Chapter 9, Page 5
The Baggett Family in America, Part IX
Barnaby Baggett Family History

We begin Chapter IX with the history of the fourth son of Nicholas, Sr., Barnaby Baggett. Barnaby's name appears on several deeds in the second half of the eighteenth century. John and Joseph Baggett also witnessed deeds, but Benjamin is not found in records other than his father's Will.

James Wood ca 1690 - 1752
Married 1st ca. 1715, Sarah [Ford] ca 1700 - ca 1747
Married 2nd 1748, Elizabeth Baggett
of Bertie [Northampton County], North Carolina
James & Sarah had among nine children, four sons.
James Wood and Sarah [Ford] were married ca. 1715.
James Wood married 2nd Elizabeth Baggett, daughter of Nicholas (marriage settlement 9 September 1748.)
James & Elizabeth had one child, Mary Wood, born ca. 1750.

Deed Abstracts 1696-1723
By Hofmann

Number 787, Page 209: Lewis Williams of Chowan Precinct with the consent of my wife (name not given) to James Wood and Benjamin Wood (residence not given) 17 8ber 1715 Assignment of the within Patent, vizt.: 260 acres unto James Wood and 100 acres unto Benjamin Wood. Witnesses: William Mixon & Richard Barefield.    Registered 25 October 1715.

Number 1288, Page 42: Charles Merritt of Chowan Precinct, planter, to James Wood of Chowan Precinct 15 Jan 1719 £20 good and lawfull money of North Carolina 100 acres more or less on the south side of Catewhiskey Marsh joining Petter Evins, the head of a branch and the marsh. Witnesses: James Blount (his [B] mark) & John Nairne. Acknowledged before me 20 April 1720.  Fred Jones, Chief Justice. (Joseph Baggett married Sarah Blount. I don't know who her parents were.) jmb


Northampton County, NC--1741-1759
By Hofmann

Page 373: James Wood of Northampton County, planter, to Elizabeth Bagget and Nicholas Bagget of Northampton County 19 September 1748 in consideration of a marriage intended between James Wood and Elizabeth Bagget, daughter of the said Nicholas Bagget, the said James Wood doth settle upon her, the said Elizabeth 640 acres on both sides of Ahoskey swamp or 50 pounds current money. Witnesses: John Duke & John Parker. Registered Northampton County February Court 1748/9. J Edwards, Clerk of Court.


A list of taxables taken for the year 1757 in Bertie County shows Thomas and Hardy Baggett, so these two are still living near the old homestead. A list in Bladen County for the year 1763 shows Joseph Baggett. Apparently his homestead named in his Will in Robeson County is the same one listed in Bladen County.

Last Will & Testament of James Wood
Copied from the Original in the Office of Secretary of State (Grimes)

In the name of God Amen, this 25th day of June in the Year of our Lord Christ, 1751. I James Wood, Sener. of the North wess Parish in Northampton County, in the Province of North Carolina, being of perfect mind & memory, Thanks be given to almighty God therefore calling into mind the mortality of my body, and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, I do make & ordain this my Last will and Testament, that is to say, Principally & first of all, I give & recommend my soul into the hands of God that gave it me & my body I recommend to the Earth to be Buried in a decent Christian Buriall at the discretion of my Executors hereafter named, nothing doubting but at the generall resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of god; and as touching such worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased god to Bless me in this life, I give demise & dispose of the same in the following manner and form:

Imprimis, I Lend to my beloved wife, Elezabeth wood, two Negros Named Pompy & Hanner, induring her widowhood, and after her marriage, I give pompy to my Daughter, Elezabeth Wood, & hanner to my Daughter, Susannah Wood; and I give unto my Wife all my share of the stock of hogs that John Parker leves for me and the rent of that Plantation whereon he now Lives. I likewise Lend to my Wife, Elezabeth Wood, one bed and furniture, one Iron pott & pott hooks. one peuter dish & Bason, two Plates,six Spoons & five cows & calves, Induring the time of her Naturall Life; & after hcr decease I give it to my Youngest Daughter, Mary Wood.

