Tameron Ralls. Parents: Unknown Ralls and
Virginia Dawn Booe.|
Clara Rapp was born in 1888. She died in 1975.
She was married to Alfred Hesler on Oct 12 1912 in Seymour, Indiana.
Chad Alexander Rascoe was born in 1971. Parents: Dennis Rascoe and Mary Ann Brady.
Paige Elizabeth Rascoe was born in 1969. Parents: Dennis Rascoe and Mary Ann Brady.
Children were: John Franklin Rash.
John Franklin Rash was born on May 17 1850 in Iredell County, North Carolina. He died on Nov 4 1929 in Iredell County, North Carolina. Parents: Asa Rash and Elvire Mahaffa.
Mary Rose Ella Rash was born on May 4 1873 in Wilkes County, North Carolina. She died on Apr 11 1963 in Morganton, Burke County, North Carolina. Parents: John Franklin Rash and Clarissa Elizabeth Rose.
Carol Jean Rasmussen was born on Feb 24 1948 in Elkhorn, Walworth County, Wisconsin. Parents: Elborn Charles Rasmussen and Dorothy Louise Booe.
She was married to Kenneth Wayne Reeves on Nov 14 1964.
She was married to David Charles Eaton on Nov 14 1969 in Elkhorn, Walworth County, Wisconsin.
Elborn Charles Rasmussen was born on Jan 1 1918 in Elkhorn, Walworth County, Wisconsin. BIOGRAPHY
He was in the Air Force for 25 Years and the Reserve for 10 Years.
Holly E. Rasmussen was born in 1958. Parents: Russell Jesse Rasmussen and Mary Elizabeth Foxworthy .
Jesse F. Rasmussen was born in 1960. Parents: Russell Jesse Rasmussen and Mary Elizabeth Foxworthy .
Mark R. Rasmussen was born in 1957. Parents: Russell Jesse Rasmussen and Mary Elizabeth Foxworthy .
Robert Charles Rasmussen was born on Apr 3 1950 in Elkhorn, Walworth, County, Wisconsin. Parents: Elborn Charles Rasmussen and Dorothy Louise Booe.
He was married to Deborah Lucile Baker in May 1971 in Williams Bay, Wisconsin.
He was married to Miyun Chon on Jun 18 1986 in Korea.
Russell Jesse Rasmussen was born in 1932.
Sean E. Rasmussen was born in 1969. Parents: Russell Jesse Rasmussen and Mary Elizabeth Foxworthy .
Virgina Lou Rasmussen was born on Oct 12 1946 in Walworth County, Wisconsin. Parents: Elborn Charles Rasmussen and Dorothy Louise Booe.
She was married to Reinhold Kurt Mauritz on May 5 1966 in Elkhorn, Walworth County, Wisconsin.
Belle Ratcliff. Parents: Anderson Ratcliff and Elvessa Caldwell.
Donald Ratcliff. Parents: Anderson Ratcliff and Elvessa Caldwell.
Eddie Ratcliff. Parents: Anderson Ratcliff and Elvessa Caldwell.
James Edward Ratcliff was born on Feb 13 1933 in Kingman, Fountain County, Indiana. BIOGRAPHY
He was in the Army in the Korean War.1953-1955
He was married to Clara Ann Allen on May 13 1956 in Fountain County, Indiana.
Marshall Ratcliff Parents: Anderson Ratcliff and Elvessa Caldwell.
Naomi Ratcliff. Parents: Anderson Ratcliff and Elvessa Caldwell.
Aaron Ratledge was born about 1847 in Indiana. He died in 1866 in Minnesota. Parents: William Ratledge and Mary Ford.
Adaline Ratledge was born in 1844 in Monroe County, Tennessee. BIOGRAPHY
He lived with the Benjamin Ratledge family on the 1860 census in
Monroe Co., TN Parents: Benjamin Ratledge and Mary Polly Massey.
She was married to Noe Stephens about 1865 in Monroe County, Tennessee.
Adeline Martha Ratledge was born on Sep 8 1804 in Rowan County, North Carolina. She died on Feb 20 1883 in Davie County, North Carolina. Parents: Daniel James Ratledge and Elizabeth Taylor.
Adolphus Ratledge was born in 1845. Parents: Thomas Ratledge and Marilla Griffith.
Amanda Ratledge was born in 1843. Parents: Thomas Ratledge and Marilla Griffith.
