James Rasco, Elizabeth, Sarah Hare, Henry Winborne, & John Freeman

Sally’s great-great-great-great-great-Grandparents:

James [Ismey] Rasco ca 1715 – ca 1777 | his parents
& ?Elizabeth 17xx – ca 1772 | her parents
& ca 1772 Sarah Hare [Winborne] | her parents
& Henry Winborne 1720 – 1762/1772 | his parents
& bef Dec 1782 John Freeman 17xx – 1785 | his parents.
of Hertford County, North Carolina


This is my working hypothesis – the way I see it as of this moment!!


Deductions and assumptions from the available data:

possibly his wife was Elizabeth in 1771 , Oct 17, 1771 John Brown, jr, Elizabeth Rascoe, & Isme Rascoe are witnesses to the will of James Jones of Hertford County. [copy in Chowan Co photo before me 7/1/00 smk]

ca 1772 James Ismey Rasco married Sarah Hare Winborne widow of Henry who had died sometime after 1763.

In 1770, James Ismey Rasco was in Hertford County with 4 taxables; as he was either at that time or soon after married to a Quaker lady, Sarah Hare, I assume that the number four represents himself and his three older sons Arthur, James, and Thomas. Ismey Rascoe died after 24 Aug 1772 when he bought land and before 14 Nov 1778 when Sarah, his widow, sold the same land. Sarah after 14 Nov 1778 and before 7 Dec 1782 married John Freeman of Bertie County who died in 1785. He leaves to his wife “all the things she possessed from the estates of her former husbands Henry Winborne and James Rascoe.”

About Henry Winborne: In 1762/ 63 Henry Winborne [ 1720 – aft 1763 bef 1772] was a member from Hertford County of the Colonial Assembly or House along with William Murfree. Winborne came to Hertford County in 1742 with his companion, Bryan Hare from Nansemond County, VA. Henry married Sarah Hare, a Quaker lady of Nansemond County, VA. He was one of the colonial justices of peace. He died after 1763. Their children were: Henry, William, Thomas and Sarah. [maybe others].[B.B.Winborne erred in confusing father and son as one and states that Sarah had died by 1759] Any way we know by John Freeman’s will that his widow Sarah was the former wife of Henry Winborne and James Rasco. Henry Jr died in the 1790’s]

Observations by Sally: Arthur named his only son Daniel. Thomas named his first son John, also had William and Jacob. James named his first son Thomas also had son James. Peter had son William. In the meantime I am listing here some Rasco’s of Eastern North Carolina that I am working on their connection to the family. It is interesting to note that William Rasco of Bertie County was a taylor. Arthur Rasco at the same time 1785 took an apprentice to learn spining, weaving, and sewing. Let us assume that Ismey Rascoe’s mother was a Miss Ismey probably daughter of a James Ismey.

Some thoughts from James R Rasco 9/11/99: As for Isma Rascoe, this is a strange name and when you look up the deeds he is listed as James Rascoe. I have though that Isma was an old way of spelling James because the old English writing did not have a “J” but often used an “I” in place of the modern “J”. Other have pointed out that there is an English sur-name Ismay as in the manager of the White Lines (Titantic) history. Normally I just refer to him as James Isma Rascoe. We know that he was married to Sarah, widow of Henry Winbourn and that after James Isma Rascoe death, some times in the 1770’s , that she married John Freeman jr. John Freeman’s will so states this.

Just how many James Rascoe where in North Carolina during this period. There was the James Rascoe that was in the militia during the Spanish Alarm, then there was your two James Rascoes, Then there was a James Rascoe on the 178? tax roll in Wayne County N.C. and then there was a James Rascoe in the Cheraw District (Marlboro County) S.C. 1790 census. There was also a James Rascoe in Chatham County Georgia in 1798. How can we separate all of these out one from another and identify which is which or are some of them the same James?

e-mail from Kimberly Taylor 14/07/11

James Ismay Racoe is very likely related in some way to John Ismay of Edenton, NC, given the rare occurrence of that surname. Forgive me if I have emailed you in the past. I have done some research on John Ismay, d.1727-8, Edenton. I thought you might be interested in what I have found about John, and his second wife Sarah Catherine. However, I can’t figure out the relationship. I would love to know if any of the information below helps you link the two men. John was a cabinet maker, a justice of the peace, and often selected as a juror in Edenton. In his will dated August 1727 he names his minor daughter, Nancy (the abstract citing her name as Mary is incorrect), and wife Sarah Catherine. Nancy was a minor in 1727, so it isn’t possible that Nancy is James’ Rascoe’s mother if his 1715 birth date is accurate.

Five months before the date of John Ismay’s will, “Ann Ismay” witnessed the will of Henry Speller. This “Ann” may have been John’s first wife, or perhaps his daughter Nancy (Ann is said to have been a nickname for Nancy and girls over the age of 12 could witness legal documents). I suppose it is possible that Ann Ismay could have been a sister of John, who married a Roscoe, but John Ismay’s first wife or his daughter seems more likely.

