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John Bagwell

Male 1832 - 1908  (76 years)


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  • Name John Bagwell  [1, 2
    Born 3 Jan 1832  Shelby Cty, AL Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 29 Sep 1908  [1, 2
    Buried Bethlehem Cemetery, Choctaw Cty, MS Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I1606860379  Earnest
    Last Modified 9 Aug 2006 

    Father Frederick B. Bagwell, Jr.,   b. 1 Jan 1800, Anderson District, SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Oct 1864, Choctaw Cty, MS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother Margaret Ann Crawford,   b. 1805, Laurens Cty, SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1874  (Age 69 years) 
    Married Jan 1819  South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F1041168044  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Married 13 Jan 1832  Shelby Cty, AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1041168141  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Married 27 Apr 1858  Choctaw Cty, MS Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F1041168142  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • According to Lena, John was a loyal member of the Masons.

      John, along with six of his brothers, served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. John was a private in Company I, 15th MS Infantry, "Choctaw Guards/Rangers", R.G. Prewitt Company, and enlisteed May 1862 at Black's Wells, Choctaw Cty. John was in battles at Vicksburg, Peach Tree Creek, Atlanta, Nashville, and Franklin, TN. He was wounded in Franklin in 1864, captured in Nashville and taken prisoner and retained for six months at Camp Douglas, Illinois, from which he was paroled on June 17, 1865. Camp Douglas, on the shore of Lake Michigan at Chicago, flooded each time it rained. It was a miserable place and many prisoners died there. His brother Henry B. was killed in action about 1865.

      According to Goodspeed's Memoirs of MS, pages 326 and 327, John Bagwell owned over 800 acres of land and his father had possession of 380 acres when he died in 1864. In 1860 records indicate that John and Sarah Bagwell were living in Oktibbeha Cty, near Sturgis, MS.
      Reference: Families of Choctaw Cty, MS, Rose Publishing Company, Humbolt, TN

      Being poor and in debt, Frederick could not afford to give his children an education, but he allowed them 1 year of schooling. John only attended a few days and stayed with his father to work off the debt until he was 25 years old by carrying mail. Frederick's principle products were corn and cotton, as well as horses and cattle. He also raised cattle and horses for market.

      According to a letter from Lena Bagwell Dot's son to Laurie Jackson in the 1950's, James W. Bagwell was living with his mother, Margaret Ann Crawford Bagwell, at the homestead at the time of her death. He sold a portion of the farm, and then Johnm Bagwell (father of Lena) got possession of the property, upon which a portion of the Freerick Bagwell homestead was still standing. It was a large log house. Lena Bagwell Dotson got the property from her father, and tore down the remains of the old log house and built a new house on the same spot. Lena Dotson sold this property when seh moved to Los Angeles, California in December of 1939 after the death of her husband.

      Sources:
      Abbrev: Deanna Hancock
      Title: http://www.cyberhighway.net/~dhanco/
      Author: Deanna Hancock
      Page: http://www.cyberhighway.net/~dhanco/html/fam00186.htm
      Quality: 3
      Abbrev: Deanna Hancock
      Title: http://www.cyberhighway.net/~dhanco/
      Author: Deanna Hancock
      Page: http://www.cyberhighway.net/~dhanco/html/fam00186.htm

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      (Research):Source: Family Group Sheet submitted by Lena Bagwell Dotson, daughter ofJohn and Sarah Frances (Turner) Bagwell. Her sources listed were VitalStatistics of Jackson, Hinds, MS and Bagwell Family Bible in possession
      of Mrs. Marcus Bagwell, French Camp, Choctaw, MS.

      After he married, John started farming. He bought 160 acres and kept adding to until he had over 800 acres. Corn and cotton were his major crops. With so many kids and so much land and responsibility, John, although thrifty, was enterprising.

      Census:
      1900 Federal census, Beat 5, Choctaw Cty, MS, E.D. 3, enumerated by John W. Woodward, June 22, 1900
      Bagwell, John Jan 1833 67 M married 43 years Farmer head AL father-SC mother-SC
      Sarah Sep 1831 58 F married 43 years wife MS father-SC mother-SC
      Robert Jan 1880 20 M laborer son MS father-AL mother-MS
      Effie M. Apr 1882 18 F dau MS father-AL mother-MS
      Marcus Nov 1885 14 M son MS father-AL mother-MS

  • Sources 
    1. [S331000] Sharp.FTW.
      Date of Import: Sep 6, 2000

    2. [S357181] bagwell.FTW.
      Date of Import: Sep 23, 2001