I have always been interested in history. Since a young age I wanted to know more about my own roots. Because of the internet, information is readily available. For example my aunt told me years ago that no one remembered my Great Great Grand Father's name (she was in her 80's at the time). But she did remember that he lived in Birmingham Alabama and that he was a Judge. So with that I looked through census information and legal cases from the period (finding a link between my Great Grand Father's name and Joab). I was able to piece together his biography.
I have so far found that the Baguley name of England became Bagley when Peter Bagley came to Virginia in 1645.
My line stayed in Virginia for 4 generations then settled in North Carolina, then Georgia, then Alabama about 1810 for 2 generations. After the Civil War my line settled in Texas for 4 generations.
Joe Alex Bagley 1924 M#16023508 (WW2 VET)
Joe E. Bagley 1886 GF M#35095623
Frances M. G. Bagley 1855 GGF M#48374256
Joab Bagley 1808 GGGF M#40998379 (CIVIL WAR VET)
Isaiah Bagley 1782 3 GF
Henry Bagley 1734 4 GF (REVOLUTIONARY WAR VET)
Peter Bagley 1708 5 GF
Peter Bagley 1658 6 GF
Peter Bagley 1608 7 GF
Hugh Baguley 1576 8 GF
Robert Baguley 1550 9 GF
Nicholas Baguley ? 10 GF
Ralph Baguly 1500 11 GF
Richard Baguly 1474 12 GF
Sir John Baguley ? 13 GF
Sir William II Baguley ? 14 GF
Sir William Baguley 1260 15 GF
Ralph De Baguley ? 16 GF
Richard, Lord of Baguley 1243 17 GF
Other names in my line include Baguly, Baguley, Brown, Chaintrell, Cheadle, Corona, Coston, De Veron, Fallis, Flournoy, Hudson, Lester, Massey, Pearshall, Sims, Smith, Stallings, White, Wilkin.
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