Joseph Abbott 6th Great Grandfather


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When Joseph Abbott was born in 1723 in King and Queens, Virginia, his father Captain John Abbott was 22 and his mother Elizabeth was 22. He married Frances Sears on November 12, 1741and they had 17 children together. He died in 1788 at the age of 65.
Benjamin (1743-1805)
William Isaac (1746-1848)
Richard (1748-1849)
Leonard (1750-)
John (1754-1840) ** our ancestor
Mary (1756-)
Moses (1758-1816)
Fleming (1760-1840)
Annie (1762-1808)
Sarah (1764-1778)
Elizabeth (1766-1853)
Joseph (1770-1811)
Frances (1772-1795)
Martha Patty (1775-1844)
Rachel (1776-)
Jesse C. (1778-1845)
Moody (1787-1862)

 

JOSEPH ABBOTT…..Will

“…being in perfect sence & memory & calling to mind the uncertainty of this transitory life…” To my wife Frances Abbott my hole estate both real & personal during her natural life or widowhood except that tract of land where my son William lives on which contains 150 ac, but if she should marry I give her the third part of my estate. To my son Benjamin Abbott is current money. To my son William Abbot the tract of land where he now lives (150 ac) which is the greater pt. of that tract of land I had from Isaac Linch to him & his heirs forever. To my son Richard Abbott my house & plantation whereon I now live containing 150 ac to him & his heirs forever. To my son Lennard Abbott 100 ac. adjoining to the same tract of land lying on the Timber branch to him & his heirs forever. To my son Moody Abbott the remainder of my lands to him & his heirs forever. To my three young sons namely John, Moses & Flemmon a negro wench named Fan, and all my stock of horses to be sold & the money equally divided amongst them all at the decease of myself & my wife. To my four youngest daus. namely Mary, Elizabeth, Frances and Paty 1 negro girl named Hanar & her increase to be sold by my Exrs. or Admrs, & the money divided amongst them all to them & their heirs forever. To my three oldest daus. namely Anney, Sarah & Rachel & also to my son Joseph Abbott 1 negro fellow named Landon to be sold & the money equally divided amongst them four at the decrease of myself & my wife. Likewise the rest & residue of stock I leave to be equally divided amongst my youngest boys beginning at William Abbott. Likewise all my household & furniture I give to my wife Frances Abbott to dispose of as she should best see cause amongst her children.

Exr/ wife Frances Abbott, son William Abbott, & Nathaniel Manning
WD 30 March 1787 s/ Joseph (+) Abbott
Wit/ Ambrose Estes, John Stanly
WP 27 Oct 1788
Sec/ Edward Parker, John Fulkerson. Reserving liberty for Nataniel Manning the other Exr. to join inprobate where he shall think fit Halifax County Virginia..Will Book 2…1783-1792

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Re: Will of Joseph and John Abbott   marywise13     (View posts)Posted: 9 May 2005 3:50PM GMT
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Timothy Reagan 5th Great Grandfather


 