Item, I Give unto my beloved Son, James Wood, the Plantation whereon he lives, with all my Lands lying upon the North Side of Cuttowhisky marsh & half the pasture; & I give unto my Son, James Wood, another tract of Land lying upon Cuttowhisky Swamp, beginning at the mouth of tare arse Branch and runing up the swamp to the head Line, then down the branch to the first Station, containing 250 acres, be the said more or less; and I give unto my Son, James Wood, a Plantation lying on the head of Tar River, on both sides of the river, with all the Land belonging thereto; & five Negroes named will and tony & Bob and dick & young Peter; and one Shilling Sterling.

Item, I give unto my daughter, Mary Outlaw, one Shilling Sterling.

Item, I Give unto my Daughter, Sarah Duffield, one Shilling Sterling.

Item, I Give to my Son, Moses Wood, one Shilling, Sterling.

Item, I Lend to my Daughter, Rosannah Bond, one Negro Girl named Jude, she and her increase, during of her Naturall Life, then to the lawfull Heirs of her Body; & for want of such heirs shall return & be equally divided between my three sons here named, James, Joseph & Jonas; & I give to my Daughter, Rosannah Bond, one Shilling, Sterling.

Item, I Give unto my Son, Joseph Wood, a tract of Land lying upon Cuttowhisky Swamp, containing 650 acres of Land, be same more or less, begining at the mouth of the hog pen branch and runing along a line of markt trees to horsky marsh, & the including all the lands up the said marsh and swamp to tare arse branch; and Six Negroes, old peter and Cader, roben & rose, pat and fillis, they, and their increase for ever; and twenty pounds in cash; and one Bay horse and my great trooping Saddle.

Item, I give unto my Son, Jonas Wood, Plantation whereon I now Live, bounded as followeth: begining at the mouth of hog pen branch, runing aforesaid line of marked trees to ahorsky marsh, and all my land on the South side of Cuttowhisky marsh, and half the pasture; Likewise, Six Negros, named Cudger & Venus, & Jack, & pegg, nead & nan, they, and their in-crease for ever; and one Horse, & my rifield gun, and my still; & if either of my sons, Joseph Wood or Jonas Wood, dies without heir, the Land to fall to the other.

Item, I give unto my Daughter, Elezabeth Wood, two Negros named Tom & Jenny, they, & there increase for ever.

Item, I give my daughter, Susannah Wood, two Negros named hardy & Cate, they, & there increse for ever.

Item, I do leave my Plantation and land at the head of Coniritratt to the use of my three sons, James, Joseph and Jonas.

Item, I give unto my daughter, Winny Wood, 50 Pounds in Cash, and two Negros Nel & Scipio, the, & there increase for ever.

Item, I give unto my Youngest daughter, Mary Wood, 50 Pounds in Cash, and two negros named wicket & lucia, they, & there increase for ever.

Item, I lend unto my sister, Sarah Killingsworth, one negro Girl named dinah During her naturall life, she and her increase; and after her decease I give the said Girl to her two Youngest Daughters, Ann & Charity, to be equally divided betwen them.

and all the rest of my Estate, Stock of Creatures, Household Goods, Debts & moveable effects, I leave to be equally divided amongst my Children here named: Joseph & Jonas, Elezabeth & Susannah, by my Executors which are my two Sons, Joseph Wood and Jonas Wood, whome I constitute & make and ordain Sole Executors of this my Last Will and Testament, and I do hereby utterly disallow, revoke and dis-annull, all and every other former Testaments, wills, leagaces, bequeaths and Executors, by in any ways before named, Willed and bequeathed, ratifying and confirming this, and no other, to be my last Will and Testament.
In witness whereof I hereunto set my Hand and Sealed, the day and year above written.

