs in Coryell County and was licensed to preach. He had preached unlicensed since the age of three when, from a chicken-roost pulpit, he held an audience spellbound-by closing the barnyard gate.
Following that one arduous year of study in the field of practical agriculture, Father taught school at four places: Wallace's Prairie, Whitehall, Courtney, and Plantersville. On March 16, 1879, while at Plantersville, he was ordained to preach.
The following research submitted by: Vinita Shaw
Source: Mr. Rayburn G. Pyle wrote in THE GENIE of July 1981 about the Confederate soldiers and their families in Brazil:
No great stretch of imagination is required to understand the state of mind of the Confederate soldier when he returned home in late spring or early summer of 1865. The brutalizing effects of four years of war had made conditions in the South frightful. They were made infinitely worse by the reconstruction program which the Federal government undertook to improve upon the conquered section. Some decided to flee their native land and start anew under foreign flags — some chose Mexico, Central America and South America. Brazil attracted more ex-Confederates than any other country. The period of heaviest migration was 1865-1870, but Brazil continued to receive southern settlers in lesser numbers until the early years of the 20th century. From the National Archives, the following list of Americans in Brazil in 1906 from the U.S. Consular Dispatches in Santos, Brazil:
Names: Rev. W.B. Bagby Residence: São Paulo
Ermine Bagby Residence: São Paulo
Site Owner Note: A similar description of this is shared in the book "The Bagby's of Brazil" by: Helen Bagby [Harrison].
More About REV WILLIAM BUCK [D.D.] BAGBY:
Individual Note: Baptist Missionary to Brazil, several books are written about this family, including the "Bagby's of Brazil". The book is an out of print book, but may be available online.
Ordination: March 16, 1879, Plantersville, Texas
Notes for ANNE ELLEN LUTHER: Anne E. Luther: Source, "The Bagby's of Brazil" by Helen Bagby [Harrison]; daughter — Portions of chapter two.
Three and a half years after the wheel was hung on the fork of the tree at Prairie Home, a baby girl came to the home of Dr. and Mrs. John Hill Luther of Kansas City, Missouri. Her black hair and dark brown eyes came from French ancestors, for she, too, was a descendant of those migrants for conscience' sake, the Huguenots. She was named Anne (spelled with an e) for her mother, who in turn had been named for Ann Judson of Burma, whose beautiful life at that time was silencing the protests of critics of a mission enterprise yet young and unpopular.
John Luther's ambition had been to go to Africa as a missionary, but his noble aspirations were checked by his father. If he wanted to preach to the Negroes, his father said, he had better go south in his own country. Accepting the suggestion, John went to South Carolina where he boarded in the home of a Mr. Ben Jaudon, who offered to help him open a school for the education of the Jaudon girls and their neighbors. Such were the circumstances that made shy and beautiful Ann Jaudon, nicknamed Tannie, the pupil and sweetheart, and later the wife, of John Hill Luther.
The couple moved to Savannah, Georgia, where John Luther had been called to a pastorate, and lived there about a year. They then moved to Kansas City, Missouri, where he started a "Young Ladies' Seminary" (academy), using for the construction of the building his wife's part of her father's estate (all of which they lost during the Civil War).
It was at this time, on March 20, 1859, that baby Anne arrived and helped fill the vacancy left by the death, two years before, of her year-old sister, Mary. A baby brother, born when Anne was three years old, became prey to acute lung trouble, which carried him away after a brief illness.
Then came the War Between the States. Grandfather Luther was called to Miami, Missouri, to direct a school and the family moved to that town. But a Northerner with Southern sympathies could not long remain unsuspected in those days of strife. After his life had been threatened, the family moved to Quincy, Illinois, as refugees, crossing the Missouri River on ice.
By the time "little sister Zollie" was announced, the arrival of a playmate for keeps was a fact to elicit the rarest kind of generosity. Anne immediately offered a cherished doll bed for the new baby's very own use since there seemed to be no spare bed in the house. Three years after the birth of Zollie, baby Sallie was welcomed. But she gladdened the home for only two and a half years. After Sallie came Johnnie, the last of the six Luther children. (He was taken at the age of eighteen when, having come in contact with a consumptive cousin, he succumbed to the treacherous disease.)