American Revolutionary Soilder

Timothy Reagan b. 1750 d. before1830 Timothy Ragan must have been a strong, vibrant man. His adventures, travels, and life style indicate that he was a rugged individual c1776 when Timothy  was about twenty-six years old, he married Elizabeth Trigg, daughter of Clement Trigg, Jr., and Mary Ann Fouracres. Elizabeth was only sixteen at the time of their marriage. She was born in 1760 in King George’s County MD. Her grandfather John Fouracres was a planter who served in the colonial militia during the years before the Revolution. Elizabeth’s parents owned a large plantation, which Clement Trigg and his brother Jeremiah had bought from their father’s creditors when their father, Clement Trigg (here we go again with the names) absconded rather than face charges. Within a year after their marriage, the Ragans had the first of their thirteen children—a boy that they named Richard—and Timothy enlisted in the army. He served as a private in Captain John Eccleston’s Company, Second Regiment of the Maryland Continental troops, commanded by Colonel Thomas Price under General George Washington. Battle of Brandywine Timothy’s first action was in the Battle of Brandywine. Young Major General Marquis de Lafayette also saw his first action in the American Revolution during this same battle. Both Timothy and Lafayette were wounded in what turned out to be “the largest military engagement in the American Revolution.” Brandywine was an important battle that the colonists and Washington thought would be won by the Americans. Philadelphia had been made capital of the new nation, and the British were on the way there. They landed at Chesapeake Bay and started their march to Philadelphia. Unfortunately Washington was not familiar with the terrain. Since the British would have to travel along the road running alongside the Brandywine River, he decided that the river fords would be a good way to stop the enemy. On 9 Sep 1777 he sent detachments of men to guard the fords across the Brandywine south of where the river forked–with the exception of Chadd’s Ford where he placed the major portion of his men. The land around this ford was on high ground and would be strategically advantageous. To the best of his knowledge, the nearest unguarded ford was twelve miles north of the Brandywine fork. His plan was to force the British to fight at Chadd’s Ford. Unfortunately, since he was not familiar with the area, Washington overlooked a ford only a few miles to the north of the fork in the Brandywine. The British officers found out about Washington’s plan and outwitted him. They sent a detachment of their troops marching north as if they were going to fall into the trap at Chadd’s Ford. At the same time, General Howe took the majority of his men to the ford overlooked by Washington, crossed the Brandywine, marched south and hit Washington’s flank. Outcome of Battle On the morning of the battle, 11 Sep 1777, Washington had received reports that the British had split their forces, but he refused to believe the information. In addition a heavy fog aided the British in their plans. Too late Washington realized that the British were at his right flank and ordered his troops to move to other high ground around the Birmingham Friends Meeting House. Washington’s soldiers fought bravely, but were overwhelmed by the British. Casualties were high and when darkness fell, the patriots retreated to Chester, PA. The majority of the Americans arrived in Chester by midnight, but small groups continued to trail in until dawn. The Americans had lost a thousand men during the battle; the British lost about five hundred. Worst of all, the British had gained an open road to Philadelphia As a proof that the Americans had given the British a hard battle, one British officer wrote in his journal, “Night and the fatigue the soldiers had undergone prevented any pursuit.” Luckily the only hospital commissioned and built by the Continental Congress was at Chester, PA. Our Timothy, who had been badly wounded during the battle, was taken to the hospital in Chester and remained there for six months. He recovered and served out the remainder of his three-year enlistment. According to John H. Reagan, Timothy’s grandson, his grandfather was also wounded during another battle during the Revolution and “carried a ball and three buckshots received at Brandywine in his body to his grave.” General Lafayette was wounded in the leg during the battle of Brandywine and was probably also treated at the hospital in Chester. Move to NC It is generally thought that Timothy and Elizabeth took their son Richard and moved from their home in Prince George’s County, MD to Caswell Co, NC in about 1778. This poses problems. Problem 1. Timothy was in the army at this time. It is possible that Elizabeth and baby Richard moved with her parents and siblings, for the Trigg family moved from Prince George County MD to Caswell Co., NC sometime between 1776 and 1 Feb 1779. During this time Timothy may have been fulfilling the remainder of his enlistment. On the other hand, he did not receive a pension or land grant. The rule was that a soldier had to serve for a year to receive a pension. If Timothy left the army after his hospitalization, he might have indeed gone on to NC. This idea disputes John H. Reagan’s comments, however. It’s possible that Timothy simply did not apply for a pension. Problem 2. Timothy and Elizabeth apparently lived in Pittsylvania Co., VA for about five years (1779-1783). They appeared on the tax lists of Pittsylvania Co., VA in 1782 and three of their children were born in Virginia: Robert Nelson (c1799-?), Rachal (c1781-1826), and Reason (1783-1814). Since Clement Trigg, Jr., died in 1779, the Ragan family may have gone to NC to help Elizabeth’s mother during the period after Trigg’s death. Timothy was definitely in NC in 1779 for he was one of the chain carriers for the court ordered survey of 1640 acres of land that his recently deceased father-in-law had purchased before his death. Whatever the case, by 1785 the Ragans had moved to Caswell Co. They obtained land there, and five daughters were added to the family: Elizabeth (4 Nov 1785-1838.39), Sarah (16 Oct 1787-6 Jun 1855), Nancy Jane (1789-1844), Celia Druscilla (15 Feb 1792-29 Aug 1869), and Catherine (1794-1844). Move to Territory of the United States of America South of the River Ohio The Ragans lived in NC until c1795 when they moved to what is now Sevier County, TN. At that time TN was part of the Territory of the United States of American South of the River Ohio. It is believed that the Ragan family settled in what is now the Middle Creek area of Sevier County. At that time, Middle Creek was Indian Territory. The lands Timothy obtained in Sevier Co between 1795 -1806 were acquired by right of occupancy. The deeds are interesting in their descriptions of boundary markers such as black oaks, dogwoods, sourwoods, and so forth which would have long since disappeared. The Ragans contributed a great deal to their new home county. Timothy was of importance in the construction of Lawson’s Fort in Middle Creek. He and Rachel established a farm in Middle Creek, and Timothy also had a blacksmith’s shop there. It is assumed that they lived on their Middle Creek farm for the rest of their days—unless one or both of them moved to White Oak Flats to live with their son Richard during their old age. The Ragans Become Thirteen In Sevier County Timothy and Elizabeth added even more children to their growing family: Rhoda (1796-1855), Jeremiah (1798-after 1880), Timothy, Jr., (4) (1Jul 1800-21 Aug 1883), and Joshua (c1804-13 Oct 1874). These five children brought the Ragan family total to thirteen. As they grew up, married, and moved away, the children took the Ragan name and traditions with them to Alabama, Illinois, Georgia, and Missouri. Some, like Richard, their first born, stayed in the area and proved to be assets to the communities developing there. Reason Ragan The fate of one of Elizabeth and Timothy’s children is particularly tragic. Reason Ragan, the couple’s third son, probably brought the greatest sadness to his parents’ life. Born in 1783, the boy ran away from home about five years after the family moved to Sevier Co. He was seventeen years old at the time. His family believed that he left with a neighbor widow, Jennette Shields Tipton, whose property abutted the Ragans. Mrs. Tipton moved her family to Kentucky in 1807 after the death of her husband, Joshua. In Kentucky Reason met and married Rachel Thomas (1786-1814), the daughter of Evan and Elizabeth Hubbard Thomas. The young couple soon had a child and decided to move to Madison, Illinois, where they would clear land and built a home in forks of the Wood River area. (Family tradition says that Robert Nelson Ragan also moved to an area north of the Ohio River before 1810. He may or may not have gone with his brother Reason. Further information on Robert Nelson Ragan’s fate could not be found.) Wood River Settlement Reason and Rachel chose Wood River because a number of their neighbors had moved there and others were planning to move. The group included the Moore brothers: John, William, George, and Abel and their families; Rachel Thomas’ parents and her brother Samuel; the Bates family, and a few other families and relatives. Several