Baggs Family of Montgomery Co. AR
Early settlers of Montgomery Co. AR
Alexander Baggs

In 1830 there were only 30,388 residents in the Territory of Arkansas including Alexander in his fifties with a wife in her forties and two boys and four girls. John and wife in their twenties and two girls under 5 and James Baggs in his twenties with a wife 15 to 20 and 1 girl under five, all living near each other, in Hempstead Co. In the 1830s the Whittington Store ledger shows Alexander, John and James Baggs were doing business in Mt Ida, Hot Spring Co. AR.

I would be inclined to think that James was John's older brother.

1840 Hot Springs Co. AR census, Sulphur Springs. - Pg 155
Families of John Baggs with 8 children and James Baggs with 5 children

Hot Springs Co. 1850 census
Alexander 71 b. Penn
Mary A. 36 b. in KY
Mantha A. 14 b. AR
William B. 11
Patience 07
Esther 05
Penelope 03
John Baggs
1850 Montgomery Co. AR. Sulphur Springs pg 397 Dwelling #66:
John Baggs	 45 b. KY farmer
Agnes		 45 b. NC
Elizabeth		 19 children all born in Arkansas
Richard A. 	 18
Pernicia		 16
Louisa		 14
Charlotte		 12
Martin V.B.	 10
James C.		 08
Agnes		 05
Fanny Jane	 02

John Baggs b. 11 Feb. 1806, Logan Co., Kentucky 
Death: 13 Jan. 1869 Mount Ida, Montgomery, Arkansas 
Spouse: Agnes Woods Marriage: 2 Aug. 1827 of Montgomery Co., AR 
Children :
1. Patsy Levina Baggs b. 16 June 1828 d: 01 Nov. 1862, Polk, AR. 
2. Elizabeth Baggs b. 28 Oct. 1829 d: About 1902 AR 
3. Elbert Baggs b. 1830 
4. Richard A. Baggs b. 09 Feb. 1832 
5. Purnesa Baggs b. 06 Apr. 1834 
6. Louisa Baggs b. 29 Jan. 1836 d: 25 Sep. 1907 Stonewall, TX 
7. Charlota Baggs b. 17 Feb. 1838 
8. Martin V.B. Baggs b. 27 Apr. 1840 AR d: 07 Feb. 1892 
9. James C. Baggs b. 19 May 1842 d: 05 Oct. 1872 Mount Ida, Montgomery Co. AR 
10. Sariah Baggs b. 31 Aug. 1843 d: 31 Aug. 1843 
11. Agnes Baggs b. 18 Oct. 1844 
12. Fanny Jane Baggs b: 16 June 1848 
13. Emmaline Baggs b: After 1850 Sulphur Springs, Montgomery Co. AR 
14. Caroline Baggs b: After 1850 Sulphur Springs, Montgomery Co. AR.

Other children:
Martha Levina Baggs b. 16 Jun 1828 m. Jessie Irvin McLendon in  Sulphur Springs Township, Montgomery Co.6 Apr 1848. Martha, died  in Polk Co.(?) on 1 Nov 1862. Jessie I. McLendon then married a  younger sister to Martha, Louise (Baggs) Simpson.  Louisa b. 29 Jan  1836 Montgomery Co. AR first m. Isiah Simpson then 2nd McLendon.  She d. 25 Sep 1907 at Stonewall, TX. 

Elbert Baggs b. 1830 m. Nancy Garrett 3 Feb 1848.
In 1860 Elbert,  30, pg 859 South Fork Twp. Mont. Co. AR. with  his
wife Nancy,30,
and Sarah, 6
and John G. 2.

Nancy Garrett at age 18, married Elbert Baggs, age 18, in Montgomery Co. on Feb. 3, 1848. Marriage book A page 210.
by 1870 South Fork Twp pg 140
Elbert, 41, Martha J. 24, and three children.
  (2nd marriage)

Elbert, James C. and Martin Van Buern Baggs all enlisted in Co. F, 4th Ark. Inf, CSA. Martin received a severe knee injury at the battle of Murfreesboro. Richard, Albert and James Riley Baggs all served in Co. I. 33rd Ark C.S.A.

