James K. Ragus was born about 1827, probably in Copiah County MS. His parents were James R. Ragus & Senie Pernecie Ragus. He married Virginia Reed Howell in Copiah Co MS in 1850 and they farmed there until just before 1870. They had the following children: Amanda b 1856, Luther B 1857-1920, Wm. T b 1859, James Allen 1861-1890, Joseph Adolph 1864-1951, Nancy Lucinda 1867-1938, George Perry 1872-1948, & Robert Edward b 1879. During the Civil War, James served as a Private in Company F, 6th Mississippi Infantry Regiment. He was captured 4 July 1863 at Vicksburg MS & paroled. Sometime before 1870 he & his family moved to East Carroll Parish & farmed there on Hanna's Plantation(named Edgewood). He died sometime before 1880 & probably is buried there.
Virginia Reed Howell Ragus (1831 - 1900)*
James Allen Ragus (1861 - 1890)*
Joseph Adolphus Ragus (1864 - 1951)*
Nannie Ragus Morehead (1867 - 1938)*
George Perry Ragus (1872 - 1948)*
Body lost or destroyed
Specifically: No burial records or marker found. Probably buried on the farm in East Carroll Parish LA, possibly the burial marker is destroyed.
Created by: Brock Ragus
Record added: Apr 10, 2011
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