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23. Moses RATCLIFF was born about 1725 in Talbot County, Maryland. He died in 1810 at the age of 85 in Robeson, North Carolina.

Moses probably married Mary Farmer, duaghter of Henry & Sarah (Ward) Farmer and granddaughter of Elizabeth (Elam) Ward. They did name a son Elam.

He appears in the Johnston Co NC deeds, 1754 and on the Dobbs Co NC tax list, 1769. Their children were Aaron, Moses Jr., Abraham, Benjamin, Shaham, Elam, Rebecca, and Redden/Riding.

1769, List of Taxables, Dobbs Co, North Carolina, he had 4 slaves.
1779, List of Taxables, Randolph Co, North Carolina, he owned 1200 acres of land.
1790, Randolph Co, North Carolina. 3 males over 16 yrs- 2 males under 16 yrs- 2 females- 5 slaves.
1800, Randolph Co, North Carolina, 1 male over 45- 1 female over 45.


I have an Ancestry DNA match to this line, but the same person also has the Allens and Grindstaffs in his tree - we could be related in assorted ways.

Moses RATCLIFF and Sarah Mary FARMER were married circa 1762 in North Carolina. Sarah Mary FARMER was born in 1734 in Guilford County, North Carolina.

Moses RATCLIFF and Sarah Mary FARMER had the following children:

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Abraham RATCLIFF.

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Rebecca RATCLIFF.