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Charles T. Baggett (#47158446)
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Bio Photo I was born in a two room tar-papered house that was built of raw pine lumber. It was inside the edge of my grandads' cornfield in the 'Big Thicket' area of South-East Texas. At that time there were six kids plus Mom & Dad. Mom heated our two room home and cooked our meals on a pot-belly stove after washing our clothes with a scrub board until about 1950. In 1952 we moved to Louisiana. Mom & Dad had seven children, at the time of this entry five are living.

I enlisted (RA) and served in the US Army for three years (1965-1968,the last 20 months was in South East Asia without leave) and had a Joint MACTHAI assignment (all four services on the same compound). Honorable Discharge, SP5.....


I later completed a five year in-house apprenticeship under Ray Walker (Board Certified Questioned Document Examiner), which qualified me to become a "Questioned Document Investigator" and prove forgery in court to free the innocent and to hang the guilty. My mentor (Raymond "Ray" Walker) passed away in 1994 ending my five year apprenticeship, I am grateful to have had the only five year in-house apprenticeship that he had ever given.

I have been certified by Ray Walker, and formally qualified in handwritng analysis since 1990 and given a diploma. I earned my Questioned Document certification (Diploma) in 1991. The first case to testify in court as an expert was in Ft. Worth, Texas in Tarrant County in 1995 shortly after Ray Walker's death, which was a continuation of Ray Walker's case.
One of my most important (voluminous) cases was in Lea County, New Mexico. It is with cases like this when I have abandoned my safety for a client.

I have been formally qualified as a Questioned Document Investigator since 1991. A most recent major case to testify was in 2009, was before the Louisiana State Supreme Court (which is the Louisiana State Bar Association "Attorney Diciplinary Committee", my client was an attorney) where my qualifications as a Questioned Document Investigator were accepted and entered into the record. I kept my client from being disciplined for something he didn't do.

I have never caused any of my clients to lose their case by making either a wrongful conclusion or a dishonest conclusion, and have never been disqualified in any Court as a professional Questioned Document Investigator.

It must be understood by any reader of my Bio, that all my past clients could be represented by me only if I could present truthful, factual evidence in their favor. You see, If my findings were not in their favor, they would not want to retain me. My mentor taught me that "The Truth does not diminish with time" and remains the same.

I am not associated/affiliated with anyone that is currently related to or has been related to Handwriting Services International now or in the past.


I was introduced to by Carolyn Byrum (from New Mexico) over four years ago so I could begin a search for the family I never knew. I am really happy when I can photograph some of the really big cemeteries and create memorials for the interments there so they can be researched for someone's familial history.
Please visit my Virtual Family links and see my very wide family history that goes back to my GGGgrandfather....


It's a pity when a blood relative has to steal my professional identity and forge my name & then profit from that forgery while representing themselves to be me, even if they didn't qualify or deserve to hold such a title. Such person(s) have been disqualified not less than four times in the Federal Court's (Maine, Illinois, Georgia & Hawaii) yet continued to wrongfully advertise and represent themselves to be experts and to be ethical and have the highest standards. It's been found that if someone is not Qualified in 'one' court then they are not Qualified in 'any' court, must less the 'Four' Federal Courts where they have been disqualified. I have taken a polygraph examination in my own defense regarding my qualifications and ethical practices, and the results were "No Deceit Indicated" . The relatives refused to take one. This shows a lack of integrity.

This person/relative has also been dis-qualified in several district courts in several states. His son's unqualified/unprofessional opinion has also been 'over-ruled' in Judge Judith Scheindlin's (Judge Judy) court on T.V. because he didn't follow procedure/protocol in making his unqualified decision (She ruled against his unqualified opinion). You should notice that he has never taken the time to 'brag' about this instance!!!

This person(s) also tried several times to have statements of several knowledgeable authors that had been printed, removed, and to prevent them from making further statements. The only time that demands such as this are made is "When there is evidence of fraud" and they don't want the rest of the world to know the truth.

It has been shown by these relatives that they would not hesitate to "Throw their own Mother under the Bus" and use unfortunate situations to cover their wrongful actions. I deeply regret these deeds.....

I have worked with law enforcement (State & Federal) in my job of defending myself & my clients and refuse to allow such gregarious (Bad) and pernicious (Evil) deeds to hurt me.

I have had to remind some on occasion, that "My expertise is for sale, my opinion is not".



Any picture I have placed on any Find a Grave memorial may NOT be used on any other web site and may Not be copied for any other purpose.



Because of a recent abuse of a fellow contributor by someone who was obviously confused about the Find A Grave guidelines and or transfers, I suggest the following for anyone who asks me for a transfer:

1) Please use "Suggest a Correction" for transfer requests or corrections. It is found under the edit tab on the upper right corner (in the memorial of the one you want transfered). I will respond only to those who do.

