Wilton Broadus Bagwell1

M, b. 6 October 1896, d. 4 March 1957
     Wilton Broadus Bagwell was born on 6 October 1896 in Transylvania County, North Carolina.1,2 He was the son of John Mansell Bagwell and Sarah Edna Moore.1 Wilton Broadus Bagwell married Margaret McMullen after 1913. Wilton Broadus Bagwell died on 4 March 1957 in Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, at age 60.2 He was buried at Westview Cemetery, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia.2

Citations

  1. [S942] United States Federal Census, Washington, District of Columbia, Population Schedule: Butler, Greenville, South Carolina; Emuneration District: 6, Supervisor District: 4, Sheet: 7B, Dwelling: 125, Family Number: 126, Date: 1910.
  2. [S5425] Wilton Broadus Bagwell Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

Connie L. Bagwell1

F, b. 1900, d. 18 June 1958
     Connie L. Bagwell was also known as Cannie L. Bagwell.2 She was born in 1900 in Transylvania County, North Carolina.1,2 She was the daughter of John Mansell Bagwell and Sarah Edna Moore.1 As of after 1919,her married name was Holder. Connie L. Bagwell married Arthur Holder after 1919. Connie L. Bagwell died on 18 June 1958 in Greenwood, Greenwood County, South Carolina,
Daughter of the late Mansel & Sallie Moore Bagwell; wife of Arthur O. Holder.

Her obituary indicated she was 58 years old, had lived in Greenwood County for 30 years, and was a member of the Church of God.

She was survived by her husband and son; three grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. C.L. (Maybelle) Evans of Honea Path and Mrs. J.D. (Dessie) Taylor of Hodges; four brothers, M.C. Bagwell of Albany, Ga., Rev. W.S. Bagwell of Tallahassee, Fl., H.A. Bagwell of Atlanta, Ga., and L.G. Bagwell of Fayette, Ga.

Her funeral was held on Friday, June 20, 1958, at the Church of God in Ninety-Six, conducted by Rev. A.L. Hartgraves, Rev. G.O. Madden, and her brother, Rev. W.S. Bagwell.

Burial: Greenwood Memorial Gardens.

Blyth Funeral Home (Greenwood, SC)

Full obituary may be located here:
The Greenville News
Holder, Cannie L. (Mrs. Arthur O)
1958 Jun 19 p 30.2
She was buried at Greenwood Memorial Gardens, Hodges, Greenwood County, South Carolina.2

Citations

  1. [S942] United States Federal Census, Washington, District of Columbia, Population Schedule: Butler, Greenville, South Carolina; Emuneration District: 6, Supervisor District: 4, Sheet: 7B, Dwelling: 125, Family Number: 126, Date: 1910.
  2. [S4374] Cannie L. Bagwell Holder Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

Maybell Bagwell1

F, b. 1 May 1903, d. 24 February 1980
     Maybell Bagwell was born on 1 May 1903 in South Carolina.1 She was the daughter of John Mansell Bagwell and Sarah Edna Moore.1 As of after 1920,her married name was Evans. Maybell Bagwell married Clarence L. Evans after 1920. Maybell Bagwell died on 24 February 1980 at age 76. She was buried at Silver Brook Cemetery, Anderson, Anderson County, South Carolina.

Citations

  1. [S942] United States Federal Census, Washington, District of Columbia, Population Schedule: Butler, Greenville, South Carolina; Emuneration District: 6, Supervisor District: 4, Sheet: 7B, Dwelling: 125, Family Number: 126, Date: 1910.

James Alfred Bagwell1

M, b. 12 December 1904, d. 14 March 1982
     James Alfred Bagwell was born on 12 December 1904 in Greenville, Greenville County, South Carolina.1 He was the son of John Mansell Bagwell and Sarah Edna Moore.1 James Alfred Bagwell married Elsie Hemphill after 1915. James Alfred Bagwell died on 14 March 1982 in Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, at age 77. He was buried at East View Cemetery, East Atlanta, DeKalb County, Georgia.

