Robert Bagby Report

Generation Five


JOHN HENRY BAGBY 5, (PLEASANT CAVIEL 4, REUBEN B. 3, WILLIAM 2, ROBERT 1) was born February 8, 1867 in Campbell County, Virginia and died April 4, 1909 in Lynchburg, Virginia. He married NANNIE LAURA BURNETT. She was born August 30, 1869 and died July 25, 1952 in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Children of JOHN BAGBY and NANNIE BURNETT are:

1. SAMUEL PLEASANT BAGBY, b. August 18, 1895, Campbell County, Virginia; d. March 1, 1977, Lynchburg, Virginia.
2. VIRGINIA MARY BAGBY, b. March 29, 1902, Campbell County, Virginia; d. October 16, 1965; m. (1) LOUIS CHRISTIAN RAASCH; b. Unknown; d. Between 1971 – 1975; m. (2) CHARLES TERRELL; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.


MARY SUSAN "MOLLY" BAGBY 5, (PLEASANT CAVIEL 4, REUBEN B. 3, WILLIAM 2, ROBERT 1) was born March 24, 1868 in Campbell County, Virginia and died July 23, 1925 in Lynchburg, Virginia. She married WILLIAM REECE STEWART, the son of JOHN WESLEY STEWART and SARAH C. UNKNOWN. He was born July 12, 1872 in Jefferson County, Tennessee and died July 16, 1949 in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Note: Early research shows MARY SUSAN "MOLLY" BAGBY married twice and names her second husband as JOHN REDFORD. She is buried with WILLIAM REECE STEWART and the surname on her grave marker is STEWART.


1. NORMAN OWEN STEWART, b. March 31, 1893, Virginia; d. December 8, 1959, Lynchburg, Virginia.
2. GOLDIE VIRGIE STEWART, b. June 15, 1901, Virginia; d. October 16, 1992, Lynchburg, Virginia.

Note: There may be more children in this family


BRYANT A. BAGBY 5, (PLEASANT CAVIEL 4, REUBEN B. 3, WILLIAM 2, ROBERT 1) was born About 1831 in Campbell County, Virginia and died Unknown. He married MATILDA JANE EVANS, the daughter of A. REES EVANS and MARTHA JANE ROBERTSON on May 20, 1857 in Campbell County, Virginia. She was born About 1834 and died Before 1880 in Campbell County, Virginia.

More About BRYANT A. BAGBY: Found in the 1860 Campbell County, Virginia living in the household of his father. He is married to MATILDA and they have ANNE and WILLIAM.


1. ANNE "NANNIE" BAGBY, b. About 1858, Campbell County, Virginia; d. Unknown. More About ANNE "NANNIE" BAGBY: Listed in the 1860 Campbell County, Virginia Census Record as ANNE BAGBY. Listed in the 1870 Campbell County, Virginia Record as NANNIE BAGBY. Middle initial in the 1870 Census Record is possibly a J.
2. WILLIAM CAVIEL BAGBY, b. November 21, 1859, Campbell County, Virginia; d. January 24, 1952, Campbell County, Virginia.
3. MARTHA V. BAGBY, b. About 1862, Campbell County, Virginia; d. Unknown.
4. ROBERT J. BAGBY, b. February 1870, Campbell County, Virginia; d. Unknown.
5. MARY BAGBY, b. About 1872, Campbell County, Virginia; d. Unknown.


LILBURN CHARLES BAGBY 5, (PLEASANT CAVIEL 4, REUBEN B. 3, WILLIAM 2, ROBERT 1) was born July 30, 1837 in Campbell County, Virginia and died October 1875. He married CORNELIA A. FARISS, the daughter of JOSEPH MORGAN FARISS and UNKNOWN on December 15, 1851 in Campbell County, Virginia. She was born About 1836 in Campbell County, Virginia and died About 1911.

More About LILBURN CHARLES BAGBY: He served during the American Civil War in Virginia 2nd Cavalry, Company I and Virginia Cavalry, 39th Battalion, Company C. Early research recorded his death date as October 1875. Since his wife with three of his sons is found living in the household of her father in the 1870 Census Record, it may be he died in the Civil War.

