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1st Generation
Robert Ratliff was born about 1690 in Sussex, England and died in 1738 in MD. He married Mary Touchstone.

2nd Generation
William Ratliff was born 1730 in Augusta Co., VA and married Susanna about 1760.

3rd Generation
Nathan Ratliff was born 1762 in Botetourt Co., VA. He died after July 23, 1834 in Montgomery Co., VA where he was married in 1781 to Mary "Polly" Farmer who was born there before 1770. Her father was Jerimiah Farmer who died about 1792. Nathan's will was read in court on January 5, 1835.

4th Generation
William "Bigger Bill" Ratliff was born 1782 in Montgomery Co., VA and died November 26, 1857 in Venters, Pike Co., KY. He was married about 1803 in KY or VA to Martha "Patsy" Thornsbury who was born in 1790 in VA and died before 1870 in Pike Co., KY.

5th Generation
Rebecca Ratliff was born July 30, 1804 in VA. She died August 24, 1871 in Pikeville (Island Creek?) Pike Co., KY. She married John Sword on September 20, 1818 in Floyd Co., KY. He was born May 24, 1797 in Russel/Washington Co., VA and died September 21, 1876 in Pikeville, Pike Co., KY.

This page is dedicated to the granddaughter of Mary Mesa Damron, who did most of the research reflected here, then generously shared her decades of work.

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