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Will Grant Bagley

Will Grant Bagley

Born: c. 1950

Compiled by Lucy Brown Archer

Will Grant Bagley in his SLC office March 2007

Will looking at this website, "Lucy, you have a wonderful resource here."

Will Bagley business card

Will Bagley is an independent writer and historian whose column, HISTORY MATTERS, appears every Sunday in The Salt Lake Tribune. Recognized as one of America's foremost authorities on western trail history and the Mormon settlement of the Great Basin. [Will Bagley is editor of the Arthur H. Clark Co. series "Kingdom in the West: The Mormons and the American Frontier."]

Mr. Bagley has written dozens of articles and books which have received national attention. The New York Review of Books praised Mr. Bagley’s latest work, "Blood of the Prophets: Brigham Young and the Massacre at Mountain Meadows" (University of Oklahoma Press, 2002) as "an exhaustive, meticulously documented, highly readable history..." The book has won over a dozen prestigous national awards.

Mr. Bagley is a native of Utah, attended Brigham Young University and was a President’s Scholar at the University of California at Santa Cruz, where he graduated in 1971 with a degree in History.

[Will Bagley has made numerous presentations throughout the state of Utah [including the Utah Mayflower Society and the Mormon History Association], and has served as a historical consultant for National Geographic Magazine, the National Park Service, Frontline, and for more than a dozen documentary films that have appeared on A&E Television, The History Channel, and PBS.]

Mr. Bagley took a raft down the Mississippi River from Illinois to New Orleans in 1969 and has worked as a laborer and country musician.

For twelve years he was a technical writer for computer companies, but he is now a fulltime writer and historian who frequently appears on PBS documentaries.

http://www.utahwhitehorsebooks.com/html/author_kirby.htm

Will Bagley at John Whitmore History Association 2003
Will Bagley at John Whitmore History Association 2003,
Will Bagley spoke on "Only the Truth is Good Enough": The Historiography of a Massacre"

Books Written by Will Bagley

Blood of the Prophets: Brigham Young and the Massacre at Mountain Meadows (The John Whitmer Historical Association announced that this book was awarded the 2003 Best Book Award presented annually through the generosity of the Smith-Pettit Foundation of Salt Lake City. Also The Western Writers of America gave this book the Spur Award for best non-fiction book on a nineteenth-century subject. )
Bones in the Well: The Haun's Mill Massacre, 1838; A Documentary History by Beth Shumway Moore and Will Bagley
Frontiersman: Abner Blackburn's Narrative (University of Utah Publications in the American West 1992. Dedicated to is wife, Jan.)
Gold Rush Saints: California Mormons And the Great Rush for Riches by Kenneth N. Owens and Will Bagley
Pioneer Camp Of The Saints
A Road from El Dorado: The 1848 Trail Journal of Ephraim Green
Scoundrel's Tale: The Samuel Brannan Papers
This Is the Place!: A Crossroads of Utah's Past by Pat Bagley and Will Bagley
West from Fort Bridger: The Pioneering of the Immigrant Trails Across Utah 1846-1850 by J. Roderic Korns, Dale Lowell Morgan, Will Bagley, and Harold Schindler
Army of Israel: Mormon Battalion Narratives (Kingdom in the West, V. 4) by David L. Bigler and Will Bagley
Avenging Mountain Meadows
Kingdom in the West (Kingdom in the West, V. 1) by Thomas Bullock and Will Bagley
In process: Life of General James Ferguson
In process: History of Nathaniel Vary Jones

Will Bagley at Mountain Meadows, Utah 2004
In the summer of 2004, Will Bagley narrated a brief history of the Mountain Meadows Massacre,
at the historical site in southwest Utah

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Lawrence "Larry" "Moon" Bagley 1928-2005
Larry Bagley

Margene Bailey Bagley and Lawrence "Larry" "Moon" Miles Bagley (1928-2005, son of attorney Grant Bagley) are the parents of Will Bagley, a historian in Salt Lake City; Kevin Bagley, an attorney in San Diego; and Patrick "Pat" Bagley, an editorial cartoonist for The Salt Lake Tribune; their daughter, Lisa Bagley Payne, is a children's clothing shop owner in Maui. Larry graduated from East High School in Salt Lake City.