marriages had taken place uniting these families. For example, Rachel Thomas was the sister of William Moore’s wife, and Hannah Bates was the sister of Abel Moore’s wife, Polly, Once in Illinois the group set up farms and established the Wood River Settlement. Safety in numbers was probably one of their original ideas. Reason and Rachel were not among the first to go. In fact, Reason traveled from Kentucky to Sevier Co in 1809 and persuaded his sister Catherine (Caty) to return north with him and accompany their family to Illinois. This she did. (This might also have been the time Robert Nelson Ragan chose to move north if he did not go with Reason the first time.) The area in the forks of the Wood River was known for Indian raids, but the Moores, Ragans, Bates, Thomases and others in the area had built a blockhouse where they could go for shelter during an attack. In addition, rangers patrolled the area, and the inhabitants were beginning to think that the dreaded Indian attacks were over. A Family Outing turns Ominous On 10 Jul 1814, Reason Ragan and Rachel’s brother Samuel went to attend church services at a place of worship about three miles from their home. Reason dropped off Rachel, who was well along in pregnancy, his son Timothy (#5), 3, and his daughter Elizabeth, 7, at the home of Abel Moore, which was on his way to church. That afternoon about four o’clock, Rachel decided to return home to pick some beans from the garden. (There are other versions of why she returned home, such as “to procure some little article of convenience,” but of all the reasons, picking beans sounded most reasonable to me. The plan was for all the families to meet at Abel Moore’s house that night for dinner.) Rachel took six children with her (again, this could tie in to picking beans): her own Timothy and Elizabeth, Abel Moore’s William and Joel, ages 8 and 11, and William Moore’s John and George, ages 10 and 3. Originally Hannah Bates accompanied them, but when the little group was almost at the Ragan home, Hannah suddenly felt a “presentiment” that she should not continue and thus returned to Abel Moore’s house. Two male travelers who passed Mrs. Ragan and the children said they twice heard a low call from the bushes near the roadside that might have been made by a boy. Missing Loved Ones By dusk the families began to worry because Rachel and the children had not returned. William Moore, who was Rachel’s brother-in-law, went to Abel Moore’s house, and learning that the group had not returned to that house, set out to search for them. His wife went on horseback along a different route toward the Ragan home. Here stories vary. The most believable ones indicate that independently both William and Polly Moore saw a body on the road but could not tell whether it was male or female. Knowing that Indians could still be around, each turned back to warn the other families. William hurried back to Abel Moore’s house, got the people there, and they all walked through the dark woods to William Moore’s house to get his family so they could all go to the blockhouse for safety. When they reached William Moore’s, he joyfully exclaimed, “Polly’s not dead!” for beside the house he saw the horse his wife had ridden to search for her sister. He had been afraid that the body he had seen on the road might have been his wife. Polly came out of the house and said, “They are all killed by Indians, I expect.” She had rushed back home from her search and had hastily put a large pot of water on to boil so that it could be used as a possible weapon against the Indians if they attacked again. The group soon left for the blockhouse near George Moore’s home. They also alerted their neighbors by signal, and most of the area’s women and children and a few men huddled in the blockhouse all night. Reason and Samuel returned home late and found no one at home. Assuming that Rachel, Catherine, and the children had simply spent the night at Abel Moore’s, the two men went to bed. The Massacre Before daybreak the next morning search parties set out to find the missing loved ones. They found Mrs. Ragan and all six children lying scattered along the road. They had been tomahawked, scalped, and stripped of all their clothing. All were dead except three-year-old Timothy who had large gashes on each side of his face. Timothy had crawled to his mother’s body and had lain there all night, waiting for help. He reportedly said, the “man raise hiss [sic] ax and cut them away.” Shortly thereafter, Reason and Samuel were awakened at daybreak by a neighbor who told them what had occurred. When Reason reached the spot of the massacre, his son Timothy was still alive, though he did not regain consciousness. The group sent for the nearest doctor who attended to Timothy’s wounds, but the child died that day. Rachel and Reason’s unborn child was stillborn. (Some accounts say that Polly Moore picked up Timothy the night she found his mother’s body and took him home where he died the next day. That would mean the neighbors would have had to stay with him or take him to the blockhouse. the night of the attack. Other accounts say that she saw the child that night but left him with his dead mother.) Reinforcements John Harris, who lived at Capt. Abel Moore’s house, was sent to Ft. Russell and Ft. Butler to tell the soldiers of the massacre and to ask for help in protecting the area and finding the culprits. About seventy men left the forts at about one o’clock that morning to ride to Wood River to help. Reason Ragan and the Moores joined with their neighbors and the men from the forts to search for the Indians. They eventually overtook the renegades. The first Indian they found was alone. He had either been hiding in a tree or standing as a lookout there. They killed him and found Rachel’s scalp in his shot bag. The search party eventually found and killed all ten Indians who had been involved in the slaughter. Unfortunately, during the chase Reason Ragan was either thrown from or knocked off his horse. His neck was broken, and he was killed. His entire family was wiped out in a twenty-four hour period. Burial Since most of the men were chasing the Indians, the women and young people had to prepare the bodies and bury them. They placed the bodies on a one-horse sled and pulled them to the burial place. Three graves were prepared with coffin-shaped vaults at the bottom of each. The vaults were lined with flat wooden slabs cut from trees, (There were no sawmills anywhere nearby.) The bodies were placed on top of the slabs, and additional flat wooden slabs were placed on top and along the sides of the bodies. Mrs. Ragan and her children were in one grave, William Moore’s sons were in a second, and Capt. Abel Moore’s were in the third. Reason Ragan’s body was probably buried where he died on the chase—near a small river later named Indian Creek about thirty miles from his home. Tension was high for some time and bounties were placed on the heads of renegade Indians or Indians who came into a settlement to do harm. Letters and petitions about protection for the settlers made the rounds. Within a year after the massacre a treaty was signed with the Indians, and many years later a monument honoring those who died was erected by Abel Moore’s descendents Timothy and Elizabeth Ragan probably never saw any of Reason’s children and maybe never even knew his wife. A newspaper account of the time said that Mr. Ragan (Reason) had asked that his relatives in Tennessee and Kentucky be notified. His sister Catherine was appointed as one of the administrators of his estate. About a year later on May 26, 1815 she married a man named Davis Carter and remained in the Madison County, Illinois area. Timothy the Man Timothy’s life was not always filled with sadness, however. His great grandson, John Henninger Reagan wrote in his Memoirs of jokes and pranks his great grandfather had pulled during his lifetime. Henninger was old enough and his great grandfather had lived long enough for the boy to remember the man. He described his great grandfather as “venerable looking” and “of fine appearance.” He also said that Timothy was known for his wit and humor and for his benevolence. Death Timothy and Elizabeth probably both died before 1830 because neither is listed in the 1830 census. Their place of burial is unknown. The DAR erected a monument for Timothy in the White Oak Flats cemetery in Gatlinburg, but it is not known that he was buried there. Ragan/Reagan historian Donald Reagan surmises that the couple was probably buried either in the Shiloh Methodist Episcopal Church cemetery in Pigeon Forge or in the Middle Creek Methodist Episcopal Church cemetery on Middle Creek Road in Sevier Co. Timothy Ragan was a man of whom we can be proud. He fought and was wounded in the Revolution. He was a pioneer who moved to the wilderness of Tennessee and North Carolina and helped open up the areas for settlement. He reared and provided for a large family that went on to be substantial citizens in the places they lived. His descendents spread to Georgia, Alabama, Texas, Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana. He accumulated large land holdings. He suffered several personal and family tragedies and survived. We can be thankful that he was the strong man that he was. He was a survivor and he was also a prankster .

