What’s in a Name?

Editor's note: I began this research for my Dad before he died this winter on his 90th birthday, January 25, 2021. I write this post in loving memory of my Dad. James Madison Ragland My father, James Madison Ragland (1931-2021) was named after the first Ragland to bear the name James Madison Ragland.  1743, Virginia The first James Madison… Continue reading What’s in a Name?

Part 1: The First Ragland in America

The Ragland Family Tree My maiden name is Ragland. I'm a descendant of soldiers who fought in this war, primarily from Virginia through the several family tree branches..  In the days ahead, I'll share with you stories I've uncovered about my family and perhaps they'll overlap with yours. This is what his-story is--stories. The First… Continue reading Part 1: The First Ragland in America

The First James Madison Ragland

What's in a Name? EDITOR'S NOTE: I began this research for my father before he died this winter during COVID-19. My father died on his 90tth birthday, January 25, 2021. I write this post in his memory. My father, James Madison Ragland 1931-2021), is named after the first Ragland to bear the name "James Madison Ragland" born… Continue reading The First James Madison Ragland

US Constitution

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union,insure domestic Tranquility, establish Justice, provide for the common defense,promote general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establishthis Constitution for the    â€•PREAMBLE UNITED STATE CONSTITUTIONSeptember 17, 1787 JAMES MADISONFounding Father, Author of the US Constitution and the Federalist Papers