1870 North Carolina Census for Buncombe County, Reems Creek Township, Page 250-B (Heritage Quest)...
143/151 (?) (Rev.) J. (James) A. (Americus) Reagan, age 45, M. D. born in TN.Wife M. (Mary) A. (Ann), age 39, born in NC, and parents born in NC, son W. W. L. (?), age 14, son J. F. J, age 10, daughter M. L., age 8, daughter J. A., age 5 - Possibly Arthur instead in 1880, and daughter E. A. M., age 3 (?) - Possibly Anna May in 1880
*Please note:The Rev. James A. Reagan married Mary Ann Weaver, who was the daughter of Montreville Michael Weaver (8/10/1808 - 1882) and Jane Baird.Montreville Michael Weaver was the son of John Weaver.
Mary Ann Weaver Reagan's sister, Martha Weaver, married Dr. I. W. Vandiver
Mary Ann Weaver Reagan's sister, Margarette Weaver, married Catp. Wylie Parker
Mary Ann Weaver Reagan's sister, Catherine Weaver, married Dr. I. A. Harris
Mary Ann Weaver Reagan's sister, Eliza Weaver, married D. H. Reagan
*Please note:Information on Mary Ann Weaver Reagan's family can be found by Googling - Western North Carolina:A History, Chapter VIII.
1880 North Carolina Census for Buncombe County, Reems Creek, Village of Weaverville, Page 181 (Heritage Quest)...
Rt. # 173/180 James A. Reagan, age 56, occupation M. D., born in TN and parents born in TN, wife Mary E., age 50, keeping house, born in TN and parents born in TN, son Jerome (?), age 20, in college, born in NC, father born in TN, mother born in NC, and son Arthur, age 16, in college, and daughter Anna May, age 12, and in college (?).
Next page is the end of the Village of the Weaverville census
Back on page 180...
Rt. # 155/163 David (H.) Reagan, age 41, occupation farmer, born in TN, and parents born in TN, Elisa, age 30, born in NC, and parents born in NC, Edna, age 3, born in NC, father born in TN and mother born in NC, and William, age 1.
*Please note:In 1894, a Rev. James H. Reagan married Fanny M. Neely on 1/8/9/1894 in Bartow County, Georgia.The names of G. W. Hendricks, Ordinary and R. H. Jones, MG, are listed on their marriage license record.I am listing this information because by 1900, this couple would have been married six years.The North Carolina couple listed below has also been married for six years and are not to be confused with the couple who married in Georgia.
1900 North Carolina Census for Buncombe County, Reems Township, Weaverville Village, Page 69-B (Heritage Quest)
Rt. # 293/300 (Rev.) (Dr.) James A Reagan, age 76, born October of 1824, married six years, born in TN, and parents born in TN.Wife Mary, age 60, born August of 1839 (?), married six years, born in NC and parents born in NC.Also residing in the household is a niece by the last name of Waters who was born in 1880 in Georgia, her father in South Carolina and her mother in Georgia.A female boarder by the name of ______, age 28, occupation school teacher, born in 1872, born in Georgia and parents born in Georgia.A boarder by the name of William H. _____, age 30, occupation preacher, born in 1869, born in Maryland and parents born in Maryland.James' mother-in-law, Marie Waters, age 82, born in 1810, and born in North Carolina and her parents born in North Carolina.
*Please note:Mary was James' third wife.
Rt. # 298/306 James J. Reagan, age 40, born March (?) of 1860, born in NC, father in TN, and mother in NC.Wife Mary, age 40, born October of 1859, born in NC, father born in NC, and mother born in VA.This couple has been married for 18 years.
1910 North Carolina Census of Buncombe County, Reems Township, Weaverville Village, Page 197-A (Heritage Quest)...
Rt. # 219/314 (Dr.) (Latta) Lattie Reagan, age 74, occupation physician, born in NC, father born in TN and mother born in NC.His wife Minnie, age 50, born in NC, and parents born in NC
Page 197-B (Heritage Quest)...
Rt. # 224/319 James A. Reagan, age 85, occupation physician, marriage # 3, married 16 years, born in TN, and parents born in TN.His wife Fanny M., age 69, marriage # 2, married 16 years, born in NC and parents born in NC.The census was taken on 5/19/1910
Page 198-A (Heritage Quest)...
Rt. # 238/334 - Main St. - Daniel (D. H.?) Reagan, age 68, marriage # 2, married 37 years, born in AL and parents born in TN.His wife Eliza, age 60, marriage # 2, married 37 years, and she has had three children with two children still living, born in NC, and parents born in NC.
*Please note:The death notice of this Rev. Dr. James A. Reagan is found listed in the Nashville Christian Advocate, dated 11/4/1910."The Dr. (Rev.) James A. Reagan, local Methodist preacher died in Weaverville, (Buncombe County), North Carolina on 10/24/1910 at the age of 86."Information can be found on-line.See also the history of Weaverville College in North Carolina.
In the Nashville Christian Advocate for the year 1905, it list the death of Senator John Henninger Reagan (10/8/1818 - 3/6/1905) of Texas.The three-page memorial was written by Bishop E. E. Hoss of the Methodist/Episcopal Church.Here is part of what Bishop E. E. Hoss wrote...
"He (John Henninger Reagan) came of good, sturdy Methodist sotck.Dr. James A. Reaga who was for a long time an Itinerant preacher in the Holston Conference is of the same family and so was that fine old lady, the mother of the Rev. A. (Alexander) N. (Nelson) Harris of Washington County (Tennessee)..."
