Town of Historic Granville, Tennessee
931.653.4151

Town of
Historic Granville, Tennessee

931.653.4151
Granville Museum
169 Clover Street • Granville, TN 38564
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Granville Genealogy Festival


Ragland

Photo:  Dr. William Hardin Ragland owner of Suttons General Store
In mid 1800’s.  


The Granville Genealogy Festival on April 8th will honor the Ragland Families


from Jackson County.  William Marshall and his brother James Howard Ragland

were farmers who lived and died in Jackson County leaving hundreds of decedents:

The most flamboyant being Lloyd Cooper Flatt.  He covered his head with a tall

top hat and wore a black eye patch over this right eye.  The details are available

In six articles from the “Wall Street Journal”, “Washington Post” etc. ( just Google

Lloyd Cooper Flatt on the Web).

Dr. William Hardin Ragland was born near Granville in 1842 and operated the present

Sutton General Store in Granville prior to his move to Cookeville.  His son, Charles

Burton Ragland founded the Nashville based C. B. Ragland Co., and his descendents have

been instrumental in the development of the Nashville business community.


His maternal ancestry has been documented back to a ten year old girl

who arrived in Jamestown, Virginia in the summer of 1610.

Another descendent of the Granville Raglands is Jimmy “Jim” Ragland who played

football and coached at Tennessee Tech and was twice named as the “OVC

Coach of the Year”.



Robert Brown will present at 1:00 p.m. at the Granville United Methodist Church

“Early Ragland’s in Jackson County” program.  The Granville Museum will have

A 137 page book “The Early Ragland Families of Middle Tennessee” published

In 1959 for sale.  The Genealogy Festival will also be honoring the Black Families

Of the Granville Community.

The Genealogy Festival will also feature the following speakers:

9:30 a.m. Joellan Hall –“How to Access the Largest Genealogy Library in the World”,

10:00 a.m. Edie Williams & Linda Coffey- “Family Connections:  Finding Missing Family

Thru DNA”,

11:00 a.m. John F. Baker, Jr. Author “The Washington’s of Wessyngton Plantation”, 2:00 p.m. Michael Bertrand- Region, Race and Memory: Inheriting the Civil War Conversation.  The museum will also feature from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


How to do Genealogy Research- Ron Dishman and Genealogy Research Church

Of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Granville will also be having on April 8th Upper Cumberland Wine Festival,

Grand Opening of the 1940’s, Up to 1950 Antique Car Show, Craft Booths,

Music, Great Food and much more.  Granville is currently hosting the Tennessee

State Museum Exhibit “Slaves and Slave Holders of Wessyngton Plantation’

Till June 1st plus 1940’s exhibits in all historic buildings of Granville.  For

More information call 931-653-4151 or granvilletn.com.





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