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James Augustine Claggett / Catherine Johnson


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James Augustine Claggett / Catherine Johnson

Husband: James Augustine Claggett
Born: 17 May 1824[40] at: Culpeper, Fauquier, Virginia, USA
Married: 9 Mar 1846at: Fauquier, Virginia, United States
Died: 17 Aug 1886[41] at: Lexington, McLean, Illinois, United States
Father: Samuel Claggett III
Mother: Lucy Sanford
Notes: [42]
Sources: [40] [41] [43] [44] [45]
Wife: Catherine Johnson
Born: 1822at: Fauquier, Virginia, United States
Died: 9 Mar 1900at: Lexington, McLean, Illinois, United States
Father: Moses Johnson
Mother: Catherine Norris
Notes: [46]
Sources: [47]
Children
Name: William 'Moses' Johnson Claggett [118]
Born: 1846at: Virginia, United States
Died: 1873at:
Spouses:

Name: Baby Claggett [7644] [7642] [7645]
Born: 1847[7642] at: Warrenton, Fauquier, Virginia, USA
Died: INFANTat:
Spouses:

Name: James William Claggett [117] [114] [115] [116]
Born: 4 Jun 1851[114] [115] at: Warrenton, Fauquier, Virginia, USA
Married: at:  
Died: 9 May 1912[116] at: Lexington, McLean, Illinois, United States
Spouses: Melissa Catherine Horney

Name: Ruth Matella Claggett [29] [28] [30]
Born: 1 Oct 1856at: Warrenton, Fauquier, Virginia, USA
Married: at:  
Died: 23 Jan 1915[28] at: Normal, McLean, Illinois, USA
Spouses: Luther Sanford Beasley

Name: Randolph Tucker Claggett [113] [112] [107] [108] [109] [110] [111]
Born: 10 May 1858[107] [108] at: Warrenton, Fairfax Co., Virginia, USA
Married: at:  
Died: 8 Mar 1937[109] [110] at: Lexington, McLean, Illinois
Spouses: Minnie Biggs


Pedigree Chart for: James Augustine Claggett

      /--Samuel  Clagett  Sr.
   /--Samuel  Claggett  II
   |  \--Ann  Brown 
/--Samuel  Claggett  III
|  |  /--Jacob  Ramey 
|  \--Amey Jane  Ramey 
|     \--Elizabeth  Lane 
|--James Augustine  Claggett 
|     /--Robert  Sanford  Jr.
|  /--Thomas  Sanford 
|  |  \--Jane  Sanders 
\--Lucy  Sanford 
   |  /--Robert  Sanford  Jr.
   \--Kesiah  Wilson 
      \--

Pedigree Chart for: Catherine Johnson

      /--
   /--
   |  \--
/--Moses  Johnson 
|  |  /--
|  \--
|     \--
|--Catherine  Johnson 
|     /--
|  /--William  Norris 
|  |  \--
\--Catherine  Norris 
   |  /--
   \--Hannah  Bell 
      \--

[42] In the 1860 Virgnia Census, James A. Claggett of Fauquier County appears on the Slave Schedule, from which we can infer he owned six slaves: a male 50, female 25, male 18, female 18, male 18, and a male 8. 1880 Census: Census Place: Lexington, Mc Lean, Illinois Source: FHL Film 1254230 National Archives Film T9-0230 Page 525B Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace James A. CLAGGETT Self M M W 53 VA Occ: Farmer Fa: VA Mo: VA Catharine CLAGGETT Wife F M W 48 VA Fa: VA Mo: VA Mettie CLAGGETT Dau F S W 20 VA Occ: Keeping House Fa: VA Mo: VA R. T. CLAGGETT Son M S W 23 VA Occ: Farmer Fa: VA Mo: VA William CLAGGETT Son M S W 28 VA Occ: Farmer Fa: VA Mo: VA Sarah N. JOHNSON Aunt F S W 70 VA Fa: VA Mo: VA -James A. Claggett, age 51, male, farmer, born Virginia -Kitty Claggett, age 49, female, keeping house, born Virginia -William Claggett, age 18, male, on farm, born Virginia -Mattella (sp?) Claggett, age 16, born Virginia -Randolph, age 14, male, age 14, born Virginia -- extracted by Sandy Calhoun James occupation on the 1880 census is given as "farmer." His two sons R.T. and William are both shown as "farmer." An adult woman, Sarah N. Johnson, an aunt, is living with them. Her age is given as 70 years.