*Please note:John Henninger Reagan was named after the Methodist preacher John Henninger.
*Please note:Bishop E. E. Hoss is referring to Sarah Reagan, daughter of Jeremiah Reagan of Washington County, TN.Sarah Reagan married Dr. John C. Harris.Sarah Reagan and Dr. John C. Harris had a son named (Rev.) Alexander Nelson Harris.
If you Google - Nathaniel E. Harris Former Governor of the State of Georgia.You have to look at the second page of listings, and click on to the same.
Scroll down to Appendix III (?) List of appointments made by Governor (Nathaniel Edwin) Harris 540 Autobiography, commenced August 29, 1923.Then scroll down to Genealogical Sketch...
"I was born on January 21, 1846, on what is known as Cherokee Creek in (Jonesborough) Washington County, State of Tennessee.The place where I was born belonged to my grandfather (Dr.) John C. Harris, a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church and physician of the old style.He had been in possession of the homestead since a short time after the Revolution.He married Sarah Reagan, daughter of Jere(miah) Reagan, and first cousin of Senator John H. Reagan of Texas.They had raised a family of twelve (?) children, nine sons and two daughters.My father, (Dr.) Alexander Nelson Harris (Born:6/15/1815), was the eighth child.He was educated in the old-field schools and finished his course in the Holston College of New Market, in what was then Jefferson County (Tennessee)."
"The Harris family originally came from Rock Hall, Kent County, Maryland.(Dr.) John C. Harris, son of Benjamin Harris and Jane Crampton, moved with his parents to Rockingham County, Virginia.
*Please note:Kent County, Maryland, is today sandwiched between Cecil County, Maryland and Queen Anne County, Maryland.
*Please note:Regarding Rockingham County, Virginia, please see the file entitled Families of Washington County, and Bristol, Virginia (1776 - 1996).
In his autobiography, Nathaniel Edwin Harris, states that his first school teacher was Miss Hannah Hoss, the first cousin of Bishop E. E. Hoss, of the Methodist Episcopal Church.Please see above for the Nashville Christian Advocate - Reagan Obituary.The school which Nathaniel E. Harris first attended, the Uriel Subscription School is located in Washington County, TN.Jeremiah Reagan and some of his family are buried at the Uriel Cemetery.
According to the autobiography of Nathaniel E. Harris, the family moved to Bartow County, Pine Log, Georgia, in November of 1865.One of the family's kinsmen there was Dr. J. P. Hunter.(Rev.) Alexander Nelson Harris (Born:1815) was already in Bartow County, GA, before his family arrived.
*Please note:In regard to Dr. J. P. Hunter, please see the file entitled The Hunter Family.When the family arrived, they found Alexander Nelson Harris (Born:1815) very ill.He passed away on 11/16/1856.He left behind a widow and 11 children.He is buried at the Connesena Baptist Church cemetery which is located at 71 Connesena Rd., Kingston, Bartown, County, GA.Alexander's grave was marked by his son Nathaniel E. Harris, a few years after his death.And yes, some East Tennessee Reagans were in Bartow County, GA.
Nathaniel E. Harris became Governor of Georgia from 1915 to 1917.Nathaniel passed away on 9/21/1929 and was buried at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Macon, Bibb County, GA.
If one was to look at the Maryland Census of 1776, you will find Benjamin Harris and Jane Crampton family.You will also find a Timothy Reagan.But in two different locales.But please NOTE NOTE NOTE; by 1790 the Allegany County, Maryland Schedules and the Somerset County, Maryland Schedules were DESTROYED.
1800 Maryland Census of Frederick County, Buckeye Town, District # 1...
*Please note:Buckeye District (not town) begins on page 128 (Heritage Quest).It appears that some of this area became a part of Jefferson County, West Virginia, which is just over the Maryland state line from Bakerton and Shepherdstown, Maryland.It is interesting to note, a small number of free persons are found listed in this county's census record, including the household of a Timothy Ragon with two free persons.See page 144, you will find Henry Hardy and then after him Timothy Ragon with two free persons (except Indians not taxed).Is this a household of free black individuals or once indentured servants?
Senator Reagan in his memoirs does state that Timothy Reagan took part in the Battle of Brandywine and was wounded.Donald, you have found copies of a Timothy Reagan who was wounded during the Revolutionary War.The dates on the some papers coincide with the Battle of Brandywine.I cannot imagine it being the only Revolutionary War battle taking place that day - either in Pennsylvania, Delaware, etc. Do you know without a shadow of a doubt that it is one and the same person.If by 1790 some of the Maryland census records are missing - how do you not know that the service records you found, years ago, do not belong to another Timothy Reagan?
Secondly, wasn't there a lot of Revolutionary War records lost or destroyed during the War of 1812, Civil War, etc.In South Carolina, alone, many Revolutionary War pension records were destroyed.What survived was scooped up and placed inside a railroad car for a number of years, until the taunting task of organizing it all took place.Some years back, a member of the staff at the Archives in Columbia told me that.You can find the names of Timothy, Jesse, Darby, everywhere.The name Reagan (various spellings) is not only an Irish Sir name.You can find the family name in Holland, Germany, Etc.
Here is an abstract from the book entitled The Hard Labor Section (Abbeville and Edgefield County, South Carolina), by H. T. Cook, page 75... "JESSE REAGAN came from Holland, settled in Abbeville and married Rachel Jay.They had seven sons and two daughters."