William Bageant was born in 1727 in England, son of Richard Bageant who married Mary Mineter in 1722/1723. He joined the Royal Artillery and in 1755 sailed for America as part of General Braddock's Army. The detailed family tree researched by Vera Bagent of William's Bageant and Bagent American descendants is shown below.
1. RICHARD1 BAGEANT1 was born in England. He married MARY MINETER2 February 12, 1722/23 in Folkstone, Kent, England3. She was born in England4.
Children of RICHARD BAGEANT and MARY MINETER are:
2. i. WILLIAM2 BAGEANT, SR, b. Abt. October 29, 1727, England; d. Abt. 1766, Winchester, Frederick Co., Virginia.
ii. SARAH BAGEANT, b. October 1729, Folkstone, Kent, England4; d. England; m. ROBERT BAKER, July 27, 1755, Folkstone, Kent, England4; b. 1730, Folkstone, Kent, England4; d. England.
iii. RICHARD BAGEANT, b. September 1, 1731, Folkstone, Kent, England4; m. MARY AUSTIN, September 6, 1756, Folkstone, Kent, England; b. July 1730, Folkstone, Kent, England.
2. WILLIAM2 BAGEANT, SR (RICHARD1)4 was born Abt. October 29, 1727 in England5, and died Abt. 1766 in Winchester, Frederick Co., Virginia6. He married ELEANOR NLN7 September 5, 1753 in England. She died Abt. 1778 in Winchester, Frederick Co., Virginia8.
Notes for WILLIAM BAGEANT, SR:
William Bageant was Christened 29 Oct 1727 in Folkestone, Kent, England.
Source: Joe Bageant, computer contact: Jan-00 Joe collects research and artifacts from Bagent descendents. He is very generous in sharing what information he has on the Bagent family. He has a document dated 1566 written on calfskin. This document is addressed to a Lieutenant Joffse Bajeant and is from Lyon, France. It is written in old French and is suppose to be a commission to a government post. It had been signed with wax seals by five French officials. This document is a good source of proof that the Bagent's were originally from France. The Bagent's found in England could have fled France at the time of Maria De Medic and the Huguenot Rebellion. Further information from Joe Bageant includes: William and Eleanor were from Saltwood, in Kent, England. Saltwood is a suburb of Hythe on the SE Coast of England, close to Dover. He was a husbandman (farmer), but joined the Royal Artillery. In 1755 he sailed for America as part of General Edward Braddock's Army. William arrived at Hampton Roads (Norfolk, VA) on Feb 20, 1755. He later died of a fever and his sons were apprenticed to Quakers, when they were 10 and 6.
From my research: Gen Braddock was charged with the task of building a road from Baltimore, MD to Fort Dusquene (Pittsburgh, PA.) and to keep the territory from the French and Indians. The Continental troops under the command of Col. George Washington were added to General Braddocks troops, Col Washington being second in command of the Army. The Army engaged the French and Indians and were beaten back but not before Gen Braddock was killed. Washington assumed command, he ordered the General buried in the middle of the road and the retreating army marched over his grave. This maneuver was to prevent the enemy from finding the body and discovering the General had been killed. William may have been with this group in the artillery and station at Fort Loudoun in Winchester, VA, where his sons William Jr, and John were born. This information is also found in Frederick Co. VA records, and in William Jr's application for pension (Rev War).
Source: From the Historian's Guide to Loudoun County, Virginia Pg 86. The Loudoun Record. August 28, 1757
"In a "Size Roll" for the company of the Virginia Regiment serving directly under George Washington, the only soldier listed from Loudoun County is a David McGennett (sic-David McGinnis?) aged 40. The roll indicated that McGennett enlisted in March of 1756, was a "Sawyer" by trade, 5'6" in height, born in Ireland, brown complexion, hair brown and strait, he had a very dirty "Lubberly Look." Several soldiers were enrolled from FAIRFAX Co., VA: William Bagent, aged 31; Francis Framer, 22; William Stephens, 20; William Baylis, 35, (I have found Bagents with this last name spelling); William Geram, 24; and Edward Brown aged 29. (G. Washingtons Papers, IV)
Another record which counters that of Frederick Co., VA records and William Jr.'s statement in his application for pension. William Bagent was described in the Size Roll of Col. Washington as: William Bagent, Sept 1754, Fairfax Co., VA, age 31, height 5'4 1/2", Sawyer, born in England, dark complexion, brown hair. (Source: VA Colonial Soldiers by Lloyd DeWitt Bockstruck) If this record is valid then William Bagent signed on with Col. Washington at least 5 months before Gen Braddock arrived in America. He was living in Fairfax Co., VA, and had as his son wrote many years later, he was in Gen. Braddocks Army, but not under the British, he served under Col. G. Washington.
November 25, 1758 - Col. George Washington and several companies of the Virginia militia participate in the taking of Ft. Duquesne. (Colonial VA, p. 185)
There may have been a Bagent that came over with Gen Braddock and settled in Virginia as there is a record that states Wm. Bagent landed at Hampton's Road with Gen. Braddock. What happened to this person I haven't discovered unless they are one and the same. I have not seen this record myself.
More About WILLIAM BAGEANT, SR:
Christening: October 29, 1727, Baptisims, Marriages, Burials 1700 - 1727, Folkstone Register, Kent England
Notes for ELEANOR NLN:
Eleanor may have been born in the Shennendoa Valley to Moses Henry. Have only come across one reference to this information. No documentary evidence has been found.
On Oct 21, 1768, Eleanor Bajeant of Winchester, VA, signed an Indenture document placing her son William, 10 years and 6 months into an apprentice-ship with Meshack Sexton of Winchester, VA. He was a Cordwainer, (Leather worker). William was to serve him until he reached the age of 21 years. Meshack Sexton was to teach William to read and write, and to "Cypher as far as the Rule of Three." William was to receive a Set of Cordwainer tools and Freedom dues according to the Custom of the Country at the end of his indenture. The indenture document was filed on Nov 4, 1768, in the County of Frederick, Village of Winchester, VA. (Have copy vb) William's Father may have been ill or even deceased at this time, there is no record of his death. When William applied for his war pension he did not sign his application, he made his mark. He could have been too old to write or perhaps he wasn't taught to read and write as in the indenture contract.
Eleanor Bagent was recorded in the Frederick Parish Vestry Book as nursing and/or boarding the poor of the parish. From November 15, 1764 to November 13, 1767 she is listed as the assignee of Robert Rutherford and is paid or credited in Pounds, Shillings, and Pence. She is again listed beginning in November 26, 1770 and through April 25, 1778. There is no entry for 1772. Her name on the records was spelled Elioner and Eleaner.
It was in 1770 that her other son John was bound to George Sexton... "On August 7, 1770 the court ordered the church wardens to bind John Bejeant, a poor orphan, to George Sexton." John was nine years old on August 10, 1770.
County courts had the authority and responsibility of apprenticing poor orphans. If the father was dead, a child was considered an orphan and if the estate was not productive enough to support the child, the court bound him as an apprentice to a responsible artisan." John did not fulfill his apprentice-ship. At the age of 16 he joined the Army to fight in the Revolutionary War. His war experience can be found in his second application for a Rev War pension, which was granted.
There is the possibility that George Sexton was the father of Meshack Sexton, and that both boys lived on the same farm in Winchester, VA. This information has not been researched. However, the apprenticeship of John would have brought the brothers together for at least the next ten years. From the records I have come across I believe the brothers formed a strong bond perhaps during their apprentice-ship. They named their children after each other, and both named a daughter Catharine, it is possible there was a Catharine on the Sexton farm, or there was a sister by that name, questionable records of other children to this family have been found.
An Elizabeth Bageant mar. William Coffman in Frederick Co., VA, Moses Henry, surety Bond Book. Another entry: sons (of ?) Wm, John, James, Thomas, dau. Elizabeth. (From Handley Library, Winchester VA May 7, 2003)
Children of WILLIAM BAGEANT and ELEANOR NLN are:
3. i. WILLIAM3 BAGENT, JR., b. May 1, 1757, Winchester, Frederick Co., VA; d. October 19, 1837, Lovittsville, Loudoun Co., Virginia.
4. ii. JOHN BAGEANT, SR., b. August 10, 1761, Fort Loudoun, Winchester, Virginia; d. 1832, Timber Ridge, Frederick Co., VA.
iii. MARY BAGEANT, b. Abt. 1764; m. WILLIAM PHILLIPS, 1782.
iv. ELIZABETH BAGENT, b. Abt. 1765; m. WILLIAM COFFMAN, July 27, 1795, Frederick Co., MD.
Notes for ELIZABETH BAGENT:
Elizabeth was found in the Marriage records of Frederick Co. MD, Moses Henry - Surety Bond Book as perhaps being the daughter of Wm & Eleanor Bagent of Winchester, VA.
3. WILLIAM3 BAGENT, JR. (WILLIAM2 BAGEANT, SR, RICHARD1)9,10 was born May 1, 1757 in Winchester, Frederick Co., VA11, and died October 19, 1837 in Lovittsville, Loudoun Co., Virginia12. He married BARBARA RAPPIN November 30, 1784 in Middletown, Frederick County, Maryland13, daughter of APPELLONIA RAPPIN. She was born in Possibly MD, and died Aft. 1840 in Loudoun Co., Virginia.
Notes for WILLIAM BAGENT, JR.:
William Bajent (Bagent, Bageant) was apprenticed to Meshack Sexton, when he was 10 years old. This was the result of his Father's death or illness. He was drafted in the militia for a span of six months (Sept 1777) to march against the Indians " ordered that the said Bajent do return to his said Master's Service as soon as the draft is expired, and that the said term be allowed in his service." quote from a court record that was held for Frederick County, VA, Sept 2, 1777. Heard by John Smith, Joseph Holmes, William Gibbs, Edward McGuire, and Thomas Helm (presiding), Gentlemen Justices. Source: Minute Book 1773 - 1780, Frederick County, VA records in the Virginia State Archives. Found in Genealogical Records, Historical Records of Old Frederick County, VA.
From Abstracts of VA Northern Neck Warrants and Surveys, Frederick Co. VA 1747-1780 Vol II Compiled by Peggy Joyner " Thomas Usher of Baltimore, assignee (in 1774) of Mesheck Sexton: 22 Oct 1770 - 22 Apr. 1772, 418 acres, near Back Crk, adj. George Sexton, Joseph Steer, Jonathan Osborn, Robert Gray. Chain Carrier (for the Surveyor) Wm Bayce & Wm Bagent. Surv. Richard Rigg. Wm is listed twice on this page).
In June 1781 he enlisted in the Cavalry of the 1st Virginia Regiment commanded by Co. Nelson. He saw action in Petersburg, Portsmouth, Yorktown, and Winchester, VA. After the war he moved to Frederick Co., MD. Then in 1800 he moved his family to Loudoun Co., VA.
Revolutionary War Bounty Land Grants awarded by State Governments, byt Lloyd DeWitt Bockstruck 1996.
Bageant, William, Va., Private 4 August 1834 granted 200 acres. in PA for his service in the Rev. War. VA Soldiers in the Rev. War Pg. 539.
The 1790 Federal census shows he is living in Frederick Co., MD with his wife and four daughters.
The 1810 Federal census shows he is living in Loudoun Co, VA there are 2 males under 10, one male 10 to 16, and one male 45 or over. There is one female under 10, six females 16 to 26 and one female 45 or over. There were also 2 other free persons except Indians living in the household.
The 1820 Federal census, Loudoun Co., VA shows two males under 10, one male 10 to 15, one male 40 to 50, one female five to ten, and one female 40 to 50.
The 1830 Federal census Loudoun Co., VA shows two males 5 to 10, one male 30 to 40, and one male 80 to 90. Two females under 5, and one female 20 to 30.
Barbara evidently died sometime between 1820 and 1830.
The male 80 to 90 could have been the result of misinformation or the census taker used the wrong column. William was in his late 70's at that time. (FLAG- This information differs from other census records as William aged twenty years rather than ten, as the official years between census taking)
William Bageant applied for a Revolutionary War pension 11 March 1833, at the age of 78 years. It was granted 5 March 1834 for $100.00 a year. Pension number 9098. He lived in Loudoun County VA at the time. From the VA Pension Roll of 1835, (copied and Indexed by Wm R Navey. William Begeant of Loudoun Co., Private of Cavalry Virginia Cont'l $100.00 annual allowance $300.00 amount received May 29, 1833 pension started age 79. Have copies of these documents. [vb]
Source: Revolutionary War Bounty Land Grants awarded by State Governments, by Lloyd De Witt Bockstruck 1996. Begeant, William, VA, Private 4 Aug 1834 granted 200 acres. (In Penna)
A Begent, John is also mentioned in this book, VA, Private, 21 Aug 1809 granted 100 acres. page 36
The state settled Williams estate when he died, he left no will. Below:
W? M?, master commer do examine state and settle his admr on said decd estate and report to this court.