His Mark: James [L S] Wood
Signed, Sealed and Delivered by the said James Wood as his Last Will and Testament in the Presents of us the Subscribers:
His Mark: Barnaba [x] Baggott
His Mark: John [x] Perker
Wm. Fryer
In Obedience to your Excellency's Command I went to the House of William Fryer and took the Deposition of his Oath as followeth; William Fryer, aged about forty five years, first sworn, and then saith: I was at the hous of James Wood in July or August, in the year one thousand, seven hundred & fifty one, & James Wood was in a Low State of health and he told me he had made his will and he desired me to Witness it, he told me he had two witness to it and they never had heard it read, and he ordered his son to fetch the will and Read it to me, and to the houshold, and after it was Read he takes the Will and Laid it down and took the pen and said to me that was his Last will and testament, and in the presents of the said Fryer he signed, Sealed and acknowledg this to be his last will and testament, and that he see Barnaba Baggotts mark and' John Perkers mark before he witnesseth, and then he witnesseth underneath and thathe acknowledged that to be his hand, and further saith not. March 18,1752.
Taken before me, JOHN ALSTON.

It appears that the earliest record of Barnaby Baggett is found in 1750, three years before he appears in his father's will in 1753. His name appears as a witness in the last Will and Testament of James Wood on 25 June 1751 in Northampton County.

The next time we find Barnaby is 26 February 1752 when we find his name in the deed from Nicholas Baggett II of Bertie County to his son Abraham Baggett I of Northampton County. On 9 May 1752 we find where he sold his sister, Elizabeth Wood, land on Cattawisky (or Catawhiskey) Creek.

Edgecombe County, North Carolina
929.3565  E  23W9 (1732-1772)
By Joseph Watson

Book Page 19, Deed Book 2, Page 26.
Richard (X) Whittington and wife, Olive (O) Whittington, of Edgecombe County to Abraham Beaman of same, 31 December 1771, for £66 proc. money a 173 acre plantation on the north bank of Swift Creek adjoining John Dorche, the tract whereon said Whittington then lived, which was granted him from Earl Granville by deed bearing date 30 June 1760. Witnesses: John Page and Barnaby (X) Baggett.

Book Page 23, Deed Book 2, Page 46.
Abraham (X) Beaman and wife, Elizabeth (X) Beaman, of Edgecombe County to Samuel Page of same, 26 December 1772, for £33 proc. money a tract of 83.5 acres on the north bank of Swift Creek, it being part of the plantation whereon said Beaman then lived, granted to said Beaman by deed from Richard Whittington bearing date 31 December 1771. Witnesses: Ralph (X) Mason, Barnaby (b) Baggett, and Jacob Bethany.


According to the information I have, he is still in Northampton County in 1759 when he is shown as a resident petitioner in a petition to form Hertford County. The next time we find him he is on the 1768 tax list of Bertie County with one free white servant and no Negroes. He is found as witness in two deeds in Edgecombe County in the early 1770s. He signs one with an (X) and another with a (b).

Apparently Barnaby Baggett settled in the area around Swift Creek in the early 1770s. A short time later this area became Nash County. The deed that he granted to his sister Elizabeth Wood in May of 1752 is apparently the last deed on which his name appears in Northampton County, NC there in the area of Cattawisky Creek.

According to several pieces of evidence, Barnaby Baggett received a Land Grant containing five hundred and forty acres on Swift Creek in the County of Nash in April of 1780. A copy of the original grant is shown below. It was entered in April of 1780, patented in 1784, and then recorded in the Register's Office by W. L. Martin, Registrar, in 1793. A copy showing the patent for this land on Swift Creek is shown also.

According to the information I have, Barnaby Baggett had two sons, Grandberry and Nicholas, and Elizabeth is presumed to be the name of his wife. Her maiden name was probably Grandberry. There are people by that name connected with the Baggett family. It is obvious that Barnaby never made a will. There is no evidence that there are other children, although he may have had more than one daughter.

It appears that Barnaby Baggett was granted land when he was middle-aged, but he had owned land for several years before in Northampton County, which he sold to his sister Elizabeth Wood.

A document recording to a 1782 Tax List for Nash County is shown with an Elizabeth Baggett owning 500 acres there in Captain Battles District, and the writer speculates that this probably is Barnaby's wife owning this land, since he is not found after the 1780 Land Grant. There is an Elizabeth Baggett in a document with Nicholas Baggett when he gives Grandberry a deed for one hundred acres there on the north side of Swift Creek in Nash County, which is apparently a part of the land Barnaby received in the grant and which Nicholas Baggett had inherited from his father.

