Nancy E Ragsdale

September 1842–after 1918 (Age 75)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Nancy E

When Nancy E Ragsdale was born in September 1842, in Tennessee, United States, her father, Mark W. Ragsdale, was 27 and her mother, Mary Ray "Polly" Robinson, was 21. She married Hiram Dean on 19 December 1861, in Hawkins, Tennessee, United States. She lived in Williamson, Tennessee, United States in 1850 and Missouri, United States in 1870. She died after 1918, at the age of 77.

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Family Time Line

Hiram Dean
Nancy E Ragsdale
Marriage: 19 December 1861

Spouse and Children

19 December 1861
Hawkins, Tennessee, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Mark W. Ragsdale


    Mary Ray "Polly" Robinson




    Anthony Ragsdale


    Charles W Ragsdale



    John W Ragsdale


    Sarah Jane Ragsdale


+3 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 4

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 4

Tennessee was known as the Volunteer State because during the Mexican War the government asked Tennessee for 3,000 volunteer soldiers and 30,000 joined.

Age 21

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

Apparently an English habitational name from Ragdale in Leicestershire, which is probably named from Old English hraca ‘gully’, ‘narrow pass’ + dæl ‘valley’, ‘dale’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Nancy E Ragsdale in household of Mark Ragsdale, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Nancy Ragsdale in household of Mary Ragsdale, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Nancy Rogsdale, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"

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