Pheraby Hopper

1804–1850 (Age 46)
Georgia, United States

The Life of Pheraby

When Pheraby Hopper was born in 1804, in Georgia, United States, her father, George H. Hopper Jr, was 58 and her mother, Hannah Jones, was 49. She married John A Ratliff on 3 August 1820, in Jefferson, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 7 daughters. She died in 1850, in Blount, Alabama, United States, at the age of 46.

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Family Time Line

John A Ratliff
1801–1865
Pheraby Hopper
1804–1850
Marriage: 3 August 1820
Joshua J. Ratliff
1821–1896
Sarah Ratliff
1822–
James William Ratliff
1824–1860
Thomas Ratliff
1826–1874
Jeremiah David Ratliff
1829–1883
Barbara Ratliff
1830–1866
Kary Ann Ratliff
1832–
James William Ratliff
1834–1870
Ellender Ratliff
1836–1900
John A. Ratliff
1839–1870
Eliza Ratcliff
1839–
Elijah Ratliff
1840–1902
Louisa Permilia Ratliff
1842–1941
Lavina Ratliff
1848–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
3 August 1820
Jefferson, Alabama, United States
children

(14)

    Male1821–1896Male

    Sarah Ratliff

    Female1822–Female

    James William Ratliff

    Male1824–1860Male

    Thomas Ratliff

    Male1826–1874Male

    Male1829–1883Male

+9 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

    Male1775–1840Male

    Samuel Hopper

    Male1777–Male

    John Hopper

    Male1780–1823Male

    Male1783–1858Male

    Mary Hopper

    Female1790–Female

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1804

Age 0

Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, MO to explore the West.
1811 · The Savannah Riots

Age 7

A barroom brawl in Savannah on Tuesday, November 12, 1811, had international impact. An American seaman boasted of having joined the crew of a French vessel, likely named La Vengeance. Others became upset at the idea of the American joining a foreign nation and a brawl erupted. The county coroner asked for peace but was beaten with clubs. A second clash occurred the following day when French sailors attacked five American seaman. A day after the second attack, twenty French sailors attacked six Americans. Four of them escaped but two were beaten and stabbed. Jacob Taylor died on the scene and a rigger named Collins died the following day. By Friday, a full scale riot erupted when the French crewmen arrested on murder charges were released. Many were arrested and French ships La Vengeance and La Franchise were burned. In the end, the incident caused disruptions in French-American relations and affected shipping and trade.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 15

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: occupational name for a professional tumbler or acrobat, or a nickname for a restless individual with plenty of energy, Middle English hoppere, an agent derivative of Old English hoppian ‘to hop’.2 German: nickname from an agent derivative of Middle High German, Middle Low German hoppen ‘to limp or stumble’.3 Dutch: occupational name for a hop grower or seller, from Middle Dutch hoppe ‘hop(s)’ + the agent suffix -er.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Rhereby Ratliff in household of John Ratliff, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Ruby Hopper, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • Peresby Hopper, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"

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