- Family traditions say that Robert Nelson Ragan migrated from Sevier County,
Tennessee to "the fever and ague country, north of the Ohio River" before 1810.
John H. Reagan, of Civil War fame, said, "...I seperated from my family before
I was grown and went to Texas, consequently know but little of other branches
of the faimly; but I remember when I was a boy hearing our family speak of two
of the sons of great grandfather moving to what was then called the fever and
ague country, north of the Ohio River. I am now 69 years old, and they went
there before I was old enough to remember them, possibly before I was born..."
"Smoky Mountain Clans", Donald B. Reagan, 1978, p 2a.
"The Book of Ragan/Reagan", Donald B. Reagan, 1993, p 241.