Silas Ratliff (son of William "Bigger" Ratliff and Mary "Patsy" Thornsbury) was born Abt. 1814 in Floyd County, Kentucky, and died August 21, 1858 in Pike County, Kentucky.He married Mary Jane Howell on October 23, 1833 in Pike County, Kentucky. Notes for Silas Ratliff: The 1850 Pike Co. KY census p. 448 Line 21 shows Silas Ratliff,36; Mary,34; Elvira F.,15; William,13; Emiline,11; Joell,9; John,7; Rebecca,4; Elizabeth,2. Because the 1850 census does not give the relationships of the people listed, we assume that these are the natural children of Silas and Mary. Silas Ratliff's will of 6 Aug 1858, Will Bk A, p.52-55, names the following people: Andrew Jackson Fry, James Ratliff, William Ratliff, Joell Ratliff, wife Mary Jane Ratliff, daughters Ann Elizabeth Ratliff and Rebecca Ratliff. Andrew Jackson Fry was the husband of Elvira F. Ratliff. Has anyone proven that James is an older son not mentioned in the 1850 Census? Probably Emiline and John preceeded their father in death. Perhaps someone else has more information on that.1823 PIKE COUNTY KENTUCKY TAX LIST 1823 PIKE COUNTY KENTUCKY TAX LIST Ratliff, Jeremiah Ratliff, John Jr. Ratliff, John Sr. Ratliff, Leady Ratliff, Nancy Ratliff, Richard Ratliff, Silas Ratliff, Squire Ratliff, Stephen Ratliff, William Ratliff, Wm. Jr Ratliff, Wm. Jr. Ratliff, Wm. Sr. More About Silas Ratliff and Mary Jane Howell: Marriage: October 23, 1833, Pike County, Kentucky. Children of Silas Ratliff and Mary Jane Howell are:
Elvira Ratliff, b. November 13, 1834, Pike CO, KY, d. August 04, 1921, Jones Co. Tx.