Additional Information:
Charlotte and Stephen Baxter appear on the1880 Polk Co. census living in the Cove district, Vol. 10, E.D.128, Sheet 13 and Line 3. In addition to the Baxter family, listed with them are:
Whilhite,  Pernetha      Sister-in-law       46     Ark
Whilhite,  Nancy J.                                 9     Ark

State of Arkansas
Township of South Fork
County of Montgomery
Be it remembered that on the 3rd day of June AD 1869 at the residence of
James Baggs in said County I a duly authorized Justice of the Peace in said
County did duly join in Marriage John Calvin Wilhite of Montgomery County aged 43 years to Perniessey Baggs of Montgomery County aged 35 years and then and their by authority vested in me did pronounce them husband and wife. Given under my hand and date above Frances Monroe Mayberry JP. Filed and recorded June 19 1869 Zora L. Cotton      Clerk
Book A. page 228 Montgomery Co. AR. Marriages

This James Baggs turns out to be
Pernicia's uncle. Her father is John Baggs. John Calvin Willhite third marriage was to Pernicia Baggs, sister to James C. Baggs who married John Calvin Willhite's daughter. John Baggs died Jan. 1869. Hiers per administrator of probate J.C Baggs, M.V. Baggs, Elbert Baggs and S.M. Baxter.

James C. Beggs age 23 m. Sarah E.M. Wilhite age 20 13 Dec 1866 Bk A. pg 24. 1870 James C. Baggs is residing in Gap Twp. pg. 117 with his wife Sarah A, and two children.  James died 5 Oct. 1872. reference: Probate record. Heirs were his widow Sarah and two sons: Robet A. Baggs and William C. Baggs.

Baggs, Sarah E. 26 md Hopper, Jackson L. 21     15 Jul 1873 Bk A. pg 316

Wilhite, John C. Bundle #1101 - Roll 38
Died: 27 Aug 1871
Widow appears as both Perminy & Perneca Willhite
Receipts of heirs and dates signed: 10 Apr 1876 Sarah HOPPER...

Perry C. McCullar m. Martha M. Baggs in Montgomery Co., AR on 18 Feb 1886. Below is Martha listed on the1880 census Mont. Co., 
Baggs, James 	48 M   widow 	AR  IL  IL
Ann L.    		23 F    wf  		AR  AR  TN   (probably a dau.)
Nancy J. 		14 F   Dau		AR  AR  TN
James F. 		12 M  Son  	AR  AR  TN
Martha     		  8 F   Dau  	AR  AR  TN
James Baggs
James Beggs s/o Alexander married Lorsa Barber in 1828 in Union Co., IL.
Louisa (b.1813 dau of Joseph Barber & Elizabeth Rothrock) at age 30 went on to marry John Haskins, 40,  7 May1843, later on she marries for the third time.
Harkins, Louisa 40 m. Gibbs, James J. 45, 21 Feb 1857 Book A. pg 119.
1850 Sulphur Springs Twp pg 398 Montgomery Co., AR census.
Haskins, John         52  VA (head of household)
Haskins,Louisa        37  IL    
Haskins, Cordelia     4  AR
Haskins, Lewis Josiah 11/12 AR
Baggs, James Riley 18 AR
Baggs, Wm. Britton 17  AR (m. Ellander Oller 11 May 1851)
Baggs, Mary Jane   13  AR
Baggs, Ann Emaline 11  AR  (married James Minick in 1852)
Baggs, Nancy           9  AR  (married Amos Amerson in 1857)
Baggs, Catherine      6  AR
Baggs, Lucinda        6  AR

Another child was: Sylphia Baggs, at age 14 m. Wm Oller age 18, 9 Jan 1845
Sylphia has been  written as Silphry and as Zelpha Oller, wife of William Oller

Husband : William B. Baggs b. 1832 Illinois. Marriage: 11 May 1851 , Montgomery Co., AR
Wife: Elleanor Ollar . b. 1836 Illinois
Marriage: 11 MAY 1851 , Montgomery, Arkansas
Children :
1. John R. Baggs b. 1864 Montgomery Co., AR
2. Annie Baggs b. 1866 Montgomery Co., AR  (m. John Belcher)
3. William W. Baggs  b. 1869 Montgomery Co., AR
4. Jessie Baggs. b. 1872 Montgomery Co., AR
5. Susan May Baggs.  b: 1874 Montgomery Co., AR
6. Mary Baggs . 1875 Montgomery Co., AR

Was Elbert Baggs the son of James & Louisa Baggs?

Family Group Record form Ancestral File:
Husband: James Riley Baggs b. 1 Nov. 1831 AR  d. 17 May 1890 Montgomery Co. AR m. 14 Oct 1853  Montgomery Co., AR. d. Died: 17 May 1890 Montgomery Co., Ark.
Wife: Martha Malinda Scott b. (1830)  Tenn. d. Abt 1875 Montgomery Co., Ark.