 Nash County, Deed Book 5, Page 104

To all to whom these presents shall come. I, Nicholas Bagget, of Nash County in the said county and province send greeting:

Know ye that the said Nicholas Bagget for and in consideration of the sum of five shillings currency money in my hand paid by Grandberry Bagget of North Carolina, the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge myself fully satisfied . . . have granted, bargained, sold, conveyed, and confirmed unto the said Grandberry Bagget a tract or parcel of land containing one hundred acres, more or less, situated in the County of Nash, in said province of, on the north side of Swift Creek.

Beginning at a white oak in Nicholas Bagget's line, running . . . to William Hackney's line, thence along . . . to Cooper's line, thence . . . to the first station, together with all woods, underwoods, waters, profits, commodities & appurtenances . . . to the said land, . . . I, Nicholas Bagget, my heirs, Exec. of Adm., do covenant and agree . . . that Grandberry Bagget and his heirs may at all times forever hereafter peaceably and quietly have, hold, occupy, use, possess, and enjoy one hundred acres of land with all appurtenances. I, Nicholas Bagget, have hereunto set my hand this the 25th day of July, 1790. Signed: Nicholas Bagget and Elizabeth (X) Bagget. Witnesses: Ralph (X) Mason and Daniel Powell.


Although some of the data on Barnaby Baggett needs to be shown clearly as conjectural, we believe Nicholas and Grandberry were the two sons of Barnaby Baggett and Elizabeth Grandberry. According to census records, Nicholas Baggett was born ca. 1762, and Grandberry was born in 1765 and died in 1843. The latter is according to Grandberry's Family Bible.

Mrs. Ruth Moudy Park, who resides in Springfield, TN sent me information on a Family Bible belonging to Grandberry Baggett. It appears among several pages of material which pertains to Barnaby Baggett. The material was researched by John A. Baggett of Laceys Spring, AL. His name appears at the end of the document. He noted that this Bible was in the possession of Misses Marie and Jo Mason of Springfield, TN. In parenthesis he states: "This Bible was printed by M. Carey at 122 Market St., Philadelphia, PA in 1812. The Grandberry Family Bible is one hundred eighty years old."

Found in the document is text from the original Bible with the following information: (Perhaps Grandberry wrote the first part himself.) It states: "Grandberry Baggett was born 10 September 1765. His wife Eliza [Jones] Baggett was born 15 April 1767. Grandberry Baggett was married to Eliza Jones on 1 December 1788. My wife lived with me 53 years and 6 months and 2 days and died the 17th day of June, 1842."

Grandberry recorded the names of the slaves that belonged to him and when they were born. Apparently the Negro man and his wife were born in 1808. One they called Boy was born in 1810. Apparently the following were born to the man and wife: One called Jim was born in 1829; Moll was born in 1832; Suck was born in 1835; Dina was born in 1837; Isaac was born in 1837; and Winny was born in 1843.

There is much more important information recorded in this Bible. It lists the names of Grandberry's children and his grandchildren and who each of his children married.

A document prepared by John Aubrey Baggett illustrates that Nicholas moved to the State of Georgia, but that Grandberry didn't. It shows the tax digests in Jefferson County, GA and proves a Nicholas Baggett was there in this section of Georgia from 1799 to 1808. A Jesse Baggett, perceived to be his son, was there in 1816 on the same land that his father owned in Jefferson County in 1808.