Asbury Ratledge was born about 1798 in Rowan County, North Carolina. He died in 1860 in Louder County, Tenessee. BIOGRAPHY
Ref: information from desc. Sandra and Steve Ratledge of Cleveland, TN
Asberry mustered in as "Osberry" Ratledge in the Confederacy. He
served as a private in F. Company, 3rd (Lillard's) MI, CSA, which was
composed of many men from Meigs County, TN and surrounding areas.
Buried Pleasant Hill Bapt. Church Cemetery, Lenoir City, Louden Co.,
TN without tombstone.
His farm in Calhoun, McMinn Co. called "Ratledge Ridge Place"
Marriage Records of Greene Co., TN - LDS film #3472
April 20, 1833 Asberry Ratledge to Lucinda Clowers by V. Sevier
1830 Greene Co., TN census
Asb. Ratlage 20001-1001 - head of house 20-30 (b. 1800-1810
1833 Tax Record - Greene Co., TN - pg. 32 - Capt. Cooks Co.
Asberry Radladge - no land, 1 wp
1834 Tax Record - Greene Co., TN pg. 132 - Capt. Cooks Co.
Asberry Radlidge - no land, 1 wp
1835 Tax Record - Greene Co., TN - Capt. Moses Whittenberg Company -
Asberry Rudlidge - no land, 1 wp
1840 Greene Co., TN census:
7th Civil Dist - Asb. Ratledge 20001-1001
LDS Film #944373- Greene Co., TN Circuit Court Minutes - Civil
pg. 22, Oct.11, 1840
Greene Co., Tennessee
Asberry Ratledge - charged and fined for horse stealing.
Nov. 23, 1843 Monroe Co., TN - Asberry Ratledge purchased 197 acres
of land from Martin McBride.
1850 Monroe Co., TN census
#1656 - Ratledge, Asberry52 b. NC (1798)
Lucinda 39 b. VA
James 15 b. TN
John 13 "
1860 McMinn Co., TN census - 17th District - Calhoun
#1133 - Ratledge, Asberry 63 b. NC Rents
Lucy 45 b. VA
Orlena C. 8
Marilla A. 6
Sarah E. 3
1880 Louden Co., TN census
Ratlage, Lue 70 b. VA (1810
Anna 25 b. TN dau
Benjamin 22 b. TN son
Polly 22 (d-in-law)
Thomas 8/mos (gdson)
Children of ASBURY RATLEDGE and LUCINDA CLOWERS are:
i.JAMES FRANKLIN7 RATLEDGE, b. January 1834, Greene Co, Tennessee;
d. June 07, 1916, Blount Co, Tennessee; m. (1) MALINDA BARLOW,
February 07, 1858, McMinn Co., TN; m. (2) ELIZABETH ANN GOINS,
September 01, 1858, McMinn Co., TN.
Notes for JAMES FRANKLIN RATLEDGE:
James Franklin Ratledge served in the Civil War under Gen. John
Crawford Vaughn - Company G. 59th Militia, Private. He fought at
Vicksburg and was taken prisoner. Signed the oath of allegience and
promised never to bear arms against the U.S. again.
1880 census - Monroe Co.,TN - Sweetwater - 18th Dist.
RATLEDGE, James 46 b. TN fb TN mb TN
Mary J. 17
Maurice 3 Parents: James Jr. Ratledge and Edy Johnston.
He was married to Lucinda Clowers on Apr 20 1833 in Greene County, Tennessee. Children were: James Franklin Ratledge , John Andrew Jackson Ratledge, Daniel Ratledge, Thomas Ratledge, Rebecca Caroline Ratledge, Tennessee Ratledge , Lucinda Ratledge, Hiram Monroe Ratledge, Orlenda Calla Ratledge, Marilla Anne Ratledge, Benjamin Ratledge, Sarah E. Ratledge.
Benjamin Ratledge was born about 1805 in Rowan County, North Carolina. He died after 1880 in Monroe County, Tennessee. BIOGRAPHY
Compiled from gathered sources - Lena Lehnert, Mary and Gene Rutledge,
Sandra Ratledge and census records.
Greene Co., TN marriage records show Benjamin Ratledge m. Polly Massey
on April 9, 1833 by V. Sevier D.C. Her cemetary stone shows she was b.
1798 yet the census show various other birth years which would be more
believable as the mother of children born after 1850.
1840 census - Greene Co., TN - 7th Civil Dist., pg. 30
Benjamin Ratlidge - 10001-21001 male hh 20-30 / wife 30-40 b.
