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James Thomas RATLIFF

Male 1850 - 1929  (79 years)


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  • Name James Thomas RATLIFF 
    Born 14 Apr 1850  Blount County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 2 Dec 1850  Blount County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Address:
    Subdivision 17 
    • Joshua Ratliff, age 29, Farmer, value of real estate - $150, born in Alabama
      Lucretia Ratliff, age 38, born in South Carolina (although this was somewhat hard to read)
      Wm. Ratliff, age 8, born in Alabama
      Phereby Ratliff, age 6, born in Alabama
      John Ratliff, age 4, born in Alabama
      Lugana Ratliff, age 3, born in Alabama
      Jas. Ratliff, age 2 months, born in Alabama
      December 2, 1850 enumeration date
    Census 1855  Blount County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Joshua Ratliff head of household:
      3 males under age 21: [William, John, James]
      1 male over age 21: [Joshua]
      3 females under age 21: [Phereby, Lugana, Nancy]
      1 female over age 21: [Lucretia]
    Census 7 Jul 1860  Eastern Subdivision, Blount County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • James Brown, age 43, Farmer, value of real estate - $1000, value of personal property - $1,300, born in Tennessee
      Jane Brown, age 44, born in South Carolina
      Washington A. Brown, age 21, Farmer, value of personal property - $200, born in Alabama
      Elizabeth F. Brown, age 17, born in Alabama
      James T. Ratliff, age 10, born in Alabama
      Nancy Ratliff, age 6, born in Alabama
      Elizabeth Harris, age 82, born in South Carolina
    Census 1866  Blount County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • James Brown head of household:
      Males age 10 to 20: 1 [James Ratliff?]
      Males age 40 to 50: 1 [James Brown]
      Females 10 to 20: 1 [Nancy J. Ratliff?]
      Females 30 to 40: 1 [?]
      Females 50 to 60: 1 [Jane Brown]
    Census 8 Aug 1870  Blountsville, Blount County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • James Brown, age 53, Farmer, value of real estate - $500, value of personal property - $300, born in Tennessee
      Jane Brown, age 52, Keeping house, born in South Carolina, cannot read or write
      James Ratliff, age 20, born in Alabama
      M.J. Ratliff, age 17, born in Alabama
    Census 7 Jun 1880  Ellis County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • RATLIFF, J.T., age 28, a farmer, male, white, married, born in Alabama
      RATLIFF, Nancy E., age 18, wife, born in Texas, mother born in Alabama
      RATLIFF, Kate, age 1, daughter born in Texas, father born in Alabama and mother born in Texas
    Census 19 Jun 1900  Silo, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • RATLIFF, James, age 48, born April 1852, married ten years, born in Alabama, father born in Alabama, mother born in Virginia.
    Census 5 May 1910  Taliferro Township, Marshall County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • RATLIFF, James T., white, age 60, farmer, married 20 years, born in Alabama, father born in Alabama, mother born in Alabama.
    Census 13 Jan 1920  Madill, Marshall County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • James T. Ratliff, head, age 69, born in Alabama, father and mother both born in Alabama; occupation - proprietor of a restuarant
      Mary Ratliff, wife, age 49, born in Mississippi, father born in Georgia, mother born in Georgia; occupation - waitress
      Lucille Ratliff, daughter, age 19, born in Oklahoma, father born in Alabama, mother born in Mississippi
      Otis Ratliff, son, age 13, born in Oklahoma, father born in Alabama, mother born in Mississippi
      Charles Weathersby, father-in-law, age 84, born in Georgia, father born in Georgia, mother born in Virginia
      Minerva Weathersby, mother-in-law, age 84, born in Georgia, father born in Georgia, mother born in Georgia
    Occupation 13 Jan 1920  Madill, Marshall County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    restaurant owner 
    Died 10 Dec 1929  Madill, Marshall County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Cause: of Senility and Heart Disease 
    Obituary - James Thomas Ratliff
    Obituary - James Thomas Ratliff
    Buried 11 Dec 1929  Madill, Marshall County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 11
    Address:
    Woodberry-Forest Cemetery 
    Person ID I92  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 26 Aug 2015 

