DARKEY FORK TO RACCOON RUN - A Tribute To The Blacks Of Calhoun County: Part Two

(01/16/2012)

By Norma Knotts Shaffer And Robert J. Weaver 1999

INTRODUCTION
There is a conspicuous absence of record on the black families that graced our Calhoun wilderness, some of them arriving before the Civil War.

Many of them are buried on the hillsides of farms on which they labored for others, some of them as slaves, marked only by field stones.

There is no mention of black families in the Calhoun History Book-1989.

While it seems that most of the Calhoun blacks were widely accepted in the community, before and after the Civil War, it was not without prejudice or stereotype that they lived on Darkey Fork (down from "Nigger Low Gap") and on Raccoon Run or Nigger Ridge.

In Calhoun County the Klu Klux Klan was alive and well during the early part of the twentieth century, although there is little record they directly harassed our black families, which could could be debated.

This account is a collection of history, stories, and genealogy, compiled from various sources, with the intention that others will be inspired to contribute.

The Genealogies

The date of arrival of the black families in Calhoun County will no doubt always remain only an estimation. While they may well have been here for a period of time prior to purchasing land, it is believed that all, except possibly Bone Ratliff, purchased land here at the time they actually began their residency.

Although they arrived at approximately the same time, it appears that the Pine Creek Settlement came from Parkersburg while the Raccoon Run Settlement came from Lewis County.

Many marriages between the two settlements are recorded.

The Radcliff/Ratliff Family

The Radcliff/Ratliff Family appears first in Calhoun County in the 1870 Calhoun County Census. Enumerated at location 76-76 in Sherman District is one Stephen Radcliff, age 64, N. Boneparte, age 21; Julia Anne, age 21; Albert N., age 18; Susan, age 2; Cloe (Chloe?), age 9/12.

Oral history states that Bone Ratliff was a slave owned by Peregrine Hays of Arnoldsburg and there is some evidence that this may be true.

The 1880 Census for Calhoun shows Bone (Napoleon Boneparte) living in Sherman District, location S009 and being 33 years of age.

Enumerated in Lee District in the same census is the family of Charles W. Ratcliff, a black male, age 30, living at location L028. This could possibly have been a brother to Bone Ratliff. Also living at location L028 is George W. Hays, son of Peregrine Hays.

The Hicks Family and the Pine Creek Settlement

James Ashby is buried in the Hicks Cemetery under the name of James Ashby Hicks. Evidence that seems to refute this supposition is a marriage recorded in Wood County which shows James Ashby, 26, son of Lindsey and Rose, born in Augusta Co., VA marrying Minerva Dyer, 25, parents not given, born in Braxton County. Marriage performed by John Hall. Date, December 25, 1866. No notation indicating race.

Land records in the Calhoun County Clerk's Office reveal that on May 14, 1879 Levi Johnson deeded to Minerva Ashby, the wife of James Ashby, "that for and in consideration of the sum of Four hundred and thirty four dollars and ninety cents. One hundred dollars of which was paid the first of April 1877 the ballance of which with the accruing interest thereon to be paid . . ." land on the Big Fork of Pine Creek containing 124-1/2 acres. (Deed Book 6, page 84)

On February 3, 1885, James Ashby, deeds to Laura Hicks 2 acres off the tract purchased from Levi Johnson for the sum of ten dollars. (Deed Book 9, page 31) Laura continues to buy land over a long period of time until she has extensive holdings.

Some of the other members of Pete's family purchase land also, including lots in Grantsville in both the T.R. Stump Addition (North Side) and Hathaway Addition (South Side).

The first two of Pete and Laura Hicks' children, Ashby and Gertie, according to family history, were born in Parkersburg and the first of their children born in Calhoun appears to have been Edward Langston born in February 1878.

Pete and Laura were enumerated as a separate household in the 1880 Census.

The dates of arrival of the other known members of the black community on Pine Creek remains a mystery.

The Martin and McDonald Families and the Raccoon Run Settlement

The 1850 Census of Lewis County lists one Robert Martin and his family living there in 1850. And among his children is Julia who will become the wife of Washington McDonald.

