Mary Ann Kenner

2 February 1792–26 September 1884 (Age 92)
District of Columbia, United States

The Life of Mary Ann

Mary Ann Kenner was born on 2 February 1792, in District of Columbia, United States as the daughter of Samuel Howard. She married James L Ratcliff on 13 May 1824, in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Illinois, United States in 1870 and North Alton, Madison, Illinois, United States in 1880. She died on 26 September 1884, in Alton, Sioux, Iowa, United States, at the age of 92.

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Family Time Line

James L Ratcliff
1804–1882
Mary Ann Kenner
1792–1884
Marriage: 13 May 1824
Jane Ratcliff
1827–1848
Julia Ann Ratcliff
1829–
Samuel A. Ratcliff
1830–
James William Lampton Ratcliff
1830–1915
John W. Ratcliff
1832–
George Washington Ratcliffe
1833–1909
John Ratcliff
1834–
Columbia Olivia Radcliff
1838–1912
Thomas LaFayette Radcliff
1838–1902
Caroline Ratcliff
1840–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
13 May 1824
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
children

(10)

    Jane Ratcliff

    Female1827–1848Female

    Julia Ann Ratcliff

    Female1829–Female

    Samuel A. Ratcliff

    Male1830–Male

    James William Lampton Ratcliff

    Male1830–1915Male

    John W. Ratcliff

    Male1832–Male

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Samuel Howard

    Male–1854Male

siblings

(3)

    Beal Howard

    Male1790–1874Male

    Female1792–1884Female

    Charles Howard

    Male1798–1860Male

World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 2

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 8

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1818

Age 26

Illinois is the 21st state.

Name Meaning

1 German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Kenner ‘connoisseur’ (from kennen ‘know’), hence a nickname for someone considered to be knowledgeable or an expert of some kind; it may also have been used ironically to denote a ‘know-all’.2 German: habitational name for someone from Kenn, near Trier.3 German: topographic name for someone living near a water pipe or channel, from Middle High German kener ‘water channel’, ‘drainage pipe’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Mary A Ratcliff in household of James Ratcliff, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary Ratliffe in household of James L Ratliffe, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mary A Radcliff in household of Jas C Radcliff, "United States Census, 1870"

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