More About CORNELIA A. FARISS: She was the daughter of JOSEPH MORGAN FARISS with his first wife. His second wife was ELIZABETH BAGBY, the daughter of REUBEN B. BAGBY. In the 1870 Campbell County, Virginia Census Record, she is listed in the household of her father, JOSEPH FARISS, with three of her sons as follows:


Fariss, Joseph 63, M, W Farmer 1000 1000 Virginia
Fariss, Elizabeth 56, F, W Keeping House   Virginia
Fariss, Cornelia 32, F, W Without Occupation   Virginia
Fariss, Bettie 15, F, W Without Occupation   Virginia
Bagby, Charley 15, M, W Works on Farm   Virginia
Bagby, Bryant 13, M, W Works on Farm   Virginia
Bagby, James 11, M, W Works on Farm   Virginia



1. WILLIAM CHARLES LAFAYETTE BAGBY, b. About 1854, Campbell County, Virginia; d. About 1924, Concord, Campbell County, Virginia.
2. BRYANT MAYNARD BAGBY, b. January 24, 1857, Campbell County, Virginia; d. September 12, 1912.
3. JAMES R. BAGBY, b. July 27, 1859, Campbell County, Virginia; d. Unknown.
4. THOMAS L. BAGBY, b. About 1861, Campbell County, Virginia; d. Unknown.

Original research listed a WILL BAGBY as a child for this family. A 1940 Campbell County, Virginia lists WILLIAM C. BAGBY, Father-in-law, living in the household of DABNEY C. TWEEDY. It has been determined WILL and CHARLES are the same person.


SAMUEL CRENSHAW 5, (FRANCES H. BAGBY 4, REUBEN B. 3, WILLIAM 2, ROBERT 1) was born About 1833 in Campbell County, Virginia and died Unknown in Christian County, Missouri. He married NANCY A. UNKNOWN. She was born About 1851 and died Unknown in Christian County, Missouri.


1876 Agricultural Census of Christian County, Missouri, Finley Township. Line 33, Page 88.

Crenshaw, Samuel W, M, 21-45      
Crenshaw, S.A. W, F, 21-45      
Crenshaw, Kate W, F, Under 10      
Crenshaw, Claud W, M, Under 10      
Crenshaw, F.H. W, F, Over 45      


1880 Missouri Census, Christian County, Finley Township. Series: T9  Roll: 681  Page: 47. Enumerated June 11, 1880 by Jas R Bell. Line 39 FM 183 HH 190

Crenshaw, Sam'l   M, W, 47, M Farmer VA VA VA
Crenshaw, Nancy A Wife F, W, 29, M   MO KY TN
Crenshaw, Katie Dau F, W, 06, S   MO VA MO
Crenshaw, Claud Son M, W, 05, S   MO VA MO
Crenshaw, Earnest Son M, W, 03, S   MO VA MO
Crenshaw, Emma Dau F, W, 01, S   MO VA MO
Crenshaw, Frances Mother F, W, 74, Wd   VA VA VA
Noblet, John Hired Labor M, W, 20, S Farm Labor MO TN TN



1. KATIE CRENSHAW, b. About 1874, Campbell County, Virginia; d. Unknown.
2. CLAUD CRENSHAW, b. About 1875, Campbell County, Virginia; d. Unknown.
3. ERNEST CRENSHAW, b. About 1877, Campbell County, Virginia; d. Unknown.
4. EMMA CRENSHAW, b. About 1879, Campbell County, Virginia; d. Unknown.


CATHERINE BAGBY 5, (WILLIS 4, ROBERT 3, WILLIAM 2, ROBERT 1) was born March 1827, Lewis County, Kentucky and died Unknown April 14, 1918, Greenup County, Kentucky. She married JOHN McALLISTER December 1, 1846 in Scioto County, Ohio. He was born January 27, 1825 in Kentucky and died November 04, 1872 in Quincy, Lewis County, Kentucky.


1. MATTHEW McALLISTER, b. June 1, 1849, Quincy, Lewis County, Kentucky; d. June 16, 1849, Quincy, Lewis County, Kentucky; buried Old Bagby Graveyard on the Bagby Farm, Lewis County, Kentucky.
2. LUCY A. McALLISTER, b. May 25, 1852, Lewis County, Kentucky; d. before 1910; m. UNKNOWN THOMPSON (possibly John A. Thompson).
3. ROBERT B. McALLISTER, b. December 1856, Lewis County, Kentucky; d. After 1910 Census.
4. CHARLES McALLISTER, b. July 21, 1859, Lewis County, Kentucky; b. Before 1910.
5. HENRY McALLISTER, b. January 9, 1864, Quincy, Lewis County, Kentucky; d. August 8, 1864, Quincy, Lewis County, Kentucky.

Note: Information for Catherine Bagby and her children is the research of Dan Dunham.


