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41. Edom RATCLIFF was born in 1788 in Chatham County, North Carolina. He died on 26 June 1859 at the age of 71 in Howard County, Indiana.

Edom is said to be in the 1820 census, Union Twp, Highland Co, OH.

1860 Census. Honey Creek Twp, Howard Co IN, Hh 70
Edom Ratcliff, age 73, b. NC
Jane Spencer, age 21, b. Ohio

Living next to several of his younger cousins:
Hh 71
Nathan Ratcliff, 37, b. Ohio, Sawyer
Children born in Ohio: Mary A., 13, Abner N. 11, Sarah E. 9, Silas G. 6,
Gilbern age 5, b. IN
Silas Ratcliff, age 33, b. Ohio, Sawyer
Hh 72
Thos C. Ratcliff, age 47 - all of the family b. Ohio
Rebecca, age 46
Sarah J. 21, John 18, Margaret 13, Emily 10, and Catherin age 7.

Edom was said to be aged 63y 6m 1d at his death. He is buried Russiaville, Howard Co IN. Date in the Ratcliff book, when used with his age indicates his birth as 25 Dec 1795, which seems unlikely. His birth given in 1860 shows a birth year of about 1787.

Edom RATCLIFF and Hannah SMITH were married on 9 December 1814 in Clinton County, Ohio. Hannah SMITH, daughter of William SMITH and Margaret [SMITH], was born on 21 December 1795 in North Carolina. She died on 25 June 1859 at the age of 63 in Howard County, Indiana.