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John Samuel Ragsdale
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Birth: Dec. 23, 1853, USA
Death: Jan. 24, 1923
Grayson County
Texas, USA

John Samuel Ragsdale was the son of Abishalom Ragsdale and Elizabeth Sneed. He was orphaned at a young age and raised by his Sneed grandparents. Sources place his birthplace as Union Co., KY and Franklin Co., IL but in later years he mentioned as Franklin Co., IL as his birthplace. He was married four times: first to Catherine B. Arterberry on 31 Jul 1875 in Perry Co., IL; second to Eva J. (Morris) Sneed on 26 Mar 1890 in Franklin Co., IL; and fourth to Sarah Emaline (Headricks) Balch on 20 Dec 1903. Nothing is known about the third wife but his daughter said he was married to an Indian at one time. He died during a flu epidemic that also claimed the life of his step-daughter-in-law on the same day.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Abishalom Ragsdale (____ - 1890)
 
 Spouses:
  Catherine B. Arterberry Ragsdale (1858 - 1889)
  Sarah Emaline Headrick Ragsdale (1871 - 1949)
 
 Children:
  Thomas Edward Ragsdale (1876 - 1948)*
  Elizabeth Ragsdale Corley (1877 - 1957)*
  Annie Ragsdale (1879 - 1883)*
  Nancy Jane Ragsdale Dewbre (1881 - 1946)*
  Susie Anna Ragsdale Dockrey (1883 - 1957)*
  Katie Belle Ragsdale Lemons (1886 - 1959)*
  Rosetta Ragsdale (1887 - 1889)*
  Lillie Lee Ragsdale (1889 - 1889)*
  Leona Jewell Ragsdale Gentry (1905 - 1988)*
  Ruby Jean Ragsdale Bodovsky (1907 - 1980)*
 
 Sibling:
  John Samuel Ragsdale (1853 - 1923)
  Thomas S. Ragsdale (1871 - 1895)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Elliott Cemetery
Gunter
Grayson County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Lemstar97
Record added: Oct 29, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 43695548
John Samuel Ragsdale
Added by: Lemstar97
 
John Samuel Ragsdale
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In remembrance of your wedding to Eva Morris in 1890.
- Arleta ♥
 Added: Mar. 26, 2016
༺💞༻ HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to Samuel & Sarah,
- Arleta ♥
 Added: Dec. 20, 2015
🌹💐🌷 Anniversary flowers 💚💕,
- Arleta ♥
 Added: Jul. 31, 2015
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