Children of JESSE and NARCISSA RATTLEY:
SYLVESTER, born 22 November 1847
MILBRAIN, born 29 October 1849
SAMUEL JEROME, 18 May 1853 - 22 July 1854
JOHN E. born 6 April 1855
JESSE RATTLEY's parents:
POLLY RATTLEY, died 15 February 1852
JESSE RATTLEY SR., died April 1860
WILLIAM B. PETTIFORD, died 10 March 1862
NARCISSA RATTLEY, born 20 September 1829. married 31 December 1846; converted
April 1868; joined Church May 1868
STEPHEN SPARKS RATTLEY, son of JESSE RATTLEY, born 11 August 1840
AMANDA GREEN PETTIFORD, born 12 July 1856
ELIZABETH PETTIFORD, born 8 July 1852
GILLIE CATHERINE WILLIAMS, died 8 February 1882
AMANDA GREEN, died November 1881
GLATHY LUCAS, died 8 August 1882
WILEY PETTIFORD (daddy--HENRY FULLER, slave), died 13 January 1885
JOAN PETTIFORD, died 28 September 1892
GLATHA DUNSTON, 5 November 1848 - 28 May 1899
JOHN PETTIFORD, my brother, died 10 November 1898
JESSE RATTLEY died 10 May 1904, in the eighty-second year of his age -- united
with the Presbyterian Church in 1870-2 and was made ruling elder immediately
after. "I have no doubt now that I had at first" were his last words as to his
NARCISSA RATTLEY died 1 March 1914, age 84; buried 2 March 1914
SYLVESTER RATTLEY, first born-child and son of JESSE and NARCISSA RATTLEY, died
from a car accident at 3:25 a.m. Sunday, 13 October 1929, struck by car in front
of Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church. He lived in Franklinton from boyhood
--shoemaker, merchant in his town, and a great builder of the town and Church.
He was buried 15 October 1929 at Franklinton Cemetery.
MILBRAIN SPEED died 1 or 1 April 1932 in Bristol, Tennessee, and is buried in
the plot in Henderson, North Carolina.
JESSE SPEED PARK, daughter of JULIA and MILBRAIN SPEED, died January 1940 and is
buried in Bristol, Tennessee.
(Thanks to Robert Jackson for sharing the original
record of this Bible)
Notes by DW concerning above
From NARCISSA RATTLEY Letter:
"GLATHA had eleven children, WILIE, WILLIAM,
MARTHA, NARCISSA, GILLIE, JOHN, MERNERVA, JAMES, ELIJA, SALLIE, GLATHA."
This was Family of GLATHA PETTIFORD (dau/of GILLIE PETTIFORD, who was
daughter of PHILLIP PETTIFORD and PATIENCE BASS) in 1850 & 1860 Franklin Co.
ELIJAH LOCUST - 50 - M - B -DITCHER-NC
GLATHY LOCUST - 45 - F - B - NC
GILLA LOCUST - 18 - F - B - NC
JOHN LOCUST - 16 - M - B - NC
MINERVA LOCUST- 14 - F - B - NC
SARAH LOCUST - 6 - F - B - NC
GLATHY LOCUST - 1 - F - B - NC
GLATHY PETTIFORD - 57 - F - MU - NC
JOHN PETTIFORD - 25 - M - B -ROCK MASON & PLAST.- NC
MANERVA PETTIFORD -23 - F - B - NC
SARAH PETTIFORD -15 - F - B - NC
GLATHY PETTIFORD -11 - F - B - NC
ELIZABETH PETTIFORD -8- F - B - NC
AMANDA PETTIFORD - 4- F - B - NC
GILLIE CATHERINE WILLIAMS, was b. 1832 Franklin Co,NC, d/o GLATHA PETTIFORD
(wife of ELIJAH LOCUST). GILLIE married 1st on Sept.16, 1851 to GEORGE W.
RICHARDSON (b.1830 Halifax Co./d. Aug 1869, Johnston Co,NC, in a railroad
accident. He was the son of GIDEON & PEGGY RICHARDSON of Nash Co,NC. GILLIE
remarried to an Unknown WILLIAMS before she died.
GLATHA's children from the Bible record:
WILLIAM B. PETTIFORD
JOAN PETTIFORD was the wife of WILEY PETTIFORD, called JOSEPH ANN PETTIFORD
in their Dec. 24, 1845 Marriage Bond.
AMANDA & ELIZABETH PETTIFORD from the Census were GLATHA's grandchildren.