Sarah Catherine (maiden name unknown) was twice widowed when she married John Ismay ( James Hodges, d. 1722, and Robert Lloyd, d.1728 -will dated Dec 10, 1726, probated Oct 8, 1728). James Hodges was a “Dr.”, and Robert Lloyd was a burgess representative as well as a justice of the peace. His uncle, Roderick Lloyd, was married to Governor Charles Eden’s sister Ann Pugh, widow of Robert Pugh. Roderick and Robert Lloyd represented Ann Pugh’s daughter, Margaret, in a lawsuit against John Lovick for Eden’s estate. They claimed Lovick had placed undue pressure on the ill Eden to change his will, leaving his entire estate to Lovick, instead of his neice (his sole heir by law). The thrice widowed Sarah Catherine (Hodges/Lloyd) Ismay next married the Chief Justice of the Colony, Christopher Gale (c. 1734). Gale had been named as one of the trustees for John Ismay’s minor daughter Nancy. Gale lived for a few years after the marriage, and when he died he did not mention Nancy Ismay in his will. Sarah Catherine subsequently wed Dr. Samuel Saban Plomer who outlived her. Throughout her life Sarah had some friendship or kinship with Sarah Rowden, wife of William Rowden (1) and Dr. Abraham Blackall (2). Sarah Rowden witnessed the wills of two of Sarah Catherine’s husbands and she lived on the same street in Edenton as Sarah Catherine. Sarah Rowden referred to Samuel Saban Plomer as “uncle” in her will, so it was either a term of endearment, or possibly Sarah Catherine was her aunt. This later theory seems unlikely since Sarah Rowden posted a bond for John Ismay’s estate on behalf of Sarah Catherine, a debt that Christopher Gale requested be repaid out of his estate to Sarah Rowden. Sarah Rowden’s maiden name is unknown, as is that of Sarah Catherine. There has been some speculation that Sarah Catherine was a Lillington, but this has not been substantiated. However since the two Sarahs are interconnected I thought describing them both might be helpful to tease out some relationship with James Ismay Rascoe.

James Ismay Rasco’ children’s names include Nancy (which I haven’t found all that often), Penelope (which is the name of the daughter of Christopher Gale, and if Nancy had survived, as Christopher Gale was named her guardian in John Ismay’s will and he then married Sarah Catherine, she would have become Penelope’s step sister), and Catherine (Sarah Catherine).

Samuel Plomer, the fifth husband of Sarah Catherine left legacies in his April 12, 1755 will to Sarah Rowden’s daughters Sarah Rowden and Charlotte Blackall, as well as to his “nieces” “Sarah Sharp” and “Elizabeth Plomer Sharp”. There is a website (http://billives.typepad.com/sharp_family_in_nc/2007/02/francis_sharp_1.html ) that suggests Sarah Sharp, the daughter of Francis Sharp (1660- 1739) b. after 1714, may be the legatee in the will. Francis Sharp also had a daughter Elizabeth born by his first wife, Comfort, and no marriage is noted. Elizabeth married Amos Garris III about 1730, so if she had been the Elizabeth Plomer Sharp referred to in the will her married name of Elizabeth Garris was not used (seems unlikely). Also, these women seem a bit old to be the nieces of Samuel Plomer. Note that Francis Sharp had a son John, who married a Comfort. John and Comfort had several children, including Starkey Sharp. As you know, Starkey Sharp married Sarah Winborne, the daughter of James Ismay Rascoe’s first wife, Sarah Hare, by her first marriage to Henry Winborne. While they had Sarah and Elizabeth as daughters – these girls were not alive at the time of Samuel plomer’s Will in 1755 as Starkey Sharp (b. 1741 or 1743) would have been 14 or 12, not old enough to have married yet or to have had children. So while there appear to be connections here, the dates do not link up well.

Children of James Ismey Rasco & first wife [Elizabeth?]:
1. Arthur Rasco ca 1739 -1796 (named Thomas and James Rasco his executors)
married ca 1775 Elizabeth Bentley ca 1758 – 1815
2. James Rasco ca 1750 -1802 estate papers (Thomas Rasco executor)
married 1st ca 1784 Elizabeth Hendricks ca 1766 -ca 1795
married 2nd ca 1796 Tamar Holliday died Dec. 1802
3. Thomas Rasco ca 1752 – 1807
married 12 Nov 1777 Mildred Sutton ca 1760 – bef 14 May 1782
[from original Bertie Co Marriage Bond – NC Archives]
married ca 1783 Sarah (Salley) ? died bef 23 June 1807
4. ?Catherine Rasco ca 1755
married 1st bef 1772 George W Sussoms
had sons James and George 1774- 1858
married 2nd ca 1775/6 Rev. William Williams [Meth. Minister]
5. Penelope Rasco ca 1762 (single in 1830)
6. Nancy Rasco single in 1807 (Thomas names her as his sister in his will)
7. Peter Rasco (mariner-1801) 22 Oct 1765 – 23 Nov 1843 [tombstone]
[guardian to children of James & Elizabeth Rasco}
married
24 June 1788 Ann Smithwick ca 1769 –
[from original Bertie Co Marriage Bond – NC Archives]
8. Alexander Rasco born in Hertford County, NC 20 March 1768 and died in Davidson Co, TN 5 July 1855. Methodist Minister
married 30 Apr. 1791 Rachel Howell (George Folk, Bdm)
daughter of Thomas Howell, sr. and Mary Daughtry