Citations

  1. [S942] United States Federal Census, Washington, District of Columbia, Population Schedule: Butler, Greenville, South Carolina; Emuneration District: 6, Supervisor District: 4, Sheet: 7B, Dwelling: 125, Family Number: 126, Date: 1910.

Reverend Walter Smith Bagwell1

M, b. 6 October 1906, d. 22 August 1990
Reverend Walter Smith Bagwell - Obituary
Tallahassee Democrat, Aug 24, 1990 - Page 26
     Reverend Walter Smith Bagwell was born on 6 October 1906 in Greenville County, South Carolina.1,2 He was the son of John Mansell Bagwell and Sarah Edna Moore.1 Reverend Walter Smith Bagwell married Aretta Marler before 1928. Reverend Walter Smith Bagwell married Mayme Laura Blount on 2 September 1933 at Danville, Virginia. Reverend Walter Smith Bagwell died on 22 August 1990 in Leon, Florida, at age 83.2 He was buried at Cool Springs Cemetery, Faceville, Decatur County, Georgia.2

Child of Reverend Walter Smith Bagwell and Aretta Marler

Children of Reverend Walter Smith Bagwell and Mayme Laura Blount

Citations

  1. [S942] United States Federal Census, Washington, District of Columbia, Population Schedule: Butler, Greenville, South Carolina; Emuneration District: 6, Supervisor District: 4, Sheet: 7B, Dwelling: 125, Family Number: 126, Date: 1910.
  2. [S4293] Walter S Bagwell Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

Lewis Gentry Bagwell1,2

M, b. 16 March 1910, d. 17 August 1972
     Lewis Gentry Bagwell was born on 16 March 1910 in Greenville, Greenville County, South Carolina.1,2 He was the son of John Mansell Bagwell and Sarah Edna Moore.1 Lewis served in the U.S. Navy between 30 September 1942 and 4 November 1945.2 Lewis Gentry Bagwell died on 17 August 1972 in Fayetteville, Fayette County, Georgia, at age 62.2 He was buried at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens, Washington County, Georgia.2

Citations

  1. [S942] United States Federal Census, Washington, District of Columbia, Population Schedule: Butler, Greenville, South Carolina; Emuneration District: 6, Supervisor District: 4, Sheet: 7B, Dwelling: 125, Family Number: 126, Date: 1910.
  2. [S5426] Lewis Gentry Bagwell Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

(?) Cawthon1

M
     (?) Cawthon married Essie Ailer Bagwell, daughter of William Alfred Bagwell and Leanna Anna Lesley, after 1910.1

Citations

  1. [S943] United States Federal Census, Washington, District of Columbia, Population Schedule: Easley, Pickens, South Carolina; Emuneration District: 154, Supervisor District: 307, Sheet: 9B, Dwelling: 168, Family Number: 179, Date: 1920.

Artie Elizabeth Holder1

F, b. 7 April 1891, d. September 1980
     Artie Elizabeth Holder was born on 7 April 1891 in South Carolina.1 She married George Oscar Bagwell, son of William Alfred Bagwell and Leanna Anna Lesley, circa 1907.1,2 As of circa 1907,her married name was Bagwell. Artie Elizabeth Holder died in September 1980 in Easley, Pickens County, South Carolina, at age 89.

Children of Artie Elizabeth Holder and George Oscar Bagwell

Citations

  1. [S945] United States Federal Census, Washington, District of Columbia, Population Schedule: Liberty, Pickens, South Carolina; Emuneration District: 39-11, Supervisor District: 1, Sheet: 10B, Dwelling: 171, Family Number: 176, Date: 1930.
  2. [S946] George Oscar Bagwell, South Carolina Death Records, 1821-1955: William A. Bagwell.
  3. [S3344] Mary Bagwell McDonald Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  4. [S3343] Emily C Bagwell Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  5. [S3342] Sr Henry Furman Bagwell Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

