Early settlers of Montgomery Co. AR
In 1830 there were only 30,388 residents in the Territory of Arkansas including Alexander in his fifties with a wife in her forties and two boys and four girls. John and wife in their twenties and two girls under 5 and James Baggs in his twenties with a wife 15 to 20 and 1 girl under five, all living near each other, in Hempstead Co. In the 1830s the Whittington Store ledger shows Alexander, John and James Baggs were doing business in Mt Ida, Hot Spring Co. AR.
I would be inclined to think that James was John's older brother.
1840 Hot Springs Co. AR census, Sulphur Springs. - Pg
1850 Montgomery Co. AR. Sulphur Springs pg 397 Dwelling #66: John Baggs 45 b. KY farmer Agnes 45 b. NC Elizabeth 19 children all born in Arkansas Richard A. 18 Pernicia 16 Louisa 14 Charlotte 12 Martin V.B. 10 James C. 08 Agnes 05 Fanny Jane 02 FamilySearch John Baggs b. 11 Feb. 1806, Logan Co., Kentucky Death: 13 Jan. 1869 Mount Ida, Montgomery, Arkansas Spouse: Agnes Woods Marriage: 2 Aug. 1827 of Montgomery Co., AR Children : 1. Patsy Levina Baggs b. 16 June 1828 d: 01 Nov. 1862, Polk, AR. 2. Elizabeth Baggs b. 28 Oct. 1829 d: About 1902 AR 3. Elbert Baggs b. 1830 4. Richard A. Baggs b. 09 Feb. 1832 5. Purnesa Baggs b. 06 Apr. 1834 6. Louisa Baggs b. 29 Jan. 1836 d: 25 Sep. 1907 Stonewall, TX 7. Charlota Baggs b. 17 Feb. 1838 8. Martin V.B. Baggs b. 27 Apr. 1840 AR d: 07 Feb. 1892 9. James C. Baggs b. 19 May 1842 d: 05 Oct. 1872 Mount Ida, Montgomery Co. AR 10. Sariah Baggs b. 31 Aug. 1843 d: 31 Aug. 1843 11. Agnes Baggs b. 18 Oct. 1844 12. Fanny Jane Baggs b: 16 June 1848 13. Emmaline Baggs b: After 1850 Sulphur Springs, Montgomery Co. AR 14. Caroline Baggs b: After 1850 Sulphur Springs, Montgomery Co. AR.
Elbert Baggs b. 1830 m. Nancy Garrett 3 Feb 1848.
Elbert, James C. and Martin Van Buern Baggs all enlisted in Co. F, 4th Ark. Inf, CSA. Martin received a severe knee injury at the battle of Murfreesboro. Richard, Albert and James Riley Baggs all served in Co. I. 33rd Ark C.S.A.
State of Arkansas
James C. Beggs age 23 m. Sarah E.M. Wilhite age 20 13 Dec 1866 Bk A. pg 24. 1870 James C. Baggs is residing in Gap Twp. pg. 117 with his wife Sarah A, and two children. James died 5 Oct. 1872. reference: Probate record. Heirs were his widow Sarah and two sons: Robet A. Baggs and William C. Baggs.
Baggs, Sarah E. 26 md Hopper, Jackson L. 21 15 Jul 1873 Bk A. pg 316
Wilhite, John C. Bundle #1101 - Roll 38
Perry C. McCullar m. Martha M. Baggs in Montgomery Co., AR on 18 Feb 1886. Below is Martha listed on the1880 census Mont. Co., Baggs, James 48 M widow AR IL IL Ann L. 23 F wf AR AR TN (probably a dau.) Nancy J. 14 F Dau AR AR TN James F. 12 M Son AR AR TN Martha 8 F Dau AR AR TN
s/o Alexander married Lorsa Barber in 1828 in Union Co., IL.
Louisa (b.1813 dau of Joseph Barber & Elizabeth Rothrock) at age 30 went on to marry John Haskins, 40, 7 May1843, later on she marries for the third time. Harkins, Louisa 40 m. Gibbs, James J. 45, 21 Feb 1857 Book A. pg 119.
