JOHN BAGGETT HOMEPLACE
REVISITED OCT. 28, 2000
It's not often that you have the opportunity to revisit the homeplace of a past relative. So many times the old original house has been bulldozed away and new structures have taken it's place. New owners are reluctant many times to even allow you to stop and remember the way things were. I had the opportunity today to "go back" to the old homeplace of my great-grandfather and great-grandmother.
My name is Timothy M. Baggett of Clarksville, TN. and the relatives I refer to are John and Mary Martha Baggett. They lived in the sleepy little community of Montgomery County known as Hackberry. At one time this community was a bustling site with many activities going on. Now it resorts back to a quiet farming community.
The property is currently owned by Minnie Aldio. Ms. Minnie held an auction today to sell many of her belongings and I was fortunate to be in the crowd. The auction didn't hold my attention very long, as I wanted to just walk around the property and see the things I remembered from years ago.
Take a moment to view the photos. They hold a vast amount of history of my family.
Here is a view of the north end of the homeplace as seen from the front yard along Budd's Creek Road.
This is the front of the house as seen from Budd's Creek Road
Here we see the house as we approach from the south on Budd's Creek Road. Floyd Rye Memorial Bridge is in the forground.
View of the south end of the homeplace taken from the edge of Budd's Creek Road.
Some of the siding has come off over the years showing the massive timbers used in the construction of the house. Note the "chinking" between the logs.
"THE LITTLE HOUSE BEHIND THE HOUSE"
Directly behind the homeplace was the smokehouse. I'm sure many fine hams and sides of bacon were cured in this one.
Back of the homeplace showing the many "add ons" that came about over the years
Up the hill behind the homeplace is the Baggett Cemetary. Many early citizens of the community are buried there.
Here is the tombstone of JOHN BAGGETT. Located close to the center of the cemetary.
Here is the tombstone of MARY MARTHA (UNDERWOOD) BAGGETT. It is located by her husband John's marker.
THANKS FOR STOPPING BY. I PLAN TO ADD TO THIS SITE AS TIME PERMITS.