2) If you ask for a transfer please include your relationship to the memorial and your contributor I.D. You must be a member of Find A Grave and have a contributor ID in order to request a transfer and/or manage memorials on Find A Grave. If you use the "Suggest a Correction" you won't have to identify yourself, your Find a Grave I.D. will already be there.

3) If you have a problem with something I have posted, please Email me or click on "suggest a correction" instead of posting it on my contributor page where it would use important space that can be used for more important things. I will address the issue as quickly as I possibly can.

Please keep this in mind: Those of us who contribute to Find A Grave, do so voluntarily and free of charge. This is a part time hobby of mine, and began purely as a search for the relatives I never knew (both those I have appreciated and a few I didn't). It is now also done for the purpose of freely assisting people interested in doing research of their family history or their geneology.

Thank You!

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Jefferson Davidson
Thanks so much for transfer
Added by MDJr on Apr 11, 2014 12:11 PM
Pierre LagacÚ
RE: Sgt Grissom
I really appreciate this.

It brings this pilot to life sort of.

When you read the logbook page he was with Walter Neil Dove dropping leaflets over Ottawa for a Victory Bonds drive.

Walter Neil Dove became a Spitfire pilot with 403 Squadron.

Added by Pierre LagacÚ on Mar 27, 2014 11:40 AM
Pierre LagacÚ
Homage to Sgt. Grissom

This is my homage to this pilot.

I hope this is what you meant by using your pictures of Sgt. Grissom's headstone.

Added by Pierre LagacÚ on Mar 27, 2014 10:07 AM
Pierre LagacÚ
Ervin Earl Grissom

I am researching some students pilots who where stationed at Uplands in 1942.

Grissom's name popped-up in a logbook.

I would like to use the grave picture to pay homage to this young 19 year-old who gave his life to defend freedom.

I will give you full credit for it on my blog about BCATP.

This is a link to the page.
Grissom's name was misspelled.

Thank you

Pierre LagacÚ
Added by Pierre LagacÚ on Mar 26, 2014 3:43 PM
larry gates
117295093 Elizabeth I Cooper
this was my great aunt called Lizzie
her full name was Susan Elizabeth ILES Cooper daughter of Felix Iles & Margaret Annie Reid Iles 22860560. The research attached & Branch family is not her family
Lizzie was born in Caddo Parish. Her husband was James Jasper Cooper buried beside her.
they were the parents of Ethel Cooper Simmons abt 1901 - 1921 Methodist Cem. Pineville, La
Alta Cooper Hynson 1903 - 1978 Alexandria Memorial Cem. Clyde J Cooper 1908 - 1966 Alex National Cem. Fletcher Cooper (died young)
Archibold "Archie" Cooper 1911 - 1998 Alexandria Mem. Cem James Jasper Cooper 1913 - 1973 Alexandria Mem. Cem & Gladys Cooper 1919 - 1937

Thank you
Added by larry gates on Mar 19, 2014 12:37 AM
Dave & Lois Ashworth
RE: Your family
The Ashworth families in the areas you mention in Louisiana are related to our Ashworth lines the further back you go. We all descend from James Ashworth & his wife Hezekiah Dyal and their children. Plus, in our case, we also descend from James Ashworth's brother, Moses Ashworth (wife's name not known)who had a son Andrew Ashworth & his wife, Nancy. Grandchildren of James Ashworth (b. abt 1762) and his wife and the grandchildren of Moses Ashworth (b. abt 1775) and his wife intermarried (that's 2nd cousins). Our particular lines were descended from James Ashworth (b. abt 1788) & his wife Mary Perkins and Andrew Ashworth (b. abt 1799) and his wife Nancy. All these families moved from Louisiana into Trinity & Angelina counties of Texas. My Great-grandparents (Moses Ashworth b. abt 1816 and his 2nd cousin, Louisa Jane Ashworth b. abt 1844 married each other in Angelina Co, Texas in 1862 and moved to Bee Co, Texas in 1870.
Added by Dave & Lois Ashworth on Mar 10, 2014 11:14 AM
Davis Young
Floyd Edward Farr
Thnx for the quick transfer of Floyd's memorial. I'll show it to Mary Jo.
Added by Davis Young on Feb 27, 2014 1:27 PM
Pat Arnold
Tony Feduccia
Thank you for the prompt transfer. So appreciated.
Added by Pat Arnold on Feb 25, 2014 6:15 PM
Ted Buxton Jenkins, Sr
Thank you for the transfer of the memorial. I appreciate all that you do!
Added by Margueritte on Feb 20, 2014 2:15 PM
A Girl Who Loves Genealogy
Deep appreciation sent your way!
Will work on those links right away! Do hope this finds you doing well! And thanks once again!
Added by A Girl Who Loves Genealog... on Feb 18, 2014 8:56 AM
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