I have only found him in one place, 1880 US Federal Census, with my grandfather Charles A Ragland-1153.
He indicated that he was divorced, and that my grandfather was 5 at the time, so he was 55 when my grandfather was conceived. 60 at the time of the Census. My gr grandmother was also from Kentucky, but my grandfather Charles was from Kansas.
There was a rumor about an orphan train, but no one knows if that is true or not.