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75. Jesse RATCLIFF 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.

1870 Census. Taylor Twp, Howard, IN, Hh 257
Jessie Ratliff, 62, Farmer, b. Ohio
Hannah, 59, b. TN

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

Jesse RATCLIFF and Hannah ADAMSON were married on 14 June 1830 in Highland County, Ohio. Hannah ADAMSON, daughter of JONATHAN ADAMSON and RUTH WILLIAMS, 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.
This is a different Hannah.... but very close to same age.
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?

Jesse RATCLIFF and Hannah ADAMSON 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.

1880 Census. Prairie Twp TiptonCo, IN, Hh 125
James A. Scott, 47
Rachel, 49
Jessee, 24
Edem R., 22
Sarah 18 (b. 1862)
David, 16
Sarah Ratcliff, age 33, single, assisstant in house (probably Rachel's sister)

1900 Census. Honey Creek Twp, Howard, IN
James A. Scott, b. Feb 1833, age 67, married 46 years, Landlord
Rachel, wife, b. Aug 1831,5 children - 3 are living
Edom R., son, b.Sep 1857, age 42, single, farmer
Sarah L., dau, b. Jul 1862, 41, Single (age is wrong... she was about 38)
David, son, b. Aug 1864, age 35, Divorced
Cara D., g-dau, b. Dec 1891, age 8

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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. McGraw who was born 23 Apr 1837 and died in 1892. They had no children. (FamilySearch lists children for this couple - I have been unable to find any trace of them in a census - not under his name, her name, nor any of the proposed children.

According to his pension file: Daniel Lance was the son of Henry Lance and Barbara Octama(?).
He married 3 times: 1st to Margaret Peyton in 1855 (She died in 1869). They had 3 children - Sarah Ann Lance (b. 1852?), Mack Lance (b. 1858) and Sigel Lance (b. 1863). Daniel married 2nd to Nancy Remmer in 1873. They divorced 18 Nov 1879 in Howard County, Indiana. Daniel then married 3rd to Sarah Ann McGraw/Ratcliff/Lloyd on 9 Mar 1882 in Howard County, Indiana. She was born ca. 1838. Sarah Ann was previously married to Jonathan Ratcliff (d. Dec 1870) in 1855 and Thomas Lloyd (d. Spring, 1877) in the 1872.
Daniel died 2 Dec 1905 in Sharpsville,Liberty Township, Tipton County, Indiana.

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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).

The children John and Hannah as given in the Ratcliff book do not appear in the 1850 and 1860 censuses with the family

Hannah's married name was Baden. This may be a confusion with a much younger Hannah Ratcliff who married Samuel Baden, 31 Sep 1879, Howard Co IN.

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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. She is buried Prairieville Cemetery, Groomsville, Tipton Co, IN

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Edom A. RATCLIFF1 was born on 28 January 1839 in Indiana. He died on 24 February 1911 at the age of 72.

Edom married Catherine Smith. They are buried Prairieville, Tipton Co IN.

Edom was a Corporal in Company C, 10th Indiana Infantry, Civil War
Edom A. Ratcliff - Certificate for pension as Army Invalid, 19 Jun 1899 - to begin 1 Jun 1998. He died 24 Feb 1911 and final payment was approved to his widow Catherine.
US Veterans Payment Cards, 1907-1933; FamilySearch.org

1900 Census. Forest Twp, Clinton Co, IN, Hh 219
Edom Ratcliff, b. Jun 1839, age 61, married 34 years
Catherine, wife, b. Nov 1847, age 53, 6 children - all living
Hannah E., dau, b. Aug 1876, 23
Jacob, son, b. Nov 1879, 20
Thomas, son, b. May 1885, 15

The Russiaville Observer, Russiaville, IN, Friday, Feb 24, 1911, p.1
Edom A. Ratcliff, living south east of town, died at his home at 12 o'clock Thursday night. The funeral will be held Saturday at 10:30 o'clock at Prairieville.

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Thomas A. RATCLIFF1 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, 16 Feb 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 Lucetta Burns, 13 Sep 1866, Howard Co, IN

He is buried at Prairieville, IN