Raccoon Run, Three Forks and Bear Fork

The first land purchase for the land on Raccoon Run (and the name existed before the arrival of its black residents) is also recorded in the Deed Books in the Calhoun County Clerk's Office. On November 20, 1877, William E. and Susan M. Arnold, his wife, (enumerated in the 1850 Lewis County Census as a lawyer) deed to Washington McDonald and Robert Martin a total of 898 acres lying on Raccoon Run, Three Forks of Bear Fork, and Rush Run. (Deed Book 4, page 528) Partial payment for the land was the land owned near Weston by Robert Martin.

The Colaway or Galloway Family

Found only in the 1880 Calhoun Census, this family was enumerated at location S011 (the same location as the family of Sandy Muse): Colaway, Henry, BM, 34, Farmer, born in VA; Elizabeth, BF, 29, Wife, born in VA; Anna, BF, 8, Daughter, born in VA; Willie V., BF, Daughter, born in WV; John R., BM, 3, Son, born in WV; Mary B.E., BF, 2, Daughter, born in WV.

This family does not appear in the 1900 Calhoun Census nor have we found any marriage records to 1927. Treacy Jane Wilson Stump gives this family name as Galloway.

The Fulkner Family

The Henderson Family

Although the Henderson Family has been mentioned in writings and is remembered by individuals still living, little information is available. Treacy Stump mentions the Hendersons as being part of the black community on Raccoon Run and Bob Knotts remembered a boy named Tommy Henderson who often accompanied the visually impaired Sandy Muse whenever he left the settlement.

Apparently this family also had an early association with the Hicks Family on Darkey Fork as this entry may be found in the 1880 Calhoun Census, enumerated at location C004 (the same location as the family of Pete Hicks): Henderson, Charles, BM, 43, Farmer, born in VA; Sarah J., MF, 43, Wife, Keeping House, born in VA; Jesse, MM, 16, Son, Works on Farm, born in VA; Mary, MF, 11, Daughter, At Home, born in VA; Florence, MF, 7, Daughter, born in VA; Minerva, MF, 5, Daughter, born in VA.

The Ogden Family

Another familiy of which we know very little is the Ogden's. Enumerated at location C005 (same as James Ashby) in the 1880 Census it appears that Jesse, one of the children listed in that census, is buried in the Catlip Cemetery on Raccoon Run. The 1880 Calhoun Census lists the following: Ogden, David, MM, 50, Farmer, born in VA; Sarah E., MF, 32,Wife, Keeping House, born in VA; Jesse, MM, 25, Son, Farmer, born in VA; Lucy, MF, 7, Daughter, born in WV; Amanda, MF, 4, Daughter, born in WV; Charles Wm., MM, 1/12 (May 1880), born in WV; Jefferson, Essex, BM, 39, Servant, Farmer, born in VA.

The Genealogies

It is acknowledged that many of our readers will have little interest in the complex genealogies of the black families, but we felt it was a part of our history which needed preservation.

Genealogical research is never easy and some researchers spend a lifetime without finishing their own family.

The struggle is even more difficult for blacks.

During their enslavement they were treated not as humans but more like animals, no records were kept, families were torn asunder, and many had only first names given to them by their masters.

Often, with emancipation, they took the surname of their master.

It is hoped that the information contained here may be of some use to researchers seeking their black roots in Calhoun County. We have not attempted to extend the information down to include any persons who may be living at the present time because we do not wish to infringe on the privacy of any individual, but at the same time enough information is given that living persons should have little difficulty "linking" to the information provided.

