William Ragland

William Ragland

Male 1749 - 1788  (~ 39 years)

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  • Name William Ragland 
    Born BET. 1722 - 1749  Louisa County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 26 Mar 1788  Chatham County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I0080  avefamily
    Last Modified 7 Aug 2017 

    Father Stephen Ragland,   b. 1688,   d. Feb 1747, Northampton Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Mother Mary Unknown,   d. Aft 1747 
    Family ID F1384  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Sarah Avent,   b. 1744, Sussex Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1793, Chatham Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Married ABT. 1769  Unknown Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Anne Ragland
     2. Celia Ragland
     3. William Ragland
     4. Frederick Ragland
     5. Elizabeth Ragland
     6. Mary Ragland
     7. Sarah Ragland
    +8. Robert Ragland,   b. 1770, Chatham County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1836, Merriwether Coutny, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    Family ID F079  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Last Modified 29 Mar 2013 
    Family ID F1283  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - BET. 1722 - 1749 - Louisa County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - ABT. 1769 - Unknown Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Mar 1788 - Chatham County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • had 17 slaves in 1790 census
      his will: William Ragland Will, dated March 26, 1788, no probate date Chatham Co., Record of Estates, Vol. 1, pp. 3 5( b), 36 NC State Archives film # C.022.50001

      In the Name of God amen I, William Ragland of Chatham County and State of North Carolina,
      being in Health of Body perfect of mind do make and Constitute this my Last Will and Testament.

      I lend to my Wife Sarah Ragland during her life
      for her use and benefit the Tract of Land and plantation I now live on supposed to Contain three Hundred and eighty six acres with all the Horses Cattle except these I shall hereafter Will to others, Hoggs sheep working Tools and household furniture with the Negroes Pompy, Bridgett, Nedd, Frank, Abram, and Betty _

      I give to my daughter Ann Griffis Negroe Philis with her past as well as future Increase and girl Dilsey with Increase to her and her Heirs forever___

      I give to my daughter Celia Kennon a negroe girl Delilah with a Bed furniture to her and her Heirs forever.

      I give to my son John Ragland the Negroes Harry and Sally to him his Heirs forever.

      I give to my son Thomas Ragland the negroes Gim/Gill? and Crecey with her past as well as future Increase to him and his Heirs forever.

      I give to my son William Ragland the negroes Bena and Tabb with her Increase and my BuckHorn Tract of Land whereon he now lives together with thirty acres of Land off the new survey adjoining the upper side of the Barn field to him and his heirs forever.

      I give to my son Frederick Ragland the Negroes Jamm and Jenny and her Increase a young Black Mair a Bedd and furniture two cows and Calves to him and his Heirs forever.

      I give to my Daughter Elizabeth Ragland the Negroes Rose with her past as well as future Increase and Philis with her Increase the Bandy Colt Bedd and furniture Two Cows and Calves one Chest for her and her Heirs for ever___.

      I give to my son Robert Ragland the Negroes Dick and Jacob but if Jacob is redeamed I desire that fifty pounds to be lett out on Interest till my son Robert comes of age to him and his Heirs forever.

      I give to my Daughter Mary Ragland the Negroes Pete Talton and Morgan to her and her Heirs forever.

      I Will that the remaining part of my Land at my
      wifes death to be equally divided between my sons Frederick and Robert but if either should die before he comes of age or have Lawful Heirs then the other shall Heir his Land.

      I Will at my wifes death that the remaining part of my Stock Household furniture and plantation Tools be equally divided between my son Robert and Daughter Mary.

      I give after my wifes death to my daughter Elizabeth, Dinah and to my daughter Mary, Pompy and Bridgett I leave after my wife's death the remaining part of my Negroes to be equally divided amongst my Children or the Child or Children of any of my deceased Children or Child as it may Happen to be Divided by three Freeholders.

      I Will that if either of my Children should die before Lawful age or without Lawful Heir that then his or her Estate shall be equally divided by three Freeholders amongst my surviving Children or a Child or Children of any of my deceased Children.

      I give to my Daughter Sarah Minter the Negroes Lucey with her past as well as her future Increase and Cherry with her Increase to her and her heirs forever I will that after my Debts is paid the remaining debts dues and Cash on hand I leave to my Wife.

      I appoint Richmond and Thomas Ragland Executors to this my last Will and Testament In Witness wherof I have hereunto sett my hand and affixed my seal March 26th, 1788

      Test Wm. Milbank, John Avent, Robert Molley, Ann (her X mark) Molley

      Signed William Ragland {Seal} A Copy Test John Ramsey C. C.