Have been in Washington, D.C. for a week for volunteer stuff and fun and research. Well, research falls under fun. Had a chance to visit the wonderful library of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. What a beautiful place with really friendly and helpful staff!
I obtained a copy of Mrs. Carolyn Frances Griffith Rohr's DAR membership application for the Col. Dummer Sewall Chapter in Bath, Maine. She joined under her lineage to William Bagby through his son Rueben B. Bagby. Thanks to James Bagby for his suggestion to do this!
As you may know, the DAR now closely verifies all applications utilizing their professional staff genealogists. I was fortunate enough to be able to meet with one of them. Everything below is from the above mentioned DAR application filed in 1996.
Hope you find the information below helpful. Please feel free to contact me with questions.
Clarence Burton Bagby
William Bagby was married first to Druscilla Simms (daughter of William and Jemimak (sp?) and second to Elizabeth Murray. A copy of his will is on file at the DAR Library (I have ordered a copy and will post that information after it arrives from Washington).
William Bagby's children (while the application does not specify the mother of the children, I believe the will does):
1. Reueben(Reuben)? B. Bagby born 5 Feb 1777 married Nancy Ann Isbell 5 Feb 1798
2. Jenny Bagby born 3 Feb 1774 married John Murry
3. Robert Bagby
4. William Simms Bagby born 27 Jan 1781
5. Matthew Simms Bagby born 18 Nov 1783
6. James Bagby
7. Bennett M. Bagby
8. Betsy Bagby married Prue Cox
9. Patty Bagby married Robert Robertson
10. John Bagby
11. Elizabeth "Betty" Bagby
12. Polly Bagby
13. Nancy Bagby married William Saunders 10 November 1825 in Powhatan County, Virginia
14. Judy Bagby
William Bagby's Revolutionary War Services:
Served as an ensign in the Continental (Va.) Navy.
He also provided patriotic services including providing guns and other supplies.
Services are documented in: "Service History Register of Virginians in the Revolution" by Gwathney, page, 30 and "Virginia Public Service Claims" Volume 1, pp. 286, 289, 302.
The application lineage lists:
William Bagby born 1 May 1750 in Louisa County, Virginia died in Cumberland County, Virginia on 23 June 1806 and his first wife Druscilla Simms born in St. James Parish, Goochland County, Virginia and died in an unknown place on 1 March 1786 and married on 1 August 1770 in St. James Parish, Goochland County, Virginia, parents of:
Rueben B. Bagby born 5 February 1777 in Cumberland County, Virginia died in Campbell County, Virginia on 28 April 1853 and his first wife Nancy Ann Isbell born 1784 in Cumberland County, Virginia and died in Campbell County, Virginia on 17 August 1816 and married on 5 February 1798 in an unknown place, parents of:
William Anderson Bagby born 27 December 1783? in Campbell County, Virginia died in Doniphan, Ripley County, Missouri on 26 November 1876 and his wife Sarah Dudly Price born 10 June 1808 in Virginia and died at an unknown date and place and married on 26 January 1832 in Russellville, Logan County, Kentucky, parents of:
William Atwater Proctor born 19 August 1829 at Wilson County, Virginia died in Doniphan, Ripley County, Missouri on 10 January 1890 and his third wife Virgina Helen Bagby born 17 September 1836 in Russellville, Logan County, Kentucky and died at Doniphan, Ripley County, Missouri on 13 November 1887 and married on 17 December 1867 in Russellville, Logan County, Kentucky.