Descendants of Jacob Henry Catlip

Generation One

1. Jacob Henry1 Catlip was born in Dec 1859 at Lewis, VA. He married Dora Ida Martin, daughter of Robert Martin and Mary A. (Martin), on 14 Dec 1879 at Calhoun, WV. Children of Jacob Henry1 Catlip and Dora Ida Martin were as follows:

i. Clara2; born Apr 1880 at Calhoun, WV; married Cecil Smith 4 Sep 1907 at Calhoun, WV.
ii. Mary A.; born Jan 1884 at WV. Remembered by Frances Pearl Suttle Shields as having married a man by the name of Fulkner and having moved to IL.
iii. Laura; born Jun 1886 at WV.
iv. Aggie; born Oct 1888 at WV.
v. Fay R.; born Jul 1891 at WV.
vi. Grace; born Oct 1893 at WV.
vii. Herbert; born Jun 1896 at WV; married Ernestine Maggnison, daughter of Isaac Maggnison, 23 Sep 1920 at Calhoun, WV.
viii. Eulah; born Dec 1898 at WV; died 29 Nov 1993 at Aultman Hospital, Canton, OH, at age 94.

EULAH CATLIPP TONEY
CANTON, Ohio - Eulah Catlipp Colston Toney, 94, of Canton, died Nov. 29, 1993 at Aultman Hospital, Canton. She was born in Stumptown, a daughter of the late Jacob Henry and Dora Ida Martin Catlipp. She attended school in Calhoun County and Institute, moving to Parkersburg in 1920. She was a cook, housekeeper and housemother at a boy's school. She worked in maintenance for the Greyhound bus station and the United States Post Office. Through her home purchases and room rentals she provided a place for many black entertainers to stay before integration made it possible for them to stay in public hotels. She lived in Parkersburg from 1920 to 1985 when she and her husband moved to Canton. She was a member of Zion Baptist Church where she served on the usher board, a member of the American Legion Auxiliary since the conception of Post 104 in 1923 and had been president and chaplain. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Surviving are five grandchildren, Arveeda Gordon of Radcliff, Ky., Terry Thompson, Barron Thompson, Darleen Moss, and Alvin Thompson all of Canton; 10 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Charles Donaway; her second husband, Albert Colston; her third husband, Leroy Walter Toney; one infant son, Charles Donaway, Jr.; one daughter, Alistine Thompson; and 12 brothers and sisters. Services 1 p.m. Friday, Zion Baptist Church, Parkersburg. Visitation 3-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Thursday. Rhoden Memorial Funeral Home, 729 Cherry Ave., N.E., Canton and at the church 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday.

Descendants of "Pete" Hicks

Generation One

1. "Pete"1 Hicks was born on 27 Jul 1849 at Parkersburg, Wood, VA; Pete's mother, Lucinda, was believed to have been a slave of the Neales who became pregnant by Hardin Neale and produced a child who was given the surname Hicks following his mother's marriage to Charles Hicks. He married Laura Ellen Brown Catlett, daughter of J. Catlett and Mahalia (--?--), in 1874. He died on 7 May 1932 at Grantsville, Calhoun, WV, at age 82; buried in the Hicks Cemetery located up Darkey Fork approximately 1/2 mile, on the Hicks' farm off the Pine Creek Rd., two miles from Grantsville. One of two Negro cemeteries in Calhoun County. He was also known as James Madison Hicks. Children of "Pete"1 Hicks and Laura Ellen Brown Catlett were as follows:

2. i. Laura Manilla2, born at Grantsville, Calhoun Co., WV; married Opha McDonald; married Wilbert Ratcliff.
ii. Edward Langston; born Feb 1878 at Calhoun, WV; buried at Calhoun, WV; married Mary Stella Miller at Parkersburg, Wood County, WV.
iii. Ashby Neal; buried at Hicks Cemetery, Calhoun, WV; born 4 Nov 1874 at Parkersburg, Wood, WV; died 12 Mar 1962 at Parkersburg, Wood County, WV, at age 87.
iv. Gertie Mahalia; born 24 Oct 1876 at Parkersburg, Wood County, WV; died 26 Nov 1972 at Parkersburg, Wood County, WV, at age 96.
v. John Paxton; buried at Iron River, Bayfield, WI; born 10 Sep 1879 at Grantsville, Calhoun, WV; married Olga Lenore Field 3 Nov 1919 at Carlton, Carlton, MN; died 14 Jul 1972 Ashland, WI, at age 92.
vi. Charles Arthur; born 19 Jun 1882 at Grantsville, Calhoun, WV; died 18 Mar 1960 at Parkersburg, Wood County, WV, at age 77.
vii. Anna S.; born 8 Oct 1883 at Grantsville, Calhoun, WV; married French H. Queen, son of Julius Queen and Dorcas (Queen), 5 Jun 1906 at Grantsville, Calhoun, WV; died 18 Jun 1974 at Orlando, Lewis, WV, at age 90.
viii. Walter Henry; married Bessie Louise Evans; buried at Rockland, OH; born 8 Mar 1885 at Grantsville, Calhoun, WV; married Mary (Stauton) Kelso 21 Jun 1918 at Parkersburg, Wood, WV; died 23 Feb 1947 at Parkersburg, Wood, WV, at age 61.
ix. James Madison Jr.; buried at Calhoun, WV; born 24 Sep 1886 at Grantsville, Calhoun, WV; married Cora Belle Frost 1905; married Lena Florence Reeves 3 Feb 1916 at Parkersburg, Wood, WV; died 2 Oct 1959 at Parkersburg, Wood, WV, at age 73.
x. Franklin Pollock; died at Wheaton, Cook Co., IL; born Mar 1888 at Grantsville, Calhoun Co., WV; married Clara Ovidia Kirkebon 1914.
xi.Benjamin Harrison; buried at Calhoun Co., WV; born 10 Sep 1889 at Grantsville, Calhoun Co., WV; died 15 Aug 1968 at Parkersburg, Wood Co., WV, at age 78.
xii. Allen Hardin; born 4 Nov 1890 at Grantsville, Calhoun Co., WV; married Ada Augusta Curtis 1920; died 10 Nov 1964 at Parkersburg, Wood Co., WV, at age 74. He was also known as Allen Hardman Hicks.
xiii. Jessie; buried at Belpre, OH; born Apr 1893 at Grantsville, Calhoun Co., WV; died 28 Apr 1972 at Parkersburg, Wood Co., WV.
xiv. Robert Lawrence; married Ursula Moats; buried at Belpre, OH; born 25 Jan 1895 at Grantsville, Calhoun Co., WV; died 13 Feb 1969 at Parkersburg, Wood Co., WV, at age 74; married Lulu Rhoda Sutton 10 Apr 1971.

Generation Two

2. Laura Manilla2 Hicks ("Pete"1) was born at Grantsville, Calhoun Co., WV. She was buried at Zanesville, OH. She married Opha McDonald, son of Beverly McDonald and Charlotte Rockhold, on 24 Sep 1913 at Mt. Zion, Calhoun Co., WV. She married Wilbert Ratcliff circa 1949. She died on 28 Jul 1973 at Parkersburg, Wood Co., WV, at age 74. Children of Laura Manilla2 Hicks and Opha McDonald were:

i. Ralph Leonard3; married Clara Ethel Stemple, daughter of Lemuel Stemple and Eva Propst; born Jan 1914 at Grantsville, Calhoun Co., WV; died 13 Jul 1963 at Grantsville, Calhoun Co., WV, at age 49. There were no children of Laura Manilla2 Hicks and Wilbert Ratcliff.

Descendants of William Ivory

Generation One

1. William1 Ivory married Virginia (Ivory). He was born in Jan 1843 at VA. Children of William1 Ivory and Virginia (Ivory) were as follows:

i. Cornelia2; born at WV.
ii. Cecil; born Apr 1896 at WV.
iii. Daniel; born at WV.
iv. Bertha; born circa 1878 at Wood, WV; married Lewis W. Grant, son of S. Grant and Agnes Lewis, 26 Dec 1894 at Calhoun, WV.
v. Tonia; born Nov 1881 at WV.
vi. Ottie; born May 1885 at WV.
vii. Eddie; born Apr 1887 at WV.
viii. Rozilla; born Dec 1893 at Calhoun, WV; married Clarence Martin, son of David Martin and Clory F. Ratliff, 8 Jun 1914 at Calhoun, WV.