MATTHEW T. BAGBY 5, (WILLIS 4, ROBERT 3, WILLIAM 2, ROBERT 1) was born October 12, 1834 in Lewis County, Kentucky and died About 1916 in Pulaski County, Illinois. He married ANNA C. TIMMONS, the daughter of JAMES M. TIMMONS and NANCY ECHOLS on August 1, 1863 in Pulaski County, Illinois. She was born January 21, 1839 in Pulaski County, Illinois and died October 24, 1904 in Pulaski County, Illinois.


Source History of Alexander, Union and Pulaski Counties, Illinois by William Henry Perrin, 1883, Biographies Section, Pulaski County, Ohio Precinct.

Biography of Matthew T. Bagby, page B311-312

M.T. Bagby, farmer, P.O. Olmsted.

Of the men in this county who came here without means and who by their energy and shrewdness have gained a good farm, we count him whose name heads this sketch. He was born October 12, 1834, in Lewis County, Kentucky.

His father, Willis Bagby, was born March 19, 1803 in Kentucky and died in 1849 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was a farmer and riverman by occupation, running from Lewis County, Kentucky to Cincinnati, Ohio.

The grandfather of our subject, Robert Bagby, was a native of Virginia and died in 1827 in Lewis County, Kentucky. He had eight children, who are all living, except one.

The mother of our subject, Mary Thompson, was born June 25, 1802 in Kentucky. She died July 27, 1849 in Lewis County, Kentucky. She was the mother of nine children, of whom seven are now living. Her parents were James and Nancy Thompson of Kentucky.

Our subject was educated in Minerva, Mason County, Kentucky and Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky. In 1857, he went to Augusta, Schuyler County, Illinois, where he taught school one-half year, and the next year taught in Pike County, Illinois. Returning to Kentucky, he taught school one year, and then went to school one-half year in the Ashland College, Kentucky. After the war broke out, he farmed one year, and then came to Pulaski County, where he again taught school, after which he clerked three months for G.F. Meyer, and then kept a grocery store in Caledonia one year. In 1868, he bought a farm of 200 acres for $4,000, and has farmed ever since. In 1881, he bought 150 acres of land for $1,000, which cost the former owner almost $5,000.

Our subject was married August 1, 1863, in this county, to Mrs. Anna C. Ayers, born January 21, 1839 in this county. She was a daughter of James M. Timmons, a fine old man, and a native of South Carolina. Her Mother, Nancy (Echols) Timmons, was a native of Union County, Illinois, and is yet living in Olmsted. Mrs. Bagby is religiously connected with the Methodist Episcopal Church.

She is the mother of five children now living

Mathew H., born January 18, 1867, Susie and Nancy are twins, they were born February 8, 1870. Burton, born November 4, 1872, James, born July 7, 1875, Emmet R. and Agnes are deceased.

Mr. Bagby has been Justice of the Peace for four years. He came to this county with $1.50, but is today classed among our wide-awake, well-to-do men.

(Matthew only had $1.50 when he arrived in Pulaski County, Illinois in the early 1860’s. In 1855 Matthew and his older brother Robert were cited by the Lewis County Kentucky court for keeping a tippling and gaming house at Quincy. According to Law Suit 4447 of that county, the two brothers were partners in a wharf-boat, flat-boat and a house and lot in Quincy. The law suit indicates that they sold their Quincy property in 1855 and moved to Mason County.)

M.T. Bagby, one of the oldest and most highly esteemed residents of Pulaski County, was found dead in his bed Tuesday morning, by his colored servant, who had gone to call him to arise. Deceased had been in fairly good health for many years and the sad news was received as a great shock to his many friends and relatives about the county. Apoplexy was the cause of his sudden death.

Mr. Bagby had reached the age of over 80 and had been a resident of this county for the past fifty-two years and had resided at Olmsted all that time. He was a veteran of the Civil War and had also been a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge of Cairo for nearly thirty years and the conducting of his funeral services was partly left in their charge, assisted by Rev. J. Martin, of Olmsted. The remains were laid to rest in the Masonic Cemetery at Olmsted. Among those left to mourn his death are his daughter, Mrs. Susie Fellinstein, of Grand Chain, his son, Dr. Burton Bagby, of Mounds, and a large number of other relatives.


More About ANNA C. TIMMONS: She was firt married to UNKNOWN AYERS.



