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John RASCO
Lucy TAYLOR
Husband:  John RASCO
Birth:  1800/1, Christian Co., KY
Death:  1845-50, KY
Father:  Capt. William Marcellus RASCO
Mother:  Rachel HARRELL

Secondary sources have John b. 1788 or 1794, but two censuses have him born 1800-1810 and one census between 1794 and 1801.  Given his marriage date and his wife's birthdate, it had to be between 1800 and 1802.

Marriage:  20 Jul 1820, Christian Co., KY
Wife:  Lucy TAYLOR
Birth:  1801/2, VA
Death:  aft. 1870, Limestone Co., TX
Disposition:  buried Cobb Cemetery, Thornton, Limestone Co., TX
Father:  Joshua TAYLOR
Mother:  Mary __?__
Children:
born in Christian Co., KY:
  1.  William RASCO, b. 1820/1
  2.  Cassandra RASCO, b. 22 Sep 1822
  3.  Margaret Elizabeth RASCO, b. 22 Mar 1824
  4.  Joshua RASCO, b. 1825
  5.  Catherine Ann "Kitty" RASCO, b. 30 Nov 1827
  6.  (Daughter A) RASCO, b. 1825-30; d. 1830-40
  7.  Alvira RASCO, b. 1833/4
  8.  Lucy RASCO, b. 1835/6
  9.  John B. "Jack" RASCO, b. 9 Jul 1837/8/9
10.  Nancy RASCO, b. 1839/40; d. 18 Mar 1878 (in TX?); m1. Franklin L. DAVIS; m2. 1 Sep 1864, Limestone Co., TX, Henry P. BANKS

born in KY, possibly in Christian, Trigg, or Ballard Co.:
11.  Lycurgus RASCO, b. 1841/2
12.  Solon RASCO, b. 27 Sep 1844
13.  Mary Lee RASCO, b. 1846; d. 1846-50

Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Kentucky

Sources:

1a.  Jordan R. Dodd, ed.  1993.  Kentucky Marriages:  Early to 1850.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-229):
Rasco, John Taylor, Lucy 20 Jul 1820 Christian Co.
No marriage records found for Margaret or Catherine, who would have been expected to marry by 1850.

1b.  Marriage Index:  Kentucky, 1851-1900.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-233):  there are RASCO/RASCOE marriages in Ballard, Christian, Caldwell, Hopkins, Lyon and Caldwell Cos., who are no doubt kin of our subjects, but none appear to be our subjects' children.

2a.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1820 (Broderbund CD-314):  not found as head-of-household, but the newlyweds appear to be living with John's widowed mother, Rachel RASCO.

2b.  1820 Census Index and Digital Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #15 of 23; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1820 KY Christian Co. p. 43 Rachel Rasco 000100-00101
These data indicate:
No., Race, Gender  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 white male 19-25* 1794-1801 = John (b. 1800/1)
1 white female 16-25 1794-1804 = Lucy (b. 1802)
1 white female 45 or over in or bef. 1775 = Rachel
*In the 1820 Census, the third column is age class 16-18 and the fourth column is age class 16-25; therefore, any individual in column three is duplicated in column four.  By subtracting the number in column three from the number in column four, you can create an age class "19-25."
Listed 12 lines down from Jesse FORT, who is next door to Garey FORT, who is next door to Micajah FORT.

3.  1830 Census Index and Digital Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #89 of 94; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1830 KY Christian Co. p. 51 John Rasco 110 020 - 220 010 220 000-011 000
These data indicate:
No., Race, Gender Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 white male 4 or under 1825-1830 = Joshua (b. 1825)
1 white male 5-9 1820-1825 = William (b. 1821)
2 white males 20-29 1800-1810 = ?
= John (b. 1800-02)
2 white females 4 or under 1825-1830 = Daughter A
= Catherine (b. 1827)
2 white females 5-9 1820-1825 = Margaret (b. 1824)
= Cassandra (b. 1822)
1 white female 20-29 1800-1810 = Lucy (b. 1802)
2 male slaves 9 or under 1820-1830 = names unknown
2 male slaves 10-23 1806-1820 = names unknown
1 female slave 10-23 1806-1820 = name unknown
1 female slave 24-35 1794-11806 = name unknown
Living next door to James FORT, who is living next door to Joshua TAYLOR, who is living two doors down from Micajah FORT.  He is the only RASCO/&c. in KY on this CD.

4a.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1840 (Broderbund CD-316):
1840 Roseo, John KY Christian Co. p. 196
He is the only RASCO/&c. in Christian Co. on this CD.

4b.  Christian County Genealogical Society (Hopkinsville, KY).  1995.  Christian County, KY, Census Records, 1820-1830-1840.  Simmons Historical Publ., Melber, KY.  On p. 62 (of the book, not the census):
1840 Rosco John 102 201 000 - 211 101 000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 4 or under 1835-1840 = Jack (b. 1837/8/9)
2 males 10-14 1825-1830 = ?
= Joshua (b. 1825)
2 males 15-19 1820-1825 = William (b. 1821)
= ?
1 male 30-39 1800-1810 = John
2 females 4 or under 1835-1840 = Nancy (b. 1839/40)
= Lucy (b. 1835/6)
1 female 5-9 1830-1835 = Alvira (b. 1833/4)
1 female 10-14 1825-1830 = Catherine
1 female 15-19 1820-1825 = Margaret
1 female 30-39 1800-1810 = Lucy (b. 1801/2)
The unnamed males above were not in the 1830 census, so cannot be our subject's children.  They are living next door to their son-in-law, David Fort DAVIS

5.  1850 Census Index/Microfilm (online at GenealogyLibrary.com; mis-indexed as "Rasen"):  Ballard Co., KY, p. 300A, 707/707, enumerated 10 Sep 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Lucy Rasco 48 F   200 Va
Alvira  " 16 F     Ky
Lucy    " 14 F     Ky
Jack    " 11 M     Ky
Nancy   " 10 F     Ky
Lycurgus "  8 M     Ky
Solon   "  6 M     Ky
Living next door to her son, William A. RASCO.

6.  1860

7.  1870

8.  1880

9.  WorldConnect (online at RootsWeb.com).

10.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service: Pedigree Resource File (index to CDs online at FamilySearch.org).

11.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).

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