- William Ragan was born on his paternal grandfather's farm in the Emert Cove
area of Sevier County, Tennessee. Here he lived until the migration to Maury
County, Tennessee with his brother John Henry Ragan between 1840/1850.
He was listed with his mother, Susannah Ogle Ragan in the 1830 Federal Census
of Sevier County, Tennessee.
Sometime between 1840 and 1850, he and his brother John Henry Ragan migrated
together to Maury County, Tennessee from Sevier County.
The locality of his marriage his marriage has not been confirmed.
He and his wife were listed in the 1850 Federal Census of Maury County,
Tennessee. There were no children listed in the household. But they were
living next door to his brother and sister-in-law, John Henry Ragan and Amanda
Derryberry Ragan at that time.
"Smoky Mountain Clans", Donald B. Reagan, 1978, p 14.
"The Book of Ragan/Reagan", Donald B. Reagan, 1993, p 197, 198.