In 1870 the family moved to St. Louis, for Grandfather Luther had been asked to take the editorship of the Central Baptist, a position which he kept for eleven years. He accepted at the same time the pastorate of the Carondolet Baptist Church. The family moved to that suburb, and it was while at family worship there at the age of eleven that Mother found her Saviour.
Anne Luther had long been concerned about her soul, and "for a year before conversion went each day into a vacant room to read the Scriptures and pray for acceptance at the throne of grace." Having received the joyful assurance, she immediately asked for baptism; but her parents objected because she was having a spell of "dumb chills," and the doctor said the cold water would kill her. She considered that a weak argument against a strong command, so a friend of the family was consulted. This "mother in Israel" unwaveringly asserted that "obeying the Lord never killed anyone," whereupon the parents consented. Mother was baptized in the Mississippi River as the last of its icy sheet disappeared and was received out of the water by one of the deacons, who wrapped her in a blanket and took her home in a carriage. No chills resulted.
In 1877 the family moved to Texas. At this point Mother's story becomes very personal, and is best told in her own words. Here is her version of the incidents surrounding her romance:
Site Owner Note: Space does not allow for the letters sent back and forth between Anne Luther and William Bagby. There are 8 pages of these letters, all of which are very touching.
From CENTENNIAL STORY OF TEXAS BAPTISTS, published by the Authority of the Executive board of the Baptist General Convention of Texas, Dallas, Texas, 1936, p. 235.
"A sower went forth to sow", but Dr. John Hill Luther, preaching an impassioned sermon on foreign missions and calling for volunteers, did not expect his appeal to find lodgment in the heart of his own twelve year old daughter. When she timidly rose to her feet and said, "Father, I'll go" he covered his face with his hands and exclaimed, "My child, I didn't mean you!"
From A HISTORY OF TEXAS BAPTISTS by J.M. Carroll, "...but the seed the consecrated father had sown, fell on good ground. From that day forward Anne Luther consecrated her life to foreign mission work."
Source: "The Bagby's of Brazil" by: Helen Bagby [Harrison]; page 121-122, July 16, 1903.
At the close of the first school year Grandfather Luther, having lost his devoted wife, sought the comfort of a visit to his daughter in São Paulo. The old gentleman passed away just eight months later, and ten days before the birth of his youngest grandchild, Albert.
The art of embalming as it is known today was in its infancy, and the expense of transporting the dead was far beyond the widest stretch of a missionary's purse; so the earthly tabernacle of John Hill Luther lent to Brazilian soil for a period of five years. It then fell to the loss of his devoted daughter to bathe the crumbling structure in alcohol and lay it away in a small tin trunk for transportation to his native land.
Father returned home on furlough in 1908 and bore with him the modest casket, listing its contents as "relics" when he passed through customs in New York.
Children of WILLIAM BAGBY and ANNE LUTHER are:
1. ERMINE BAGBY, b. July 25, 1881, Brazil; d. August 18, 1939, Porto Alegre, Brazil.
2. LUTHER HENRY BAGBY, b. July 10, 1883, Bahia, Brazil; d. August 3, 1886, Belton, Texas. More About LUTHER HENRY BAGBY: Namesake: Luther for his mother's surname. Died at the age of 3 from Scarlet Fever while visiting relatives in Texas. After his death, his mother penned these words:
I'll trust Him to keep my Luther and me,
To bring us together at last
Where mothers and babes forever shall be
With Jesus — their sorrows all passed.
Source: "The Bagby's of Brazil" by Helen Bagby [Harrison], page 77.
3. TAYLOR CRAWFORD "T.C." [D.D.] BAGBY, b. May 29, 1885, Brazil, d. November 7, 1959, Belton, Bell County, Texas.
4. WILLSON BAGBY, b. February 8, 1888, Brazil; d. September 07, 1912, Brazil. Notes: Death by drowning.
Notes for WILLSON BAGBY:
Four boys, my brother Willson among them, went out in a boat. A sudden shout drew our attention to them. They were seen not two hundred feet away waving their arms as the large white billows bore them up and down out of sight. It was a frolic, everyone supposed. The boys seemed to be diving off the capsized boat to the accompaniment of cheers from their companions.
