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John RATLIFF

Male 1801 - 1864  (63 years)


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  • Name John RATLIFF 
    Born 1801  Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1830  Blount County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • John Ratliff head of household:
      3 males under age 5: [Thomas, Jeremiah, ?]
      2 males age 5-10: [Joshua, James]
      1 male age 20-30: [John]
      2 females under age 5: [Mary, Barbary]
      1 female age 5-10: [Sarah]
      1 female age 20-30: [Pherobia]
    Land Sale 27 Jan 1849  Blount County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Joshua Ratliff 
    • The land was described as 60 acres in Blount County, described as the Southwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of Section 33, Township Eleven, Range 1 West, including an additional 20 acres of land in Section 33. The description of this additional 20 acres was not clear to me, so I did not include it.

      Pherobia (Feberby) Ratliff joined in the conveyance.
    Census 2 Dec 1850  Blount County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Address:
    17th Subdivision 

    • John Ratliff, age 49, Farmer, born in Georgia, value of real estate - $1000; cannot read and write
      Phereby Ratliff, age 49, born in Georgia, cannot read and write
      Wm. Ratliff, age 19, born in Alabama, Farmer
      Nelly Ratliff, age 14, born in Alabama
      John Ratliff, age 11, born in Alabama
      Elijah Ratliff, age 9, born in Alabama
      Louiza Ratliff, age 7, born in Alabama
      Lavina Young, age 2, born in Alabama
    Died 1 Mar 1864  Blount County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Probate 1 Sep 1865  Blount County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • The following information was revealed by a petition filed by Calvin A. Burns:

      1. John Ratliff Sr. died on or about March 1, 1864
      2. John Ratliff Sr. died intestate
      3. The estate of John Ratliff Sr. was valued at about $2,000 and consisted of 240 acres of land (the homestead - the Southwest Quarter of Section 27, the North half of the Northwest Quarter of Section 34, and the Southwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section 34, Township Eleven of Range One West) and household furniture
      4. The heirs of John Ratliff Sr. were as follows -
      a. Joshua Ratliff, aged about 44
      b. the heirs of Sarah Whaley, deceased, (wife of Elija Whaley) John, James, William, Leander, David, Jeremiah, Luzyann - all minors (John is not mentioned originally, but is listed is later proceedings)
      c. James Ratliff, aged 41
      d. Thomas Ratliff, aged about 39
      e. Mary Williams, wife of Thos. P. Williams, aged about 37
      f. Jeremiah Ratliff, aged about 35 years
      g. Barbary Graves, wife of Doctor B. Graves, aged about 34 years
      h. Cary Ann Sandlin, wife of Obediah Sandlin, aged about 32 years
      i. W.B. Ratliff, aged about 30 years
      j. Nelly Coppock, widow of John Coppock, aged about 29 years
      k. John A. Ratliff, aged about 27 years
      l. Elija Ratliff, aged about 25 years and
      m. Louisa P. Loyd, widow of John Loyd, aged about 23 years.

      Calvin A. Burns became an interested party in the Estate of John Ratliff by purchase of three shares of the estate. The papers do not mention which three heirs sold their interest to Mr. Burns. Mr. Burns was appointed administrator of the Estate.
    Person ID I110  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 13 Jun 2015 

    Father Jeremiah RATLIFF,   b. Between 1760 and 1770,   d. Bef 25 Oct 1844, Blount County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years) 
    Mother Nancy,   b. Between 1760 and 1770,   d. Bef 25 Oct 1844  (Age ~ 84 years) 
    Family ID F55  Group Sheet

    Family Pherobia HOPPER,   b. Est 1801, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1 Mar 1864  (Age ~ 63 years) 
    Married 3 Aug 1820  Jefferson County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • License was issued on July 21, 1820.
    Children 
    +1. Joshua RATLIFF,   b. 1820, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +2. Sarah RATLIFF,   b. Abt 1823,   d. Bef 1 Sep 1865  (Age ~ 42 years)
    +3. James William RATLIFF,   b. 1823, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +4. Thomas RATLIFF,   b. 21 Jan 1826, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1874  (Age 48 years)
    +5. Mary RATLIFF,   b. 1827,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +6. Jeremiah David RATLIFF,   b. 16 Feb 1829,   d. 31 Oct 1883  (Age 54 years)
    +7. Barbary RATLIFF,   b. 1830,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +8. Cary Ann RATLIFF,   b. 1832,   d. 1870, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)
    +9. William Beasley RATLIFF,   b. 1833,   d. Bef 10 Jun 1880  (Age < 47 years)
    +10. Eleanor RATLIFF,   b. 1836,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. John A. RATLIFF,   b. 1837,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +12. Elijah RATLIFF,   b. 25 Jul 1840,   d. 7 Dec 1902, Cullman County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
    +13. Louisa P. RATLIFF,   b. 1843,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 23 Feb 2016 
    Family ID F42  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1801 - Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 3 Aug 1820 - Jefferson County, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1830 - Blount County, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Sale - Joshua Ratliff - 27 Jan 1849 - Blount County, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Address:
    17th Subdivision - 2 Dec 1850 - Blount County, Alabama
    Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 Mar 1864 - Blount County, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - 1 Sep 1865 - Blount County, Alabama Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Marriage Record - John Ratliff & Fereby Hopper
    Marriage Record - John Ratliff & Fereby Hopper
    Orphans' Court Minutes - George Hopper Probate - page 212
    Orphans' Court Minutes - George Hopper Probate - page 212
    Orphans' Court Minutes - George Hopper Probate - page 258
    Orphans' Court Minutes - George Hopper Probate - page 258

  • Notes 
    • I've not been able to find John in the 1860 census, although it is clear that he was still alive at that time. Additionally, I have not been able to find John in the 1840 census. There is a J. Ratliff listed in the 1840 Blount County census: 1 male under 5, 1 male age 5-10, 1 male age 20-30, 1 female under 5, 1 female age 5-10, 1 female age 10-15, 1 female age 30-40. This does not seem to fit what should be John's family at that time.

  • Sources 
    1. [S3825] Alabama, Blount - 1830 - roll 1, page 13; line 5; John Ratliff household.

      Details:
      John Ratliff head of household:
      3 males under age 5: [Thomas, Jeremiah, ?]
      2 males age 5-10: [Joshua, James]
      1 male age 20-30: [John]
      2 females under age 5: [Mary, Barbary]
      1 female age 5-10: [Sarah]
      1 female age 20-30: [Pherobia]

    2. [S367] Alabama, Blount County - Deed Book G, pages 250-251 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S631] Alabama, Blount - 1850 - John Ratliff family.

    4. [S366] Alabama, Blount - Probate Court Minutes - 1859-1867, page 401. (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S366] Alabama, Blount - Probate Court Minutes - 1859-1867, pages 401-402. (Reliability: 3).
      Xerox Copy in file.

    6. [S2] Alabama Marriage Collection, 1800-1969, Entry for John Ratliff & Fereby Hopper (Reliability: 2).


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