Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Frank Baggett Cared for Soldiers' Widows
and Families

The men associated with my family received pensions based on their service as body servants in a Confederate regiment. Frank Baggett did not. He made application for a pension because he cared for the soldiers' widows and their families from 1861 to 1865 under the supervision of his old master, William Pickens Baggett.

Pension for body servants were decided by local county boards, by people who knew many of the men requesting pensions. Tho, Frank did not leave home to serve, he did get a pension for his services.

Frank was born about 1833. He was married to Tish, a woman he likely married before the Civil War. They had several children, the first one was born about 1856.

How does Frank connect to my family?
Frank's grandson Issie Baggett married Arie Demyers.
Arie was the daughter of Lawrence Demyers and Sally Miller.
Lawrence Demyers was the brother of my gggrandmother Alice Demyers Overton Usher.


  1. That's pretty good that he got a pension for services rendered on the home front.

    1. He deserved it; he did contribute to the cause of the Confederacy.