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74. Hannah ADAMSON was born on 15 September 1810. She died on 26 December 1878 at the age of 68 in Tipton County, Indiana. She was buried in Prairieville Cemetery, Groomsville, Tipton County, Indiana.

Age given as 35 in the 1850 Census (birth year of 1815), born in Tennessee.
Her husband's name given as Josias in 1850 Census. He was a farmer.
1850 Census. Chester Twp, Wabash Co, Indiana, Hh 54
Josias Pugh, age 40, farmer, b. Ohio
Hannah, 35, b. Tenn.
all born in Indiana:
Irvin M., 17. Moses, 15. Sarah, 13. Rachel, 12. Joana, 8. John C., 7. Samuel H. 4, Alexander M., 2. Hannah J., age 1.

1860, Chester Twp, Wabash Co IN. Hh 743
Josiah Pugh, age 50. Hannah, age 45. Samuel 14, Hannah 10, Josiah age 7.

The Pike Family History book states that Hannah's married name was Ratliff. The Ratcliff research say that Jesse Ratcliff, son of Edom, married Hannah Adamson.

Jesse Ratcliff, brother to Joel who married Hannah's sister Rachel, is said to have married a Hannah Adamson, 15 Jun 1830, Highland Co Ohio. Some databases online have placed this Hannah in Ohio as the daughter of Jonathan. Seems highly unlikely that a lady named Hannah Adamson would be married in two different states on such similar days, two months apart, but that seems to be the case they are attempting to make.

Hannah's father Jonathan was living in Wayne Co IN as early as 1820 so it seems improbable she would be getting married in Ohio.

The Indiana marriage database does have a marriage of Hannah Adamson to Josiah Pugh on 15 Aug 1830, in Wayne County. They received license on April 12. Ohio Marriages on FamilySearch had the marriage of Jesse Ratcliff on 15 Jun 1830, Highland, Ohio, but to Hannah Anderson. Census records in the coming years reveal that both Jesse Ratcliff and Josiah Pugh had wives named Hannah and families with those wives.

The Pughs lived in Wabash Co, IN in 1850 and 1860. According to the 1850 census, Hannah was born about 1815 in Tennessee. Their children have rather atypical names for the Adamson family - Irvin, Moses, Sarah, Rachel, Joana, John C., Samul H., Alexander M., Hannah and Josiah.

The Ratcliffs lived in Clinton & Howard Co. IN in those same years. In 1850, Hannah was age 40, b. TN, which agrees with the records of the birth of Jonathan's daughter Hannah. Jesse & Hannah named their children Rachel (Jesse's mother's name), Jonathan A. (for Hannah's father - was he Jonathan Adamson Ratcliff?), Sarah Jane, Edom A. (Jesse's father's name), Thomas A. and Albert.

There is another clue, however, because the will of Hannah's father, Jonathan Adamson, dated 3 March 1831, names his daughter Hannah Ratliff. That fact, coupled with the names of Jesse & Hannah's children, would seem to guarantee that Hannah, daughter of Jonathan, did marry Jesse Ratcliff in Ohio. That leaves us with - who were the parents of Hannah Adamson who married Josias Pugh?

Hannah ADAMSON and Jesse RATCLIFF were married on 14 June 1830 in Highland County, Ohio. Jesse RATCLIFF, son of EDOM RATCLIFF and RACHEL CASHATT, was born on 4 December 1807 in Union Township, Highland County, Ohio. He died on 29 August 1875 at the age of 67 in Tipton County, Indiana.

Jesse Ratcliff is said to have married a Hannah Adamson, 15 Jan 1830, Highland Co Ohio. Some databases online have placed the Hannah in Ohio as the daughter of Jonathan Adamson. Seems highly unlikely that two ladies named Hannah Adamson would be married in two different states on such similar days, although the marriage dates are seven months apart. Hannah's father Jonathan was living in Wayne Co IN as early as 1820 so it seems highly unlikely she would be getting married in Ohio.

The Indiana marriage database does have the marriage of Hannah Adamson to Josiah Pugh on 15 Aug 1830, Wayne County. She would certainly be the daughter of Jonathan Adamson. This would seem to make plain, the Hannah that married Jesse Ratcliff was NOT the daughter of Jonathan Adamson.


1850 Census. Honey Creek Twp, Clinton Co, IN, Hh 152
Jesse Ratliff, age 40, b. Ohio
Hannah, age 40, b. TN
Rachel, 18, b. Indiana. Johnathan, 17, b. Ohio.
rest of the children born in IN: Sarah 13, Elam 11, Thomas 8, and Albert 4.

1860 Census. Honey Crk Twp, Howard Co IN, Hh 95
Jesse Ratcliff, age 52, b. Ohio. Hannah, 49, b. TN
Sarah J. 23, Edom 21, Thomas 18, and Albert 13.

Jessie and Hannah are buried Prairieville Cemetery, Tipton Co IN.

Hannah ADAMSON and Jesse RATCLIFF had the following children:

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Rachel RATCLIFF was born on 28 August 1831 in Indiana. She died on 3 July 1906 at the age of 74 in Howard County, Indiana.

Rachel married James A. Scott, 23 Oct 1853, Clinton Co, IN. He was born 3 Feb 1833, died 30 Sep 1912, son of Thomas M. Scott and Lety Anderson. Rachel and James are buried Albright Cemetery, Kokomo, Howard Co, IN.

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Jonathan A. RATCLIFF was born on 18 August 1833 in Ohio. He died on 25 December 1870 at the age of 37.

Jonathan married Sarah A. Lance who was born 23 Apr 1837 and died in 1892. They had no children.

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John RATCLIFF was born (date unknown).

The children John and Hannah as given in the Ratcliff book do not appear in the 1850 and 1860 censuses with the family. I suspect John as being confused with Jonathan as there is not really a place for two children among those named.

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Hannah RATCLIFF was born (date unknown).

Hannah's married name was Baden.

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Sarah Jane RATCLIFF was born on 5 July 1836 in Indiana. She died on 27 July 1892 at the age of 56.

Sarah died single.

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Edom A. RATCLIFF.

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Thomas A. RATCLIFF38 was born on 23 May 1842 in Russiaville, Clinton County, Indiana. He died on 19 September 1919 at the age of 77 in Salem, Marion County, Oregon.

Thomas married, 19 Jan 1866, in Tipton Co IN to Elizabeth J. Irby.

He is buried City View Cemetery in Salem, Oregon.

In 1860 he was in the Census in Honey Creek Twp, Howard Co IN.
1880 he was in Cherokee County, Kansas.

Thomas was a Civil War Soldier, serving in the Indiana Infantry, Regt 101.

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Albert RATCLIFF was born on 15 September 1847 in Indiana. He died in 1917 at the age of 70 in Indiana.

Albert married Lusetta Burns.

He is buried at Prairieville, IN