Elizabeth Span Regan Bryan,
Span's mother. I'm sure I have
written her name as Spann as
well and will need to make
|E. Ragan Pruitt|
1922 - 2009
Elizabeth Bryan wrote a letter to her son, Span Regan, in 1845. He was living in Houston County, Georgia. In 1846 Span graduated from Southern Botanico-Medical College in Macon, Georgia. The name on his diploma was Span Regan.
On December 15, 1867, in a document giving Terrell Bryan Power of Attorney, Span signed his name Span Regan.
Span Ragan was listed with his family on the 1870 United States Census.
Span died in 1875. Obituaries, cemetery records, and written family histories all record his last name as Ragan. Old letters, written by his wife to Joseph B. Bryan in the early 1880s, show that she signed her name as Ragan. And, Ragan is the surname used by his children and their descendants.
I've always wondered why Span Regan changed his name to Ragan. Now, I don't believe he did.
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Ancestry.com. U.S. Army Indian Campaign Service Records Index, 1815-1858
Ancestry.com. Georgia, Returns of Qualified Voters and Reconstruction Oath Books, 1867-1869
Ancestry.com. Georgia, Property Tax Digests, 1793-1893
Ancestry.com. 1850 United States Federal Census
Ancestry.com. 1860 United States Federal Census
Ancestry.com. 1870 United States Federal Census
Ancestry.com. Pubic Member Trees
"A History of Savannah and South Georgia - William Harden." Google Books https://books.google.com/books/about/A_History_of_Savannah_and_South_Georgia.html?id=zv9HAQAAMAAJ. Accessed 15 Mar. 2020.
Family photographs and documents from the collection E. Ragan Pruitt. Used with permission.
Family photographs and documents from the collection of Diana Bryan Quinn.
Family photographs and documents from the collection of Marguerite Cook Clark. Accessed April 28, 2014, September 14, 2014, and November 9 to 11, 2016. Used with permission.
The transcription of the Reddick Bryan Bible was found at the DAR library in Washington DC by Diana Bryan Quinn on July 7, 2010. This bible record was submitted in 1950 and found in Louisiana Bible Records (1950), Louisiana DARGRC report S1v25. These records were submitted by Mrs. John Newton Pharr of the New Iberia Chapter of the DAR.