I am Barbara. American Indian. I was born a Ratliff, and ancestors originated in Virginia and Kentucky. My father was Tom Ratliff, I believe his father was Joe, and one of his sons named the same. My father was estranged from his family (quite a disturbed man). I also recall someone mentioning the name Sherman somewhere along this line.
If you could provide me with more info, it might jar loose some other details in my head.
Best wishes in your search.