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72. Joel RATCLIFF24 was born on 13 February 1800 in Chatham County, North Carolina.24 He died after 1870 at the age of 70 in Iowa.

27 Jul 1826, Joel was condemned for marrying out of unity.
He later rejoined the the Quaker Society, the Springfield MM and the Back Creek MM.

They were in Perry Twp, Wayne Co IN in 1840.

Madison Co IN, 1840
There is a Joel Ratliff, age 30-40. 1 female under 5, and 1female, age 30-40. Enumerated next to Edom Garner. There is an Amos Ratliff, age 70-80, with a female the same age, a few lines away.

Living in Madison Co IN at time of the 1850 Census. There are likely children other than the three living with them in 1850.

1860 Census. Honey Crk Twp, Howard Co IN Hh 96
Living next to his brother Jesse.
Joel Ratcliff, age 60, b. NC.
Rachel, age 18, and John, 16, born in IN.

Is this Joel?
1870 Census. Warsaw P.O., Clinton Twp, Wayne, Iowa, Hh 5
Joel Ratcliff, age 70, chairmaker, b. NC
Rachel, 29, b. IN
Lincoln, age 8, at school, b. IN

Joel RATCLIFF and Rachel ADAMSON were married on 27 December 1825 in Wayne County, Indiana.25 Rachel ADAMSON25, daughter of JONATHAN ADAMSON and RUTH WILLIAMS, was born in 1801 in Tennessee.24,26 She died between 1850 and 1860 at the age of 49.26

There are two marriages for a Rachel Adamson in the Wayne Co records. One to Joel Ratcliff on 27 Dec 1825 and one to Ezekiel Lamb on 13 Dec 1829. Apparently this Rachel married Joel Ratcliff. WorldConnect GEDCOM by Linsey H. Naranjo <flippyfeets@hotmail.com> has Joel Ratliff, but date is 26 Dec 1826.

Joel RATCLIFF and Rachel ADAMSON had the following children:

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i.

Hannah RATCLIFF was born in 1837 in Indiana.24

1880 Census. Neosho, Labette Co, Kansas.
Jno W. McReynolds, 40
Hannah, 42, b. IN, father b. NC, mother b. TN
Jno Wesley, 18. Rachel M., 10, Charles G., age 7

1885 Census, Cherokee Co, Kansas
John W. McReynolds, 23
Hettie, 20
Hannah McReynolds, 47
Charles 12
Nora Bell, age 2
Sarah H, 2 months old

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ii.

Rachel RATCLIFF was born in 1841 in Indiana.24

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iii.

John C. RATCLIFF1 was born in 1843 in Madison County, Indiana.24 He died on 16 November 1891 at the age of 48 in Wallowa County, Oregon.

John enlisted in the Civil War at age 18, 9 Aug 1862, in Company D, 89th Regt, of the Indiana Infantry Volunteers.

He married Lusippa Smith, 8 Aug 1866, Kokomo, Howard Co IN. They were received into membership at the Reserve MM on 17 Sep 1876, from the Union MM.

29 Dec 1884. Lusippa Ratcliff was disowned from the Quaker Society.