A copy teste Chs Gaskins? clerk
In the estate Wm Bageant decd, in account with George Richards, admr.
18 July 1837 to this amount paid George Richards atty for establishing clain to land scrip $51.75
8 Oct 1838 to cash paid fee for collecting pension $3.00
11 Oct 1838 to cash paid fee for; to appoint admr $2.00
to cash paid Luther A. Thrasher for coffin $12.00
to cash paid Graham and Miller for burying clothes $4.00
8 Feb ? to cash paid Washington Lewis for board, nursing and attn during his last illness in part $20.00
7 April ? to cash paid H. Bishop for handing goods to place of sale $1.50
to cash paid doctor Wigginton his proved account $3.75
to cash paid fee for ? to settle $2.00
to cash paid C. G. ?ashindgs, fee bills $2.00
to cash paid Washington Lewis balance for board nursing, etc $2.00
to cash paid Ct Commisioner on $220 ? $11.00
to cash paid Commisioner for settling $1.50
to balance to credit $136.00
18 Jul 1837 by cash for 180 acres land scrip sold at $1.15 $207.00
8 Oct 1838 by cash for pension to 4 Sep 1837 $ 50.00
3 Feb 1838 by amount of sale of personal $15.00
6 ? ? to cash paid to W. Magaha and Catherine his wife $15.00
4 ? ? to cash paid Jacob Echman and Nancy his wife $15.00
22 ? ? to cash paid John Bageant $15.00
22 ? ? to cash paid Jacob Bageant $15.00
to cash paid Eleanor Bageant $15.00
16 ? ? to cash paid Washington Lewis and Sarah his wife $15.00
paid to six of the distributees $90.00
by balance in admr hand for distribution $136.24
deduct for clerk fees for recording $1.24
by balance for distribution $135.00
amongst 9 distributees, the share of each is $15.00
In pursuance of the order of court here to annexed I have exemined, stated, and settled the account of George Richards admr of Wm Bageant dec'd and report a balance of the hands of the admr of $135.00
for distribution as will be shown by the above account, of which the share of each then being 9 distributees is $15.00 as above stated. Of the said 9 distributees, 6 have received their respected shares as appears upon the opposite page. Of the three that remain, Mary Crim is in the Western County, and the children of Margaret who is dead, the admr informs me lives somewhere in Maryland but he does not know where, all of which is respectfully reported F. W. Luckettson?
At a court held for Loudoun County 10 Feb 1840
In account of the admr of George Richards on the estate of Wm Bageant dec'd was this day returned and continued for exceptions and at another day to wit: at a court held for the said County of Loudoun 11 March in the year aforesaid no exceptions having been filed the same was ordered to be recorded. Teste Chas G. Estridge, Clerk
Microfilmed Loudoun County Minute Book, 1846-1847,
July of 1846, p. 136
"It is ordered to be certified that it has been proved to the satisfaction of the Court that William Bageant who was a soldier of the War of the Revolution and a United States Pensioner, died intestate leaving the following children his heirs at law Viz: William Begeant, John Begeant, Jacob Begeant, Ellen Begeant, Catharine (Mahagon is crossed out) Mahoney wife of William (Mahagon is crossed out) Mahoney, Nancy Eckman wife of Jacob Eckman, Sarah Lewis wife of Washington Lewis and Mary Crimm wife of Daniel Crimm; that John Begeant has since died leaving children to wit, Mary, Catharine, Sarah, Lydia, Raynold, Thomas, and Matilda, and that the said William Begeant, Jacob Bageant, Ellen Bageant, Catharine Mahoney, Nancy Eckman, Sarah Lewis and Mary Crimm wife of Daniel Crimm, Mary Begeant, Catharine Begeant, Sarah Begeant, Lydia Begeant, Raynold Begeant, Thomas Begeant and Matilda Begeant are the only heirs at law of the said William Begeant dec'd."
Notes for BARBARA RAPPIN:
Found on RootsWeb: From Maryland German Church Records, Vol 5, Evangelical Reformed Church, Frederick, Frederick Co., MD 1746-1789.
I believe this family to be that of Barbara's, in my research for more information on Barbara I have found several references to Barbara Rapp, including her being a witness to the marriage of Margaret Rapp. I have found reference to a Margaret Rappin in the same book, Frederick Co., MD marriages. Margaret is listed as a witness to several marriages.
I have found a Jacob Rapp b. abt. 1745 being mar. to Barbara Brengle b. abt. 1750, mar. 21 June 1768 in Frederick, MD. The children all born in Frederick, MD, listed are: Eva Rapp b. 29 Mar 1769,
Margaret Rapp b. 29 Mar 1769 and Catharina Rapp b. 21 Oct 1770.
Supposition: Barbara Rapp Bagent named a dau. Margaret and another dau. Catherine and a son, Jacob, there is reasonable doubt that she was related to Jacob Rapp and Margaret Rappin. Barbara married in 1784 when she would have been about 20 yrs. old.
Children of WILLIAM BAGENT and BARBARA RAPPIN are:
i. NANCY ANN4 BAGENT14,15,16, b. Abt. 1786, Frederick Co, MD17; m. JACOB ECKMAN18,19,20, December 18, 1821, Frederick Co., MD21.
Notes for NANCY ANN BAGENT:
From the book Marriages of Loudoun Co, VA 1757-1853 Section 2, page 175 "Bagent, William, soldier in the Revolution. died intestate leaving no widow but children: William, John, Jacob, Ellen, Catharine, wife of William Mahagon, Nancy, wife of Jacob Eckman, Sarah, wife of Washington Lewis, Mary, wife of Daniel Crim. 13 July 1846.
Another source; Robert Andrews Rootsweb. Wrote that Jacob Eckman was married to an Ann Bageant and that Catherine Pittenger may be the wrong last name of Jacob's mother.
Notes for JACOB ECKMAN:
Jacob's Grandfather "Jacob" died April 1778 in Frederick Co., MD. He arrived in American at
Philadelphia, PA. He bought property in Frederick Co., MD in Sept 1771, his will was written 24 Apr 1778 and probated 30 Apr 1778. (Source the Eckman Book) This "Jacob's father was Johann Jacob Eckman b. 1687 in Waldorf, Baden, Germany or St. Gall Switzerland, and mar. an Anna.
ii. MARGARET BAGENT, b. Abt. 1787, Frederick Co., MD22; d. Bef. 1837, Maryland23; m. JOHN WAGGONER, JR., September 30, 1811, Frederick Co., MD24.
iii. SARAH BAGENT25,26,27, b. Abt. 1788, Frederick Co, MD28; m. WASHINGTON LUIS/LEWIS29,30, September 18, 1815, Loudoun Co, Virginia.
Notes for SARAH BAGENT:
From the book Loudoun County Marriages (VA) page 94, Luis, Washington & Elizabeth Bagert (?); both single, by license. m. 18 Sep 1815. Par Reg A. From the New Jerusalem Lutheran Church Records 1784-1836, page 197, Washington Luis mar. Elizabeth Bagert, 18 Sep 1815. From the book Marriages of Loudoun Co, VA 1757-1853 Section 2, page 175 "Bagent, William, soldier in the Revolution. died intestate leaving no widow but children: William; John; Jacob; Ellen; Catharine, wife of William Mahagon; Nancy, wife of Jacob Eckman; Sarah, wife of Washington Lewis; Mary, wife of Daniel Crim.
(FLAG - Elizabeth is listed as the bride, but Sarah is listed in her fathers estate as the wife of Washington Lewis.)
Notes for WASHINGTON LUIS/LEWIS:
In the 1820 Fed. Cen. Washington Lewis has two sons under the age of 15 and three females in his house hold. Two femailes under the age of 15 and one female over 15 but under 20, plus his wife Sarah.
5. iv. MARY/MARIA BAGENT, b. Abt. 1788, Frederick Co, MD; d. September 15, 1878, Millerstown, Champaign Co., OH.
v. ELLEN/ELEANOR BAGENT31,32, b. Abt. 1789, Frederick Co., MD33; m. MICHAEL CONNER, July 20, 1816, Frederick Co., MD34.
6. vi. JACOB BAGENT, b. 1790, Frederick Co., Maryland; d. Abt. 1841.
7. vii. JOHN BAGENT, b. Abt. 1799, Frederick Co., MD; d. Abt. 1846, Adamsville, Muskingum Co., OH.
8. viii. WILLIAM BAGENT III, b. 1800, Frederick Co., MD; d. Bet. 1881 - 1890, Loudoun Co., VA.
9. ix. CATHERINE BAGEANT, b. April 25, 1806, Lovettesville, Loudoun Co., VA; d. January 15, 1853, Loudoun Co., VA.
4. JOHN3 BAGEANT, SR. (WILLIAM2, RICHARD1) was born August 10, 1761 in Fort Loudoun, Winchester, Virginia35, and died 1832 in Timber Ridge, Frederick Co., VA36. He married (1) CATHERINE WHITENACK37 June 7, 1783 in Frederick County, MD38,39. She was born February 20, 1761 in Frederick Co., MD40, and died 1786 in Frederick Co., MD. He married (2) CATHERINE LEWIS41 June 12, 1788 in Winchester, Frederick Co., VA42. She was born 1762 in Perhaps York Co., PA, and died 1855 in Timber Ridge, Frederick Co, VA.
Notes for JOHN BAGEANT, SR.:
It is recorded that John was born during an Indian uprising. His Mother had taken refuge at Fort Loudoun, where he was born. There were a string of forts along the western settled edge of this section of Virginia. The various forts in this line were not properly named and any of them could have been called Fort Loudoun. The fort in Winchester, VA. was named Fort Loudoun also and the only relic left of this fort is a cannon in a small park beside Col. Washington's Recruiting House. Source: Tour guide at the Col. Washington Recruiting House, May 2000.
John was apprenticed at the age of 10 to George Sexton in Frederick Co., Va. He broke his apprentice- ship to serve in the Rev. War in 1777. His service record is included in his application for a pension. He was discharged in 1778, at which time he re-enlisted for three years, he saw action and was taken prisoner in May 1780 at Seneca, SC and held until exchanged by the British in March 1781. He was discharged at Petersburg, VA, Nov. 18, 1781.
After being discharged John moved to Frederick Co., MD and married Catherine Whitenack, after she died he moved from Frederick Co., MD in 1788 to Frederick Co., VA. He worked at his trade for a John Smith. He then met Catherine Lewis, a Quaker, and they were mar. in 1788. In 1790 they moved to Liberty Town, Frederick Co., MD. In 1808 they settled on Timber Ridge in Frederick Co., VA, and stayed until their deaths.
John applied for a Revolutionary War soldiers pension, it was rejected and he had to secure additional information to verify his service. John had used his discharge papers in Richmond, VA when he applied and was granted land for his military service, he left his papers there. He reapplied for the pension on 3 May 1824. At this time there are five additional verification statements as to his service record in the Revolutionary War. This additional information obtained his pension of $8.00 a month effective 3 May 1824. This pension was issued on 7 July 1824 with $32.54 cents paid as arrears to the 4th of Sept 1824. Payment was sent to Samuel Berat, Esq. in Winchester, VA. (From whom John would pick it up, John and his wife lived a good distance from town. Have copies of these documents. vb)
From VA Pension Roll of 1835, report from the Sec. of War in Relation to the Pension Establishment of the US 1835. John Begeant of Frederick Co VA, was a private in the Virginia Line $96.00 annual allowance, $752.51 amount received. July 7, 1824 pension started at age 73.
His file in the Federal Archives has two pension numbers, S37747 and 19296 one being disallowed.
When John dictated his request for a pension, he listed all of his property and made what I think is a conflicting statement. He said he had no family except his wife who was an invalid. As this history will show John Bageant did indeed have a family and many of his children lived close by. This remains a mystery to me. Although once again there could be another John Bagent getting mixed up in my research, as with the two Williams. John died in 1832 and is buried on Timber Ridge, in the Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. Someone replaced his old tombstone with a granite stone.
