William Ratliff (Ratcliff)
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dukemartin
N 38° 00.038 W 082° 30.073
17S E 368194 N 4206948
A short history of William Ratliff
Waymark Code: WM13YXW
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 03/16/2021
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member razalas
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William Ratliff (Ratcliff)

Born May 1802, he was a prominent landowner and political figure in Wayne County, serving as a county magistrate for thirty years. Though a slave owner, he supported the Union, and in 1861 he served as a delegate to the Second Wheeling Convention and as a member of the General Assembly of the Restored Government of Virginia. He died in Wayne county in February 1885.
Marker Number: None seen on sign

Marker Title: William Ratliff (Ratcliff)

Marker Location: Rt 52

County or Independent City: Glenhayes, WV

Web Site: [Web Link]

Marker Program Sponsor: West Virginia Archives & History, 2017

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