Biography of William Bagwell
Howard County, IN Biographies





WILLIAM BAGWELL, one of the prominent farmers and old pioneers of Union Township, settled in Howard County in March, 1847, when the land was in its native state; he is the third son of six children born to Levi and Elizabeth (Garris) Bagwell, natives of North Carolina, and of French and Irish descent. William Bagwell was married, January 13, 1832, to Sarah Privett, daughter of Wiley and Nancy (Crabb) Privett, natives of North Carolina and Virginia, and of Irish and French descent. Mr. and Mrs. Bagwell have had five children - Jane A., Nancy M., Wiley M., James E. and George W., three of whom are yet living. Mr. Bagwell is a prominent citizen, and he and wife are members of the Christian Church. George W., the youngest of the children, was born May 23, 1853. He was reared on his father's farm, and received a good common school education. He is an industrious young man, is a genial gentleman, and a worthy member of the United Brethren Church. Wiley M., the third child, was a soldier in the late rebellion, and was killed at Baken Creek, Ky., by the enemy, while attempting to join his regiment.

From:
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Chicago 1883.


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