Jan. 15, 1836 Elamsville Patrick County Virginia, USA
Feb. 5, 1928 Buffalo Ridge Patrick County Virginia, USA
NOTE: Surname on tombstone is spelled RATCLIFF; elsewhere it is spelled RATLIFF.
ANCESTRY: Emelia Ann Slaughter Ratliff Martin Slaughter & Mary Conner John Slaughter & Mary Handy John Handy & Elizabeth Harris
SOURCE: Patrick County, VA, Heritage Book 1865: Emily was riding her mule down the road in the Buffalo Ridge area and someone told her that the War Between the States had ended. She pulled her shotgun from under her skirt and shot up in the air three times and yelled "Whoopee!"