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||George Hunt Bagby
||28 Jun 1804
||Buckingham County, Virginia
||11 Jun 1828
||Carroll County, Tennessee(his 1st wife)
to Margaret Ann Latimer
||Red River County, TexasMigration
||Carroll County, Tennessee
||Red River County, Texas
||27 Sep 1855
||Red River County, Texas(his 2nd wife, her 2nd husband; no issue)
to Eleanor Unknown
||Red River County, Texas
||Red River County, Texas
||Shiloh Cemetery, Red River, Texas, United States(unmarked burial)
Carroll County, Tennessee, 1830 census:
- Bagby, George H.
- under 5 = 1
- 20-29 = 1
- 15-19 = 1
- Slaves = 2
Red River County, Texas, 1850 census:
- Bagby, George 49 yrs Farmer (real estate = $1,500) b. Virginia
- Margaret 37 yrs b. Tennessee
- Daniel 21 yrs b. Tennessee
- William 19 yrs b. Texas
- Lucy 17 yrs b. Texas
- Ballard 13 yrs b. Texas
- Madison 11 yrs b. Texas
- Henry 8 yrs b. Texas
- George Anne 6 yrs b. Texas
- Susan 4 yrs b. Texas
- William 2/12 yr b. Texas
- Spencer, Oliver 40 yrs Overseer b. South Carolina
- Curry, Thomas 40 yrs Weaver b. Ireland
Red River County, Texas, 1860 census:
- Bagby, G. H. 55 yrs Farmer (real estate = $20,000; personal estate = $25,000) b. Virginia
- Mat 21 yrs Student b. Tennessee
- Geo. Ann 16 yrs b. Texas
- Wm. H. 10 yrs b. Texas
- Hail, Thos. 40 yrs Overseeing (real estate = $700; personal estate = $300) b. Texas
- Fanny 23 yrs b. Tennessee
- John 10 yrs b. Texas
- Bettie 5 yrs b. Texas
- Moseley, R. W. 25 yrs b. Virginia
- Susan 20 yrs b. Virginia
- Mary 10/12 yr b. Texas
- Allen, A. C. 21 yrs Mechanic [no property listed] b. Tennessee
BAGBY, GEORGE H. (ca. 1805–1863). George H. Bagby, soldier and legislator, was born in Virginia about 1805 to Daniel and Lucy Bagby. In 1833 he and his wife, Margaret (Latimer), came to Texas, settled in Clarksville, and became charter members of Clarksville's old Presbyterian church. Bagby enlisted in the Texas army as a private in Capt. William Becknell's company on July 16, 1836, and was discharged on October 16. He served as Red River county clerk from 1854 to 1856 and represented the county at the Secession Convention in 1861. Though he only participated in the Adjourned Session, he signed the Ordinance of Secession. He was later a member of the House in the Ninth State Legislature (1861–62). Bagby enlisted in the Confederate Army but was discharged from active duty because of his old age. He later served as paymaster and traveled in 1863 Arkansas to pay the Texas troops. On the return trip through Indian Territory he was attacked and killed by Indians.
Lived near Madras. Helped organize a Presbyterian church at Old Shiloh.
The First Presbyterian Church of Clarksville was organized in 1833-34 in Shiloh, north of Madras. Milton Estill was the organizing pastor. The church there existed until 1848 when it united with a congregation at Hopewell (not the Hopewell we know today in Red River County) to become the Clarksville Congregation. The new church erected a building on the present property in 1859-60 at the very beginning of the Civil War. The Rev. Johnston Dystart was pastor at the time of construction. It is assumed that this congregation is the oldest Protestant congregation in Texas with continuous service. (The State of Texas erected a marker in 1936 at the old Shiloh site calling attention to the 1833 date and these early beginnings of Presbyterianism in Texas.) The charter elders were James Latimer and his son, Albert H. Latimer, George Hunt Bagby, Finley Moore and others. Albert H. Latimer was one of the signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence. George Hunt Bagby lived on the Bagby Plantation four miles northwest of Clarksville. During the Civil War, he was a member of the Home Guard.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Red River, Texas, United States. 1850 U.S. Census Population Schedule, p. 205, house/family 145/145.
- ↑ Clark, Pat B. The History of Clarksville and Old Red River County. (Dallas: Mathis, Van Nort & Co., 1937), p. 45.
He lived near Madras and helped organize the county's first Presbyterian church, at Old Shiloh.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Red River, Texas, United States. 1860 U.S. Census Population Schedule, p. 94, dwelling/family 476/476.
- ↑ Shiloh Cemetery (Red River County, Texas).
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Carroll, Tennessee, United States. 1830 U.S. Census Population Schedule, p. 151.
- Red River, Texas, United States. Tax Lists.
- Texas. General Land Office. Abstracts of All Original Texas Land Titles Comprising Grants and Locations. (Austin, Texas: Texas General Land Office), Vol. 2, #754, Cert. 37., 5 Jul 1845.
Received 1st Class patent of 2,077 A.
- Biographical Souvenir of the State of Texas: Containing Biographical Sketches of the Representative Public, and Many Early Settled Families. (Chicago, Illinois: F. A. Battey & Company, 1889).
Served in state legislature, 1861-62. Attempted to enlist in the Confederate Army but was refused on account of age.
- Handbook of Texas Online.
- Red River Recollections. (Clarksville, Texas: Red River County Historical Society, 1986), pp. 38-39.
- Brown, John Henry. Indian wars and pioneers of Texas. (Austin, Texas: L.E. Daniell, 190-?), p. 582.
Mr. Bagby was a paymaster in the Confederate army and in 1863 went through the Indian Territory to pay off the soldiers in Arkansas. Returning he was ambushed and assassinated by Indians. A party of Confederate soldiers, who greatly loved him, quietly made their way into the Territory and captured his murderers and took them to Clarksville, where the citizens hanged them to a tree near the town.
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