1. MATTHEW HARRY BAGBY, b. January 18, 1867, Pulaski County, Illinois; d. July 11, 1904, Pulaski County, Illinois; m. GEORGIA BROWNE, b. About 1871; d. April 5, 1907, Pulaski County, Illinois.
2. SUSAN "SUSIE" BAGBY, February 8, 1870, Pulaski County, Illinois; d. Unknown; m. JACOB FELLINSTEIN on November 10, 1889, Pulaski County, Illinois. He was b. About 1860; d. Unknown. More About SUSAN BAGBY: Twin to NANCY BAGBY.
3. NANCY BAGBY, b. February 8, 1870, Pulaski County, Illinois; d. Unknown. More About NANCY BAGBY: Twin to SUSAN BAGBY.
4. HOMER "BURTON" BAGBY, b. November 4, 1872, Pulaski County, Illinois; d. Unknown.
5. JAMES BAGBY, b. July 7, 1875, Pulaski County, Illinois; d. Unknown.
6. EMMET R. BAGBY, b. Unknown, Pulaski County, Illinois; d. Unknown.
7. AGNES BAGBY, b. Unknown, Pulaski County, Illinois; d. Unknown.


WILLIS SCOTT BAGBY 5, (WILLIS 4, ROBERT 3, WILLIAM 2, ROBERT 1) was born November 22, 1839 in Saint Paul, Lewis County, Kentucky and died May 19, 1920, Vanceburg, Lewis County, Kentucky. He married LAURA AMANDA MUNN, the daughter of DR. DAVID C. MUNN and LAURA AMANDA REED. She was born October 14, 1850 in Kentucky and died January 8, 1930 in Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia.


Son of Willis Bagby and Mary Thompson. Husband of Laura Amanda Munn. Father of eight children: sons, Arthur Moore, Willis Stillwell, Matthew Munn, Albert Myers, Mitchell Gilbert, and Lester G. Bagby, and two daughters, Lola Alberta Bagby Harris and Laura A. Bagby Hancock.

Civil War Veteran, served as a private in Company E, 1st Battalion Mounted Rifles, Kentucky Volunteers, CSA. He was mustered in October 12, 1861 at Cumberland Ford, Bell County, Kentucky.

Wharfmaster at Vanceburg for eight years and twelve years in River Transportation. After leaving the River trade, engaged as General Merchant.

Portsmouth Daily Times, Ohio, Friday, May 21, 1920, ran this death notice:

W.S. Bagby

Relative to the death of the late W.S. Bagby, a leading citizen of Vanceburg, the Sun of that village says:

W.S. Bagby, aged 80, took suddenly worse last Thursday and Friday suffered a stroke of paralysis, which affected his left side and speech, from which he never recovered, dying Wednesday.

In the passing of Willis Bagby the family lost a kind, loving husband and father; the church a faithful member, and the community an honorable upright citizen. Besides wife, he leaves five children, two daughters and three sons: Mrs. Charles Harris and Myers Bagby of Chattanooga; Mrs. John Hancock and Will Bagby of Charleston, West Virginia, Matt of Williamson, West Virginia.

Services were held Thursday at the Christian church by Elder F.M. Stambaugh, after which the remains, in charge of Undertaker Plummer, were taken to Siloam to be buried in the family lot.

Mr. Bagby had been in declining health for several years, having had several very serious sick spells. For a great many years he was connected with the wharf boat here and later was in business. Some 12 or 15 years ago the family moved to Portsmouth, but several years ago came back to this place.


Children of WILLIS BAGBY and LAURA MUNN are:

1. ARTHUR MOORE BAGBY, b. May 4, 1869, Greenup County, Kentucky; d. July 29, 1878, Vanceburg, Lewis County, Kentucky.

Son of Willis Scott Bagby and Laura Amanda Munn — first born child of eight. Born in Greenup County, Kentucky and died in Vanceburg, Lewis County, Kentucky as the result of being run over by a wagon on Thursday, February 22, 1877, almost a year and one–half before his death.

Portsmouth Times, 24 Feb 1877, reported: "A LITTLE son of Willis Bagby, residing in Vanceburg, Kentucky, was run over by a wagon last Thursday while on his way to school, and badly injured, the wagon passing over his head and legs."

2. WILLIS STILLWELL BAGBY, b. June 1, 1871, Lewis County, Kentucky; d. January 28, 1929, South Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia.
3. MATTHEW MUNN BAGBY, b. Unknown, Lewis County, Kentucky; d. Unknown.
4. LAURA A. BAGBY, b. June 1879, Lewis County, Kentucky; d. Unknown.
5. ALBERT "MYERS" BAGBY, b. May 14, 1881, Lewis County, Kentucky; d. About 1954, Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee.
6. MITCHELL GILBERT BAGBY, b. July 31, 1884, Lewis County, Kentucky; d. November 17, 1901, Greenup County, Kentucky.
7. LESTER G. BAGBY, b. June 24, 1886, Lewis County, Kentucky; d. October 25, 1915, Atlanta, Georgia.