    Father Joshua RATLIFF,   b. 1820, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Lucretia HARRIS,   b. 1812, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 15 May 1856  (Age < 44 years) 
    Married 3 Jan 1841  Blount County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    • A transcription of the marriage record gives Lucretia's name as "Lucretia Hamp". No one has been able to find any evidence of a "Hamp" marriage, and the evidence seems convincing to me that Lucretia's maiden name was Harris. At this time, I have chosen not to record a prior marriage for Lucretia - it appears she was living with her sister Jane Brown and mother Elizabeth Harris in the 1840 census.
    Family ID F41  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Nancy E. TAYLOR,   b. 1852, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1887  (Age 35 years) 
    Married 1 Mar 1877  Ellis County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Children 
     1. Kate RATLIFF,   b. 1879, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +2. Charles Samuel RATLIFF,   b. 30 Apr 1883, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1942, Pensacola, Escambia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     3. Lilly B. RATLIFF,   b. 28 Jan 1884, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 1955  (Age 71 years)
    Last Modified 23 Feb 2016 
    Family ID F40  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Mary Ida WEATHERSBEE,   b. 7 Nov 1869, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 1946, Madill, Marshall County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 27 Oct 1889  Ellis County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Children 
     1. James Roy RATLIFF,   b. 30 Sep 1892, Cornish, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1937  (Age 44 years)
    +2. Gladys RATLIFF,   b. 18 Jun 1895, Indian Territory Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1952, Brown County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
    +3. Ray RATLIFF,   b. 30 May 1896, Cumberland, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1978  (Age 82 years)
    +4. Lucile RATLIFF,   b. 22 Jul 1900, Silo, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1991, Madill, Marshall County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
    +5. Otis Elbert RATLIFF,   b. 7 Aug 1906, Cumberland, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1965, Madill, Marshall County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
    Last Modified 23 Feb 2016 
    Family ID F35  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Apr 1850 - Blount County, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Address:
    Subdivision 17 - 2 Dec 1850 - Blount County, Alabama
    Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1855 - Blount County, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 7 Jul 1860 - Eastern Subdivision, Blount County, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1866 - Blount County, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 8 Aug 1870 - Blountsville, Blount County, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 Mar 1877 - Ellis County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 7 Jun 1880 - Ellis County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 27 Oct 1889 - Ellis County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 19 Jun 1900 - Silo, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 5 May 1910 - Taliferro Township, Marshall County, Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 13 Jan 1920 - Madill, Marshall County, Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - restaurant owner - 13 Jan 1920 - Madill, Marshall County, Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: of Senility and Heart Disease - 10 Dec 1929 - Madill, Marshall County, Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    Woodberry-Forest Cemetery - 11 Dec 1929 - Madill, Marshall County, Oklahoma
    Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    the Ratliff Clan
    the Ratliff Clan

    Documents
    Marriage Record - James T. Ratliff & Mollie Weathersbee
    Marriage Record - James T. Ratliff & Mollie Weathersbee

    Death Certificates
    Death Certificate - James T. Ratliff
    Death Certificate - James T. Ratliff

  • Sources 
    1. [S632] Alabama, Blount - 1850 - Joshua Ratliff family.

    2. [S359] Alabama - 1855 Census.

    3. [S355] Alabama, Blount - 1860 - James Brown family (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S2861] Alabama - State Census - Ancestry.com, 26 August 2015; Census entry for James Brown.
      {James Brown head of household:
      Males age 10 to 20: 1 [James Ratliff?]
      Males age 40 to 50: 1 [James Brown]
      Females 10 to 20: 1 [Nancy J. Ratliff?]
      Females 30 to 40: 1 [?]
      Females 50 to 60: 1 [Jane Brown]}

    5. [S356] Alabama, Blount - 1870 - James Brown family, James Brown household, page 316, dwelling 490, family 492 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S1901] Texas, Ellis - 1880 - James Ratliff.
      {RATLIFF, J.T., age 28, a farmer, male, white, married, born in Alabama
      RATLIFF, Nancy E., age 18, wife, born in Texas, mother born in Alabama
      RATLIFF, Kate, age 1, daughter born in Texas, father born in Alabama and mother born in Texas}

    7. [S1595] Indian Territory, Chickasaw Nation - 1900 - James Ratliff.

    8. [S1771] Oklahoma, Marshall - 1910 - James T. Ratliff.

    9. [S1768] Oklahoma, Marshall - 1920 - James T. Ratliff.
      {James T. Ratliff, head, age 69, born in Alabama, father and mother both born in Alabama; occupation - proprietor of a restaurant
      Mary Ratliff, wife, age 49, born in Mississippi, father born in Georgia, mother born in Georgia; occupation - waitress
      Lucille Ratliff, daughter, age 19, born in Oklahoma, father born in Alabama, mother born in Mississippi
      Otis Ratliff, son, age 13, born in Oklahoma, father born in Alabama, mother born in Mississippi
      Charles Weathersby, father-in-law, age 84, born in Georgia, father born in Georgia, mother born in Virginia
      Minerva Weathersby, mother-in-law, age 84, born in Georgia, father born in Georgia, mother born in Georgia}

    10. [S831] Oklahoma Standard Certificate of Death - James T. Ratliff.

    11. [S301] Oklahoma, Marshall, Madill - online cemetery listings, Entries for Woodberry Forest Cemetery (Reliability: 2).

    12. [S352] Alabama Marriages, 1809-1920, Entry for Joshua Ratliff and Lucretia Hamp (Reliability: 2).
      They were married by a Justice of the Peace.

    13. [S324] Texas, Ellis County - Marriage Records, Marriage Book C, Page 14 (Reliability: 3).

    14. [S357] Texas, Ellis - Marriages 1887-1900, page 28 (Reliability: 2).
      R. T. Ratliff & Mollie Weatheresbee, October 27, 1889.


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