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Ratcliff / Ratliff family tree in Patrick County, Virginia
Posted by: Elizabeth Hopkins (ID *****6952) Date: December 15, 2010 at 14:01:09
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I am looking for more information about the Indian heritage of the Ratcliff / Ratliff family (it has been DNA proven that the Ratcliff and Ratliff families are related and one general lineage). I am having difficulties finding information on a past family member: Bessie Odessa Ratcliff born around 1899. She may have been born on an Indian Reservation. She was married to Henry Letcher Bocock and had a brother named Drury Ratcliff. She lived with her family and died in Patrick County, Virginia.
If you have any information about the heritage or family tree of Bessie Odessa, please let me know.
I have a lot of information on the Ratcliff / Ratliff family dating back to a marriage in 1631 but the connection begins to get fuzzy around the "Black Dutch" Peter Ratcliff / Ratliff. I believe he is one of Bessie Odessa's ancestors.
I also believe that his son Lewis Ratliff (born around 1800 in Patrick County, Virginia and died after 1880 in Patrick County, Virginia) is also one of her ancestors.
Lewis married Matilda Purdy in Patrick County on January 16, 1822 but I do not have any information on their children.

Thank you for your help!
I have a lot of info on the Ratcliff / Ratliff family trees after the 1820s so just ask if you need any information!

Elizabeth


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