His great grandson, John H. Reagan, described Timothy as a tall, fine looking man, strong and having great vitality even in his older years. He was loved and respected by people and was fun-loving and witty. Being an Irishman, he enjoyed a practical joke now and then. A story handed down through the years tells that although he had built the stocks for the jail in Sevierville, he pretended that he did not know how they operated and persuaded the sheriff to sit in them to demonstrate for him. When the sheriff did he promptly locked them and enjoyed the fun at the sheriff’s expense. (Wonder what happened when the sheriff did get out!)

Most of his children moved from Sevier County farther to the West and South. The oldest son, Richard, remained and was one of the first settlers of White Oak Flats, now Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

Battle of Brandwine Timothy Reagan
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Reference:
“Smoky Mountain Clans”, Donald B. Reagan, 1978, p 1-3.
“The Book of Ragan/Reagan”, Donald B. Reagan, 1993, p 396.
“In the Shadow of the Smokies”, Smoky Mountain Historical Society, 1993, p 578.

 

 

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My Patriot 5th Great Grandfather Timothy Reagan

John Abbott 5th Great Grandfather


 John Abbott

When John Abbott was born in 1754 in Halifax, Virginia, his father, Joseph, was 31 and his mother, Frances, was 30. He married Margaret Polly Lyon and they had 9 children together. He then married Lucy Myres on February 13, 1813, in Rowan, North Carolina. He died in 1839 in his hometown, having lived a long life of 85 years.

Birth of Son

  • His son Absalom Abraham was born in 1775 in Halifax, Virginia.

    Absalom Abraham Abbott    ****Our Ancestor

    1775–183

    Birth of Son

    His son Johnathon was born in 1784.

    Birth of Daughter

    His daughter Polly P was born in 1786 in Virginia.

    Polly P Abbott

    Marriage

     

    John Abbott married Margaret Polly Lyon in Halifax, Virginia, on January 15, 1788, when he was 34 years old.

    Margaret Polly Lyon

    1768–1839

    Birth of Daughter

    Sarah Abbott

    1788–1788

    Birth of Son

    Joseph Abbott

    1792–1850

    Birth of Son

    His son William was born in May 1809 in Orange, North Carolina.

    William Abbott

    1809–1886

    Birth of Daughter

    His daughter Catherine was born in 1810 in Halifax, Virginia.

    Catherine Abbott

  • Birth of Daughter

    His daughter Dianne was born in 1834 in Halifax, Virginia.

    Dianne Abbott

Death

John Abbott died in 1839 in Halifax, Virginia, when he was 85 years old.

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Military

John Abbott, a private from Virginia, fought for the Confederacy during the Civil War.

Military: Virginia

 

 

Absalom Abraham Abbott 4th Great Grandfather


When Absalom Abraham Abbott was born in 1775 in Halifax, Virginia, his father, John, was 21 and his mother, Margaret, was 7. He married Elizabeth Brickey in 1800. They had six children in 13 years. He died in 1830 in Blount, Tennessee, at the age of 5

Absalom Abraham Abbott

Spouse

Elizabeth Brickey
Residence
Absalom Abraham Abbott lived in Wake, North Carolina, in 1790.
1790 • Wake, North Carolina, United States
Marriage
Absalom Abraham Abbott married Elizabeth Brickey in 1800 when he was 25 years old.

Elizabeth Brickey
1782–1840
1800 • Va, Burke, North Carolina, USA
Birth of Son
His son Absalom Abraham was born on March 3, 1804, in Burke, North Carolina.***Our Ancestor

Absalom Abraham Abbott 1804–1886
3 Mar 1804 • Stillwell Creek, Burke, North Carolina, USA
Birth of Daughter
His daughter Catherine was born in 1806 in North Carolina.

Catherine Abbott 1806–
1806 • Stillwell Creek, Burk, North Carolina, United States

1807
Age 32
Birth of Son
His son Joesph was born in 1807 in North Carolina.

Joesph Abbott 1807–1870
1807 • North Carolina, United State

 

1813
Age 38
Birth of Daughter
His daughter Edna was born in 1813 in North Carolina.

Edna Abbott 1813–
1813 • Stillwell Creek, Burk, North Carolina, United States

1815
Age 40
Birth of Son
His son David was born in 1815 in North Carolina.

David Abbott 1815–1860
1815 • North Carolina, United States

1817
Age 42
Birth of Son
His son Samuel W was born in 1817 in Burke, North Carolina.

Samuel W Abbott 1817–1893
1817 • Burke County, North Carolina, USA
Residence
Absalom Abraham Abbott lived in Sevier, Tennessee, in 1830.
1830 • Sevier, Tennessee, United States
Death
Absalom Abraham Abbott died in 1830 in Blount, Tennessee, when he was 55 years old.
1830 • , Blount, Tennessee, USA

Marriage Abraham Absolom Abbott & Elizabrth Brickey

 

 