After his move to California, Larry was elected the Mayor of Oceanside, California in 1980, 1984, 1988-1992 . Larry served longer than any other mayor. Two contractors in California told his son, "Your father is the only honest politician we've ever met." A wonderful epitaph for an objective, veracious man.

Governor Scott Matheson once said of Grant Bagley, "he is the most ethical attorney I ever met." It is a family trait and tradition to be above reproach. Will Bagley has said that his honesty is extremely important to him. "If my ethics are ever questioned it is usually by people who lack it themselves."

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Pat Bagley c. 1980Pat Bagley - self-portrait cartoonPat Bagley c. 2002

Will Bagley's equally famous brother, Pat Bagley, was also born in Salt Lake City but was raised in Oceanside, Southern California, where their father was mayor. Politics was an early and abiding interest in their family. As part of a high school civics class, Pat participated in a PBS interview of Ronald Reagan. He graduated from Brigham Young University in 1978.

Pat was hired as The Salt Lake Tribune's first political cartoonist in 1979. His family roots in Utah combined with his love of the land and quirky people makes him a a first rate commentator on the local culture. No one takes a chain saw to Utah with more loving care.

Over the years his cartoons have appeared in Time Magazine, The National Review,The Washington Post, The Guardian of London and The Los Angeles Times, and Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year. He is the winner of several cartooning awards. His syndicated cartoons appear in newspapers around the country.

During the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics Bagley's "unofficial" Utah-themed pins were a tremendous hit, sometimes selling for as much as $80. He continues to create new pins and is the only recognized "pin artist" in the world today.

His many books include Oh My Heck!, This is the Place (a young adult history of Utah), Dinosaurs of Utah, Welcome to Utah, and the nationally acclaimed Clueless George Goes to War. The father of two, he says he is especially well loved by dogs and small children



Sources:

PAF - Archer files = Captain James Brown + (7) Phebe Abbott > Orson Pratt Brown > Descendants

Will Bagley is a cousin of Kathy Bagley Garff.

Photos and information from

http://www.kued.org/battalion/Script2.html

"Army of Israel" by Will Bagley, 2005.

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.jwha.info/awards/bagleyw.gif&imgrefurl=
http://www.jwha.info/awards/2003book.asp&h=218&w=173&sz=21&hl=en&start=13&tbnid=
j0YkTCUShMIJ2M:&tbnh=107&tbnw=85&prev=/images%3Fq%3D%2522Will%2BBagley
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http://www.stevenlaw.com/Photo%20Gallery%203.htm

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/obituaries/20051230-9999-1mi30bagley.html Mayor Larry Bagley 1928-2005 elected in 1980, 1984, 1988.

Additions, bold, [bracketed], some photos, etc., added by Lucy Brown Archer

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... Published December 2007:
"ORSON PRATT BROWN AND HIS FIVE WONDERFUL WIVES VOL. I and II"
By Erold C. Wiscombe

... Published March 2009:
"CAPTAIN JAMES BROWN AND HIS 13 WIVES"
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and spelling of Phebe Abbott Brown Fife's name
after it was proofed by this author)
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... Published 2012:
"Finding Refuge in El Paso"
By Fred E. Woods [ISBN: 978-1-4621-1153-4]
Includes O.P Brown's activities as Special Church Agent in El Paso
and the Juarez Stake Relief Committee Minutes of 1912.


...Published 2012:
"Colonia Morelos: Un ejemplo de ética mormona
junto al río Bavispe (1900-1912)"
By Irene Ríos Figueroa [ISBN: 978-607-7775-27-0]
Includes O.P. Brown's works as Bishop of Morelos. Written in Spanish.

...Published 2014:
"The Diaries of Anthony W. Ivins 1875 - 1932"
By Elizabeth Oberdick Anderson [ISBN: 978-156085-226-1]
Mentions O.P. Brown more than 30 times as Ivins' companion.

