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Re: Earliest ancestor question
In Response To: Earliest ancestor question ()

This must not have gone through before when I posted. Please forgive me if this posts twice. I believe my earliest ancestor I've trace is Elijah (Lige) Rider on the Dawes roll. His birthday was in the 1820s, since in 1901 on his interview he stated he could not recall his age but believed he was 73 or 74 years old. He lists his parents as Jack and Rachel Ratliff though family oral history says his father may have been the Cherokee Richard Ratliff (Ratliffe). They would have been born in the late 1700s or early 1800s.

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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