- William B. Ragan was listed with his parents in the 1840 and 1850 Federal
Census of Madison County, Missouri.
He was not found in the 1860 Federal Census. It is believed William B. joined
his brothers in the military service during the Civil War. However, no records
have been located to verify this.
William B. was listed with his parents in the 1870 Federal Census of Bollinger
County, Missouri. His occupation was described at that time as a "gold miner."
William B. died in the Crooked Creek Township.
"Smoky Mountain Clans", Donald B. Reagan, 1978, p 70.
"The Book of Ragan/Reagan," Donald B. Reagan, 1993, p 328, 360.