Here is another entry for you - note that both names, Allen D. and A.D. are used here. This is from a Gahagen file online:
Deeds of Gahagan in Catahoula Parish:
Catahoula Parish Conveyance Book H p 54:
1846 21 Jan. Allen D Ratliff of Catahoula to Lawrence Gahagan of some 309.82 acres in se quarter of Sec 10 and sw quarter of Sec. 11 in Township 10 of Range 4E. Also 1 other tract on Oauchita River at mouth of Bayou Dan 50.10 acres being Lot #3 of Sect 23 in Twp 11 of Range 5E. in conderation of 36 bales of merchantable cotton to be delievered on the Bayou Dan Landing as follows:
12 bales on Jan 1, 1847
12 bales on Jan 1, 1848
12 bales on Jan 1 1849
the land to be mortgaged for payment as above.
signed A.D.Ratcliff Lawrence Gahagan
wit: John G. Alexander
George L Sawyer?
Judge James Taliaferro
1860 Concordia census has A.D.Ratcliff 55 farmer 80,000 500 N.C. 7th Ward not too far from R.M.Ferguson 48 overseer from Ga.
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