A Family History of John Bageant from a family member in W. VA.
Casper MILLER was born 1762 in Germany. He married Barbara Weaver October 09, 1787 in Frederick County, VA. Notes for Casper Miller:
John Bageant was one of the Americans who guarded British/German prisoners, Casper Miller was captured at Trenton. Later, when John's daughter married Casper's son, John and Casper lived with their children. They were both shoe cobblers, and used to fight the war over again, (In German) as they hammered on the shoes. (Note in email sent from Ruth Coddington (Miller) dated March 21, 2000.)
At 14 years of age, Casper was among those who were sold by the Hessian Government to the British to fight against the colonies in the American Revolution. They were chosen by height, not by age. He was taken prisoner by General Washington's forces during the Battle of Trenton and was held prisoner of war at Winchester, VA. Casper stayed in America when released and married Barbara Weaver. (Taken from the Saline County Roots - titled - The Rev. William L. Miller Arrives in 1874)
Information on the children of Casper Miller and Barbara Weaver was received from Ruth Coddington (Miller) in an email dated April 19, 2000. She states the following: "Yes, all 9 children are from Casper and Barbara. My grandma Miller wrote them all down about 1930. That's all she wrote tho."
More About Casper Miller and Barbara Weaver Marriage: October 09, 1787, Frederick County, VA. Officiator: Rev. Christian Strait
Children of Casper and Barbara Weaver Miller are:
i. Jacob Wesley b. March 07, 1794, Frederick County, VA; d. December 28, 1873, Birmingham, Van Buren County, IA.
ii. Julia Ann, b. 1810; m. George Cupp.
iii. Peggy, m. Henry Nesmith.
vi. Sarah, m. Fielder Literal
vii. Mary (Polly) b. 1790, VA; d. Aft. 1860, OH; m. Peter Shade, Aug 24, 1808, Frederick Co., VA
viii. Casper Jr., b. 1796, VA; d. March 17, 1873; m. Rachel b. 1796, VA.
Notes for Casper Miller Jr., Casper & Rachel Miller, both age 64, and born in VA, are listed in the1860 Fed. Census of Van Buren County, Iowa. ( roll 368, pg 11)
Notes for CATHERINE WHITENACK:
Catherine Whitenack last name has appeared in many forms of spelling, Whitnach, Whitnak. Source: Genealogical Records, Historical Records of Old Frederick County, VA. page 114. The record of her marriage to John Bageant in Frederick Co., Maryland courthouse records lists her last name as Whitenack.
Notes for CATHERINE LEWIS:
Catherine Lewis went to Hopewell Friends Meeting with her parents, brothers and sisters in 1785 from Warrington Meeting in York, PA. In 1789, she was dismissed at Hopewell for "being married contrary to discipline". Hopewell Friends History, page 507. After Catherine married John they returned to Maryland at Liberty Town, where John went into business with two friends. They returned to Virginia in 1808 to a tract of land he bought about 20 miles N. W. of Winchester, VA. (Timber Ridge)
More About CATHERINE LEWIS:
Burial: Timber Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery, Frederick Co., VA
Children of JOHN BAGEANT and CATHERINE WHITENACK are:
10. i. WILLIAM4 BAGEANT, b. August 15, 1784, Frederick Co., Maryland; d. September 23, 1863, Timber Ridge, Frederick Co., VA.
11. ii. JAMES BAGEANT, b. 1785, Frederick Co., MD; d. Abt. 1846.
12. iii. CATHERINE BAGEANT, b. September 20, 1786, Frederick Co., Maryland; d. December 9, 1855, Frederick Co., VA.
Children of JOHN BAGEANT and CATHERINE LEWIS are:
13. iv. MARY4 BAGEANT, b. September 29, 1792, Hagerstown, Washington Co., MD; d. April 30, 1875, Davis Co., IA.
14. v. JOHN WILLIAM BAGEANT, JR., b. 1797, MD; d. July 1855, Frederick Co., VA.
5. MARY/MARIA4 BAGENT (WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2 BAGEANT, SR, RICHARD1)43,44,45 was born Abt. 1788 in Frederick Co, MD46,47, and died September 15, 1878 in Millerstown, Champaign Co., OH48,49,50. She married DANIEL CRIM51 February 22, 1816 in Loudoun Co, Virginia52, son of CARL CRIMM and CATHERINE JULIUS. He was born January 27, 1794 in Loudoun Co., VA53, and died 1848 in Millerstown, Champaign Co., OH.
Notes for MARY/MARIA BAGENT:
From the book: Loudoun Co., Va Marriages page 32, Crimm, Daniel son of Carl Crimm & Maria Bagert; both single. by license. m. 22 Feb 1816. Par Reg A.
From the book Marriages of Loudoun Co, VA 1757-1853 Section 2, page 175 "Bagent, William, soldier in the Revolution. died intestate leaving no widow but children: William; John; Jacob; Ellen; Catharine, wife of William Mahagon; Nancy, wife of Jacob Eckman; Sarah, wife of Washington Lewis; Mary, wife of Daniel Crim.
The above reference indicates Maria was also called Mary, and Daniel last name is spelled with one "m".
William and Melissa (Barger) Crim were my great-great grandparents. William (1818-1888) was the son of Daniel Crim (1794-1848) and Anna Maria "Mary" (Bageant) Crim 1783-1873. They all settled and lived near Millerstown, Ohio in Champaign County and are buried there.
More About MARY/MARIA BAGENT:
Burial: Concord Cemetery
Notes for DANIEL CRIM:
Daniel was Baptised on 22 May 1794 in Lovettsville, Loudoun Co., VA in the New Jerusalem Lutheran Church.
More About DANIEL CRIM:
Burial: Concord Cemetery
Children of MARY/MARIA BAGENT and DANIEL CRIM are:
i. ELIZABETHA5 CRIM, b. February 18, 181753.
ii. SAMUEL CRIM, b. May 4, 1818, Loudoun Co., VA53.
iii. WILLIAM CRIM, b. November 28, 181953.
iv. BARBARA ANN CRIM, b. May 3, 182153.
v. CATHERINA ANNA CRIM, b. May 3, 182153.
vi. MARIA ELLEN CRIM, b. March 5, 182553.
vii. MARGARETHA CRIM, b. March 6, 183153.
6. JACOB4 BAGENT (WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2 BAGEANT, SR, RICHARD1)54,55 was born 1790 in Frederick Co., Maryland56, and died Abt. 1841. He married ELLENORA MCGATHEN57 November 28, 1828 in Lovettsville, Loudoun Co., VA58,59,59,60. She was born Abt. 1810 in NY61.
Notes for JACOB BAGENT:
A Jacob Bageant is listed in the Virginia 1830 Census as living in Loudoun County VA, Shelburn Parrish.
He is listed as being between the age of 20 to 30, as is his wife, no name of wife in 1830 census.
Jacob Bagent filed for divorce from his wife Eleanor: Affidavit reads (have copy) To Eleanor Bagent, Take notice that I shall on the third day of August 1841 at the Office of Master Commissioner Leukett in the Town of Leesburg between the hours of sunrise and sunset of that day, proceed to take the depositions of John Bagent, Philip Richie and Jacob Smith to be read as evidence in a suit now depending in the Circuit Superior Court of Law and Chancery for the County of Loudoun in which you are Defendant and I am Plaintiff. July 13th 1841. Jacob Bagent.
The deposition of Jacob Smith, Do you know Jacob Bagent? If so, state as near as you can when he was married, how long he and his wife lived together , where his wife is living now, and what had been her character, and with whom is she now living? Ans. I do know him. I do not know when he was married, but I suppose it must have been not less than twelve years since. I suppose it has been four or five years since they parted, not less than four I think. I do not know where she is living but it is said she's living at Jacob Waters. Jacob Waters in the first place hired Jacob Bagent to work on his farm, and furnished him a house to live in, the house is not more than fifty yards from my fence, and during the time he worked for Waters, upon one occasion while I was at work in my field near his house with William Beatty who was working for me, Waters was about the house and Jacob Bagent was out on the farm at work, when from what I saw I was insured to observe to William Beatty "I have my own opinion over there". Beatty replied "and so have I Misser". Nothing more haped between us on the subject. But it turned out just as I thought. As far as I know she's over living at Jacob Waters, and has been ever since she separated from her husband. I would call her character bad, she has had children about as regular since she parted from her husband as she had before, and it is my impression that Waters is the father of them and it is generally thought so. I don't think he denies it, but I never asked him the question nor did I ever hear him say anything on the subject. Signed: Jacob Smith
The deposition of John Bagent, do you know Jacob Bagent? If so state as near as you can when he was married, how long he and his wife lived together, where his wife is living now, What has been her character and with whom is she now living? Answer: I do know him, he's my brother, he was married between twelve and thirteen years since, and he and his wife have been separated about seven years. She is now living at Jacob Waters. I saw her there last Saturday. She has been living with Waters ever since she separated from her husband. Her character has been accounted very bad ever since she lived at Waters, as bad as it could be I believe. Question: Do you know what was the cause of her leaving Bagent her husband? Answer: She said he was jealous of her, and that if he did not quit being jealous of her she would leave him. He replied that he had good cause to be jealous of her and Waters, and she did leave him and went to Waters, house. This haped between them in my home in presence of my wife and myself. Question: Do you know what caused that jealous feeling? Answer: No I don't only from what he told me, and he told me that Waters was always running about his house. Question: How many children has she had since she left her husband and who is the reputed father of them? Answer: I believe she had had three. Waters is the reputed father, at least that is the general impression. I heard him, on calling the children to him say "come to your father", and I have heard her threaten them and say "why don't you go to your father", or use some similar words. Signed John Bagent.
Jacob Bagent was awarded a divorce, he was allowed to take his children from his ex-wife and his ex-wife was made accountable for the costs of the divorce; $30.24. Sept 22, 1841
Notes for ELLENORA MCGATHEN:
Her name has also been recorded as Ellen McGachen, in Frederick Co Maryland Marriages 1778-1850.
Ellen left her husband Jacob and went to live with Jacob Waters at least six years before her husband divorced her in 1841, about 1836.
LDS records state marriage was on 28 NOV 1828 in New Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lovettsville, Loudoun, Virginia.
Divorce papers state she left Jacob about August or Sept 1836. She went to live with Jacob Waters. She had two children with Waters, at the time of this testimony by William Megahy (10 April 1841)
According to Wm Megahy's testimony Ellenora had three children with Jacob Bagent, one had died. The two still living and with their mother were boys, one was about 10 and the other a year of two younger.
John Bagent brother to Jacob stated Ellenora and Jacob Waters had three children since she left Jacob Bagent.
Philip Richie testified on 14 Sept 1841 that Ellenora had at least two children since moving in with Jacob Waters.
John Waters testified on 14 Sept 1841 that Jacob Bagent took one of his children and went away over night, when he came back he wanted her to live with him again but she said no not as long as she lived.
Samuel Kalb testified on 14 Sept 1841 that Jacob and Elleanor Bagent lived on his place, and that she was too fond of men, but while they lived there she was trying to reform.
Marriage Notes for JACOB BAGENT and ELLENORA MCGATHEN:
The divorce between Ellenora and Jacob was settled: Jacob Bagent was awarded a divorce, he was allowed to take his children from his ex-wife and his ex-wife was made accountable for the costs of the divorce; $30.24. Sept 22, 1841.
Children of JACOB BAGENT and ELLENORA MCGATHEN are:
i. JONATHAN5 BAGENT, b. Abt. 1829, Loudoun Co., VA.
Notes for JONATHAN BAGENT:
Jonathan Bagent is found in the 1850 Fed. Cen. Loudoun Co., VA living with his Mother and Jacob Waters, he is listed in the census as Jno Pagant age 19.
15. ii. CATHERINE BAGENT, b. Abt. 1830; d. Bef. 1850, MD.
16. iii. WILLIAM BAGENT, b. Abt. 1835, Near Harpers Ferry, VA.
17. iv. JOSEPH D. BAGENT, b. 1842, Near Harpers Ferry, W VA.
7. JOHN4 BAGENT (WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2 BAGEANT, SR, RICHARD1)62,63 was born Abt. 1799 in Frederick Co., MD64, and died Abt. 1846 in Adamsville, Muskingum Co., OH. He married KATHERYN CHRISTINA EBERHEART Abt. 1824 in VA, daughter of PAULUS EBERHART and ANNA MARGARET. She was born December 17, 1807 in VA65, and died in Muskingum Co., Ohio65.