1. William Britton Baggs  b.13 Aug 1855    Montgomery, AR d. 17 Sep 1928 Madill, Marshall, OK
sp.: Mary Jane Franklin  d. 22 Mar 1940 Place: Purdy, Garvin, OK. Buried: 23 Mar 1940 Erin Springs, Garvin, OK
2. Ann L. Baggs              b.1857 Montgomery Co., AR
3. Mary Elizabeth Baggs  b 12 June 1859 Montgomery Co., AR d. 22 Mar 1918
4. Nancy Jane Baggs       b. 4 Mar. 1866 D.: 22 Mar 1940 Place: Purdy, Garvin, OK
Buried: 23 Mar 1940 Place: Erin Springs, Garvin, OK m. sp.: Locky Burl Thomas Burns
5. James Franklin Baggs b. 1868  Montgomery Co., AR
6. Martha Baggs              b. 1870 Montgomery Co., AR

1860 South Fork Twp, Mont. Co. AR pg 851
Baggs, James R. 28 AR
          Malinda C. 27

William T. and Eliza Leonard Scott had a daughter Malinda who was born abt. 1833.  She married James R. Baggs on Sept 1, 1853, in Montgomery Co., AR. Eliza A. Scott said Louisa Gibbs died at the residence of her daughter, where she was on a visit. Nuncupative Will of Louisa Haskins:  Dated 12 Dec 1862; Proved 10 Apr 1863  - mentions her son, James R. Baggs, and her "daughters, Lucinda Caroline  and Martha L.C. Haskins".  Attested by William T. Scott, Eliza Ann Scott &  Cynthey C. Scott.  This Will is written in the name of "Leweser Haskins," Wilson Scott, 28, married Cynthia C. Baggs, 16, on 6  Nov 1859 
Notice to probate Will:  On 18 Mar 1853, the sheriff was told to notify
William R. Oller & his wife, Zelpha;
Amos D. Amerson & his wife, Nancy;
Wilson M. Scott & his wife, Cynthia;
and William B. Baggs
that the nuncupative (oral) will of the late Louisa Gibbs would be presented to the court for probate on 9 Apr 1863 by James R. Baggs, the exec'r named therein.

Barber Cemetery, Montgomery Co. Ark.
Baggs, J.R.  Nov.1, 1831- May 17, 1890

BAGGS: Looking for Ann Baggs, who married John Belcher in 1877. John's father was Lewis Belcher. She is a daughter from the "first set" of children of William Briton Baggs and Ellender Oller. She was born about 1856. Other children's names were Lum, Boss, Wills and John Henry. They were in Montgomery County, AR in the mid to late 1800s. Any info is appreciated. Also looking for information on Richard Belcher, believed to have been in Montgomery County, AR around the same time.

Ann cannot be the daughter of James R. Baggs, who is born 1857, because they both are listed on the census record for 1880, as living next door to each other. Ann Baggs-Belcher is listed with her husband, John, and their first child Wm. Matthew. Any info is helpful. There was an earlier set of children, but no one seems to have any info on these children. Barb B. wrote Sep. 4 2005

1880 United States Census
South Fork, Montgomery, Arkansas pg 405A
John BELCHER Self M Male W 25 AR Farmer GA AR
Ann BELCHER Wife M Female W 24 [1856] AR Keeping House AR AR
Wm. M BELCHER Son S Male W 5m AR AR AR

William M Belcher
Birth: 23 Jan. 1880 South Fork, Montgomery Co., Arkansas
Death: 15 Oct 1966, Arkansas
Father: John Belcher
Mother: Eliza Ann Baggs

William Alvin BELCHER
Birth: 19 Nov. 1901 Oden, Montgomery, Arkansas
Death: 17 Nov. 1985
Father: Andy Lee Belcher d. 12 Jan. 1963
Mother: Louiza Palmer m. 30 Jan. 1901 Mena, Polk Co. AR. d. 30 Jan. 1967.


