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Andrew Jackson RATTS 1810-1847 m. Celia WRIGHT 1813-1893
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Henry T Ratts and Barbara Ann Winkler
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Philburt T Wright (1768-1855)and Mary Molly Sears

When Andrew Jackson RATTS was born on February 17, 1810, in Rowan County, North Carolina, his father, Henry, was 39 and his mother, Barbara, was 40. He married Celia WRIGHT on September 16, 1829, in Washington County, Indiana. They had two children during their marriage. He died on March 15, 1847, in Jackson, Indiana, at the age of 37, and was buried in Blue River, Wisconsin. Considered a member of the Society of Pioneer Founders of Indiana. Cela and Andrew Ratts settled next to her parents and eventually moved to Salem, where they built a two-story white house, one of the first of its type in Salem. They were prominent in the governance of Salem, Indiana, in its earliest year. Cela and Andrew were parents of 12 children and Andrew was very successful in business as he gave each of his children a farm. They were members of the Church of Christ at Blue River, Washington County, Indiana, and are buried in the Blue River Cemetery. Tavern on the Square which has been owned and operated by some member of Andrew's line for more than 100 years. It was first started as a Tavern and Livery Stable in a site about one block south of it's present location. In the 1920's the land arid building on the Square was purchased and renovated. It is owned and operated now by Harold Ratts (Slim).

1808 Philbert and Molly Sears Wright moved to Clark's Grass, Indiana Territory, in 1808 with their family. Philbert Wright made one crop there and then moved to northern Harrison County. This area became Washington Township, Washington County, Indiana. He purchased land there and settled three miles south of Salem, Indiana where he and his wife spent the remainder of their days. During the War of 1812 when the Indians were hostile, he built a blockhouse on the branch near his house where families of the neighborhood could go for protection from an Indian raid.

17 Feb 1810 Andrew Jackson Ratts born in Rowan, North Carolina; Son of Henry T Ratts and Barbara Ann Winkler

28 Jul 1813 Celia Wright born in Washington, Indiana; Daughter of Philburt T Wright and Mary Molly Sears

23 Oct 1814 Sister Polly Ann Wright born in Washington, Indiana

8 Feb 1817 Brother John P Wright born in Washington, Indiana

1823 Ratts family moved from Rowan County, Virginia to Washington County, Indiana

16 Sep 1829 Andrew Jackson Ratts and Celia Wright married inWashington, Indiana; Salem Court records

1830 Federal Census lists Andrew Ratts

10 Sep 1830 Mother Mary Molly Sears died in Salem, Washington, Indiana; buried at Wright Cemetery; The story is that Mary's grave was the first in the Cemetery.

19 Oct 1830 Daughter Mary Jane Ratts born in Salem, Washington, Indiana

24 Feb 1833 Son Francis Marion Ratts born in Washington, Indiana

14 Jun 1833 Brother Evans Wright died in Washington, Indiana

14 Jun 1833 Brother Eli Wright died in Washington, Indiana

30 Dec 1833 Father Henry T Ratts died in Jackson, Washington, Indiana; buried at Old Blue River Cemetery

2 Aug 1838 US General Land Office records show Andrew Jackson bought 80 acres of land in Washington, Indiana

1840 Federal Census lists Andrew Ratts

20 Jan 1846 Andrew Jackson Ratts served in 2nd Reg, Company D IndianaVolunteers to 23 Jun 1847, served as Sergeant; US Adjunct General Military Records

15 Mar 1847 Andrew Jackson Ratts died in Jackson, Washington, Indiana; buried at Old Blue River Cemetery (age 37)

14 Aug 1848 Settlement document for Andrew Ratts estate

8 Jan 1849 Mother Barbara Ann Winkler died in Salem, Washington, Indiana; buried at Old Blue River Cemetery

13 Aug 1850 Federal Census for Jackson, Washington, Indiana lists Sela Ratts age 37; Mary J age 19, and Francis age 17

31 Jul 1855 Father Philburt T Wright died in Salem, Washington, Indiana; buried at Wright Cemetery

2 Aug 1855 Salah Ratts mentioned in Father’s will.

11 Jul 1860 Federal Census for Howard Twnsp, Washington, Indiana shows Celia age 46 living with daughter Mary Jane Ratts Martin.