Edward Earl Bagwell1,2

M, b. 6 February 1909, d. 7 July 1962
Edward Earl Bagwell's Obituary
The Greenville News, July 9, 1962 - Page 14
     Edward Earl Bagwell was also known as Eddie Earl Bagwell. He was born on 6 February 1909 in Pickens County, South Carolina.1,2 He was the son of George Oscar Bagwell and Artie Elizabeth Holder.1 Served in the US Navy Reserve as a fireman aboard the USS Diphda during World War II. Edward Earl Bagwell married Vera Marie Holliday after 1925.3 Edward Earl Bagwell married Essie Christine Fowler after 1945. Edward Earl Bagwell died on 7 July 1962 in South Carolina at age 53.2 He was buried on 8 July 1962 at Pickens View Cemetery, Pickens County, South Carolina.2

Children of Edward Earl Bagwell and Vera Marie Holliday

Child of Edward Earl Bagwell and Essie Christine Fowler

Citations

  1. [S945] United States Federal Census, Washington, District of Columbia, Population Schedule: Liberty, Pickens, South Carolina; Emuneration District: 39-11, Supervisor District: 1, Sheet: 10B, Dwelling: 171, Family Number: 176, Date: 1930.
  2. [S949] Eddie E. Bagwell Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/34376280
  3. [S950] Vera H. Bagwell Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/34376290/…
  4. [S6437] Charles Edward Bagwell Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/219934322

William Clayton Bagwell1,2

M, b. 8 July 1914, d. 19 February 1986
     William Clayton Bagwell was also known as Billie Bagwell.1 He was born on 8 July 1914 in Easley, Pickens County, South Carolina.1,3 He was the son of George Oscar Bagwell and Artie Elizabeth Holder.1 William Clayton Bagwell married Josephine Lenora “Josie” Hughes before 1938. William Clayton Bagwell died on 19 February 1986 in Pickens, Pickens County, South Carolina, at age 71.3 He was buried at Pickens View Wesleyan Church Cemetery, Pickens, Pickens County, South Carolina.3

Children of William Clayton Bagwell and Josephine Lenora “Josie” Hughes

Child of William Clayton Bagwell

Citations

  1. [S945] United States Federal Census, Washington, District of Columbia, Population Schedule: Liberty, Pickens, South Carolina; Emuneration District: 39-11, Supervisor District: 1, Sheet: 10B, Dwelling: 171, Family Number: 176, Date: 1930.
  2. [S947] Email from John Marc Bagwell dated Aug 2009 to Hunter Wayne Bagwell - Subject Line: Bagwells.
  3. [S4272] William C. Bagwell Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

Walter Leroy Bagwell1

M, b. 22 July 1916, d. 15 November 1967
     Walter Leroy Bagwell was born on 22 July 1916 in Pickens County, South Carolina.1,2 He was the son of George Oscar Bagwell and Artie Elizabeth Holder.1 Walter Leroy Bagwell married Margaret Aleen Hill after 1936. Walter Leroy Bagwell died on 15 November 1967 in Easley, Pickens County, South Carolina, at age 51.2 He was buried at Hillcrest Memorial Park, Pickens, Pickens County, South Carolina.2

Citations

  1. [S945] United States Federal Census, Washington, District of Columbia, Population Schedule: Liberty, Pickens, South Carolina; Emuneration District: 39-11, Supervisor District: 1, Sheet: 10B, Dwelling: 171, Family Number: 176, Date: 1930.
  2. [S4273] Walter Leroy Bagwell Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

Alice Rosie Bagwell1

F, b. 10 February 1919, d. 5 February 2013
     Alice Rosie Bagwell was born on 10 February 1919 in Laurens County, South Carolina.1,2 She was the daughter of George Oscar Bagwell and Artie Elizabeth Holder.1 As of after 1935,her married name was Ellison. Alice Rosie Bagwell married George A. Ellison after 1935. Alice Rosie Bagwell died on 5 February 2013 in Easley, Pickens County, South Carolina, at age 93.2 She was buried at Hillcrest Memorial Park, Pickens, Pickens County, South Carolina.2

