Sorry I don't get on here much . . BUT, my great Grandmother was Georgia Mae Bagwell. I have tons of stuff on the Bagwells; some from her, and from my own digging. I have William Jefferson Bagwell, b. Nov. 21, 1843, (known to many as "Uncle Bill Bagwell"), d. Aug 18, 1926, in Waldron, Scott Co., AR. marrying Elizabeth Sally/Solly/Solley on Dec. 21, 1866. They had 9 children. I've personally seen many of the graves, as they are buried in a cemetery a grandmother of mine in another lineage is also buried in. It is the Cedar Grove Cemetery in Boothe, Arkansas on State Highway 71, south of Ft. Smith. Their 9 children were:
1. Seab R. Bagwell, b. 1867 d possibly 1959 in the
Booneville, AR Sanitorium, buried at Needmore Cemetery
between Birta and Casa, Arkansas) >I have not
2. William Garrett Bagwell, b. 1868 m. Lillie ? They lived
in Abbott, AR in the 1912 census.
3. Lucinda (Cindy) Andeline, b. 1869, m. Wells Gidion,
lived in Blackfork, AR in 1912 census.
4. Ida J. Bagwell, b. 1874, m. Rufus Hamby. They lived in
Boothe, AR in 1912 census.
5. Tom James Bagwell, 1876 He lived in Boles, AR in 1912
6. Dolly Ann Bagwell b. 29 March 1877 Scott Co., AR, d. at
Muskogee, OK, buried at Tahlequah, OK, cemetery. She
m1. Bud Lewis; children were:
i.Carl D. Lewis, b. Wilburton, OK
ii.Maude Lewis, m. --- Burchett
iii. Lorene Lewis m. ---- Williams
m2. Mr. Webb; no knowledge of children with Mr. Webb; I
did find notes from someone I talked to that stated
Dolly had a step daughter, Mrs. Belle Martin, in Ok.
7. Adolphus (Dolphus) Leroy Martin Bagwell, b. 13 Oct.
1880 at Logan Co., AR, d. 1963 Wilburton, OK. He m.
Pearlie Mae Logan. They are both buried in Cedar Grove
Cemetery in Boothe, AR. Headstones were in good legible
condition last time I saw them.
8. Marion Bagwell, b. 1882 m ?? died at Mansfield, AR,
buried in Huntington, AR
9. Loney Bagwell, lived in Hartford, AR in 1912 census.
10.John R. Bagwell, b. Jan. 1892 He was only in his 20's
when he died. Story goes that a stallion reared up on
him and trampled him.
THEN; We do know that Elizabeth died, yes, presumably like thousands of other women, giving birth. Then William Jefferson married Mrs. Susan Emeline King Jenkins on March 15, 1892, which would have been just 2 months after John was born. I have a copy of the marriage license. It states he was 48 and she was 37 when they married. The story handed down is that Grandpa Bagwell needed someone to help him immediately with 10 children and 1 being a 2 month old, so he posted an ad in a paper. Mrs. Jenkins, assumed to be a widow, answered the ad and he wired her the money to ride by train to Waldron, Scott, Co. AR. He and the kids picked her up in a wagon and headed down to the courthouse to be married. Susan was supposedly a very wealthy heiress of the King Ranch in Texas, which is where she moved from to marry William, but I've never been able to substantiate any of it. I do know she didn't have any money; so she may have been dis-inherited for some reason???? She had a daughter from presumably, Mr. Jenkins, named Willie Jenkins, b. 1888. Willie later married a Mr. Cain. Then, Susan and Grandpa Bagwell had two more children of their own; the first being my Great Grandmother;
11. Georgia Mae Bagwell, b. Aug. 22, 1894, Scott Co., AR, d. Jan. 17, 1974 in Jones, OK. I was in the 4th grade and the nursing home she lived in was 2 blocks from my house and I used to visit her every day. She m. Earnest Lee Tate, and they had 2 children, which died of illness very shortly apart. She almost went crazy, and after 7 more years, they another family of 4 children, boy, girl, boy, girl. My grandfather was the third born. He was the last of the 4 children living, until he died in 1998. Both Georgia and Earnest are both buried in Duncan Cemetery, Waldron, Scott Co., AR.
12. Mattie Florence Bagwell, b. Aug 26, 1896, Waldron, Scott Co., AR., d. 1964 in Oklahoma City, OK. Buried in Damon Cemetery, Wilburton, OK. She m. Mr. Childers. Her delayed birth certificate states she was born in 1894, which her much older half-brother, Dolphus Bagwell filed for her when he was 74 years old, but we have determined that it is incorrect since Mattie was the youngestof the two children born to William and Susan. Since I have knowledge that my Great Grandmother was born before Mattie we feel very strongly that this is wrong.
NOTES ON WILLIAM JEFFERSON BAGWELL: I also have copies of his papers from the Civil War. He was a Private in the Confederate Army and was injured and captured at Vicksburg on July 4, 1863. He was released after signing a paper stating he would not aide the Confederate Army. He was again wounded and spent another week in the hospital. His company surrendered in 1865. He served from 1862-1865. He was apparently very good with animals and after he got out of the Army he started helping people with their sick animals. They would bring them to him to doctor or operate on. Apparently, as Grandma Georgia used to tell it, he got an infection on his hand and cut his own hand off to prevent gangreen. His sons apparently buried the hand in a naturally folded position and he kept having phantom cramps where his had used to be, so he made them dig it up and tie it straight on a board and rebury it (yuk I know), and the phantom cramps stopped.
ARTICLE FROM THE ADVANCE REPORTER, AUG. 19, 1926: "UNCLE BILL BAGWELL DIED WEDNESDAY" Uncle Bill Bagwell, a well known citizen, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ernest Tate (my great grandmother), in Waldron Wednesday. Mr. Bagwell wal well advanced in age and was an ex confederate soldier. He had been in ill health for some time and his passing, though regretted by his many friends, was not unexpected. He was buried at the Duncan Cemetery Thursday.
I hope you can use this mumbo-jumbo. It's your now to share with anyone.
William J. Bagwell m2. Susan Emeline King Jenkins
Georgia Mae Bagwell m. Earnest Lee Tate
Johnny Lee Tate m. Foye Juanita Rhyne
Johnnie Sue Tate m. Charles Ray Brown
ME! Susan Annette Brown m. Ron Jackson
(and no, my mother had no idea I ended up being named after my Great Grandmother. It was a nice bonus for me ;)