Obituary from Portsmouth, Ohio Newspaper:

Lester Bagby, son of Willis and Laura A. Bagby, died Tuesday morning at his home in Atlanta, Georgia, after a lingering illness of tuberculosis.

Many friends will remember happy, handsome Lester Bagby both in Portsmouth and Kentucky. He was young and unmarried, possessed of fine social qualities and endeared himself to a host of friends.

His mother was formerly Miss Laura Munn, daughter of Dr. Munn, and was reared in Portsmouth.

Resides his father and mother, deceased leaves three brothers being Willis Bagby, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania, Matthew of Williamson, West Virginia and Myers of Chattanooga, Tennessee. The sisters are Mrs. C.H. Harris of Chattanooga and Mrs. John Hancock of Charleston, West Virginia, Mrs. Julia Musser of 1024 Gallia Street is his aunt; his mother’s sister.

God givest and God takest away; and may his grief stricken loved ones in this hour of their bereavement be ready to say, "Blessed is the name of the Lord", and feel that "God doeth all things well", and that there will be no more parting in that happy home where our loved one is gone.

The Bagbys were influential members of the Christian Church in Portsmouth, and deceased was active in Sunday School work. The internment will be at Siloam Cemetery, Kentucky, Wednesday afternoon.

8. LOLA ALBERTA BAGBY, b. Unknown, Lewis County, Kentucky; d. Unknown.

Note: Children may not be in proper order.


WILLIAM ROBERT BAGBY 5, (ROBERT, JR 4, ROBERT 3, WILLIAM 2, ROBERT 1) was born October 10, 1841 in Sardis, Mason County, Kentucky and died March 20, 1901 in Nodaway County, Missouri. He married SUSAN SLATER GLAZE, the daughter of MARTIN GLAZE and UNKNOWN. She was born March 5, 1844 in Carrollton, Carroll County, Missouri and died January 14, 1938 in Skidmore, Nodaway County, Missouri.

Children of WILLIAM BAGBY and SUSAN GLAZE are:

1. DANIEL BOONE BAGBY, b. October 13, 1875, Skidmore, Nodaway County, Missouri; d. February 11, 1953, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona.
2. MARTIN WILLIAM BAGBY, b. About 1878, Nodaway County, Missouri; d. About 1937, Langley, Ellsworth County, Kansas.


BENJAMIN FRANKLIN BAGBY 5, (ROBERT, JR 4, ROBERT 3, WILLIAM 2, ROBERT 1) was born October 12, 1843 in Lewis County, Kentucky and died October 31, 1915 in Nodaway County, Missouri. He married (1) MARY ELLEN HEDGPETH. She was born April 9, 1842 in Kentucky and died September 30, 1871 in Nodaway County, Missouri. He married (2) LYDIA ROBERTSON, the daughter of ENGLISH ROBERTSON and MARY ADELAIDE SMITH. She was born June 7, 1845 in Greene County, Tennessee and died November 19, 1897 in Graham, Nodaway County, Missouri. He married (3) ISABELLE TERESSA YOUNG. She was born April 8, 1859 in Decatur County, Indiana and died October 24, 1938 in Maryville, Nodaway County, Missouri.

More About MARY ELLEN HEDGPETH: It appears she died from childbirth of the unamed infant who died September 28, 1871.

More About LYDIA ROBERTSON: Research indicates she was the mother of MARION FRANKLIN BAGBY.



1. JAMES ROBERT BAGBY, b. February 11, 1863, Missouri; d. January 6, 1951, Oregon, Holt County, Missouri.
2. REBECCA ELIZABETH BAGBY, b. August 26, 1865, Nodaway County, Missouri; d. April 4, 1948, Rio Grande County, Colorado.
3. INFANT BAGBY, b. September 28, 1871; Graham, Nodaway County, Missouri; d. September 28, 1871, Graham, Nodaway County, Missouri.