These closely related people also appeared in Bertie County records ca 1772:
9. Teagle Rasco died in Revolution (brother of William)
10. William Rasco ca 1754 – 1806 [moved TN 1794]
married 13 Dec 1777 Rachel Harrell ca 1760 – ca 1823
11. Samuel Rasco [listed in Bertie co with wife and son 1787]
[may be brother of William & Teagle and dead before 1792]
4.
? Catherine Rasco ca 1755
married 1st bef 1772 George W Sussoms
married 2nd ca 1775/6 Rev. William Williams [Meth. Minister]

According to B B Winborne: [corrected to include Henry jr.]
Children of Sarah Hare and Henry Winborne:
1. (Maj.) Henry Winborne ca 1755 – 1790/1800
2. William Winborne
married Judith
a. John Winborne ca 1787 – June 1847
(lived below Harrellsville)
married Nancy Simons d. 1865
i. William J Winborne 1817 –
married ca 1837 Mary E Simons
ii. Watson Simons Winborne March 1820 – June 1903
married 1848 Arabella Lassiter
b. Sally Winborne 8 Dec 1788 – 16 June 1818
married 1st Mr. Carter
married 19 April 1809 Watson Lewis 10 Feb 1782 – 30 May 1870
son of Jesse and Nancy Lewis – Bible of Watson Lewis
i. Nancy Lewis 24 March 1810 – 16 Nov 1811
ii. Sally Lewis 22 July 1811 – 5 Jan 1835
married Sharp
iii. Edward Daniel Lewis 26 Nov 1813 – 12 Mar 1860
iv. William John W Lewis 16 June 1818 – 21 July 1818
Watson m 2nd 26 Jan 1823 Francis Daniel 28 Nov 1808 – 14 July 1841
daughter of Belcher and Nancy Daniel
i. Watson Lewis 25 Nov 1823 –
married Anna F

3. Thomas Winborne 1757 –
married Sarah Copeland
a. Elisha Winborne
4. Sarah Winborne
married Starkey Sharp 1741 – 1791
he married 2nd Jamima Hare dau. of Jesse Hare
a. Sarah Sharp
married Thomas E. Hare son of Edward Hare
i. John Hare
ii. Jacob Hare
iii. Starkey S. Hare
b. Elizabeth Sharp 1768-1840
married Nathan Harrell -1802
i. Nancy Harrell
married Dr. Wm. L Smith of CT died 1813
married 2 James M. Yancey
ii. Starkey Sharp Harrell 1786-1830
married Elizabeth Simmons 1788-1861
iii. Sally Harrell
married G. H. Bond
married 2 George Gordon
i. Barsha Gordon
c. Jacob Sharp
married Nancy Hunter of Gates Co.

Query of James R Rasco to Hertford Co list:
Need parents of Catherine or Katherine Rascoe or Roscoe born about 1774
married 1st George W Sussoms and had James and George
married 2nd Rev. William Williams [Meth. Minister] and had
1. Elizabeth Williams m Walter Chalk moved to TN
2. Mary [Polly] Williams m Charles Lowell [TN]
3. William [Billy] Williams m Henrietta Josephine Hill
note: Catherine and Rev. William Williams lived on the Chowan River.

Some references cited by others that I haven’t found yet:

1748 James Racso served 60 days in New Hanover County Militia in Capain John Sherrand’s company during Spanish Alarm (Clark 22:233)

1759 William Rasco and his wife Sarah being sued by Joseph and Charity Jones in Hertford County.

11 Aug 1800 Larry Rascoe about six years of age. bound to John Barrott, cooper. Signer Wm. Gray. Witness (none)

10 Aug 1801 John Voss, Orphan, Age eleven years next March. bound to Peter Rascoe. mariner. Signers: Thos. Whitmell Pugh, John Voss (sic) Witness: none.

Deed records in Bertie County:
24 Aug 1772 L-2, page 342 Demsey (x) Cook of Bertie Co to Isma Roscow of Hertford Co. 20£ proc. 130 acres joining Spring Branch, Little Branch, Cashy Road, William Bird. Wit: William Driver; James Early; John Driver. Sept Ct 1772 CC John Johnston
[Tues Sept 1772 Ct Record – Deed from Demsey Cook to Jas. Rascow acknowledged.]

