Buried: Chatham County- “Dark” Cemetery located in the Hickory Mountain Township 900 feet north of SR 2151, McLaurin Road, 1,000 feet east of SR 2170, Rives Chapel Road, behind residence at 2540 McLaurin Road. Marker reads “Ragland, Thomas, Sr. (b. 1759 - d. 27 Jun 1837)”
Mother: Sarah Avent, b. 1744, in Sussex County, Virginia
Father: William Ragland, b. 1730
Wife: Mary Ann Scurlock, b. 1766, in Chatham County, married in 1786. (Daughter of Mials Scurlock)
Children: Mary, Elizabeth, William, Thomas, and Sarah
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