I found Allen D. Ratcliff on page 135 of Book C of the Catahoula Parish, La., Conveyance Records.He is listed as purchasing a slave from Thomas Humble on Feb. 1, 1833.So, if he married a Belinda(sp?)Davis in Amite County, Mississippi, in 1826, he is in Catahoula Parish, La., by 1833.
He must be the A.D. Ratcliff listed in the 1840 Census for Catahoula Parish.Then we know he married a second time to Eliza Dupuy in Louisville, Ky., and they are listed with his children from 1840 on the 1850 Census in Concordia Parish. I would like to know what happened to the first wife.
Then, on the 1860 Census in Concordia, it is just A.D. and Eliza.Then, A.D. and Eliza are on the 1870 and 1880 Census in Chicot County, Arkansas.All of that info seems to connect.
I still would like to know what the initials of his children in the 1840 and 1850 Census listings stand for.
I hope that someone reading this will make a connections for me.