FAMILY OF WILLIAM RAGSDALE AND SARAH ELIZABETH LOVE
was born between. 1785 - 1800 in South
Carolina-may have served in War of 1812-Perkins Battalion Mississippi Territory,
and died before January 13, 1849 in Shelby County, Alabama.
He married SARAH
before 1817 in South Carolina or Alabama, daughter of SAMUEL
She was born between 1796 - 1801 in South Carolina-the Loves may have
moved to Texas also, and died after 1860 probably in Alabama.
Notes for WILLIAM
1820 ST. CLAIR COUNTY,
William Rags (sic) - 1
male over 21, 2 males under 21, 1 female over 21, 1 female under 21
ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ALABAMA - AMOUNT OF DEBTS ON THE LEDGER AT ASHVILLE, APRIL 30, 1830
Molder Ragsdale and Mary Ragsdale are all on the same ledger page.
CHILDREN OF WILLIAM RAGSDALE AND SARAH ELIZABETH LOVE
William Ragsdale, Junior
Dr. James Ragsdale
Mary N. (Polly) Ragsdale
John Samuel Ragsdale
Samuel A. Ragsdale
Frances E. Ragsdale - born about 1829 in Alabama; died 18 January 1902 Grayson, County, Texas. Buried in the Collinsville Cemetery, Collinsville, Grayson County, Texas.
Sydney Jackson Ragsdale
Louisa Caroline (Carrie) Ragsdale
FAMILY OF WILLIAM RAGSDALE, JUNIOR AND ELIZABETH ALEXANDER
WILLIAM RAGSDALE, JUNIOR was born about 1817 in Alabama, and died in Holly Springs, Marshall County, Mississippi-per info of Janice Thomason. He married ELIZABETH ALEXANDER April 06, 1843 in St. Clair County, Alabama-Early Ala. Marriages-Partin Publications. She was born about 1823 in Alabama. During the Civil War, William served for a short time in the 3rd & 5th Alabama Reserves.
CHILDREN OF WILLIAM RAGSDALE, JUNIOR AND ELIZABETH ALEXANDER
James L. Ragsdale
William Ragsdale III
John William (Uncle Pete) Ragsdale
FAMILY OF DR. JAMES RAGSDALE AND WIFE DRUCILLA
was born January 19, 1818 in Alabama-moved to Oklahoma about 1878, and died
about 1889 in Healdton, Indian Territory (Oklahoma).
He married DRUCILLA.
Notes for JAMES
PER INFORMATION OF
Her family believed
James was a doctor and moved to Grants Pass, Oregon where he died.
FROM INFORMATION OF
DESCENDANT JIM RAGSDALE
James didn't go to
Oregon - he moved to Oklahoma. On
1860 census of Jefferson County, Alabama - he is listed as a physician.
CHILDREN OF DR. JAMES RAGSDALE AND WIFE DRUCILLA
Ella (Ellen) Ragsdale
William Peter Ragsdale
Frances E. Ragsdale
FAMILY OF MARY N. (POLLY) RAGSDALE AND WILLIAM R. WILLIAMS
MARY N. (POLLY) RAGSDALE was
born about 1820 in Alabama, and died in Bloomburg, Texas.
She married WILLIAM R. WILLIAMS January 25, 1843 in Shelby County,
Alabama. He was born in Alabama,
and died in the Civil War in Arkansas before child Rufus was born. On
1880 Cass County, Texas census, PCT 7? N&M, Sd 2, ED 16, p. 234B, household
164-165. Sister Fanny Ragsdale is listing with them on the census - age 55 b.
AL, father b. NC, mother b. AL.
On 1880 Cass County, Texas census, PCT 7? N&M, Sd 2, ED 16, p. 234B, household 164-165. Sister Fanny Ragsdale is listing with them on the census - age 55 b. AL, father b. NC, mother b. AL.
Notes for WILLIAM R. WILLIAMS:
FROM DESCENDANT JANICE THOMASON
After her husband's death in the Civil War, Mary moved from Arkansas to Bloomburg, Texas. She farmed and wove rugs, making her own dye from herbs - blue from indigo, brown from walnut shells, red from pokeberries and yellow from copperas.
CHILDREN OF MARY N. (POLLY) RAGSDALE AND WILLIAM R. WILLIAMS
James A/R Williams
FAMILY OF JOHN SAMUEL RAGSDALE AND NANCY PERRY
was born about 1822 in Alabama-private
Co. I, 18th Alabama Infantry, and died June 19, 1865 in CSA Gen. Hosp. #2,
Vicksburg, Mississippi. He married
October 30, 1845 in Shelby County, Alabama-Early Alabama Marriages-Partin
Publications. She was born
about 1825 in Alabama. He married
December 22, 1857 in Shelby County, Alabama.
She died about 1900 and is buried in
Blount County, Alabama.
