William T Ragsdale

Chatham, Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States

The Life of William T

When William T Ragsdale was born in 1837, in Chatham, Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States, his father, Paschal W Ragsdale, was 29 and his mother, Elizabeth Martha Fallen, was 30. He lived in Rockingham, North Carolina, United States in 1850 and Staunton, Virginia, United States in 1910.

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Paschal W Ragsdale
Elizabeth Martha Fallen
Eliza A Ragsdale
Mary E Ragsdale
William T Ragsdale
C F Ragsdale
Peter Wilson Ragsdale
James Redman Ragsdale
Harriet L Ragsdale

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World Events (8)


Age 9

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1852 · Name change

Age 15

Name changed from Competition to Chatham in 1852.
1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 31

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

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)

  • Wm T Ragsdale in household of P W Ragsdale, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William T Ragsdale, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Wm T Ragsdale, "Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, County Marriage Registers, 1853-1935"

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