Harriet Bagg

Brief Life History of Harriet

When Harriet Bagg was born in 1797, in Massachusetts, United States, her father, Israel Bagg, was 20 and her mother, Rachael Felt, was 25. She married Chester Ryther on 9 February 1822, in Bernardston, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She died from August 1847 to December 1847.

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Chester Ryther
Harriet Bagg
Marriage: 9 February 1822
Martha Patty Ryther
David Charles Ryther
about 1834–1915
Charles J Ryther
about 1836–

Sources (2)

  • Harriet Bagg, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • Harriet Bagg, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

World Events (7)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.


France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.


War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Name Meaning


from Middle English bagge ‘bag, pack, bundle’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of bags and sacks of various kinds, including wallets and purses. It might also have been used for a beggar, or for one who carried their belongings in a bag.

from the ancient Germanic personal name Bago (Bac(c)o, Bahho), from the root bag- ‘to fight’ (see Bacon 2).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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