Richard Reagan 4th Great Grandfather


White Oak Flats CemeteryThe Eldest son of Timothy and Elizabeth Reagan, Richard was born in Maryland or Virginia. He moved with his parents to Virginia, North Carolina, and then to Sevier County, Tennessee. Here he married circa 1796, Julia Ann Shults. Richard Reagan was one of the early settlers in the Emert’s Cove, moving either with or very soon after Frederick Emert settled there circa 1800. They moved from there to White Oak Flats (now Gatlinburg) circa 1806.
It has been often stated that Richard’s son, Daniel Wesley Reagan, was the first white child born in White Oak Flats but this seems to be an error. A granddaughter said that Daniel Wesley was about four years old when the family moved to the Mill Creek site in White Oak Flats. The land records indicate this to be correct. Daniel Wesley was born in 1802 in Emert’s Cove area and this makes the date of the family settling in White Oaks about 1806.
Most of Richard’s adult life was spent in Sevier County, Tennessee and since the early records of the county have been lost only a few official records for him have been found. There are four land grant records in the Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, Tennessee. The first of these four land grants, dated 1808 reads: ‘…being in the county of Sevier and District South of French Broad and Holston on the East fork of Little Pigeon…. corner to Frederick Emmett….running with meanders of said river…. Then with the land of John Roberts on said river bank.’ Richard paid 12 1/2 cents per acre for this land and although by the date of this grant it is known he had moved to the Mill Creek site in White Oaks, he retained this land and made the final payment in 1819.
The second grant in 1813 is for ten acres, part of an entry that had been assigned to Robert Wear. This was ‘in the county of Sevier in the White Oak Flats.’ This land ran up the river, crossed the same, and joined other lands of Richard Reagan, which indicates earlier land entries that have been lost.
The third land grant in 1813 was for fifty acres ‘…in the county aforesaid in the White Oak Flats on Stoney Creek…’ From courses and directions in this grant, Stoney Creek must have been the name used for Mill Creek in the earlier days. It is now called LeConte Creek. The first is a very appropriate name.
The fourth land grant in 1828 reads: ‘…containing twenty-five acres, lying in the County aforesaid, on Mill Creek in the White Oak Flats.’ This land joined the land of Isaac Ogle, and Daniel W. Reagan as well as Richard’s own lands.
In 1837 Daniel Wesley Reagan, Richard’s son, had a grant surveyed for the purpose of joining the lands surveyed in Richard Reagan’s name. It is apparent from this record that several of Richard’s early records are missing. This grant for 100 acres included a narrow strip of land on both sides of the river from Mill Creek to Baskins Creek. (The grant is in a very legible handwriting and it is spelled BASKINS) At a line running along the upper side of the cemetery from Baskins Creek to ‘the lane’ (Reagan Drive now) his land joined Thomas J. Ogle. From the lane to a point near Mill Creek, he joined lands of William and Isaac Ogle. Their land included what was once called the Airport Field.
Here on this farm in the heart of Gatlinburg, Richard’s grandson, John H. Reagan, of Texas fame, was born in 1818. In the letter to his children written in 1865 while he was imprisoned after the Civil War, he said that his grandfather, Richard Reagan was of ‘….medium stature and good appearance, a very religious man, and member of the Methodist Episcopal church from his youth until his death….’ He also said that Richard ‘owned the neighborhood mill and blacksmith shop; was justice of the peace for his precinct….’ Richard was the class leader of the Methodist Society which met in his home before there was a meeting house built. He also kept the post office for the community. His grandson might have been writing his epithet when he said of Richard, ‘He was an upright good man….a contented and happy man, whose faith was in God and whose hope was in Heaven..’
Family records say that Richard died of a fractured skull in 1829. A family story handed down through the generations tells that ‘Richard Reagan died when as he was taking his horses from pasture to the barn, a limb flew off a beech tree and struck him in the head.’ Another family story tells the same thing at the same time – ‘A few days before the accident, a bird flew into the porch where he was sitting, smoking his pipe, and lit on his head. He sprang from his chair, declaring it was his ‘death sign’ and was greatly disturbed. Whether or not it was a warning, he thought it was. The accident happened and he died a few days after that.’ He is buried in White Oak Flats Cemetery which at that time was a family graveyard on his farm.
Most sources say that Richard and Julia Ann Reagan had three sons and four daughters – it is possible there were others. One is thought to have been a son, Aaron Reagan, and a daughter named Barbara who died as a young girl. The other two daughters are unknown.
Source: ‘Smoky Mountain Clans’, Donald B. Reagan, 1978, p 2a, 5-6. ‘Smoky Mountain Clans, Volume 2’, Donald B. Reagan, 1983, p 6, 51. ‘The Book of Ragan/Reagan’, Donald B. Reagan, 1993, p 31-44. ‘In the Shadow of the Smokies’, Smoky Mountain Historical Society, 1993, p 578.

Richard married Julia Ann Schultz in 1796 in Sevier County, Tennessee and they had nine children together.

Timothy Richard Reagan 1797-1847

Mary Ann Reagan 1798-1878

Mary Ann Reagan with husband Peter Franklin Huskey

Mary Ann Reagan with Husband Peter Franklin Huskey 1793-1857

Elizabeth Reagan1800-1831

Daniel Wesley Reagan *****Our Ancestor.

Jane Reagan 1804-1870

Aaron Reagan 1806-1830

Barbara Reagan 1808-1818

Nancy Reagan McCarter 1810-1854

David L. Reagan 1812-1864Daniel Reagan

Julia Ann Shultz 1775-1845 Wife of Richard Reagan.Julia Ann Shultz

Posted 03 Dec 2016 by EvelynMiller1939
Julia Ann Shultz came with her mother, Juliana Shultz, and her brothers and sisters to Sevier County, Tennessee circa 1794/1795 from Sullivan County, Tennessee.

It is said that Julia Ann used a German Bible and hymn book and spoke German as easily as she did English.

Julia Ann was living with her son, Daniel Wesley, at the time of her death. It was thought that she had recovered from a spring cold but when she didn’t arise as usual on the morning of April 23, 1845, the family found that she had passed away in her sleep.
 

 

 

 

Civil War Activities of Daniel Wesley Reagan


In his book, Smoky Mountain Clans, Donald B. Reagan says tht Daniel was a strong Union man but was too old to serve in the war.  He served as “muster” officer and drilled local men, probably the “home guard” in the Gatlinburg area.  He had three sons in service in the Union Army and had to hide from Confederate soldiers that came to the area from time to time, usually on conscription missions.  During such times he hid in the mountains guarding his stores of food supplies for his family and the community.  His youngest son, Charles C. was taken to the cache of food so that he could transport the food in his father’s absence.

