- Nancy Jane Reagan's parents brought her to Sevier County, Tennessee as a child
in late 1795 where she grew up.
Family tradition says she "lived with her sister, Rhoda in Alabama and later in
Illinois. She died in 1844 at age of fifty-five years." It was also said she
did not marry.
The 1840 Federal Census of Macoupin County, Illinois verified the family
tradition about her. Apparently she was the female between 50 and 60 years old
in the household of James and Rhoda Ragan Huskey.
She died in Birds Township and was buried beside James and Rhoda Reagan Huskey
in the Huskey Family Cemetery (now Joiner Cemetery) in Birds Township. The
name on the tombstone is "Jane Ragan".
"Smoky Mountain Clans", Donald B. Reagan, 1978, p 2a.
"The Book of Ragan/Reagan," Donald B. Reagan, 1993, p 281.