Samuel Gabriel Ragsdale

Full Name: Samuel Gabriel "Sam" Ragsdale
Date of birth: June 6, 1839
Date of death: April 5, 1904

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 72 Mar 14, 1892 - Jan 10, 1893 22nd (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Caldwell / Burleson   Burleson, Lee, Washington

(1) "Judicial convention: contest for a district judgeship: the candidates," 7/1/1892, p. 1. Reports on meeting of four "all democratic" conventions in Giddings, TX on June 30, including nomination of Hon. Sam G. Ragsdale as district judge. Galveston Daily News.
(2) 22nd Legislature, 1st C.S., 3/14/1892, p. 2 - J.A. Beall of Ellis, W.L. Crawford of Dallas, and S.G. Ragsdale of Burleson presented their credentials, took oath of office and assumed their seats. House Journal.
(3) Sam G. Ragsdale, elected 8/11/1891, sworn 3/14/1892, succeeded Henry G. King, resigned after Regular Session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 22nd Legislature, 1st C.S. (1892) - S.G. Ragsdale, postoffice Caldwell, nativity Mississippi, age 52, lawyer, 31 years in Texas. House Journal.

Biographical Sketches

  • Biographical sketch, Samuel Gabriel Ragsdale, born 6/6/1839 near Aberdeen, Monroe County, Mississippi, died 4/5/1904, in Caldwell, Burleson County, Texas; "in 1871 filled an unexpired term in the Texas Legislature." Ragsdale Family Genealogy Forum, "Ragsdales in Texas," posted by N.W. Braly, 7/14/2009., 2004.
  • RAGSDALE, SAMUEL GABRIEL (1839-1904). Birth date 6/6/1839, death date 4/5/1904. Handbook of Texas Online.

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate States Army. Samuel Gabriel Ragsdale, death date 4/5/1904 in Caldwell, Burleson County, widow Mrs. Eula Ragsdale, marriage date 7/8/1872 in Newellton, Louisiana. Pension File Nos. 8238 (Sam G. Ragsdale) and 36840 (Samuel Gabriel Ragsdale), Alabama, Texas and Virginia, U.S., Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958.
  • Texas Rangers. Confederate States Army: 1st Lieutenant, Company D, McCulloch's 1st Texas Calvary Regiment; Captain, Company A, 1st Battalion, also known as Davidson's Battalion, Texas Cavalry; Private, Company H, 36th Texas Cavalry; Major, Texas Daly'sā€”Ragsdale's Cavalry Battalion; Lieutenant Colonel, Gould's Regiment of Dismounted Cavalry. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Confederate States Army, Major, Daly's Cavalry Battalion, and Major, Ragsdale's Cavalry Battalion. Samuel G. Ragsdale. Wooten, Dudley G. A Comprehensive History of Texas 1685 to 1897, Volume 2, 1898, Part V, Chapter II, The Service of Texan Troops in the Armies of the Confederate States of America, p. 642. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Other Resources

  • Sam G. Ragsdale, born circa 1839 in Mississippi, death date 4/4/1904 in Caldwell, Burleson County, Texas, age 65. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • "Major Sam G. Ragsdale dies suddenly at Caldwell," 4/5/1904, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
  • Obituary, Samuel G. Ragsdale, reprinted in "Current Happenings in Burleson County Twenty-Five Years Ago: Extracted from the Files of the Caldwell-News Chronicle Dated April 4th, 1904," The Caldwell News and The Burleson County Ledger, 4/5/1929, p. 3, crediting Harrie P. Woodson Memorial Library. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Obituary, Samuel Gabriel Ragsdale. Born in Mississippi, died in April 1904 at age 64, burial in Masonic Cemetery. Obituaries of Burleson County Civil War Veterans. Burleson County, TXGenWeb Project.

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Committee Information top

22nd R.S. - 1891
Constitutional Amendments  
Enrolled Bills  
Judicial Districts  
Judiciary No. 2  
Public Lands and Land Office  
Representation and Apportionment on Senatorial and Representative Districts  
Town and City Corporations  

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