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Louisiana Baggetts
Posted by: Joe Baggett Date: July 19, 2001 at 17:45:20
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Some Louisiana Baggetts

Nicholas Baggett left a will in Bertie County, North Carolina, dated 1753, probated April 1755. The will mentions his “dearly beloved wife Mary.” (I have posted his will at Rootsweb under Baggett family, Wills.) Nicholas settled in Bertie County in the early 1700s. Nicholas is sometimes referred to as Nicholas Baggett Jr., son of Nicholas Baggett Sr., son of John Baggett who immigrated to Virginia from England, but I haven’t seen evidence hard enough to prove this.

Nicholas Baggett’s son Nicholas A. Baggett, born 1725, left a will in Northampton County, North Carolina, dated 1761. (I have posted his will at Rootsweb under Baggett family, Wills.) Nicholas A. married Martha, daughter of Benjamin Wood of Halifax County, North Carolina.

Nicholas A. Baggett’s son John Baggett, born 1750 in Northampton County, North Carolina, came to Georgia about 1800 and died by March 1805 in Jackson County, Georgia. His wife was Lucy Williams.

John Baggett’s son Thomas Choice Baggett, born in 1770 or 1780 in Robeson County, North Carolina, died in the 1850s in Harrison County, Mississippi. At various times he lived in Pulaski County, Georgia (1807-1817), Conecuh County, Alabama (1818), and Walton County, Florida. In 1842 Thomas Choice Baggett moved to Harrison County, Miss., with sons Andrew B., Milton B., Joshua and Thomas; Thomas Choice’s son Rev. Michael Baggett stayed behind in Walton County, Florida. All of the sons except Michael were lumbermen.

The 1850 census of Harrison County states that Thomas Baggett was aged 70, but a Bible record sent to me in the early 1980s by the late Major John A. Baggett of Lacey’s Spring, Alabama, gives these names and dates: Nicholas Baggett born 1725
John Baggett born 1750 (married) Lucy Williams
Thomas Baggett born 1770 (married) 1st Reney Blacksby , 2nd Mary Lamb.

Reney Blacksby is said to have been born in 1783 in North Carolina. Mary “Polly” Lamb was born c. 1810. The 1850 census of Harrison County, Miss., shows Thomas Baggett and wife “Polly,” aged 40, living adjacent Thomas’ son Andrew Baggett, a woodcutter, and his wife Mary.

Thomas Choice Baggett’s son Andrew B. Baggett, born 14 April 1815 in Pulaski County, Georgia, died 16 Nov. 1899, moved in the 1850s to Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, and is buried in the Old Camp Ground Cemetery in Sugartown in present Beauregard Parish (formerly Calcasieu Parish). Andrew B. Baggett is buried with wife Rebecca Jane Williamson Sigler, 13 Aug. 1830-18 Aug. 1886, who had married first to Ellis Sigler, according to one source. Andrew B. Baggett’s first wife, shown on the 1850 census as Mary, is said to have been Mary Evans.

Andrew B. Baggett’s son Thomas David Baggett was born 20 April 1847 in Harrison County, Miss., and died 29 June 1880 in Sugartown in present Beauregard Parish, La. He is buried in the Old Campground Cemetery there with wife Lydia Ann Perkins, born 16 Nov. 1849 in Copiah County, Miss., died 9 March 1926. His place of birth is noted in a Masonic memorial published in the “Echo” newspaper of Calcasieu Parish, 24 April 1880. He had been a Mason since 1879.

Thomas David Baggett’s son Thomas J. Baggett, 16 Feb. 1871-__ Nov. 1934 (a Mason), is buried in Palestine Cemetery, Allen Parish, Louisiana, with wife Katie Simmons, 22 Nov. 1878-23 Jan. 1946.

Thomas J. Baggett’s son Rev. Seth Baggett, born 24 March 1901 at Sugartown, died 17 July 1985 and is buried in the Creel Cemetery in Bel community, Allen Parish, Louisiana, with wife Mollie, 14 Dec. 1901-29 Aug. 1978. Seth Baggett married 21 Dec. 1919, Allen Parish, Mollie Nixon.

Rev. Seth Baggett’s son Rev. William Herman Baggett, born 10 Feb. 1921 in Kinder, Louisiana, married 1 Aug. 1942 Ruth Wilson, born 9 July 1916.

Rev. William Herman Baggett’s son Philip Gordon Baggett married Karen Lee Hipperson, according to my information, having children Timothy Scott Baggett, Stephen Douglas Baggett, and Jonathan Andrew Baggett.


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