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Edwina Moss Nelms Reagan
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Birth: Dec. 12, 1832
Westmoreland County
Virginia, USA
Death: Jul. 21, 1863
Richmond
Henrico County
Virginia, USA

Petite, dark-haired, blue-eyed belle. Moved to Texas in the 1830s.s
Educated by governesses as was the custom at the time.
She was the unofficial librarian of her father's library in TX (the largest in Texas at the time.) It was in this capacity that John H. Reagan met her and fell in love.
According to Reagan's Memoirs, in Edwina he found the love and affection he had long done without. From her he acquired social grace and poise he had never known, and, together with her, he provided a Christian home for their four children.
She died in Richmond, VA while her husband, John H. Reagan was serving as Postmaster General of the Confederacy. She was buried in Palestine, TX.
Her death was the result of being impaled by a chair on which she was standing to hang drapes. 
 
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 Spouse:
  John Henninger Reagan (1818 - 1905)*
 
 Children:
  John Edwin Reagan (1854 - 1938)*
  Elizabeth May Reagan Ferguson (1859 - 1939)*
  Diana Nelms Reagan Donley (1861 - 1912)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Palestine City Cemetery
Palestine
Anderson County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: LaFaye
Record added: Apr 14, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6348173
Edwina Moss <i>Nelms</i> Reagan
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Edwina Moss <i>Nelms</i> Reagan
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Edwina Moss <i>Nelms</i> Reagan
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- R I P
 Added: Dec. 6, 2015
~IN THE MEMORY OF EDWINA REAGAN~
- MYates Vandver
 Added: Feb. 3, 2011

- Earth Visitor
 Added: Dec. 8, 2008
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