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There has been much discussion over James' middle name. Is it Irwin, Irving or Erwin? I believe it to be Irvin or Irwin due to the name in the second generation and to several historical records such as Census and the Death Record of Green Price, which lists the parents as "Irvin Collinsworth & Nancy Kilgore.)

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Mary Ann "Polly" Collinsworth Ratliff at the spinning wheel, Joshua Wilson Ratliff in chair with grandchildren Mai and Arthur Ratliff. TX

The following information comes from the research efforts of Charlotte C. Johnson.

 Charlotte Carpenter Johnson has spent many years researching the Collinsworth line.  Because I learned early from my family that our ancestor was James Irving Collinsworth, I am stubborn about changing to "Ervin" ...but that doesn't affect the extensive research of Charlotte's!

Here is the link to Charlotte's 6-generation [->] Ahnentafel Chart for my line beginning with Mary Ann "Polly" Collinsworth Ratliff, my great-grandmother.  If you would rather, click the links below to go to that person's page within Charlotte's Rootsweb file.

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Mary Ann "Polly" Collinsworth was born 1 FEB 1854 in KY, USA, and died 16 OCT 1934 in Hardeman County,TX, USA. She was buried 1934 in Goodlett, Hardeman Co. TX, USA. She was the daughter of 2. James Ervin Collinsworth and 3. Nancy Kilgore. She married Joshua Wilson Ratliff 10 JUL 1872 in Montgomery County, KY, son of William Ratliff and Mary Ann Lawson. He was born 18 JAN 1849 in Montgomery County, KY, and died 30 MAY 1925 in Hardeman County,TX, USA. He was buried 1925 in Goodlett Cemetery in Hardeman Co., TX, USA.

Collinsworth Cemetery, Plano, Collin Co., TX

Charlotte and I have a friendly disagreement about James' middle name.  I believe there are two James Collinsworth getting mixed-up here. 
 
Some research I have found shows James IRVIN Collinsworth to be the s/o Thomas Collinsworth (1785-1850) & Hannah Williams (1784-1868), with siblings Mason (1810-abt 1875), David C. (1813-1892), Sarah J. (1821-?), Samuel Mays (1823-1900), John W. (1825-1930), Louisa C. (1829-?), and William Atchinson (1832-1919). Thomas & Hannah lived in Burning Fork, (was Floyd Co,  now Magoffin) Kentucky.
 
More research to be done!

Nancy Ann Kilgore m. James Irvin Collinsworth
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Descendants of James Irving Collinsworth

Generation No. 1


1.
JAMES IRVIN COLLINSWORTH m.  NANCY KILGORE,


Children of JAMES IRVIN COLLINSWORTH and NANCY ANN KILGORE are:

       1. Green Price Collinsworth, b. Jan 1853, d. Mar 3, 1853 (*see Death Record below)

       2. Mary Ann "Polly" Collinsworth, b. February 01, 1854, KY; d. October 16, 1934, Hardeman Co.,TX.  Married Joshua Wilson Ratliff,  July 10, 1872 in KY, s/o William Ratliff  and Mary Ann  "Polly" Lawson (great-grand-daughter of William "The Scottish Rebel" & Rebecca Lawson). They moved to Williamson Co. , TX in 1887.

         3. James Collinsworth b. Apr 29, 1856, Licking River, Floyd Co., KY; d. Apr 15, 1920, KY. Married Mary Mae/y Ratliff  Nov 7, 1876. (Civil War:  Co. I, 14th KY. Inf. -Union )

       4.  William  Collinsworth  b. Apr 5, 1858, Licking River, Floyd Co., KY; d. ;  (Civil War:  Co. I, 14th KY. Inf. -Union )

       5.  Elijah Collinsworth b.


        

        

Generation No. 2

MARY ANN "POLLY" COLLINSWORTH & JOSHUA WILSON RATLIFF:

Mary Ann Collinsworth, wife of Joshua Wilson Ratliff, nicknamed "Polly".
Buried at Goodlett, TX, Hardeman Co., TX
  Death certificate: Bureau Of Vital Statistics, Registered no. 81, County of Collingsworth, TX   Died of liver cancer.

