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34. Abner RATCLIFF1 was born on 14 April 1768 in Dobbs County, North Carolina. He died on 30 January 1855 at the age of 86 in Howard County, Indiana.

Married Rocky River Monthly Meeting, Randolph Co.

They had other children.

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Land Patents, 1837, Delaware Co IN. West 1/2 and the SE 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of Section 13, Twp 20-N, Range 8-E, 2nd PM. This section bordered Madison Co. Aaron Adamson held land in Section 12, just north.

Abner and Sarah are buried New London Friends Cemetery, Howard County, IN


Abner RATCLIFF and Sarah CASHATT were married on 16 March 1796 in Randolph County, North Carolina. Sarah CASHATT, daughter of JOHN CASHATT and Margaret [CASHATT], was born on 1 February 1778 in Chatham County, North Carolina. She died on 30 September 1854 at the age of 76 in Howard County, Indiana.

Sarah and three of her siblings married into the Ratcliff family. They were children of John and Margaret Cashatt.

Abner RATCLIFF and Sarah CASHATT had the following children:

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Ann RATCLIFF was born on 29 December 1796. She died in 1888 at the age of 92 in Harrison County, Indiana.

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John RATCLIFF.

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Margaret RATCLIFF was born on 5 December 1801 in North Carolina. She died on 23 August 1891 at the age of 89 in Highland County, Ohio.

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Dorcas RATCLIFF.

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Abner RATCLIFF was born on 8 November 1806 in North Carolina. He died on 6 November 1881 at the age of 74 in Carroll County, Indiana.

On FindAGrave. Married Elizabeth Terrell, b. 16 Oct 1809, d. 18 Feb 1892, Carroll Co IN
They are buried Beech Grove Cemetery, Sharon, Carroll Co, IN.

Abner and Elizabeth Terrell were married 31 Nov 1831, Clinton Co. Ohio
Children:
Nancy Ratcliff Welty
Sarah Ratcliff Dunkin, b. 1835
Mary Ellen Ratcliff DeBolt, b. 1841

1860 Census. Carrollton, Carroll Co, IN, Hh 366
Abner Ratcliff, 54, lumbering, b. NC
Elisabeth, 56, b. VA

1870 Census. Carrollton, Carroll, Co IN, Hh 47
Abner Ratcliff, 63, Farmer, b. NC
Elizabeth 61, b. VA
Addie Debolt, age 9, at school, b. NC

1880 Census. Village of Sharon, Carrollton, Carroll, IN Hh 8
Abner Ratcliff, 73, unable to work, ruptured, b. NC, parents b. NC
Elizabeth, 70, wife, b. VA, parents b. VA
Addie Debolt, 19, granddau

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Isaac RATCLIFF was born on 20 November 1808 in Clinton County, Ohio. He died on 4 September 1901 at the age of 92 in Henry County, Indiana.

FindAGrave lists Isaac's wife as Mary Presnall, b. 23 Jul 1812, d. 6 Oct 1888, Henry Co. There is a picture of the couple as well as their gravestone. They are buried Clear Spring Friends Cemetery, Henry Co, IN

Indiana Deaths, 1882-1920. Ancestry. Isaac Ratcliff born circa 1809, died 4 Sep 1901, Harrison Twp, Howard Co, IN

1870 Census. Harrison Twp, Henry Co, IN, Hh 190
John P. Ratcliff, 26, Farming, b. IN
Isaac, 60, Farmer, b. Ohio
Mary, 56, b. NC Her age could easily be misread as 26, but based on other numbers on the page, it was 56.

1880 Census. Harrison Twp, Henry Co, IN, Hh 25
Isaac Ratcliff, 71, b. Ohio, parents b. NC
Mary, 67, Wife, b. NC as were her parents
John P., 36, son, b. Ohio
Ellen, 25, Wife, b. IN
Jesse 7, son
Orth., 2 son
Emory, age 1, son.

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Sarah RATCLIFF was born on 26 February 1811 in Highland County, Ohio.

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Thomas Cashatt RATCLIFF was born on 29 May 1814 in Clinton County, Ohio. He died after 1900 at the age of 86.