Notes for JOHN
INFORMATION ON THIS FAMILY FROM STELLA GAMBLE
CHILDREN OF JOHN SAMUEL RAGSDALE AND NANCY PERRY
John Samuel Ragsdale, Junior
CHILDREN OF JOHN SAMUEL RAGSDALE AND MARGARET BLACKBURN
James David (Doc) Ragsdale
Francis Marion Ragsdale
Clarisa Atha (Lonny) Ragsdale
FAMILY OF SAMUEL A. RAGSDALE AND JANE C. REED/REID
Information on this family
FAMILY OF SYDNEY JACKSON RAGSDALE AND SARAH ANNE McGUIRE
was born about 1836 in Shelby County,
Alabama, and died January 11, 1883 in Cass County, Texas-probably buried at
Queens City, Cass County, Texas. He
November 18, 1858 in Jefferson County, Alabama, daughter of DAVIDSON
She was born about 1837 in Alabama, and died March 23, 1886 in Cass
County, Texas-probably buried at Queens City, Cass County, Texas.
Notes for SIDNEY
They were married
at Sarah Anne's parents home (Davidson McGuire).
P.W. Pledger was security on the marriage.
Sidney served in
the Arkansas Division from Ashley Co. Arkansas.
Enlisted in Pine Bluff, Arkansas 9 August 1861 as Private in Co. K - 9th
Arkansas infantry Regiment. Deserted
January 17, 1864 - absent until January 28 when he was arrested and court
martialed, but was pardoned by Lt. Col. J.W. Rogers to enlist another year.
(Nelle Mills Childress got this information from Civil War records in the
Archives in Washington DC) S.J. was
her grandfather. She also said the
Ragsdale children told her of the following romantic story:
His sister Polly was sitting on her porch and saw an apparition of him
passing down the road. She bridled
her mule and rode to the army camp a few miles away to find him up to be shot.
She ran and threw her arms around him, the men motioned so the commander
threw the flag around them and forgave him to enlist another year.
He moved to Cass Co. Texas after the war.
He was a carpenter until he had the fingers on his left hand cut off by a
saw. He then served as a Justice of
the Peace. His wife kept boarders.
Margaret (Maggie) and Martha (Mattie) his daughters, married two boarders
from the north - Dan Webster Purcell and Peter A. Mills (from New Jersey).
Uncle Eddie (Robert Edward - his son) married Lou Chappelear from Queen
City, Texas. Amanda (Mandy) the
other daughter, married Eli Fitzgerald of Cass Co. Texas.
"Chester Purcell was really hurt when I told him of this desertion,
he just couldn't believe it", said
SAID OF SIDNEY:
Sidney and Anne
moved from Leeds (Jefferson Co.) Alabama to Ashdown, Ark. They moved from Arkansas to Linden, Texas where Sidney was
Sheriff and Tax Collector. He was a
noted Mason and Civil War veteran.
had one brother, Sam, who came to Collinsville, Texas and 2 sisters.
Sam had a son, Herman Ragsdale, retired grocer man in Collinsville.
Herman, Sr. had Herman Jr. now (1972) running the grocery store and
daughter Sandra. Sam had other
Sidney's sisters were Fannie (unmarried) of Collinsville, Sarah (married first McGuire and one son, second Fisher - no issue) of Collinsville BUT IT IS NOTED BY JANICE THAT NO SISTER TO SIDNEY WAS NAMED SARAH ACCORDING TO NELLE BUT SIDNEY'S WIFE CALLED ANNE WAS FORMERLY SARAH ANNE McGUIRE - CONFUSING AT THIS POINT, Martha Bailey of Leeds, Jefferson Co. Alabama and Polly Williams of Bloomburg, Texas - had son Ruff. NOTE FROM JANICE - Both Sidney and his wife had a sister named Polly (according to Nelle) which was Ragsdale and which was McGuire?
CHILDREN OF SYDNEY JACKSON RAGSDALE AND SARAH ANNE McGUIRE
Robert Edward Ragsdale
Martha Jane (Mattie) Ragsdale
Amanda Caroline (Mandy) Ragsdale
Margaret Elizabeth (Maggie) Ragsdale
FAMILY OF LOUISA CAROLINE (CARRIE) RAGSDALE AND ROBERT McGUIRE
LOUISA CAROLINE (CARRIE) RAGSDALE was born 16 May 1844 in Alabama, and died 23 Jan 1919 in Collinsville, Grayson County, Texas. She is buried in the Collinsville Cemetery, Collinsville, Grayson County, Texas. She married (1) ROBERT F. MCGUIRE about 1861, son of DAVIDSON MCGUIRE and MARGARET KELLEY. He was born about 1838, and died before 1870. She married (2) to Husband Fisher who died prior to 1900.
Notes for LOUISA CAROLINE (CARRIE) RAGSDALE:
On 1870 Bienville Parish, Louisiana census - Arcadia, p. 9, household 122-122. Evidently widowed by this time, there is also listed in the household a female -Rego Lell -age 35- is this Ragsdale? - could this be Frances Ragsdale? On 1880 Grayson County, Texas census, Pct 5, SD 3, ED 12, household 201-201 she is listed as widowed. On 1900 Grayson County, Texas census, JP 5, SD 2, ED 109, sheet 9A, p. 185, household 167-166 - she is widowed a 2nd time and living with her is her sister, Frances Ragsdale. On 1910 Grayson County, Texas census, Pct 5, Collinsville, SD 4, ED 99, sheet 10B, p. 78, household 227-227.
CHILD OF LOUISA CAROLINE (CARRIE) RAGSDALE AND ROBERT McGUIRE
Wiley J. McGuire
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