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F. B. Ragland Autobiography

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1174

  • Staff Only

This collection includes F. B. Ragland's autobiography, written in 1891 for the benefit of his children and to whom the work is affectionately dedicated. In it, Ragland discusses his ancestry, his immediate family, his work as a farmer and businessman, his service in the Tennessee State Legislature, his memories of the Civil War (including the emancipation of enslaved peoples), and his activities in retirement.

Dates

  • 1891 April 1

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

This collection includes F. B. Ragland's autobiography, written in 1891 for the benefit of his children and to whom the work is affectionately dedicated. In it, Ragland discusses his ancestry, his immediate family, his work as a farmer and businessman, his service in the Tennessee State Legislature, his memories of the Civil War (including the emancipation of enslaved peoples), and his activities in retirement.

Biographical/Historical Note

Frederick Barham Ragland was born to William and Mary (Barham) Ragland in Chatham County, North Carolina on May 28, 1813. He married Elizabeth Wainwright Springfield (1815-1884) in October 1833 and the couple had nine children: Nancy Helen, Mary F., Milton, Thomas Fletcher, Frederick, Adonis, Elizabeth, Alicia, and Ella. Ragland worked as a farmer and as a businessman before entering politics in 1861. He served as a Representative in the Tennessee State Legislature from 1861 to 1862, 1875 to 1877, and 1877 to 1881. After leaving politics, Ragland resumed his work as a merchant before retiring. He also married again, this time to Malinda C. Senseman (1821-1890). F. B. Ragland died on June 1, 1897 and is buried in Haywood County, Tennessee.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480