Citations

  1. [S945] United States Federal Census, Washington, District of Columbia, Population Schedule: Liberty, Pickens, South Carolina; Emuneration District: 39-11, Supervisor District: 1, Sheet: 10B, Dwelling: 171, Family Number: 176, Date: 1930.
  2. [S4274] Alice Rosie Bagwell Ellison Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

Ethel I. Bagwell1

F, b. 1921, d. 22 January 2012
     Ethel I. Bagwell was born in 1921 in Pickens County, South Carolina.1,2 She was the daughter of George Oscar Bagwell and Artie Elizabeth Holder.1 Ethel I. Bagwell died on 22 January 2012 in Pickens County, South Carolina.2 She was buried at Hillcrest Memorial Park, Pickens, Pickens County, South Carolina.2

Citations

  1. [S945] United States Federal Census, Washington, District of Columbia, Population Schedule: Liberty, Pickens, South Carolina; Emuneration District: 39-11, Supervisor District: 1, Sheet: 10B, Dwelling: 171, Family Number: 176, Date: 1930.
  2. [S4275] Ethel I Bagwell Howard Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

Marge Bagwell1

F, b. 2 April 1925, d. 27 February 2014
     Marge Bagwell was born on 2 April 1925 in Pickens County, South Carolina.1,2 She was the daughter of George Oscar Bagwell and Artie Elizabeth Holder.1 As of after 1945,her married name was Roper. Marge Bagwell married Wideman Franklin Roper after 1945. Marge Bagwell died on 27 February 2014 in Easley, Pickens County, South Carolina, at age 88.2 She was buried at Bethlehem United Methodist Church Cemetery, Pickens County, South Carolina.2

Citations

  1. [S945] United States Federal Census, Washington, District of Columbia, Population Schedule: Liberty, Pickens, South Carolina; Emuneration District: 39-11, Supervisor District: 1, Sheet: 10B, Dwelling: 171, Family Number: 176, Date: 1930.
  2. [S4277] Margie Bagwell Roper Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

Lorine Bagwell1

F
     Lorine Bagwell is the daughter of George Oscar Bagwell and Artie Elizabeth Holder.1 Lorine Bagwell married (?) Hall after 1946.

Citations

  1. [S945] United States Federal Census, Washington, District of Columbia, Population Schedule: Liberty, Pickens, South Carolina; Emuneration District: 39-11, Supervisor District: 1, Sheet: 10B, Dwelling: 171, Family Number: 176, Date: 1930.

Earl Charles Bagwell1

M, b. 10 March 1923, d. 21 July 1944
     Earl Charles Bagwell was born on 10 March 1923 in South Carolina.1,2 He was the son of George Oscar Bagwell and Artie Elizabeth Holder.1 Private, First-Class in the United States Marine Corp (Service ID: 403103). Earl Charles Bagwell died on 21 July 1944 at age 21 Died in action during World War II (mostly likely in the Battle of Guam) with the 4th Marines Regiment, 1st Provisional Marine Brigade.3,2 He was buried at Pickens View Wesleyan Church Cemetery, Pickens, Pickens County, South Carolina.2

Citations

  1. [S945] United States Federal Census, Washington, District of Columbia, Population Schedule: Liberty, Pickens, South Carolina; Emuneration District: 39-11, Supervisor District: 1, Sheet: 10B, Dwelling: 171, Family Number: 176, Date: 1930.
  2. [S4276] Earl Charles Bagwell Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  3. [S1700] PFC Earl Charles Bagwell Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com.

