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1 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I2320)
 
2 "... she was given a rocking chair probably for her birthday and rocked it backwards into a fireplace." Reagor, Vera Pearl (I3163)
 
3 "Deformed and feeble minded" twin of Jacob. Reagor, Isaac Newton (I1491)
 
4 "Deformed and feeble-minded" twin of Isaac. Reagor, Jacob Milton (I1492)
 
5 (Lawson?) Anglin, David Losson (I3183)
 
6 1 Child Bayes, Robin (I2870)
 
7 1914 - Principal at Pontotoc, TX school.
1919 - Principal/Teacher in Fredonia.
1925 - Bought Hoffman Mercantile Compan Store in Fredonia. Frank was postmaster as well.
1949 - Sold the store.
Mar 1956 - Frank Retires as postmaster.
 
Dendy, Frank Claude (I1987)
 
8 2 children. Family F437
 
9 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family F798
 
10 4 children, 10 grandchildren Reagor, James David (I3151)
 
11 5 Children Family F414
 
12 5 children. Family F490
 
13 5th Daughter and 8th child of Julianna and James.

Would guess that the M. stands for Mary like her aunt, but that is only supposision. 
Brittain, M. Eliza Texanna Reagor (I1291)
 
14 9 children. Family F102
 
15 9 Children. Family F413
 
16  Richardson, Fannie V. (I2124)
 
17  Richardson, Johnnie Lou (I2126)
 
18 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I2031)
 
19 A mechanic in Birmingham, Alabama
Twin of Alvin 
Ray, Albert Abraham (I1515)
 
20 A pair of twins were their first borns. They died at birth. Family F415
 
21 According to tombstone: born 18 June, not July

 
Reagor, Anthony Wayne (I1278)
 
22 Ada in census records. S4 has birth at Mar 1884. McGowan, Ida Reagor (I2007)
 
23 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I1058)
 
24 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I3099)
 
25 Aged 26 years at the 1850 census, so born in 1824 or 1823. McCuistion, Mary Emiline Reagor (I1282)
 
26 Aisle D Frost, Alcey Dews Hix (I1706)
 
27 Allan? Reager, Albert (I2949)
 
28 April 20, 1978 Source (S4)
 
29 Assumes he was killed in the indian massacre. Reager, John (I1029)
 
30 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I2043)
 
31 AUTHOR'S COMMENT:



Anthony Reager is one of the most controversial and intriguing characters covered in this work. Joseph Rigor presents him as a Tory, the son of Anthony Jr.(1.1) who was the son of Antoni(1). Wright Frost presents him as the "sole survivor" of the Indian massacre of the John Reager family. It is my opinion that neither of the two researchers are 100% correct, but that Joseph Rigor comes more closely to what actually happened than does Wright Frost.

Joseph Rigor states that Anthony Reager(1.1.1) was the son of Anthony Jr.(1.1) which agrees with my belief. I have arrived at this conclusion based on the excerpt from Marshal Anderson Wilson's book, "You Take It From Here" that Captain Anthony Reager Jr. was from Hardy County, Virginia and due to the fact that Anthony Jr.'s(1.1) son, Anthony(1.1.1) is the only one of three Anthony Reager(Reger) in Virginia at that time that could possibly have qualified as the Anthony Reager(1.1.1) who emigrated to Tennessee.

In an effort to determine who the Tennessee Anthony(1.1.1) was, the writer searched the records for all the possible Anthony's in Virginia during the later half of the 1700's. This research revealed that there were three possible Anthony Reagor's living in Virginia that could qualify as the Tennessee Anthony(1.1.1). Two of these Anthonys are cousins born to brothers in the Shenandoah Valley around the present counties of Hardy, Hampshire, and Berkeley in West Virginia and Shenandoah and Frederick Counties in Virginia. The other Anthony, the one referenced in L. V. McWhorter's book, was born in and around the same area as the other two Anthonys, but his family later moved to Buckhannon, West Virginia on the Tygart River in Upshur and Harrison Counties, West Virginia. These two locations are 100 to 150 miles apart.

The Anthony who moved to Buckhannon was the son of a Jacob Reger who is extensively mentioned in McWhorter's book. They came to America in approximately 1765. It should be noted that the names of 5 of 7 sons of the Tennessee Anthony(1.1.1) correspond to the names of 5 of 6 brothers of this Anthony(ie. Anthony, Jacob, John, Abraham, Isaac). Did the Tennessee Anthony(1.1.1) name his sons after his brothers? I would think the probability of a remote family duplicating the names of another family to this degree is highly unlikely. Be that as it may, I have no explanation for this circumstance. Also if this Anthony is the oldest son of Jacob Reger as stated in Frost's book then he was probably born between 1760-1766. If he is Anthony(1.1.1) then he would have been 23 to 29 years of age when he married Maragaret Shook Brock, and 58 to 64 years of age at death. This timing is certainly conceivable.

