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67. 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.

Probably Edom in the 1820 census, in Union Twp, Fayette, OH
Edom Ratcliff: 1m under 10, 1m 26-45; 2f under 10, 1f 16-26

1850 Census. Honey Creek, Clinton, IN, Hh 53
Edom Ratliff 62, b. NC
Hannah, 55, b. NC
Andrew, 21, b. O
Matilda, 16, b. O
Sarah, 14, b. O

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 Cemetery, 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.

The dates as read on his grave marker which is extremely worn, are that he died Sept 25, 1865
aged 66y 11m 14d - very different from the above book. The person who posted the Memorial #46575229 has given him a birth date of 11 Oct 1788.

Edom Ratcliff, was a native of North Carolina, and with his wife, Hannah Smith came with their own families and were among the first settlers of Highland County, Ohio. They married in Highland County Ohio in 1814. remained there until 1844, when they came by wagon to what is now Honey Creek Township, and settled near the present site of Russiaville, Indiana, where they died, having reared nine children, viz.: William, Mahala, Margaret, Rachel, Edom, Hannah, Andrew, Matilda, and Sarah. Edom built the first grist mill in Honey Creek Township on Squirrel Creek.

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.

Hannah is buried Russiaville Cemetery, Howard Co, IN

Edom RATCLIFF and Hannah SMITH had the following children:

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William RATCLIFF was born on 3 October 1816 in Highland County, Ohio. He died on 26 January 1863 at the age of 46 in Howard, Elk County, Kansas. He was buried in Russiaville Cemetery, Howard County, Indiana.

Married Mary Ann Pettit.

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Mahala Jane RATCLIFF was born on 27 June 1818 in Highland County, Ohio. She died on 28 May 1856 at the age of 37 in Howard County, Indiana. She was buried in Russiaville Cemetery, Howard County, Indiana.

Married Andrew Jackson Pitzer, 21 Nov 1841, Hillsboro, Highland, Ohio.

Find A Grave Memorial# 46575192
Mahala Jane (Ratcliff) Pitzer
b: 27 Jun 1818 in Highland Co, OH - d. (at childbirth) 28 MAY 1856 Howard Co, IN - Russiaville Cemetery, Howard Co, IN 37y 8 m 29 d - m. 21 NOV 1841 in Hillsboro, Highland Co, OH , Andrew Jackson Pitzer b: 7 MAY 1820 in Berkley Co, VA. Mahala is buried in same plot as her parents and her grandmother, Rachel Cashatt (Ratcliff). The calculated birth date of Mahala from her gravestone is August 29, 1818.
Issue of Andrew J and Mahala (Ratcliff) Pitzer
. I. Edom Riley b: 10 OCT 1842 in Highland Co, OH
. II. John Andrew b: 9 MAR 1844 in Highland Co, OH
. III. George Washington b: 22 JAN 1848 in Clinton Co, IN
. IV. William S. b: 23 NOV 1851 in Clinton Co, IN
. V. Mahala "Haley" Jane b: 26 MAR 1856 in Howard Co, IN

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Margaret RATCLIFF was born on 16 May 1820. She died on 12 April 1877 at the age of 56. She was buried in Russiaville Cemetery, Howard County, Indiana.

Married Samuel Runk, 8 Nov 1840, Highland Co, Ohio.

Find A Grave Memorial# 46575359
Issue of Samuel Runk and Margaret (Ratcliff) Runk
. I. Matilda J. b: c1842 OH m. Joseph Elliott, the result being two children, William and Jennie
. II. Hannah E. b: JUN 1843 OH m. F. M. Duncan, whom she blessed with Alice (deceased), Samuel, Orpha, Maggie (deceased), and Earnest;
. II. William Allen b: c1846 IN enlisted in the Union army during the Civil War, where he died
. IV. Jacob b: DEC 1847 IN d. 11 FEB 1935 in Howard Co, IN
. V. Miles b: JUN 1850 IN m. Sarah "Sallie" A. Orr, by whom he has Norman and Luella - d. 1926
. VI. John Milton b: 17 NOV 1852 Howard Co, IN attended the country, Kokomo and Lebanon, Ohio, Schools ; taught nine years, including normal terms at Kokomo and Russiaville ; began compiling biographical matter for Chicago publishing house in 1878, for which he has since labored, excepting a period as one of the editors of the Kokomo Gazette - m. Mariah Brehm b: MAY 1863 in PA
. VII. Louisa A. b: 5 MAR 1855 IN m. Thomas Carter, the result being two children, viz.: Elmer and Lillie
. VIII. Margaret Allen b: 1858 IN m. George T. Lindley, whom she blessed with Freddie
. IX. Abraham "Link" Lincoln b: AUG 1860 IN - m1 19 SEP 1885 in Howard Co, IN Leah Heaton b: SEP 1867 in IN - m2., Mrs. Caroline Lake - d. 10 JAN 1922 in Howard Co, IN - Name on headstone is Link Runk

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Rachel RATCLIFF was born on 16 April 1821 in Ohio. She died in January 1861 at the age of 39 in Adams County, Iowa.

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Edom RATCLIFF was born circa 1824.

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Andrew RATCLIFF was born in 1829 in Ohio.

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Hannah RATCLIFF was born on 16 January 1829 in Highland County, Ohio. She died on 19 March 1904 at the age of 75 in Kingman, Kingman County, Kansas.

Married John Frazier. Buried Walnut Hill Cemetery, Kingman, Kansas.

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Matilda J. RATCLIFF was born on 16 May 1834 in Highland County, Ohio. She died on 3 October 1901 at the age of 67 in Howard County, Indiana. She was buried in Russiaville Cemetery, Howard County, Indiana.

Married Edwin James Chambers, 26 Jun 1856, Clinton Co (later Howard), IN

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Sarah RATCLIFF was born in 1836 in Ohio.