[46] According to the 1880 Census, an aunt, Sarah N. Johnson, is living with the family. Obituary: Catherine Johnson was born in Fauquier Co., Va., about 1815, and she was married to James A. Claggett in 1846. They moved west and reached Lexington on Christmas Day, 1866, where they settled on a farm. In June, 1886, they moved into town, where Mr. Claggett died August, 1887. Since that time she has lived with her daughter, Mrs. Luther Beasley. Mrs. Claggett was an excellent old woman and her life was one of great usefulness. Some of the Claggett family were members of the Old School Baptist church and she was in sympathy with that body of christians. She leaves to mourn her one daughter, Mrs. Luther Beasley and two sons, J. W. and R. T. Claggett, of this town, with nine grandchildren and a large circle of friends. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Stubbert. The remains were laid to rest in the Lexington cemetery. -- March 16, 1900

[118] Based on notes compiled by Ruth Matella Beasley. Johnson died before he was married.

[7644] Based on notes compiled by Ruth Matella Claggett Beasley. Unknown daughter died in infancy.

[117] DIES IN ILLINOIS Mr. James William Claggett died at his home in Lexington, Ill., Friday, May 10, after an illness of several months. He was born near Warrenton, Va., in 1851 and was the second son of James A. and Catherine Claggett. His boyhood home was near the seat of war during the four years of that titanic struggle. Their house was near the first Bull Run battlefield, and many times the armies of both North and South were camped on their farm. In 1866 the Claggett family moved to Illinois and settled in Lexington. In 1880 Mr. Claggett was married to Miss Melissa C. Horney, who with a son and daughter survives him. He also leaves a brother, R. T. Claggett, and a sister, Mrs. Luther Claggett. --Lexington, IL newspaper 1900 census for William Claggett & Melissa (Horney) Claggett: (Lexington, Il., Lexington Twp., McLean Co., E.D. #111, sheet 6B): -William Claggett, born 6/1851, age 48, married 19 yrs., born Va., parents born Va. -Melissa Claggett, born 10/1850, age 49, 2 children born, 2 children living, born Ohio, parents b. Ohio -Amy M. Claggett, born 6 or 1/1882, age 18, born Illinois -Elmer Claggett, born 3/1885, age 15, born Illinois 1910 census, Lexington Twp., McLean Co., Il. 4/20/1910, E.D. #110, page 6A: -William Claggett, age 58, liveryman, own barn -Melissa Claggett, age 59, 3 children born, 2 children living -Amy M Claggett, age 28, schoolteacher, public schools -Elmer Claggett, age 25, clerk department store --extracted by Sandy Calhoun

[29] Based on notes compiled by Ruth Matella Beasley. "My mother came to Illinois on Christmas Day, 1866." Obituary: MRS. LUTHER BEASLEY Well Known Lexington Woman Died at Brokaw Hospital Saturday Matella, daughter of James A. and Catherine Claggett, was born at Warrenton, Farquier [sic] county, Virginia, Oct. 1: 1855 and died at the Brokaw hospital in Normal, Jan. 23, 1915. She came to Illinois with her parents on Christmas day in 1866 and they located on a farm her father purchased south of Lexington, which continued to be the family home until after her father's death in 1886. Here she was married to Luther S. Beasley August 4, 1882. Seven children were born to this union, all of whom survive their mother. They are: Johnson T. and Guy C., of Chicago, Mrs. William Grimes of Chenoa;, Mrs. Zack T. Garrett, Mrs. Ray Pickens, Felix M. and Katherine of Lexington. She is also survived by her husband, one brother, R. T. Claggett and three grandchildren. Mrs. Beasley had been ill for about three weeks and was taken to the Brokaw hospital Wednesday where she underwent a severe operation Thursday. All that could be done for her was done but without avail and she passed away about nine o'clock Saturday evening. The body was brought to home Sunday morning where the funeral service was held at 2 p. m. Tuesday. Rev. C. S. Osborn, pastor of the Baptist church, of which Mrs. Beasley was a member, officiated. The burial was in the Lexington cemetery. Mrs. Beasley was a loving wife and a mother, a kind neighbor and a faithful friend and she will be greatly missed in her home and by all who knew her. -- Thursday, January 28, 1915

