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Re: looking for William Rasco info.
Posted by: James R. Rasco (ID *****1922) Date: June 30, 2004 at 21:08:23
In Reply to: looking for William Rasco info. by Karen Rasco of 1299

There is no proof or documentation from primary records that William Rasco's middle initial, if he had one was "M".
There is also not proof or documentation from primary records that William Rasco's parents were "William or William Teagle Rasco and Elizabeth Taylor".
This has been posted to online web sites by a relative but he has not proof. Our William Rasco had a brother named Teagle or Teakle Rasco. There was a William and Sarah Rasco from the Hertford area of what was then Bertie County involved in a 1759 litigation in the court records. Our William Rasco married Rachel Harrell in 1777 in Bertie County. What relation our William Rasco and his only known brother, Teagle Rasco were to the William Rasco whose wife was Sarah in 1759 or to any or the other Rasco's who were in Northeastern North Carolina in the last half of the 16th century has not been provem. William and Rachel had eight known children. One of William and Rachels daughter was named Margaret ELIZABETH Rasco and one of his son was named Laban TAYLOR Rasco. Twenty plus years ago there was some speculation between myself and two other Rasco researcher as to what William Rasco's parents names might have been. Using some of the old naming patterns commonly used back then we guess they might have been William and Elizabeth Rasco and a working family group sheet was made. Some how this work sheet (a work in progress) got out amoung other researchers and collectors of our family data and the speculations on this work sheet was taken for fact without any orginal record varifications. As stated above, this unproven speculation as to who the parents were or William Rasco has been posted as fact on the internet.

I would love nothing more then to prove or have proof of who the parents were. If anyone can prove that our William Rasco were William and Elizabeth Rasco I wish they would.

James R. Rasco

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