Conecuh County has a full, rich history
May 28, 2020
Conecuh County, Alabama figures prominently in my family history. The book, History of Conecuh County, Alabama, by Rev. B. F. Riley says of my 4th great grandfather, Jesse Baggett, "...Jesse Baggett, father of Richard Baggett, of Castleberry, who was the first white child born in the county of Conecuh." (Riley, Rev. B. F. History of Conecuh County, Alabama. Columbus, GA, USA: Thos. Gilbert, 1881.) My connection to Jesse Baggett is Richard's older sister, my 3rd great grandmother Mary Elizabeth Baggett Hammac.
According to Rev Riley's book, the original word from the Creek language which is...