Rachel was the daughter of Charles and Fannie (Slusser-Scholosser) Brandon. She married John C. Bagley and to them were born the following known children: Delila A., Dorcus, George W. Mary J., James C., Samuel R., nd Charles. Rachel was listed in the 1860 census but not in the 1870 census of Bellaire City, Pultney Township, Bellmont County, Ohio.
"17 Sons in War to Preserve Union-CARMAN WOMAN SHOWS Record of Grandfather--One fell at Shiloh-One Died in Anderson.
What is believed to be the record for service stars in one family during the war to preserve the Union without a doubt was held by Charles Brandon of West Virginia. He had seventeen sons in the Union army, one of whom fell at the Battle of Shiloh, one died in Andersonville Prison and the other fifteen survived the war.
A granddaughter of this rare old man is Mrs. G. W. Steckman of Carmen, the wife of a veteran of the Union army, and she treasures among her possessions a copy of the National Tribune of Washington , D. C. dated Sept. 4, 1890, in which appears the follwoing article.
The article credits the father with 35 sons and no daughters, which according to Mrs. Steckman is an error, her mother, Mrs. Rachael Bagley, being one of three daughters and sisters or half sisters of the 32 sons. The correction is made as it is quite likely that 32 sons is enought to the credit of any one person."
Printed in an Oklahoma newspaper.
Charles Brandon (1761 - 1856)
Frances Shusher-Schlosser Brandon
John C. Bagley (1802 - 1889)*
Delila T. Hazeldine (____ - 1916)*
Dorcas Bagley Steckman (____ - 1859)*
Delana Bagley Wisshack (1833 - 1896)*
George W. Bagley (1840 - ____)*
Mary Jane Bagley Steckman (1844 - 1905)*
James C. Bagley (1848 - 1870)*
Samuel R. Bagley (1850 - ____)*
Charles John Bagley (1855 - 1881)*
Rachel Brandon Bagley (1812 - ____)
Hiram Brandon (1829 - 1919)**
Martin Van Buren Brandon (1831 - 1892)**
Peter Brandon (1840 - 1862)**
John Brandon (1842 - 1864)**
Charles Brandon (1843 - 1904)**
Ivan S. Brandon (1846 - 1919)**
Abraham Brandon (1850 - 1931)**
David Brandon (1855 - 1919)**
Alexander Brandon (1861 - 1941)**
Created by: Roberta Everett
Record added: Jul 25, 2012
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