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?
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union,insure domestic Tranquility, establish Justice, provide for the common defense,promote general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establishthis Constitution for the ―PREAMBLE UNITED STATE CONSTITUTIONSeptember 17, 1787 JAMES MADISONFounding Father, Author of the US Constitution and the Federalist Papers