Descendants of Robert Martin

Generation One

1. Robert1 Martin married Mary A. (Martin). He was born circa 1812 at VA; Enumerated in 1850 Lewis Co., VA Census. Children of Robert1 Martin and Mary A. (Martin) were as follows:

i. John2; born at VA.
ii. Agnes J; born circa 1838 at VA.
iii. William; born circa 1839 at VA.
iv. James; born circa 1841 at VA.
2. v. Julia A., married James Washington McDonald; born circa 1845 at VA.
vi. Marshall; born circa 1847 at VA.
vii. Elizabeth; born 1850 at VA.
viii. Charley; born circa 1855 at VA.
3. ix. David, born Jul 1857 at Lewis, VA; married Clory F. Ratliff.
4. x. Dora Ida, born Feb 1861 at Lewis, VA; married Jacob Henry Catlip.

Generation Two
2. Julia A.2 Martin (Robert1) married James Washington McDonald. She was born circa 1845 at VA. Children of Julia A.2 Martin and James Washington McDonald were as follows:

i. Floreed3; born circa 1865 at WV.
5. ii.Beverly, born circa 1866 at Lewis, WV; married Charlotte Rockhold.
6. iii.Carrie, born circa 1868 at Lewis, WV; married Napoleon Bonaparte Ratliff.
iv. Ralph; born 17 Sep 1875; Buried in Catlip Cemetery, Calhoun Co., WV;died 1 Aug 1888 at age 12.

3. David2 Martin (Robert1) was born in Jul 1857 at Lewis, VA. He married Clory F. Ratliff, daughter of Napoleon Bonaparte Ratliff and Julia A. (Ratliff), on 22 Sep 1884 at Calhoun, WV. Children of David2 Martin and Clory F. Ratliff all born at Calhoun, WV, were as follows:
i. William3; born.
ii. Clarence; born; married Rozilla Ivory, daughter of William Ivory and Virginia (Ivory), 8 Jun 1914 at Calhoun, WV.
iii.Samuel R.; born Nov 1885.

4. Dora Ida2 Martin (Robert1) was born in Feb 1861 at Lewis, VA. She married Jacob Henry Catlip, son of William Catlip and Sintha (Catlip), on 14 Dec 1879 at Calhoun, WV. Children of Dora Ida2 Martin and Jacob Henry Catlip were as follows:

i. Clara3; born Apr 1880 at Calhoun, WV; married Cecil Smith 4 Sep 1907 at Calhoun, WV.
ii. Mary A.; born Jan 1884 at WV.
iii. Laura; born Jun 1886 at WV.
iv. Aggie; born Oct 1888 at WV.
v. Fay R.; born Jul 1891 at WV.
vi. Grace; born Oct 1893 at WV.
vii. Herbert; born Jun 1896 at WV; married Ernestine Maggnison, daughter of Isaac Maggnison, 23 Sep 1920 at Calhoun, WV.
viii. Eulah; born Dec 1898 at WV; died 29 Nov 1993 at Aultman Hospital, Canton, OH, at age 94.

Generation Three

5. Beverly3 McDonald (Julia2Martin, Robert1) was born circa 1866 at Lewis, WV. He married Charlotte Rockhold on 5 Aug 1890 at Calhoun, WV. He was (an unknown value). Children of Beverly3 McDonald and Charlotte Rockhold were as follows:

7. i. Opha4, married Laura Manilla Hicks.
ii.Ralph; born May 1892 at WV.
iii. Minnie; born Sep 1899 at WV.

6. Carrie3 McDonald (Julia2Martin, Robert1) was born circa 1868 at Lewis, WV. She married Napoleon Bonaparte Ratliff on 18 Mar 1884 at Calhoun, WV. Children of Carrie3 McDonald and Napoleon Bonaparte Ratliff all born at WV were as follows:

i. Libbie A.4; born.
ii. Dorca; born Jul 1888.
iii. Harvey; born Sep 1890.
iv. Mary; born Mar 1893.
v. Mannie L.; born Aug 1896.
vi. Bula; born Aug 1898.

