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Posted by: Jodie Hollifield (ID *****6672) Date: April 16, 2007 at 22:19:23
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Okay....not sure here...but let's see if this is who you are talking about. I didn't know of a marriage to Mr. Fletcher, and I didn't know Wm was a minister. If I'm thinking of the same Mary Jane this could be link..I'll give you a brief run down-hope I picked the right Wm and grand-daughter Mary Jane....

thomas Ragain/Ragan m. Elizabeth Featherkille
their son William "Will" Ragan" m. Amy (AMey) Hargis/Hargiss
they had at least 2 sons: Thomas (m. Rachel Daniels) & Nathan Hargas (m. Nancy Singleton Heartsill) Ragan/Reagan/Ragain

I am thru Thomas line, it appears if I'm looking the right direction, you are thru Nathan's line.

Nathan & Nancy had at least 2 daughters with one being your Mary Jane Ragan

I only know of Mary Jane's marriage to 1rst cousin John A. Ragan/Reagan/Ragain s/o Thomas (Nathan's brother) & Rachel Daniels

John & Mary Jane had at least 8 children. John had a 2nd wife Helen McClannahan.

Could this be the same Mary Jane?

Now to throw a kink....there is another William, William Bogard s/o Thomas Ragan/Ragain/REagan & Rachel Daniels
William Bogard Ragan b. 30 Aug 1836 Monroe County, TN, d. 29 Jan 1916 Texas Co., Misosuri, m. 31 Dec 1857 Monroe County, TN to Eleanor McKee b. 12 FEb 1841 TN d. 1 FEb 1919 Texas Co., Missouri

William Bogard & Eleanor had at least 12 children with one being Mary Reagan/RAgan/Ragan

Do we have enough Thomas', Williams' & Mary's????

My line goes like this:

Thomas Ragan b. abt. 1812 NC m. Rachel Daniels b. abt. 1815 TN.
(My Line)-Mary Ann Elizabeth Ragan (Apr 1845 TN-aft. 1920 Census) m. Samuel L. "Sam" Blackwell (abt. 1835 TN or NC-died by 1900)

Mary Ann & Sam had at least 12 children: William A., James T., Cordelia (Cordella) Ellen, Elizabeth "Lizzie" A., Rachel Melinda Jan, Silas Grant, Samuel Gaius, John I., George, Sarah L., Margaret Oma (or Oma Margaret) and Mary A. Blackwell.


2-Elizabeth “Lizzie” A. BLACKWELL, b. 16 Feb 1868 __________________________________ Missouri, d. 30 Sep 1905 Carterville, Jasper County, Missouri, bur. Carterville Cemetery, Jackson’s First Addition Section, 2A, Lot # 110, Carterville, Jasper County, Missouri, m. James “Jim” DUKE ____________________________ (bef. 1886) , b. 1 Mar 1864 ______________________________ Missouri, d. 15 Mar 1936 at daughter Lucy’s home, Bartlesville, Washington County, Oklahoma, bur. 16 Mar 1936 in White Rose Cemetery, Lot 1, Block 29, Bartlesville, Washington County, Oklahoma.

Elizabeth “Lizzie” A. BLACKWELL appeared in the census in 1870 in Barry County, Missouri. She appeared in the census in 1880 Wright County, Missouri. She appeared in the census in 1900 in Aurora, Lawrence County, Missouri.

1870 Missouri, Barry County, Shoal Creek Township, P.O. Cassville, Page 735B, 7/29/1870:
Samuel Blackwell, 34yo, Farmer, TN
Mary, 25yo, TN
William A., 10yo, TN
James F., 8yo, TN
Cordelia, 4yo, TN
Elizabeth, 2yo, TN
Rachel M., 9?/12mo, TN (born in March.

1880 Wright Co, MO census:
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Samuell BLACKWELL Self M Male W 45 TN Farmer --- SC
Mary BLACKWELL Wife M Female W 34 TN Keeping House --- ---
W. A. BLACKWELL Son S Male W 19 TN Farming TN TN
Jos. T. BLACKWELL Son S Male W 18 TN Farming TN TN
Cordelia E. BLACKWELL Dau S Female W 14 TN TN TN
Elizabeth A. BLACKWELL Dau S Female W 12 TN TN TN
Racel N. J. BLACKWELL Dau S Female W 10 MO TN TN
Silas Grant BLACKWELL Son S Male W 8 MO TN TN
Samuel G. BLACKWELL Son S Male W 6 TN TN TN
George D. BLACKWELL Son S Male W 1 TN TN TN

1900 census Aurora, Lawrence, Missouri
Duke, James, head, b. Mar 1864, m 15 yrs, MO TN TN, zinc miner
Elizabeth, wife, b. Feb 1868, TN TN TN
Mary, dau, Jan 1886, MO MO TN
Noah, son, Aug 1887, MO MO TN
Lucy, dau, Aug 1889, MO MO TN
Sarah, dau, Mar 1892, MO MO TN
Curtis, son, Nov 1894, MO MO TN
infant, son, Jun 1900, MO MO TN

James “Jim” DUKE s/o Green B./Greenville/Granville DUKE & Eliza LEDFORD. He appeared in the census on 29 Jun 1870 in Wright County, Missouri (Hartville, Missouri Post Office). He was buried by McCallister Funeral Home, Bartlesville, Washington County, Oklahoma. Listed widowed at the time of his death. He died from Influenza with onset on 1 Mar 1936.