However, Frost reports that this Anthony died and is buried in a Reger Cemetery on a farm he settled. This farm is located near what is now Red Rock in Upshur County, West Virginia. Consequently I do not believe that this Anthony qualifies as the Tennessee Anthony Reager(1.1.1).

The other Anthony Reager(1.3.2) which was considered was Anthony Reager, son of Burckhart Reager(1.3), the son of Antoni Reager(1). After Burckhart Reager's death in 1782 the family remained in Berkeley County until his farm was sold in 1786. In the sale of the land the heirs requested that they be paid in Pennsylvania currency which suggest an intention to return to Pennsylvania. Also in the 1810 East Bethlamham township census of Pennsylvania there is an Anthony Riger who I believe is Burckhart's son. If this is correct then he cannot qualify as the Tennessee Anthony(1.1.1).

The only remaining Anthony Reager then is the son of Anthony Reager Jr.(1.1). The last record available regarding him is in the 1784 tax records. His marriage to Margaret Shook Brock in Tennessee on December 11, 1789 certainly fits satisfactorily and I can find no facts that would preclude this man from qualifying as our Tennessee Anthony Reager(1.1.1).

Joseph Rigor is in error when he states in Section H page 2 "At the time his father's estate was sold, 1780, and at least until 1781, he was in jail for refusing to pay taxes for a just cause." The Claypole Rebellion is the incident to which Joseph Rigor is referring when he states "refusing to pay taxes for a just cause" did not take place until June of 1781. Joseph Rigor has apparently confused the Act of October 1780 as being the time that the Claypole Rebellion took place. Even then he should have realized that the Act of October 1780 post dated the sale of Anthony's(1.1) land by two months. A possible reason as to why Anthony(1.1.1) was not involved in the sale of his father's land could be that he was not of legal age. It is interesting to note that his brother Martin who was younger than Anthony(1.1.1) also did not take part in the sale. The other two brothers, John and Henry, also were not party to the sell while the eldest son Jacob did participate in the sale.

As if the above is not enough to infuriate a perfectionist, Joseph Rigor also states in Section B page 3 the following: "NOTE #1: Anthony Reager, Jr. was not able to take charge of the sale as he, along with a number of other prominent citizens, were in jail at the time for entering into a conspiracy to prevent the people of Virginia from paying taxes for the purpose of raising a militia. Fact is Anthony raised his own militia to attempt to prevent the state from collecting taxes. They were later released and pardoned." I do not believe a young man of 21 would be capable of raising a militia. Joseph Rigor draws this opinion with no backup data presented.

Joseph Rigor's preoccupation with Anthony(1.1.1) being in jail for participation in the Claypole Rebellion is based on the signature of Anthony Reager on a petition for pardon from the governor for having participated in this Rebellion. The writer's research indicates that no one was jailed for the Rebellion. Still Anthony(1.1.1) must have been involved in the Rebellion either willingly or unwillingly to some degree. The writer believes that Anthony could have participated as an active follower or may have simply refused subscription into the militia due to ignorance of the requirement of the Act of October 1780 for raising Troops for the Service. Whatever the participation it is a distinct possibility that Anthony(1.1.1) joined the Militia in defeating Cornwallis at Yorktown, Virginia during October of 1781. If Anthony(1.1.1) was not one of the young men who joined the militia after the Clapole Rebellion and joined in the defeat of Cornwallis at Yorktown then it is unlikely that he participated in the Revolution. Significant additional research is required in this area.

Joseph Rigor also states that Anthony was born between 1740 and 1745. Again this information is not corroborated. If this was the case and he is assumed to be the Anthony who married Margaret Shook Brock then he would have married a 23 year old widow while he was 44 to 49 years of age and would have produced 9 children by her. If we can believe the information compiled by Lucy Womack Bates then Anthony must have been born in 1760 and was 26 years of age when he married the 23 year old widow of James Brock.

It is the opinion of the writer that Anthony Reagor(1.1.1) was born in 1760 and that Joseph Rigor's account of his birth date is in error. However, it should be noted that if Anthony(1.1.1) was born in 1760 then his father, Anthony(1.1) was 47 years of age at his birth. Also it should be noted that Anthony(1.1.1) was not the youngest child, Martin was. Therefore, Anthony(1.1) must have been in excess of 48 years of age when his last son was born. While this seems unlikely in this day and age, I choose to accept this set of circumstances rather than a woman of 23 marrying a man of 44 to 49 years of age and producing 9 children. In either case children would have had to be born to men in their late 40's.

Wright Frost contends that Anthony(1.1.1) was born in 1746. Again if this is true then he would have married at the age of 43 a woman at the age of 23 and would have produced 9 chidren. He also would have died at the age of 78. If we accept the writer's belief and the information compiled by Lucy Womack Bates then he would have been 64 years of age at his death.