[113] The following paragraphs about the Claggett clan were written by Johnson Tucker Beasley, Randolph's nephew. Johnson was a family history buff and recorded many names and dates. He wrote: "I am not sure that any of the Claggetts were in the Civil War, but the Claggett homestead is in Virginia near the site of the first Battle of Bull Run [First Mannassas]. I have heard my grandmother [Catherine Johnson] tell of having watched the battle from the back porch, and Uncle Tucker tells me his father carried him on horseback to the scene of the battle after it was over, and that the sight of row on row of wounded and dying was never erased from his memory." According to his great-niece, Jane Beasley, Uncle Tucker "Had a big house in Lexington. Minnie was a great talker." His occupation in the 1900 census is given as "Landlord." Obituary-- R. T. Claggett. (Special to The Pantagraph of Bloomington, Illinois.) LEXINGTON. -- Randolph Tucker Claggett. a leading farmer of McLean county, died at his home in Lexington at 1:10 a. m. Monday [March 8, 1937]. The funeral will be held at 2:30 p. m. Wednesday. Burial will be in the Lexington cemetery. He was born in Warrenton, Fairfax county, Va., May 10, 1858, the youngest son of James A. and Catherine Johnson Claggett. Their house was near the scene of the first battle of Bull Run, and many times the armies of both the north and the south were encamped on their farm. Mr. Claggett arrived in Lexington on Christmas eve, 1866, with his father, mother, brothers, Moses Johnson and James William; sister, Metella Beasley, and an aunt Sarah Johnson. All have preceded him in death. On Jan. 24, 1984, Mr. Claggett married Miss Minnie Biggs, a native of Money Creek township. They lived on their farm south of Lexington until 1897 when they removed to town where they have since resided. Mr. Claggett was vice president of the People's Bank of Lexington, a lifelong Democrat, and was affiliated with the Baptist church. He leaves his wife, an adopted daughter, Mrs. Catherine Keller of Lexington, nine nieces and nephews and 14 grand nieces and nephews. A brother of Mr. Keller's, Elmo F. Hill, who had made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Claggett, died in France in 1918.

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  • @2Page: 1254230, T9-0230, p 525B

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  • @2Page: Death Certificate Book 2, page 40, No. 2839

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  • @4Data:
    I am not sure that any of the Claggetts were in the Civil War, but the Claggett homestead is in Virginia near the site of the Battle of Bull Run. I have heard my grandmother tell of having watched the battle from the back porch, and Uncle Tucker tells me his father carried him on horseback to the scene of the battle after it was over, and that the sight of row on row of wounded and dying was never erased from his memory. My grandfather, James A. Claggett, was a plantantion and slave owner in Virginia, and accustomerd to the luxuries and ease of living common to that station in life. I can recall that grandmother had a much better than average education. At the close of the Civil War generally chaotic conditions prevailed in all the Southern States and on Christmas Day, 1866, the Claggett family of mother, father, and four children arrived in Lexington, Ill. Grandfather bought a sizable farm which was operated by him and his two sons. It is now owned by the widow of my Uncle Tucker. --Johnson Tucker Beasley

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@1 [7642] [S36]

    [7643] Based on notes compiled by Ruth Matella Beasley. Unknown daughter died in infancy.

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    [7646] Based on notes compiled by Ruth Matella Beasley. Unknown daughter died before in infancy.

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  • @2Page: E.D. #111, sheet 6B

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  • @2Page: E.D. #110, page 6A

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  • @2Page: Lexington, Illinois, Enumeration District No. 111, Sheet 3.
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    • Date: 25 Jul 2001

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  • @2Page: p. 1

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  • @2Page: Certificate #0000128

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James Russell / Alice Wyse

Husband: James Russell
Born: 1455at: Kingston Russell, Dorsetshire, England
Married: at:  
Died: 1509at:
Father: John Russell
Mother: Alice Elizabeth Foxmere
Wife: Alice Wyse
Born: ABT 1459at: Sydenham, Devonshire, England
Died: at:
Father: John Wyse
Mother: Thomasine Fulford
Children
Name: John Russell
Born: 1485at: Kingston Russell, Dorsetshire, England
Married: at:  
Died: 14 Mar 1554at: Russell House, Strand, Middlesex, England
Spouses: Anne Sapcote


Pedigree Chart for: James Russell

      /--
   /--
   |  \--
/--John  Russell 
|  |  /--
|  \--
|     \--
|--James  Russell 
|     /--
|  /--
|  |  \--
\--Alice Elizabeth  Foxmere 
   |  /--
   \--
      \--

Pedigree Chart for: Alice Wyse

      /--
   /--
   |  \--
/--John  Wyse 
|  |  /--
|  \--
|     \--
|--Alice  Wyse 
|     /--
|  /--
|  |  \--
\--Thomasine  Fulford 
   |  /--
   \--
      \--


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