10 May 1775 M, page 182 Abraham Maer of Bertie Co to Arthur Rasco of same. 400¬£ proc. 100 acres joining Kesie Neck, Hill Crek, heirs of William Smithwick dec’d, Smithwick, heirs of James Leggett dec’d, water grist mill, sd. Maer. Also signed by Prudence Maer. Wit: William Bentley, Luke Smithwick, John Bentley, May Ct 1775 CC John Johnston.

14 Nov 1778 M, page 616 Sarah Rascoe of Hertford Co to Aaron Askew of Bertie Co 40£ 130 acres joining Spring Branch, Cashy Road, Wm. Byrd. Wit: Channedy [Canedy] Askew; William Winburn. Aug Ct 1783. CC Stevens Gray.

[May Ct 1779 Arthur Rasco & John Bentley gave security for Elisabeth Bentley to adm. estate of William Bentley]

11 May 1779 M, page 426 Peter Barbree of Barte Co to Thomas Rascoe of same 800¬£ 50 acres [message] including where I now live, joining John Ward, Joel Smithwick, the swamp, Thomas Hare, John Bentley, Luke Smithwick dec’d. Also signed by his wife Margett [Peggy](x) Barbree. Wit: Arthur Rasco, John Bentley, John (x) Warbeton. Nov Ct 1779 CC Stevens Gray.

14 May 1782 M, page 558 Thomas Rascoe of Bertie Co to Epaphraditus Moore 100¬£ hard money. 50 acres [message] including where sd Moore now lived, joining John Ward, Joel Smithwick, Thomas Hare, John Bentley, Luke Smithwick dec’d, Wit: William Jordan Sr; Edward Cooper Feb Ct 1783 CC Stevens Gray.

30 Dec 1783 M, page 645 John Morris of Wake Co to William Rasco of Bertie Co. 105£ proc. 145 acres joining Flag Run, Dempsey Vann; Harrell; Freeman; Silas Smith; Also signed by his wife Sarah [Sally] Morris. Wit: Solomon Cherry; Jonathan Harrell; Joshua (x) Harrell. Feb Ct 1784 CC Stevens Gray.

10 May 1784 M, page 670 John Moore & his wife Sarah of Bertie Co to Thomas Rasco of same. 325£ specie. 260 acres on south side of Kashy River, joining William Jordan, Herren Creek. Wit: Christian Reed, Jeremiah Dragon, Luke Warbutton. May Ct 1784. CC Stevens Gray. [a note in the margin indicates that Sarah Moore was ordered exam. by Aug Ct 1794 & returned to Nov. Ct 1794 reg in Book Q page 175}

5 Aug 1784 M, page 703 Thomas Rasco of Bertie Co to Luke Warbutton of same. 100£ specie 80 acres in Kasie Neck, joining Herrin Creek, Elizabeth Hendrick, William Jordan. Also signed by his wife Sarah [Salley] Rasco. Wit: Stephen Garrett, James Rasco, William Hall. Nov. Ct. 1784 CC Stevens Gray.

23 Jun 1785 N, page 32 Epaphras Moore of Bertie Co to Thomas Roscoe of same 75£ specie. 50 acres on north side of Herring Creek, joining a line that formerly separated John Savage & Daniel Hendrick. Also signed by Winnie Moore. Wit: James Baker; Arthur Roscoe. Aug Ct 1785 CC Stevens Gray.

29 Mar 1786 N, page 208 John Morris of Wake Co to William Rosco of Bertie Co. 45£ 100 acres joining Flag Run, Demsey Vann, David Harrell, Morriss. Wit: Frederick Wimberly; Robert Bridgers; William Harrell. May Ct 1786 CC Stevens Gray.

25 Apr 1789 O, page 352 John Smithwick & his wife Winnefred of Bertie Co to Peter Rascoe of same. 30£ 3 acres on north side of Roanoak River, joining Luke Smithwick Wit: John Pierse, William Sutton. CC Stevens Gray.

12 Mar 1789 P, page 17 George Lawrence & his wife Elizabeth of Martin Co. to Luke Collins, planter of Bertie Co. 90£ specie 150 acres joining Martin Griffin, Bare Swamp, George Lawrence, Thomas Lawrence. Wit: Henry Hunter, Jr; Thomas Roscoe. Aug Ct 1789 CC Stevens Gray.

1 May 1790 P, page 113 Joshua (x) Page planter of Bertie Co to Jeremiah Dunning planter of same. 50£8s in gold & silver. 45 acres in the fork of little Branch, joining Solomon Page, John Droddist? wit: John H King, Edward Acree, Wm. Rascoe. Nov Ct 1790 CC Stevens Gray.

23 Oct 1790 P, page 303 John Wimberly of Bertie Co to William Rascoe of same. $175. Negro Woman Rachel age 20, negro girl Grace age 4. Wit: Baliss House, Wm. Ruffin. May Ct. 1792 CC Stevens Gray.

16 Sept 1791 P, page 244 Thomas Leggett & his wife Margaret of Bertie Co to Peter Rascoe of same. 300¬£ 70 acres on the south side of Charleton’s Creek, joining John Johnston, Wm Gardner, Luke Smithwick. Wit: John Smithwick; Jeremiah Leggett. Nov Ct 1791 CC Stevens Gray.

