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Samuel Haggard
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Birth: Dec. 15, 1784
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Jun. 4, 1867
Hancock County
Illinois, USA

SAMUEL HAGGARD, 1784 - 1867

Samuel Haggard, son of John and Mary "Polly" Mayfield Haggard, (although some factions of the Haggard family believe John Haggard was married to Jane Gibson only and that she alone was the mother to all of John Haggard's children. It is my personal belief that Jane Gibson may have been John Haggard's first wife and was the mother of a daughter named Elizabeth Mayfield, after Jane Gibson Haggard's death, John then married Mary "Polly" Mayfield sometime prior to 1783). Their son Samuel, was born Wednesday, December 15, 1784 in the Kentucky Territory of Virginia and died on Thursday, June 4, 1867 in Plymouth, St. Mary's Township, Hancock County, Illinois. He was married to Elizabeth H. Peterson on Wednesday, March 26, 1806 in Williamson County, Tennessee, southwest of Nashville, Tennessee.

Tax Book I, Williamson County, Tennessee 1800-1813

NOTE: No Haggards in 1800, 1801, 1812, 1813

p43 1803 acres whites blacks
Haggard, John, heirs 260 1 0

p61 1804
Haggard, Samuel 260 Mill Cr 1 0
p83 l805
Haggard, Samuel 260 Mill Cr 1 0
p108 1806
Haggard, Samuel 260 1 0
p142 1807
Haggard, Samuel 260 1 0
p179 1808
Haggard, Samuel 260 1 0

p211 1809
Haggard, Samuel 140 Mill Cr 1 0
Haggard, Edmund 140 Mill Cr 1 0

COMMENT: Prior to 1809, apparently the Haggard brothers Samuel and Edmond had been living together and were being taxed as a single household, with Samuel as the eldest listed as the owner of the entire 260 acres located on Mill Creek. (This area lying along Mill Creek near present day Nashville, Tennessee, was originally part of the Land Grant awarded to the heirs of James Mayfield Sr. and was near the location where Sutherlin Mayfield had, with the help of John Haggard, erected "Mayfield Station"). After the year 1809, records show that each of the Haggard brothers were taxed individually, each as owners of 140 acres of land. Samuel Haggard had been married to Elizabeth Peterson in the spring of 1808, so it is evident that as of the year 1809, Samuel had divided the land equally (with an additional purchase of 20 acres) and as a result, Edmond had moved out and was living in a separate household on his portion of the inherited land and therefore they payed a separate tax on the land after the year 1808. ...mrbrtsn

p244 1810
Haggard, Samuel 140 Mill Cr 1 0
Haggard, Edward 80 Mill Cr 1 0

Note: Apparently Edmund Haggard had sold part of his inherited land.

p275 1811
Haggard, Samuel 140 Mill Cr by grant 1 0

The Williamson County, Tennessee Deed Books show that Samuel Haggard of Hickman County, Tennessee, sold his 140 acres of land he inherited from his father's estate, to Mary McClure on February 10, 1812. His brother, Edmond is recorded as having sold 73 acres of his land to a John Vought, on February 1, 1809 but this sale was not recorded until the year 1815. This land that was sold by the Haggard brothers was part of their share of their father John Haggard's estate and was part of an original 640 acre land grant awarded to Isaac Mayfield (the son of James Mayfield Sr.), John Haggard and John Brown. The Haggard portion of this land was the land in dispute between members of the Mayfield family and the heirs of John Haggard. This dispute is mentioned in the loose court papers of Williamson County, Tennessee in which William Haggard, the brother of John Haggard and the administrator of his estate, brought a law suite against John and George Mayfield, the sons of Sutherland Mayfield, who refused to relinquish the land to the heirs of John Haggard after his death at the hands of Indians in December of 1792. As to the remaining acreage of Edmond Haggard after the sale of 1809, there is also a deed that states that Edmond Haggard of Robertson County, Tennessee, sold an undisclosed number of acres located on Mill Creek, to a certain Nelson Field on July 7, 1810. This land was said to border that of John Vaught, so it is evident that it was the remainder of Edmond Haggard's inherited land.

There is much more to the Mayfield and Haggard Saga but too long to go into detail in this space. In a nutshell, Samuel and Elizabeth Haggard, along with many other families migrated to the newly opened Illinois Country in the late 1820's and early 1830's and settled in the Schuyler and Hancock County areas.

Family links: 
  Elizabeth H. Peterson Haggard (1786 - 1867)
  John P. Haggard (1806 - 1851)*
  Mary "Polly" Haggard Wade (1808 - 1882)*
  Charlotte P. Haggard Bryant (1816 - 1836)*
  Louisa Ann Haggard Fuller (1820 - 1901)*
  Samantha Jane Haggard Davenport (1831 - 1881)*
*Calculated relationship
Rosemont Cemetery
Hancock County
Illinois, USA
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Record added: May 31, 2007
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Samuel Haggard
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