1860 Census. Honey Creek Twp, Howard Co, IN, Hh 72
Thos. C. Ratcliff, 47, farmer, b. Ohio
Rebecca 46, b. Ohio
Sara J. 21, School Teacher, b. Ohio
John, 18. Margaret 13. Emily, 10. Catherine, 7. All b. Ohio

1870 Census. Honey Creek Twp, Howard Co IN, Hh 67
Thomas C. Ratcliff, 56, Farmer, b. Ohio
Rebecca, 55, b. Ohio
John T. 20, farm labor, b. Ohio
Catherine 16, b. IN

1880 Census. Honey Creek, Howard Co IN, Hh 155
Thos. C. Ratcliff, 67, Farmer, b. Ohio, parents b. NC
Rebecca, 66, wife, b. Ohio, parents b. VA
Ed T. Bowers, 26, Boarder, Carpenter, b. IN, parents b. Ohio
Oscar Bowers, 2, grandson, b. IN, parents b. IN
Ella Rollins, 9, Granddaughter, b. IN, father b. IN, mother b. Ohio
David Cashatt, 55, Boarder, divorced, Farm labor, b. Ohio, parents b. NC
Susie McKinny, 21, Servant, b. IN

1900 Census. Honey Creek, Howard Co IN, Hh 179
Thomas C. Ratcliff, b. May 1813, age 87, married for 5 years, b. Ohio, Landlord
Lucinda, wife, b. May 1837, age 63, b. IN
Oscar M. Bowers, b. Aug 1877, age 22, married 7 months, b. IN, Farmer
Amelia, wife, b. Jul 1882, age 17, b. IN

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Jesse RATCLIFF was born on 9 October 1816 in Clinton County, Ohio. He died on 4 August 1895 at the age of 78 in Howard County, Indiana.

1860 Census. Harrison Twp, Howard Co, IN, Hh 416
Jesse Ratcliff, 43, b. Ohio
Elizabeth, 43, b. Ohio
Susan 18. Amos 15. Abner 14. John M. 12. Cyrus, 9 - all b. Ohio.

1880 Census. Harrison Twp, Howard Co IN, Hh 139
Jesse Ratcliff, 63, b. Ohio, parents b. NC
Elizabeth, 63, wife, b. Ohio, parents b. VA
Cyrus, 27, son, farm labor, b. Ohio
Susan W. Griffith, 37, daughter, weaving, b. Ohio
Jimmie B. Griffith, 13, granddaughter, b. IN
Jesse Griffith, 9, grandson, b. IN
Hh 140
John M. Ratcliff, 31, farmer, b. Ohio
Rachel J., 27, wife, b. IN
Walter, 1, son, b. IN

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Nathan RATCLIFF was born on 2 August 1819 in Clinton County, Ohio. He died on 16 November 1896 at the age of 77 in Howard County, Indiana.

1860 Census. Honey Creek Twp, Howard Co, IN, Hh 71
Nathan Ratcliff, 37, Sawyer, b. Ohio
Mary A. 13, Abner N. 11. Sarah E. 9. Silas C. 6, all born Ohio
Gilbern, 5, b. Indiana
Silas Ratcliff, 33, Sawyer, b. Ohio

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Silas RATCLIFF was born on 17 June 1825 in Ohio. He died in 1873 at the age of 48 in Indiana.

1870 and 1870 Census: Howard Co, IN

1860 Census. Honey Creek Twp, Howard Co, IN, Hh 71
Nathan Ratcliff, 37, Sawyer, b. Ohio
Mary A. 13, Abner N. 11. Sarah E. 9. Silas C. 6, all born Ohio
Gilbern, 5, b. Indiana
Silas Ratcliff, 33, Sawyer, b. Ohio

If this is the same Silas - he must have married a woman with a child.
1870 Census. Honey Creek Twp, Howard Co, IN
Silas Ratcliff, 45, Farmer, b. Ohio
Mary 40, b. NC
Tillman H. 15, b. IN
Sarah 7. Floretta 6. John R. 3, Jemima G. 1 - all b. IN