4 Jan 1792 P, page 252 John Wimberly of Bertie Co to Alexander Rascoe of Hertford Co 84£10s VA (no acres) on the south side of Cashy Swamp on Reedy Branch joining Baliss House, Absolum Carney, Thomas Howell. Also signed by Sarah[Sally](x) Wimberley Wit: William Ruffin, James Ruffin, Baliss House. CC Stevens Gray.

7 Mar 1792 P, page 304 Guinn Harrell & Wm Wimberly of Co to Wm. Rascoe 50£ Va. Negro girl Lidia. Wit: Samuel Deane, Henry Churchwell May Ct 1792 CC Stevens Gray.

20 Feb 1792 P, page 319 Titus Conklin mariner of New York City to Arthur Rascoe of Bertie Co. 60£ Negro boy Squire age 15. Wit: Robert Brickley, Stevens Gray. May Ct 1792 CC Stevens Gray.

12 May 1792 P, page 322 William Dargan of Montgomery Co, NC to Peter Rascoe 150£ specie. All his right to the estate left him in the will of his uncle Jeremiah Dargan, the will dated 6 Nov 1786, excepting 2 tracts in Caintucky in the state of Virginia. May Ct 1792 CC Stevens Gray.

12 May 1792 P, page 323 William Dargan of Montgomery Co, NC grants power of attorney to Peter Rascoe in the estate of his uncle Jeremiah Dargan. Wit: Christian Reed, J. Jordan. May Ct 1792 CC Stevens Gray.

28 Mar 1792 P, page 351 John Weston of Bertie Co to Thomas Rascoe of same. 150£ Negro woman Bess & her child Winney. Wit: Jno. Armistead. CC Stevens Gray.

William Rasco, Taylor, of Bertie:

Fouts Marriage Bonds, Bertie County, NC:
Rasco, William & Rachel Harrell, 13 Dec 1777; Josiah Harrell, Bm.
Rhods, John & Sarah Carloss (?), 10 Mar 1780, William Rasco, Bm.
Harrell, Jonathan & Elizabeth Gardner 18 Aug 1787, William Rascoe, Bm

Bertie Co, NC Apprentice Indentures: (NCGSJ – XIV page 161)
14 November 1785 Henry Skinner bound to William Rascoe, taylor. Signer: Wm. Gray. Wit: none.

Estate Sales, Bertie Co (Gammon): William Rasco received money from the estates of Capt Charles Averet 22 Jan 1779 & Jesse Harrell 28 Oct 1784.

William Rasco was a Buyer at the sales of Solomon Harrell-22 Feb 1777; Benjamin Rogers – 28 Aug 1778; Mary Brogdon -14 Nov 1778; Capt Charles Averet – 22 Jan 1779; Reuben Thompson – 29 July 1780; John Higgs – 1781; Thomas Martin – 28 Sept 1781; John Harrell – 22 May 1784; Israel Hardy Harrell – 29 Oct 1784; Richard Hays – 1787; Isaac Seay – 26 Feb 1789.

Will of Jesse Harrell of Bertie Co dated 19 Sept 1786, Feb Ct 1788: Daughter Rachel Rasco – Negro Ben and 80 acres adj. Peter Smith, also lend her Negro Penney until her daughter Phereby Rasco is twenty-one or marries. Granddaughter Phereby Rasco – Negro Penny when she is twenty one or marries.

William Rasco was witness to will of Tobias Butler 10 Aug 1791.

Deposition of William Rasko before John Taylor, Justice of Peace of Orange Co, NC, 20 Aug 1792., that “Teakle Rasko who as Soldier in the late N C Line and from the best information died in the Service. Said William Rasko is the only brother living of the aforesaid Teakle Rasco” and considers himself to be one of the Lawfull heirs. . .”
My line of the Rascos also came out of Bertie County. My great, great, great, great, grandparents were William and Rachel (Harrell) Rasco. They were married in Bertie County in December of 1777. Rachel was a daughter of Jesse and Fereby Harrell. William Rasco was a Captain in a militia unit during the Rev. War. He had one known brother, Teagle Rasco who was a soilder in the 7th North Carolina Reg. during the Rev. War. My William left Bertie County in 1794 and moved to Tennessee and later to Kentucky. I have not been able to connect my William with the other Rascoes in North Carolina. His parents are unknown but had obviously died prior to 1792. William may have been born in Hertford County N.C. There may have been a connection with a William and Sarah Rascoe who were in Hertford County in the 1750’s. He may have been closely related to Isma Rascoe and to Alexander Rascoe. James R. Rasco

Alexander Rasco of Bertie:

Fouts Marriage Bonds, Bertie County, NC: Rasco, Alexander & Rachell Howell, 30 Apr. 1791; George Folk, Bm

20 Apr 1808 William Pugh lends his wife Elizabeth the plantation where Thomas Howell formerely lived, the land where Alexander Rascoe formerly lived. . . Bertie Co Wills

Obit: The Christian Advocate in Nashville, TN 27 Sept. 1855 –Alexander Rascoe was born in Hertford County, NC 20 March 1768 and died in Davidson Co, TN 5 July 1855. He was a Methodist Minister. His wife Rachel Howell was a daughter of Thomas Howell, sr. and Mary Daughtry. Alexander signed his will, 21 May 1853 and it was recorded in Davidson County, TN 19 Oct 1857. James R. Rasco thinks he may be son of James Isme Rascoe of Hertford County, NC.