Life of Daniel Wesley Reagan


Daniel Wesley Reagan was a forceful man who was well liked and revered by his neighbors.   He was the son of Richard Reagan (1769-1829), also a strong man who was public spirited and well respected.  Richard, like many pioneer White Oak Flats men, was a jack-of-all-trades:  miller, blacksmith, post master, justice of the peace, and religious leader.    He and his family had first lived in Emert’s Cove, (Pittman Center), and Daniel Wesley was born there. His mother was Julia Ann Shultz (1775-1846), daughter of Dr. Martin Shultz.  Of German descent, Julia Ann spoke English and German and preferred a German Bible.
Marriages On 30 Jan 1830, Daniel Wesley married Nancy Ogle  (24 Aug 1810-18 Feb 1844), daughter of Thomas J. and Sophia Bosley Ogle. When they married, Daniel was twenty-eight years old and Nancy was twenty.  The couple had nine children:  Richard Reason (Uncle Dick), Robert (who died as an infant), Ephraim (Uncle Ephraim), Martha (Aunt Polly), Elizabeth Margaret, Julia Ann, Sophia, Daniel Wesley Stephen (Uncle Wes), and Marriah. Nancy died 18 Feb 1844, leaving Daniel Wesley with six children under ten and the two older boys at ages eleven and fourteen.  That same year Daniel married Sarah “Sally” Whaley, daughter of Rebecca Ogle McCarter Whaley and Middleton Whaley.  Sally was brave to take on the responsibility of nine children. At that time she was twenty-five years old and Daniel was forty-two.  Though he was almost twenty years older than she, Daniel was considered quite a catch since he was a landowner and well respected in the community.  Daniel Wesley and Sally had five children of their own:  Mary (Polly), Sarah (Aunt Sally), William Brownlow, Rebecca (who died as an infant), and Charles Clemson.   Pre-Civil War Era  Before the Civil War, the “right” side to be on in Sevier County and in much of the mountain area was “no” side.  Most of the people were neutral.  In Sevier County those who did choose sides were overwhelmingly Union. Daniel Wesley was in that last group.  Tradition has it that when the vote came for succession, there was only one vote in favor in the whole county.  People quickly narrowed that one vote down to Radford Gatlin, the outspoken eccentric Gatlinburg storekeeper who had once been postmaster of the town and had given the town its name by virtue of his office.   Gatlin was run out of town after the vote, but strangely the town kept the name he had given it.  Civil War When the Civil War finally came, Reagan was too old to enlist, but he encouraged three of his sons to enlist, and he, himself, trained soldiers in the Flats and in Bird’s Creek.  He called his exercises with the soldiers “mustering.”  He was also appointed official food distributor for the county during the war.  Since he was a known Union sympathizer, he expected to be captured by Confederate forces, so he hid the food supplies in safe places around the county and took his youngest son, seven-year-old Charles, to where each batch was hidden.  If he were to be captured, Daniel Wesley placed the responsibility for distributing the food to the needy on the shoulders of the young boy.  (Note:  One source mentioned that Reagans were known as short, dark men.  The army descriptions of Richard, Ephraim, and West listed them as  5’9″, 5’7″, and 5’9″ respectively.  All were described as having “dark hair.”  The same source said Reagans were good musicians and could sing and play fiddles and guitars well.  I was unable to verify this musical talent.)  Accomplishments Like his father Richard, Daniel was quite skillful at many tasks.  He was a farmer and blacksmith and built the first wagon made in White Oak Flats.   He reportedly made the wheels out of ”one piece of split white oak.”  He donated the land for the first community cemetery and provided a five-sided building for use as a church, school, and voting place.  For a time he was postmaster for the settlement as were two of his sons.   Anecdote Once one of Daniel’s daughters was whipped by schoolteacher William Trentham for spitting in a classmate’s schoolbook.  Daniel was so furious he locked the schoolhouse and took the key and said that no more schools of that kind would be allowed where he lived.  Since Daniel had donated the land for the school in the 1830’s, he felt he had the right to close it down.  Several days later he relented and reopened the school. Family Tragedies Like all families, Daniel Wesley’s had its share of sadness.  Son Robert died when he was only five months old.  Richard, Ephraim, and Wes were all soldiers during the war.  Wes spent two weeks at a hospital in Washington, DC to recover before returning to active duty.  Daniel’s brother David enlisted in the Union army as “Jim Reagan” to take the place of his son, Jim, whom people said “lacked the nerve to go.”  Unfortunately, David was killed in the war.  Daniel’s son Brownlow was killed in a freak accident in the mountains.  As he was hopping rocks in the river, his pistol fell out of his pocket, hit a rock and went off.  The bullet struck Brownlow, killing him.  Rebecca Reagan died at only nine months of age.  Land Acquisition Even before he was married, Daniel was interested in acquiring land and at one time owned over six thousand acres.  He would later distribute this land to his children.  This desire for land may be another trait he picked up from his father.  Not only did Daniel Wesley own lots of land and farms, it became his practice to move to the new farms or homes when he bought them.  After his death his second wife, Sally, said she wanted to stay in one spot for the rest of her life because she was so tired of moving.  She got her wish.  She moved into the home of her stepdaughter, Marriah Reagan McCarter and her son-in-law Thomas Hill McCarter (Papaw’s parents).  She lived with them on their farm for eight years until she died 05 Dec 1901.   Marriah had been only two years old when her own mother died, and Sarah was really the only mother she had ever known.  A Long Life, Well Lived
Daniel Wesley Reagan lived a long, prosperous life.  He was well loved by his family and the community.  When he died on 25 Jan 1892, he was ninety years old.
probably because of Gatlin’s extensive claim in the area and the Courthouse fire. This 1859 grant was for 600 acres up both sides of the river from Baskins Creek to the Two Mile Branch. In May 1866, he added another 640 acres to this holding. There are also grants for 1,000, 600, and 4,000 acres on Roaring Fork granted in 1839, 1868 and 1872. Most of this land was divided among his children – no will has been found. Daniel moved around and lived on several of his farms – his wife said after his death that she wanted to spend the rest of her years in one spot, she was so tired of moving. She spent her remaining years with her stepdaughter and her husband, Mariah and Thomas H. McCarter.
Daniel was a blacksmith as well as a farmer. Tradition says he built the first wagon in the settlement, making the wheels of one piece of split white oak. His son, Charles C. Reagan, built the first wagon that crossed the Smokies. Although no record has been found to verify it, Daniel probably served as a Justice of Peace. He did keep the community post office. When the settlement officially became Gatlinburg and the post office was established, Daniel and Joel Conner received the contract to carry the mail from Sevierville to Casher’s Valley, South Carolina. Daniel’s sons, Richard R. and Ephraim Reagan, served as postmaster in the village.
Definitely a Union man but too old to go to service during the Civil War, Daniel served as ‘muster’ officer and drilled the men of the village out in the ‘Flats’. He also served the community as food distributor. Because of his activities and his three oldest sons being in the Union army, he often had to hide out in the mountains to escape the Confederates. The youngest son, Charles C., often told of his father taking him to the woods and showing him the meat and food supplies he had hidden. Daniel didn’t think the Rebels would bother the women and children and if he did have to hide out, then Charles must see that food was brought in for the people as it was needed—a big responsibility for a seven year old boy.
A civic minded man, Daniel furnished the meeting house for the village–the five sided building used for the school, church and ‘voting place’. According to one of the land grants, this was located at the ‘mouth of the lane’, now Reagan Lane, near the old River Road. Although he furnished the meeting place for the Baptist Church for many years, Daniel was not found on the membership roll of the church and did not give the land for the present building site, as has been stated by many sources.
Daniel Wesley Reagan did give the land for the oldest part of the White Oak Flats Cemetery (Gatlinburg Cemetery) to the community. This was originally a family plot on the farm of his father, Richard Reagan. The first burial there was a child of Daniel Milsaps, the first school teacher in Gatlinburg.
Daniel and his last wife Sarah are buried in the White Oak Flats Cemetery.
Source: ‘Smoky Mountain Clans’, Donald B. Reagan, 1978, p 6a, 15-16. ‘Smoky Mountain Clans, Volume 2’, Donald B. Reagan, 1983, p 51. ‘Smoky Mountain Clans, Volume 3’, Donald B. Reagan, 1983, p 45. ‘The Book of Ragan/Reagan’, Donald B. Reagan, 1993, p 37. ‘In the Shadow of the Smokies’, Smoky Mountain Historical Society, 1993, p 577.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daniel Wesley Reagan 3rd great grandfather


