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

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?