Thomas Rasco of Bertie:

Buyer at Estate Sale of Thomas Avis, 6 Dec 1775, Luke Smithwick 1 Dec 1778, William Bently 20 Sept 1779, Elizabeth Hendricks 3 June 1785, & Winneford Warbutton 8 Dec 1785.

Deed Book M-703 Thomas Rasco of Bertie Co to Luke Warbutton of same. 5 Aug 1784. 100£ specie 80 acres in Kasie Neck, joining Herin Creek, Elizabeth Hendrick, William Jordan. Also signed by his wife Sarah (Salley) Rasco. Wit: Stephen Garrett, James Rasco, William Hall Nov Ct 1784. Stevens Gray CC

James Ismy Rasco of Hertford:

1770 William Murfree Tax Receipt Book, Hertford County, NC:
Ismy Rasco to 4 Taxes @7/4 = 1 9 4 Rec/d/ 1 9 4

1771, Oct 17 John Brown, jr, Elizabeth Rascoe, & Isaac (Ismae? )Rascoe are witnesses to the will of James Jones of Hertford County. [copy in Chowan Co]

Bradley-Edenton District NC Loose Estate Papers (1756-1806) 391.
William Moore–1772–Summons to Hertford Co to William Moore excr of William Moore the elder dec,d to answer in Edenton Dist Ct Ismay Rascow & his wife Sarah for debt. Note on back. Lives in Nansemond Co. VA.

24 Aug 1772 Deed Book L Demsey Cook of Bertie Co to Isma Roscow of Hertford Co. 20£ proclamation 130 acres joining Spring Branch, Little Branch, Cashy Road, William Bird. Wit: William Driver, James Early, John Driver. Sept Ct 1772. CC: John Johnston.

14 Nov 1778 Deed Book M Sarah Rascoe of Hertford County to Aaron Askew of Bertie Co. 40£ 130 acres joining Spring Branch, Cashy Road, Wm Byrd. Wit: Channedy (Canedy) Askew, William Winburn Aug Ct 1783. Stevens Gray CC

Isme Rascoe married Sarah (Hare) Winborn, widow of Henry Winborn. Sarah after Isme’s death married John Freeman, jr who signed his will in Bertie Co 7 Dec 1782 which was proved May ct 1785. James R. Rasco

May Ct 1785 Will of John Freeman, Bertie Co dated 7 Dec 1782. [Gammon}
Wife Sarah Freeman – all lands, Negroes, furniture, etc. and all things whe possessed from the estates of her former husbands Henry Winborne and James Rascoe. As I have heretofore given a Negro slave to James Baker (husband of my daughter – Elizabeth) this Negro is to be an equivalent to lands already given my sons. Son Solomon Freeman – planatation where he now lives, along with the grist mill standing thereon. Son Elisha Freeman – plantation I purchased of Paul Bunch, containing 640 acres. Son John Freeman – an equal part of what I have left here. Son Moses Freeman – plantation purchased of James Freeman and Jacob Parker. Son Aaron Freeman – my manner plantation where I now live, and the lands which lie southerly thereof, also my saw mill, etc. Remaining estate to be divided among my children Elizabeth, Solomon, Elisha, Moses, John, and Aaron.
Ex. friends Starky Sharpe, James Williason, son Solomon.
Wit: Davd. Vallintine, Penelope Fleetwood, Jas. Campbell.

 

Teagle Rasco of Hertford:

1770 William Murfree Tax Receipt Book, Hertford County, NC: Teagle Rasco blank by prol. – 10 6

Revolutionary War Service and Settlements: (NCGSJ XV-101)
Rasco/Rasko, Teacle. Pay account of the United States with Teakle Rasko, Private, from 1 Jan. 1777 – 24 Feb 1778. Balance rec. 16 Aug 1792 by William Rasko.

Cert. signed by Wm. Walton, Capt., 1st N C Regt. undated that “Tecle Rascoe enlisted in the Cont. Army of this State and Died in Said Service.”

Deposition of William Rasko before John Taylor, Justice of Peace of Orange Co, NC, 20 Aug 1792., that “Teakle Rasko who as Soldier in the late N C Line and from the best information died in the Service. Said William Rasko is the only brother living of the aforesaid Teakle Rasco” and considers himself to be one of the Lawfull heirs. . .”