... To be Published Soon:
"CAPTAIN JAMES BROWN 1801-1863:
TEMPER BY NATURE, TEMPERED BY FAITH"

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ORSON PRATT BROWN 1863-1946

...... Wives and 35 Children Photo Chart
...... Chronology
...... Photo Gallery of OPB
...... Letters

ORSON'S JOURNALS AND BIOGRAPHIES

...... Biographical Sketch of the Life Orson Pratt Brown
...... History of Orson Pratt Brown by Orson P. Brown
...... Journal & Reminiscences of Capt. Orson P. Brown
...... Memories of Orson P. Brown by C. Weiler Brown
...... Orson Pratt Brown by "Hattie" Critchlow Jensen
...... Orson Pratt Brown by Nelle Spilsbury Hatch
...... Orson Pratt Brown by W. Ayrd Macdonald


ORSON PRATT BROWN'S PARENTS
- Captain James Brown 1801-1863

...... Wives and 29 / 43 Children Photo Chart
...... Captain James Brown's Letters & Journal
...... Brown Family Memorabilia
...... Mormon Battalion 1846-1847
...... Brown's Fort ~ then Brownsville, Utah
...... Chronology of Captain James Brown

- Phebe Abbott Brown Fife 1831-1915

- Colonel William Nicol Fife - Stepfather 1831-1915


ORSON'S GRANDPARENTS

- James Brown of Rowan County, N.C. 1757-1823

- Mary Williams of Rowan County, N.C. 1760-1832

- Stephen Joseph Abbott of, PA 1804-1843

- Abigail Smith of Williamson, N.Y. 1806-1889

- John Fife of Tulliallan, Scotland 1807-1874

- Mary Meek Nicol, Carseridge, Scotland 1809-1850 


ORSON PRATT BROWN'S 5 WIVES

- Martha "Mattie" Diana Romney Brown 1870-1943

- Jane "Jennie" Bodily Galbraith Brown 1879-1944

- Elizabeth Graham MacDonald Webb Brown 1874-1904

- Eliza Skousen Brown Abbott Burk 1882-1958

- Angela Maria Gavaldón Brown 1919-1967


ORSON PRATT BROWN'S 35 CHILDREN

- (Martha) Carrie Brown (child) 1888-1890

- (Martha) Orson Pratt Brown, Jr. (child) 1890-1892

- (Martha) Ray Romney Brown 1892-1945

- (Martha) Clyde Romney Brown 1893-1948

- (Martha) Miles Romney Brown 1897-1974

- (Martha) Dewey B. Brown 1898-1954

- (Martha) Vera Brown Foster Liddell Ray 1901-1975

- (Martha) Anthony Morelos Brown 1904-1970

- (Martha) Phoebe Brown Chido Gardiner 1906-1973

- (Martha) Orson Juarez Brown 1908-1981

- (Jane) Ronald Galbraith Brown 1898-1969

- (Jane) Grant "Duke" Galbraith Brown 1899-1992

- (Jane) Martha Elizabeth Brown Leach Moore 1901-1972

- (Jane) Pratt Orson Galbraith Brown 1905-1960

- (Jane) William Galbraith Brown (child) 1905-1912

- (Jane) Thomas Patrick Porfirio Diaz Brown 1907-1978

- (Jane) Emma Jean Galbraith Brown Hamilton 1909-1980

- (Elizabeth) (New born female) Webb 1893-1893


- (Elizabeth) Elizabeth Webb Brown Jones 1895-1982

- (Elizabeth) Marguerite Webb Brown Shill 1897-1991

- (Elizabeth) Donald MacDonald Brown 1902-1971

- (Elizabeth) James Duncan Brown 1904-1943

- (Eliza) Gwen Skousen Brown Erickson Klein 1903-1991


- (Eliza) Anna Skousen Brown Petrie Encke 1905-2001

- (Eliza) Otis Pratt Skousen Brown 1907-1987

- (Eliza) Orson Erastus Skousen Brown (infant) 1909-1910

- (Eliza) Francisco Madera Skousen Brown 1911-1912

- (Eliza) Elizabeth Skousen Brown Howell 1914-1999

- (Angela) Silvestre Gustavo Brown 1919-


- (Angela) Bertha Erma Elizabeth Brown 1922-1979

- (Angela) Pauly Gabaldón Brown 1924-1998

- (Angela) Aaron Aron Saul Brown 1925

- (Angela) Mary Angela Brown Hayden Green 1927

- (Angela) Heber Jedediah Brown (infant) 1936-1936

- (Angela) Martha Gabaldón Brown Gardner 1940


ORSON'S SIBLINGS from MOTHER PHEBE

- Stephen Abbott Brown 1851-1853

- Phoebe Adelaide Brown Snyder 1855-1930

- Cynthia Abigail Fife Layton 1867-1943

- (New born female) Fife 1870-1870

- (Toddler female) Fife 1871-1872

ORSON'S 28 SIBLINGS from JAMES BROWN

- (Martha Stephens) John Martin Brown 1824-1888

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(Martha Stephens) Alexander Brown 1826-1910