Do you know anything about a Rossie Baggs b. abt 1893 and was at the Tuberculosis Sanatorium in the 50's first as a patient and later as a nurses aide?. I recently emailed with Everret Copeland (grandson of Susan Baggs) and he remembers going to visit her in the early 50's but so far I can not find where she fits in the family. Linda Beggs McAdoo 26 Nov. 2003

Mary C. McConnell born circa 1866 in Montgomery Co., AR to David and Louisa Jane McConnell. She is listed on the 1870 and 1880 Montgomery Co. census records with her parents. In 1884, Mary C. married John R. Baggs in Montgomery Co. John R. Baggs then married Mary E. Bradburn in 1891 in Montgomery Co. Most likely Mary C. died and then John remarried to Mary E. It appears that John R. Baggs was the son of William B. and Ellander Baggs as listed on the 1880 Montgomery Co., AR. Carla March 12 2004

Mary C. MCConnell was born 1869 in Montgomery Co., AR. She married John Riley BAGGS Aug 21, 1884 in Mount Ida, Montgomery Co., AR, son of William Baggs and Ellender Oller.

Children of Mary McConnell and John Baggs are:
i. William David BAGGS, b. 1886, Montgomery Co., AR; d. 1918, Randlett, Cotton Co., OK
ii. Ellender Vay BAGGS, b. Montgomery Co., AR

 I have the Baggs back to John Baggs b. abt 1680 in Ireland. I am descended from James, William Britton, Jess R.., John Dinson and then my dad Carl Joseph Beggs who still lives in Sims.

Bettie wrote:
William T. and Eliza Leonard Scott had a daughter Malinda who was born abt. 1833. She married James Beggs on Sept 1, 1853, in Montgomery Co., AR. This Scott family is listed on the census of Marshall Co., TN in 1850.
William T. and Eliza's children were:
1. Susanah Scott b.between 1826-1831 and married 1st Unknown Callahan in TN.
Married 2nd to Alexander Daves.
2. Elizabeth Scott b. abt 1830. Md Robert Bogle on July 2, 1853
3. Malinda Scott b. abt 1833. Md James Beggs
4. George S. Scott b. abt 1834. Md Ann Elizabeth West on July 4, 1858
5. Mary H. Scott b. abt 1836. Md John Henry West
6. John C. Scott b. abt 1838
7. Eliza J. Scott b. abt 1841. Md Jeremiah G. Gray on June 4, 1865.
8. Nancy R. Scott b. abt 1843
9. Martha Scott b. abt 1845 and md Thomas Wiley Roberts
10. William A. Scott b. abt 1848. Md 1st Elizabeth Gray on 1-1-1866; 2nd to Mary Luiza Karr on 5-22-1879; 3rd to Sarah Elizabeth "Betty" Parker in 1895.

 In the marriage book, it lists them as James B. Baggs and Matild Scott.


Bits & Pieces
Arkansas Death Record Index 1914-1923 prepared and published by Desmond Walls Allen. An index to death records reported to the Arkansas State Health Department from Feb. 1914 to Dec. 1923,

Montgomery Co. related deaths.
Baggs, Geo. R. 5/10/1918
I have a copy of the Montgomery County, "Our Heritage."  This book gives some of the prices being paid for general merchandise in the 1860's. It quotes." Ellen Baggs bought 312 pounds of beef in 1860 for $11.70, a penny cheaper than during the 1850's. Pg. 302

Arkansas Death Record Index 1914-1923 prepared and published by Desmond Walls Allen. An index to death records reported to the Arkansas State Health Department from Feb. 1914 to Dec. 1923,
Montgomery Co. related deaths.
Baggs, Geo. R. 5/10/1918

Montgomery Co. AR. Marriage records 1843 -1899 published 1998 M.C.H.S.
Baggs, Elbert 18 	md Garrett, Nancy 18 03 Feb 1848 Bk A pg 210
Baggs, James B. 22 	md Scott, Matild 20 01 Sep 1853 Bk A pg 81 (should read Malinda . See Bettie's note, above )
Beggs, James C. 23  md Willhite Sarah E M. age 20 13 Dec. 1866 Bk A pg 24
Baggs, Jesse R. 18 	md Gibbs, Mollie 18 22 Sep 1889 Bk B pg 398
Baggs, John 60 	md Baker Susannah 26 26 Jul 1868 Bk A pg 198
Baggs, John R. 28 	md Bradburn, Mary E.17 01 Dec 1891 Bk B pg 503
Baggs, John R. 21 	md McConnell, Mary 15 21 Aug 1884 Bk B pg 199
Baggs, Thomas 42 	md Baggs, Elizabeth 22 09 Mar 1852 Bk A pg 71
Baggs, Wilson J. 24 	md Shouse, Annie (Mrs) 23 29 Mar 1886 Bk B pg 258
Baggs, William B 19 	md Oller, Ellander 15 11 May 1851 Bk A pg 63
Baggs, William W. 19 md Trout, Nancy A. 19 16 May 1889 Bk B pg 386

