BAGBY, BALLARD C.

Cecil Harper, Jr.

BAGBY, BALLARD C. (1809–1862). Ballard C. Bagby, planter, merchant, and politician, the son of Daniel and Lucy (Allen) Bagby, was born in Virginia in 1809. He moved to Texas in 1839, and in 1841 he served as a major under Edward H. Tarrant in the Indian campaigns on the frontier. He was a delegate from Red River County to the Convention of 1845 and represented Red River and Bowie counties in the Senate of the First Texas Legislature. In the late 1840s he moved to Fannin County and settled on a plantation near Honey Grove, where he opened a store. Although he never again served in the legislature, Bagby remained active in the Democratic party at the local and state levels. The exact date of his death is not known, but his will was filed for probate in Fannin County on December 15, 1862. He left an estate consisting of thirteen slaves and other property, valued at $57,000.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 
Texas House of Representatives, Biographical Directory of the Texan Conventions and Congresses, 1832–1845 (Austin: Book Exchange, 1941).

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