Judy- Here is information that comes from turn of the 20th century documents my great aunt had concerning the Ranous family- i am happy to share the info "as is" verbatim:
JOHN HENRY RANOUS born in Poughkeepsie NY March 7 1801. Went west and lived in Chicago and went to California in 1867 and died in California in 1874.married charlotte Smith who was born 1800 and died in Glenham NY 1856.
There children were: Eliza Jane Ranous born Pleasant Valley NY Feb 22 1826. Died Santiago CA in 1893.Married Abram Wiltsie Rapelye, who was born 1825 and died in 1908. Their children were;
Mary Adelaide Rapelye born April 2 1848 in Fishkill NY. married Frank R. Grout at Chicago Ill. Lives at Sullivan, Ill.(Siting this as the person still living at the time of this document). Her daughter is referred to as "Mrs. Ora Hesse "who had a child Earle Edward Hesse born June 1894 in Chicago.Their son Charles Rapelye Grout was born Jan 2 1870 . Unmarried.
Charlotte Rapelye born Nov 30 1851. Lives in San Francisco. Married twice. (No husbands names given)
Ann Rapelye born Nov 8 1857. married Daniel Carmichael, who died in Redlands CA. They had one son Fred Carmichael. Married _____Harris Had one son Fred Harris who lives in Berkley CAl. who has six children.Mrs. Anna Harris lives in El Segundo Los Angeles CO. CAThere are other children listed of John Henry Ranous in this same ddocument - If you are intersted just write me at the above email address. Good Luck marian