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Bethuel RACY
Esther A. MOODY
Husband:  Bethuel RASEY / RACEY / RACY
Birth:  8 Apr 1843, NY
Death:  18 Oct 1909, Benton Twp., Eaton Co., MI
Occupation:  farmer
Father:  George RACY
Mother:  Temperance WALSWORTH

["Bethuel" is a scriptural name, pronounced be-THU-el.]

Marriage:
Wife:  Esther A. MOODY
Birth:  27 Jan 1845, Eaton Co., MI
Death:  1925
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Orrin MOODY
Mother:  Desire CARR
Children born in Benton Twp., Eaton Co., MI:
1.  Edith Eva RACY / RACEY / RASEY, b. Nov 1869 
2.  Worth? RACY, b. 1871/2
3.  Eddy / Edd E. RACY, b. Dec 1874
4.  Bertha RACY, b. 1877/8
5.  Ida RACY, b. Mar 1880
6.  Blanche RASEY, b. Jul 1882
7.  Augusta RASEY, b. Nov 1886
8.  Carr N. RASEY, b. Jun 1889
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Sources:

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  can't find.  His mother is deceased, but Bethuel does not appear to be living with his widowed father, not unless he's "Gillis RACY," age 10.

3.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #10 of 56):  Burke P.O., Burke, Franklin Co., NY, Roll 754, p. 598, PN 162, 1193/1193, enumerated 18 Jul 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Almina Cripin 36 F     2000 713 NY
Bethuel Racy 17 M   Farmer     Do
Smith Cripin 12 M         Do
Carty   "  8 M         Do
Almena (RASEY) CRIPPEN is Bethuel's widowed aunt.

4.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #7 of 35):  Charlotte P.O., Benton Twp., Eaton Co., MI, Roll M593_670, p. 65A, PN 7, 51/52, enumerated 15 Jul 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Moody Orrin 54 M W Farmer 3000 1500 New York  
_____ Desire 52 F W Keeping House     New York  
_____ Wellington 22 M W Farm Laborer     Michigan  
_____ Augustus 19 M W Farm Laborer     Michigan  
_____ Augusta 19 F W at home     Michigan  
_____ George 14 M W Farm Laborer     Michigan  
Racey Bethuel 26 M W Farm Laborer     New York  
_____ Esther 24 F W Keeping House     Michigan  
_____ Edith 7/12 F W       Michigan Nov
Orrin & Desire MOODY are Esther's parents.

5.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #23 of 26 indexed "Betholle"):  Benton, Eaton Co., MI, Roll T9_578, p. 133D, PN 34, SD 2, ED 66, enumerated 25 Jun 1880, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1880 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1880:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 13 21 24 25 26
341 350 Racy Bethuele W M 36       / Farmer   NY NY NY
    ____ Esther W F 34   Wife   / Keeps House   MI NY NY
    ____ Edith W F 10   Dau /   At School / MI NY MI
    ____ Worth? W M  8   Son /   At School / MI NY MI
    ____ Eddy W M  5   Son /   At School / MI NY MI
    ____ Bertha W F  2   Dau /       MI NY MI
    ____ Ida W F 3/12 Mar Dau /       MI NY MI
Esther's father was born in NH.

6.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

7.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #15 of 31 indexed "Bethew c Kasey"):  Benton Twp., Eaton Co., MI, Roll T623_709, p. 32A, SN 8, SD 3, ED 61, enumerated 15 Jun 1900, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1900 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1900:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
201 205 Rasey Bethewel Head W M Apr 1843 57 M 32     NY NY NY Farmer 0   Y Y Y O M F 61
    _____ Ester A Wife W F Jan 1845 55 M 32 9 7 MI NY NY Keeping House     Y Y Y        
    Needham Edith Dau W F Nov 1869 30 M  9 2 2 MI NY MI       Y Y Y        
    _______ Sidney GSon W M Aug 1891  8 S       MI NE MI at school   9              
    _______ Freely GSon W M Jun 1895  4 S       MI NE MI                    
    Rasey Blanche Dau W F Jul 1882 17 S       MI NY MI       Y Y Y        
    _____ Augusta Dau W F Nov 1886 13 S       MI NY MI at school   9 Y Y Y        
    _____ Carr Son W F Jun 1889 11 S       MI NY MI at school   9 Y Y Y        
Esther's father was born in NH.  Carr is obviously male.

8.  1910 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #26 of 40):  Benton Twp., Eaton Co., MI, Roll T624_645 (Book 1), p. 34B, SN 13B, SD 3, ED 77, enumerated 18 may 1910, official enumeration date 15 Apr 1910 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1910:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 11 12 13 14 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29
188 191 Rasey Esther Head F W 65 W 9 7 MI NY NY Eng farmer general farm Emp     Y Y   O M F 159
    _____ Carr Son M W 21 S     MI VT MI Eng farm laborer home farm W N 0 Y Y          
    Moody Augustus Bro M W 59 S     MI MI NY Eng farm laborer working out W N 0 Y Y          
Esther and Augustus's father was born in NH.

9.  1920 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #23 of 30):  621 Sheldon Street, Charlotte City (Ward 3), Carmel Twp., Eaton Co., MI, Roll T625_763 (Book 1), p. 90A, SN 12A, SD 174, ED 94, enumerated 14/15 Jan 1920, official enumeration date 1 Jan 1920 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1920:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 17 18 19 21 23 25 26 27 28
* 621 329 346 Rasey Carr N Head O M M W 30 S Y Y MI NY MI Y Farmer   W
      _____ Esther Mother     F W 74 Wd Y Y MI NY NY Y None    
      Moody Augustus Uncle     M W 69 S Y Y MI NY NY Y Laborer Leviry Barn W
*Sheldon Street
Esther and Augustus's father was born in NH.

10.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

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