Notes for JOHN BAGENT:
John Bagent, son of William, was mentioned ( Loudoun County Marriages 1757-1853 Section one page 175) on the date, July 13, 1846 John is listed as having "has since died leaving children; Mary, Catharine, Sarah, Lydia, Raynold, Thomas and Matilda. The archives continually confuse this John Bagent of Loudoun Co., VA with his uncle John Bageant of Winchester, VA. and or his son John Jr.
They used the same names for their children, as John Bagent's uncle John named his children; James, William, Catherine, Mary and John. From the book, Marriages of Loudoun Co, VA 1757-1853 Section 2, page 175 "Bagent, William, soldier in the Revolution. Died intestate leaving no widow but children: William; John; Jacob; Ellen; Catharine, wife of William Mahagon; Nancy, wife of Jacob Eckman; Sarah, wife of Washington Lewis; Mary, wife of Daniel Crim. John Bagant has since died leaving children: Mary; Catharine; Sarah; Lydia; Raynold; Thomas; Matilda. 13 July 1846. MB 1846-1847. p. 116.
I have not found any record of the marriage of John to Katherine Eberhart. She is in the Fed. Cen. of 1850 in Adamsville, Muskingum Co., OH, as a widow Katherine Bagent and living with her are the same children as named above belonging to John Bagent, son of William.
John's children are named in the State settlement of Wm's estate, See William Bagent for entire text.
In the estate Wm Bageant decd, in account with George Richards, admr. 22 ? ? to cash paid John Bageant $15.00 amongst the 9 distributees, the share of each is $15.00
In pursuance of the order of court here to annexed I have exemined, stated, and settled the account of George Richards admr of Wm Bageant decd and report a balance of the hands of the admr of $135.00
for distribution as will be shown by the above account, of which the share of each then being 9 distributees is $15.00 as above stated. Of the said 9 distributees, 6 have received their respected shares as appears upon the opposite page. Of the three that remain, Mary Crim is in the Western County, and the children of Margaret who is dead, the admr informs me lives somewhere in Maryland but he does not know where, all of which is respectfully reported F.W Luckettson?
At a court held for Loudoun County 10 Feb 1840. In account of the admr of George Richards on the estate of Wm Bageant decd was this day returned and continued for exceptions and at another day to wit: at a court held for the said County of Loudoun, VA 11 March (1840) in the year aforesaid no exceptions having been filed the same was ordered to be recorded. Teste Chas G. Estridge, clerk
Father: William BAGEANT son John Bagent, mar. Katherine Eberhart, Children: Mary, Catherine,
Sarah, Lydia, Reynold, Thomas & Matilda Bagent.
Notes for KATHERYN CHRISTINA EBERHEART:
The Esther Bagent that married David Alvin Hagerman (their son Charles Sumner Hagerman b.
1870 gave written info that Esther's Dad was John Bagent and Mom was Katherine Eberhart) is my Line. Thank you ever so much for your help. Sharon Darling (email helper) In the 1880 Fed Cen. there is a John Bagent living in Katheryn's household, b. abt 1849, probably a grandson.
Children of JOHN BAGENT and KATHERYN EBERHEART are:
i. CATHERINE5 BAGENT66, b. Abt. 1825, VA67; m. JAMES F. BAILY, July 5, 1848, Frederick Co., MD68.
Notes for CATHERINE BAGENT:
Catherine was not listed as a child of Christina Bagent in the 1850 Federal Census of Muskingum Co., OH. She may have stayed in VA when her parents moved to Ohio. Or she may have married by 1850. She is listed in the settlement of her grandfather's estate, as being the child of John and his wife. 13 July 1846.
ii. MARY BAGENT69, b. Abt. 1828, VA70.
Notes for MARY BAGENT:
Mary was listed with her Mother (?) in the Federal Census of 1850, in Muskingum Co., OH she was 22 ys and born in VA.
18. iii. SARAH BAGENT, b. Abt. 1833, Lovettsville, Loudoun Co., VA; d. Muskingum Co., OH.
19. iv. LYDIA ANN BAGENT, b. Abt. 1835, Lovettesville, Loudoun Co., VA; d. Washington Twp, Muskingum Co., OH.
20. v. WILLIAM RAYNOLD BAGENT, b. Abt. 1838, Loudoun Co., VA; d. Muskingum Co., OH.
21. vi. THOMAS (JOHN) BAGENT, b. April 1840, Loudoun Co., VA; d. October 1902, Muskingum Co., OH.
vii. MATILDA CIVILLA BAGENT71, b. Abt. 1843, VA72.
Notes for MATILDA CIVILLA BAGENT:
Civilla is listed as living with her Mother Christina Bagent in the 1850 Federal Census of Muskingum Co., OHIO. She was 7 years old and born in VA.
Christening: 25 JUL 1847 German Reformed Church, Loudoun, Virginia (LDS file). In the settlement of her grandfather's estate, Matilda is listed as being the daughter of John Bagant who has since died. (13 July 1846). The name Civilla is not used in other records. It could be her name or it could be the census taker misunderstood what was being said.
22. viii. HESTER ANNE BAGENT, b. Abt. 1847, OH; d. KS.
8. WILLIAM4 BAGENT III (WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2 BAGEANT, SR, RICHARD1)73 was born 1800 in Frederick Co., MD74, and died Bet. 1881 - 1890 in Loudoun Co., VA75. He married ELIZABETH "LYDIA" WATERS. She was born 1802 in Loudoun Co., VA76.
Notes for WILLIAM BAGENT III:
In the New Jerusalem Lutheran Church Records or Lovettsville, VA there is mention of the death of Daniel Luther Bagent who died July 25, 1847, he was 3 yrs, 9 mos, 27 days when he died. His parents were William and Elizabeth Bagent.
Text: From the book, "Virginia Soldiers of 1776" Page 539: (transcribed from Genealogy.com: Family Archive Image)
William Bageant, Private. (William Bagent III) the following means William Bagent III hired the same lawyer to make his will that his father's estate was handled by. It's very confusing.
Exec. Journal of 1834-5. Aug 4, 1834. Land Bounty was granted to William Bageant for service during the Rev. War, in the State line, commencing 1781. Texte true copy, Sherwin McRae, Acting. Sect. of Com'th.
William Bageant of Loudoun Co., VA. legal heir and son of William Bageant who died in the year 1836 in Loudoun Co., appointed James T. Sutton as his At'ty. 17 Jan, 1881. Signed, William Bageant. Witnesses, John F. Waters and Samuel R. Edwards. Power of Att'y. ackn. before C. C. Gaver, Notary.
George W. MaGaha (Maghee or Megehee), James MaGaha and Julia Ann MaGaha, grandchildren and legal heirs of William Bageant, dec'd, who was a soldier of Rev. War. and who died 1836; appointed the same Att'y. 1 Mar, 1881. Witnesses, Samuel Arnold, and John F. Waters. Ackn. before James B. Schooley, Notary, Loudoun Co., Va.
Loudoun Co. Court, 14 Mar.1881. Proven to satisfaction of the court that William Bageant, late of said county, who was a soldier of the Rev. War and a pensioner of the U.S. died intestate on or about Oct. 19, 1837 and that his son, William living in said county upwards of 80 years, and George, John, and Julia Ann MaGaha children of Catherine MaGaha, formerly Catherine Bageant (who died intestate in the year 1853) are the only legal heirs of William Bageant. Copy teste, Edgar Littleton, clerk. 14 Mar. 1881.
Title: Loudoun Co Death Register 1853-1896
Author: Frain and Hiatt, Title: Marriages of Loudoun Co, Va 1757-1853 Publication: Published 1985.
Notes for ELIZABETH "LYDIA" WATERS:
From the Library of Virginia database page 6, Lydia C. Bageant d. Sept 13, 1881 in Loudoun County.
From Part of the Death Records Indexing Project which is sponsored by the Virginia Gen. Soc.
System # 001302930.
Children of WILLIAM BAGENT and ELIZABETH WATERS are:
23. i. BARBARA5 BAGENT, b. Abt. 1821, Loudoun Co., VA.
ii. LYDIA BAGENT, b. 1830, Loudoun Co., VA77; d. September 12, 1881, Loudoun Co., VA78.
Notes for LYDIA BAGENT:
1860 Federal Census M653, Roll 1359, Page 475
iii. ELIZABETH BAGENT, b. 1832, Loudoun Co., VA79.
iv. JOSEPH SAMUEL BAGENT, b. 1839, Loudoun Co., VA79; d. October 24, 187880.
Notes for JOSEPH SAMUEL BAGENT:
Civil War item. Joseph Bagent enlisted on 2 April 1863 as a private. He enlisted in Company A, Loudoun Rangers Regiment, VA. He was wounded on 14 Oct 1864 at Adamstown, MD (severely wounded), he received the Distinguished Service Award. He mustered out of Co. A. on 30 May 1865 in Bolivar, W. VA. [also called Harper's Ferry] (Source: Military Records of Individual Civil War soldiers. His file number is M394 roll 1.)
9. CATHERINE4 BAGEANT (WILLIAM3 BAGENT, JR., WILLIAM2 BAGEANT, SR, RICHARD1)81 was born April 25, 1806 in Lovettesville, Loudoun Co., VA82, and died January 15, 1853 in Loudoun Co., VA83. She married WILLIAM MAGAHA84 April 11, 1830 in Loudoun Co, Virginia85. He was born Abt. 1804 in VA86.
Notes for CATHERINE BAGEANT:
From the "Loudoun Co Death Register 1853-1896" by Frain and Hiatt: MAGAHA, Catharine, white female, d. 15 Jan 1853 in Loudoun of palsy at 47y-3m-10d,
Sources: Title: Virginia Soldiers of 1776, page 539. (transcribed from Genealogy.com: Family Archive Image) William Bageant, Private.
Exec. Journal of 1834-5. Aug 4, 1834. Land Bounty was granted to William Bageant for service during the Rev. War, in the State line, commencing 1781. Texte true copy, Sherwin McRae, Acting. Sect. of Com'th.
William Bageant of Loudoun Co., Va. legal heir and son of William Bageant who died in the year 1836 in Loudoun Co., appointed James T. Sutton as his Atty. 17 Jan, 1881. Signed, William Bageant. Witnesses, John F. Waters and Samuel R. Edwards. Power of Atty. ackn. before C.C. Gaver, Notary.
George W. Mcgaha (Maghee or Megehee), James Mcgaha and Julia Ann Mcgaha, grandchildren and legal heirs of William Bageant, dec'd. who was a soldier of Rev. War. and who died 1836; appointed the same Atty. 1 Mar, 1881. Witnesses, Samuel Arnold, and John F. Waters. Ackn. before James B. Schooley, Notary, Loudoun Co., Va.
Loudoun Co. court, 14 Mar. 1881. Proven to satisfaction of the court that William Bageant, late of said county, who was a soldier of the Rev. war and a pensioner of the U.S. died intestate on or about Oct. 19, 1837 and that his son, William living in said county upwards of 80 years, and George, John, and Julia Ann McGaha children of Catherine McGaha, formerly Catherine Bageant (who died intestate in the year 1853) are the only legal heirs of William Bageant. Copy teste, Edgar Littleton, clerk. 14 Mar. 1881.
Title: Loudoun Co Death Register 1853-1896.
Notes for WILLIAM MAGAHA:
McGaha is also spelled Mahagon in the public records.
1860 Fed Cen. Loudoun Co, VA - Lovettsville - page 188 - 13 Oct 1860 - 1426/1426:
Wm Magaha 60, male, day laborer, value of personal estate $150, born VA
Julia A. Magaha 30, female, born VA
Geo. W. Magaha 25, male, day laborer, born VA
Jns. W. Magaha 24, male, day laborer, born VA
*Note: This household is 2 doors down from the Copeland household. George W. Magaha/McGaha married Sarah Ann Copeland in 1866.