Microfilm Roll Number 22-73, State Archives, Atlanta, Georgia

Year *******Taxpayer******* Land  Location *****Adj. Owner*****  Land Grant

1799---------Nicholas Bagett------200 ac.William's Sw. ------ Dewitt Dees-------  Banks
1800: ---------Missing ---
1801--------Nicholas Bagott-------200 ac.Williamson's Sw. --- Drury Dees-------  Banks
1802--------Nicholas Baggett------200 ac.Williamson's Sw. --- James Dees-------  Banks
1803--------Nicholas Baggett------200 ac.Williamson's Sw. --- James Dees-------  Banks
1804--------Nicholas Baggett------200 ac.Williamson's Sw. --- James Dees-------  Banks
1805--------Nicholas Braggett-----200 ac.Williamson's Sw. --- James Dees-------  Banks
1806--------Nicholas Baggett------200 ac.Williamson's Sw. --- James Dees-------  Banks
1807--------Nicholas Baggett------200 ac.Williamson's Sw. --- James Dees-------  Banks
1808--------Nicholas Baggett------200 ac.Williamson's Sw. --- James Dees ------- Banks
1809:---------No Baggetts listed--
1816--------Jesse Baggett---------200 ac.Williamson's Sw. --- James Dees-----  BAGOT
1817 & 1818:----------- No Baggetts listed--
In 1814 -----Jacob and William Goodwin appear.
In 1815-16-17---------- Jacob Godown is shown. In 1818 No Godwins listed.


The census of Nash County in 1790 is the last entry of Nicholas Baggett in that State. Grandberry Baggett is found there in Nash County as late as 1812 when he appears on a list of subscribers to purchase a book, General History of the Baptist Denomination. He does not appear anywhere in the 1820 census of North Carolina. He is found in Robertson County, TN, where he lived until his death in 1843. The 1840 census of Robertson County shows him and his family, and his descendants are well documented there and remains to be one of the major Baggett lines in that region of Tennessee.

The writer gives an analysis of why he believes that Nicholas Grandberry and Jesse Baggett are the children of Nicholas, son of Barnaby. He emphasizes that Jesse was probably a son of Nicholas rather than of Grandberry, because Grandberry and Elizabeth later had a son whose name was Jesse Jones Baggett. There is good reason to believe that they would not name two sons Jesse, and because there was proof that Grandberry Baggett stayed in North Carolina and never went to Georgia, as he showed that Nicholas Baggett did by the tax digest shown above.

In a document prepared by John A. Baggett, we quote: "Nicholas Baggett, son of Barnaby and Elizabeth Baggett of Nash County, is not shown again in either North or South Carolina in census records after the 1795 entry shown above [meaning the deed]. I have found no other record of him there since that date, although a thorough search in all Nash County records from 1790 to 1799 in the North Carolina State Archives might turn up something more. I feel sure that I have seen all the records of Nash County that have been published to date and this paper includes all there is from that source plus the land grant above which I got in Raleigh many years ago and which as far as I know has never been published."

Entered April, 1780, Entry Number 200
Entry Book Number 57, Page 326

Edward Horns, Entry Officer of claims for land in the County of Nash, North Carolina.

To the Surveyor of said County of Nash, Greeting:--

As soon as it may be possible to lay off and survey for Barnebe Baget a tract or parcel of land containing five hundred and forty acres being in the county aforesaid on the north side of Swift Creek where he now lives, . . . and joining the said creek, to . . . Ralph Mason's line . . . Wilson Hackney's line . . . the Pine Log Swamp . . . Matthews, and Charles Powell . . . the act . . . made and provided for. Prepare two just and fair plans of such survey with a proper certificate annexed . . . you are to transmit with this warrant to the Secretary's Office without delay, given under my hand this the      of April, 1780.

 C. W. Moore

 A drawn sketch of the Grant was sent along with the Land Grant and delivered to the Officers.


Deed Book 2, Page 100

To all whom these presents shall come, greeting: Know ye that we, for and in consideration of the sum of fifty shillings for every hundred acres hereby granted, paid into treasury by Barnabe Bagget, have given and granted, and by these presents do give and grant unto the said Barnabe Bagget a tract of land containing 500 acres.

Lying and being in our County of Nash on the north side of Swift Creek beginning at Thomas Wilson's corner, running along Mason's line east one hundred & fifty-eight poles to a corner; thence along said Mason's other line North one hundred eight poles to the creek; thence along said Mason's other line north thirty degrees east two hundred fourteen poles to the center of these lines; thence along his other line south sixty degrees east one hundred & ninety-four poles to a corner pine; thence along Peter Robertson's line north thirty degrees east twenty poles to a red oak; thence along his other line east one hundred sixteen poles to Dorthe's corner white oak; thence along Dorthe's line north one hundred seventy-two poles to a black oak; thence along Wilson Hackney's line west three hundred thirty-five poles to a corner pine; thence along north line eighty poles; thence west sixty poles to a white oak; thence to and along Wilson's line to the beginning as by the plat hereunto affixed doth appear; together with all woods, waters, minerals, mines, hereditaments, and appurtenances, to the said land belonging or appertaining: To hold to said Barnabe Bagget, his heirs and assigns forever:

Yielding and paying to us and ours of money, yearly, or otherwise, as our General Assembly from time to time may direct, and provided that the said Barnabe Bagget shall always cause this grant to be registered in the Register's Office of our said County of Nash within twelve months from the date hereof, otherwise the same shall be void and of no effect.

