Other Reagans in Early Texas

    In the 1840 Citizens of Texas, Charles Reagan (arrived in Texas May 1837) and John H. Reagan (arrived June 1839) show up in Nacogdoches County with land certificates (Charles, 1,280 acres, certified Oct. 5, 1838) and (John H., 320 acres, certified on Dec. 19, 1839). John H. later shows up in the 1848 tax assessment of Anderson County with the 320 acres valued at $320. Also in the same publication is a land grant to Gilbert Reagan for 5,320 acres, as well as a William Reagan on the Nacogdoches County tax rolls, "T8526=Land."

    In the 1850 Henderson County census, we find the famous John Henniger Reagan, a 32-year-old attorney born in Tennessee. In his household are Morris R., 22M student, William R. 19, Sarah R, 17 and Mary J., 5. All born in Tennessee.

    In the 1850 Rusk County census there is the family of William Reagan, 50, farmer born in Tennessee. Wife Matilda, 44, and children Adaline, 23, James, 21, Amanda, 19, Robert, 16, Caroline, 14, Noble, 11, Emily 9, Helen, 5 and Allissa, 1. The first four children were born in Tennessee. Starting with Caroline, they were born in Texas.

    Also in the 1850 Rusk census is John Reagan, 62, farmer born in Tennessee. Wife Mary, 55, Mary Jr., 30, and Naremda, 22, were born in Tennessee, while Malvina, 18F, Zenas, 11M, John 6M and William 10M were born in Arkansas.

    In the 1850 Cherokee County census there is a Mon. B. Reagan, 63M, carpenter born in South Carolina. Also in Cherokee is Arther Reagan, 36M, mechanic born in Kentucky and his wife Sarah, 34 and their son Elbert, 16, also a mechanic born in South Carolina.

    Also, a James Monroe Reagan, b. Nov. 9, 1858, in Hallettsville, Lavaca, Texas. Father is Thomas Reagan, mother is Rebecca Cole.