I would like to correspond and exchange information with any descendants of JESSE D. RASCO and his wife AMANDA CATHERINE. JESSE D. RASCO was born in South Carolina, probably in Marlboro, Chesterfield, or Darlington County about 1814 and died in Van Zandt County Texas between 1880 and 1900.
JESSE D. RASCO was in Alabama by the early 1840's. His household was enumerated in Blount County Alabama in the 1850 census and in Walker County Alabama in the 1860 census. About 1868-69 he moved his family to the state of Mississippi, County unknown. He was in Van Zandt County Texas when the 1870 Census was taken.
1850 census Blount County Al. Household of Jesse Rasco:
Jesse Rascow white male age 29 Farmer born in South Carolina
Catherine Rascow white female age 23 born in Alabama
Abraham Rascow white male age 9 born in Alabama
Barclay Rascow white male age 6 born in Alabama
Jane Rascow white female age 4 born in Alabama
Elizabeth Rascow white female age 2 born in Alabama.
1860 census Walker County Al. Household of Jesse Rasco:
Jesse Rasco white male age 45 Farmer born in South Carolina.
Manda C. Rasco white female age 30 Domestic born in ALA.
Rachel Rasco white female age 13 born in Alabama
Martha J. Rasco white female age 11 born in Alabama
John W. Rasco white male age 9 born in Alabama
James F. Rasco white male age 6 born in Alabama
Jesse M. Rasco white male age 5 born in Alabama
Mary D. Rasco white female age 4 born in Alabama.
Clarissa C. Rasco white female age 3 born in Alabama.
Carver H.J.M. Rasco white male age 2 born in Alabama.
George T. Rasco white male age 1/12 born in Alabama.
Avery L. Rasco white male age 18 Farm Labor born S.C.
Bartley B. Rasco white male age 15 Farm Labor born S.C.
Note: Avery Lake Rasco may be the same as the Abraham Rasco on the 1850 census. He was a soldier in the CSA 43 Miss. Inf. After the war he moved to Panola and Shelby County Tx.
1870 Census Van Zandt County Tex. Household of Jesse Rasco:
Jessy Rosco white male age 64 born in South Carolina.
Amanda Rosco white female age 40 born in Alabama.
John Rosco white male age 19 born in Alabama.
James Rosco white male age 17 born in Alabama.
Jessy Rosco white male age 16 born in Alabama.
Mary Rosco white female age 13 born in Alabama.
Clarissa Rosco white female age 11 born in Alabama.
Jacob Rosco white male age 11 born in Alabama.
George Rosco white male age 9 born in Alabama.
Joseph Rosco white male age 8 born in Alabama.
Sarah Rosco white female age 7 born in Alabama.
Perry Rosco white male age 5 born in Mississippi
Vitiller Rosco white female age 2 born in Texas
Nancy Rosco white female age 7/12 born in Texas.
1880 census of Van Zandt County Tx. Household of Jesse Rasco
Jessie D. Rasco white male age 66 born in South Carolina
Manda C. Rasco white female age 49 wife born Alabama
Jacob Hill Rasco white male age 21 son born Alabama.
George T. Rasco white male age 20 son born Alabama.
Joseph M. Rasco white male age 18 son born Alabama.
Sarah C. Rasco white female age 16 dau. born in Alabama.
Perry D. Rasco white male age 14 son born Mississippi
Vitiller M. Rasco white female age 12 dau. born Texas.
William J. Rasco white male age 8 son born Texas.
Mary Hunt white female age 23 dau. born Alabama.
Manda J. Hunt white female age 5 gr.dau. born Texas.
William P. Hunt white male age 3 gr.son born Texas.
Parthena Kennedy white female age 6 gr.dau. born Texas.
The known births, deaths, and marriages of Jesse's Children:
CHILDREN Birth Death Marriage Spouse
Martha Jane Rasco 1-4-1846 unk. unk Parker Blackstock
Rachel Eliz.Rasco ca 1847 unk. 8-26-1871 A.J.Kennedy
John W. Rasco ca 1851 unk. 2-5-1871 Eliz. Teague
James Frank Rasco 11-2-1877 3-27-1928 unk Mattie Willis
Jesse Morgan Rasco10-1-1853 1-2-1881 11-22-1877 Virginia
Mary D. Rasco ca. 1856 unk. 12-16-1874 W.S.Hunt
Clarissa C. Rasco 11-13-1859 8-15-1925 7-15-1874 Daniel A.N.
Jacob Hill Rasco ca. 1855 unk. ca.1888 Annie E. Moroni
George T. Rasco ca. 1860 unk 12-23-1880 Rebecca J. Willis.
Joseph M. Rasco 4-2-1861 3-8-1911 7-17-1887 Frances Catherin
Sarah C. Rasco ca. 1863 unk. 5-12-1881 J. D. Rodger
Perry D. Rasco 3-24-1868 11-28-1936 9-13-1889 M.L.Lynch
Vitiller M. Rasco ca.1869 unk. 5-16-1886 J. M. Alexander
Nancy Lucinda Rasco 2-17-1871 2-16-1934 11-3-1887 Unk.
William J. Rasco ca 1872 unk unk unk
James Frank Rasco's 2nd wife was Sarah Mixon 3-25-1894
George T. Rasco's 2nd wife was Jennie Donohoe 5-26-1895
Perry D. Rasco's 2nd wife was Junie McDaugal 9-9-1894
3rd wife was Ellicandie McKnight5-14-1899
4th wife was Callie Lynch 1-23-1902
5th wife was Lizzie Anderson unk. They
were divorced per his death certif.
If any one can fill in any missing information or tell me the names of the parents of Jesse D. Rasco and his wife Amanda Catherine Rasco please contact me. My snail address is 2000 Alejo del Sur, Harvey, La. 70058-2901. or e-mail me at