Posted By:Sue Seibert
Subject:Indian Creek School, RATLIFF
Post Date:June 09, 2004 at 22:01:20
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Forum:Brown County, TX Genealogy Forum
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I received this message from . Could you please help.

I was intrigued with the posting concerning the Indian Creek School. My GG Grandfather...Arch Ratliff, was
a member of the Ebony Community. My Great Grandparents, Charles I. Welch and Mary Elizabeth Ratliff were in the
Indian Creek area...down the road from Ebony. All are buried at Ebony Cemetery.

The Ratliff's came to that area in 1874. Charles I. Welch married Mary Elizabeth about 1878.

I have a picture of Arch Ratliff, kneeling down with a child , surrounded by other children and adults that are standing...
in front of a School..... Family history says it is a school he made possible....and that is is the first school of Ebony. As
there seemed to be another Ebony some of the old timers indicate...I was wondering if possibly it could have
been another school in the area.

Arch was supposedly responsible for building a Church in Williamson County and a school in Young County... Supposedly he was instrumental in
building a Methodist Church in Ebony...and I thought perhaps this might be a Church instead of a school..... I don't have any documented
facts just family tradition and this I am on a fishing expedition.....

Regardless...I am happy to have the picture....and all the wonderful stories of the past. I appreciate your good efforts and thank you
for your help.