Children of MARY COLLINSWORTH and JOSHUA RATLIFF are:

           1. WILLIAM HARVEY RATLIFF, b. May 10, 1873. d. November 27, 1873  (He was named for Joshua's brother)


           2. ROBERT IRVING RATLIFF,  b. & d. June 1874. (at birth)


           3. COUNT ZENZENDORF RATLIFF, b. March 16, 1876, Harrison Co., KY; d. November 10, 1953, Tarrant Co., TX. (see his narrative)


          4. MAUDE RATLIFF, b. October 20, 1877.  ( married Henly Clintscales)


          5. MORTIMER WHITEHEAD RATLIFF, b. October 23, 1879; d. June 04, 1941. m.  Oct 13, 1923  to brother John W.'s widow, Mary Marie Starnes Ratliff. Two sons born of this marriage:

                 i.  Eugene Starnes Ratliff b, Jan. 4, 1926 of Glen Rose, TX

                 ii. Dan Gordan Ratliff b. Aug. 27, 1930 of Bay City, TX


           6. LEVY SANDY RATLIFF,
b: October 13, 1881 (Sgt.~ Spanish American War)

               +1) Leah Holden    
               +2) Molinda Million      


           7. RHODA HINER RATLIFF, b. May 26, 1885.


           8.  JIM ANDERSON RATLIFF, b. July 31, 1889.


           9. ANNIE ELIZABETH RATLIFF, b. February 05, 1891.


          10. JOHN WESLEY RATLIFF, b. April 23, 1895; d. November 11, 1921. m  Oct. 19, 1913 to Mary Marie Starnes,  One Child:  Ben Ratliff


After her second husband (Mortimer Whitehead Ratliff) passed away, Mary married  William Spoonemore Jan. 6, 1948. He was a loving husband and father to Ben, Eugene & Dan Ratliff. 


Generation No. 3


3.
Count Zenzendorf Ratliff  (MARY ANN2 COLLINSWORTH, JAMES IRVING1 COLLINGSWORTH) was born March 16, 1876 in Harrison Co., KY, and died November 10, 1953 in Tarrant Co., TX. He married
EDNA ESTHER JONES May 20, 1899 in Williamson Co., TX, daughter of WILLIAM JONES and PARATINE SAXON.


Notes for Count Zenzendorf Ratliff:

Died at All Saints Hospital in Ft. Worth , Tarrant Co., Tx. age of 77 yrs.
Buried in Goodlett, Hardeman Co., TX

Cert. of Death # 420.1/State of Texas


Children of COUNT RATLIFF and EDNA JONES are:

        1. GRACIE MAI RATLIFF b. April 11, 1900 d. June 3, 1980  m.


        2. ARTHUR WILSON RATLIFF m. SULA "SUSIE" KING

( Year: 1930; Census Place: Precinct 5, Lamb, Texas; Roll: 2368; Page: 17A; Enumeration District: 10; Image: 893.0.)

         3. PERCY FELDER RATLIFF, b. December 05, 1908, Glen Rose, Somervell Co., TX; d. August 09, 1988, Quanah, Hardeman Co., TX.


         4. DOROTHY RATLIFF m. FRANK CARLTON COOK


         5. BENJAMIN EUGENE "BUCK" RATLIFF  m. MARY LOIS KAYSER

                i    BEN RAY RATLIFF

                ii  MAI NELL RATLIFF

                iii DALE RATLIFF


          6. POLLY ( HAD HER NAME CHANGED TO POLLYANA)  RATLIFF


4.
MAUDE RATLIFF (MARY ANN2 COLLINSWORTH, JAMES IRVING1 COLLINGSWORTH) was born October 20, 1877. She married HENLY CLINTSCALES.