1870 Fed Cen. Loudoun Co, Va - Northern Division - 28 July 1870 - page 104:
Magaha, George W., 36, male, white, laborer, value of personal estate $200, born VA
Magaha, Sarah, 33, female, white, keeping house, born VA
Magaha, John, 3, male, white, born VA
Magaha, Mary, 1, female, white, born VA
Magaha, William, 66, male, white, laborer, born VA
Magaha, Julia, 39, female, white, keeping house, born VA
For those descended from Loudoun McGahas, there has been an assumption that William Magaha, husband of Catherine Bageant, is the brother of David Magaha, father of Armistead (these are the two prominent forefathers of many of the McGaha's in Loudoun). This assumption of David and William being brothers seems to be false. William's father seems to be Patrick McGahey (Note the various spellings for McGaha) Patrick and his wife Mary who had three children. A sister is the eldest, according to the census of 1810; there were also two boys under 10. One appears to be William, born in 1805. There is also another son younger than 10 and a daughter between 10 and 16 in the household at the time.
It appears that David Magaha (father of Armistead of Lovettsville) is the son of Jeremiah MaGaha (spelled at least three different ways). Jeremiah was indentured in the 1780 - 1790's all over the place in Loudoun County and had four sons that can be found that were also indentured/apprenticed: Jeremiah Jr., Curtis, David, and John. According to the 1787 VA Census, Jeremiah Sr. and a Mary McGahey, mother of Patrick lived close to one another. This relationship is undefined at this time. This could make David and Patrick/William cousins if the relationship of Mary and Jeremiah are sibling linked in some fashion. It could also indicate that Mary is Jeremiah's mother, making Jeremiah and Patrick brothers, and David and William first cousins instead of brothers. Any input into these assumptions would certainly be appreciated.
Thanks Mary Fishback at Thomas Balch for helping weed through all this. Hope this is helpful, even if rough, for those trying to trace Loudoun Co, McGaha roots.
Children of CATHERINE BAGEANT and WILLIAM MAGAHA are:
i. JULIA ANN5 MAGAHA, b. May 22, 1831, Loudoun Co., VA87; d. May 22, 1881, Loudoun Co., VA88.
Notes for JULIA ANN MAGAHA:
From the "Loudoun Co Death Register 1853-1896" by Frain and Hiatt:
MCGAHA, Julia A., white female, d. 22 May 1881 in Loudoun, Co. of irritation bowels at 50-0-0, parents: Wm. & Catharine McGaha, b. Loudoun, laborer, unmarried, source: George W. McGaha, brother
24. ii. GEORGE WASHINGTON MAGAHA, b. April 1833, Loudoun Co., VA; d. 1901.
iii. JOHN W. MAGAHA, b. Abt. 1836, Loudoun Co., VA89.
10. WILLIAM4 BAGEANT (JOHN3, WILLIAM2, RICHARD1) was born August 15, 1784 in Frederick Co., Maryland90, and died September 23, 1863 in Timber Ridge, Frederick Co., VA91. He married ELIZABETH DICK92 November 19, 1813 in Frederick Co., VA93,94, daughter of JOHN DICK and ELIZABETH HEIRONIMUS. She was born November 23, 1788 in Winchester, Frederick Co., VA95, and died February 1860 in Timber Ridge, Frederick Co., VA96.
Notes for WILLIAM BAGEANT:
There is little information on this couple in Frederick Co., VA. so they may have lived in Loudoun Co., VA for a time. They are buried in Timber Ridge, VA in the Primitive Baptist Church cemetery.
I found a William Franklin Baijn buried in the Blue Rock Baptist Cemetery in Blue Rock, Ohio, his parents were William and Elizabeth.. He died Mar 25, 1843. No other information. I have a hunch that this is the son of William and Elizabeth Dick Bageant. No proof. They probably came to Ohio with the other Bagents and after their son died they returned to Virginia.
Frederick Co., VA records Indenture Book 76 page 54: November 30th 1847, a William Bageant purchased from Jacob and William Dailey for the sum of $200, A wagon with bed, bows and fee trough, four horses, a bay named Joe, a gray mare named Pet, a black horse Bob and a Sorrell horse named Jim. Also five sets of geers. On Oct 25 1851 Wm Bageant purchased land from the bankrupted James Daily.
Notes for ELIZABETH DICK:
Elizabeth and William were married by Heironimus Dick, Frederick Co.,VA.
More About ELIZABETH DICK:
Burial: Timber Ridge, Frederick Co., VA97
Cause of Death: Dropsy
Medical Information: She was ill for 120 days before she died.
Marriage Notes for WILLIAM BAGEANT and ELIZABETH DICK:
In the marriage record after the date it reads b. Heironimus Dick.
Children of WILLIAM BAGEANT and ELIZABETH DICK are:
25. i. JOHN WASHINGTON5 BAGEANT, b. December 23, 1816, Timber Ridge, Frederick Co., VA; d. March 28, 1849, Frederick Co., VA.
26. ii. MARY MARIAH BAGEANT, b. July 6, 1820, Winchester, Frederick Co., VA; d. February 11, 1911, Frederick Co., MD.
27. iii. ANDREW JACKSON BAGEANT, b. August 9, 1824, Frederick Co., VA; d. July 2, 1902, Frederick Co., VA.
11. JAMES4 BAGEANT (JOHN3, WILLIAM2, RICHARD1) was born 1785 in Frederick Co., MD98, and died Abt. 1846. He married UNKNOWN.
Notes for JAMES BAGEANT:
James went to the Harper's Ferry, in the Lovettsville area of Virginia. He lived near or in Nearsville, VA. He had at least three sons, John W. was a blacksmith in George's Mill, his family immigrated to Ohio after his fathers death in 1846. A son William who married and migrated to Ohio in about 1838 and a son Jacob. He also had a daughter Catherine. I found no trace of him or of a wife.
Uncle William married Barbara Rappin not Rapp. According to Preston he found several Bagent Tombstones Wm. Jr. 1834 around Harper's Ferry and Wm 1810 further down Hwy 671 near Nearsville, VA. I hope you find something. Will let you know if I find anything okay
Shirley L Becker" Aug. 2005
After hearing from you, I re-read the letter my mother's cousin sent to her in 1984 about the Bagent family. He went to Virginia and found a lot of Bagents and from that letter I got the info about James. I do not remember if I told you about that letter but anyway he stated that James had 3 sons, William, who migrated to Ohio in 1838. Jacob who we descend from and a daughter Catherine. Preston (Mom's cousin and author of this letter) went to VA and he said he found a lot of Bagent graves.
He mentioned Highway 671 some Bagent graves are located at St. Paul's Lutheran Church along this highway at Nearsville. There are 3 other cemeteries that he did not check but wished he had. These were near Harper's Ferry. I hope you get to go, it is suppose to be beautiful country. According to this letter James went to Lovettsville-Harpers Ferry area. Keep in touch and so will I. Shirley.
My trip to this area in October 2005 was not productive, I did not find any trace of James, I asked at the Harper's Ferry State Park and they were no help at all. The records in the court houses in this area are incomplete having been burned or lost during the Civil War. The Martinsburg Court House is a disaster, it's too crowded and half their records are "lost". I know nothing about James Bageant other than what Shirley has sent to me. At least someone found traces of him which is why he remains in this family history.
Why I think he was the father to William B. who immigrated to Coshocton Ohio in 1834, his son John W. was a blacksmith as was William B who came to Ohio.
Children of JAMES BAGEANT and UNKNOWN are:
i. CATHERINE5 BAGENT99, m. HESEKIA SCHART99.
Notes for HESEKIA SCHART:
TRINA SCHART HYMAN is or was a children's book writer and illustrator in the 1960-70. She was born in Penn. So the Schart name is probably correct. Although it's very hard to find.
28. ii. WILLIAM BAGENT, b. April 9, 1809, Virginia; d. February 24, 1861, Frazeysburg, Muskingum Co., Ohio.
29. iii. JACOB BAGENT, b. Abt. 1820, VA.
30. iv. JOHN W. BAGENT, b. July 11, 1825, Loudoun Co., VA; d. May 12, 1912, Pike Twp. New Salem, Ill.
12. CATHERINE4 BAGEANT (JOHN3, WILLIAM2, RICHARD1) was born September 20, 1786 in Frederick Co., Maryland100, and died December 9, 1855 in Frederick Co., VA100. She married SAMUEL COE February 28, 1822 in Frederick Co., MD100, son of WILLIAM COE and ELIZABETH GORE. He was born 1791 in Loudoun Co., VA100, and died September 7, 1872 in Timber Ridge, Frederick Co., VA.
Notes for CATHERINE BAGEANT:
Catherine and Samuel Coe are buried in the Timber Ridge Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. Reynolds Store, VA. The church is across the road from the cemetery. Have pictures.
More About CATHERINE BAGEANT:
Burial: Timber Ridge Primative Baptist Church Cem., Frederick Co., VA
Notes for SAMUEL COE:
Samuel Coe is listed in the 1850 Federal Census of Frederick Co., VA as a Farmer with his wife Catherine and son Joshua. He owned 18 and 3/4 acres of land along Pack Horse Road. (Computer: Roy Knoll 2001) Samuel is found in the 1860 Fed. Cen. of Frederick Co. VA, Collinsville Post Office, living with his son Joshua. Samuel is listed as being 69 years old.
Samuel born in 1791 moved with his parents to Frederick Co., VA sometime after 1801. He was a farmer and a blacksmith. He first appears in record there on Aug 3, 1820 when he purchased from John and Elizabeth Dick a tract of land containing 18 acres, located on both sides of Pack Horse Ford. On April 26, 1824 he purchased 100 acres for $10 from John Bageant, his wife's father. Two years later he purchased 30 additional acres from Jacob Miller for $112.50.
More About SAMUEL COE:
Burial: Timber Ridge Primative Baptist Church Cem., Frederick Co., VA
Marriage Notes for CATHERINE BAGEANT and SAMUEL COE:
In the book Frederick Co., VA Marriages by John Vogt pub. 1984 it states that James H. Jennings married Catherine and Samual on Nove. 29, 1850. page 78
Children of CATHERINE BAGEANT and SAMUEL COE are:
i. GEORGE C.5 COE.
ii. JOSHUA COE, b. January 30, 1823, Timber Ridge, Frederick Co., VA101; d. November 12, 1882, Frederick Co., VA102; m. MARY ANN GANO, October 28, 1850, Frederick Co., VA; b. May 6, 1827, Berkeley Co., VA102; d. November 26, 1871, Timber Ridge, Frederick Co., VA102.
Notes for JOSHUA COE:
This couple was buried in the Timber Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery, VA. in the 1850 Fed. Cen. Joshua is listed as being 27, Living with his parents in District 16 of Frederick Co., VA. In the 1870 Fed. Cen. Joshua is listed as head of the household with his wife and father living with him. He was 50 yrs old living in Gainesboro Twp. VA.
Notes for MARY ANN GANO:
Mary Ann is listed as Ann in the 1860 Fed. Cen. of Frederick Co., VA. In the 1870 Fed. Census Mary Ann is listed as Mary A. and is 43.
31. iii. MARY C. COE, b. May 6, 1825, Frederick Co., VA; d. 1883.
iv. JOHN W. COE, b. May 6, 1827, Frederick Co., VA102.
Notes for JOHN W. COE:
In the 1860 Fed. Cen. John is listed as a laborer on the McCune farm in Wirt Co., Burning Springs P O. VA.
13. MARY4 BAGEANT (JOHN3, WILLIAM2, RICHARD1)103 was born September 29, 1792 in Hagerstown, Washington Co., MD104, and died April 30, 1875 in Davis Co., IA105. She married JACOB WESLEY MILLER106 February 28, 1816 in Winchester, Frederick Co., VA107, son of CASPER MILLER and BARBARA WEAVER. He was born March 7, 1794 in Frederick Co., VA108, and died December 28, 1873 in Birmingham, Van Buren Co., Iowa109.
Notes for MARY BAGEANT:
Mary and Jacob moved to Kansas and then to Van Buren County, Iowa. Source: Historical Records of Old Frederick County, VA page 115. About ninety-five years after her death, a plaque was placed at her grave noting she was a daughter of a soldier of the American Revolutionary War. Mary died at the residence of her son, B. F. Miller, in Davis Co., Iowa. She was said to have sung or spoken this poem many times by her children.
"Jerusalem my happy home, Oh! How I long for thee, When will my sorrows have an end, The Joy, when shall I see."
More About MARY BAGEANT:
Burial: Winchester, Frederick Co., VA110
Notes for JACOB WESLEY MILLER:
Jacob married in 1816 in Winchester, Frederick Co. VA. They moved to Fairfield Co, Ohio in 1841. In 1850 they moved to Van Buren Co, Iowa and are both buried there. Jacob's father was Casper Miller and Mary's father was John Bagent.
