Dr. William H. RaglandDR. WILLIAM HARDIN RAGLAND, JR
2 ndTENNESSEE CAVALRY
CSA

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Born: 22 September 1842 in Sullivan's Bend, Smith County, Tennessee
Died: 2 April 1927 in Putnam County, Tennessee
Buried: Cookeville City Cemetery, Putnam County, Tennessee
Parents: William Hardin Ragland Sr and Martha (Hughes) Ragland
Occupation: Doctor

1st Married: Ann Burton on 14 January 1865 in Jackson County, Tennessee
Born: 17 May 1854 in Jackson County, Tennessee
Died: 20 May 1889 in Jackson County, Tennessee
Buried: Charles F. Burton Cemetery,Putnam County, Tennessee
Parents: Charles F. and Sarah (Murray) Burton

Children:

  1. William Edward Ragland
  2. John Biggers Ragland
  3. Charles Burton Ragland
  4. Ernest Murray Ragland

2nd Married: Lizzie Lucetta Butler on 5 September 1879 in Putnam County, Tennessee
Born: 5 November 1847 in Jackson County, Tennessee
Died: 25 July 1878 in Putnam County, Tennessee
Buried: Gainesboro Cemetery, Jackson County, Tennessee
Parents: Thomas H. and Sarah (Holman) Butler

Children:

  1. Martha Hughes Ragland

3rd Married: Lavinia Lavisa Putty on 17 December 1889 in Jackson County, Tennessee
Born: 16 November 1854 in Jackson County, Tennessee
Died: 13 December 1940 in Putnam County, Tennessee
Buried: Ridgeway Cemetery, Smith County, Tennessee
Parents: William and Adaline (Cason) Putty
Widow of: Henry Clay Myers

Children:

  1. Nancy Newton Ragland
  2. Grace Lionel Ragland

RELATIVES WHO SERVED

  • Brother: John B. Ragland - 7th Tennessee Infantry Regiment
  • Brother-in-law: Morris Brown Clark - 28th Tennessee Infantry Regiment

MILITARY INFORMATION

2 ndTennessee Cavalry
Captain Samuel P. Thompson's Company

ABSTRACT:

  • Enlisted as a Private and left Service as a Private
  • Enlisted 3 January 1862 at Camp Cheatham
  • Age: 19

4 thTennessee Cavalry (MvLemores)
Company G

ABSTRACT:

  • Enlisted as a Private and left Service as a Private
  • Not Dated
  • Absent sick

PENSION APPLICATION ABSTRACT

S16001

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ABSTRACT:

  • Filed: 25 November 1925
  • Rejected
  • Residence: Cookeville, Putnam County
  • Member:Private in Captain Samuel P. Thompson's Company 2nd (Smith's) TN Cavalry which became Company G of the 4th TN Cavalry (McLemore's), Starnes Regiment
  • Born: in Smith County on 22 September 1842
  • Enlisted as a Private in Captain Samuel P. Thompson's ompany 2nd (Smith's) TN Cavalry which became Company G of the 4th TN Cavalry (McLemore's), Starnes Regiment. Enlisted 3 January 1862 at Camp Cheatham.
  • Battles: Richmond, KY - unable to speak above a whisper. Served as a wagon guard; Got pneumonia at Camp Cheatham and thought that he had tuberculosis. Received and honorable discharge at Frankfort, KY
  • Married three times. The first two wives are dead. Last wife resides in Carthage, TN.
  • Lives with daughter: Mrs. E. H. Boyd
  • Had fours sons with 1st wife; two daughters with second wife and one daughter with third wife
  • Attest: H. L. Knight and Mrs. H. L. Knight

Supporting Documents:

  • Ernest H. Boyd (19 Jan 1926) - Supports his claim
  • Tennessee Board of Pension Examiners (25 Nov 1925) - Requests Service Records
  • War Department (28 Nov 1925) - Sent Service Records
  • Secretary of Pension Board (22 Jan 1926 - There are no Service Records

CENSUS DATA

  • 1850 Census: Jackson County, TN, Page 232
  • 1860 Census:
  • 1870 Census:
  • 1880 Census: Jackson County, TN, Page 244A
  • 1900 Census: Jackson County, TN, 69A
  • 1910 Census: Putnam County, TN, 28B