1. MARY HESTELLA "HESTER" BAGBY, b. September 7, 1882; d. April 7, 1935, Caney Township, Atoka County, Oklahoma.


SARAH FRANCES BAGBY 5, (WILLIAM 4, ROBERT 3, WILLIAM 2, ROBERT 1) was born June 16, 1840 in Greenup County, Kentucky and died March 26, 1923 in Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa. She married (1) SYLVANUS J. BAGBY, the son of ALEXANDER BAGBY and LOUISA LUCK April 16, 1857 in Hancock County, Illinois. He was born About 1833 in Louisa County, Virginia and possibly died before August 1863. She married (2) WILLIAM MOORE August 20, 1863 in Hancock Couty, Illinois. He was born Unknown and died Unknown.

Notes for SARAH FRANCES BAGBY: Marriage reference: Married Sylvanus J. Bagby in Hancock County, Illinois, License #2927, filed May 26, 1857. Marriage reference: Married William Moore in Hancock County, Illinois, License #1418.

Site Owner Note:

John Jacob Bagby, Sr. is the G.G.G. Grandson of Alexander Bagby and Louisa Luck, father of Sylvanus J. Bagby, brother to Arthur P. Bagby, my husband's G.G. Grandfather. Sylvanus J. Bagby is found in the Report of James Bagby on this site.

Dan Dunham was a descendant from the second marriage of Sarah Bagby, to William Moore.

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.

If you know any further information about Sylvanus J. Bagby, please contact us through our contact form.

— Research submitted by Dan Dunham.


Children of SARAH BAGBY and WILLIAM MOORE are:

1. MARGARET MAUDE MOORE, b. October 30, 1876, Huntsville, Schuyler County, Illinois; d. February 01, 1960, Glendora, Los Angeles County, California.
2. HOMER OTIS MOORE, b. August 30, 1871, Huntsville, Schuyler County, Illinois; d. September 27, 1948, Augusta, Hancock County, Illinois.
3. GEORGE EMMETT MOORE, b. May 24, 1866, Huntsville, Schuyler County, Illinois; d. February 09, 1921, Estherville, Emmet County, Iowas.


WILLIAM "WALLACE" BAGBY 5, (WILLIAM 4, ROBERT 3, WILLIAM 2, ROBERT 1) was born May 23, 1845 and died About 1878. He married MARY M. JOHNSON December 05, 1866 in Adams County, Illinois. She was born Unknown and died Unknown.



William Wallace Bagby
William Wallace Bagby

Photo submitted by:


Dan Dunham


More About WILLIAM "WALLACE" BAGBY: Research submitted by: Dan Dunham.

William Wallace Bagby was known by his middle name "Wallace".

Wallace Bagby served three separate times in the Civil War. Following are my notes on Wm. Wallace Bagby:

1870 Illinois Census, Wallace Bagby, age 24, living in Adams County, Northeast Township, roll 186, page 347.

7th Artillery Division of the 137th Infantry Illinois Volunteers Company A:

Name and Rank: Wallace Bagby
Residence: Augusta
Date of Rank or Enlistment — May 13, 1864
Remarks: MO Sept. 24, 1864 as Sgt.
Illinois Civil War Veterans Database


Roll of Honor — Record of Burial Places of Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Army Nurses of All Wars of the United States Buried in the State of Illinois, Volume One, 1929. Collection of Walker Memorial Library, Howard Payne University, Brownwood, Texas.

Civil War Pension Application. Filed by Edgar Bagby, Minor, May 25, 1889 in Texas.

Application #409,940 Certificate #282, 543.

Wm. Wallace Bagby source information obtained from Pension Application File from National Archives, Washington, D.C., and Regimental History from "A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Fredrick H. Dyer and The Adjutant General's Report.

(Note: This information also found in the Howard Payne University library by Clarence "Burton" Bagby while a student there in the 1980s).

Service Record:

Enlisted January 23, 1862, as a private for three years into Captain A. Stenbeck's, Company H, 2nd Illinois Regiment of Light Artillery. He was discharged May 16, 1863 at Fort Donelson Tennessee. He was discharged for disability "Chronic diarrhea, general debility, immature age and emaciation."

(Sources: Document No. 207,857, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D.C., November 18, 1875, signed S. V. Benjamin, Assistant Adjutant General; A Declaration for Original Pension of an Invalid, June 2, 1875, signed Wallace Bagby, attest, A. W. Falkenthal and Louis C. Wayne; Certificate of Disability for Discharge, May 16, 1863, signed W. W. Lowe, Col., 5th Iowa Cavalry, also signed April 15, 1863, by A. Stenbeck, Captain Commanding Company, E. S. Cooper, Surgeon 83rd Illinois Infantry Vols. Certificate of Disability for Discharge, Headquarters, Department of the Cumberland, Nashville, Tennessee, May 7, 1863.)

