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JOHN JUDSON BAGLEY

BY GEORGE H. HOPKINS
June 7, 1882

And the duty we owe to them and to ourselves as well, bids us cherish their memories. The Pioneer Society of Michigan, in thus honoring those who but a few short months since were of us, honors equally the living present. The pioneer roll of Michigan contains the names of many heroes—men and women who toiled and rested not—men whose first love and thought was for their family and home, the next state and country. They loved their state like as the mother loves her first-born. Of and among such was John Judson Bagley. Himself a pioneer he came from a race of pioneers. John Judson Bagley was born at Medina, Orleans county, New York, July 24, 1832. His father, John Bagley, was born in Durham, Green county, N.. Y., Jan. 21, 1800. His' grandfather, John Bagley, was born in Candia, New Hampshire, April 21, 1759, and was a descendant from the Bagley family who came from England early in the 17th century. His father's mother was Olive Judson, a daughter of Capt. Timothy Judson, a soldier of the revolution, and a descendant of William Judson, who came from Yorkshire, England, in 1634, and lived at Concord, Mass., a few years; thence he moved to Stratford, Conn., at the first settlement of that town. Rev. Adoniram Judson, the noted foreign missionary, was a descendant of the same family. His grandfather's mother was Sarah Hooker, a direct descendant in the third generation of Rev. Thos. Hooker, who came from Hartfordshire, England, in 1635, settled in Hartford, Conn., and planted the first church in Connecticut—an eloquent, able, and faithful minister.

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