Daughter of Colonel Ambrose W. Clark.
HON. GEORGE AUGUSTUS BAGLEY, one of the influential and well known business men of Watertown, who has been prominently identified with the commercial, political and social interests of Jefferson county since early manhood, is president of the Bagley & Sewall Company and the Newton Falls Paper Company, and now in his declining years, enjoys the high regard and esteem of all with whom he has been brought in contact either in public or private life. He was born in Watertown July 22, 1826, a son of Bernard and Ztirviah (Gates) Bagley. Bernard Bagley was born in Durham, Greene county, New York, November 5, 1791, removed from, thence to Jefferson county in the year 18 12, and for several years thereafter was engaged in teaching school and building roads in Antwerp. In 18 16 he changed his place of residence to Watertown, the county seat, began reading law in the office of Charles E. Clarke and was admitted to the Jefferson county bar in 1826. He possessed the characteristics requisite for a successful career as an attorney-at-law, and therefore his clientage was one of the most extensive and select in the county. Prior to entering the profession of law he was engaged as a surveyor. He served as a member of the legislature, was one of the twenty-two trustees appointed at the incorporation of the Jefferson County Savings Bank, April 5, 1859, and alsoi filled a similar position for the North Watertown Rural Cemetery, which was laid out in 1838. He married Zurviah Gates, daughter of Jacob and Zurviah (Harris) Gates. He died at his home in Watertown, June 26, 1878. The common schools of Watertown afforded George A. Bagley excellent opportunities for acquiring a practical education, which qualified him for a life of usefulness and activity. He began the study of law in his father's office, and was admitted to practice before attaining his majority, but not finding this congenial to his tastes and inclinations, he soon abandoned it and in 1853 entered into partnership with Edmund Q. Sewall and George Goulding. The business, which was known as the Bagley & Sewall Machine Works, is the outgrowth of the foundry and machine shop established by George Goulding in 1823, and from this small beginning have developed the vast structures which cover almost two acres of land and furnish almost constant employment to more than four hundred mechanics. The plant is located on Sewall's island, a locality noted for the number and magnitude of its manufactures, is devoted exclusively to the manufacture of iron machinery, and its products are sent to all parts of the civilized world. Mr. Bagley has always been a potent factor in the Republican politics of Watertown, served as trustee and president of the village of Watertown, was a member of the board of supervisors and during the year 1874 served as chairman of that body, and from 1875 to 1879 was a member of the Forty-fourth and Forty-fifth Congresses. In 1858 Mr. Bagley married Sabine P. Clark, daughter of Colonel Ambrose W. Clark. Their children are : Jessie, wife of Virgil K. Kellog; Carrie, wife of Stuart D. Lansing; Madaline; and Ambrose Bagley, the last associated with his father in business. Mrs. Bagley is a member of St. Paul's Protestant Episcopal church of Watertown, and takes an active and prominent part in the work of the various societies connected with the same.
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Ambrose Williams Clark (1810 - 1887)
Paulina Clark (1812 - 1862)
George Augustus Bagley (1826 - 1915)
George Bagley (1859 - 1859)*
Ambrose C. Bagley (1862 - 1936)*
Infant Bagley (1864 - 1864)*
Pauline Sabine Bagley (1868 - 1868)*
Madeleine Bagley (1874 - 1969)*
Ambrose J Clark (1836 - 1892)*
Sabine P. Clark Bagley (1838 - 1916)
David J. Clark (1844 - 1872)*
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New York, USA
Plot: K 10-11 02LR
Created by: Mayflower Pilgrim 332
Record added: Aug 19, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40866298