Vera Marie Holliday1

F, b. 28 September 1908, d. 25 July 1945
Vera Marie (Holliday) Bagwell's Obituary
The Greenville News, July 26, 1945 - Page 6
     Vera Marie Holliday was born on 28 September 1908.1 She married Edward Earl Bagwell, son of George Oscar Bagwell and Artie Elizabeth Holder, after 1925.1 As of after 1925,her married name was Bagwell. Vera Marie Holliday died on 25 July 1945 in Easley, Pickens County, South Carolina, at age 36.1 She was buried at Pickens View Wesleyan Church Cemetery, Pickens, Pickens County, South Carolina.1

Children of Vera Marie Holliday and Edward Earl Bagwell

Citations

  1. [S950] Vera H. Bagwell Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/34376290/…
  2. [S6437] Charles Edward Bagwell Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/219934322

George Oscar Bagwell

M, b. 6 July 1907, d. 23 November 1965
     George Oscar Bagwell was born on 6 July 1907.1 He was the son of George Oscar Bagwell and Artie Elizabeth Holder. George Oscar Bagwell married Agnes Elizabeth Roper before 1933. George Oscar Bagwell died on 23 November 1965 at age 58.1 He was buried at Pickens View Cemetery, Pickens County, South Carolina.1

Citations

  1. [S948] Jr George Oscar Bagwell Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com.

Ronald W. Bagwell1

M
     Ronald W. Bagwell is the son of William Clayton Bagwell.1

Children of Ronald W. Bagwell

Citations

  1. [S947] Email from John Marc Bagwell dated Aug 2009 to Hunter Wayne Bagwell - Subject Line: Bagwells.

John Marc Bagwell1

M
     John Marc Bagwell is the son of Ronald W. Bagwell.1

Citations

  1. [S947] Email from John Marc Bagwell dated Aug 2009 to Hunter Wayne Bagwell - Subject Line: Bagwells.

Ronald W. Bagwell Jr.1

M
     Ronald W. Bagwell Jr. is the son of Ronald W. Bagwell.1

Child of Ronald W. Bagwell Jr.

Citations

  1. [S947] Email from John Marc Bagwell dated Aug 2009 to Hunter Wayne Bagwell - Subject Line: Bagwells.

Richard Bagwell1

M
     Richard Bagwell is the son of Ronald W. Bagwell Jr.1

Citations

  1. [S947] Email from John Marc Bagwell dated Aug 2009 to Hunter Wayne Bagwell - Subject Line: Bagwells.

Agnes Elizabeth Morrison1,2

F, b. 11 August 1814, d. 6 January 1897
Lorenzo Dow and Agnes Elizabeth (Morrison) Bagwell's Tombstone
Tombstone and photograph provided by a direct Descendant, Robin Joan Bagwell, of Lorenzo Dow Bagwell.
     Agnes Elizabeth Morrison was also known as Elizabeth Morrison. She was born on 11 August 1814 in Iredell County, North Carolina.2 She married Lorenzo Dow Bagwell, son of Nathaniel Bagwell and Margaret McConnell, after 31 October 1838. As of after 31 October 1838,her married name was Bagwell. Agnes Elizabeth Morrison died on 6 January 1897 in Alexander County, North Carolina, at age 82.2 She was buried at Rocky Springs United Methodist Church Cemetery, Hiddenite, Alexander County, North Carolina.

Children of Agnes Elizabeth Morrison and Lorenzo Dow Bagwell

Citations

  1. [S3047] Lorenzo Dow Bagwell Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  2. [S3048] Agnes Elizabeth "Elizabeth" Morrison Bagwell Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

Amanda R. Bagwell

F, b. 21 July 1839, d. 19 February 1889
     Amanda R. Bagwell was born on 21 July 1839 in Rocky Springs, Alexander County, North Carolina.1 She was the daughter of Lorenzo Dow Bagwell and Agnes Elizabeth Morrison. Amanda R. Bagwell married James S. Perry after 1850. As of after 1850,her married name was Perry. Amanda R. Bagwell died on 19 February 1889 in North Carolina at age 49.1 She was buried at Rocky Springs United Methodist Church Cemetery, Hiddenite, Alexander County, North Carolina.1

Citations

  1. [S3050] Amanda R. Bagwell Perry Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

James S. Perry

M, b. circa 1839
     James S. Perry was born circa 1839. He married Amanda R. Bagwell, daughter of Lorenzo Dow Bagwell and Agnes Elizabeth Morrison, after 1850.

