Name: William H. BAGLEY
Given Name: William H.
Suffix: : Chaplain
Title: : Chaplain
Birth: 9 SEP 1820 in Montpelier, VT 1
Death: 30 AUG 1909 in Des Moines, Polk Co., IA
Burial: Woodland cem-Des Moines 2
RETI: 24 JUL 1879 App for Pension#299.890 192.720-Invalid Pension
Note: My house burnt down and in it were my discharge papers.
Military 20 AUG 1862 Civil War-Co H 35th IA Infantry
Note: served as Chaplain and Wagon Master until end of the war. On thehand-written answers to pension app., #12 is: discharge burnt when myhouse burnt down.
Census: 1860 Tipton, Cedar Co., IA
# NAME BOOK PAGE
7223 Gilmore 12 80
7224 Welch, Denny 9 51
7225 Gilmore, Wm NS NS
7226 Beatty, George NS NS
Injunction--Wm. H. Bagley--See File#7324
1860 Census-Tipton, IA age 39, Furniture Dealer
1870 Census-Cass, Cedar Co., IA pg 135
William Bagley age 39 Furniture Dealer RE$4000, PP$1500 b VT
Census: JUN 1900 Des Moines, Polk Co., IA
Nancy age 25 b IN
George age 6 b IA
Sarah A age 2 b IA
Horace Morrow age 18 laborer b OH
ED 78 Sheet 11, line 11.
Census: 1870 Cedar Co., IA
Note: 1870 BAGLEY WILLIAM Cedar County IA 199 Fairfield Township
Census: 1841 Muscatine Co., IA
Note: under SA Baggulay
Census: 1851 Cedar Co., IA
Note: 1851 BAGLEY WILLIAM Cedar County IA 004 No Township Listed
Event: The Herald of Gospel Liberty
Obituary SEP 1909
William Bagley born Sept. 1820 VT
wife Nancy born June 1834 in IN.
WILLIAM H. BAGLEY (1820-1909)
Event: 1903 W. College Grove Ave.
City Dir 1891 Des Moines, Polk Co., IA
by Judy Jackson (second--great-granddaughter)
William was the eldest child of Simeon and Almira Bagley. He wasborn September 9, 1820, in Sharon, VT. His family moved to Knox Co.,Ohio sometime between May 1825 and March, 1828. They left Ohio in1836 and arrived at Wapsininoc Settlement, Iowa on October 21St.Simeon layed out the town and called it West Liberty, and became itsfirst Postmaster.
It was here that William says "he gave his heart to the Lord" onJanuary 1St 1838, at Buckinghames Church. He delivered his firstsermon on January st 1843 in the same church.
Again, the family moved this time to Tipton, IA where they resided anumber of years on Meredian Street.
William was married to Nancy Jane Chambers on January st 1853, inher father’s house at the mouth of Pine Creek, near Fairport,Muscatine Co., Iowa. Amusingly, when they registered the marriage inthe county records, the clerk made an error and listed him as WilliamChambers. This mistake was not discovered until many years later,when he applied for his pension. Two of Nancy’s brothers, John andAnderson, had to submit sworn statements attesting that they had beenpresent during the ceremony, and that William and Nancy had alwaysconsidered themselves married! I’m sure that this small legality mayhave upset this proper couple.
After their marriage, they resided in Tipton, where their son, Georgewas born on August 11, 1854. Their first daughter, Sarah Almira, wasborn, July 24, 1858.
t William continued active religious involvement throughout hislifetime. In 1859, William attended the 5th session of the N. E. IowaChristian Conference, where his father was chosen Rector of theconference.
When the Civil War began, William enlisted as a private, under thecommand of Col. S.J. Hill, of the Iowa Infantry. Col. Hill, fell illat the battle of Nashville, and William acquired his horse, "DixieBill." (this evidently became a favorite mount, and was rumored tohave been buried in the front yard when he died of old age.) The mostnoteworthy battle William was in was at Vicksburg, where he sufferedquite a hearing loss from the "constant barrage of cannon fire." Healso suffered from diarrhea and rheumatism. He was discharged as aprivate on January 30, 1865, so that he could accept a promotion toChaplain with the same company and regiment.