Deposition of Hardy Murfree before Andw. Burke, that Teacle Rasco was a Continental Soldier in the North Carolina Continental Army and understand he died in the same and “that William Rasco he always understood was his brother and the only brother now living…”

Fouts Marriage Bonds, Bertie County, NC:

Rasco, William & Rachel Harrell, 13 Dec 1777; Josiah Harrell, Bm.

Rhods, John & Sarah Carloss (?), 10 Mar 1780, William Rasco, Bm.

Harrell, Jonathan & Elizabeth Gardner 18 Aug 1787, William Rascoe, Bm

Rasco, Alexander & Rachell Howell, 30 Apr. 1791; George Folk, Bm

Rasco, Peter & Ann Smithwick, 24 June 1788; John Smithwick, Bm
[from original Bertie Co Marriage Bond – NC Archives]

Rascoe, James & Ann E. Rhodes, 29 Jan 1828; Samuel South, Bm
[from original Bertie Co Marriage Bond – NC Archives]

Rascoe, John & Jinnet Skiles 16 Dec 1803; Starkey Skiles, Bm
[from original Bertie Co Marriage Bond – NC Archives]

Rascoe, John & Elizabeth Weston, 8Apr 1828

Rascoe, Thomas & Mildred Sutton, 12 Nov 1777; Thomas Sutton, Luke Smithwick, Bm
[from original Bertie Co Marriage Bond – NC Archives]

Pugh, Francis R & Mary Ann Rascoe, 5 Dec 1828; Jona. S Tayloe, Bm

King, Noah & Sarah F. Rascoe, 29 Aug 1827, Wm Conley, Bm.

Legett, Nazary & Mary Rascoe, 2 Jan 1805; Wm. Weston, Bm.

Census Bertie Co, NC (unless noted)

1757 Daniel Rasco
William Rasco

1770 William Murfree Tax Receipt Book, Hertford County, NC:
Ismy Rasco to 4 Taxes @7/4 = 1 9 4 Rec/d/ 1 9 4
Teagle Rasco — — —- Rec’d – 10 6

1782 Rascow, Daniel po tax mar (Tyrell Co)
Rascow, Daniel Junr. ” ” ” ”
Rascow, William ” ” ” ”

1786 Rasco, William (Hyde Co)
Rasco, James (Wayne Co)

1787 Rascoe, Arthur 1 1 4 1 1 Spellers District
Rascoe, Thomas 1 1 2 3 2
Rascoe, Samuel 1 1 1 – –
Rascoe, James 1 2 2 3 –

1790 Rascoe, Thomas 1 1 2 – 9
Rascoe, Arthur 1 2 4 1 2
Rascoe, William 3 5 4 1 3
Rascoe, Thomas 1 1 2 – 9 (duplication?)
Rascoe, James 3 1 4 – 16 or 15
Rascoe, Arthur 1 1 4 1 2 (duplication?)
Rascoe, Peter 2 1 1 – 2
Rascoe, Alexander 1 – 1 – – (Hertford Co)
Rascow, Daniel 2 1 5 – – (Tyrrell Co)

1800 Rascoe, Elizabeth 0 1 0 0 0 -1 0 2 1 0 – 0 4 (Arthur)
Rascoe, James 3 0 0 2 0 -1 1 0 1 0 – 0 9
Rascoe, Thomas 2 1 1 0 1 – 1 0 0 1 0 – 0 9
Rascoe, Peter 1 0 0 1 0 – 1 0 0 1 0 – 0 8

1810 Rascoe, Daniel Bertie 145 (Arthur’s son)
Rascoe, Elizabeth ” 145 (Arthur’s widow)
Rascoe, John ” 145 (Thomas’s son)
Rascoe, Peter ” 184

1815 & 1816 Fed. Direct Tax 2nd Col. Dist. NC (NCGSJ X-34)
Rascoe, J. & W D 4.74
Rascoe, John 36.06 1.00
Rascoe, Peter 6.00 6.00
Rascoe, Thomas 2.00 (James’s son)
Rascoe, William 2.00 2.00
Rascoe, William D. 2.23
1815 Bertie Co Tax List –
Rascoe, John 166 acres 1100 Valuation 1 white Poll 1 Black Poll
Rascoe, William by John Legett, Guardian 180 acres 1800 valuation 3 black polls
Rascoe, Wm. Senr. 163 acres 978 valuation 1 white Poll 6 black polls