The story of the struggle for life was related in detail by the two who were rescued from the capsized boat: When the boat capsized, Pedro succeeded in climbing upon it. Gillespie, who had on a heavy macintosh, managed to extricate himself with great difficulty from beneath one of the seats. Willson, unhampered by excessive clothing, looked about him just in time to see Luiz disappear. He went after him and, reaching for a floating oar thrown by the other two, told him to hold on. But the semiconscious man had lost his strength and immediately turned loose. The action was repeated twice, but in his stupified state, Luiz gave no heed to the pleas and orders of his terrified companions and was finally swallowed up by the waves. The would-be rescuer renewed his efforts by diving after him, turning a deaf ear to the entreaties of the two friends, who realized his danger. As he searched about, he was seized from behind and strangled by the last grip of the boy he was trying to save.
There was no human hope of receiving their bodies again. As Father searched the rocky shoreline, Mother waited and prayed: "Lord, if thou hast taken our boy's soul unto thyself, allow us to have his body intact" – a human prayer, to be sure, but a quiet, resigned one it was, that the supreme sovereignty of God might be recognized among those who witnessed our behavior. Upon hearing the petition, the owner of a nearby hotel mercifully attempted to remove our hope. He said he had lived there thirty years and had never known of a corpse coming to shore in less that three days or in recognizable form. What was his astonishment when, exactly two hours later and clearly in answer to prayer, the two bodies were returned in perfect condition, washed up on the beach, lifeless but intact.
In a little graveyard, far from the heart of the city, where spring is eternal and where the sea perennially hums its monotonous tune, is a tombstone on which a marble Bible and two Scripture verses tell a hopeless little world of sinners the story of two men who died to save others – of Willson and his Lord: "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends" John 15:13, and "God commendeth his love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us" Romans 5:8.
Source: "The Bagby's of Brazil" by Helen Bagby Harrison, page 130-131
More About WILLSON BAGBY: Namesake: Willson for his Grandmother, Mary Franklin Willson Bagby.
5. JOHN ZOLLIE BAGBY, b. June 10, 1890, Brazil; d. August 06, 1891, Brazil.
Notes for JOHN ZOLLIE BAGBY:
Correspondence following to family in the States about the unexpected blow reviews the drama as only a mother's eyes could see it.
Aug. 8th — It is a hard letter to write...Little John, our Zollie, was taken ill with a very bad cold two weeks ago last Monday (this is Saturday), but he had a high fever only a few hours and was perfectly well Saturday and Sunday following. I even attended worship Sunday - Emilia stayed with him and Miss Emma having been sick just as he was, stayed at home also. Sunday I let him play in the yard a little while, even.
Monday he seemed a little sick but I was not anxious - Tuesday I sent for the doctor, fearing that he had intermittent fever. This we broke up with quinine, which he took well. Wednesday night intestinal trouble began. The doctor considered him in such good condition, however, that he did not come Thursday. Friday he discovered that he was threatened with bronchitis and in the afternoon returned with Dr. Camargo, a Brazilian in whom we have great confidence. He said Dr. Cleary was over-careful. He told me my boy would get well!...His fever was entirely gone by Tuesday morning, but alas, he showed symptoms of brain trouble...
Oh, how I agonized that whole week in prayer. God made me willing to give him up but oh, I could not see him suffer, though they tell me he was unconscious. He was dying two whole days and a night and a half, our darling!
Miss Emma wouldn't leave him at all, she was stiff with holding him - he lay on the bed only the last day. He took his milk up to the last and his medicines and he passed away like a dream, our beautiful boy! No struggle, not even a hard breath!
Dear old Doctor would come in and say, "Poor little John!" He couldn't bear to see him suffer. Wednesday night or Thursday morning rather, Mrs. Rogers and Miss Emma and I bathed his little dimpled limbs and wax-like features and dressed him in the little blue dress that came to Ermine from Aunt Alice with Miss Hammon's embroidery on it, and laid him away in his white carriage to await his little coffin. When it came we fairly surrounded him with flowers. He looked to me just like sister Sallie.
He was the pet of the church and the neighborhood - no one ever saw him except to admire the rosy big boy! All the church members came who could, and they clubbed together and hired carriages and went out to the grave. There were in all eight carriages.
