By e rlong September 17, 2008 at 11:06:06
hello -- got some Israel Blagg questions.
I've always had his name as Israel Joseph Blaggb. March 20, 1812, Rockingham County, North Carolina; d. January 20, 1882, Flint Creek, Siloam Springs, Benton County, Arkansas.First wife uncertain but maybe mary or Patsy Eaton (sister Charlotte married his brother Caleb???. Second wife was Nancy Edgerton.
I've recently been running across info saying his name might have been Israel JOHN Blagg born as early as 1800 and dying February 06, 1897 in Timberlane Ak.
Nancy does appear in the 1880 census with a husband John and the "right" children names.(Husband is Dowell or somethign similar in 1870) Are these really the same people?
Anyone know where the 1897 death date is coming from?I know the 1882 one comes from his probable tombstone and obit.
Also anyone who can explain the speculation about his first wife who's parents seem another mystery give me a shout!