JESSE RAGAN, son of Rezin and Ann [_____] Ragan, Sr., was born circa 1765 in Frederick County, Virginia. He was married circa 1790 in Newberry District, South Carolina to Rachel Jay. She was born circa 1766 probably in Newberry District, South Carolina. They were parents of eight (8) children.
Family: 1) YOUNG RAGAN; 2) EDWARD RAGAN; 3) Son _____ RAGAN; 4) BAILEY RAGAN; 5) RACHAEL RAGAN; 6) JOHN RAGAN; 7) Dau _____ RAGAN; and 8) ALLEN RAGAN.
My research notes on Jesse Ragan: Jesse Ragan was listed as the head of household for 1820 Federal Census of Abbeville County, South Carolina. There were one (1) white male and one (1) white female born 1804/1810; one (1) white male born 1802/1804; one (1) white male born 1794/1802; one (1) white female born 1794/1804; one (1) white male and one (1) white female born 17775/1794; and one (1) white male and one (1) white female born bef 1775 in the household.
He applied with the State of South Carolina for a land grant on 595 acres on Rocky Branch Creek in Abbeville District. And it was surveyed by James Carson on 08 Mar 1818.
It appeared that Jesse Ragan must have died before 10 Nov 1823 in the environs of Rocky Branch Creek in Abbeville County,, South Carolina. Approximate death date was gleaned from Jesse RaganÕs Intestate papers at Abbeville County Courthouse, Abbeville, South Carolina. (Abbeville County, South Carolina Probate Papers, Box 79, Package 1926)
His eldest son, Young Ragan, was appointed as the administrator of Jesse RaganÕs estate by the Probate Court of Abbeville County, South Carolina. There was the letter of administration which was issued to Young Ragan. And there was the inventory and sale for Jesse RaganÕs estate.
It is most likely that he was buried beside his wife Rachael Jay in unmarked graves in the environs of Rocky Branch Creek, Abbeville County, South Carolina.