Elizabeth Ragains

July 1785–1838 (Age 52)
Orange, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Ragains was born in July 1785, in Orange, North Carolina, United States, her father, Thomas Ragains, was 33 and her mother, Elizabeth Featherkille, was 25. She married Charles Miller on 21 June 1804, in Orange, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died in 1838, at the age of 53.

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Family Time Line

Charles Miller
Elizabeth Ragains
Marriage: 21 June 1804
Susannah T. "Susie" Miller
Charles A Miller

Spouse and Children

21 June 1804
Orange, North Carolina, United States


    Susannah T. "Susie" Miller


    Charles A Miller


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+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 1

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1789 · Becomes 12th State

Age 4

On November 21, 1789, North Carolina became the 12th state in the Union.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 15

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

Probably a variant of Ragain .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Ragains, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Eizabeth Ragains, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Elizabeth Ragains in entry for Elizabeth Featherkille, "United States Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Applications, 1800-1900"

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