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Mary Margaret Hinson Ratliff
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Birth: 1775
Virginia, USA
Death: 1839
Mason County
Illinois, USA

Married 1. William Ratliff.
Married 2. Levi Blount 06 Feb 1828.

Margaret died before 1839 as she is not noted in the 1839 will of her second husband, Levi Blunt, other than Levi request to be buried next to her.

From 1879 History of Menard & Mason Counties, Published by O.L.Baskin & Co. of Chicago, p. ca. 408:

"Levi Blunt, with his family of boys, Thomas F, Samuel (now in Kilbourne), Laben and Richard, all came in the spring of 1834 [to Mason County] and settled on the west side of the prairie, where some of the family still live."

Levi Blount died at his home on this farm (Fields Prairie, Mason County Illinois) . Buried on farm. His second wife [Mary Hinson Ratliff]rests by his side. Both graves are lost due to an inadequate marker.

1828 court document reference, from August County VA, for
Margaret, now Blount, formerly married to William Ratliff, and
their son,Stephen Ratliff, both handling William's estate.
After the death of William Ratliff in 2 Jul 1816 in Barren Co. KY , his widow , Margaret married Levi Blount
6 Feb 1828 in Barren Co. Kentucky. Right about 1830, they moved to Menard/Mason Illinois.
She wished to be relieved of the responsibility of infants[infants: age 0-14] William, Jonathan, Jordon, and Alexander in a deed dated February 1828 (book L Page 226). This was an agreement between her and her oldest son, Stephen, and it states that she is the widow of William Ratliff deceased.


On motion of Margaret Ratliff widow and relict of William Ratliff dec'd and Stephen Ratliff certificate is granted them for obtaining letters of administration of the estate of the decedent where upon they took the necessary oath and together with Cader Edwardsand David C. Donan their secureties entered into bond in the sum of $2000 conditioned as the law directs.

August County Court 1828

On motion of David C. Donan, setting forth that he is bound as a Security for Margarett Ratliff, now Margarett Blount & Stephen Ratliff admrs of the estate of William Ratliff decd, and that he is in danger of suffering damages, it is therefore ordered that Stephen Ratliff to appear in Court in October next to show cause why they should not give counter security.

Children of Margaret HINSON and William RATLIFF are:

i. Stephen A. RATLIFF was born 28 Jun 1795 in Green Co. KY, and died 13 Jul 1859 in Barren Co. KY. He married Patsy A. BRADLEY 26 Aug 1819 in Barren Co. KY.

ii. James RATLIFF was born 19 Jan 1798 in Barren Co. KY, and died 16 Apr 1860 in Macon Co. MO. He married Martha "Patsy" HIND 18 Mar 1817 in Barren County KY, daughter of Samuel HIND and Margaret "Peggy" Willis Arnold. She was born 29 Jun 1799 in Near Horse Cave KY, and died 5 Jun 1880 in New Boston MO.

iii. Mary RATLIFF was born 26 Dec 1800 in Barren Co. KY, and died 23 Feb 1864 in Randolph Co. MO. She married Richard BRADLEY 25 Feb 1818 in Barren Co. KY. He was born 27 Dec 1795 in Barren Co. KY, and died 25 Jul 1865 in Randolph Co. MO.

iv. William RATLIFF was born in Barren Co. KY, and died 1860 . He married Mary "Polly" PHILPOT 27 Nov 1826 in Barren Co. Kentucky.

v. Jonathan RATLIFF was born in BARREN CO. KY, and died 13 Nov 1881 in BENTON CO. ARK. He married Dulaney Crawford ROWLAND 15 Dec 1829 in Randolph Co. MO. She was born 16 Dec 1807 in TN, and died 5 Jul 1899 in Garfield, AR.

vi. *Jordan RATLIFF was born in Barren Co. Kentucky, and died 1840 in Randolph County Missouri. He married Lavinia ROWLAND 20 Sep 1831 in Randolph County MO. She was born 1815 in TN, and died in Macon Co. MO.

vii. Alexander RATLIFF was born in Barren Co. KY, and died ABT 1879 in Atchinson County Missouri.He married ?. He married second to Leanna Bunch Jun 1864 in Burlington Kansas. She was born 31 Dec 1830 in Tennessee, and died 19 Aug 1906 in Atchinson County Missouri.
Family links: 
  William Ratliff (1762 - 1816)
  Levi Harrison Blunt (1771 - 1839)
  James Ratliff (1798 - 1860)*
  Mary Ratliff Bradley (1800 - 1864)*
  Jonathan Ratliff (1807 - 1881)*
  Alexander Ratliff (1812 - 1889)*
  Jordan Ratliff (1815 - 1840)*
*Calculated relationship
Blunt Family Farm
Mason County
Illinois, USA
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Record added: Aug 17, 2010
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