His Papa nursed him more than he had ever done one of his babes and he has lost several pounds in the last few days of anxiety and wakefulness he has spent with him. I'll have so much time now — I'll be so lonely, though Willie says he'll be my "truly baby" now. He used to love to be called a "gentleman" but he seems to feel that he must take baby's place now...
Now my dear ones don't grieve for our sorrow. Indeed, I do not grieve myself - I'm lonely but I cannot wish him back, and it seems a long time since he left me. If I could but forget the last few hours of suffering and remember only his bright, beautiful little life of fourteen months, then I could be happy again...
...I thank God that he did not linger as did Brother Charlie, or recover to be less bright, like poor Curty.
And after all, it's only for a little while!
Late in January of 1892 she wrote:
I would rather my children die now than be even cold Christians. I want them to be afire with love to Jesus. God grant that we may, none of us, grow cold or indifferent in his service. If I must be kept warm by losing what I love best, I cannot ask otherwise.
Source: "The Bagby's of Brazil" by Helen Bagby [Harrison]. More About JOHN ZOLLIE BAGBY: Burial: Caju Cemetery, Rio, Brazil. Namesake: John for Anne's Father/Brother, John Luther, Zollie for the sibling of Anne Luther [Bagby] who died at the age of three.
6. OLIVER HALBERT [M.D.] BAGBY, b. August 25, 1893, São Paulo, Brazil; d. September 12, 1959, San Francisco, San Francisco County, California.
Notes for OLIVER H. [M.D.] BAGBY: Based on the following experpt from the book, his original death was recorded as February 19, 1919, Galveston, Texas
"Seven years after the drowning of Willson Bagby, the mysterious disappearance of his brother Oliver came. Just when a rare medical career on the mission field opened up before him, became an open wound in his parents' hearts which found relief in the Spirit of God alone. Within one year of graduation from Galveston, Texas Medical College he suddenly walked away from the school campus on February 19, 1919, leaving two trunks of personal belongings neatly packed. His whereabouts have never since been known."
Source: "The Bagby's of Brazil" by Helen Bagby [Harrison], page 131.
More About OLIVER HALBERT [M.D.] BAGBY: Oliver Bagby arrived in the United States from Santos, Brazil on the ship, Byron in 1911 in New York, to attend University in Texas. He was 18 years old.
Texas Medical College
Student Army Training Corps
World War I
7. ALICE ANNE BAGBY, b. June 10 1896, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; d. February 22, 1973, Waco, Texas; m. HARLEY SMITH; b. September 8, 1891, Utopia, Texas; d. November 29, 1976, Waco, Texas.
Notes for ALICE ANNE BAGBY:
Alice Anne and her husband have dedicated thirty years of evangelistic and educational efforts to the extreme southern state of Rio Grande do Sul, and specifically to its capital, Porto Alegre. The Ginasio Batista (grammar, business, and high school) of that city has been second only to their three children in their affections and constitutes a permanent monument to their lives of self-deniel. Source: "The Bagby's of Brazil" by Helen Bagby [Harrison]. More About ALICE ANNE BAGBY: Missionary to Brazil. Namesake: Anne for her mother, Anne E. Luther, Alice for an aunt, but the book does not reveal from which side of the family. Religion: Baptist.
8. HELEN EDNA BAGBY, b. August 13, 1900, Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; d. August 15, 1993, El Paso, El Paso County, Texas; m. WILLIAM COLEMAN [REV] HARRISON, son of ROBERT HARRISON and ALICE DUVALL. He was b. May 3, 1890, Shelby County, Kentucky; d. October 17, 1969, Waco, McLennan County, Texas.
More About WILLIAM COLEMAN [D.D.] HARRISON: Evangelist, Seminary Professor, School Principal, and Mission Treasurer.
Notes for HELEN EDNA BAGBY: Author of: "From M.K. to R.M." subtitled "From Missionary Kid to Retired Missionary" & "The Bagby's of Brazil".
She writes of herself in "The Bagby's of Brazil":
Last and least come the writer of these lines, Mrs. W.C. Harrison (Helen Edna), who, having given three years to the São Paulo school and eleven to that of Porto Alegre, turned to domesticity at last and, in accompanying her husband to the enchanting Venice of Brazil, Recife, Pernambuco, the city of bridges and perennial spring, carried family back to their original nothern territory. Dr. W.C. Harrison has given twenty-two years to North and South, in Rio, Recife, and Porto Alegre, as evangelist, seminary professor, school principal, and mission treasurer. The couple with their two children moved back to South Brazil in 1946 to assume the direction of the Baptist school of Porto Alegre, releasing the founders for a specific program of pastoral and itinerant evangelism and personal work through wide contacts made by the teaching of the English language.
