Mary Ann Ratcliff

11 November 1835–5 July 1913 (Age 77)
Ross, Ohio, United States

The Life of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Ratcliff was born on 11 November 1835, in Ross, Ohio, United States, her father, John Ward Ratcliff, was 23 and her mother, Elizabeth Ratcliff, was 20. She married John Morris Eagon on 2 February 1854, in Polk, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Benton Township, Polk, Missouri, United States for about 20 years and Benton, Missouri, United States in 1910. She died on 5 July 1913, in Bolivar, Polk, Missouri, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Reed Cemetery, South Benton Township, Polk, Missouri, United States.

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John Morris Eagon
Mary Ann Ratcliff
Marriage: 2 February 1854
William Andrew Eagon
John L Eagon
Jessee Eagon
Rachel Elizabeth Eagan
Melissa Eagon
Jasper V Eagan
Mary Belle Eagan

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2 February 1854
Polk, Missouri, United States


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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 1

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1838 · Lord Reveals the Name of His Chruch

Age 3

On April 26, 1838, The Lord reveals that the name of His Church should be The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This revelation was given to the Prophet Joseph Smith, Jr. in Far West, Missouri.

Age 25

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

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)

  • Mary A Edgon in household of John A Edgon, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary Ratcliff in household of John W Ratcliff, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary A Eagon in household of Alexander L Riley, "United States Census, 1910"

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