Thomas Ratterree was born 18 March, 1828 in Chester County, South Carolina. His parents were John Ratterree and Elizabeth (last name unknown). Shortly after the American Civil War, he moved to Lincoln County, Arkansas where he died 08 March, 1881. His wife, Martha (last name unknown) was born 02 May, 1840 in Chester County, South Carolina and died 06 July 1914 in Lincoln County, Arkansas. Their children were Maggy, b. 1865, Mary, b. 1872, Matty, b. 1875, Adolphus, b. 1877 and Ruth, b. May, 1880.