John Ratcliff

Male20 August 1785–9 October 1865

Brief Life History of John

When John Ratcliff was born on 20 August 1785, in Siler City, Chatham, North Carolina, United States, his father, Thomas Ratcliff, was 33 and his mother, Hannah Ward, was 33. He married Mary Comer on 16 March 1808, in Ross, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Moreau Township, Morgan, Missouri, United States for about 10 years. He died on 9 October 1865, in Excelsior, Morgan, Missouri, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Hopewell Union Church Cemetery, Moreau Township, Morgan, Missouri, United States.

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John Ratcliff
Mary Comer
Marriage: 16 March 1808
Prudence Ratcliff
Jennie Ratcliff
Elias Ratcliff
Jesse Ratcliff Sr
Nancy Anne Ratcliff
Elizabeth Ratcliff
John C Ratcliff
Hannah Ratcliff
Mary Elisa Ratcliff
Jeremiah Ratcliff
William Ratcliff
Robert Ratcliff

Sources (11)

  • John Sr Ratcliff, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John Ratcliff, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
  • John Ratcliff, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 March 1808Ross, Ohio, United States
  • Children (12)

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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)

    1786 · Shays' Rebellion

    Age 1

    Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

    1789 · Becomes 12th State

    Age 4

    On November 21, 1789, North Carolina became the 12th state in the Union.


    Age 23

    Atlantic slave trade abolished.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Ratliff .

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

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