|Birth: ||Oct. 24, 1828|
|Death: ||Jan. 10, 1893|
South Carolina, USA
January 12, 1893
Captain Thomas West Daggett
Capt. Daggett died last Tuesday night at 8:50 o'clock after a protracted illness of several months. At times he suffered intensely and apparently could not hold out. He was a man of robust, almost iron constitution and thus able to resist diseases to which feebler constitutions would have much earlier succumbed.
Thomas West Daggett was born in New Bedford, Mass., Oct. 24th, 1828 and died as above stated January 10, 1893. He came South when about sixteen years old, settled in Charleston and for a short time engaged in the Bakery business. He afterward went into the Barkely Machine shops and served his apprenticeships, was then employed two years in the engineer's department on steamships to perfect his training as an engineer. Engaged for six months in running saw mill at Darien, Ga., then returned to South Carolina and engaged in the Rice Milling business on Waccamaw Neck, and continued here until the breaking out of the late war, when he joined the army served in different capacities till its close. At the beginning of the war was in possession of a handsome fortune which was swept away by the results of the war, and he engaged in the saw mill business with Dejarnette & Taylor on Waccamaw River, afterward with Smith on the Great Pee Dee. In 1875 he moved his family to Conway and commenced steam boating on the Waccamaw which he followed for four years. In 1879 he began contracting with the United States Government for the removal of obstructions to navigation in Waccamaw and other rivers. This he has continuously followed since as long as his condition would admit.
Capt. Daggett was elected to the State Senate in 1880 to fill the unexpired term on the Hon. W. L. Buck at an extra session. In 1890 he was elected of the Representatives from this county to the legislature. At the first session he contracted LaGrippe which incapacitated him as far as any efficient services as he otherwise would have rendered. He came home at the close of the session and somewhat recuperated his health and returned to the second session but very much debilitated and not without the protest of physician and friends. He was so enabled he could not attend the sittings of the legislature and returned home before the session closed very much prostrated. He improved somewhat in health and went to Charleston to seek medical advice and treatment, but with no permanent benefit.
Capt. Daggett was thrice married two wives being buried in Trinity Churchyard, Charleston, left no children. His third wife was Miss Mary A. Tillman, of Waccamaw Neck who with six children survive him. Capt. Daggett connected himself a few years ago with the Presbyterian Church and died in the communion of that Church.
Capt. Daggett was a remarkable man in some particulars-a man of varied reading and diffuse information, affable, kind, generous, fond of excitement. Many people have occasion to remember his deeds of kindness and generosity. His death was quite and placid as he had simply fallen asleep. He was to be interred this afternoon in the Presbyterian graveyard.
Mary Tillman Daggett (1842 - 1907)
Addie Daggett (1858 - 1863)*
Hattie Daggett Porter (1862 - 1910)*
Minnie Post Daggett Steele (1863 - 1947)*
Benjamin Tillman Daggett (1867 - 1929)*
Benjamin Thornton Daggett (1868 - 1899)*
Susan Daggett Smith (1873 - 1942)*
Mabel Daggett (1876 - 1888)*
Kingston Presbyterian Churchyard
South Carolina, USA
Maintained by: Ben Burroughs
Originally Created by: Patti Yourko Burns
Record added: Jun 09, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27438545