George L. Bagwell is a son of Wiley and Mary York Bagwell. He married Mary Bethaney "Nancy" Laster on Feb. 12, 1853 in Jefferson Co., AL. Some folks have put George's middle name as "Lafayette" but In my 40 plus years of research, I have never seen proof of this. The "L" may also stand for "Lucas" as a grandson was named this, George Lucas "Luke" Bagwell, a son of Jesse Ray and Henrietta Johnson Bagwell. If you have proof, please let me know.
George & Nancy had children:
1. Infant son c 1854 Born and died young.
2. Martha Bagwell b. ca 1856 AL - c 1876 m. Mr. West
had a dau., Molly West, b. ca 1876 m. Bob Hall
It was said that Martha's was the oldest child, married a Mr.
West, they had one dau., Molly who m. Bob Hall, who in the
1920s moved to Saint Jo, TX. It was stated that Martha died in
3. John Perry Bagwell 1859-1893
4. James Wiley Bagwell 1861-1934
5. Nancy L. Bagwell 1863-1942
6. Jesse Ray Bagwell 1867-1947 Great Grandfather of W. H. Bagwell
7. Mary Ellen Bagwell 1870-1922
8. Georgia Annie" Bagwell 1873-1939
9. Thomas Arthur Bagwell 1876-1909
10. George Berkeley Bagwell 1878-1952
Bio By Patricia A. Mlcak Bagwell, Family Reseacher
Obituary of George L. Bagwell
BAGWELL - In this city, March 26, 1906, George L., beloved husband of Bethany Bagwell and father of Mrs. Walter Baker and Thomas A. Bagwell of Eureka, J. W., J. R. and George Bagwell, Mrs. Annie Moutray and Mrs. Ellen Laster of Texas; a native of Alabama, aged 73 years and three months.
Notice of funeral hereafter.
Funeral Rites: The funeral of George L. Bagwell, a stranger here, from Texas, was held from the Masonic Hall this afternoon at 2 o'clock. Dr. Burns officiated as the worshipful master and the Rev. R. D. Clark as the clergyman. T. D. Petch and A. J. Monroe sand the dirges, with an organ accompaniment by J. J. Von Hovenburg. The Pallbearers were E. J. Frost, C. W. Hitchings, W. S. Gemmil, Hubert Murray, Alec Rankin, and Peter Root. Interment was at Ocean View Cemetery.
The gravestone has him born in 1832, died in 1906 and has a Masonic emblem on it.
Mary Betheny Laster Bagwell
1836–1907 (m. 1853)
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