Navarro County Census Information

    The 1860 census IDs the proper family that great-grandfather William is a part of. As you can see, however, the wife is too young to be his mother. That was Eliza P. Cockrell, James' second wife. The 1850 census shows William's mother, Emily. You can look at the Navarro page to see further explanation.

September 1850, Texas
Census of Navarro County

 NameJames Ragen
Age/Gender - 30-M
Occupation - Farmer
Property - 320 acres
Birthplace - Tennessee
 Name - Emily Ragen
Age/Gender - 21-F
 Birthplace - Ill.
 Name - Wm A.
Age/Gender - 5-M
 Birthplace - Texas
Name - Margar E.
Age/Gender - 3-F
 Birthplace: Texas
Name - Mary J.
Age/Gender - 7 mos.-F
 Birthplace: Texas

June 1860, Texas
Census of Navarro County

 Name - J.C. Ragan
Age/Gender - 36-M
Occupation - Farmer
Property Value - 3000/2185*
Birthplace - Tennessee
 Name - E.P. Ragan
Age/Gender - 26-F
 Birthplace - Tenn
Name - Wm.
Age/Gender - 14-M
 Birthplace - Texas
Name - John
Age/Gender - 12-M
 Birthplace - Texas
Name - Chas.
Age/Gender -8-M
 Birthplace: Texas

* second number is value of personal estate

August 1870, Texas
Census of Navarro County

 NameE. Ragan
Age/Gender - 35-F
Occupation - K-House
Birthplace - Tennessee
  Name - John (?)
Age/Gender - 17-M
 Birthplace: Texas
  Name - C.
Age/Gender - 15-M
 Birthplace - Texas
Name - Jas.
Age/Gender - 13-M
 Birthplace - Texas
Name - E.
Age/Gender - 10-F
 Birthplace: Texas
  Name - Martha
Age/Gender - 6-F
 Birthplace - Texas
Name - D.
Age/Gender - 4-M
 Birthplace - Texas
Name - L.
Age/Gender - 8 mo.-F
 Birthplace - Texas
  Name - E.
 Age/Gender - 8 mo.-F
 Birthplace - Texas
 

1880, Texas Census
of Navarro County
Cole (?)* 75-F Grandmother

Birthplace - S. Carolina

Eliza Regan 44-F Keeping House Birthplace -Tennessee
Martha J. 17-F daughter

Birthplace - Texas 
David 14-M son laborer

Birthplace - Texas 
Laura 9-F daughter

Birthplace - Texas
Lizzie 9-F daughter

Birthplace - Texas

* The last name could be Cole, Leob, Cob, Leah ... water stain obscures. Last name starts with an Sa..., like Sallingworth or Sauingwarte, obscured as well. Obviously some relative (mother or aunt?) who moved in with her daughter.