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J.T. Ratcliff James T. Ratcliff
Full Name: James T. Ratcliff
Other surnames: Ratliff
Date of birth: June 18, 1818
Date of death: December 3, 1878

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 41 Aug 8, 1866 - Feb 7, 1870 11th (1)     Hillsboro / Hill   Hill, Navarro

(1) Not present at organization of the House on 8/6/1866. J.T. Ratcliff sworn 8/8/1866, p. 10. House Journal.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, Edgar N. Ratcliff, son of James T. Ratcliff, Volume IV, pp. 1421-1422. James T. Ratcliff, born 6/18/1818 at Asheville, Buncombe County, North Carolina, "eventually moved to Hillsboro, Texas, where he was admitted to the bar before the Hon. John H. Regan [Reagan], subsequently became one of the prominent lawyers of Hill County, and in 1866 was sent to the Texas Legislature, being elected on the democratic ticket." A Standard History of Oklahoma, 1914.
  • Other Resources
  • Census of 1860 - Jas. T. Ratcliff, Hillsboro, Hill County, age 40, born circa 1820 in North Carolina, attorney at law, living in household with Mary E. Ratcliff.
    Census of 1870 - James T. Ratcliff, Hillsboro, Hill County, age 52, born circa 1818 in North Carolina, lawyer, living in household with Mary E. Ratcliff. FamilySearch. 1860 1870
  • James T. Ratcliff, birth date 6/18/1818 near Asheville, North Carolina, death date 12/3/1878 at Tehuacana, burial in Tehuacana, Tehuacana Cemetery, Limestone County. Find a Grave.
  • James T. Ratcliff, Hillsboro attorney, mentioned on p. 225. Lewis Publishing Company. Memorial and Biographical History of Johnson and Hill Counties, Texas, 1892, crediting Dallas Genealogical Society. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. J.T. Ratcliff, 11th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 11th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, south wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    11th R.S. - 1866
    Claims and Accounts  
    Engrossed Bills  

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