In Memorium

Feature photograph courtesy of Ancestry. com. Clockwise from the lower right corner: Debora Ann Ragland Buerk, Peggy Ann Scoles Ragland (my mother), Bessiel Lola Beach (my great grandmother),Margie Violet Dunn (my grandmother). In MemoriumMy MomPeggy Ann Scoles Ragland1936-2022 Peggy Ann Scoles Ragland Death is Nothing at All Death is nothing at allI have only slipped… Continue reading In Memorium

What’s In a Name

THEN My family tree reaches back to a castle in Wales bearing my surname, Ragland, dating back to the 1300s with my 17th great-grandfather. One of the Sir Raglans was injured in the Battle of the Light Brigade during the Crimean War (1853-1856). To accommodate Raglan’s amputated arm, his tailor fashioned a different sleeve style.… Continue reading What’s In a Name

Slavery in Family Tree

I received an interesting question: in my research if I had found people of different races with the surname Ragland.  The answer is yes. The first Ragland in America was a slave owner In the latter years of the Jamestown settlement, the first Ragland arrived in America circa 1670. That first Ragland was Evan Ragland. Born in 1656… Continue reading Slavery in Family Tree

Evan Ragland’s Family Tree

The First American in the United States,Evan Ragland's Family Tree Evan Ragland is from Wales. This tree shows his Welsh lineage. More on his forefathers later. [1] Source: Research done on Ragland Family History on Ancestry.com and private family history. My family history continues through the son, Evan Ragland (Jr.) Debora BuerkWriter, Editor andSometimes Family Historian

Dunn Family History

My Family History About the Dunns Debora "Dunn" Ragland My Grandmother's name was Margie Violet Dunn. Her parents were C.C. Dunn and Bessie Lola. Here's what I know about the Dunn Family. Jasper Dunn Family In 1876, Jasper Dunn (1850-1929) and Anna Taylor Dunn (1854-1941) lived on a farm southeast of Urich. Later they bought… Continue reading Dunn Family History

Revolutionary War Patriots

Patriots from Virginia Today I ran across to run across a note in ancestry.com about Virginians serving in the Revolutionary War. The extract attached lists Raglands who served. Raglands Serving in the Revolutionary War Fifteen known Raglands served in the Revolutionary War. All would be descendants of the first Ragland in America, Evan Ragland and… Continue reading Revolutionary War Patriots