Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Ratcliff family line

Samuel Ratcliff
b 31 Mar 1700, Anderbies Creek, Talbot County, MD
Married Rachael Warner, daughter of William Warner and Magdalene Gary, in 1724. Wife Rachel was the widow of a man named Fairbrother.
Samuel Ratcliff I died before 27 January 1778 at St. Mark's Parish, Craven Co, SC.

Samuel Sr's son, Samuel Ratcliff, Jr.
b 1726 in Talbot County, MD
Married Susannah Evans about 1758 in NC.
Samuel died sometime before 10 June 1782 at St. Mark's Parish, Craven County, SC.

Samuel Jr's son, William Ratcliff Sr.
b 1750's
Died sometime after 1790.

William Ratcliff Sr's son, William Ratcliff
b 1774?
Died, 1827, Kershaw County, SC
Married Sarah ______? (born 1786) - May have been daughter of Josiah Parker.
Sarah died 26 Feb 1864 in Kershaw County, SC.

William Ratcliff's son, Samuel Ratcliff (3)
b about 1805 (this correlates with the data of 1850 census, which shows him as age 45).
Born in Kershaw County, SC. It appears that Samuel lived in Kershaw SC long enough to administer his father's estate in 1827. He then moved to Leake County, Mississippi before moving to Dallas County Arkansas. Died between 1853 & 1860 in Manning, Dallas County, AR.

Samuel's first wife appears to have been Narcisse Marshall, whom he married sometime between 1825 and 1830 in Kershaw, SC.  Note that one of the children from union was Narcissa. I believe the mother was Narcisse with an 'e' on the end, and daughter was Narcissa with an 'a' on the end. Son Lafayette Ratcliff was born of this first marriage.

Samuel's son from marriage to Narcisse Marshall, Lafayette Ratcliff. 
Some records show him as Marcus Lafayette Ratcliff.
Lafayette was born in Arkansas in 1856 or on 15 January 1851 in Dallas County AR.
Died 1897 and buried in Taylor Cemetery.
Some census records show his father was born in Ga (but we see here SC) and some census records show his mother was born in Ga (we see here SC)
LaFayette married Ann Porter [Alternate: Anna Porter]. (Ann was born in Arkansas). LaFayette Ratcliff and Ann Porter were married on 14 February 1875 in Dallas County, Arkansas. Ann Porter Ratcliff died in 1932.

Son of LaFayette Ratcliff and Ann(a) Porter, Louis S. Ratcliff
Alternate spellings seen for Louis S. Ratcliff you may see are Louis Stanley Ratcliff, Louis Sidney Ratcliff. Was born about 1876. Married Amelia Elizabeth Lemons on 16 December 1906.
Resided in Grant County Arkansas.

Other names for Amelia are Amealy E. Lemons (listed this way, probably in error, on some census records, but her gravestone reads Amelia). Also known as "Bessie" and appears on some census records this way, but Bessie was a nickname (this is firsthand information from her son, James M. Ratcliff, 1924-2005)

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