- James Gasney Reagan was listed with his parents in the 1850 Federal Census of
Madison County, Missouri and the 1860 Federal Census of Bollinger County,
On 27 July 1863, James Gasney enlisted as a private in Company M, 5th Regiment
of Missouri Volunteers during the Civil War. He was discharged on Friday, 8
July 1864 after serving 11 months 10 days duty. His widow Elmittie E. was
granted a pension on his military service record.
James Gasney was living with his parents at the time of the 1870 Federal Census
of Bollinger County. His occupation at that time was listed as farmer.
James G. and his wife Elmittie E. were listed in the 1880 Federal Census of
Bollinger County, Missouri. There were three children in the household: EffieV., age 8; William B., age 7; and Martha E., age 4.
They remained on the farm where he was born all of his life. The family bible
of Timothy Jr. went to James Gasney Ragan and in 1993 was in the possession of
a descendant of Rosa Octavina Reagan Grindstaff.
James Gasney Ragan was buried in the Rhods Chapel Cemetery.
"Smoky Mountain Clans", Donald B. Reagan, 1978, p 70.
"The Book of Ragan/Reagan," Donald B. Reagan, 1993, p 329, 362.