Generation Four

7. Opha4 McDonald (Beverly3, Julia2Martin, Robert1) married Laura Manilla Hicks, daughter of "Pete" Hicks and Laura Ellen Brown Catlett, on 24 Sep 1913 at Mt. Zion, Calhoun Co., WV. Children of Opha4 McDonald and Laura Manilla Hicks were:

i. Ralph Leonard5; married Clara Ethel Stemple, daughter of Lemuel Stemple and Eva Propst; born Jan 1914 at Grantsville, Calhoun Co., WV; died 13 Jul 1963 at Grantsville, Calhoun Co., WV, at age 49.

Descendants of Washington McDonald

Generation One

1. Washington1 McDonald married Julia A. Martin, daughter of Robert Martin and Mary A. (Martin). He was born circa 1820 at VA. He died on 26 Nov 1879. He was He was a barber. He was also known as James Washington McDonald. Children of Washington1 McDonald and Julia A. Martin were as follows:

i. Floreed2; born circa 1865 at WV.

2. ii. Beverly, born circa 1866 at Lewis, WV; married Charlotte Rockhold.

3. iii. Carrie, born circa 1868 at Lewis, WV; married Napoleon Bonaparte Ratliff.
iv. Ralph; born 17 Sep 1875; Buried in Catlip Cemetery, Calhoun Co., WV; died 1 Aug 1888 at age 12.

Generation Two

2. Beverly2 McDonald (Washington1) was born circa 1866 at Lewis, WV. He married Charlotte Rockhold on 5 Aug 1890 at Calhoun, WV.He was (an unknown value). Children of Beverly2 McDonald and Charlotte Rockhold were as follows:

4. i. Opha3, married Laura Manilla Hicks.
ii. Ralph; born May 1892 at WV.
iii. Minnie; born Sep 1899 at WV.

3. Carrie2 McDonald (Washington1) was born circa 1868 at Lewis, WV. She married Napoleon Bonaparte Ratliff on 18 Mar 1884 at Calhoun, WV. Children of Carrie2 McDonald and Napoleon Bonaparte Ratliff all born at WV were as follows:

i. Libbie A.3; born.
ii. Dorca; born Jul 1888.
iii. Harvey; born Sep 1890.
iv. Mary; born Mar 1893.
v. Mannie L.; born Aug 1896.
vi. Bula; born Aug 1898.

Generation Three

4. Opha3 McDonald (Beverly2, Washington1) married Laura Manilla Hicks, daughter of "Pete" Hicks and LauraEllen Brown Catlett, on 24 Sep 1913 at Mt. Zion, Calhoun Co., WV. Children of Opha3 McDonald and Laura Manilla Hicks were:

i. Ralph Leonard4; married Clara Ethel Stemple, daughter of Lemuel Stemple and Eva Propst; born Jan1914 at Grantsville, Calhoun Co., WV; died 13 Jul 1963 at Grantsville, Calhoun Co., WV, at age 49.

Descendants of Sandy Muse

Generation One

1. Sandy1 Muse married Cyntha (Muse). He was born circa 1830 at VA. Children of Sandy1 Muse and Cyntha (Muse) were as follows:

i. Mary2; born circa 1865 at WV.
ii.Juda; born circa 1873 at WV.
2. iii. Lucy, born circa 1879 at Calhoun, WV; married Frank Ratliff; married D.M. Johnson.

Generation Two

2. Lucy2 Muse (Sandy1) was born circa 1879 at Calhoun, WV. She married Frank Ratliff, son of Napoleon Bonaparte Ratliff and Julia A. (Ratliff), on 12 Oct 1898 at Calhoun, WV. She married D.M. Johnson on 4 Nov 1903 at Calhoun, WV. Children of Lucy2 Muse and Frank Ratliff were:

i. Minnie3; born Jun 1898 at WV.

