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Re: Ragins from Williamsburg and Sumter South Carolina
Posted by: Michael P. Cahill Date: March 17, 2002 at 20:54:03
In Reply to: Re: Ragins from Williamsburg and Sumter South Carolina by Alan O. Payne of 121

Dear Alan,
This is how I responded to another researcher - Bryan - last month about the Ragin family. (Some of my research indicated they were called Ragan.)
I can't locate the source right now, but, as I recall, it seemed reliable:

WILLIAM RAGAN (d.1787) & LUCEY -
had the following children (with their spouses):

ELIZABETH RAGAN & Edward Broughton
WILLIAM RAGAN
JEMIMA RAGAN (1757-1816) & William Griffin (d.1816)
SARAH RAGAN (b.1752) & William Sanders
FRANCES RAGAN (b.1755) & Richard Harvin (1746-1807)
JOHN RAGAN
LUCEY RAGAN (?)

I am a descendant of Edward Broughton and there is some question as to which of the South Carolina Broughtons were his parents.
I have always suspected that Ragan or Ragin, as it may sometimes appear, is a derivation of the Irish name Regan or Reagan. It seems to me that there may also be some Virginia connection. Anyway, as far as I know, no seems to know the positive background of Lucey & William Ragan.

As I noted, I don't, at present, have my sources, but my memory is that it seemed pretty reliable or I wouldn't have recorded it. This was taken some years ago. I do know that I had come across others who were researching this family and none ever found a positive maiden name for Lucey.
It seems to me that I did see some evidence of later generations by seeing Ragins, Broughtons, Griffins, Sanders, and Harvins, perhaps, in census indices, but I don't recall following them up - other than my own Broughton line.
Is this of any help to you?
Michael P. Cahill


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