Sally Ann Ragsdale

Female31 May 1829–

Brief Life History of Sally Ann

When Sally Ann Ragsdale was born on 31 May 1829, in Morgan, Illinois, United States, her father, Joel Ragsdale, was 23 and her mother, Jane F. Allred, was 22.

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Joel Ragsdale
Jane F. Allred
Sally Ann Ragsdale
Hannah Rebecca Ragsdale
Absalom M Ragsdale
John W Ragsdale
Lewis A. Ragsdale
Martha Jane Ragsdale
Louisa L. Ragsdale
Mary Margaret Ragsdale
Susan Virginia Ragsdale
Baby Ragsdale

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    World Events (3)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 1

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    1830 · The Oregon Trail

    Age 1

    Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.

    1832 · Black Hawk War

    Age 3

    "The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."

    Name Meaning

    English (Nottinghamshire): habitational name from Ragdale (Leicestershire). The placename appears to derive from Old English hraca ‘throat, gulley, narrow pass’ (genitive hracan) + Old Norse dalr ‘valley’. From the 16th century onward the more common form of the surname is Ragsdale with an intrusive -s-.

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

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