Name: Abraham RATCLIFF
Given Name: Abraham
Change Date: 31 MAY 2003
Birth: BET 1770 AND 1774
_SDATE: 1 JUL 1770 in prob. Dobbs County, North Carolina
Name: Page 1
VALUE: Haywood Co., NC 2
VALUE: Haywood Co., NC 3
Event: to Beaverdam
_SDATE: 1 JUL 1810 Buncombe County, North Carolina
Name: Page 4
Event: to Ratcliff Cove
_SDATE: 1 JUL 1820 Waynesville, Haywood, North Carolina
Name: Page 4
Death: 31 MAR 1836 in Buncombe County, North Carolina
The Annals of Haywood County, WC Allen, 1935 in possesion of Robyn Putnam, pages 620-1
THE RATLIFF FAMILY
Abraham Ratliff, a son of Moses Ratliff, who had come to Buncombe County from Rowan near the close of the eighteenth century, moved to Haywood County in 1810 and settled in Beaverdam township near where Canton is now situated. He was a farmer in his new home, but in about 1820 he sold out his possesions and came to Waynesville township and bought a place in the valley of the east prong of Raccoon Creek, which has since been called Ratliff Cove. He reared a family of three sons and four daughters, as follows: Jeremiah, James, Albert, Mary, Rachel, Elizabeth, and Milie.
Jeremiah married Abigail Chambers, a daughter of Elihu Chambers. They reared a family of four children, as follows: Eliza, who married Benjamin Edwards of the Bethel section; J Newton, who married Mary Rogers; Margaret, who married Noah Francis; and Polly, who married Dow Evans.
Albert Ratliff, another son of Abraham Ratliff, married Sarah Patton, and reared five children, as follows: Moses, who married Margaret Rogers, and died in prison at Camp Douglas during the Civil War; McCon, also a Confederate soldier, married Elmira Jones and lived in Ratliff Cove; James joined Captain Turpin's company and died as a prisoner of war at Camp Douglas; Jeremiah, also a Confederate soldier, served through the period of the war and returned to the county where he became a leader in politics. He was elected clerk of court and re-elected, serving several terms. He married Puss Battle. Charity married James Welch. All of the sons of Albert Ratliff were soldiers in the Confederate army. Two of them lot their lives during the struggle.
McCon Ratliff was perhaps the most distinguished son of Albert Ratliff. He enlisted in Capt. Sam Bryson's company of the sixteenth North Carolina regiment, went with his outfit to Virginia, was assigned to the famous Ransom brigade, engaged in many hard fought battles around Richmond and Petersburg, served the full four years, and never missed a day from his post of duty, returned to Haywood County in the spring of 1865, and was with Col W H Thomas when the last fight took place at Waynesville on May 6, 1865.
Father: Moses RATCLIFF b: ABT 1730 in Ratcliff's Choice, Talbot, Maryland
Mother: Mary FARMER b: ABT 1736 in , Henrico, Virginia
Mary Ann "Polly" JAYNES b: ABT 1774 in , , North Carolina
- James RATCLIFF
- Mary Ann "Polly" RATCLIFF b: 1794 in Buncombe County, North Carolina
- Mariah Rachel RATCLIFF b: 1796 in Buncombe County, North Carolina
- Margaret Lydia RATCLIFF b: ABT 1800 in Buncombe County, North Carolina
- Jeremiah RATCLIFF b: 27 FEB 1802 in Buncombe County, North Carolina
- Millie RATCLIFF b: 1810 in , Haywood, North Carolina
- Elizabeth "Betsy" RATCLIFF b: 22 MAR 1809 in , Haywood, North Carolina
- Nancy RATCLIFF b: 1810 in , Haywood, North Carolina
- Albert McCon RATCLIFF b: 23 DEC 1813 in , Haywood, North Carolina
- John Nelson RATCLIFF b: ABT 1814 in , Haywood, North Carolina
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Text: Source of Abraham Ratcliff date of birth from Mary Ellen Adams to Robyn Putnam 28 Mar 2000.
- Abbrev: U.S. CENSUS 1820
Title: 1820 U.S. Census
Page: Haywood Co., NC
- Abbrev: U.S. CENSUS 1830
Title: 1830 U.S. Census
Page: Haywood Co., NC
- Abbrev: Haywood County North Carolina Families
Title: Alice R Cook, Haywood County North Carolina Families (Revised Edition), Heritage Books, Inc. 1998dition), Heritage Books, Inc. 1998.
Name: Footnoteition), Heritage Books, Inc. 1998
Name: Bibliographydition), Heritage Books, Inc. 1998.
Text: RATCLIFF Abraham - s/o Moses Ratcliff, Rowan Co, NC; came to Beaverdam township in 1810, moved to Ratcliff Cove in 1820; m and had children: Jeremiah, m _____ Chambers; James; Albert, m Sarah Patton; Mary; Rachel; Elizabeth; and Millie.