1 son b. 1835-1840
2 female b. 1835-40
1 female b. 1830-1835
1850 census - Monroe Co., TN
#1654 - Ratledge, Benjamin48 b. N.C. (1802)
Mary28 b. TN (1832) should be 38?
Sarah16 b. TN (1834)
Daniel14 b. TN (1836)
George11 b. TN (1839)
Adaline 6 b. TN (1844)
William 4 b. TN (1846)
Nancy 2 b. TN (1848)
1860 census - Monroe Co., TN - Sweetwater
#1780 - Ratledge, Benjamin55 b. NC Mail Contractor (1805)
Mary 46 b. TN
David 22 b. TN
Adeline 18 b. TN
Pinkney 15 b. NC
Nancy 13 b. TN
Wm. P. 10 b. TN
Malinda 7 b. TN
Florida 5 b. TN
Callie 2 b. TN
Note: Sarah, Daniel and George have married. David helped with the
Mail contract, he may have been a son of Thomas and Marilla Ratledge.
1870 Census - Monroe Co., TN - Dist. #13 pg. 18-19 21 July 1870 (this
census was hardly legible - ages may be wrong.)
124-125 RATLEGE, Ben 56/58 b. TN Farmer
. . . . . 54 b. TN
Moluissa 24 b. TN
Malinda 22 b. TN (1848)
Calla 16 b. TN (1854)
Florida 14 b. TN (1856)
Pink 22 b. TN (1858)
Cath... 18 f b. TN (1857)
1880 census - Monroe Co., TN - Sweetwater - 18th Dist., pg. 45
# - Ratledge, Benjamin 58 b. TN fb DE mb DC
Mary M. 57 b. TN
Florida 19 b. TN
Stephens, Adaline 29 (wid dau b.TN
Washington 13 g.s. b. TM
Missouri 8 g.d. b. TN
1860 Monroe Co., TN - Court records copied from the filmed records by
Lena Lehnert show that Benjamin Ratledge with his son Daniel had the
mail contract between Tellico Plains, TN and Murphy, NC and from
Madisonville, TN to Tellico Plains, TN. David Ratledge is mentioned
also, but may have been a son of Thomas who lived with Benjamin at
20 Dec 1861 Deed Book Q:575 - Deed of Trust - Benjamin and Daniel
Ratledge of Monroe Co. sign over to M.F. Johnston their title and
claim to their mail contracts made with the old Government of the U.S.
P.O. Department and the Confederate Gov. - said Contracts number No.
10127 with Benjamin Ratledge for Tellico Plains to Murphy, N.C., at
the annual consideration of $248 and with Daniel Ratledge Contract for
Route No. 10059 from Madisonville to Tellico Plains at annual sum of
"Tennessee Tidbits" 1778-1914 Vol. III, pg. 307 (from Monroe Co., TN
Chancery Court Minutes, Bk.4, pg. 472)
6 June 1865 a suit was entered by E. Johnson & E.M. Grant vs Benj.
Ratledge et al (and others). In this case, the deaths of Daniel
Ratledge and David Ratledge is suggested. U.F. Johnson was admin. of
the estate of Daniel and was also appointed adm. Penden to lite of the
estate of David Ratledge, dec'd.
Monroe Co., TN - Deed Abstracts - Boyer
In 1872 Benjamin Ratledge purchased 60 acres from M.F. Johnson in
In 1875 Benjamin and Mary sold this property to Florence Ratledge of
Monroe Co and Catharine Moses for one dollar. The reservation being
that Benjamin and Mary to retain 3 acre homestead during their natural
lives without molestation, but after their death would go to the two
mentioned. A M.H. Ratledge sold 1/2 of this property in 1887 and it is
described as being next to Henry A. Moss.
The Benjamin Ratledge home - a log structure - was removed from it's
original site and transported to the grounds of the "Lost Lake" park
area near Sweetwater, TN and now houses the General Store. There are
several log structures here that were originally homes of area
pioneers. Parents: James Jr. Ratledge and Edy Johnston.
Benjamin Ratledge was born in 1856 in Monroe County, Tennessee. BIOGRAPHY
1880 census, Louden Co., TN living with widowed mother Parents: Asbury Ratledge and Lucinda Clowers.
He was married to Molly Polly Lane on Oct 30 1878 in Louden County, Tennessee.
Caroline Carrie Ratledge was born about 1800 in Rowan County, North Carolina. She died about 1840 in Davie County, North Carolina. BIOGRAPHY
Reference: Davie Co. Historical Society publication "History of Davie
Co., Bio on the Hodgson family and research of Patricia June Dysart
"Carrie" Caroline Ratledge existance is indicated in 1790 and 1810
census in James Ratledge jr. household. She is either married or gone
by 1820 census. Parents: James Jr. Ratledge and Edy Johnston.
