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Hey Greg, 
please expound on your signature...Im sure I’m not the only person that enjoys genealogy, especially when most of our knowledge only goes a generation or so...


There have been Ragans in Cecil County since colonial times, with Charles Ragan appearing in a 1761 list of persons paid a bounty for squirrel scalps.

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My wife is a genealogist and is the administrator for several "name" DNA projects.  Keeps her busy as hell.  My family landed in New Amsterdam in about 1640 and later went to the NE corner of New Jersey.   We have tons of info on them as the Dutch kept great records.  I am the 21st or so generation and still true Holland Dutch.  My Mom and Dad were32 cousins....  I guess I should have a third eye in my forehead.

Family history took a big jump when DNA testing came into play.  However, there are some "fly by night" outfits out there that dont give ya much info at all and cant really tell ya more then you position related to a general area of decedents.  Be careful.....

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I know Greg too busy to respond with corona and family staying safe but I think he comes from a long line of Irish gypsies that we’re always on the run from shooting the kings red stags😂😂😂😂😂😂😂🦌
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Good one Dan.  Sorry Tim for the delay in seeing this, I have been busy trying to provide child care for my son while teleworking during all this mess.

Yes, so my second cousin has been busy working on my Family's genealogy.   She recently published the attached article in the local paper hoping someone could fill in some more blanks.  The Ragan's have been in the Americas here for some time before the revolution as the documentation in my signature reflects.   It appears that in the late 18th century squirrel populations around this area through to Ohio were way out of control and a major pest for farmers.  So much so, the government paid a bounty on squirrel scalps (why not tails I have no idea).  Because money changed hands there was a record in the county seat of the transactions paid, and it appeared my distant relative Charles was paid for his squirrel harvest in 1761.  Also, the plan worked.  Enough people shot squirrels that the population was put back in check in short order.

My great grandfather was the town doctor in Conowingo, MD but the generation before him the trail gets cold back to Charles.  

I'm sure there had to have been Ragan Patriots in the Revolution and would love to find a connection.  Cool stuff.

 
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There have been Ragans in Cecil County since colonial times, with Charles Ragan appearing in a 1761 list of persons paid a bounty for squirrel scalps.



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Just updating this one.  Since my last post I've gotten in touch with my cousin who has been assembling the genealogy.  So I've already found 11 Ragans who fought in the revolutionary war!  The family is huge and seemed to have started here in MD and spread all over the country.  The earliest Ragan I have found seems to have been here around 1658!  There was one Patriot who lived in Va and signed a land transaction as a witness for non other than George Washington himself, and later fought with him in the Continental army. Another was wanted as a felon for something in MD and was brought back from Va and later acquitted.  He also fought for the Revolution. I have not been able to find out if I am a direct descendant to all these folks, but we are definitely related somewhere back far enough.
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In my case it seems an Uncle was a Col. Marsh who played both sides in the Revolution. He was from Vermont. It seems many a folk wanted to stay loyal to the King so the politicians in NY wouldn’t annex their lands into that state. 
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Very cool indeed
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