Part 2: The First Ragland in America

More About Where Evan Ragland Lived 1654—Orange County, Virginia According to Wikipedia[1], 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

Evan Ragland’s Family Tree

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. [1] Source: Research done on Ragland Family History on Ancestry.com and private family history. My… Continue reading Evan Ragland’s Family Tree

Mystery Solved?

In researching the history of the Raglands, I've been concentrating lately on tracing the Raglands in America. From their arrival in the American Colonies their westward movement. But it's murky at best about who the first Raglan to emigrate to the colonies and it's uncertain when. On Ancestry.com, I've seen several theories about who was… Continue reading Mystery Solved?

Auld Lang Syne

"Should old acquaintance be forgot,and never brought to mind?Should old acquaintance be forgot,and auld lang syne?For auld lang syne, my dear,for auld lang syne,we'll take a cup of kindness yet,for auld lang syne." Auld Lang Syne "Auld Lang Syne" is a Scottish song pronounced: [ˈɔːl(d) lɑŋˈsəin]. Traditionally, it is sung to bid farewell to the old year at the stroke of… Continue reading Auld Lang Syne

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

What’s in a Name?

James Madison Ragland 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.… Continue reading What’s in a Name?