My Ratchford's came from Ballina, Co Mayo/Sligo. Patrick Ratchford married Mary/Bridget? in Ireland and had at least 4 children. They immigrated to Scranton around 1860.
James Ratchford was the first to come to Scranton then his parents.
Patrick Ratchford married Mary Rogan on 6 Feb 1861 and moved to Scranton. Patrick died on 1 May 1889 during a mine cave in with his nephew Patrick Rogan.
Martin Ratchford married ? Duffey and moved to Scranton.
Mary Ratchford born 1839 and married William Rogan 30 May 1861. They remained in Ballina, Co Mayo/Sligo.