Catherine Ratledge was born in Dec 1841. Parents: William Ratledge and Mary Ford.
Cenith Emma Ratledge was born in 1865 in Rowan County, North Carolina. She died on Jan 29 1948 in Winston Salem, North Carolina. Parents: Daniel Jacob Ratledge and Martha Ann Heath.
Charles H. Ratledge was born on Jul 15 1856 in Minnesota. He died on Feb 19 1949 in Minnesota. Parents: William Ratledge and Mary Ford.
He was married to Ella Viola Wright in 1881.
Daniel Ratledge was born in 1844 in Monroe County, Tennessee. He died in 1860 in unknown. BIOGRAPHY
Died in the Civil War. Served pvt. D Co., 26th Inf. CSA Parents: Asbury Ratledge and Lucinda Clowers.
Daniel Ratledge was born in 1835 in Greene County, Tennessee. He died about 1864 in unknown. BIOGRAPHY
Compiled from research of Mary Paul Rutledge, Sandra Ratledge, Lena
Lehnert, Bill Ratledge, and Edward Ratledge. Ref: 1840-1850 Census of
Tennessee - Benjamin Ratledge household.
Ref: "Roster of Confederate Soldiers 1861-1865"
Daniel served as a Private - Co. H, 3rd (Lillards) Mounted Infantry in
the Confederate Service during the Civil War. Enllisted Mar 1, 1862 at
Bill Ratledge of Colorado states that Daniel served in the Civil War
and was shot at Chattanooga, TN.
Lena Lehnert recieved war records on Daniel Ratledge.
In her letter dated 26 Sept. 1978. She relates "he didn't live long
enough to get his first pay. He was only in 3 months, 27 days. His pay
was $11.00 a month which came to $42.90 and he had $25.00 worth of
clothing due him, so all that he had coming was $67.90. David and
brother Daniel were both listed as from Telico Plains, TN.
Ref: Monroe Co.,TN County Court Minutes 1858-1863
"Daniel Rutledge, decs'd. Ordered by the court that John P. __?, Wily
Rhea and Engle Griffith be appointed commissioners to lay off and
assign to Clarissa Ratledge, wife of Daniel Ratlige, deceased, one
year's support out of the estate of her deceased husband." (it is
believed she was awarded this support because she had minor children)
"Monroe Co., TN - Guardian Settlements" Reba Bayless Boyer
Taken from the court records 2 Oct 1866 (111) :
M.F. Johnson, Adm. of Daniel Ratlidge; expense to Knoxville and return
to draw back pay from the Rebel Government.
Notes for CLARISSA HAMPTON:
Ref: Polk Co.,GA 1910 census - Clara Copp is living with son William
G. Ratledge. She is listed as "M'' (Mother) age 69 b. TN
iii.DAVID RATLEDGE, b. 1835, Greene Co. Tennessee; d. August 27,
1863, Knoxville, Tennessee.
Notes for DAVID RATLEDGE:
Research of Bill Ratledge of Colorado states that David and brother
Daniel were twins.
Lena Lehnert recieved war records on David and Daniel Ratledge.
In her letter dated 26 Sept. 1978. She relates . . " David and Daniel
were both listed as from Telico Plains, TN. David enlisted Mar 1, 1862
in Co.G of the 3rd (Lillard's) Mtd.Inf. at Mt. Vernon. He was in over
a year and died at a prisoner of War camp at Vicksburg, MS July 20th,
1863. He had something that looks like . .debilitor?.. and died at
Camp Walker near Manassas. He was six ft. one, light complexion, grey
eyes, dark hair and a farmer. Also he was absent without leave for two
months and when he died he owed the Confederate Army $2.30. His family
had to get a clerk of the court at Madisonville to write them a letter
to say his family were too poor to pay it."
Letter a dated 12 Dec 1978 from Reba Bayless Boyer regarding the
military records of the Ratledge sons states that David died in a
hospital in Knoxville
on Aug 27, 1862. Parents: Benjamin Ratledge and Mary Polly Massey.
He was married to Clarissa Hampton on Jul 3 1858 in McMinn Co., Tennessee.
Daniel Ratledge was born in 1853 in Monroe County, Tennessee. Parents: Thomas Ratledge and Marilla Griffith.
