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Edward B. Nugent (1842-?)
Merchant, Civil War veteran and politician.

1883 biography. - Added Nov., 2010.

History of Bay County, Michigan - 1883


Edward B. Nugent was born in Oakland county, Mich., April 2, 1842. In 1856 he came to Bay City and engaged in the lumber business for Moulthrop & Yawkey, remaining there until 1861, when he enlisted in the Third Michigan Cavalry and was promoted to major. He was wounded and returned home, where he remained a short time, and again joined his company and remained until 1866, when he received his discharge and returned to Bay City and engaged in buying and selling lumber. He still continues in that business. He was married in 1865 to Eliza C. Scott, of Memphis, Tenn., and has one child. Residence 610 Jefferson Street.

Letter 1901. - Added Nov., 2010.

Society of the Army of the Tennessee
Thirty-Third Meeting
Indianapolis, Indiana
November 13-14, 1901

SARNIA, ONTARIO, November 11, 1901.

Corresponding Secretary:

DEAR GENERAL: -- It is with regret that I have to say that I can not be present at the thirty-third reunion of the Army of Tennessee.

Business reasons only keep me away. My personal wishes are to get there. The Society is in a great measure responsible for my absence, by make too much business.

With many good wishes, etc, etc.,

Very respectfully, your obedient servant.

Major 3rd Michigan Cavalry, Bay City, Mich.

Father. - Added Nov., 2010.

Michigan Historical Society, Historical Collections, Vol. 26, 1896


John Nugent, whose death occurred October 4, 1893, was a pioneer of Flint, having built the Hamilton mills there in 1844. By request of Charles W. Grant, then on of the early settlers of East Saginaw, he came to Saginaw to build the first Mayflour mills, erected her in 1863. In his career as a millwright he built upwards of 30 flouring mills in Michigan and Illinois, and was at one time considered the best millwright in the State. Of late years he has lived a retired life, and has enjoyed good health up to within about ten days of his death. He had two sons survive him, Major Edward B. Nugent, of Bay City, and William Nugent, of Pittsburg, Pa. He was buried in the family lot in Brady Hill cemetery.

Additional Notes:

    1880 Census: Bay City (west side), Mich.

  • Nugent, Edward B. - b. 1839 Mich.
  • Lyde, wife b. Tenn.

    1883 Directory: Bay City, Mich.

  • Nugent, Edward B lumber and logs Union Block, res 610 N Jefferson.
  • Nugent, John sewing machine agent L G Bachelder, bds 118 N Washington.

    1891 - Directory, Bay City, Mich.

  • Nugent, Edward B (E. B. Nugent & Co.), res 600 Jefferson
  • Nugent, E B & Co. (Edward B Nugent, Charles R. Shaw), lumber inspectors, 1 Watson Blk.
  • Nugent, Mrs. Lyde C, res 600 Jefferson

    1898 - Genealogy of Swasey Family.

  • Mary G. Nugent, born Oct. 13, 1874 in Bay City, Mich., daughter of Edward and Elisabeth C. Nugent, married Walter V.T. Swasey Oct. 27, 1898, in Detroit, Mich.

    1900 Census: Bay City (west side), Mich.

  • Nugent, Edward B b. Apr. 1844 Mich., lumberman
  • Mary, wife b. Nov. 1864 Mich.
  • Viliante, step-son b. Jun. 1881 Mich.
  • Duby, Sarah, mother-in-law b. Jul. 1836

    1906 -Michigan Grand Army of the Republic.
    (Organized May 6, 1868. Reorganized Jan. 22, 1879. Members, Dec. 31, 1906, 11,068.)

  • - Senior Vice Department Commander Edward B. Nugent, Bay City, Mich.

Related Pages/Notes

Edward B. Nugent

Related Pages:
Bay Co. Civil War
People Referenced
Bachelder, L.G.
Duby, Sarah (m-inlaw)
Hickenlooper, Andrew
Nugent, Edward P (subject)
Nugent, John (father)
Nugent, Mary G. (dau)
Nugent, Viliante (step-son)
Nugent, William (bro)
Scott, Eliza C. (wife)
Shaw, Charles R.
Subjects Referenced
3d Mich. Cavalry
Soc. Armey of Tenn.
Bay City
Brady Hill Cemetery
Civil War
E.B. Nugent & Co.
East Saginaw, MI
Hamilton mills
Mayflour mills
Moulthrop & Yawkey
Oakland Co., MI
Pittsburg, PA
Saginaw, MI
Sarnia, Ont.
Watson Block
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