In testimony whereof we have caused these our Letters to be made patent and our Great Seal to be hereunto affixed.

Witness: Alexander Martin, Esquire, our Governor, Captain General and Commander in Chief at Northern, on this the fourth day of November and in the ninth year of our Independence, and being in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty four (1784).

 Alexander Martin  (Seal)

 Recorded in the Secretary's Office and the Register's Office. W. L. Martin, Regr., 1793.


"There is only one other explanation for this Nicholas Baggett’s disappearance from the records in North and South Carolina that I can reasonably and plausibly assign. That is, he is the same Nicholas Baggett who appears on the 1799 tax list in Jefferson County, GA, unless this Nicholas Baggett of Nash County died young. By the way, this 1799 reference is the earliest record that I have seen of any Baggett or Baggett family being in the State of Georgia."

You need to remember that the law of primogeniture is still in effect in the 1780s in America. With this in effect, it was good evidence that Nicholas had inherited his father's estate. Nicholas (who apparently was the eldest son and inherited his father's estate) let Grandberry have the one hundred acres for five shillings.

I would at this time like to say that some of the things we have written about the family is not to be construed as fact. Some are conjectural, but I believe that there is sufficient evidence to prove that Nicholas and Grandberry are the sons of Barnaby. I'm convinced that Jesse and Nicholas (given name Grandberry) are the sons of Nicholas. Grandberry had recorded the names of his children and his grandchildren in his Bible, and I'm certain that we can accept that which is written in the family Bible as fact.

I am equally satisfied that the Nicholas Baggett found in the Jefferson County, GA records is the same Nicholas Baggett that is recorded as selling land in Nash County, NC in the late 1790s, a son of Barnaby.

We'll now present more about Jesse Baggett son of Nicholas, son of Barnaby Baggett, which I received from Ruth Moudy Park. I will quote several paragraphs from John Aubrey Baggett's finding: "It has been determined that he (Jesse) is the Jesse Baggett of Castleberry (Conecuh County), AL, who was born on 19 September 1790 (according to tombstone) in North Carolina (according to the 1850 census of Conecuh County, AL). On the 24th day of June 1812, in Jefferson County, GA, Jesse married Zilla T. Godwin (according to court records of said county). He moved from Georgia to Conecuh County in about 1817 (based on a record of the birth of his son Richard Thomas Baggett on 30 March 1817 in Conecuh County). Jesse Baggett died in Conecuh County in May of 1867 (according to [the engravings on his] tombstone).

Jesse Baggett's second son, Jesse Granberry Baggett, was born in April of 1819 in Conecuh County, AL and died 1859.  He married Mary Ann Weaver, daughter of John Weaver and Maria Price.  Mary Ann was born 21 October 1826, and died 30 December 1912.

Their son, William Ashley Baggett (grandson of Jesse and Zilla), was born in 1858 in Conecuh County, AL and died between 1895 and 1897.  He met Nancy E. Lucas, daughter of Jackson Lucas and Lucille Browning. She was born 4 July 1860 in Conecuh County, AL and died 4 September 1934.

Their son, William Herbert Baggett, was born 18 June 1883 in Castleberry (Conecuh County), AL and died 20 December 1955 in Brewton (Escambia County), AL, buried Ft. Crawfort Cemetery.  He met Maggie Mae Johns 7 August 1910, daughter of James Johns and Sara Stephens.  She was born 25 January 1893 in Brewton (Escambia County), AL and died June 14, 1966 in Brewton, Escambia County, AL, buried Ft. Crawfort Cemetery. They were the grandparents of Sandy Smith, who supplied the above infomation from Jesse Granberry Baggett, son of Jesse and Zilla, down.

