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Henry Ratliff and
Mary Polly Hughes

Henry Ratliff and Mary Polly Hughes - Photo Source - Sue Blevins Kovack
Henry Ratliff b 17 Dec 1869 d 23 Oct 1957; buried Mt Zion Cemetery, Greenup Co KY; s/o Paul Ratliff and Emmah Hall. Henry Ratliff m. 19 May 1890 Letcher Co KY to Mary Polly Hughes b 16 Mar 1870 Letcher Co KY d 12 Apr 1959 Greenup Co KY; buried Mt Zion Cem., Greenup Co KY; d/o Gabriel Hughes and Nancy Potter. Children of Henry and Mary Polly Hughes Ratliff;

1. Gabriel Ellis G. E. Ratliff b 4 Jul 1891 Sycamore, Ore Knob, Pike Co KY d 24 Oct 1976; (or d 3 Apr 1984); Greenup Co KY; m. Ethel Marie Davis b 25 Sept 1902 d May 1987. (Varying dates of birth and death exist on findagrave by Cindy Blevins).

2. Lou Emma Ratliff (Emily) b 12 Jan 1893 in Boone Creek, Letcher Co KY d 24 Oct 1976 Bluefield, Mercer Co WV; buried Johnson Memorial Park, Pikeville, KY; m. 23 Nov 1910 to James Monroe Blevins b d 10 Feb 1986; s/o James Madison Blevins and Sarah Mullins. These are the Maternal Grandparents of Sue Blevins Kovack.

3. Paul E Ratliff b 23 Jan 1895 Letcher Co KY d 17 Nov 1966; m. Lovada Reedy.

4. Orville Ray Ratliff (Arvil) b 20 Jan 1899 (death certificate date of birth) Elkhorn Creek, Pike Co KY d 7 Jan 1935 Pike Co KY; age 35 years 11 months, 17 days; buried Fords Branch KY; killed by a train; m. Osie Adkins. Orville Arvil Ray Ratliff m. Virgie Unknown b abt 1903.

5. Nancy Marie Ratliff b 1 Jun 1899 Elkhorn Creek, Pike Co KY; m. John M Hall.

6. Elizabeth Cora Ratliff b 21 Aug 1901 Elkhorn Creek, Pike Co KY; m. Charles Gambill.

7. John Morgan Johnnie Ratliff b 5 Sept 1903 Elkhorn Creek, Pike Co KY d 30 Jan 1935 OH; m. Lula Prater.

8. Earl Edward Ratliff b 9 Dec 1905 Elkhorn Creek, Pike Co KY; m. Mildred Parson.

Ratliff is also spelled Ratcliff or Ratcliffe. Thanks to Elizabeth G Venters for information and updates for this family in our Comment Section on 4 Aug 2009.


1900 Millston, Letcher Co KY Census ED 75 District 2
113 114 Ratliff Henry Head W M Dec 1869 30 M 10 KY KY VA Can Read Can Write Speaks English
113 114 Ratliff Mary Wife W F Mar 1870 30 M 10 5 5 KY KY KY Can't Read Can't Write Can't Speak English
113 114 Ratliff Gabril Son W M July 1891 8 S KY KY KY
113 114 Ratliff Sienemma Daughter W F Jan 1893 7 S KY KY KY
113 114 Ratliff Paul S Son W M Jan 1895 5 S KY KY KY
113 114 Ratliff Arval R Son W M Jan 1893 7 S KY KY KY
113 114 Ratliff Nancy J Daughter W F June 1899 11/12 S KY KY KY

114 115 Fulton Head W M Jan 1869 31 M 11 KY KY KY Farmer Can't Read Can't Write
114 115 Fulton Rosy Wife W F Jan 1872 28 M 11 5 5 KY KY KY Can Read Can WRite
114 115 Fulton Oty Daughter W F Feb 1890 10 S KY KY KY Can't Read Can't Write
114 115 Fulton Igy Daughter W F Oct 1892 7 S KY KY KY
114 115 Fulton Conrad Son W M Mar 1895 5 S KY KY KY
114 115 Fulton Johnny Son W M Feb 1897 3 S KY KY KY
114 115 Fulton Jesse Son W M Mar 1899 1 S KY KY KY

115 116 Potter George Head W M Apr 1858 42 M 20 KY KY KY Can Read Can Write
115 116 Potter Rebecca J Wife W F Aug 1865 34 M 20 8 8 VA VA VA Can Read Can Write
115 116 Potter Malindy G Daughter W F Feb 1884 16 S KY KY VA Can Read Can Write
115 116 Potter James W Son W M Dec 1885 14 S KY KY VA Can Read Can Write
115 116 Potter Samuel M Son W M Mar 1890 10 S KY KY VA Can Read Can Write
115 116 Potter John W Son W M Oct 1891 8 S KY KY VA
115 116 Potter Tilitha C M V Daughter W F Nov 1893 6 S KY KY VA
115 116 Potter Roy B Son W M Dec 1895 4 S KY KY VA
115 116 Potter Susan E Daughter W F Mar 1898 2 S KY KY VA
115 116 Potter Marget E Daughter W F Feb 1900 4/12 S KY KY VA


Death of Arvil Ray Ratliff
20 Jan 1899 - 7 Jan 1935

Jan 7, 1935: Witnesses examined, R. P. Adams & J. A Farren, makes the following statement: While standing on the Passenger platform, Pikeville, Ky., they discovered while a freight train was passing they saw a man and from his actions he was trying to get off or on the train, and a few minutes later they found a body just below where they first saw the man he was badly mangled up by the train and he died not long after he was taken to the hospital. Signd M W Call Coroner Pikeville KY


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