The First Baptist Church, Rio, has placed in its vestibule a life-size bust of its founder and the Port Alegre School has erected a marble column on its campus to the memory of Father and Mother. But the monument erected by Woman's Missionary Union of Brazil will, we hope, outlive the two monuments of beauteous marble and bronze. Established through the initiative of Miss Minnie Landrum, corresponding secretary and treasurer of The Brazilain organization, the Anne Bagby Memorial Fund is gradually climbing toward its intial goal of $2,500.00 with which to keep two of Brazil's young women preparing for Christian service until Jesus comes again.
9. ALBERT IAN [REV] [D.D.] BAGBY, b. About 1903, Brazil; d. September 29, 1988, Gadsden, Alabama.
JAMES ALBERT GRESHAM 6, (MARY ELIZABETH BAGBY 5, HENRY 4, THOMAS 3, JOHN 2, JAMES 1) was born January 16, 1843 in King William County, Virginia and died October 6, 1923 in (resided in Kentucky after the Civil War – About 1866). He married EMMA FLEMING McDONALD August 11, 1868. She was born January 17, 1842 in Flemingsburg/Maysville, Kentucky and died June 18, 1930 in Kansas City, Missouri.
More About JAMES ALBERT GRESHAM: Military service: C.S.A. [wounded, July 9, 1864] Source: King & Queen Virginia County, by: Rev. Alfred Bagby.
Children of JAMES GRESHAM and EMMA McDONALD are:
1. WILLIAM F. GRESHAM, b. August 14, 1869; d. Unknown; m. KITTY CLAYTON, September 01, 1890; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.
2. MARY H. GRESHAM, b. January 3, 1873; d. Unknown; m. (1) DAVID TAYLOR, November 04, 1891; b. Unknown; d. Unknown; m. (2) ELMER C. BRAHAM, March 30, 1939; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.
3. WALTER BELL GRESHAM, b. September 9, 1875; d. Unknown; m. E. MAE SANDERS, October 15, 1902.
4. SUSIE E. GRESHAM, b. September 16, 1878; d. October 17, 1878.
5. ALBERTA M. GRESHAM, b. October 8, 1881; d. May 14, 1943; m. GEORGE W. SANDERS, February 12, 1901. Notes for ALBERTA M. GRESHAM: Source: Mary Norris, 105 Johnson St., Buckner, Missouri 64016.
RICHARD HUGH GRESHAM 5, (MARY ELIZABETH BAGBY 4, HENRY 3, THOMAS 2, JOHN 1) was born July 12, 1846 and died Unknown. He married M.E. SLAGON on January 19, 1871. She was born Unknown and died Unknown.
Notes for RICHARD HUGH GRESHAM: Source: Mary Norris, 105 Johnson St., Buckner, Missouri 64016.
Children of RICHARD GRESHAM and M. SLAGON are:
1. ARTHUR GRESHAM, b. Unknown; d. Unknown.
2. WILBUR GRESHAM, b. Unknown; d. Unknown.
3. LETTIS GRESHAM, b. Unknown; d. Unknown.
4. ALVIS GRESHAM, b. Unknown; d. Unknown.
5. LIZZIE GRESHAM, b. Unknown; d. Unknown.
6. RUBY GRESHAM, b. Unknown; d. Unknown.
SALLIE BAGBY 5, (ALEXANDER 4, HENRY 3, THOMAS 2, JOHN 1) was born November 25, 1848 and died February 4, 1912. She married THOMAS R. [M.D.] YOUNG. He was born About 1833 and died About 1910 in Boyd County, Kentucky.
More About SALLIE BAGBY and THOMAS R. [M.D.] YOUNG: Burial: Ashland Cemetery, Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky with Sally's parents.
