RAGLAND, F. B., merchant; born Denmark, Madison Co., Tenn., 1845; son F. B. and Elizabeth (Springfield) RAGLAND; Scotch descent; educated private schools in Haywood Co., Tenn.; married Mary A. CALLENDER Sept. 5, 1866; member K. of P.; three years’ service in Confederate army, member 12th Tenn. Cavalry; fought in battles Bryce’s Cross Roads, Johnsville, Harrisburg, assisted capture of steamboats at Johnsville; mustered out Gainesville, Miss., 1865; served with Gen. Forrest through entire campaign; since war in mercantile business at Dancyville, Tenn., and twenty years in Brownsville, Tenn.

Source: Who’s Who in Tennessee: A Biographical Reference Book of Notable Tennesseans of To-Day. Memphis: Paul & Douglas Co, 1911.


  1. Allen Curtis

    F.B.’s full name was Fredrick Barham Ragland Jr., his grandson David Callender Ragland married my grand aunt, Faye Aliene Hargett of Halls, TN

  2. Robin Evans Green

    The Raglands immigrated from Wales. F.B. Ragland, Sr. is the 4th great grand uncle to my husband. He was a member of the Tennessee Legislature during the Civil War. Following his Uncle Thomas Barham, he relocated from Chatham County, North Carolina to Madison County, Tennessee in 1834. His son, Thomas Fletcher Ragland, was a Lieutenant in the Civil War. He broke his leg at the battle of Chickamauga and died at the hospital a few days later. They are both buried, along with Elizabeth Springfield Ragland, at the Historic Dancyville Methodist Church graveyard. My husband and I decorated their graves on Memorial Day.

  3. Hi Robin – we appreciate you sharing that information. Thanks! Do you have pictures from the dedication that you may be willing to share?

  4. Robin Evans Green

    Yes. I don’t know how to post them here, but I can at least share a link to my flickr site. Give me a few minutes to download them.

  5. Robin Evans Green

    Our private Decoration Ceremony on Memorial Day weekend, 2015, for Senator F. B. Ragland and Lieutenant Thomas F. Ragland.


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