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

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