My grandfather,Thomas James RAGSDALE,was born in Logan Co,Ark in 1880.
His parents were John Benjamin(b.1851 Ark)Ragsdale and Nancy Ann Underwood(b.1855 Ark). His paternal grandparents(by LDS records) were Benjamin(b.1824 Tn,maybe Hickman Co)Ragsdale and Caroline(b.1826 Tn)Stovall. From other records, I believe that Benjamin's father was William (b.1782 NC) who was next to him in 1850 Johnson Co,Ark. William's line goes back to Godfrey in the 'Elijah Ragsdale' book by Mrs.June Hart Wester.
Thomas married Clara Lee BARNES in Sequoyah Co,I.T. about 1904. They 'separated' or 'divorced' about 1915. He joined the Army in 1918 from Groal,Ok(I have not been able to find where this was located-may be Grove?).He was in Lamar Co,Tx in 1920,shown as 'divorced'. She remarried in Faulkner Co,Ark in 1918.
I have researched county records and written to all nearby counties but there seems to be no record of their marriage or 'divorce'.
I am looking for descendants of Thomas's siblings:Louisa Caroline Farris(m.Van Farris),George Washington(m.Maud Lowery),John Malachi(m.Annie Bloodseal),Martha Elizabeth(m.Henry Pharis,Curt Moore,William Underwood),and Henry Benjamin(m.Iva Reeder).
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