Jacob's obituary reads in part; The deceased was born Mar. 7, 1794, in the State of Virginia. He served as a soldier in the War of 1812. He married in the year 1816. He moved to the State of Ohio in the year 1841 and in 1850 moved to Iowa.
He was a Captain in the 31st. Regiment, 16th Brigade, 3rd division of Virginia Militia, fighting Indians. Before leaving Virginia in 1841 his company presented to him a military dress sword with silver mountings. He had the sword made into two butcher knives and the silver was melted and made into six silver teaspoons with the inscription, "J & M Miller" on the handles. These silver teaspoons have been handed down through the generations and are now 2003, in the possession of Jane Hutchings of Seattle, WA.
More information from Simon Bagent 09/28/2003. Jacob was in the War of 1812 and family tradition has it that he was at Fort McHenry at Baltimore when the Star Spangled Banner was written by Francis Scott Key. He was later a Captin in the 31st. Reg. 16th Brigade, 3rd division of Virginia Militia, fighting Indians. -- then same story as above about the presentation sword.
More About JACOB WESLEY MILLER:
Burial: Winchester, Frederick Co., VA110
Marriage Notes for MARY BAGEANT and JACOB MILLER:
After the entry of their marriage date it reads b - John Bageant. Researched by Yvonne Vares
Children of MARY BAGEANT and JACOB MILLER are:
i. MATILDA5 MILLER, b. June 11, 1817, Frederick Co., VA; m. (1) CHARLES PLEASANT; m. (2) WILLIAM BLANCHARD.
Notes for MATILDA MILLER:
There is a listing for Matilda Miller, age 43, b. in VA in the 1860 Fec. Census Records for Van Buren Co., IA. It strikes me as strange she was married twice and yet at the age of 43, she is not married?
ii. JOHN WESLEY MILLER, b. December 5, 1818, Bloomery Gap, VA; d. March 31, 1905, Shields, Lane Co., KS111; m. MARY L. UNKNOWN, 1846; b. October 1825, Illinois.
Notes for JOHN WESLEY MILLER:
John was born in what is now, Hampshire Co., West Virginia. Found in the June 1900 Fed Cen. John was listed as being 83 yrs, married 54 years to Mary. His father was born in New York and his mother was born in Maryland. Found in his household is a grandson, John T. Miller who was b. Oct 1876 in Nebraska and was a school teacher, also living in this household was John's daughter Rosetta Phelps b. Jan 1854 in Iowa. T623, R485, Page 332.
iii. MALEN MILLER, b. February 5, 1821.
iv. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN MILLER, b. January 29, 1823, Frederick Co., VA; d. May 17, 1909, Bloomfield, Davis Co., Iowa.
v. HANNAH MILLER, b. March 20, 1826.
vi. JULIAN MILLER, b. May 18, 1827.
vii. MARY CATHERINE MILLER, b. September 21, 1828.
viii. JACOB C. L. MILLER, b. September 18, 1834.
ix. SOPHIA MILLER, b. October 10, 1835; d. October 1, 1852.
x. JOANNE MILLER, b. March 20, 1836; d. 1849.
14. JOHN WILLIAM4 BAGEANT, JR. (JOHN3, WILLIAM2, RICHARD1)112 was born 1797 in MD113, and died July 1855 in Frederick Co., VA113. He married MARY "POLLY" CLARK114 August 30, 1823 in Frederick Co., VA115, daughter of ABNER CLARK and ISABEL WEER/WARE. She was born 1807 in VA116, and died 1857116.
Notes for JOHN WILLIAM BAGEANT, JR.:
Frederick County Clerk's Office, Winchester, Virginia
Deed Book 66, Page 6
August 12, 1828
This indenture made the 12th day of August 1828 between Jacob Allemong and Elizabeth his wife of Fayette County & State of Pennsylvania (the said Jacob being an heir to Jacob Allemond) decd. of the one part and John Bagent Junr. of the County of Frederick & State of Virginia of the other part Witnesseth that the said Jacob Allemong and Elizabeth his wife for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and twenty seven dollars current money of the United States unto them in hand paid by the said John Bagent Junr. at or before the sealing and delivery hereof . . . tract in County of Frederick adjoining the lands of Abner Clark, William Bagent and others and being the same conveyed to the said Jacob Allemong decd. which is a part of a larger tract granted to the said decd by Casper Rinker and Mary his wife by deed bearing date the 2d day of September 1799 and of record in the office of the aforesaid County of Frederick, the part now conveyed is bounded as followeth - Beginning at a lating down black oak (a pine now marked) corner original tract in Bagents line . . . corner to Clark, crossing the Warm Spring road to a laying down W. Oak corner to said Clarke and original tract, a little east of Advertisement branch then with another line of said entire tract . . . to a small maple and gum on the north branch of drain in said line a corner also to Nicholas Allemongs . . . etc. . . . containing 50 3/4 acres.
Jacob Allemong (Seal)
Recorded Jan 20 1837
"Examined & dlvd. to Bagent"
Have copy of the will of John Bageant dated June 12, 1855. (will copy later) vb
More About JOHN WILLIAM BAGEANT, JR.:
Burial: Timber Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery, Frederick Co., VA
Notes for MARY "POLLY" CLARK:
Mary's birth and death dates from Fairview Cemetery on Timber Ridge in Frederick Co., VA.
More About MARY "POLLY" CLARK:
Burial: Timber Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery, Frederick Co., VA
Children of JOHN BAGEANT and MARY CLARK are:
32. i. SAMPSON CLARK5 BAGEANT, b. April 20, 1827, Frederick Co., VA; d. September 13, 1869, Timber Ridge, Frederick Co., VA.
ii. MARY A. BAGEANT, b. Abt. 1829, Frederick Co., VA117.
33. iii. ABNER CLARK BAGEANT, b. February 17, 1830, Frederick Co., VA; d. May 29, 1868, Frederick Co., VA.
34. iv. CHARITY ALICE BAGEANT, b. November 9, 1833, Frederick Co., VA; d. November 17, 1904.
35. v. MARY ISABELLA BAGEANT, b. 1836; d. August 18, 1865, Frederick Co., VA.
vi. ELIZABETH CAROLINE BAGEANT118, b. 1839, Frederick Co., VA; m. JAMES HAUS119.
36. vii. JOHN WILLIAM BAGEANT III, b. October 18, 1843, Frederick Co., VA; d. December 2, 1923.
15. CATHERINE5 BAGENT (JACOB4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2 BAGEANT, SR, RICHARD1) was born Abt. 1830120, and died Bef. 1850 in MD121. She married ADAM AULT September 12, 1848 in Washington Co., MD122. He was born Abt. 1822 in MD123.
Notes for ADAM AULT:
After Catherine died Adam married a woman named Mary, she was b. about 1825 in MD. In the 1860 census Adam and Mary live in Washington Co., Sandy Hook District, MD. Adam is a carpenter age 40, and the children are: William 10, John 5, Rudolph 3, Benjamin 1, all b. in MD. There is also a Mary Bagan age 11 living with them she was b. in MD. In the 1870 Census Adam is living in Harpers Ferry, Washington Co., MD, he is 48 and a carpenter, Mary is 43 she was b. in VA, the children living at home are William age 17, Rudolph 14, and Jacob H. age 8.
Child of CATHERINE BAGENT and ADAM AULT is:
i. WILLIAM6 AULT, b. 1849, Washington Co., MD123.
16. WILLIAM5 BAGENT (JACOB4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2 BAGEANT, SR, RICHARD1) was born Abt. 1835 in Near Harpers Ferry, VA124. He married SARAH UNKNOWN. She was born Abt. 1835 in Maryland124.
Children of WILLIAM BAGENT and SARAH UNKNOWN are:
37. i. DANIEL6 BAGENT, b. April 1860, Near Harpers Ferry, VA.
ii. ADA BAGENT, b. 1865, Near Harpers Ferry, VA124.
iii. EMMA BAGENT, b. 1867, Near Harpers Ferry, VA124.
17. JOSEPH D.5 BAGENT (JACOB4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2 BAGEANT, SR, RICHARD1) was born 1842 in Near Harpers Ferry, W VA125,126. He married MARY UNKNOWN. She was born 1847 in VA.
Notes for JOSEPH D. BAGENT:
Available on Microfilm, Confederate Roster, V. 1-20, reel 1-10.
On March 13, 1884, the General Assembly passed an act directing the adjutant general to compile a roster of all those who served from Virginia in the Confederate armed forces. The project did not begin, however, until Congress' passage of an act in 1903 providing for the assembling of muster rolls for all the Confederate States and Virginia's subsequent creation of the Office of the Secretary of Virginia Military Records (VMR) in 1904. The work of the Secretary of VMR of assembling muster rolls and other documents related to Virginians in the Civil War was continued by the Dept of Confederate Military Records which was formed by an act of the General Assembly on March 12, 1912. Major Robert W. Hunter served as Sec. of VMR from 1904 to 1910. Hunter was replaced by Col. Joseph V. Bidgood who served as Sec. of VMR and later Sec. of the Dept. of Confederate Military Records. In 1918, the General Assembly passed an act abolishing the Dept. of Confederate Military Records and transferred the dept's records to the Library of Virginia.
The Confederate Rosters are now part of the VA Dept. of Military Affairs record group (RG# 46) housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia. Joseph D. Bagent is listed in these files. Source: Vol 20, pg. 384 (reel 10).
Child of JOSEPH BAGENT and MARY UNKNOWN is:
i. EMMA6 BAGENT, b. 1864127.
18. SARAH5 BAGENT (JOHN4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2 BAGEANT, SR, RICHARD1)128 was born Abt. 1833 in Lovettsville, Loudoun Co., VA129, and died in Muskingum Co., OH. She married WILLIAM MC CASHLAND May 25, 1856 in Muskingum Co., OH130, son of JOHN MC CASHLAND and MARIE HAGUE. He was born October 11, 1819 in Loudoun Co., VA131.
Notes for SARAH BAGENT:
Sarah was not listed under Christina Bagent in the 1850 Federal Census of Muskingum Co., OH. She may have stayed in VA when her parents moved to Ohio. Or she may have married by 1850. She is listed in the settlement of her grandfather's estate, as being the child of John and his wife. 13 July 1846.
Notes for WILLIAM MC CASHLAND:
In the 1850 Fed. Cen. William McCashland was found mar. to Rhoda who was 30, there were two children listed; Thomas H. age 7, and Ann M. age 5. In the 1870 Fed. Cen. Wm is listed as being 49 a Farmer born in East Virginia he has a wife Sarah age 38 also b. in East Virginia and two children a Wm. M. age 18 and Emma age 10. In the 1880 Fed. Cen William is 60 and is living with his dau. Emma J. b. 1860.
The marriage record of William and Sarah read, Sarah E. Bager.
Child of SARAH BAGENT and WILLIAM MC CASHLAND is:
i. EMMA J.6 MC CASHLAND, b. 1860, Washington Twp, Muskingum Co., OH132.
19. LYDIA ANN5 BAGENT (JOHN4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2 BAGEANT, SR, RICHARD1)133 was born Abt. 1835 in Lovettesville, Loudoun Co., VA134, and died in Washington Twp, Muskingum Co., OH. She married THOMAS MELVIN May 17, 1863 in Muskingum Co., Ohio135, son of ISAAC MELVIN and DEBORAH MINNER. He was born Abt. 1837 in OH, and died in OH.
Notes for LYDIA ANN BAGENT:
In the 1850 Federal Census Lydia was living with the William Laughead Family, in Wayne Twp, Muskingum Co., OH. She was 15, and born in VA. Her brother William Raynold Bagent lived there also.
Notes for THOMAS MELVIN:
From Ancestry.com there is a Thomas Melvin b. 1837 in Muskingum Co., OH whose parents are Isaac Melvin b: Abt. 1790 in Kent County, Delaware and Mother: Deborah Minner b: Abt. 1800 in Kent County, Delaware. (Will research this - Father was 47 when child born?)
Thomas was a coal miner.
Children of LYDIA BAGENT and THOMAS MELVIN are:
i. JULIA ANN6 MELVIN, b. Abt. 1863136.
ii. HARRY MELVIN, b. Abt. 1865136.
iii. MARY MELVIN, b. Abt. 1868136.
iv. ALBERT MELVIN, b. May 1870136.
v. WILLARD MELVIN, b. Abt. 1873137.
