Susannah Faucette Battle was born on 7 Apr 1773 in Nansemond County, Virginia, a daughter of Jesse Battle and Susanna (Faucette) Battle (1025; 43, Page 202). At the birth of their daughter, both Jesse and Susanna Battle were 35 years old. In 1777, the Jesse Battle family migrated from Nansemond County to Edgecombe County, North Carolina—Susannah Faucette Battle was about four years old. Before 20 Feb 1787, the Jesse Battle family migrated from North Carolina to Greene County, Georgia (43, Page 202).
On 21 Dec 1789, Susannah Faucette Battle married John Ragan in Greene County, Georgia (436). At her marriage Susannah Faucette Battle was 15 years old. A son of Jonathan Ragan, Sr. and Rebecca (Shearin) Ragan, John Ragan was 23 years old. On 12 Mar 1792, twin children were born to John Ragan and Susannah Faucette (Battle) Ragan (879). Apparently, these first two children died young. A son, Simon Ragan, was born to John and Susannah Ragan in Greene County, Georgia on 15 Jul 1792.
A daughter, Serene Ragan, was born to John and Susannah Ragan in Hancock County, Georgia on 30 Oct 1794 (373), and a son, Elam Sharron Ragan was born in Hancock County on 7 Feb 1797 (1047). A third son, Jesse Battle Ragan was born to John and Susannah Ragan in Hancock County on 4 Sep 1799 (1003, 1047).
Between Mar 1802 and May 1812, five additional children were born to John and Susannah Ragan: John Ashburn Ragan on 4 Mar 1802 (1047), Rebecca Ragan on 16 Sep 1804 (1047), Lazarus Battle Ragan on 27 Feb 1807 (465), Isaac Ragan on 16 Dec 1809 (1047), and Susanna Ragan on 12 Apr 1812 (1047).
Before 1816, the John Ragan family migrated to Marion County, Mississippi where they were enumerated by the Mississippi Territorial Census (1024). The 1818 Mississippi Territorial Census enumerates the John Ragan household in Lawrence County, Mississippi (428). On 4 Nov 1819, John Ragan created the original plat for the town of Mount Carmel in Covington County, Mississippi in parts of Sections 22 and 23 in Township 8 North of Range 18 West, comprising 74 lots (527).
The 7 Aug 1820 federal census of Lawrence County, Mississippi enumerates the household of John Ragan, age 45 years or older (145). A female between 26 and 44 years old was presumably Susannah (Battle) Ragan. A male, 16–18 years old; two males, 16–26 years old; a female, 10–15 years old; and a male, 10–15 years old were also living in the household. The John Ragan family was enumerated in 1823 and 1824 by the Mississippi state census of Lawrence County (611).
On 30 Apr 1830, John Ragan died in Covington County, Mississippi at age 63 years (465, 498). Subsequently, Susannah (Battle) Ragan married William Fairchild, Sr.
Probate of the Estate of Susannah Fairchild in Hinds County, Mississippi was finalized on 11 Sep 1848 (413).
Notes and Comments
Presumably, The John and Susannah Ragan family lived in that part of Greene County, Georgia that became part of Hancock County on 17 Dec 1793.
Geographic Boundary History
Nash County, North Carolina was created on 24 Dec 1777 from parts of Edgecombe County.
North Carolina was the 12th state admitted to the Union on 21 Nov 1789. Georgia was granted statehood on 2 Jan 1788.
Greene County, Georgia was created on 3 Feb 1786 from parts of Washington County, Georgia.
Hancock County, Georgia was created on 17 Dec 1793 from parts of Greene and Washington Counties.
43. Herbert Bemerton Battle, Lois Yelverton, and William James Battle. The Battle Book: A Genealogy of the Battle Family in America. Montgomery, Alabama: The Paragon Press, 1930. (PDF file on file.)
145. John Ragan Household, 1820 U.S. Federal Census, Lawrence County, Mississippi. Roll M33_57, Page 61, Image 75. U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C. (Images: Ancestry.com. Image on file.)
189. Will of Susannah (Battle) Fairchild, Hinds County, Mississippi, 2 May 1842. Hinds County , Mississippi Wills and Probate, Registry of Wills, Pages 184-185. Will filed on 24 Feb 1846. (Images on file. Courtesy of Peggy Carter Price.)
373. Gravestone, Serene Robertson. Old Crystal Springs Cemetery, Crystal Springs, Copiah County, Mississippi. Find A Grave Memorial 11453046. (Images: Find A Grave. Image on file.)
413. Probate of the Estate of Susannah (Battle) Fairchild, Hinds County, Mississippi, 11 Sep 1848. (Images: Ancestry.com. Images on file.)
428. John Ragan Household, 1818 Mississippi Territorial Census, Lawrence County, Mississippi. Roll v229_2, Line 19. (Images: Ancestry.com. Image on file.)
436. Marriage Record. John Ragan and Susannah Battle, Greene County, Georgia, 21 Dec 1789. County Marriage Records, 1828–1978. Georgia Archives, Morrow, Georgia. (Images: Georgia Archives. Image on file.)
465. Lazarus B. Ragan Bible. Family Bible Records, Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Jackson, Mississippi. (Print and images on file.)
498. Gravestone, John Ragan, Mount Zion Methodist Cemetery, Jefferson Davis County, Mississippi. Find A Grave Memorial 53060516. (Image: Find A Grave. Image on file.)
527. Survey Plat, Mt. Carmel, Covington County, Mississippi. John Ragan, 4 Nov 1819. (Print and image on file. Courtesy of Peggy Carter Price.)
611. John Ragan Household, 1823 Mississippi State Census, Lawrence County, Mississippi. Line 12, Roll V229_2. Heritage Quest. (Images: Ancestry.com. Image on file.)
879. Welch, Alice Tracy. Family Records: Mississippi Revolutionary Soldiers. 1955.
1003. Birth, Jesse Battle Ragan, Georgia, 4 Sep 1799. Family Data Collection — Births. Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. 2001. (Database: Ancestry.com)
1024. John Ragan Household, 1816 Mississippi Territorial Census. Marion County, Mississippi. Microfilm Roll V229_2, Line 18, Heritage Quest. Mississippi State and Territorial Censuses, 1792–1866. (Images: Ancestry.com. Image on file.)
1025. John Ragan Family Cemetery Information and Gravestone Transcriptions. Mary Collins Landin. Utica, Hinds County, Mississippi. “Tidbits & Treasures Website”. (Minor revisions for clarity.)
1047. Alice Tracy Welch. Family Records: Mississippi Revolutionary Soldiers. Mississippi Society, Daughters of the American Revolution. 1955. (Images: FamilySearch. PDF file on file.)
Revised 10 Oct 2020.