Descendants of Julius Queen Generation One

1. Julius1 Queen married Dorcas (Queen). He was born in Sep 1824 at Harrison, VA. He married Ellen Arnold, daughter of Green Arnold and Adaline (Arnold), on 30 Jan 1886 at Calhoun, WV. Children of Julius1 Queen and Dorcas (Queen) were as follows:

2. i. Louisa2, born circa 1857 at VA; married John Scott.
ii. James M.; born circa 1859 at VA.
iii. George B. Mc.; born circa 1863 at VA.
iv. Abram; born circa 1866.
v. French H.; born Aug 1881 at WV; married Anna S. Hicks, daughter of "Pete" Hicks and Laura Ellen Brown Catlett, 5 Jun 1906 at Grantsville, Calhoun, WV; died 1937.
vi. Melvina; born 1882 at WV.

Children of Julius1 Queen and Ellen Arnold were:
i. Homer2; born 1888 at WV.

Generation Two

2. Louisa2 Queen (Julius1) was born circa 1857 at VA. She married John Scott. Children of Louisa2 Queen and John Scott were as follows:

i. Julius3; born circa 1876 at VA.
ii. Gaither; born circa 1879 at OH.

Descendants of Stephen Radcliff

Generation One

1. STEPHEN1 RADCLIFF married Chloe (Radcliff). He was born circa 1806 at WV; Living in Sherman District in 1870 Calhoun County Census. Also in household, N. Boneparte, 21; Julia Anne, 21; Albert N., 18; Susan, 2; Cloye, 9/12. Children of Stephen1 Radcliff and Chloe (Radcliff) were:

2. i. BONE2, born circa 1847 at Gilmer, WV; married Julia A. (Ratliff); married Carrie McDonald.

Generation Two

2. BONE2 RATLIFF (Stephen1Radcliff) was born circa 1847 at Gilmer, WV. He married Julia A. (Ratliff) circa 1865. He married Carrie McDonald, daughter of Washington McDonald and Julia A. Martin, on 18 Mar 1884 at Calhoun, WV.He was also known as Napoleon Boneparte Radcliff. Children of Bone2 Ratliff and Julia A. (Ratliff) were as follows:

i. WALTER3; born circa 1879 at WV.
ii. ALICE D.; born circa 1865 at WV.
iii. SUSAN; born circa 1867 at WV.

3.iv. CLORY F., born Oct 1868 at WV; married David Martin.
v. CLOYE (CHLOE?); born circa 1869.
vi. AMANDA B.; born May 1871 at Calhoun, WV; married John F. Sutton, son of Felix Sutton and Jennie(Sutton), 16 May 1888 at Calhoun, WV.
vii. ALBERT; born circa 1872 at WV.

4. viii. FRANK, born circa 1874 at WV; married Lucy Muse.
ix. ELIZABETH E.; born circa 1875 at WV.
x. FLORENCE; born circa 1878 at WV.

Children of Bone2 Ratliff and Carrie McDonald all born at WV were as follows:

i. LIBBIE A.3; born.
ii. DORCA; born Jul 1888.
iii. HARVEY; born Sep 1890.
iv. MARY; born Mar 1893.
v. MANNIE L.; born Aug 1896.
vi. BULA; born Aug 1898.

Generation Three

3. CLORY F.3 RATLIFF (Bone2, Stephen1Radcliff) was born in Oct 1868 at WV. She married David Martin, son of Robert Martin and Mary A. (Martin), on 22 Sep 1884 at Calhoun, WV. Children of Clory F.3 Ratliff and David Martin all born at Calhoun, WV, were as follows:

i. WILLIAM4; born.
ii. CLARENCE; born; married Rozilla Ivory, daughter of William Ivory and Virginia (Ivory), 8 Jun 1914 at Calhoun, WV.
iii. SAMUEL R.; born Nov 1885.

4. FRANK3 RATLIFF (Bone2, Stephen1Radcliff) was born circa 1874 at WV. He married Lucy Muse, daughter of Sandy Muse and Cyntha (Muse), on 12 Oct 1898 at Calhoun, WV. Children of Frank3 Ratliff and Lucy Muse were:

i. MINNIE4; born Jun 1898 at WV.


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