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Jonathan Ragan was born bef 23 Dec 1743 in Isle of Wight County, Virginia. During the American Revolution, he served under General Elijah Clark in the Georgia. Following the war, he was granted land in Wilkes County, Georgia for his service. At his death in 1814, Jonathan Ragan had acquired land in Wilkes, Greene, Hancock, and Oglethorpe Counties. Jonathan Ragan, Jr., born in about 1769, migrated to Lawrence County, Mississippi before 1818. In Nov 1819, he created the original plat for the town of Mt. Carmel in Covington County, Mississippi where he died on 30 Apr 1830. His son Jesse Battle Ragan, born on 4 Sep 1799 in Hancock County, Georgia, was the rather of Amanda Susan Ragan who married William Patrick Stone on 6 Nov 1838 in Hinds County, Mississippi.