I believe Wright Frost's conclusion that Anthony(1.1.1) was the son of a John Reager who was killed in an Indian massacre is a far fetched effort to reconcile the family tradition that Anthony's(1.1.1) family was massacred by Indians. The incident of John Reager being killed in 1758 and his daughters and son being captured is the only reference I have found in the literature connecting the Reagers to an Indian massacre. The Indian massacre tradition should not be abandoned simply because the descendants of John Reager are discounted as being Anthony's(1.1.1) descendants or because the massacre is not recorded in the literature. It is conceivable that Anthony(1.1.1) could have been married prior to leaving Virginia in the 1783 to 1789 period and that his family was massacred by Indians after moving to the East Tennessee area. He would have married Margaret Shook Brock, a widow, in 1789 as his second wife. Records of the Tennessee Frontier in the 1780's are minimal at best.

Anthony Reager(1.1.1) was born in 1760 in Hampshire now Hardy County, W. Virginia. Both his mother and father were dead when he was twenty years old and his oldest brother, Jacob(1.1.2), along with the father of the man he would accompany to East Tennessee were in charge of the sale of his Father's estate. It is interesting to note in Jacob's(1.1.2) will that he requested that his father's estate be paid the money that he owed it. It is questionable as to whether the other sons and daughters of Anthony Reager Jr.(1.1) received their inheritance immediately after the sale of their father's estate or if they received it at all.

In 1781 Anthony Reager(1.1.1) signed a petition requesting a pardon for having through ignorance and persuasion of others joined in the late "conspiracy against the State." It is fairly certain that he was not imprisoned for this act. There is a definite possibility that Anthony(1.1.1) then joined the militia to fight in the last battle of the Revolution in which Cornwallis was defeated at Yorktown, Virginia. Anthony's name next appears on the tax rolls of Hampshire County, Virginia in the year 1784. From this the assumption can be made that he owned property and that he had not yet moved to East Tennessee.

It is probable that sometime after 1784 when Anthony is recorded on the tax records of Hampshire County and December 11, 1789 when he married Margaret Shook Brock that he, William Shook, James Brock, and others left Hampshire now Hardy County, West Virginia for what was to become Knox County, Tennessee. Apparently James Brock died or was killed during this period.

Three references exist that indicate that Anthony Reager lived in Knox County, Tennessee. The primary reference is the family Bible. The second is the mention in J. M. G. Ramsey's "Annals of Tennessee" that on April 22, 1794 an Anthony Ragan discovered the bodies of the Casteel family. Wright Frost as well as my self believe that this was actually Anthony Reager who found these bodies and took the survivor Elizabeth Casteel to Mr. Shook's where Dr. Cosby dressed her wounds. The third reference that indicates that Anthony Reager lived in Knox County, Tennessee is in the will of Robert Hankins in which Anthony Reagor witnessed the signing of the will.

Anthony and his wife Margaret remained in Knox County where the majority of their children were born. The first definite proof of Anthony having moved to Flat Creek comes from the first recorded tax list for Bedford County in the year 1812. Anthony Reagor(1.1.1) lived in Bedford County near Flat Creek for 12 years before his death on September 7, 1824. His wife, Margaret, survived him until September 18, 1838.
 
Source (S20)
 
32 Auto mechanic/ shop owner. Reagor, George Howard (I2072)
 
33 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I2035)
 
34 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I2297)
 
35 Baptist Pastor 1882-1886 Woods, Samuel Russell (I3020)
 
36 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I2036)
 
37 Birth year often listed as 1746

Family legend speaks of his family being killed by indians when he was young. No direct evidence of this.

From the legend, Wright Frost thought possibly John Reagor Jr. as notated in the Augusta County, Virginia, Deed Book 19 pp. 86-94 and if so he was captive to Indians from 1758 to at least 1772 and emigrated with parents in 1750's. 
Reagor, Anthony (I1000)
 
38 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I3120)
 
39 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I3123)
 
40 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I3121)
 
41 Both died within a month in 1875/6. Family F278
 
42 builder of West Fort, the present Jane Lew in Lewis county , West Virginia West, Edmund (I1135)
 
43 Buried in the "Baby Heart" in Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery on First Ave N.E. between Cedar Rapids and Kenwood, IA. Reagor, Carole Ann (I3104)
 
44 burr Schroeder, Rudolph Francis (I2861)
 
45 Calvins's second marriage. Family F588
 
46 Came to VA from Germany in 1765.
Received a grant of 400 acres on the Buchannon River in 1773. 
Reger, Jacob (Reager) (I1076)
 
47 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family F760
 
48 Casualty of WWII. Reagor, Frank (I1804)
 
49 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I2613)
 
50 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I3082)
 

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