Ragon Family History

Submitted by Susan Shahan
Bluwilo61@aol.com

 

 

The Ragon family connection to Hamilton county began when Jesse Smith Ragon bought a farm in the Ooltewah area in 1849.  It has been said in family legend, that he was the first postmaster for that area. He served as postmaster from 1867 to 1873.

 

ELI RAGON

 

ELI RAGON WAS BORN IN ASHE COUNTY,NC  IN 1764, HE MARRIED MARY STEWART  IN 1780 .

HE DIED IN 1807.

ELI AND MARY HAD NINE CHILDREN---THEIR SON JACOB B. RAGON WAS BORN ON APRIL 22, 1788.

 

JACOB B. RAGON

 

JACOB  WAS BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA ON APRIL 22,1788. HE MARRIED MARY SMITH IN 1810.

JACOB AND MARY HAD FIVE CHILDREN--THEIR SON JESSE SMITH RAGON WAS BORN IN 1821

 

 

JESSE SMITH RAGON

 

JESSE SMITH RAGON WAS BORN IN MORGAN COUNTY , TENNESSEE IN 1821. HE MARRIED PERLINA

MURPHY. SHE WAS BORN IN 1820. HE DIED IN 1917 IN CHATTANOOGA, HAMILTON COUNTY , TENNESSEE.

JESSE AND PERLINA HAD EIGHT CHILDREN---THEIR SON ROBERT MCKAMEY RAGON WAS BORN IN 1843.

 

ROBERT MCKAMEY RAGON

 

ROBERT MCKAMEY RAGON  WAS BORN ON SEPTEMBER 23,1843 IN HAMILTON COUNTY, TENNESSEE

HE MARRIED JOSEPHINE SYDNEY HENEGAR, WHO WAS BORN IN 1851. ROBERT DIED IN 1906.

ROBERT AND JOSEPHINE HAD ELEVEN CHILDREN --THEIR SON HARVEY FINLEY RAGON WAS BORN IN

1872.

 

HARVEY FINLEY RAGON

 

HARVEY FINLEY RAGON WAS BORN ON NOVEMBER 26, 1872 IN OOLTEWAH, TN.  HE MARRIED AGNES

SAPHRONIA WISE OF CHARLESTON , SC.  SHE WAS BORN ON SEPTEMBER 3, 1880.

HARVEY DIED ON JUNE 7, 1919 AND AGNES DIED IN 1970.  THEY ARE BURIED AT GREENWOOD CEMETERY ON MISSIONARY RIDGE IN CHATTANOOGA, TN.

HARVEY AND AGNES HAD 6 CHILDREN--THEIR SON HARVEY HENEGAR RAGON WAS BORN IN 1900.

 

HARVEY HENEGAR RAGON

 

HARVEY HENEGAR RAGON WAS BORN IN JANUARY OF 1900 IN SAVANNAH, GA, BUT RESIDED MOST OF HIS LIFE IN CHATTANOOGA, TN.  HE MARRIED LOIS IRENE WILSON IN 1933.  THEY HAD THREE CHILDREN---MARY CHARLENE, ELIZABETH ALENE, AND ROBERT HARVEY.

HARVEY DIED ON OCTOBER 8, 1967 AND LOIS DIED IN 1977. THEY ARE BURIED AT GREENWOOD CEMETERY ON

MISSIONARY RIDGE IN CHATTANOOGA, TN

 

ELIZABETH ALENE RAGON

 

ELIZABETH ALENE RAGON WAS BORN ON SEPTEMBER 6, 1937 IN HAMILTON COUNTY, TENNESSEE.  SHE MARRIED DONALD EMERSON JOHNSON ON APRIL 1, 1959 IN TRENTON, GA.

DONALD WAS THE SON OF OSCAR A. AND FLORENCE CALLIE MCDANIEL ORTON JOHNSON AND WAS BORN IN HAMILTON COUNTY, TENNESSEE ON NOVEMBER 30, 1936.

ELIZABETH DIED ON MAY 17, 2003 AND DONALD DIED ON MARCH 30, 1997.  THEY ARE BURIED AT CHATTANOOGA

NATIONAL VA CEMETERY IN CHATTANOOGA, TN.

ELIZABETH AND DONALD HAD SIX CHILDREN---RICHARD DONALD, SUSAN ELAINE, GINA MARIE, PAMELA ANN, MELISSA GAYLE, AND STEVEN WAYNE.

 

4/15/2004