Milas Bagwell & Margret Farris Kelley

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Family Group Record                 0015
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Husband's Name   Milas Bagwell
 Born:    04 Aug 1809    Place: North Carolina
 Died:    03 Sep 1882    Place: Bagwell, Red River, Texas
 Married:    Abt 1839    Place: Pike County, Arkansas
 Married: 04 Sep 1831    Place: Caldwell County, Kentucky
 Spouse:         Ann (unknown) Phillips
 Father:         Nathaniel Bagwell
 Mother:         ....... unknown
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Wife's Name      Margret Farris Kelley
 Born:    25 Mar 1823    Place: Decatur County, Alabama (abolished 1824)
 Died:    15 Jul 1899    Place: Bagwell, Red River, Texas
 Father:         Elijah Kelley
 Mother:         Elizabeth (Fitzgerald) Humphries (Humphreys)
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Children
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 1. Sex Name
     M  Nathaniel Robbins Bagwell
        Born:    18 Oct 1840    Place: Pike County, Arkansas
        Died:    14 Jun 1881    Place: Red River County, Texas
        Married:                Place: 
        Spouse:  Sarah Elizabeth (Becknell) Rodgers
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 2. Sex Name
     M  Miles Bagwell
        Born:    06 Dec 1842    Place: Red River County, Texas
        Died:    14 May 1855    Place: Red River County, Texas
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 3. Sex Name
     F  Elizabeth J. Bagwell
        Born:    18 Mar 1845    Place: Red River County, Texas
        Died:    26 Dec 1918    Place: 
        Married: 01 Dec 1870    Place: Red River County, Texas
        Spouse:  John K. Baker
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 4. Sex Name
     M  Abner Kuykendall Bagwell
        Born:    26 Nov 1848    Place: Red River County, Texas
        Died:                   Place:
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 5. Sex Name
     M  William Young Bagwell
        Born:    13 Mar 1851    Place: Red River County, Texas
        Died:    21 Apr 1936    Place: Bagwell, Red River, Texas
        Married:                Place: 
        Spouse:  Mary Black
        Married:                Place: 
        Spouse:  Mary Susan Bailey
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 6. Sex Name
     F  Mary (Mollie) A. Bagwell
        Born:    19 Dec 1853    Place: Red River County, Texas
        Died:       May 1885    Place: 
        Married: 16 Jul 1868    Place: Red River County, Texas
        Spouse:  Nathan Bradley Tabor
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 7. Sex Name
     F  Nora Lavina Bagwell (twin)
        Born:    14 Aug 1855    Place: Red River County, Texas
        Died:                   Place:
        Married:                Place: 
        Spouse:  J.T. Johnson
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 8. Sex Name
     F  Melvina Bagwell (twin)
        Born:    14 Aug 1855    Place: Red River County, Texas
        Died:    10 Oct 1857    Place: Red River County, Texas
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 9. Sex Name
     F  Sarah Viola Bagwell
        Born:    25 Feb 1858    Place: Red River County, Texas
        Died:                   Place:
        Married: 25 Oct 1880    Place: Red River County, Texas
        Spouse:  W.J. Ward
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10. Sex Name
     F  Ellen W. Bagwell
        Born:    18 Sep 1860    Place: Red River County, Texas
        Died:                   Place:
        Married: 06 Dec 1877    Place: Red River County, Texas
        Spouse:  William Arthur Sport
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11. Sex Name
     F  Addie Bagwell
        Born:    12 Dec 1863    Place: Red River County, Texas
        Died:    15 Oct 1864    Place: Red River County, Texas
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Sources of Information: Milas Bagwell Bible Record, Hazel Sparkman, Waco,
Texas (Oct 1974); Census Records: Pike County, Arkansas 1840; Letter,
Mattie Clinkscales to ------ Love, (1931/2): "... going to give you all
Uncle Bill could tell me about Milas Bagwell. He left Buncombe Co., N.C.
and moved to Fredonia, Kentucky (and) there lost his first wife and two
children with cholera. This wife was named Annie. He moved to Texas in
1835, so Uncle Bill tells me; he must have gone to Ark. ... to have met
Grandma. Grandma Bagwell was the daughter of Senator Elijah Kelley who was
also a judge for many years at the county seat of Murfreesboro, Ark., also
a Christian minister. Now here are the names of Milas Bagwell's brothers:
Dow, Dan and Jim Bagwell. Their father was Nathanial Bagwell ... Oh yes!
