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

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