Children of Peter Rascoe and Ann Smithwick: (mentioned in his will)
1. William H Rascoe -bef 2 Sept 1844
a. John Peter Rascoe 1813 – 5 May 1888
hit with stroke 24 hours earlier – died at midnight – Baptist
married Martha W [M] Bond 1817 – 1903
i. Peter Rascoe 1838 – 1903
ii. William Rascoe 1841 – April 1891 Indian Woods, Bertie Co NC age 51
of liver disease followed by pneumonia – attended Horner School at Oxford
lived at the Jordan Place in Cashie Neck, lately Dr. Tom Smallwood’s place

married 11 May 1863 Mary Twine ca 1846 –
1. Cora Rascoe
married Thomas Gilliam Jr
2. Molly Mhoon Rascoe 12 April 1880 – 9 Feb 1893
iii. Margeret Rascoe ca 1742 – Sept 1749 age 7 yrs
died after 3 days of con – fever 1850 Mortality Bertie Co
iv.
1. Martha [Pattie] Rascoe ca 1882 – 19 Sept 1892 age 10 diphtheria
2. Lizzie Rascoe ca 1887 – 11 Sept 1892 age 5 diphtheria
3. John Peter Rascoe ca June 1889 – 24 Aug 1890 age 14 months Nags Head
4. Myrtle Rascoe d. Feb 1893 in Raleigh NC
vi. – xiv. died young
b. Joseph J Rascoe ca 1819 –
c. Mary Ann Rascoe ca 1811 –
married 5 Dec 1828 Francis R Pugh
i. Francis Pugh ca 1835 –
ii. William Pugh ca 1840 –
d. William Martha Rascoe 1 Mar 1818 – 1 Mar 1837 ts Rosefield
married Gray
i. William Gray bef 1 Mar 1837 –
2. Martha Rascoe ca 1800 NC –
married John G Roulhac ca 1798 NC –
in FLA 1850
a. Clara Roulhac ca 1836 NC –
3. Sawyer P Rascoe ca 1813 –
married Thomas Bond ca 1804 –
a. Sarah W Bond ca 1836 –
b. James T Bond ca 1838 –
c. Peter R Bond ca 1840 –
d. Mary M Bond ca 1842 –
e. John Bond ca 1845 –
f. Williamson Bond ca 1849 –
Sept 2, 1842, Bertie County, Peter Rascoe, Feb’y Term 1844. Son Wm. H. Rascoe and his children, grand-son Jno. P Rascoe, daughter Martha Roulhac (wife of John G Roulhac), daughter Sawyer P. Bond (wife of Thomas Bond) grand-daughter Mary Ann Pugh and Wm. Gray (son of grand-daughter William Martha Gray) and children of deceased son William H Rascoe, son-in-law Thomas Bond, Jos. J. Rascoe and Charles W Jacocks, Exrs. Test. Chas E. Johnson, S G Hyman.

Children of Thomas Rascoe & Mildred Sutton:
#156 Thomas Rascoe f/44 23 Jun 1807 Aug Ct 1807 [abstract by David B Gammon]
Son John Rascoe – all the land where he now lives along with the house, also horse, riding chair, bed, cows, Negro Winny.
Daughter Clarissa Rascoe – enough of my property to equal $6020.
Daughter Mary Rascoe – enough of my property to equal $6020.
Son William Rascoe – the land where I now live, including the houses and fishery.
Son Jacob Rascoe – $1620 to be paid to him.
Sister Nancy Rascoe – $100.
Crissy Rascoe is to have six months schooling and board out of my estate.
Remaining Negroes are to be divided among my five said children.
Ex: John Rascoe, Peter Rascoe, William Davis Wit: Thomas Ryan, Edmund Dunston

1. John Rascoe ca 1778 –
married 16 Dec. 1803 Jinnet Skiles
[from original Bertie Co Marriage Bond – NC Archives]
a. Thomas W Rascoe
married Penina Hyman
ancestors of Claudia
2. Clarissa [Clara] Rascoe ca 1785 – ca 1812
married John Bond 1778 – 1826 as his 2nd wife Bertie Co
3. Mary Rascoe
4. William D. Rascoe ca 1795 – ca 1845
married Sarah
a. Henry Edward Rascoe 13 Aug 1820 –
married 20 July 1847 Emeline Walton 22 Feb 1829 – 21 July 1852
dau of John Walton & wife Susan B Roberts
5. Jacob D. Rascoe bef 1807 – ca 1831

Children of Arthur Rascoe & Elizabeth Bentley:
1. Sarah Rascoe ca 1780-
married 1796 Jacob (or Joab) Champion
2. Daniel Rascoe ca 1785/7 –
married 27 Jan 1807 Polly Hunter
3. Margaret Rascoe ca 1788 (single 1815)
4. Mildred Rascoe ca 1791
5. Frances Rascoe ca 1794 – 1845
I think she is the Frances, wife of Reuben Lawrence, the preacher -smk
married ca 1812 ? Reuben Lawrence

Children of James Rasco & Elizabeth Hendricks:
1. Penelope Rasco 1785 – 1851
married ca 1802 Enoch Rayner 1771-1823
2. Mary Rasco ca 1788
married 1805 Nazary Legett
3. Thomas Rasco
Children of James Rasco & Tamar Holliday:
4. James Rasco ca 1796 – 1834
married 29 Jan 1828 Ann Eliza Jacocks (Rhodes)
Child of Nancey Rasco: Feb 1794
Bastard Bond, Nancey Rascoe, mother, Bondsmen: George Birt, James Legett

1. Larry Rasco ca 1794 –
[11 Aug 1800 Larry Rascoe about six years of age. bound to John Barrott, cooper. ]

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