Drogo Baggins was born in 2908 of the Third Age to Fosco Baggins and Ruby Bolger Baggins. He had an older sister Dora and a younger brother Dudo. Drogo was second cousin to Bilbo Baggins. Drogo married Primula Brandybuck and they had one child, Frodo. After his marriage, Drogo and his family were frequent guests at Brandy Hall in Buckland, where his wife’s people resided. One of the primary attractions were the large meals provided by Gorbadoc Brandybuck, for Drogo was particularly fond of food.
One evening in 2980, Drogo and Primula went boating on the Brandywine River and drowned. There were a number of rumors among Hobbits as to how this occurred, but as Hamfast Gamgee remarked, “Boats are quite tricky enough for those that sit still without looking further for the cause of trouble.” (FotR, p. 31) Frodo was left orphaned and alone at Brandy Hall until Bilbo Baggins invited him to come and live at Bag End.