Thank you Carol for the link to the Family Tree.I have seen this and have it saved, We have been leaning toward this conclusion that our Joseph was the son of Joseph Ratliff & Keziah Stone, but can not come up with any concrete eveidence.Is this your Family Tree and would you know of the citations that is given for this?
The1880 Census, Center Township,Polk County, Arkansas 126/148
RATLIFF,JosephWM71m.Farmerb. Tennessee b. Unknown b. Unknown ( It is noted that Joseph cannot write info probably given by someone else or guessed at the place of birth) JosephyWF57wifem.Keeping houseb.Virginia b. Virginia b. Virginia (this name appears to be crossed out and written over with the name ofNancy) JosephWM18sons. works on farmb. Louisiana b. Tenn. b. Miss BROWNFrankWM9boarders. at homeb. Arkansasb. Unknown b. Unknown
Transcribed from scanned copy of Original Document at Ancestory.comOn Line Census Records,January 2002lhr
In this Census, the Joseph age 18 b. in Louisiana is the youngest son of Joseph Ratliff and Sarah Barrentine.He is enumberated in the 1870 Census of De Soto Parish Louisiana with Our Joseph Ratliff and wife Eilzabeth Gibson.Son Joseph and is buried inMt. Harmony Cemetery in Sebastian County, Arkansas.My Husbands connection is through the son of Joseph and Elizabeth s son Jesse Ratliff.Thank you again for any help you can offer.You may contact us directly at Radcliff-Family@q.com 860