After the war, Almira delivered their third child, Mary, who was bornMarch 6, 1869. She died at the age of 21 on January 3, 1890 ofcongenital heart disease. The family had moved to Des Moines, soonafter Mary’s birth and resided at 1007 Lafayette Avenue, untilWilliam’s death. He was evidently Minister at the First ChristianChurch on 12th Street.
William died June 30, 1909, after eight days of illness. He wasinterred next to his daughter Mary, in Woodland Cemetery. After hisdeath, Nancy rented out the house and went to live with her olderdaughter, Sarah Almira Moreland McClellan in Stanwood, Iowa. She diedtwo years later on March 5, 1911.
Mrs. Nancy J. Bagley 1007 w Lafayette Des Moines IA 1891
William Bagley bakery 1903 w Cottage Grove avenue Des Moines IA1891
Father: Simeon Arvin BAGLEY b: 26 APR 1798 in Orange, Grafton Co, NH
Mother: Almyra LATHAM b: 17 MAR 1801 in Sharon, Windsor Co, VT (town clrks birth rec)
Nancy Jane CHAMBERS b: 12 JUN 1834 in Washington Co, IN
1 JAN 1853
in Fairport, Muscatine Co., IA 7
- George Isaac BAGLEY b: 29 MAY 1854 in Tipton, Cedar Co., IA
- Sarah Almira BAGLEY b: 24 JUL 1858 in Tipton, Cedar Co., IA
- Mary Leland BAGLEY b: 6 MAR 1869 in Tipton, Cedar Co., IA
- Abbrev: Family Bible
Title: Family Bible
Page: In his own handwriting, William writes the following titled "A FewItems" I was born in Sharon, Windsor Co., Vermont, Sept. 9, 1820 onWhdet River. My father, S.A. Bagley moved from there to Knox Co. Ohioin the fall of 182?, from there he came to Iowa in 1838, got to WestLiberty Oct. 21. He entered one half section of good land there.After improving it he moved to Tipton and there they both died andalso Mother's mother (Grandmother) at the ripe old age of 93 years.All were ready. Wm. Bagley gave his heart to the Lord on the firstday of January, 1838 at the Buckinghames Church and on the first ofJan. 1843, he preached his first sermon . There is one man yet alivethat heard it. On the 1 day of Jan. 1853, he married Miss N.J.Chambers to this union 3 children were born. One boy and two girls.Miss S.A. MacMillen and Miss Mary Baley. She died when 20 years. end.2nd pg. lost
- Abbrev: Obit
Page: Wm Bagley's burial place is Woodlawn or Woodland Cemetery, 2019Woodland Ave., Des Moines, IA 50309.
- Abbrev: Civil War Pension App#
Title: Civil War Pension App#
Page: W.O. 923,357 Department of the Interior
Williams' certificate# 192, 720 Classified as an Invalid, sho servedin 35th Iowa Infantry. Pension Agent at Des Moines, Iowa. Enrolledin the Union Army on the 4th day of Aug., 1862, at Muscatine Co., IAin Co., W, 35th Reg. Volunteers to serve 3 years or during the war andmustered into the service as a Private on the 4th of Aug. at CampStrong. On the Muster Rolls for that time, he was absent sick in Div.Hospital-July and Aug. 63; present Jan and Feb 65, Discharged toreceive promotion. Nature of sickness on account of which musteredsick May and June is not shown on recorder of this office.