dce7eb0a-a8e8-4809-9744-912e8ae9b091Daniel moved with his parents to White Oak Flats (Gatlinburg) when he was about four years old. He lived all of his life here or on various other tracts of land in the area.
An industrious man, Daniel began acquiring land before he married. In the Tennessee State Library and Archives there are records of eight entries in his name, dating from 1824 to 1872. The state archivist says this was all purchased land. He is listed in the 1837 tax lists of Sevier County, Tennessee.
An 1859 grant, previously surveyed land, was resurveyed and entered probably because of Gatlin’s extensive claim in the area and the Courthouse fire. This 1859 grant was for 600 acres up both sides of the river from Baskins Creek to the Two Mile Branch. In May 1866, he added another 640 acres to this holding. There are also grants for 1,000, 600, and 4,000 acres on Roaring Fork granted in 1839, 1868 and 1872. Most of this land was divided among his children – no will has been found. Daniel moved around and lived on several of his farms – his wife said after his death that she wanted to spend the rest of her years in one spot, she was so tired of moving. She spent her remaining years with her stepdaughter and her husband, Mariah and Thomas H. McCarter.
Daniel was a blacksmith as well as a farmer. Tradition says he built the first wagon in the settlement, making the wheels of one piece of split white oak. His son, Charles C. Reagan, built the first wagon that crossed the Smokies. Although no record has been found to verify it, Daniel probably served as a Justice of Peace. He did keep the community post office. When the settlement officially became Gatlinburg and the post office was established, Daniel and Joel Conner received the contract to carry the mail from Sevierville to Casher’s Valley, South Carolina. Daniel’s sons, Richard R. and Ephraim Reagan, served as postmaster in the village.
Definitely a Union man but too old to go to service during the Civil War, Daniel served as ‘muster’ officer and drilled the men of the village out in the ‘Flats’. He also served the community as food distributor. Because of his activities and his three oldest sons being in the Union army, he often had to hide out in the mountains to escape the Confederates. The youngest son, Charles C., often told of his father taking him to the woods and showing him the meat and food supplies he had hidden. Daniel didn’t think the Rebels would bother the women and children and if he did have to hide out, then Charles must see that food was brought in for the people as it was needed—a big responsibility for a seven year old boy.
A civic minded man, Daniel furnished the meeting house for the village–the five sided building used for the school, church and ‘voting place’. According to one of the land grants, this was located at the ‘mouth of the lane’, now Reagan Lane, near the old River Road. Although he furnished the meeting place for the Baptist Church for many years, Daniel was not found on the membership roll of the church and did not give the land for the present building site, as has been stated by many sources.
Daniel Wesley Reagan did give the land for the oldest part of the White Oak Flats Cemetery (Gatlinburg Cemetery) to the community. This was originally a family plot on the farm of his father, Richard Reagan. The first burial there was a child of Daniel Milsaps, the first school teacher in Gatlinburg.
Daniel and his last wife Sarah are buried in the White Oak Flats Cemetery.
Source: ‘Smoky Mountain Clans’, Donald B. Reagan, 1978, p 6a, 15-16. ‘Smoky Mountain Clans, Volume 2’, Donald B. Reagan, 1983, p 51. ‘Smoky Mountain Clans, Volume 3’, Donald B. Reagan, 1983, p 45. ‘The Book of Ragan/Reagan’, Donald B. Reagan, 1993, p 37. ‘In the Shadow of the Smokies’, Smoky Mountain Historical Society, 1993, p 577.

Daniel Wesley Reagan born October 15,1803 in Sevier County, Tennessee. He married Nancy Ogle January 30,1830 and they had ten children together,

Richard Reason Reagan 1830-1912 *****Our Ancestor

Robert N. Reagan 1832-1832

Ephraim John Reagan Sr. 1833-1924ephriam John Reagan

Martha Reagan1836-1864

Elizabeth Margaret Reagan1837-1912Elizabeth Margaret Reagan and husband Calab Bales

Sophia Reagan 1838-1887

Julia Ann Reagan 1838-1890

Daniel Wesley Stephen Reagan 1840-1914

Mariah Reagan 1842-1923

Mary Polly Reagan 1848-1901

His wife Nancy Ogle died 1844 Nancy Ogle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nancy Ogle 3rd great grandmother

 

 

 

Sale of Daniel Wesley Regan Farm To Nora Ogle


According to Donald B. Reagan’s Reagan-Ogle geneaology book, Daniel accumulated extensive land holdings in Gatlinburg between 1824 and 1872 including 600 acres up both sides of the Little Pigeon River to Two Mile Branch, another contiguous +640 acres, followed by 1000, 600, and 4000 acres on Roaring Fork.  Most of this land was divided among his children.  He did donate some land that provided the oldest part of the White Oaks Cemetery near the center of Gatlinburg.  He also furnished the meeting house for the village which was used for the school, church, and for voting.  It was located at the lower end of the “lane” now Reagan Lane.  During his lifetime, he moved his family from farm to farm.  He was a blacksmith and built the first wagon in the community, and later carried the mail between Gatlinburg and Cashiers Valley, NC. Noah Ogle (1833-1897) bought or was given 100 acres of land in the middle of what is now Gatlinburg, from his father-in-law Daniel Westly Reagan in 1866. Noah had married Sophia Reagan in 1854. He had been discharged from his military service one year before he bought the land.  At the time, he and Sophia had 5 children.(Served in Union army, as a pvt in Co E, 2nd TN Cav Volunteers from 1862 till July 1865)  The farm lay between Baskins Creek and Reagan Lane on both sides of the river, now the center of Gatlinburg.  In the 1870 census, he is lilsted as a grocery merchant.  The store he started was still operating 100 years later, and as of 2008, the land is still owned by his descendants, being some of the most valuable land in the county. The store was apparently passed into the hands of their son, Ephraim E. Ogle (1856-1936), And then to Charles A Ogle who married Hattie Mae Maples, in November 1917.  (GF West Reagan told me he and Hattie were a “little sweet” on each other but he was not ready to marry and so she found and mararied Charlie Ogle.)  The store was owned by Charles Earl Ogle in the mid 20th century and the property was remodeled sometime between 1965 and 1985.