Children of MAUDE RATLIFF and HENLY CLINTSCALES are:

          1. MYRTLE

          2. CORA

          3. MAY

          4. RUTH

          5. JESSE

          6. BEN

Generation No. 4


5.
 Percy Felder Ratliff  (COUNT ZENZENDORF3, MARY ANN2 COLLINSWORTH, JAMES IRVING1 COLLINGSWORTH) was born December 05, 1908 in Glen Rose, Somervell Co., TX, and died August 09, 1988 in Quanah, Hardeman Co., TX.  He married (1) Emily Elizabeth Joplin,  March 12, 1927 in Hall Co., TX, daughter of Grover Cleveland Joplin and Sallie Bell.

Married (2) Mamie Guthrie

Notes for PERCY FELDER RATLIFF:

Percy is buried in the Goodlett Cemetery, Goodlett, TX. with Mamie

Emily and Percy were married a little over a year and then divorced. Billie was their only child.

Shortly after their divorce he married Mamie Guthrie. They were married over 20 yrs and had several children.


Notes for EMILY ELIZABETH JOPLIN:

Born Oct. 13, 1910 Plano, Collin Co., Tx

Died Aug. 19, 1992 in Seymour, Baylor Co., TX. Buried in Allen Cemetery, Allen, Collin Co., TX under the direction of Archer Funeral Home.


Child of PERCY RATLIFF and EMILY JOPLIN is:

          6.  BILLIE LOUISE5 RATLIFF, b. May 03, 1928, McKinney, Collin Co., TX.

Death Record for Green Price Collinsworth 3mos old
Green Price Collinsworth Death Record 1853
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My James Collinsworth, Nancy Kilgore Fam Grp Sheet
James Collinsworth & Nancy Kilgore Fam Grp Sheet
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The original photo

submitted by Boyd Allen Tolson of Ohio

Elijah Collinsworth b. March 1849 in Lee Co. Va, d. Aug. 2, 1931 in Ivyton, Magoffin Co., KY.

ELIJAH COLLINSWORTH (s/o Thomas Collinsworth  & Hanna Williams) was born Aug 1849 in Lee County VA and died in Aug 2, 1931 in Ivyton, Magoffin Co., KY.  (Near Salyersville Town.) He married Alise Jane Bayes (b. Sept 1850)  on Dec. 31, 1869. Alise was in her forties when she died as a result of a swarm of bees which landed on her, according to family lore. Elijah never remarried.  

Children known from the 1880 Census below:  Samuel- b. abt 1870,  Mary-b. abt 1872, Wiley-b.abt 1875 and Frankie-b. abt 1879

Other children believed to be in this line are: William (married Alice Crisp), Floyd and Elizabeth "Lizzie".

Wiley Collinsworth, married Gracie Prater, d/o Dial Prater.  Wiley  moved from Salyersville, Ky to Washington state about 1918. More info to be added.

Boyd offered the following lineage since he descends from Elijah's son,Samuel.
Samuel Collinsworth
   + ...
        Willard Allen Collinsworth,b: May 9, 1910; d: December 26, 2006
           + Alta Back Collinsworth
                Roger Allen Collinsworth
                Donna Kay Collinsworth
                Judith Elaine Collinsworth
                   + Boyd Carl Tolson

Wiley Collinsworth and Gracie Prater Marriage Cert
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submitted by BonnieB

Elijah Collinsworth Death Certificate 1931
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1880 Census Elijah & Alsie Collinsworth & Family
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file size: 2560 x 3176 1.2mg (large file)

Notes: James Irving has been listed as just "James" and as "Irvin" in some of the census. He also married Nancy's sister after she passed away. I believe her name was Millie but will have to locate this information.

According to Bonnie, who sent the information on Elijah, including his Death Certificate, James died before Nancy. According to our research James outlived Nancy.   There is a "James J." Collinsworth so I do not know if this pertains to him.

NOTE: I have recently been in touch with Charlotte Johnson. She shows James J. as being the father of James Irving (she has "Erwin").  She has Collinsworth information at Gencircles.com

Thanks to
Jerry Ratliff, grandson of Mortimer W. & Mary Starnes Ratliff, sending me the correction for Mortimer's birth & death dates. He sent the photo of Mort's headstone and also provided the information concerning  Mary Starnes, children born and also about William Spoonemore.

If anyone has any information as to dates, marriages, deaths, etc., please fell free to contact me and I'll make approproiate changes.

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