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Re: Cherokee Freedmen Elijah Rider
In Response To: Re: Cherokee Freedmen Rider, Ratcliffe, Drew ()
Elijah Rider was my g-g-g-g-grandfather. Was his father Richard Ratcliffe or James Ratcliffe? This would be helpful because I've hit a snag and have wondered where he was before he was on Tom Rider's plantation.
I've learned from the 1910 census that he was born in Alabama. His son Jerry Rider (my g-g-g grandfather) said that his father was born in Alabama and his mother in Georgia (on this same census). Also, one correction. The Kern Clifton Roll lists Annie Rider (or Ann Rider) as Elijah "Lige" Rider's daughter. She was his daughter in law. I know this because my mother knew her. She was my mother's g-g grandmother and would visit from around "Nowata" in Oklahoma.
Thanks so much.
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