Dear Alan, This is how I responded to another researcher - Bryan - last month about the Ragin family.(Some of my research indicated they were called Ragan.) I can't locate the source right now, but, as I recall, it seemed reliable:
WILLIAM RAGAN (d.1787)&LUCEY - had the following children (with their spouses):
ELIZABETH RAGAN&Edward Broughton WILLIAM RAGAN JEMIMA RAGAN (1757-1816) &William Griffin (d.1816) SARAH RAGAN (b.1752)&William Sanders FRANCES RAGAN (b.1755) & Richard Harvin (1746-1807) JOHN RAGAN LUCEY RAGAN(?)
I am a descendant of Edward Broughton and there is some question as to which of the South Carolina Broughtons were his parents. I have always suspected that Ragan or Ragin, as it may sometimes appear, is a derivation of the Irish name Regan or Reagan.It seems to me that there may also be some Virginia connection.Anyway, as far as I know, no seems to know the positive background of Lucey & William Ragan.
As I noted, I don't, at present, have my sources, but my memory is that it seemed pretty reliable or I wouldn't have recorded it.This was taken some years ago.I do know that I had come across others who were researching this family and none ever found a positive maiden name for Lucey. It seems to me that I did see some evidence of later generations by seeing Ragins, Broughtons, Griffins, Sanders, and Harvins, perhaps, in census indices, but I don't recall following them up - other than my own Broughton line. Is this of any help to you? Michael P. Cahill