Grandpa had two sisters, Polly & Harriet. I do not know Aunt Polly's last
name but Aunt Harriet was a Mrs. Falson ... Now, here is a list of Milas
Bagwell's children: Nathaniel, Miles, Abner, Elizabeth, William, Mary,
Lavina (&) Malvina (twins), Viola, Ellen and Addie ... Grandma Bagwell's
mother was a Fitzgerald & her mother was a Farris, as you know Grandma was
named for her grandmother's maiden name Margret Farris ..." Caldwell
County, Kentucky original marriage license: Milas Bagwell and Mrs. Ann
Phillips; The Shelton R. Shivers Family Genealogy Home Page, Shelton Ray
Shivers, University Place, Washington; Census Records: Red River County,
Texas 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880; Franklin County, Texas Deed Records Book 1,
page 447-448; The History of Clarksville and Old Red River County, Pat B.
Clark, page 159; Red River Recollections, Red River County Historical
Society, Clarksville, Texas 1986, page 89; Marriage Records, Red River
County, Texas 1845-1881: Mesquite Historical and Genealogical Society, no
date, page 28, 37, 60, 73; Red River County Texas Cemeteries, Volume II,
Bertha L. Gable, Clarksville, Texas 1985, page 127; Red River County Texas
Cemeteries, Volume IV, Bertha L. Gable, Clarksville, Texas 1986, page 12;
Family Group Record (1972), Family History Library FGR Archives, JSB, Salt
Lake City, Utah.
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The New Handbook of Texas Online: BAGWELL, TEXAS. "Bagwell is at the
intersection of Ranch roads 2120 and 2573, seven miles northwest of
Clarksville and six miles east of Detroit in western Red River County. It
was named for Milas Bagwell, who operated a tannery and blacksmith shop in
the area, and was built on the Texas and Pacific Railway when it was
constructed through the county in 1875-76. The post office in Robbinsville,
a small community 2 miles to the south, seems to have been moved to the new
town of Bagwell in 1876. By 1884 Bagwell had cotton gins, a sawmill, a
gristmill, a church, a district school, and a population of 200. The town
was a railroad shipping point for lumber and shingles produced in town and
cotton and cottonseed produced by area farmers. By 1914 the population had
reached 300, and two small banks were in operation. The population was 400
in the late 1920s, 250 in the late 1930s and 350 in 1947. By 1961 U.S.
Highway 82 had bypassed Bagwell, and the population of the town had begun
to decline sharply. It was 195 in 1964, 95 in 1970, and 108 in 1980. In
1986 the town had four businesses. In 1990 the population was 150." Cecil
Harper, Jr. The Handbook of Texas Online is a joint project of The General
Libraries at the University of Texas at Austin and the Texas State
Historical Association.  The Texas State Historical Association, 1997,
1998, 1999. Comments to: comments@www.tsha.utexas.edu ... Last Updated:
February 15, 1999.
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From 1856 until 1876 BAGWELL was known as Robbinsville. Then the name was
changed to honor Miles (sp) Bagwell who owned a tanyard with three vats and
a blacksmith shop. Mr. Bagwell made the first Carey plow in the section.
This plow had a wooden moldboard made from ash. At one time Bagwell had two
hotels, three barbershops, a drug store, two blacksmith shops, a grist
mill, a post office and a bank. The railroad was built by convict labor in
1875-76. Gateway To Texas, History of Red River County, Martha Sue Stroud,
1997, page 269.
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Update 03.07.00              David Kelley 1999                 FGR-0015.HTM
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