Temperance Anne Bagwell

F, b. 11 August 1841, d. 12 November 1913
     Temperance Anne Bagwell was born on 11 August 1841 in Rocky Springs, Alexander County, North Carolina.1 She was the daughter of Lorenzo Dow Bagwell and Agnes Elizabeth Morrison. As of 7 March 1861,her married name was Poindexter. Temperance Anne Bagwell married Pleasant Henderson Poindexter on 7 March 1861. Temperance Anne Bagwell died on 12 November 1913 in East Bend, Yadkin County, North Carolina, at age 72.1 She was buried at Macedonia Cemetery, East Bend, Yadkin County, North Carolina.1

Citations

  1. [S3051] Temperance Anne Bagwell Poindexter Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

Pleasant Henderson Poindexter

M, b. 7 March 1837, d. 18 May 1913
     Pleasant Henderson Poindexter was born on 7 March 1837 in Surry County, North Carolina.1 He married Temperance Anne Bagwell, daughter of Lorenzo Dow Bagwell and Agnes Elizabeth Morrison, on 7 March 1861. Enlisted on 15 September 1862 in Yadkin Co. NC as Private in I Co. 6th NC Infantry, transferred to G Co. 28th NC
Inf., wounded 1 Jul 1863 Gettysburg on first day of fight, probably facing
Union Gen.'s Buford and Reynolds. Surrendered 9 April 1865 Appomattox. Pleasant Henderson Poindexter died on 18 May 1913 in Yardin County, North Carolina, at age 76.1 He was buried at Macedonia Cemetery, East Bend, Yadkin County, North Carolina.1

Citations

  1. [S3052] Sr Pleasant Henderson Poindexter Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

Mary Adeline Bagwell

F, b. 24 January 1844, d. 26 February 1884
     Mary Adeline Bagwell was born on 24 January 1844 in Rocky Springs, Alexander County, North Carolina.1 She was the daughter of Lorenzo Dow Bagwell and Agnes Elizabeth Morrison. As of 21 March 1866,her married name was Deal.2 Mary Adeline Bagwell married Calvin Jones Deal on 21 March 1866.2 Mary Adeline Bagwell died on 26 February 1884 in Alexander County, North Carolina, at age 40.1 She was buried at Salem Lutheran Church Cemetery, Taylorsville, Alexander County, North Carolina.1

Citations

  1. [S3053] Mary Adaline Bagwell Deal Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  2. [S3054] Calvin Jones Deal Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

Thomas Archibald Bagwell

M, b. 9 November 1846, d. 23 September 1864
     Thomas Archibald Bagwell was born on 9 November 1846 in Rocky Springs, Alexander County, North Carolina.1 He was the son of Lorenzo Dow Bagwell and Agnes Elizabeth Morrison. Served as an unassigned conscript from North Carolina for the Confederate Army. Thomas Archibald Bagwell died on 23 September 1864 in Camp Douglas, Illinois, at age 17 Camp Douglas was a Union training camp and later prisoner-of-war camp in Chicago, Illinois, USA, during the American Civil War.

In 1861, a tract of land at 31st Street and Cottage Grove Avenue in Chicago was provided by the estate of Stephen A. Douglas for a Union Army training post on the original site of the first University of Chicago. The first Confederate prisoners of war, more than 7,000 from the capture of Fort Donelson in Tennessee, arrived in February 1862 by the Illinois Central railroad which ran along the shore of Lake Michigan just to the east of the camp. Eventually, over 26,000 Confederate soldiers passed through the prison camp, which eventually came to be known as the North's "Andersonville" for its inhumane conditions.