OBITUARY

Putnam County Herald
4 April 1927
Vol. XXV, No. 26, Page 1 & 2

  • Dr. W. H. Ragland Dies at Home of His Son In Murfreesboro -- Was Veteran Physician of Upper Cumberland Section -- Funeral Services Held Yesterday - Dr. William Hardin Ragland, Putnam county's oldest physician, died on Saturday morning April 2, while on a vist with the family of his son, W. E. Ragland, in Murfreesboro. Funeral servies (sic) were conducted Sunday afternoon in the Cookeville cemetery, by Rev. M. P. Woods, and Rev. B. T. Watson, pastors of the Methodist and Presbyterian churches of this city, after which his remains were laid to rest in the family lot. The funeral service was attended by a large assemblage of friends and relatives of the deceased. There were many beautiful floral designs attesting the affection of relatives and friends. Dr. Ragland was born September 22, 1842, in Sullivans Bend, in the County of Smith, he having died in his 85th year. He was a son of D. William Ragland, a prominent pioneer physician in his day. In the spring of 1881, at the age of 18, he volunteered as a Confederate in Cap. Andrew McGregor's Company of Col. Starnes' Regiment after the re-organization of the regiment he served in Capt. Sam Thompson's regiment. He taught school and engaged in the mercantile business for a few years, after the civil war and then entered the medical department of Vanderbil (sic) Universiy (sic). For many years he practiced his profession as a physician in Jackson and Putnam counties. He moved to Cookeville twenty-seven years ago from Jackson county and had been a resident of this city ever since. He had been a member of the Southern Methodist church for more than fifty years. Dr. Ragland was a man of strong and undaunted courage. He was unyielding when he belived (sic) he was eight, but at the same time he was a man of great kindliness of hear and easily moved by sympanthy and sentiment. In the practice of his profession, he responded as readily to calls of the poort and destitute, who were unable to pay him for his services, as he did to the calls of the well-to-do, and after he had retired from the active practice of his profession, on account of advancing years, he often went to the relief of the destitute and poor in sickness without any hope of receiving compensation for his services. His loyalty to his friends and his devotion to his children and grand-children was unbounded. He is survived by seven grown children -- four sons and three daughters, as follows: John B. Ragland, and Mrs. E. H. Boyd, of Cookeville, Charles B. Ragland, of Nashville, W. E. Ragland and E. M. Ragland of Murfreesboro; Mrs. T. G. Dillon, of Campbellville, Ky., and Miss Nannie Ragland of Carthage, also by 26 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Notwithstanding his 85 years, Dr. Ragland had enjoyed good health until last November, since which time he had been very feeble. His death was due to the infirmities of age. Thus passes away one who for many years had been actively identified with Jackson and Putnam counties, and whose memory will be chrished by many relative and friends.

Bullets, Fire, Moonshine and the Bible, V.5
Mary Clark Pryor
Page 217
Jackson County Sentinel,Gainesboro, Tenn., Wednesday, 6 April 1927

  • Dr. W. H. Ragland - Cookeville, Tenn., April 2 - Dr. William Hardin Ragland, 84, a Confederate veteran and Putnam counties oldest physician, died this morning while on a vist to his son, W. E. Ragland in Murfeesboro. His body will be buried int eh family plot in Cookeville cemetery at 1 p.m. Sunday; . . . Dr. Ragland was born in Sullivan's Bend in Smith county on Sept 22, 1842. He was a son of Dr. William Ragland, a pioneer physician of his day. He attended the medical department of Vanderbilt University and had practiced his profession in Jacks and Putnam counties for many years He was a member of the Methodist church. He is survived by seven grown children: John B. Ragland, and Mrs. E. H. Boyd, of Cookeville, Charles B. Ragland, of Nashville, W. E. Ragland and E. M. Ragland of Murfreesboro; Mrs. T. G. Dillon, of Campbellville, Ky., and Miss Nannie Ragland of Carthage . . .N. M. Cox Passes Away -- Nathan M. Cox died at his home in Baxter last Sunday afternoon, after a brief illness, and was laid to rest in the Baxter cemetery on Monday evening. Mr. Cox was about 74 years old and served in the Confederate army, He was an uncle of Jas. N. Cox of this city. He is survived by his wife, they having no children.

ADDITIONAL DATA

  • Death Certificate: Rutherford County, TN (1927) - #8637 Dr. William H. Ragland
  • Death Certificate: Smith County, TN (1940) - #28917 Lavina Livicy Ragland
  • Putnam County Herald, 10 February 1916, Vol. XIV, No. 6, Page 1: RETIRES FROM BUSINESS - Cookeville's oldest merchant in point of age, has this week retired from the mercantile business, Dr. W. H. Ragland having sold his stock of merchandise to his son, W. E. Ragland. Dr. Ragland has been engaged in the merchantile business in this city for sixteen years. His has been an unusually active business life. He was a member of the first years medical class of Vanderbilt University's medical department. For many years he practiced his profession at Granville and Gainesboro. Upon his removal to this city to educate his children he immediately went into the merchantile business. He served throught the Civil war in the Confederate army and notwithstanding his seventy-three years he is remarkabley well preserved. He will retire to the quietude of a well earned rest and will endeavor to recuperate his health which has not been good for the past few months.

Photo Source: Pictorial History of Putnam County, Tennessee, Page 141