1850 Sulphur Springs Twp pg 398 Montgomery Co., AR census.
Haskins, John 52 VA (head of household)
Haskins,Louisa 37 IL
Haskins, Cordelia 4 AR
Haskins, Lewis Josiah 11/12 AR
Baggs, James Riley 18 AR
Baggs, Wm. Britton 17 AR (m. Ellander Oller 11 May 1851)
Baggs, Mary Jane 13 AR
Baggs, Ann Emaline 11 AR (married James Minick in 1852)
Baggs, Nancy 9 AR (married Amos Amerson in 1857)
Baggs, Catherine 6 AR
Baggs, Lucinda 6 AR
Another child was: Sylphia Baggs, at age 14 m. Wm Oller age 18, 9 Jan 1845
Sylphia has been written as Silphry and as Zelpha Oller, wife of William Oller
Family Group Record form Ancestral File:
|BAGGS: Looking for Ann Baggs,
who married John Belcher in 1877. John's father was Lewis Belcher. She is a
daughter from the "first set" of children of William Briton Baggs and
Ellender Oller. She was born about 1856. Other children's names were Lum,
Boss, Wills and John Henry. They were in Montgomery County, AR in the mid to
late 1800s. Any info is appreciated. Also looking for information on Richard
Belcher, believed to have been in Montgomery County, AR around the same
Ann cannot be the daughter of James R. Baggs, who is born 1857, because they both are listed on the census record for 1880, as living next door to each other. Ann Baggs-Belcher is listed with her husband, John, and their first child Wm. Matthew. Any info is helpful. There was an earlier set of children, but no one seems to have any info on these children. Barb B. wrote Sep. 4 2005
1880 United States Census
South Fork, Montgomery, Arkansas pg 405A
John BELCHER Self M Male W 25 AR Farmer GA AR
Ann BELCHER Wife M Female W 24  AR Keeping House AR AR
Wm. M BELCHER Son S Male W 5m AR AR AR
William M Belcher
William Alvin BELCHER
Do you know anything about a Rossie Baggs b.
abt 1893 and was at the Tuberculosis Sanatorium in the 50's first as a
patient and later as a nurses aide?. I recently emailed with Everret
Copeland (grandson of Susan Baggs) and he remembers going to visit her in
the early 50's but so far I can not find where she fits in the family.
Linda Beggs McAdoo 26 Nov. 2003
Mary C. McConnell born circa 1866 in
Montgomery Co., AR to David and Louisa Jane McConnell. She is listed on the
1870 and 1880 Montgomery Co. census records with her parents. In 1884, Mary
C. married John R. Baggs in Montgomery Co. John R. Baggs then married Mary
E. Bradburn in 1891 in Montgomery Co. Most likely Mary C. died and then John
remarried to Mary E. It appears that John R. Baggs was the son of William B.
and Ellander Baggs as listed on the 1880 Montgomery Co., AR.
Carla March 12 2004
I have the Baggs back to John Baggs b.
abt 1680 in Ireland. I am descended from James, William Britton, Jess R..,
John Dinson and then my dad Carl Joseph Beggs who still lives in Sims.
|Bits & Pieces|
Record Index 1914-1923 prepared and published by Desmond Walls Allen. An
index to death records reported to the Arkansas State Health Department from
Feb. 1914 to Dec. 1923,
Montgomery Co. related deaths.
Baggs, Geo. R. 5/10/1918
I have a copy of the Montgomery County, "Our Heritage." This book gives some of the prices being paid for general merchandise in the 1860's. It quotes." Ellen Baggs bought 312 pounds of beef in 1860 for $11.70, a penny cheaper than during the 1850's. Pg. 302
Arkansas Death Record Index 1914-1923 prepared and published by Desmond Walls Allen. An index to death records reported to the Arkansas State Health Department from Feb. 1914 to Dec. 1923,
Montgomery Co. related deaths.