Deaths:
It is estimated that from 1862–1865, more than 6,000 Confederate prisoners died from disease, starvation, and the bitter cold winters (although as many as 1,500 were reported as "unaccounted" for). The largest number of prisoners held at any one time was 12,000 in December, 1864. Accounts vary as to precise numbers. According to 80 Acres of Hell, a television documentary produced by the A&E Network and the The History Channel, the reason for the uncertainty is that many records were intentionally destroyed after the war. The documentary also alleges that, for a period of time, the camp contracted with an unscrupulous undertaker who sold some of the bodies of Confederate prisoners to medical schools and had the rest buried in shallow graves without coffins. Some were even dumped in Lake Michigan only to wash up on its shores. Many, however, were initially buried in unmarked pauper's graves in Chicago's City Cemetery (located on the site of today's Lincoln Park), but in 1867 were reinterred at what is now known as Confederate Mound in Oak Woods Cemetery (5 miles south of the former Camp Douglas).

Nobody was ever held accountable for the conditions and actions at Camp Douglas, in fact the only Union general to gain the rank without seeing combat was an overseer of Camp Douglas. This is also to this date the largest mass grave in the western hemisphere, as documented by the book To Die in Chicago.

Conditions

Henry Whitney Bellows, president of the U.S. Sanitary Commission, wrote to Colonel Hoffman his superior after visiting the camp: "Sir, the amount of standing water, unpoliced grounds, of foul sinks, of unventilated and crowded barracks, of general disorder, of soil reeking miasmatic accretions, of rotten bones and emptying of camp kettles, is enough to drive a sanitarian to despair. I hope that no thought will be entertained of mending matters. The absolute abandonment of the spot seems to be the only judicious course, I do not believe that any amount of drainage would purge that soil loaded with accumulated filth or those barracks fetid with two stories of vermin and animal exhalations. Nothing but fire can cleanse them." (in the documentary 80 Acres of Hell).

According to the History Channel documentary, the commander before Sweet imposed the following harsh conditions: 3oz daily meat portions, sitting naked in the winter, crippling sittings on a sawhorse device, and beating or shooting of those trying to circumvent food rations — even, for example, to punish the eating of snow.

During Colonel B.J. Sweet's command of Camp Douglas, he used reduced food rations — removing vegetables and decreasing the 3oz daily meat portions — to control the prison population and reduce escape attempt numbers. The reduced rations increased instances of diseases such as scurvy and helped to increase mortality rates. Sweet rewarded guards for shooting prisoners, restricted prisoner movement, and enforced nightly quiet hours. Acting on rumors of a pre-election Camp Douglas Conspiracy to break prisoners free, Sweet extended martial law from the blocks surrounding Camp Douglas to the city of Chicago and arrests about a hundred citizens suspected of treason (reference: 80 Acres of Hell).

Prisoners were tortured to try to extract information. Prisoners were hung by their thumbs or forced to ride the "wooden horse" or "mule", with weight hung on their feet to make the experience more painful (reference: 80 Acres of Hell).1 He was buried at Oak Woods Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois; Died at Camp Douglas, Illinois on December 23, 1864, at the age of 18.

He was originally buried at the Chicago City Cemetery in Block 2 Grave 310. After the war and the closing of the city cemetery his remains were removed to the Confederate Mound at Oak Woods Cemetery.1

Citations

  1. [S2693] Thomas Archibald Bagwell Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

John Tillett Bagwell

M, b. 7 April 1849, d. 27 December 1914
     John Tillett Bagwell was born on 7 April 1849 in Rocky Springs, Alexander County, North Carolina.1 He was the son of Lorenzo Dow Bagwell and Agnes Elizabeth Morrison. John Tillett Bagwell married Margaret E. Casey after 1867. John Tillett Bagwell died on 27 December 1914 at age 65.1 He was buried at Rose Hill Cemetery, Ardmore, Carter County, Oklahoma.1

Children of John Tillett Bagwell and Margaret E. Casey

Citations

  1. [S1978] John T Bagwell Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi