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Abigail Hood (Ragan)

Also Known As: "Abagail"
Birthplace: Frederick County, Virginia, United States
Death: March 1840 (61-62)
Blount County, Tennessee, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Darby Ragan and Elizabeth Wright
Wife of Rev. Nathaniel Hood
Mother of Elizabeth Hart; John Preston Hood; Isabella G. Swan; Margaret Hays; Abigail Conn and 5 others
Sister of Mary Hays; Sarah Kelly; John Ragan; Elizabeth Brock; Margaret Laura Ragan and 6 others

Managed by: Dan Cornett
Last Updated:

About Abigail Hood

I am a descendant of Abigail RAGAN. She married Nathaniel HOOD on 14 Feb 1795 in Greene Co. TN. They lived in Greeneville, Greene Co. TN until about 1808. Then they moved to the Maryville area of Blount Co. TN.

I have seen conflicting accounts of Abigail's parentage. Some say her father was Darby RAGAN. Some say her parents were Jeremiah and Abigail (HARRISON) RAGAN, who moved to TN from Rockingham Co. VA (I'm not sure, but wasn't Darby a younger brother of Jeremiah?) Family lore says that Nathaniel and Abigail both came from that area of VA, so I feel we are on the right track. But can anyone help me nail this down?

According to land records, tombstones, and an interview with one of their daughters (conducted about 1895), they had the following children:

  1. Elizabeth b 27Jan 1796 m Edward Hart
  2. John b 1799 m 1/ Sarah Haun m 2/ Susan Barnett
  3. Margaret b 1802, m Jeremiah Hays
  4. Rev. Nathaniel b 17 Feb 1804 m 1/ Isabella Edgar m 2/ Nancy C. Newman; moved to Cherokee Co. AL
  5. Isabella Gillespie b 16 May 1806 m James Denny Swan
  6. Abigail b Feb 1809 m Robert Conn (VRs say in 1821, sister says 1834)
  7. female b 1800 - 1810 (alive in 1830, was on census; or was this Abigail?)
  8. Daniel Reagan b 19 Feb 1811 m Margaret Jane L. Swan, moved to Cherokee Co. AL
  9. Annis b 24 Jan 1814, m John Greer
  10. Joseph Hart b 1816 d 1824
  11. Francis Marion b 18 Jun 1818, m Eliza A. McTeer

Abigail was not listed on the 1830 Blount Co. TN federal census, so I assume that she died by then. Does anyone know when and where she died? Nathaniel died in Mar 1840. His daughter said he was about 75 when he died, which would mean he was born about 1765. This coincides with a family story that Nathaniel served in the Rev War as a youth of 16, fighting in the Battle of Cowpens and at Yorktown (both in 1781). But I haven't been able to find anything definite about his birthdate. This differs from the age he gave on the 1830 Blount Co. federal census, which would have made his birthdate between 1770 and 1780, but this type of error was common on census records. All I know for sure is that his parents were Robert and Elizabeth HOOD.

Vickie Elam White, Subject: Abigail RAGAN m Nathaniel HOOD 1795 Greene Co. TN ; Date: Mon, 7 Jul 1997 11:59:09 -0400 (EDT)


* Updated from FamilySearch Family Tree via son Daniel Hood by SmartCopy: Mar 12 2015, 4:37:38 UTC


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Abigail Hood's Timeline

Frederick County, Virginia, United States
January 28, 1796
Greeneville, Greene County, Tennessee, United States
February 7, 1799
Greeneville, Greene County, Tennessee, United States
May 16, 1800
Tennessee, United States
March 20, 1801
Greeneville, Greene County, Tennessee
Tennessee, United States
February 19, 1811
Knox County, Tennessee, United States
January 24, 1814
Tennessee, United States
Maryville, Blount County, Tennessee, United States