Baggs, Geo. R. 5/10/1918
Montgomery Co. AR. Marriage records 1843 -1899 published 1998 M.C.H.S. Baggs, Elbert 18 md Garrett, Nancy 18 03 Feb 1848 Bk A pg 210 Baggs, James B. 22 md Scott, Matild 20 01 Sep 1853 Bk A pg 81 (should read Malinda . See Bettie's note, above ) Beggs, James C. 23 md Willhite Sarah E M. age 20 13 Dec. 1866 Bk A pg 24 Baggs, Jesse R. 18 md Gibbs, Mollie 18 22 Sep 1889 Bk B pg 398 Baggs, John 60 md Baker Susannah 26 26 Jul 1868 Bk A pg 198 Baggs, John R. 28 md Bradburn, Mary E.17 01 Dec 1891 Bk B pg 503 Baggs, John R. 21 md McConnell, Mary 15 21 Aug 1884 Bk B pg 199 Baggs, Thomas 42 md Baggs, Elizabeth 22 09 Mar 1852 Bk A pg 71 Baggs, Wilson J. 24 md Shouse, Annie (Mrs) 23 29 Mar 1886 Bk B pg 258 Baggs, William B 19 md Oller, Ellander 15 11 May 1851 Bk A pg 63 Baggs, William W. 19 md Trout, Nancy A. 19 16 May 1889 Bk B pg 386 Boggs, Ann 22 md Belcher, John 23 02 Aug 1877 Bk. A pg 407 Baggs, Ann Emaline 14 md Minick, James 20 17 Oct 1852 Bk A pg74 Beggs, Anna 17 md Gastin, F.M. 21 8 Aug. 1856 Bk A pg 110 Baggs, Annie C. 17 md Burns, W.D. 22 21 Sep 1884 Bk B. pg 204 Baggs, Cynthria C. 16 md Scott, Wilson M. 28 06 Nov 1859 Bk A pg 128 Baggs, Eliza Ann 24 md Penergrass, James A. 23 Mar 1881 B. 83 Baggs, Elizabeth 22 md Williams, Thomas 42 9 Mar 1852 Bk A pg 71 Baggs, Ellender 29 md Ernest Jeremiah 44 10 Feb 1863 Bk A pg 184 Baggs, Malinda U. 18 md Ollier, Virgil H. 42 15 Oct 1899 Bk C pg 530 Boggs, Malriva 18 md Daves J W 18 13 Aug 1877 A pg 408 Baggs, Martha L. md McLenden, Jesse I 37 06 Apr 1848 Bk A pg 203 Baggs, Martha M. 15 md McCullar, Perry C. 24 Feb 1886 Bk B pg 251 Baggs, Mary 16, md Reed, JM 20 Seb. Co. 04 Sep 1891 Bk B pg 479 Baggs, Nancy 17, md Amerson, Amos 21 26 Nov 1857 Bk A pg 129 Beggs, Permissey 35 md Willhite, John C. 43 3 June 1869 Bk A pg 228 Baggs, Sarah E. (Mrs) 26 md Hopper, Jackson L. 21 15 Jul 1873 Bk A. pg 316 Baggs, Sarah A. 14 md Stovall, William R. 24 5 Oct 1899 Bk A, pg 528 Baggs, Silphry 15 md Oller, William 18 9 Jan 1845 Bk A pg 199 (listed on two pages) Baggs, Susan M. md Copeland, James D. 20 24 Mar 1889 Bk B pg 383 Baggs, Sylphia, 14 md Oller, William 18 9 Jan 1845 Bk A pg 91 (listed on two pages)
_______________________ Montgomery Co. AR. Marriage records 1900 -1925 published 1998 M.C.H.S. Baggs, Columbus S 22 m. Shaw, Pruda 26 E:526 17 Sep 1911 Boggs, John 18 md Cox, Josie 20 G:063 09 Dec 1917 Baggs, John H 22 m. Qualls, Sallie 18 D:025 24 Jan 1901 Baggs, Richard E 18 m. Summitt, Mattie 18 F:15 Jan. 1914 Baggs, Dolly 17 m. Plum, Sam 29 F:623 06 May 1917 Baggs, Epsie 18 m. Stovall, Jeff 23 G:295 20 Nov. 1919 Baggs, Lizzie 18 md. Evans A F 21 F:371 28 Apr. 1915 _______________________ State of Arkansas, State Board of Health Bureau, Bureau of Vital Statistics Registration District No. 6331. Montgomery County, Arkansas Original birth certificates the Montgomery County Courthouse Clerk's Office vault. Book One 40 Baggs Delbert Mar 05 1915 28 Baggs Grethel E. Oct 17 1914 father Clarence Baggs, residence Sims, mother Maggie Free b. Mathville, Tenn Book Two : 10 Bagg Henry Hancet Aug 02 1917 _____________________
Register of Physicians and Surgeons Name Residence Date registered Specialty Baggs, John R. Sims 1889 physician _______________________ John BAGGS Birth Date: 10 Mar 1899 Death Date: Jul 1983 Social Security Number: 432-03-8702 Death Residence Localities ZIP Code: 71969 Localities: Gibbs, Montgomery Co., Arkansas & Sims, Montgomery Co., Arkansas
Federal census records
Descendants abound in Montgomery Co. and
throughout the States.
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