Martin County, NCGenWeb

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Docton Warren Bagley

Today I went to the Tennessee State Library & Archives, in part, to look at the materials they have for Martin County.  They don’t have a lot, but they do have the Martin County Heritage Book and a book titled Martin County During the Civil War by Dr. James H. McCallum.

I added a link to the WorldCat record for the civil war book to the Military page. In doing some quick online searching, I also discovered that the Perkins Library at Duke University has the diary of Docton Warren Bagley.   The description is as follows:

Diary, 1861-1864, of D. W. Bagley (1801-1878), treasurer of the Martin County Volunteer Company of the Confederate Army, giving detailed accounts of military events in eastern North Carolina and the activities of the company. One section contains clippings related to the Civil War. Also included are thirty-seven pages of records, 1856-1860, of the Roanoke Steamboat Company.

Further information about the contents of his bible can be found at Google Books in An Annual Publication of Historical Papers.  The bible was apparently given to the Trinity College Historical Society by his daughter, Helen Clements in 1896.

I also learned that Docton is part of the same Bagley family to with Ensign Worth Bagley belonged – I first came across Worth while indexing the Kinston Free Press paper of Lenoir County.

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