I am looking for any information on an A.D. Ratcliff who shows on the 1840 Census for Catahoula Parish,the 1850 Census for Concordia Parish, and the 1860 Census for Concordia Parish, Louisiana.According to Census data, he was probably born in 1805 in North Carolina.
He is shown in 1850 with wife Eliza, b. 1808, and children J.D.,a female, b. 1830;F. D., a female, b. 1835;D.F., a male, b. 1836;and T.W., a male, b. 1841.
I would really like to know the names behind the initials and how he might be related to other Ratcliffs in the area of Catahoula in the 1840's:Benjamin Ratcliff and sons Eli and John King.