20. WILLIAM RAYNOLD5 BAGENT (JOHN4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2 BAGEANT, SR, RICHARD1)138 was born Abt. 1838 in Loudoun Co., VA139, and died in Muskingum Co., OH. He married SUSAN E. TAYLOR Abt. 1859 in Muskingum Co., Ohio. She was born Abt. 1835 in OH140, and died 1902 in Muskingum Co., OH.
Notes for WILLIAM RAYNOLD BAGENT:
In the 1850 Federal Census William Raynold Bagent was living with the William Laughead family in Wayne Twp., Muskingum Co., Ohio. He was listed as being 12 years old and born in VA. In the 1860 Fed. Census he is listed as living with Samuel Taylor who is 20, and Susan his wife and his son Samuel age 6 mos. they live in Adamsville, OH. He is found in other Muskingum Co. records as Raynold Bagent. In the 1880 Federal Census he is listed as W. R. Bagent, a farmer whose parents were born in Virginia. William is buried in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Muskingum Co., OH. In the 1870 Fed. Census William and his family are living next door to William Armstrong, who could be related to Margaret Armstrong who has a John Bagent (21) working on her farm.
Notes for SUSAN E. TAYLOR:
In the 1880 Federal Census of Muskingum Co., OH, Susan's parents are listed as being born in Virginia, while Susan is listed as being born in Ohio. I have in my records the name Susan Bagent as being born in 1834 and d. 1902 and being buried in the Bethel Cemetery. Susan is also found as Susanna.
Children of WILLIAM BAGENT and SUSAN TAYLOR are:
38. i. SAMUEL H.6 BAGENT, b. January 22, 1860, Salem Twp. Muskingum Co., OH; d. November 1931, Salem Twp. Muskingum Co., OH.
ii. ROSETTA BAGENT, b. Abt. 1863, OH141; d. 1889, OH.
iii. GEORGE F. BAGENT, b. Abt. 1865, Muskingum Co., OH141.
Notes for GEORGE F. BAGENT:
George D. was listed as being 15 in the 1880 Fed. Census. Living in Salem Twp., Muskingum Co., OH.
iv. MARY J. BAGENT, b. Abt. 1866, OH141; m. JAMES P. KING, February 4, 1892, Muskingum Co., Ohio142.
v. JOHN H. BAGENT, b. Abt. 1867, OH143.
vi. WILLIAM H. BAGENT, b. March 1869, Adamsville, Muskingum Co., OH143; d. 1948, OH; m. VIRGINIA ELLEN; b. 1876; d. 1934, OH.
Notes for VIRGINIA ELLEN:
Virginia was buried in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery, (Source) Perry & Washington Twp. Cemetery Records, page 43. LCGS Library.
39. vii. JAMES P. BAGENT, b. 1871, Muskingum Co., OH; d. June 3, 1930, Muskingum Co., OH.
viii. RACHEL M. BAGENT, b. Abt. 1873, Muskingum Co., OH143; d. 1895, OH.
Notes for RACHEL M. BAGENT:
Rachel was buried in the Bethel Cemetery in Muskingum Co., OH.
21. THOMAS (JOHN)5 BAGENT (JOHN4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2 BAGEANT, SR, RICHARD1)144 was born April 1840 in Loudoun Co., VA145,146, and died October 1902 in Muskingum Co., OH. He married MARY A. UNKNOWN. She was born June 1842 in Penna146.
Notes for THOMAS (JOHN) BAGENT:
In the 1850 Federal Census Thomas was living with the James Boggs family in Washington Twp. of Muskingum Co., OH. He was listed as being 10 years old and b. in VA.
In the Feb Census of 1870 there is a Thomas Bagent age 21, working on the farm of Margaret Armstrong in and around Adamsville, OH. The Thomas living with J. Boggs would be 30 in 1870, so where is he?
This may be the Thomas Bagent who was enlisted in the16th Ohio Volunteers, under Col DeCourcey, at Camp Dennison, OH, in Capt. Milton Mills Company G. Civil War. He is listed in the Civil War archives as being in Co. D. He was a private. Film Number M552 Roll 4.
More About THOMAS (JOHN) BAGENT:
Burial: October 17, 1902147
Children of THOMAS BAGENT and MARY UNKNOWN are:
i. LILLIE6 BAGENT, b. August 1873, Ohio148.
Notes for LILLIE BAGENT:
Lillie Bagent is found in the household of John Bagent (79) as his daughter, living in Falls Township, Hocking Co., OH, Federal Census of 1920. It states she was born in Virginia as was her Father, her Mother was born in Penna.
40. ii. WILIAM H. BAGENT, b. June 1875, Muskingum Co., OH.
iii. EDWARD C. BAGENT, b. July 1877148.
41. iv. DYE J. BAGENT, b. December 1881.
v. CHARLES D. BAGENT, b. June 1885148.
22. HESTER ANNE5 BAGENT (JOHN4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2 BAGEANT, SR, RICHARD1) was born Abt. 1847 in OH149, and died in KS. She married DAVID ALVIN HAGERMAN November 16, 1865 in Wyandot Co., OH
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Brewster, Rev. Cheryl
West Vancouver, BC
The Intuitive Life
Centred in Vancouver, BC, and serving all areas of British Columbia and partial US
Interfaith/Metaphysical Celebrant and Ordained Minister
Celebrations for Life’s Meaningful Moments.
Weddings, Memorials and other Important Life Markers… It’s your day. Let’s make it exquisite with a unique ceremony designed especially for you. Drawing on my wealth of experience and collection of vows, inspirational readings, and blessings, I gather material from your life and craft it to reflect your deepest desires for your special day.
After a complimentary consultation, allowing us to get to know one another, I provide a draft ceremony for your review and editing. With attention to those vitally important details, I take the strain out of your busy life, allowing you to relax and take care of those other important preparations. Renowned in the lower mainland, I have a solid reputation for creating beautiful, elegant ceremonies that capture the essence of what you most wish your special day to be.
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Brons, Dr. Larry R.
Rhema International Training Group
Bruce-Brodowski, Rev. Laura
Port Coquitlam, BC
Cairnie, Rev. Susan
Earth to Sky Spiritual Centre
As a Certified Life-Cycle Celebrant through the Celebrant Foundation and Institute, I am trained in the art of ritual and ceremony from around the world.
As a Red-corded Priestess through the Red Moon Women's Mystery School, I am a keeper of women's sacred wisdom.
As an ordained Interfaith Minister through the Canadian International Metaphysical Ministry, I am proud to perform legal wedding ceremonies.
Having ceremony and ritual in our lives is so important! It connects us to our our communities, our sense of Spirit and ourselves. Symbols and rituals can help us
work through things which we may not otherwise be able to. My aim in creating ceremonies is for you to feel the power of both the earth and the sky: grounded in your roots and supported as you explore your wings.
Carline, Rev. Cheryl
Sea to Sky Ministry for Spiritual Health and Wellness
Carter, Rev. Ann
S.O.S. – Specialty Organization Services
Chan, Rev. Kitty
BC Coast Centre for Awakening Spiritual Growth
Chandler, Rev. Clair
Cheung, Rev. Stephanie
House of Mind, Body and Peace
Chiu, Rev. Kathleen
Affirmation of Celebratory Community Vancouver
Clark, Rev. Angela
Rights of Passage
Weddings, commitment ceremonies, baptisms and more, custom written to complement your individuality.
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Rev. Angela Clark's Wedding Page
Clark, Rev. Krystin
Garden Bay, BC
For Soulful Shifts
Krystin has the heart of a poet and the soul of an ancient mystic. An interfaith/metaphysical minister she officiates wedding ceremonies, circles and other customized rituals commemorating life’s milestones.
A graduate of Rhodes Wellness College, Krystin is an intuitive consultant whose coaching philosophy is anchored around harnessing the moon phases and honouring her Grandmother’s teachings of ancient universal Law. “I am honoured to support individuals as they empower themselves as deliberate co-creators”.
Residing in Garden Bay British Columbia, Krystin happily serves the entire Sunshine Coast from Langdale to Earls Cove and Egmont. Please feel free to contact her to see how she may be of service and support.
Clark, Rev. Wendy
Wendy Clark Ministry
Conlinn, Rev. Carollyne
North Vancouver, BC
Unity of Vancouver
Cote Kearns, Rev. Dr. Penny PhD
Campbell River, BC
JPCK Metaphysical Services
Courchaine, Rev. Kimberly
KC Conscious Centre
Cowie, Rev. Norma
Chapel of Enlightenment
Rev. Norma Cowie has been a student of metaphysics since she took her first Tarot class in 1964. Combining business and spiritual studies, she became a Metaphysical minister with one organization, and then after several years she has once more embraced the term Reverend. During her years of study, she has written eight books, produced several CDs and DVDs. Today, she teaches many different spiritual/metaphysical subjects. Known as a Psychic Life Consultant, she offers several services, including Transforming Energy, Spiritual Consulting, and Psychic Tarot Card Readings.
Rev. Norma Cowie is available for weddings and other ceremonies.
Cragg, Rev. Barbara
Loving Energy Centre
Barbara’s lifelong mission statement and mantra “to give and receive positive, joyful, loving energy that grows exponentially” best explains her career focus, now as a metaphysical minister. Prior career experience as a teacher, counselor, mediator, and speaker, combined with a love of performing, has morphed naturally into her current position. In this capacity, she enjoys performing weddings, memorials, baby blessings, and the opportunity to counsel and support many. Her lifelong intention is to daily affirm, touch and teach through love in thought, word and deed. To this end, she has founded the Loving Energy Center to serve as the nucleus of her ministerial service in Alberta and British Columbia.
Davies, Rev. Gloria
The Ceremonial Centre
As a CIMM Minister and Certified Life-Cycle Celebrant, I draw on skills and experience gained from over 30 years of professional life as a writer and public relations specialist. I specialize in Weddings and Vow Renewals, as well as Ceremonies Across The Life-Cycle including: Coming Of Age Ceremonies, Retirement Tributes, Celebration Of Life Ceremonies, Baby Welcomings, Anniversaries, and Milestone Birthday Celebrations. I am honoured to work with my clients in a creative, collaborative process to craft authentic ceremonies that speak to the heart as well as the mind...ceremonies that incorporate prose, poetry, ritual, and music in a timeless and sophisticated blend that mirrors the uniqueness of the individual and the occasion.
Davis, Rev. Charles E.
Miraculous Life Centre for Awakening Spiritual Growth
Densmore, Rev. Barbara Joyce
Serving Vancouver Island from Nanaimo
The New Thought Community of Vancouver Island
My own search for that connection to “spirit within” began in a traditional mainstream church, and led to charting a personal path that befits someone who is as much thinker as feeler. I have studied “A Course in Miracles” for fifteen years, may try to figure out your Enneagram type as we talk, am gladdened to see how many “modern leadership” concepts are rooted in ancient spiritual wisdom, and know first hand that daily meditation makes a world of difference.
I am especially grateful, as a Metaphysical Minister, to be able to serve people, to help them savour and ponder, to connect with what is deep within and with each other at pivotal times in life.
Dondaneau, Rev. Kathy
Email: email@example.comGolden Centre for Awakening Spiritual Growth
Driessen, Rev. Dr. Anneli PhD, Msc.D. MCC
International Metaphysical Academy
Dr. Driessen provides Spiritual Counselling & Coaching, Individual & Relationship Therapy, Business & Life Coaching, Metaphysical Seminars and Keynotes in English and German. She is a Licensed Minister in BC and offers Creative Wedding Ceremonies, Unique End-of-Life Transition, Grief Counselling and Same Gender Marriages.
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Dr. Anneli Driessen's Personal Page
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Dr. Anneli Driessen's Wedding Page
Dufour, Rev. Danielle
Life Force Experiential Activities
Reverend Danielle Dufour, BMsc, operates Life Force, an Experiential Activities Program in the Shuswap region of BC, Canada. Life Force supports individuals and groups through self-reflective activities and debriefs, integrative counseling, universal energy practice(s), and emotional discovery and release. Life Force programming is adaptable for all ages, demographics, learning levels, and point of remembering. They also offer specialized groups to those coming out of mandate or an initial unwillingness to participate.
