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Joshua B. Baggett
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Birth: 1823
Florida, USA
Death: Aug. 11, 1861
Louisiana, USA

You died Aug 11, 1861. Two of your brothers were C.S.A veterans as well as your half brother in Mississippi. Your wife, Julia Ann died a year after you did in (1862). It is my belief that you had returned to Mississippi with Julia to be near her family that could have been ill. There is no record that you and Julia ever came back to south west Louisiana. You and she had probably died there with no record where you were buried.

The 1850 U.S. Census (Harrison Co Mississippi) shows that you lived 'down the road' from your Daddy's house, and the homes of your brothers Andrew B. Baggett & Milton Brown Baggett, Sr. You were age 27, your wife, Julia Ann Evans was age 20, Dennis was age 2, and Joshua was age 4 mos. shows you & Julia Ann Evans had the following children:

1)Sophia Baggett b) 1846 in Mississippi

2)Dennis Earl Baggett b) May 24, 1847 Harrison co, Miss.

3)Joshua Baggett b) 1850 in Harrison co. Miss.

4)David Langston Baggett b) May 21 1852 Calcasieu Parish, La.

5)Nancy Eudora 'Dora' Baggett b) Feb 4, 1855 Longville, La.

Daniel'Samie' Baggett b) between 1856 & 1860 in Miss.

7)Julia Ann Baggett b) between 1856 & 1860

You died d) 1861. If the birth of your last two children is correct, then you had returned to Miss. where you came to La. from, but it's not known if you came back to La. before you died.

Your son & my Ggrandfather, Dennis Earl Baggett was born in Mississippi, and came to Louisiana with you, where my Grandfather Andrew Day 'B' Baggett was born in the community of Bear, La. which is about two miles north of Ragley, La.

Note: Andrew B. Baggett's first wife was an Evans woman, and Joshua B. Baggett's wife was an Evans woman & Milton Brown Baggett's wife was an Evans woman.... three brothers had married three sisters that were from Mississippi before they came to La....
The 1850 U,S, Census shows you lived 'next door' to David Evans age 55, and Susanna Evans age 40. David was a Blacksmith and could have been your wife Julia Ann's mother and father.


It would be really neat to know what you, your siblings and your Daddy was like, but you lived in a time so foreign to the time I live in today, and it would not be fair to try to imagine how it was for you. You farmed for your food and sold some for your cash and then had to store some of it for the seasonal changes to eat later. You cut your fire wood for heat, and for cooking. You had to dig a well for your water and then 'draw' it and put it in the house to use. But still you probably worked in the lumber business also. I wonder what your philosophy was and all those other things?? No one is left for me to ask so as I live today, about 25 miles from the place where you settled near your brothers, I could have an idea at least without trying to believe something that isn't true..... Still, I'm grateful for all the things you endured because I eventually came to be born from your blood line.... The place of your death and burial has not been found....


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 They were Connie, Dennis & Marilyn & Lawrence. Connie's mother was a Baggett, Dennis' grandmother was a Baggett & Marilyn was born a Baggett.

*Dennis' Great grandmother was born Baggett, her line goes back to Andrew B. Baggett.

*Connie's mother was born Baggett, her line goes back to Milton Brown Baggett, I.

*Marilyn's Great grandfather (David Langston Baggett) was the brother of my Great Grandfather (Dennis Earl Baggett) who goes back to Joshua B. Baggett.

*Lawrence's grandmother was born Baggett & her line goes back to Andrew B. Baggett.

It's a sure thing that we all became dedicated people & honest in our accomplishments. I'm very grateful for their contributions ..........

Family links: 
  Thomas Choice Baggett (1780 - 1850)
  Dennis Earl Baggett (1847 - 1926)*
  David Langston Baggett (1852 - 1941)*
  Andrew B. Baggett (1815 - 1899)*
  Michael Baggett (1818 - 1896)*
  Milton Brown Baggett (1822 - 1906)*
  Joshua B. Baggett (1823 - 1861)
  Thomas John Baggett (1835 - 1909)*
*Calculated relationship
Non-Cemetery Burial
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Charles T. Baggett
Record added: May 31, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 70667461

To my GGgrandfather, I believe you were a man of compassion and cared very deeply for your children and your wife. Rest in Peace.... Charles
- Charles T. Baggett
 Added: Jul. 10, 2013

- Norma Jean Herron Thurman
 Added: Jun. 26, 2013

- Charles T. Baggett
 Added: Feb. 12, 2012
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