"A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer, states that the 2nd Regiment Illinois Light Artillery, Battery "H", was "Organized at Camp Butler, Ill., and mustered in December 31, 1861. Moved to Cairo, Ill., February 6, 1862. Attached to District of Cairo to March 1862. District of Columbus, Ky., to November 1862. District of Columbus, Ky., 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, to January 1863. District of Columbus, Ky., 16th Army Corps, to June 1863. 3rd Division, Reserve Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October 1863. Posts of Fort Donelson and Clarksville, Tenn., Dept. of the Cumberland, to March 1865. 5th Sub-District, District of Middle Tennessee, Dept. of the Cumberland, to July 1865.

SERVICE — Duty at Cairo, Ill., until March 1862, and at Columbus, Ky., until August. Expedition to Fort Pillow, Tenn., April 13-17 (1 Section). Expedition to Henderson, Ky., in pursuit of Morgan August 18. (1 Section moved to Smithland, Ky., August 18, and 1 Section to Fort Heiman September 4, 1862). Expedition from Fort Donelson, Tenn., to Clarksville, Tenn., September 5-20. Riggins' Hill, Clarksville, September 7. At Clarksville, Tenn., until March 1863. Moved to Fort Donelson, Tenn., March 8. Action at Parker's Cross Road March 8. Duty at Fort Donelson, Tenn., until August. Moved to Clarksville, Tenn., August 26, and duty there as garrison and on mounted scouting between Cumberland and Tennessee Rivers and on Edgefield & Kentucky R. R. until July, 1865. Re-enlisted January 1, 1864, and Veterans on furlough March 5 to April 9, 1864. Action at Canton and Rockcastle Fords August 8, 1864. Mustered out July 29, 1865.

Battery lost during service 2 Enlisted men killed and 23 Enlisted men by disease. Total 25."

Enlisted as a Corporal in Company A, 137th Illinois Infantry Vols (promoted to Sergeant). Enlisted May 13, 1864, and mustered into service March 1864 as a corporal for 100 days and was discharged as Sergeant September 24, 1864.

The Adjutant General's Report states that "The One Hundred and Thirty-seventh Infantry Illinois Volunteers was organized at Camp Wood, Quincy, Ill., by Colonel John Wood, and was mustered in June 5, 1864, for one hundred days.

On June 9, 1864, the Regiment left Quincy, and proceeded to Memphis, Tenn., where it was assigned to Fourth Brigade, District of Memphis, Colonel E. L. Baltwick, Thirty-ninth Wisconsin, commanding. On July 9, assigned to Third Brigade, Colonel John Wood commanding, and was stationed on the Hernando road, on picket duty.

The Regiment was mustered out of the United States service at Springfield, Ill., September 4, 1864."

Further, Dyer's "A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" adds that the 137th Illinois Infantry was assigned "guard and picket duty at and about Memphis till September. Repulse of Forrest's attack on Memphis August 21. The regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 17 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 31 Enlisted men by disease. Total 50."

Enlisted in Captain J. W. Brewers', Company E, 18th Regiment of Illinois Infantry Vols on March 7, 1865 and was honorably discharged at Springfield Illinois on December 16, 1865.

(Source: A Declaration for Original Pension of an Invalid, dated June 2, 1875, Signed Wallace Bagby, attest, A. W. Falkenthal and Louis C. Wayne.)

According to the Adjutant General's Report, the 18th Illinois Infantry "Regiment remained in Arkansas, being stationed principally at Pine Bluff, Duvall's Bluff and Little Rock, and participated in numerous campaigns and expeditions. Soon after May 28, 1864, when the term of service of those originally mustered in expired, they were mustered out and proceeded to Springfield, Illinois, for pay and discharge. All re-enlisted men and recruits who had joined the Regiment since the date of its original muster-in, were, in compliance with special orders No.112, of Commander of the Department of Arkansas, dated May 24, 1864, formed into companies under supervision of Major Vincent, Commissary of Musters, and on the 14th of April, 1865, the Regiment was composed of two companies of veterans (B and C); one company of three years' recruits (A), and seven companies of one year's recruits assigned to the Regiment in March, 1865. December 16, 1865, the Regiment was mustered out at Little Rock, Ark., and December 31, thereafter, arrived at Camp Butler, Illinois, for payment and discharge. The aggregate of the Regiment since its organization, rank and file, numbers 2,043." On the Certificate of Disability for Discharge, Dated April 15th, 1863, Wallace Bagby is described as 18 years of age, five feet eight inches high, light complexion, light eyes, dark hair and by occupation when enlisted a laborer. Signed by A. Stenbeck, Captain Commanding Company.