Rev. Danielle offers individual Life Path Readings, in combination with Quantum Touch, as well as Chakra balancing and charging. She offers formal ceremonies such as: marriages, baptismal, and blessings. She holds a Bachelor of Metaphysical Science, with a Masters in progress, a Diploma in Social work, and a Business Administration Certificate. She is an Intermediate Tandem and Solo Lake Water Canoe Instructor with Paddle Canada, a Hot Yoga Instructor approved through the Canadian Yoga Alliance, and a Quantum Touch Practitioner..
Eakle, Rev. Zoë
Efford, Rev. Michael
Prince George, BC
Elhage, Dr. Antoine
MBS Spiritual Centre
Dr Elhage provides the following:
As an Interfaith - Metaphysical Ministry we officiate Weddings - Memorials & More. Serving All Christians from any Denomination - All Muslims - Jews & All Others. We also offer pre-marital counselling & are fluent in English, Arabic, & (Working-French).
For Those With Limited Income, We Offer Low Budget & FREE Services. Yes, ( If You Qualify), we will officiate your wedding free.
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Dr. Elhage's Personal Page
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Dr. Elhage's Wedding Page Ad
Elle, Rev. Pamela
Evans, Rev. Kimberley
Steveston Spiritual Center
Kimberley is a qualified Life-Cycle Celebrant® in both Weddings and Funerals. Kim has been writing ceremonies since 2008. She brings her sense of humor, intuition and creative writing skills to your ceremony to celebrate with you, and co-creates a lasting memory. Do you want something poignant and touching, something fun and exciting, outside in a park or inside in a chapel, banquet hall or home?
I am respectful of all that you wish to embrace, hold no gender bias or religious opinion. A final draft of your ceremony is provided and a beautiful Keepsake is included so that you will always have a written memory.
It’s all about what you want and I would be honored to be your Celebrant.
Faulkner, Rev. Joan
The Centre for Awakening Spiritual Growth
Fisher-Lang, Rev. Abegael
North Vancouver, BC
Life Threads Ceremonies and Services
Flowers, Rev. Robert
Healing Centre at Fraserview
Gallimore, Rev. Sonia Beverley
Lower Mainland, BC
Ceremonies by Sonia Beverley
Life-cycle Celebrant, Sonia Beverley artfully creates and expertly officiates unique ceremonies to commemorate meaningful transitions and accomplishments in memorable ways.
Sonia takes the time to listen, understand and accurately portray personalities, beliefs, and values in ceremonies for individuals, couples, families or companies. Her easy, personable style and her comfort with many traditions and lifestyles, engages people from all faiths.
Whether formal or casual, simple or unconventional commemorations, participants are deeply touched by ceremonies by Sonia Beverley.
Weddings, End of Life, Memorials and Committals, Personal/Family, Corporate Ceremonies www.ceremoniesbysoniabeverley.ca
Ontario (seasonal): Weddings, Commitments, Vow Renewals www.countyweddings.ca
Galvin, Dr. E. M. Eunice Ph.D., M. Msc.
Wisdomscool for Metaphysical Studies & Spiritual Development
Dr. Eunice Galvin has been a student of Metaphysics and “New Thought” for more than twenty-five years. Early life was saturated with evangelical teachings. Initially introduced to New Thought through the Edmonton Centre for Self Awareness,
with the Victoria Centre for Self Awareness as her spiritual home.
As a student of “The University of Metaphysics” in Sedona, Arizona, she became an Ordained Metaphysical Minister through that study. Following her ordination, she achieved the Masters Degree and in 2007 a Doctorate Degree. Eunice counsels in Nanaimo, is a presenter of workshops, and is a frequent Celebrant of marriages and memorials.
Garden, Rev. Mary
Salish Sea Ceremonies
Providing custom ceremonial services with a west-coast flavour for all your life's milestones and events at home and at work. Mary's approach is inclusive of all spiritual practices and beliefs. She is a licensed minister in BC and a certified Life-Cycle Celebrant through the Celebrant Foundation & Institute. Mary would be honored to work with you on your very special day. Weddings, Baby Blessings, End of Life, Openings, Graduation, Retirement and Healing ceremonies.
Gibson, Dr. Jayne A.
Circle of Light Celebration Centre
At any given moment, someone, somewhere on earth is Celebrating, something, with all the joy and enthusiasm that they hold in their heart.
With all the belief and hope they can muster, for a new day, a new chapter, or a new journey that is about to unfold in their lives. These events bring us together as friends, family, and community, building relationships, preserving family traditions, strengthening bonds, and connecting us both spiritually and emotionally. As your Celebrant (or Marriage Officiate) I would be delighted to assist you in creating a personalized ceremony that reflects your dreams and values in a most meaningful way.
Girard, Rev. Susan
Sacred Rainforest Metaphysical Centre Society
Rev. Sue is a New Thought Metaphysician, Interfaith Minister, Priestess, Mystic and the published Author of the Moon Sage Theosophies, Speculative Spiritual Fiction Series. She is the Founder & Spiritual Director of Sacred Rainforest Metaphysical Centre Society on the beautiful Sunshine Coast. She is a Lightworker, a Peacekeeper, an Environmentalist, a Humanitarian, and a Spiritual Intuitive Empath. She lives the philosophy of peace, love, joy and harmony with nature in her daily life.
Sue surrounds herself with family and friends and routinely practices her Spiritual walk within her Community, sharing her magical, mystical energy with whomever she meets.
She and her little rescue dog ‘Becca Marie’ go for their regular walks in the Temperate Rainforest and cherish their life in the Pacific Northwest.
Good, Rev. Jane
Qualicum Beach, BC
Rev. Jane lives off-grid in a hand-built cabin beside a lake near Qualicum Beach, B.C. Helping couples create and embrace the sacred moment of union in marriage is a thrill and an honour, for Rev. Jane.
She will approach each ceremony with a fresh and boundless well of energy, ideas, and respect. Rev. Jane is known for her calm and patient manner and will craft a wedding ceremony that will be truly remembered.
Exploring and adventuring have always played a role in Rev. Jane’s life, she is happy to travel to special places in British Columbia.
Grand, Rev. Tara
Salt Spring Island, BC
Salt Spring Island Centre for Awakening Spiritual Growth
Halkyard, Rev. Catherine Lynn
Gateway Foundation for Metaphysics
Specializing in weddings that make a difference in your life, Catherine's goal is to ensure that your day is the perfect day.
Bring joy and celebration into all parts of your wedding, starting with the ceremony. Proud to be a part of serving the LGBTQIA community in Vancouver, she will travel between Whistler and White Rock to perform your ceremony.
Hampshire, Rev. Kalynda
Hartley, Rev. Lisa
Lisa Hartley Celebrant Centre
2016 is my fourth Season as a Wedding Celebrant. Marriage is sacred to me, but so is community building and ceremonies for all parts of your life. I am well versed in interfaith and intercultural traditions. I also love designing ceremonies for blended families and same sex marriages.
In 2016, I’m expanding my practice to include the full spectrum of your life. Encompassing birth, marriage, milestone birthdays, and of course Celebrations of Life.
Lisa is trained and certified by the highly respected Celebrant Institute and Foundation and recognized as an interfaith Religious Officiant, in the Province of BC. She is registered with Vital Statistics to perform Weddings in British Columbia.
Hawkins, Rev. Trina
Clinton center of Love and light
Hayes, Rev. LaRue
Kelowna Centre for Awakening Spiritual Growth
Hlady, Rev. Karen
Island Pride Celebrations
Rev Karen Hlady founded Island Pride Celebrations in 2014. Located in the heart of Vanocuver Island, Rev Karen serves members of the LGBTQ community by offering wedding services, vow renewals and memorial services.
Services are available across Vancouver Island and the Greater Vancouver Area.
Horne, Rev. Janis
Reverend Janis Horne has been professionally trained and certified as a Wedding Celebrant by the Celebrant Institute and Foundation and is authorized to perform interfaith weddings throughout the province of BC. She has been certified by The Gay Wedding Institute, and recently completed her certificate in Funeral Celebrancy with the Fellowship of Professional Celebrants in the UK.
Now in her fourth year of practice, Janis is an accomplished public speaker, and uses her skill to conduct ceremonies with warmth, sincerity, and humour.
Reverend Janis loves meeting and working with people from all walks of life to create unique and beautiful interfaith ceremonies.
Ireland, Rev. Michael Ph.D.
Through ceremonies and rituals, Michael will help you to embrace transition in your life. Whether you are getting married, welcoming or naming a new baby, moving into a new home, marking a special birthday or anniversary, saying goodbye to a friend or family member, or celebrating a milestone, Michael will work with you to create a unique ceremony to recognize and acknowledge this period of change.
As a professional writer, Michael is happy to assist you with the development and scripting of any observance and can edit or write touching blessings for any occasion. Michael can assist with all the arrangements for your transitional event, from initial planning through to production.
Keats, Rev. Randy Roy
In 1981, on a quest for meaning and spiritual fulfillment, Randy set off to India, where he lived in the mountains for almost three years. A life-changing experience, it deepened his spiritual understanding and practices and started Randy on a path of service and devotion, to play a part in bringing peace and enlightenment to those around him.
With a professional career of over thirty years in the non-profit sector, Randy is a social educator helping people understand and cope with their environments. He is a counselor, life coach, educator, facilitator, and natural leader. He is delighted to join the metaphysical ministry.
Kew, Rev. Laura
Powell River, BC
Coastal Life Celebrations
Kikuchi, Rev. Koichiro
Pender Island, BC
Kikuchi Family Natural Garden
Klein, Rev. Wendy
Klein, Rev. Lloyd
From Spirits Head
Latour, Rev. James
Life's Journey Celebration Centre
As a creative, passionate writer, James incorporates your personal journey, beliefs, personality, humour, respect, and values rooted in a loving Universal tradition. He will get to know you and your desires for your personalized ceremony.
James is licensed to conduct weddings in British Columbia, and performs other life and end-of-life ceremonies.
James has been conducting weddings and funerals for over twenty-five years. After the first fifteen years as an ordained minister, he left traditional church life. Since then, his journey has taken him to a more gentle & practical spirituality.
In 2013, he became a certified Life-Cycle Celebrant.
Lee, Rev. Ceres
Stellar Spiritual Group
Lee, Rev. Jennifer
Vancouver Island, BC
Centre for Creative Being
Wedding & Funeral Celebrant: As well as being a minister, I am a poet, professional actor, public speaker, certified yoga teacher, mother, and gardener. My specialty is creating compassionate and passionate ceremonies. I love to work collaboratively with you to create a ceremony that is meaningful and memorable for you in every way. It is my goal to listen deeply and imaginatively to who you are and what you need, and to work with you to make your ceremony personalized and unique. I am a certified and licensed Life-cycle Celebrant.
Lees, Rev. Marilyn
Wedding Ceremonies: For over 20 years, I have written and officiated at various rites of passage celebrations...commitment, renewal of wedding vows, and end of life tributes.
It is now with great pleasure and passion to co-design, write, and officiate at wedding ceremonies either—Spiritual or Interfaith—that reflects personal traditions, rituals, or beliefs of a couple. The heart of the ceremony is the relationship love story shared by two.
Memorials: My hope is by writing and sharing the life story of the loved one, it will bring some comfort to those who are left to grieve the physical loss and also the need to celebrate the spirit.
Lefevre, Rev. Carol B.Msc.
New Perspectives Ministry
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Rev. Carol's Personal Page
Leithead, Rev. Margaret
Serving Victoria and Southern Vancouver Island
The Centre for Spiritual Connection
Hi, I’m Maggie, and I tell love stories for a living:
Sometimes they’re about your journey as a couple when you celebrate love and connection on your amazing wedding day.
Sometimes they’re about a special person who has passed away that you want to remember and honour faithfully as you move through your grief.
Regardless of what prompts the connection, my duty and my promise is to tell your story in the way that’s just right for you -- laughter, tears, genuine connection. That’s the story that I’ll help you share. Learn more on my website or email to get in touch right away.
Leung, Rev. Kevin
Serving Greater Vancouver
B.C. Coast Centre for Awakening Spiritual Growth
KEVIN LEUNG is the first trilingual (English, Cantonese, and Mandarin) Certified Life-Cycle Celebrant® in Canada, and a licensed Marriage Officiant in the province of British Columbia. Professionally trained by Celebrant Foundation & Institute, and ordained by Canadian International Metaphysical Ministry, he specializes in performing wedding ceremonies in a fun, young, and professional approach all across Greater Vancouver.