Dennis Ratcliff Sr

22 February 1814–10 June 1863 (Age 49)
Ohio, United States

The Life of Dennis

When Dennis Ratcliff Sr was born on 22 February 1814, in Ohio, United States, his father, John Ward Ratcliff, was 32 and his mother, Rachael Ray, was 28. He married Rebecca Brown on 27 December 1837, in Jackson, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Harrison Township, Vinton, Ohio, United States in 1850 and Northwest Marion Township, Polk, Missouri, United States in 1860. He died on 10 June 1863, in Polk, Missouri, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in Mount Gilead Cemetery, Bolivar, Polk, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Dennis Ratcliff Sr
1814–1863
Rebecca Brown
1813–1858
Marriage: 27 December 1837
John Ratcliff
1838–1913
Thomas Ratcliff
1840–
Milas Ratcliff
1843–1860
Simon Ratcliff
1847–1860
Sarah Ratcliff
1840–1840
Robert Ratcliff
1841–1909
William Ratcliff
1844–1860
Rachel Ratcliff
1847–1848
Dennis Ratcliff
1847–1936
Sylvester Ratcliff
1850–1934
Nancy Ratcliff
1854–1855

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
27 December 1837
Jackson, Ohio, United States
children

(11)

    John Ratcliff

    Male1838–1913Male

    Sarah Ratcliff

    Female1840–1840Female

    Thomas Ratcliff

    Male1840–Male

    Robert Ratcliff

    Male1841–1909Male

    Milas Ratcliff

    Male1843–1860Male

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(12)

+7 More Children

World Events (7)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 5

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. 
1821

Age 7

Missouri is the 24th state
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 16

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the places, in various parts of England, called Ratcliff(e), Radcliffe, Redcliff, or Radclive, all of which derive their names from Old English rēad ‘red’ + clif ‘cliff’, ‘slope’, ‘riverbank’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Dennis Ratcliff, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Dennis Radcliff, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Dennis Radcliff, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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