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Merle Haggard related  to our Haggard Family in VA

Haggard signers of Albermarle Declaration of Independence, with Thomas Jefferson

Our Haggard line:
Winifred Elsie Henry, b. WA, 29 JUL 1916  - d. May 30, 2010

her mother: Laura Mabel Haggard, b. MN    
father:  Henry Edward Haggard, b. KY
father:  Edward Edmund Haggard, b. KY
father:  John Haggard, b. TN
father:  Henry C. Haggard, b. 25 Mar 1759, Albemarle Co, VA
father:  Granville (Gray) Haggard, b. 1728, Overwharton, Stafford Co, VA
father:  James Haggard, b. Overwharton, Stafford Co., VA
father:  Lord Haggard, b. abt. 1658, England
was the son of Gray Granville and Mary
(unknown maiden name) Haggard.
He was born, 25 March 1759 in Albemarle County, VA.
 and died, 1838 in Rockcastle County, KY.
The name of his wife is unknown, but
they appear to have had at least eight children.
 Little is known about him.
He was a veteran of the Revolutionary War of
1776, serving in the Virginia line.
 He applied for pension under the
Revolutionary Claim Act (1832) in Rockcastle County,
KY. Circuit Court on 12 September 1832.
 His Application number S13316 - Kentucky 7658. "

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Merle's Bio

Merle Haggard was born in Bakersfield, California in 1937. His parents, Flossie Mae
Harp and James Francis Haggard,[1] moved from Oklahoma to California during the
Great Depression. At that time, much of the population of Bakersfield consisted of
economic refugees from Oklahoma and surrounding states. Haggard spent his
childhood in Oildale, a hardscrabble suburb of Bakersfield, home to many of the
workers in the adjacent Kern River Oil Field....

Name:      James F Haggard
Home in 1930:     Turner, McIntosh, Oklahoma
Age:     31
Estimated birth year:     abt 1899
Birthplace:     Oklahoma
Relation to Head of House:     Head
Spouse's name:     Flossie
Race:     White
Household Members:   
Name     Age
James F Haggard     31
Flossie Haggard       36
Lillian Haggard         8
Lowell Haggard        7
Rufus Harp              41
17A; Enumeration District: 25; Image: 503.0.
Name:      James Haggard
Home in 1920:     Checotah, McIntosh, Oklahoma
Age:     20
Estimated birth year:     abt 1900
Birthplace:     Oklahoma
Relation to Head of House:     Self (Head)
Spouse's name:     Flossie
Father's Birth Place:     Arkansas
Mother's Birth Place:     Arkansas
Marital Status:     Married
Race:     White
Sex:     Male
Able to read:     Yes
Able to Write:     Yes
Household Members:   
Name     Age
James Hagard     20
Flossie Hagard    17
Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Checotah, McIntosh, Oklahoma; Roll
T625_1471; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 41; Image: 679.

WWI Registration Card
Name:     James Francis Haggard
County:   McIntosh
State:    Oklahoma
Birth Date:    3 Mar 1900
Race:     White
FHL Roll Number:    1851809
John A Haggard, father

ID: I01003
Name: James Francis HAGGARD
Sex: M
Reference Number: 1003
Birth: 03 MAR 1899 in Checotah,McIntosh,Indian Territory
Death: 19 JUN 1946 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA

Father: John Alford HAGGARD b: 16 FEB 1857 in Cassville, Barry, Missouri, USA
Mother: Rosetta HUNTER b: 28 FEB 1879 in Ft. Smith,Sebastian,AR
Marriage 1

Flossie May HARP b: 11 NOV 1902 in Oklahoma, USA
          Married: 16 NOV 1919 in Checotah, McIntosh, Oklahoma, USA
     1.    Living HAGGARD
     2.    Living HAGGARD
     3.    Living HAGGARD
Father: James Smith HAGGARD
b: ABT 1819 in Franklin, Tennessee, USA
Mother: Sarah Emily SMITH
b: ABT 1821 in Tennessee, USA
Father: Alfred S. HAGGARD
b: 1799 in Jackson, Georgia, USA
Mother: Anna SMITH
b: 06 DEC 1797 in Jackson, Georgia, USA

Father: James HAGGARD
b: ABT 1769 in Virginia, USA
Mother: Elizabeth FREEMAN
 b: ABT 1769 in Surry, North Carolina, USA
Father: Samuel HAGGARD
b: ABT 1752 in Albemarle, Virginia, USA
Mother: Nancy HIX
b: ABT 1755 in Virginia, USA

Our Common Ancestor:

Father: Gray Granville HAGGARD
b: ABT 1728 in Overwarton,Stafford,Virginia
Mother: Mary [--?--]
b: ABT 1730 in Virginia, USA
Father: James HAGGARD
b: ABT 1680 in England
Mother: Elizabeth GENTRY
b: 29 AUG 1687 in St. Peter Parish,New Kent,Virginia