|Death: ||Oct. 1, 1906|
You were a Confederate Soldier, C.S.A.
Your C.S.A. headstone shows "M.B. Baggett" Co D Miles LA Legion C.S.A.
The following info para 1-6, was researched & supplied by Connie
1. Family Bible in possession of Etta Baggett.
2. Census and marriage records all list husband as Milton Baggett, however, his great-granddaughter, Carmel Esterville, spells his name Melton.
3. Marriage Record- B. 1 pg. 60 3/2/1845 Harrison County, Miss. Received Confederate Pension- LA
4. Confederate Pension Application Record- Index- LA State Archives Index CP1.6 Reel 1.000000. On his application for pension he states that he was born near Pensacola, Walton Co., Florida in the year 1823. He enlisted in the Confederate Army March, 1862 at Lake Charles, LA and was in Company "D" of Miles Legion out of New Orleans, LA. At the end of the Civil War (the application states "at the surrender"), he was 7 miles above Mansfield, LA with Weatherby's Battalion of sharp shooters.
5. July, 1893 US Gov. granted him Homestead Certificate #4450 to secure homestead in Beauregard Parish. Signed by President Grover Cleveland. The homestead was part of what is now the D.W. Richey Estate 85.95 acres.
6. On application for Widow's Pension filed by Elizabeth it states he died October 1, 1906 near LeBlanc, LA.
You were born in Florida and died in SouthWest La. You were buried in LeBlanc cemetery, Allen Parish, La.
Your wife was Elizabeth Ann Evans (b. 1825) and you married in Harrison County, Mississippi (2 May 1845).
Your father was Thomas Choice Baggett, I (1780-1860) and was born in Robeson County, North Carolina. He died in Harrison County, Mississippi. He had a second wife Mary "Polly" Lamb, and had a son (Thomas J. Baggett) who was your half brother, He also died in Harrison County (now Stone County) Mississippi, after he had eight children there.
Your brother Andrew B. Baggett (1815-1899) is buried in Old Campground cemetery in Sugartown, Louisiana.
Your brother, Joshua B. Baggett (1823-1861) was the father of Dennis Earl Baggett (1847-1926) Pleasant Hill cem. Beauregard Parish, La. His son was Andrew Day "B" Baggett (1876-1943) Palestine cem. Allen Parish, La. grandfather of Charles T. Baggett (1944-0000).
In the U.S. Census (1850) Harrison County, Mississippi, Joshua and his wife Julia Ann Baggett, is shown to be living close to Milton Brown Baggett, Andrew B. Baggett & thier father Thomas Choice Baggett, then age-70. It is obvious that Andrew, Milton & Joshua came to Louisiana a few short years after the death of their father. Several of the three brothers' children were born in Mississippi. Their half brother (Thomas J. Baggett) stayed in Harrison county where he was born & died. It's possible that your brother Daniel Baggett that was also born in Florida and stayed there to become a minister of the gospel and most likely died there.
Your father's children were:
Andrew B. Baggett (1815-1899)
Milton Brown Baggett, I (1822-1906)
Thomas J. Baggett (1835-1909) (from Thomas Choice Baggett I's 2d wife Mary "Polly" Lamb).
Joshua B. Baggett (1823-1861)Louisiana or Mississippi burial unknown.
Thomas Choice Baggett II, (1834-1860)
Daniel Baggett (1830-??)
Harriet Baggett/Alexander (1830-??)
Sarah Baggett/Cockran (1830-??)
Caroline Baggett (1830-??)
Amanda Jane Baggett (1830-??)
Please be careful when researching the name 'Milton Brown Baggett' because there was
Milton Brown Baggett I (Sr)
Milton Brown Baggett II (Jr)
Milton Brown Baggett III
& Milton Brown Baggett who later changed his name to "Melton James Baggett"....
So please always check the 'dates' (date of birth & date of death) when you refer to one of them....
I am very grateful for the valuable family info shared, by the 'cousins' (related directly or indirectly) that either found me or I found them through my 'Baggett Family' entries on Find A Grave.com. They were: Connie, Dennis, Marilyn & Lawrence R.
Connie's mother was a Baggett,
Dennis' Great grandmother was a Baggett &
Marilyn was born a Baggett.
Lawrence's grandmother was a Baggett.
Dennis' lineage goes back to Andrew B. Baggett
Connie's lineage goes back to Milton Brown Baggett, I
Lawrence's lineage goes back to Andrew B. Baggett
Marilyn's Great grandfather (David Langston Baggett) was the brother of my Great Grandfather (Dennis Earl Baggett). They were the sons of Joshua B. Baggett.
It's a sure thing that we all became dedicated people & honest in our accomplishments. I'm very grateful for their contributions to society and to our lineage ..........
How I hope that those who follow this family link that I've put together, can only grasp the ideas, standards & values that the families that were before us lived by. Most were really honest and had good morals and deserve to be recognized for their good deeds and accomplishements. This has been a very learned experience for me as I realized the trying time they lived through, and the hardships they endured in order for me to be here and create this big family tree.
...... Charles T. Baggett
Thomas Choice Baggett (1780 - 1850)
William Michael Baggett (1847 - 1931)*
Milton Brown Baggett (1849 - 1912)*
John Wesley Baggett (1852 - 1920)*
Elizabeth Jane Baggett Richey (1855 - 1940)*
James Buchanan Baggett (1857 - 1939)*
George Reilly Baggett (1864 - 1904)*
Maintained by: Charles T. Baggett
Originally Created by: Herald
Record added: Nov 23, 2002
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