Daniel Cowell Ratledge was born in 1852 in Gibson County, Tennessee. Parents: John F. Ratledge and Ailsie Robinson.
Daniel Jacob Ratledge was born on Oct 27 1838 in Davie County, North Carolina. He died on Aug 3 1892 in Davie County, North Carolina. BIOGRAPHY
1870 Census - Davie County, NC
RATLEDGE,Daniel AGE 31 - farmer
Martha age 26
Dora age 8
Emma age 4
John P. age 3
1880 Census - Davie Co., NC - Calahan Twp
38-38 RATLEDGE, Daniel J. 42 b. NC fb. NC mb NC
Martha A. 38
Dorah R. 18
Emma I 14
John T. 12
James H. 10
Daniel A.D. 6
Marshall G. 4
Nancy A. 2
Auther R. 2/
Letters of Latta B. Ratledge state that Daniel J. Ratledge died as a
result of a fall from a wagon and that the widow never remarried. Parents: Thomas Henry Ratledge and Lydia Pinchback Holman .
Daniel James Ratledge was born on Jun 21 1767 in Murderlill Hundred, Kent County, Deleware. He died on Sep 6 1846 in Davie Co., North Carolina. BIOGRAPHY
The 1787 Tax List for Rowan Co. - List of Aeneas Campbell shows
Jeremiah Jacobs - 1 male 21-60, 4 males un 21-ov 60, 4 females
1800 census all the Ratledge men were missing from this census
Listed on the 1793-1794 Rowan County Petition for a seperate election
(Legislative Papers, Petitions, Box 3, North Carolina State Archives)
1803 Tax List - Daniel Ruthage: 1 wp - 140 acres
(his first appearance with land)
1810 census Rowan Co., NC - Daniel missing
1812 Tax List - Daniel Rutledge: 1 wp, 1 bp - 140 acres
1815 Tax List of Rowan Co., NC - Capt. Samuel Little's Co.
Daniel Ratledge - 1 white poll, 1 black poll - owned 140 acres
When he acquired this slave is unknown
1820 Census - Rowan Co., NC - pg. 116 - Head of household:
Daniel Ratledge - 211001-11210-01 - (8 children here and we know 2
dau already mar!)
translates as: 2 males under 10 - b. 1810-1820 (Gillium and ?
1 female under 10 - b. 1810-1820 (Rebecca
1 male 10-16 - b. 1804-1810 (John
1 female 10-16 - b. 1804-1810 (Martha
1 male 16-18 - b. 1802-1804 (James
2 female 16-26 - b. 1794-1804 ?
1 male ov 45 - b. bef 1775 (Daniel
1 female 26-45 - b. 1775-1794 (Elizabeth
1 slave (was on the 1815 tax list also)
1830 Rowan Co., NC census - pg. 438 - Daniel Ratledge
1 male 15-20, 1 male 20-30, 1 male 60-70
1 fem 15-20, 1 fem 50-60
1840 Davie Co., NC census - pg. 201 - Daniel Ratledge
1 male 20-30, 1 male 70-80 Gillium and Daniel
1 fem 20-30, 1 fem 60-70 Rebecca and Elizabeth
1847 - Davie Co.,NC Daniel James Ratledge died intestate.
1847-1856 Davie and Iredell Co. NC Court records - Because Daniel died
intestate (without a will) the widow Elizebeth Ratledge had to file a
petition in the Davie Co. court to sue the other heirs of Daniel for
her dower rights to gain her 1/3 dower portion of the estate. This
does not mean there were hard feelings, just that it was the way the
law worked to protect the widow. Otherwise the land would have been
divided equally among all the heirs.
Their son Gillium, who owned his own farm, had lived on the estate
caring for the aging parents and the farm. His siblings then sued him,
saying he took from the father's estate and mismanaged it. He had to
go to court to defend himself. His affidavits from friends proving his
ability and honesty are on file in the court records. He later sold
his own property and moved to Kansas. Parents: James Sr. Ratledge and Ruth Unknown.
He was married to Elizabeth Taylor about 1801 in Rowan County, North Carolina. Children were: Thomas Henry Ratledge, Adeline Martha Ratledge, James S. Ratledge, John F. Ratledge, Gillium R. Ratledge, Rebecca Ratledge.
Daniel L. Ratledge was born about 1805 in Rowan County, North Carolina. He died in 1877 in Douglas County, Missouri. BIOGRAPHY
Information on Daniel L. Ratledge from DeKalb and Wilson Co.'s,TN, Douglas Co., MO records, and from family information related by family members. An Allen Lynn signed the marriage bond of his father, James Ratledge jr. and Lynn may be his middle name, or possibly it stands for Lindsey, another neighbor.