8 Oct 1865 Sister Elizabeth Betsy Wright died in Grandview, Edgar, Illinois

10 Nov 1865 Brother Philbert Wright died in Wright, Greene, Indiana

9 Feb 1868 Brother Absalom Wright died in Monroe, Indiana

16 Dec 1873 Sister Delilah Wright died in Edgar, Edgar, Illinois

7 Feb 1879 Sister Polly Ann Wright died in Arcola, Douglas, Illinois

3 Aug 1878 Brother John P Wright died in Edgar, Illinois

4 Jul 1883 Sister Barbara Wright died in Washington, Indiana

4 Apr 1888 Sister Nancy Wright died in Washington, Indiana

30 Jun 1891 Sister Catherine E Wright died in Washington, Wayne,Indiana; buried at Blue River, Washington County, Indiana

3 Apr 1893 Celia Wright died in Washington, Indiana; buried at Old Blue River Cemetery, Washington County, Indiana [Washington County Indiana Historical Society] (age 79)

18 Sep 1894 Sister Sarah Wright died in Salem, Washington, Indiana

15 Oct 1895 Son Francis Marion Ratts died in Salem, Washington, Indiana

3 Apr 1903 Daughter Mary Jane Ratts died in Salem, Washington, Indiana


U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907
Andrew Ratts; 2 Aug 1838; Indiana; Acres: 80; Accession Number: IN2660__.202; April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566); Document Number: 9246; Legal Land Description:12/1-N/3-E/2nd PM/Washington/12/1-N/3-E/2nd PM/Washington
Death Records
Celia Ratts; Apr 1813-Apr 1893; Old Old Blue River Cemetery; Blue River, Washington County, Indiana, USA; Spouse: Andrew Ratts; Father: Philbert Wright; Mother: Molly Wright; Children: Francis Marion Ratts, Mary Jane Martin; http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-...


RECORDS/DOCUMENTS Andrew Celia
1810 Andrew Jackson Ratts born
1811 Sis Barbara Ratts born
1813 Celia Wright born
1816 Sis Barbara Ratts died
1829 Marriage Register
1820 Census
1830 Census
1830 Dau Mary Jane Ratts MARTIN born
1830 Mother Mary Sears died
1833 Son Francis Marion Ratts born
1833 Bro Evins Wrights died
1833 Father Henry T Ratts died
1838 Land Office Records
1840 Census
1847 Andrew Jackson Ratts died/Will
1849 Mother Barbara Winkler died
1850 Census
1854 Bro Godfrey Winkler Ratts died
1855 Father Philburt Wright died
1860 Census
1865 Sis Elizabeth Wright HINDS died
1867 Bro Henry T Ratts died
1868 Bro Absalom Wright died
1870 Census
1870 Sis Margaret Ratts died
1873 Sis Mary Magdalene Ratts died
1873 Bro Eli Wright died
1893 Sis Delilah Wright ZINK died
1876 Bro Rinehart J Ratts died
1876 Bro Francis Ratts died
1879 Sis Polly Ann Wright FRANTZ died
1879 Bro John P Wright died
1880 Census
1883 Sis Barbara Wright JOHNSON died
1885 Bro Jacob Ratts died
1888 Sis Nancy Wright PURLEE died
1891 Sis Catherine Wright HINDS died
1893 Celia Wright died
Gravestone
1894 Sis Sarah Jane Wright ZINK died
1895 Son Francis Marion Ratts died
1895 Sis Elizabeth Ratts died
1903 Dau Mary Jane Ratts died