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(Martha Stephens) Jesse Stowell Brown 1828-1905

- (Martha Stephens) Nancy Brown Davis Sanford 1830-1895


-
(Martha Stephens) Daniel Brown 1832-1864

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(Martha Stephens) James Moorhead Brown 1834-1924

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(Martha Stephens) William Brown 1836-1904

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(Martha Stephens) Benjamin Franklin Brown 1838-1863

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(Martha Stephens) Moroni Brown 1838-1916

- (Susan Foutz) Alma Foutz Brown (infant) 1842-1842

- (Esther Jones) August Brown (infant) 1843-1843

- (Esther Jones) Augusta Brown (infant) 1843-1843

- (Esther Jones) Amasa Lyman Brown (infant) 1845-1845

- (Esther Jones) Alice D. Brown Leech 1846-1865

- (Esther Jones) Esther Ellen Brown Dee 1849-1893

- (Sarah Steadwell) James Harvey Brown 1846-1912


- (Mary McRee) George David Black 1841-1913

- (Mary McRee) Mary Eliza Brown Critchlow1847-1903

- (Mary McRee) Margaret Brown 1849-1855

- (Mary McRee) Mary Brown Edwards Leonard 1852-1930

- (Mary McRee) Joseph Smith Brown 1856-1903

- (Mary McRee) Josephine Vilate Brown Newman 1858-1917

- (Phebe Abbott) Stephen Abbott Brown (child) 1851-1853

- (Phebe Abbott) Phoebe Adelaide Brown 1855-1930

- (Cecelia Cornu) Charles David Brown 1856-1926

- (Cecelia Cornu) James Fredrick Brown 1859-1923

- (Lavinia Mitchell) Sarah Brown c. 1857-

- (Lavinia Mitchell) Augustus Hezekiah Brown c. 1859

ORSON'S 17 SIBLINGS from STEPFATHER FIFE

- (Diane Davis) Sarah Jane Fife White 1855-1932

- (Diane Davis) William Wilson Fife 1857-1897

- (Diane Davis) Diana Fife Farr 1859-1904

- (Diane Davis) John Daniel Fife 1863-1944

- (Diane Davis) Walter Thompson Fife 1866-1827

- (Diane Davis) Agnes Ann "Aggie" Fife 1869-1891

- (Diane Davis ) Emma Fife (child) 1871-1874

- (Diane Davis) Robert Nicol Fife (infant) 1873-1874

- (Diane Davis) Barnard Fife (infant) 1881-1881

- (Cynthia Abbott) Mary Lucina Fife Hutchins 1868-1950

- (Cynthia Abbott) Child Fife (infant) 1869-1869

- (Cynthia Abbott) David Nicol Fife 1871-1924

- (Cynthia Abbott) Joseph Stephen Fife (child) 1873-1878

- (Cynthia Abbott) James Abbott Fife (infant) 1877-1878


ORSON PRATT BROWN'S IN-LAWS

- (Diana) Caroline Lambourne 18461979

- (Diana)  Miles Park Romney 1843-1904

- (Jane) Emma Sarah Bodily 1858-1935

- (Jane) William Wilkie Galbraith 1838-1898

- (Elizabeth) Alexander F. Macdonald 1825-1903

- (Elizabeth) Elizabeth Atkinson 1841-1922

- (Eliza) Anne Kirstine Hansen 1845-1916

- (Eliza) James Niels Skousen 1828-1912

- (Angela) Maria Durán de Holguin 1876-1955

- (Angela) José Tomás Gabaldón 1874-1915


INDEX OF MORMON COLONIES IN MEXICO

INDEX OF MORMON MEXICAN MISSION

INDEX TO POLYGAMY IN UTAH, ARIZONA, MEXICO

INDEX TO MEX. REVOLUTION & THE MORMON EXODUS

INDEX OF SURNAMES

MAPS OF THE MEXICAN COLONIES


BROWN FAMILY MAYFLOWER CONNECTION 1620

BROWN's in AMERICAN REVOLUTION 1775-1783

BROWN's in AMERICAN CIVIL WAR 1861-1865

BROWN's in WARS AFTER 1865

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