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About Richard Bagby
Born In King and Queen County and died at his home "Society Hill" in Stevensville, King and Queen County, VA. He is buried with his wife in the :Society Hill" cemetery. His inscription states he - "Died July 24, 1855, aged 60 years, 3 mos. and 22 days."
The following observation was made by his son-in-law, Dr. Bernard H. Walker -"I cannot speak in too high terms of Mr. Richard Bagby. He was a man of the strictest integrity. Prompt and upright in busness - a good humane master and affectionate father, gratifying his children in every reasonable whim, but careful as to their conduct and companions. He was a very religious and devotional man, prompt in his religious obligations, regular in his attendance at church. He never failed to have family worship night and morning, and each of his children had to repeat a text of scripture at worship in the mornings. He died on July 24, 1855 - had an apoplectic attack at a meeting at Mattaponi Church and was taken to my house at Wallington's and died in a few hours."(p.104)
The children of Richard Bagby II were all well educated; all three boys were college men and the six daughters all married professional men. All were musicians, had good voices and could read music.("Recollections", Bathhurst Browne Bagby, page 110)
At one point he was a partner with his brother, John Christopher Bagby, operating a country store in Stevensville.
The 1850 VA, King & Queen Co., St. Stephen's Parish Fed. Census (p. 183) collected 29 Oct 1850, lists him as age 55, a farmer with real estate valued at $15, 000. He is living with his remaining 6 children ranging in age from 18 to 10.His wife died the year previous..
In his will dated 31 March 1854, he mentions that he owns "land lying in Illinois and Ohio and lots in the city of Covington" Kentucky. He also owned a mill property in Petersburg.
He named his son Richard and his son-in-law Bernard H. Walker as his executors and specified that the share due to his daughter Maria Susan was bequeathed to his friend John A. Fleet in trust for his daughter, Maria Susan, and her children afterward for her sole use. It sounds as though he did not trust Dr. William T. Fleet to handle her money well. (Probate records of Richard Bagby from Libary of Virginia files).