Tennessee census records indicate Daniel probably left his family in Greene Co., TN shortly after the 1830 census. Several of the Rowan/Iredell Co., NC families moved about this time to Wilson Co., TN and formed the town of Statesville, named after the town in Iredell Co. NC and I believe Daniel migrated with this group.
"History of Dekalb Co., TN" . . an excerpt taken from the ledger of a Dr. Overall of Alexandria, covering a period from1830 to Oct 1834, one of the names mentioned is Daniel Ratlidge. The town of Alexandria is located on the border of DeKalb Co. and Wilson Co. and is not far from Statesville in Wilson Co. It's possible that there were other children born to Daniel and Malinda during this time who died and the reason for the Dr's record.
Daniel and Malinda appear on the 1840 DeKalb Co. census - one transcription says Dist. #2 and another says Dist. #3 - both these districts on the county line between DeKalb and Wilson Co.
1840 census - DeKalb Co., TN
Daniel RATLEDGE - one male 30-40 b. 1790-1800
one female 20-30 b. 1810-1820
one male child under 5 b. 1835-40
In 1850, Wilson Co., TN - Dist. #13 on 8 Nov 1850 -
#1697- RATLEDGE, Daniel 46 b. NC (1804
Malinda 42 b. SC (1808
James 11 b. TN (1839)
Elijah 1 b. TN (1849) .
Daniel and Malinda moved to Missouri before 1855, probably with her father and brother's family who had been living in Kentucky. Malinda's "Church Letter" from the Christian Church of Alexandria was mailed to Fredricktown, MO (Madison Co). It was dated 1855. There is no record of Daniel Ratledge in Madison Co., MO, but he does appear as follows:
1860 Taney Co., MO census- Campbell Twp.
#476 RATLEY, Daniel 56 b. NC (1804/1805)
Melinda 51 b. SC (1809/1810)
James 20 b. TN (1840/1841)
Sarah 9 b. TN (1851)
In 1864 Cambell Twp. Taney Co. became Buchanan Twp. Douglas Co., Missouri. This included the land near the community of Roy where Daniel Ratledge lived and homesteaded in 1871. Daniel L. Ratledge filed Application #4930 for 80 acres described as being the W1/2 SW 1/4 Sec 4 Twp 25N Range 17W on 22 Feb 1871 on which he was living. This land lies next to county road #432 and adj. to the Johnson Cemetery. Daniel died in 1877 and his widow made the final payment of $2 in 1877 and so the document was filed in her name.
On Mar 10, 1887 Malinda conveyed 35 acres of this land described as being the NW4, SW4, Sec. 4, Twp 25, Rng 17 to Benjamin D. Payne her grandson in law who was m. to Eliza J. Ratledge.
1870 Census - Douglas Co., MO - Buchanan Twp.
#38-38 RATLEDGE, Daniel 65 b. NC (1805) Farmer
Malinda 59 b. SC (1810-11)
Sarah 18 b. TN (1852-52)
Eliza J. 5 b. MO (1865)
Family history relates Daniel died while plowing his field. His family became worried when he didn't return for the evening meal and found him where he fell beside his plow and with the horse still standing there.
Malinda Ratledge appears as a widow on the 1880 Douglas Co. census with granddaughter, Eliza, age 15 living with her. It is very likely that both she and Daniel are buried in the Johnson Cemetary which lies next to the boundaries of land where the Ratledge and Adams families lived. Their son, James S. Ratledge is buried here as well as William Adams and two of his children and members of the John Johnson family.
1880 census - Douglas Co. - Buchanan Twp.
Malinda Ratledge 70 widow b. SC fb SC mb NC
Living across the road on the 1880 census, was Malinda Ratledge's married daughter, Sarah Jane Adams. Sarah Jane related to the family that she had lost all her brothers and sisters to the Cholera and that she had to help raise her brother's child. Since she was the youngest, most of Malinda and Daniel's other children who might have died were gone before she was born. The child Eliza J. who is on the 1870 and 1880 census living with Malinda is believed to be a daughter of James S. by a first wife - name unknown. The Hartley family records indicate that this belief is also the history in their family.
It is not known exactly when Malinda Ratledge died. She was alive in 1887 for the land transaction to Ben. D. Payne, but is not on the 1900 census. There is no 1890 census. There is a photo of her available taken in the 1880's. Parents: James Jr. Ratledge and Edy Johnston.