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Jesse Houston Ratcliff

J. H. Ratcliff
Full Name: Jesse Houston Ratcliff, Sr.
Birth date: June 22, 1844
Death date: January 1, 1920

Terms of Service

  • House, 26th Legislature
    1/10/1899 - 1/8/1901
    Democrat

Biographical Notes and Resources

Photographs

Other Resources

  • Confederate States Army, Private, Company G, 1st (Colquitt's) Arkansas Infantry, enlisted 3/1/1862. J.H. Ratcliff (Jesse H. or James H. Ratcliffe) of Ratcliff, Houston County, Texas, born June 1844 in Russell County, Virginia (age "Seventy one last June 1915"), farmer. Pension File No. 04577, Alabama, Texas and Virginia, U.S., Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958.
    Confederate States Army, Company G, 2nd Arkansas Infantry, Capt. Pickett in command (widow's application). Jesse Houston Ratcliff, death date 1/1/1920 in Houston County, Texas. Widow Mrs. J.H. Ratcliff of Ratcliff, Houston County, marriage date 12/30/1895 in Houston County. Includes correspondence from daughter Mrs. G.M. Mahoney of Ratcliff, Texas, and son Jess H. Ratcliff, Jr., of Pasadena, California, relating to Confederate service. Pension File No. 39275. Alabama, Texas and Virginia, U.S., Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958.
    J.H. Ratcliff, death date 1/1/1920. U.S., Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925-1970. Ancestry.com .
  • Census of 1900 - Jesse H. Ratcliff, Houston County, age 56, born June 1844 in Virginia, manufacturer, spouse Louisa A.
    Census of 1910 - Jessie H. Ratcliff, Sr., Houston County, age 65, born circa 1845 in Virginia, manufacturer, spouse Auty. FamilySearch . 1900 1910
  • Confederate States Army, Company G, 2nd Arkansas Infantry. Military grave marker, J.H. Ratcliff. Jesse H. Ratcliff, birth date 6/22/1844, death date 1/1/1920, interment in Mount Vernon Cemetery, Houston County. Includes obituary from unknown source ("Twenty years ago he represented Houston county in the state legislature . . . "), biographical sketch (information submitted by the Houston County Historical Commission, Crockett, Texas), and photo. Find a Grave .
  • RATCLIFF, TEXAS. Named for Jesse H. Ratcliff. Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Jesse H. Ratcliff, "pioneer resident" of Ratcliff, Houston County, mentioned in Cherokee County Historical Commission (Texas), Cherokee County History, 2001, Jacksonville, Texas, p. 491, crediting Cherokee County Historical Commission. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Jess H. Ratcliff (1844-1920)'s sawmill in Ratcliff, Houston County, and later development of Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Camp F-4-T. Historical markers, Texas Historic Sites Atlas (Texas Historical Commission) . Ratcliff, Houston County Ratcliff CCC Camp - Houston County
  • 26th Legislature (1899) - J.H. Ratcliff, postoffice Ratcliff, nativity Virginia, age 54 (born circa 1845), lumber d'l'r, farmer, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual .
  • Biographical sketch and photo, Jesse H. Ratcliff, from History of Houston County, Texas, 1687-1979. Houston County, TXGenWeb Project .
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