Patrick Rattekin
(-Abt 1804)
Rachel Best
John Ratekin
(Abt 1775-)


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1. Elizabeth Susan Grishaw

John Ratekin 1

  • Born: Abt 1775 2
  • Marriage (1): Elizabeth Susan Grishaw

bullet  General Notes:


Estimated year of birth based on marriage date.

State of Kentucky Garrard County 23 day of September 1819. to all to whom it may concern know it that on the 24th of October in the year 1818 Issac Grishaw of the State above and County of Pulaski and John Ratekin of said State and County of Garrard in consequence of a joint purchase of land made of them from James Kitchens of the State above and of the county of Pulaski for a tract of land lying in Pulaski County containing 200 acres more or less said land lying on a branch of Buck Creek Barney Branch and known by the place that Issac Grishaw now lives the above Issac Grishaw and John Ratekin since for diverse good causes wishes to give up his part of the aforesaid land unto the said Grishaw these are therefore to show that from hence forth the John Ratekin relinquishes all pretense to any claim to the above land on proviso never the less that the said Issac do in the name and stead of the said John pay unto said Kitchens the amount of money that said John Ratekin was bound for and it shall be considered the duty of Issac Grinshaw to return the obligation or receipt in full for them and against the said John from any part of the payment of said notes and in consideration of the performance of the above the said John Ratekin shall and hereby doth quit all manners of claims to the said premises for himself and heirs against other claiming for or by me or my heirs in witness whereof we have set our hands and seal the day aforesaid.

Solomon Spawn Issac Grashaw

Aaron Acton John Ratekin

State of Kentucky Garrard County towit. I Benjamin Letchen clerk of the County Court in and for the county aforesaid do hereby certify that the amended Article of agreement between Issac Grishaw and John Ratekin was this day proven before me in my office to be the act and deed of the said Grishaw and Ratekin by oath of Solomon Spawn and Aaron Acton two subscribing witness thereto given in my hand at my office in Lancaster this 27th February 1823.

Benjamin Letchen clk.


John married Elizabeth Susan Grishaw, daughter of Isaac Spice Grishaw and Lettuce. (Elizabeth Susan Grishaw was born about 1776 2.)



1 Notes from David A. Leas and/or the 1950 Leas Family Genealogy.

2 Isaac Spice and Lettuce Grishaw (

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