William Ratledge (son of Smith Ratledge & Rachel Cornerford) b. Feb 1827 Kent Co.,DE and d. aft 1900 in Nuckolls Co., NE. He m. 28 Nov 1845 Ross Co., OH to Rachel Clarkson and they're on the 1850 census in Pickaway Co., OH with one son, John age 4. William and Rachel purchased land in 1849 and in 1856 in Pickaway Co. They are next found in DeMoines, Iowa on the 1860 census. This census shows them with 2 children, John 14 and Mary age 5 - both born Ohio. 1870 the family is still living in DesMoines, Iowa, but by 1880 census William and Rachel are divorced. William moved to Nebraska and died there. Rachel Clarkson Ratledge moved herself and children to Mahaska Co., Iowa. Children: John Ratledge b. 26 Jan 1846 Pickaway Co.,OH married to Rhoena Samantha Jordan 3 Oct 1878 in Olathe, Kansas. They had one child that died. They lived in Mahaska Co., IA, then Franklin Co., Kansas. His death cert from Hidalgo Co., TX. He d. 14 April 1928, and he's buried in Franklin Co., KS. Mary M. Ratledge b. Feb 1855 in Pickaway Co., OH - d. 28 May 1928 Hidalgo Co.,TX. She m. 30 Nov 1882 to Willis R. Hawley in Mahaska Co., IA. They had 3 sons, Ernest, Bruce & Roy. Ernest moved to Texas and signed his uncle John's death cert.