Elizabeth “Lizzie” A. BLACKWELL & James “Jim” DUKE Children: Mary Elizabeth, Lucy Artilla, James Curtis, John I., Neigh/Noah and Sadie DUKE.

Lucy Artilla DUKE b. 12 Aug 1890 Manes, Wright County, Missouri, d. 3 Jan 1941 at her home, Bartlesville, Washington County, Oklahoma, bur. 5 Jan 1941 White Rose Cemetery, Block 29 NW Area, Bartlesville, Washington County, Oklahoma, m. Ellis Hubert WHITSON (s/o Andrew WHITSON & Martha Jane “Marthy” ESTES) on 22 Feb 1909 Bartlesville, Washington County, Oklahoma, b. 5 Aug 1881 in Harvard, Wayne County, Iowa, d. 17 Jul 1954 in Memorial Hospital, Bartlesville, Washington County, Oklahoma, bur. ____ Jul 1954 in White Rose Cemetery, Lot 1 Block 32, Bartlesville, Washington County, Oklahoma.

Lucy Artilla DUKE was 16 years old when she moved to Bartlesville, Washington County, Oklahoma abt. 1908. She lived at 1508 South Maple in Bartlesville, Washington County, Oklahoma on 16 Mar 1936. She lived at 117 N. Kaw in Bartlesville, Washington County, Oklahoma on 3 Jan 1941. She didn’t have social security number. She was buried by Arnold Moore Funeral Home in Bartlesville, Washington County, Oklahoma. Cause of death was Influenza (3 weeks). She was Cherokee Indian.

Ellis Hubert WHITSON was living about 1888 in Cedarvale, Chautauqua County, Kansas. He was buried by Arnold Moore Funeral Home in Bartlesville, Washington County, Oklahoma. He retired after working 25 years at National Zinc Company (Smelters) in Bartlesville, Washington County, Oklahoma, and Iola, Allen County, Kansas. He was a member of the Local Smelter’s Union. He also worked as a pumper in on oil wells. He was also an owner of a Barber shop and worked part time as Barber. He was living until about 7 years old in Jefferson County, Iowa. He had also lived in Jewell. As a young man he lived in Iola, Allen County, Kansas. He had history of small pox.

Jan 1941 Funeral Notice: Whitson Funeral Held
Bartlesville, Jan 5-Burial services for Mrs. Lucy A. Whitson, 50, of this city, who died in her home early Friday morning of influenza, were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in the Moore Funeral Home with Rev. Chester Van Dyke pastor of the Church of the Brethran, officiating. Burial was in White Rose Cemetery beside the body of her father, Mrs. Whitson had been a resident of Bartlesville for 34 years.

Bartlesville Examiner Enterprise July 19, 1954
Funeral Services Set
Funeral Services for Mr. Ellis Hulbert Whitson, 72, retired associate
of the National Zinc Company, will be held Tuesday at 10:00 am. in the
Arnold Moore Memory Chapel. Rev. Raymond Wolfe will officiate for
his services and interment will be directed in the White Rose
Cemetery. Mr. Whitson died in Memorial Hospital Saturday morning
following brief illness.

Ellis H. Whitson, Long Time City Resident, Dies
Ellis Hubert Whitson, father of James Doyle Whitson, Bartlesville and a resident of the city for over fifty years, died in Memorial Hospital at 2:30 am Saturday following a brief illness. He had been in failing health for the past year and his condition became worse on Wednesday when he was admitted into the hospital for treatment.

A long time associate of the National Zinc Co. here, Mr. Whitson was born August 5, 1881 at Harvard, Iowa, where he spent his early life. He moved as a young man to Iola, Kan., where he was employed by the Zinc Co. there until coming to Bartlesville in the early 1900's. He retired a short time ago after twenty five years association with the National Zinc Co. He was married to his late wife, the former Lucy Duke, in Bartlesville and she preceded him to death in January 1941. He was a lifetime member of the local smelters union.

Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later by the Arnold Moore Funeral Service. Tentative arrangements have been planned for Tuesday morning., with interment directed here. In addition to his son of Bartlesville, survivors include another son, John C. Whitson, Okmulgee; two daughters, Mrs. John Dolence, Amsterdam, New York, and Mrs. Earl Chapman, Reno, Nevada; one brother John T. Whitson, Bartlesville; two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Frances McVey, Bartlesville, and Mrs. Elizabeth A. Clifton, of Caney, thirteen grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Lucy Artilla DUKE & Ellis Hubert WHITSON Children: James “Doyle”. Betty Jane, Joan & John Curtis WHITSON

Joan WHITSON b. 24 Feb 1925 Bartlesville, Washington County, Oklahoma, d. 20 Jul 1977 Bartlesville, Washington County, Oklahoma, bur. ___________________________ White Rose Cemetery, Lot 2, Block 38, Bartlesville, Washington County, Oklahoma, m. Earl Henry CHAPMAN (s/o Henry Francis “Hank” CHAPMAN & Julia Melvina PARKS) on 24 Jul 1943 Reno, Washoe County, Nevada (or Carson City, Nevada), b. 7 Oct 1926 in Coffeyville, Labette County, Kansas, d. 13 Jan 1998 at Jane Phillips Hospital, Bartlesville, Washington County, Oklahoma, bur. ________________________________ White Rose Cemetery, Lot 2, Block 38, Bartlesville, Washington County, Oklahoma.

Joan WHITSON & Earl Henry CHAPMAN had one child: Connie Jo CHAPMAN

Connie Jo Chapman m. Lawrence Wesley Lowe (My parents)

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