Reason Reagan Part II

Reason Reagan Born 1733 Pittsylvania County Virginia, USA, Death July 1814 Madison County Illinois, USA.

Reason Reagan ran away from home sometime before 1808. He married, 3 February 1808 in Livingston County, Kentucky, Rachel Thomas. About 1809 Reason returned to Tennessee and his sister Catherine “Caty” Reagan returned with him to Kentucky. Then about 1810 Reason moved the family from Livingston County, Kentucky to a settlement at the mouth of Wood River in Illinois Territory. Caty lived with her brother Reason and sister-in-law Rachel in the Wood River community of Madison County, Illinois Territory, Rachel, her 6 year old daughter Elizabeth, and 3 year old son Timothy were massacred by Indians on Sunday 10 July 1814.

Reason Reagan lost his life while pursuing the Indians after the massacre occurred. Rachel, Elizabeth, and Timothy Reagan are buried in Vaughn Cemetery in Madison County, Illinois.

Reason Reagan was buried either where he died or with his family.

“The Book of Ragan/Reagan”, Donald B. Reagan, 1993, p 245-252.


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