Richard H. Ragsdale

RICHARD H. RAGSDALE, farmer and stock-dealer, was born in Logan County, Ky., January 1, 1847, son of Burrell Ragsdale, who was a native of Virginia, born in 1804, and an early settler of Kentucky. He was twice married; his first family of ten children was raised in Kentucky. His second wife, our subject's mother was Olive F. Foote, a native of Tennessee, and born in November 1812. She died in Logan County, Ky., in the spring of 1874, followed by the father two years later. Richard H. served in the last year of the war, and December 25, 1867, was married, in Giles County, Tenn., to Anna L. Howard, born in 1849, and daughter of John W. Howard. Their children are James H., Jerry, Gray and Eunice. Mr. Ragsdale is a Democrat; and while he has not identified himself with any church, his wife belongs to the Methodist Episcopal Church South. He has 151 acres of fine land, and gives the most of his attention to raising stock.

From: Goodspeed's History of Giles County