Life of Daniel Wesley Reagan


Parents Daniel Wesley Reagan was a forceful man who was well liked and revered by his neighbors.   He was the son of Richard Reagan (1769-1829), also a strong man who was public spirited and well respected.  Richard, like many pioneer White Oak Flats men, was a jack-of-all-trades:  miller, blacksmith, post master, justice of the peace, and religious leader.    He and his family had first lived in Emert’s Cove, (Pittman Center), and Daniel Wesley was born there. His mother was Julia Ann Shultz (1775-1846), daughter of Dr. Martin Shultz.  Of German descent, Julia Ann spoke English and German and preferred a German Bible.
When Daniel was about two to four years old, the family moved to White Oak Flats (Gatlinburg).  They arrived not long after Martha Jane Ogle and her family.   Legend has it that Daniel Wesley was the first white child born in White Oak Flats, but that story is incorrect.
Marriages On 30 Jan 1830, Daniel Wesley married Nancy Ogle  (24 Aug 1810-18 Feb 1844), daughter of Thomas J. and Sophia Bosley Ogle. When they married, Daniel was twenty-eight years old and Nancy was twenty.  The couple had nine children:  Richard Reason (Uncle Dick), Robert (who died as an infant), Ephraim (Uncle Ephraim), Martha (Aunt Polly), Elizabeth Margaret, Julia Ann, Sophia, Daniel Wesley Stephen (Uncle Wes), and Marriah. Nancy died 18 Feb 1844, leaving Daniel Wesley with six children under ten and the two older boys at ages eleven and fourteen.  That same year Daniel married Sarah “Sally” Whaley, daughter of Rebecca Ogle McCarter Whaley and Middleton Whaley.  Sally was brave to take on the responsibility of nine children. At that time she was twenty-five years old and Daniel was forty-two.  Though he was almost twenty years older than she, Daniel was considered quite a catch since he was a landowner and well respected in the community.  Daniel Wesley and Sally had five children of their own:  Mary (Polly), Sarah (Aunt Sally), William Brownlow, Rebecca (who died as an infant), and Charles Clemson.   Pre-Civil War Era  Before the Civil War, the “right” side to be on in Sevier County and in much of the mountain area was “no” side.  Most of the people were neutral.  In Sevier County those who did choose sides were overwhelmingly Union. Daniel Wesley was in that last group.  Tradition has it that when the vote came for succession, there was only one vote in favor in the whole county.  People quickly narrowed that one vote down to Radford Gatlin, the outspoken eccentric Gatlinburg storekeeper who had once been postmaster of the town and had given the town its name by virtue of his office.   Gatlin was run out of town after the vote, but strangely the town kept the name he had given it.  Civil War When the Civil War finally came, Reagan was too old to enlist, but he encouraged three of his sons to enlist, and he, himself, trained soldiers in the Flats and in Bird’s Creek.  He called his exercises with the soldiers “mustering.”  He was also appointed official food distributor for the county during the war.  Since he was a known Union sympathizer, he expected to be captured by Confederate forces, so he hid the food supplies in safe places around the county and took his youngest son, seven-year-old Charles, to where each batch was hidden.  If he were to be captured, Daniel Wesley placed the responsibility for distributing the food to the needy on the shoulders of the young boy.  (Note:  One source mentioned that Reagans were known as short, dark men.  The army descriptions of Richard, Ephraim, and West listed them as  5’9″, 5’7″, and 5’9″ respectively.  All were described as having “dark hair.”  The same source said Reagans were good musicians and could sing and play fiddles and guitars well.  I was unable to verify this musical talent.)  Accomplishments Like his father Richard, Daniel was quite skillful at many tasks.  He was a farmer and blacksmith and built the first wagon made in White Oak Flats.   He reportedly made the wheels out of ”one piece of split white oak.”  He donated the land for the first community cemetery and provided a five-sided building for use as a church, school, and voting place.  For a time he was postmaster for the settlement as were two of his sons.   Anecdote Once one of Daniel’s daughters was whipped by schoolteacher William Trentham for spitting in a classmate’s schoolbook.  Daniel was so furious he locked the schoolhouse and took the key and said that no more schools of that kind would be allowed where he lived.  Since Daniel had donated the land for the school in the 1830’s, he felt he had the right to close it down.  Several days later he relented and reopened the school. Family Tragedies Like all families, Daniel Wesley’s had its share of sadness.  Son Robert died when he was only five months old.  Richard, Ephraim, and Wes were all soldiers during the war.  Wes spent two weeks at a hospital in Washington, DC to recover before returning to active duty.  Daniel’s brother David enlisted in the Union army as “Jim Reagan” to take the place of his son, Jim, whom people said “lacked the nerve to go.”  Unfortunately, David was killed in the war.  Daniel’s son Brownlow was killed in a freak accident in the mountains.  As he was hopping rocks in the river, his pistol fell out of his pocket, hit a rock and went off.  The bullet struck Brownlow, killing him.  Rebecca Reagan died at only nine months of age.  Land Acquisition Even before he was married, Daniel was interested in acquiring land and at one time owned over six thousand acres.  He would later distribute this land to his children.  This desire for land may be another trait he picked up from his father.  Not only did Daniel Wesley own lots of land and farms, it became his practice to move to the new farms or homes when he bought them.  After his death his second wife, Sally, said she wanted to stay in one spot for the rest of her life because she was so tired of moving.  She got her wish.  She moved into the home of her stepdaughter, Marriah Reagan McCarter and her son-in-law Thomas Hill McCarter (Papaw’s parents).  She lived with them on their farm for eight years until she died 05 Dec 1901.   Marriah had been only two years old when her own mother died, and Sarah was really the only mother she had ever known.  A Long Life, Well Lived
Daniel Wesley Reagan lived a long, prosperous life.  He was well loved by his family and the community.  When he died on 25 Jan 1892, he was ninety years old.