Children of SALLIE BAGBY and THOMAS YOUNG are:
1. THOMAS R. YOUNG, JR., b. June 28 1878, Boyd County, Kentucky; d. March 28, 1941; m. BESS LEE "BESSIE" BERRY, daughter of WILLIAM ALBERT [M.D.] BERRY and BELVA DORA JORDAN October 9, 1909, Ashland, Kentucky; she was b. April 24, 1889, Lawrence County, Kentucky; d. October 23, 1976, Madison County, Alabama. More About THOMAS R. YOUNG, JR. and BESS LEE "BESSIE" BERRY: Burial: Ashland Cemtery, Boyd County, Kentucky with parents and Young family, including Sallie Bagby Young and her parents.
2. ARCHIBALD M. YOUNG, b. About 1879; d. Unknown.
3. WILLIAM C. YOUNG, b. About 1880; d. Unknown.
4. ORRA W. YOUNG, b. About 1883; d. Unknown.
5. JESSAMINE WALLACE YOUNG, b. About 1885; d. About 1958. Burial: Ashland Cemetery, Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky with parents and Bagby grandparents.
VIRGINIA BAGBY 5, (GEORGE WILLIAM [M.D.] 4, GEORGE 3, THOMAS 2, JOHN 1) was born January 10, 1864 in Virginia and died Unknown. She married JAMES "HENRY" TAYLOR, JR. on June 8, 1886. He was born September 22, 1854 and died Unknown.
More About VIRGINIA BAGBY: Name, birth date and marriage date taken from Virginia State Library accession #30649.
Children of VIRGINIA BAGBY and JAMES TAYLOR are:
1. HENRY TAYLOR, III, b. April 30, 1887, Virginia; d. December 16, 1982, Virginia; m. ISABEL DeLEON WILLIAM, daughter of WALTER ARMISTEAD WILLIAMS and ALICE MARSHALL TAYLOR.
2. LUCY PARKE CHAMBERLAYNE TAYLOR, b. August 08, 1888, Virginia; d. August 9, 1938, Virginia. More About LUCY PARKE CHAMBERLAYNE TAYLOR: Name and birth date source: Virginia State Library accession #30649.
3. MARY MINOR WATSON TAYLOR, b. April 07, 1890; d. September 12, 1976, Gordonsville, Virginia. More About MARY WATSON TAYLOR: Name and birth date source: Virginia State Library accession #30649.
4. VIRGINIA TAYLOR, b. November 10, 1900; d. January 2, 1986; m. WILBURN BIRKENHEAD SYDNOR, son of WILBURN L. SYDNOR and ANNIE M. UNKNOWN, he was b. March 28, 1890; d. September 27, 1971.
PHILIP HAXALL BAGBY 5, (GEORGE WILLIAM [M.D.] 4, GEORGE 3, THOMAS 2, JOHN 1) was born December 3, 1882 and died March 16, 1926. He married MARY CLARKSON ALLEN on June 09, 1917. She was born October 10, 1896 in Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland and died April 14, 1987 in Driebergen-Rijsenburg, Utrechtse Heuvelrug Municipality, Utrecht, Netherlands.
Notes for PHILIP HAXALL BAGBY:
Philip Haxell Bagby enlisted in U.S.A., April 18, 1901; commd. October 9, 1903, maj., Gen. Staff, U.S.A.; Lt. Col, [temp], August 26, 1918; service in France, June 17, 1918 — Jan 29, 1919; in Germany, January 30, 1919 to June 20, 1922. Decorated D.S.M.; Officier de l'ordre de la Couronne [Belgian]; Officeier de l'Academie Francaise. Clubs: Army and Navy [Washington and Manila]. Address: War Dept., Washington, D.C.
Source: Broderbund "Family and Local Histories" disc #113.
More About PHILIP HAXALL BAGBY: Full name, birth and death dates taken from Virginia State Library accession #30649. Military service: Major, W.W.I.
More About MARY CLARKSON ALLEN: Full name, birth, death & marriage dates taken from Virginia State Library accession #30649.
Children of PHILIP BAGBY and MARY ALLEN are:
1. PHILIP HAXALL BAGBY, JR., b. July 16, 1918; d. September 21, 1958. More About PHILIP HAXALL BAGBY, JR.: Name & birth date source: Virginia State Library accession #30649.
2. VIRGINIA ALLEN BAGBY, b. August 5, 1920, Koblenz, Stadtkreis Koblenz, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany; d. March 14, 1971, Pasadena, Los Angeles County, California. More About VIRGINIA ALLEN BAGBY: Name, birth date & place of birth source: Virginia State Library accession #30649.