Quote continued from John A. Baggett, "There is absolute proof that Jesse, born 1790, is the same Jesse Baggett that had married Zilla T. Godwin in 1812 in Jefferson County, GA. In about the year 1817, he moved to Conecuh County, AL. There is no doubt but that he is the same Jesse Baggett who is shown in the 1816 tax list of Jefferson County living on the 200 acres on Williamson's Swamp. This is the same 200 acres of land joining James Dees owned and occupied by Nicholas Baggett [who was no doubt his father] from 1799 to 1808. This Jesse Baggett is the only young man of record named Jesse in Georgia at that time period. And was definitely the same man that is found drafted in Capt. James Willis' Company of the Georgia Militia in the War of 1812 in neighboring Washington County, GA, going with this unit to St. Johns in East Florida in 1812 and 1813.” Some information on Jesse and Zilla Baggett was researched by John A. Baggett:

No records are found on his father Nicholas after his lucky draw of land in Wilkinson County in the 1807 Georgia Land Lottery, except the entry above in 1808. In 1808, Jesse would have been age 18 and his brother Grandberry Baggett, born 1 February 1794, died 6 August 1820 in Conecuh County, AL, would have been age 16. Nicholas may have sold the land in Wilkinson County and never gone there as many of the winners of lotteries did, but apparently he died before the family is found again in Jefferson County in 1816. The death records of Nicholas will probably be found in central Georgia.

The only Nicholas Baggett of record in the Wilkinson County area of Georgia was born in 1789 in North Carolina. He can be eliminated because the above Nicholas was born in 1762, and not only on that basis, but by the many later records located in Florida where the younger Nicholas Baggett settled. The personal affidavit for bounty land based on militia service in the Creek and Indian War shows this Florida Nicholas to be born 20 December 1789. He died in the 1860s in Walton County, FL leaving no children. He is always shown living with a Lewis Baggett, born 1794 in South Carolina, believed to be his brother. These two appear in the early Pulaski County, GA records living close to Baggett's Creek on the Ocmulgee River.

The records show that Nicholas (son of Barnaby) sold his land in Nash County, NC and bought land in Jefferson County, GA, but there is no evidence that Grandberry ever lived in Georgia. Grandberry bought two hundred fifty acres of the land Nicholas inherited from his father in Nash County, NC. He then bought a hundred acres in 1790 from his brother Nicholas for five shillings and one hundred fifty acres from James Conway in 1798 (who had bought a part of Barbaby's land from Nicholas). He then bought thirty-three acres from Jennings Hackney later in 1811.

In 1815 Grandberry sold the entire two hundred eighty-three acres on Swift Creek to his neighbor, Jonathan Whitehead, for one thousand and two dollars. He left the State of North Carolina and the next time we find Grandberry, he is living in Robertson County, TN. He is found on the census there in 1820. The following year he bought land in Robertson County on the Red River, and there are documents showing a large number of his descendants in the State of Tennessee.

We've attempted to present a logical and coherent analysis of these difficult lost lines of the family. And we have tried to eliminate all improbabilities so that we might be successful in establishing a true lineage. The information on the families of Barnaby, Joseph, and Nicholas Baggett III is very scarce, intricate elements scattered in large areas and it must be analyzed with great care. But all the data gathered from the several States presented thus far will reveal, we believe, plausible evidence, and will be instrumental in uncovering some of the mysteries of these lost lines.



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Descendants of Burl Baggett | Uzziel Baggett Descendants | Rev. Ned Baggett and Wife | Present Dangers of Atheism | Baggett Proof of Descent in Origin Section
James Baggett I Descendants | James Baggett II Descendants | The Baggett Family in Belgium | The Baggett Family in France | Jesse Baggett and Wife, Zilla Godwin
Joseph Baggett I last Will and Testament |Thomas Baggett I last Will and Testament |Thomas Baggett II last Will and Testament |Descendants of Solomon Baggett
Nicholas Baggett III Last Will and Testament | An Indian Raid in Texas | Descendants of Joseph Baggett I | Descendants of Jesse Baggett | Baggett Family Pedigree