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?
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
More About Where Evan Ragland Lived 1654—Orange County, Virginia According to Wikipedia, New Kent County is located in the eastern part the Commonwealth of Virginia. New Kent County is included in the Greater Richmond Region. History of Kent County New Kent County was established in 1654, using territory annexed from York County and was organized and settled by William Claiborne. The county's… Continue reading Part 2: The First Ragland in America
The first descendant in the United StatesEVAN RAGLAND'S FAMILY TREE Evan Ragland is from Wales and an early immigrant to the American Colonies. This tree shows his Welsh lineage. He immigrated during the Jamestown time period. More on his forefathers later.  Source: Research done on Ragland Family History on Ancestry.com and private family history. My… Continue reading Evan Ragland’s Family Tree
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
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 ―PREAMBLE UNITED STATE CONSTITUTIONSeptember 17, 1787 JAMES MADISONFounding Father, Author of the US Constitution and the Federalist Papers