WILLIAM B. MATHEWS 5, (ELLEN H. BAGBY 4, GEORGE 3, THOMAS 2, JOHN 1) was born Unknown and died Unknown. He married UNKNOWN TURNER. She was born Unknown and died Unknown.
Children of WILLIAM MATHEWS and UNKNOWN TURNER are:
1. WILLIAM B. MATHEWS, II, b. Unknown; d. Unknown.
2. SUSAN MATHEWS, b. Unknown; d. Unknown.
GEORGE B. MATHEWS 5, (ELLEN H. BAGBY 4, GEORGE 3, THOMAS 2, JOHN 1) was born Unknown and died Unknown. He married UNKNOWN WEBB. She was born Unknown and died Unknown.
Child of GEORGE MATHEWS and UNKNOWN WEBB is:
1. JAMES M. MATHEWS, b. Unknown; d. Unknown.
CORNELIA CHAPIN MATHEWS 5, (ELLEN H. BAGBY 4, GEORGE 3, THOMAS 2, JOHN 1) was born January 10, 1869 in Essex County, Virginia and died September 14, 1944 in Fredericksburg City, Virginia. She married JOHN ADOLPHUS FLEMER, the son of CARL HENRY FLEMER and MORTA MARTHA LINDENKOHL. He was born April 1, 1859 in New York and died November 14, 1957 in Westmoreland County, Virginia.
Note: Original research recorded surname as FLEAMER
Children of CORNELIA MATHEWS and JOHN FLEMER are:
1. MARTCHEN LINDENKOHL FLEMER, b. May 1, 1888, Princeton, Mercer County, New Jersey; d. September 3, 1986, Westmoreland County, Virginia.
2. ELLEN BAGBY MATHEWS FLEMER, b. October 9, 1890, District Of Columbia; d. January 25, 1915.
3. CORNELIA CHAPIN MATHEWS FLEMER, b. January 11, 1893, District Of Columbia; d. February 9, 1972.
RITA SHAPLEY BAGBY 5, (SHAPLEY NEALE 4, THOMAS 3, THOMAS 2, JOHN 1) was born Unknown and died Unknown. She married R.A. [REV] HOUSHOUR. He was born Unknown and died Unknown.
Children of RITA BAGBY and R.A. HOUSHOUR are:
1. SAMUEL NEALE HOUSHOUR, b. Unknown; d. Unknown.
2. TERESA HOUSHOUR, b. Unknown; d. Unknown
TERESA MAURY BAGBY 5, (SHAPLEY NEALE 4, THOMAS 3, THOMAS 2, JOHN 1) was born November 10, 1874 in Virginia and died April 6, 1954 in Staunton, Staunton City County, Virginia. She married JOSEPH ARNEST STUBBS. He was born April 8, 1869 in Virginia and died February 21, 1942 in Staunton, Virginia.
Children of TERESA BAGBY and JOSEPH STUBBS are:
1. JOSEPH SHAPLEY STUBBS, b. Unknown; d. Unknown.
2. HARIETT BAGBY STUBBS, b. Unknown; d. Unknown.
3. EVELYN MAURY STUBBS, b. Unknown; d. Unknown.
Children may not be in proper order.
MARY CATHERINE BAGBY 5, (SHAPLEY NEALE 4, THOMAS 3, THOMAS 2, JOHN 1) was born About 1873 in Staunton, Staunton City County, Virginia and died May 17, 1958 in Staunton, Staunton City County, Virginia. She married ALEXANDER WADDELL MAY, the son of GEORGE WILLIAM MAY and KITTY LOMAX WADDELL. He was born JUNE 28, 1876 and died April 15, 1913 in Staunton, Staunton City County, Virginia.
Children of MARY BAGBY and ALEXANDER MAY are:
1. INFANT MAY, b. November 17, 1908, Staunton, Staunton City County, Virginia; d. November 17, 1908, Staunton, Staunton City County, Virginia.
2. INFANT MAY, b. September 25, 1913, Staunton, Staunton City County, Virginia; d. September 25, 1913, Staunton, Staunton City County, Virginia.
There may have been other children in this family.
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