Boggs, Ann 22 	md Belcher, John 23 02 Aug 1877 Bk. A pg 407
Baggs, Ann Emaline 14 md Minick, James 20 17 Oct 1852 Bk A pg74
Beggs, Anna 17	 md Gastin, F.M. 21  8 Aug. 1856 Bk A pg 110
Baggs, Annie C. 17	 md Burns, W.D. 22 21 Sep 1884 Bk B. pg 204
Baggs, Cynthria C. 16 md Scott, Wilson M. 28 06 Nov 1859 Bk A pg 128
Baggs, Eliza Ann 24	 md Penergrass, James A. 23 Mar 1881 B. 83
Baggs, Elizabeth 22 	 md Williams, Thomas 42 9 Mar 1852 Bk A pg 71
Baggs, Ellender 29 	 md Ernest Jeremiah 44 10 Feb 1863 Bk A pg 184
Baggs, Malinda U. 18  md Ollier, Virgil H. 42 15 Oct 1899 Bk C pg 530
Boggs, Malriva 18 	 md Daves J W 18 13 Aug 1877 A pg 408
Baggs, Martha L. 	 md McLenden, Jesse I 37 06 Apr 1848 Bk A pg 203
Baggs, Martha M. 15  md McCullar, Perry C. 24 Feb 1886 Bk B pg 251
Baggs, Mary 16, 	 md Reed, JM 20 Seb. Co. 04 Sep 1891 Bk B pg 479
Baggs, Nancy 17, 	 md Amerson, Amos 21 26 Nov 1857 Bk A pg 129
Beggs, Permissey 35 md Willhite, John C. 43 3 June 1869 Bk A pg 228
Baggs, Sarah E. (Mrs) 26 md Hopper, Jackson L. 21 15 Jul 1873 Bk A. pg 316
Baggs, Sarah A. 14	 md Stovall, William R. 24 5 Oct 1899 Bk A, pg 528
Baggs, Silphry 15	 md Oller, William 18 9 Jan 1845 Bk A pg 199 (listed on two pages)
Baggs, Susan M. 	 md Copeland, James D. 20 24 Mar 1889 Bk B pg 383
Baggs, Sylphia, 14 	 md Oller, William 18 9 Jan 1845 Bk A pg 91 (listed on two pages)

Montgomery Co. AR. Marriage records 1900 -1925 published 1998 M.C.H.S.
Baggs, Columbus S 22 m. Shaw, Pruda 26  E:526 17 Sep 1911
Boggs, John 18 	md Cox, Josie 20 G:063 09 Dec 1917
Baggs, John H 22 	m. Qualls, Sallie 18 D:025 24 Jan 1901
Baggs, Richard E 18 	m. Summitt, Mattie 18 F:15 Jan. 1914

Baggs, Dolly 17 	m. Plum, Sam 29 F:623 06 May 1917 
Baggs, Epsie 18 	m. Stovall, Jeff 23 G:295 20 Nov. 1919
Baggs, Lizzie 18 	md. Evans A F 21 F:371 28 Apr. 1915


State of Arkansas, State Board of Health Bureau, Bureau of Vital Statistics
Registration District No. 6331. Montgomery County, Arkansas
Original birth certificates the Montgomery County Courthouse Clerk's Office vault.
Book One
40 Baggs Delbert Mar 05 1915
28 Baggs Grethel E. Oct 17 1914 father Clarence Baggs, residence Sims, mother Maggie Free b. Mathville, Tenn

Book Two : 10 Bagg Henry Hancet Aug 02 1917
Register of Physicians and Surgeons
Name Residence Date registered Specialty
Baggs, John R. Sims 1889 physician

Birth Date: 10 Mar 1899 
Death Date: Jul 1983 
Social Security Number: 432-03-8702 
Death Residence Localities ZIP Code: 71969 
Localities: Gibbs, Montgomery Co., Arkansas & Sims, Montgomery Co., Arkansas 

Federal census records
Montgomery Co. courthouse records
Fellow Montgomery Co. researchers
Montgomery County ArkansasGenWeb Project

Descendants abound in Montgomery Co. and throughout the States.
Surname variations: Baggs / Beggs / Buggs
/ Boggs

December 2005. Pond, Brushy Rd at telephone pole between the trees.

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