He mustered in again as Chaplain same Regt..Signed HC Culins, Asst.Adjutant General
- Abbrev: Judy Jackson
Title: Judy Jackson
Page: Second Grgranddaughter
- Abbrev: Census 1841
Title: Census 1841
Page: Males: 1 under 5; 1 5-10; 1 10-15; 3 15-20; 1 40-50 Females: 1 under5; 1 5-10; 1 30-40
- Abbrev: Muscatine Co., IA Mg. rec; Judy Jackson, Pt. Reyes
Title: Muscatine Co., IA Mg. rec., land, VR, Histories; Judy Jackson, Pt.Reyes Sta., CA 94956; Bagley Famiily Bible; A. B. Shaw letters;Loveland Genealogy; Bagley Lines by Norton Russell Bagley (sent himcorrections fm Fam. Bible); History of OH; Prarie Cemetery Records;Rutland Co. VT VR;
- Abbrev: Judy Jackson San
Title: Judy Jackson San
Text: References in possession of Judy San:
Xerox pf hand written stats on Nancy Jane by dau Sarah; xerox fm "OldSettlers" of death of Susan Chambers, w of Anderson Chambers (broo/Nancy Jane; letter fm Greenwood Ceme listing Chambers burials OrigPension receipt for Wm Chambers dated Sept. 7, 1872; pension rec NAfor Wm in War o/ 1812; Xerox of tax pmnt for Wm. in Muscatine Co., IA1842; Xerox fm "Old Settlers" on death of Sarah (Anderson) Chamberswith picture, describes funeral, ch, etc.; 1860 cen Tipton, IA listingC.H. Chambers and fam; xerox Hist o/ Muscatine Co., IA listing M.P.Mace who marr Amanda Chambers (Nancy Jane's sister); xerox listing ofbusinessmen in Muscatine, lists Chambers Brothers; 1820 cen WashingtonCo., IN (Wm. Chambers); letter fm Pension dept. to her gr. grandma abtWm. and Sarah; 1810 cen Madison Co., KY listing John Chambers (he wasa schl teacher, also a partial copy of his journal listing students,etc. LATHAM--xerox of hand written lineage fm pension dept to my greadgrandma mostly listing names back to Mary Chilton. (This is what gother hooked, she says) cert. cpy records of Isaac & Jemima Latham ofChildren's births and his death; Hist. of Royalton, VT. MORELAND:marr licenses of Johnathan (Geo. Washington Moreland's son) to EllaSteinmetz (her grandparent's); hand written mote of moves made byabove 1907-1925; xerox cert. marr of Geo, Wa, M & Sarah Bagley;delayed birth registration app for Jonathan listing Joseph Caldwell asrelation (his grandfather and my father were cousins); xerox ofburials at Masonic ceme Tipton, IA listing Geo and Family plus NancyJane and Mary Bagley; xerox of Family Moreland Bible listing bt, marr,deaths; 1860 cen Tipton, IA listing Davis Moreland & fam.; xerox recfm Chicago Art Institute for Jonathan & Ella; 1840 cen Dearborn Co.,IN listing John Moreland (Geo. Dad); letter fm Glencoe, MN by Jonathanvisiting uncle. ANDERSON-1810 cen w/ numerous listings in same areaMadison Co., KY; xerox of letter dated Apr 16, 1816 fm Sarah Andersonto day Sally and hus Wm. Chambers, Warren Co., KY to Washington Co.,IN listing a number of family members and describing type; Story fmHis of Muscatine Co., IA abt Capt John Anderson of Fort Sumpter famewith scetches of him and wife (evidently related but no proofs yet;
BAGLEY-xerox of marr register Mus. Co., IA of Wm Bagley to Nancy JaneChabers (error by clerk has him listed as Wm. Chambers!); 2 affidavidsby Nancy Janes brothers dated re yrs aft, marrm correcting clericalerror (gives their ages and residences for both (error fd when Wm.applied for pension); original memorial notice fm funeral of SarahAlmira (Bagley) (Moreland) McClellan, 1939.; orig news. clip. o/fiftieth ewedding ann for Rev. and Mrs. Wm.. Bagley; cert. o/ servicefor Wm. Bagley in Civil War (brother has original); 2nd news. clip. ofann.) xerox death notice of Geo. Bagley (Wm.'s brother) this is whereBrandon, Knox Co., OH info came from, but don't know what paper itcame fm.' xerox Wm. Bagley's death notice in paper; xerox announcementof 80th birthday of Wm. in paper; xerox'd fm "THE HERALD OF GOSPELLIBERTY" abt Wm's life, work with Church and death (very interesting);xerox of hand written answers to pension application. More notes onBagley's by Judy.