Born: 1814-02-19 Christian County, Kentucky
Fagan moved with his family to Sangamon County, Illinois, in 1820. In 1835, he purchased twenty acres of public land north of Springfield. In 1838, Fagan married Ruth Smith, with whom he had six children. In 1850, he owned $3,000 in real estate. In later life, he and wife lived on a farm north of Springfield that his parents purchased in 1830.
John Carroll Power and S. A. Power, History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois (Springfield, IL: Edwin A. Wilson, 1876), 293-94; Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Sangamon County, 17 December 1838, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales, Sangamon County, 68:197, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Sangamon County, IL, 197.