1. CHARLES EDGAR BAGBY, b. September 16, 1869; d. December 29, 1945.


MARGARET ELIZABETH BAGBY 5, (WILLIAM 4, ROBERT 3, WILLIAM 2, ROBERT 1) was born February 22, 1848, North East Township, Adams County, Illinois and died November 9, 1936, Wilmar (now South San Gabriel, Los Angeles County, California; buried Rose Hill Cemetery, Whittier, Los Angeles County, California. She married DR. WILLIAM DAVID WADE October 20, 1870 in Adams County, Illinois. He was born March 22, 1841, Schuyler County, Illinois and died February 6, 1904, Plymouth, Hancock County, Illinois.

More About MARGARET ELIZABETH BAGBY: Margaret Elizabeth Bagby was a widow in 1905, Spouse name Dr. William David Wade. She bore two children, Edward Hampton Wade and Lida Margaret Walker, widow of Charles Walker. NOTE: These children's names had previously been listed as Edgar Hamilton Wade and Elida Wade. New research from Dan Dunham found the names to be as they are listed below.

More About DR. WILLIAM DAVID WADE: Dr. William David Wade had also been married previous to his marriage to Margaret Elizabeth Bagby. From that marriage, he apparently had three daughters who were mentioned in a portion of his Will and research notes from Dan Dunham as follows:

This update is research from February, 2004:

Just recently I found a obituary for Margaret Isabelle [Wade] Meyer that finally gave me some input on her father Dr. Edward Hampton Wade, son of Margaret Elizabeth [Bagby] Wade and Dr. William David Wade. I have a family history written by Edward's neice Donna Margaret [Walker] McQueen, 1903 — 1977 [a daughter of Edward's sister Lida Margaret Wade [Walker] [Cooper], that only makes a very minor reference to Edward as apparently his mother and sister did not like his wife and lost contact with him after his marriage as they moved around the country — Kansas, Oregon, and finally California. Lida's second husband, Sylvester Burton Cooper worked for the rail road.

It also looks like he was not in good graces with his father as in 1904 his father left him only $5.00 in his will while he gave Edward's sister Lida $1000. His other three daughters from his first marriage recieved: "Mrs. Juniattia Wade Hibbard I bequeath the sum of three thousand [$3000] dollars to be paid out of the estate when settled." "The balance of my estate, Real, Personal, Money, Securitys (sic), Notes and Accounts, Bonds & Stocks of whatever kinds all I give to and bequeath to my 2 daughters E. Anna Hedgecock & Lillie May Phelps to have and to hold forever equally share & share alike so that each shall have an equal share in value." To his wife at the time of his death, "Isabell F. Wade, my residence consisting of lots No. 8, 9 & 10 in block no 17 in the old town now Village of Plymouth, County of Hancock and State of Illinois. Also to my wife to have Two [$2000] Dollars out of the estate as soon as can be settled up for a division to be made." Isabell sued over the will declairing she did not receive her rightful due of the estate of her husband. He was a wealthy man and owned large holding of stocks and had a great deal of land in several states.

— Research submitted by: Dan Dunham



1. EDWARD HAMPTON [DR] WADE, b. August 22, 1876 in Hancock County, Illinois; d. April 06, 1938 in Du Page County, Illinois. He married LILLIAN AGNES DAVIS, About 1905 in Augusta, Hancock County, Illinois; b. February 22, 1876, Augusta, Hancock County, Illinois; d. After 1930 Census, unknown.
2. LIDA MARGARET WADE, b. April 22, 1872, Augusta, Hancock County, Illinois; d. April 5, 1936, Wilmar, Los Angeles County, California; buried, Rose Hills Cemetery, Whittier, Los Angeles County, California; m. (1) CHARLES MARSHALL WALKER, July 20, 1896, St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri; b. September 16, 1871, Plattsburg, Clinton County, Missouri; d. April 15, 1904, Miltonvale, Cloud County, Kansas; buried in Plattsburg, Clinton County, Missouri, per Granddaughter of Lida Margaret Wade. Married (2) SYLVESTER BURTON COOPER, March 21, 1906, Scandia, Republic County, Kansas; b. March 8, 1879, Scandia, Republic County, Kansas; d. May 29, 1960, Pasadena, Los Angeles County, California.





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