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John C. RASEY
Hannah J. BREWER
Mary E. SNYDER
Nancy Ann MARTIN
Husband:  John C. RASEY / RACEY
Birth:  16 Oct 1835 or 1834, Bucyrus Twp., Crawford Co., OH
Death:  9 Sep 1909, Peru Twp., Morrow Co., OH
Occupation:  farmer
Father:  Joseph RASEY
Mother:  Nancy [FERGUSON?]
Marriage-1:  25 Dec 1859
Wife-1:  Hannah J. BREWER
Birth:  3 Sep 1838, Pitt Twp., Crawford [now Wyandot] Co., OH
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Jacob Anthony BREWER
Mother:  Suannah EYMANN
Marriage-2:  28 Jun 1886, Wyandot Co., OH
Wife-2:  Mary Ellen SNYDER
Marriage-3:  20 Jun 1895, Galion, Crawford Co., OH
Wife-3:  Nancy Ann MARTIN
Birth:  Nov 1840, OH
Occupation:  homemaker
Other Spouse:  m1. Mr. LEE
Parents:  born in OH
Children with Hannah J. BREWER born in Pitt Twp., Wyandot Co., OH:
  1.  Susannah J. RASEY, b. 1860/1
  2.  Ira Cornelius RASEY, b. 20 Oct 1866
  3.  Jacob A. RASEY, b. 1868/9
  4.  Edna Alice "Edney" RASEY, b. 15 Jun 1871; d. 1930; bur. Nevada Cem.
  5.  Joseph W. RASEY, b. 1873/4
  6.  John H. RASEY, b. 1875/6
  7.  Nancy Jane RASEY, b. 12 Jul 1879; m. George MOUSER 
  8.  Sylvester Lane RASEY
Children with Mary E. SNYDER:
  9.  William Edward RASEY, b. Apr 1887
10.  Benjamin Harrison RASEY
11.  George Garfield RASEY, b. Dec 1892 
Children with Nancy Ann MARTIN:
none
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Ohio

Sources (n.b., Wyandott Co. was formed in 1845 mainly from Crawford Co., but also parts of Hancock, Hardin, and Marion Cos.):

1a.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).
John C. RASEY
Birth: 16 Oct 1835, New York; Death: 09 Sep 1909
Marriage: 25 Dec 1859 <Pitt Twp, Wyandot, Ohio>
Spouse: Hannah J. BREWER
Birth: 03 Sep 1837, Wyandot, Ohio
Source: patron submission

1b.  Ohio, County Marriages, 1790-1950 (online at familysearch.org):
Groom's Name: - John C Rasey John C. Rasey John C. Racey -
Groom's Birth | Age | Race: - - - 1836 | 66 | -
Groom's Birthplace: - - - - -
Groom's Marital Status: - - - - -
Bride's Name: - Mary Ellen Snyder Nancy A. Lee Frances Aldrich -
Bride's Birth | Age | Race: - - - 1845 | 57 -
Bride's Birthplace: - - - - -
Bride's Marital Status: - - - - -
Marriage Date: - 28 Jun 1886 20 Jun 1895 14 Apr 1902 -
Marriage Place: - Wyandot County, Ohio Crawford Co., Ohio Morrow County, Ohio -
Groom's Father: - - - Joseph Racey -
Groom's Mother: - - - Nancy Sprague -
Bride's Father: - - - James E Lesris (sic) -
Bride's Mother: - - - Julia A. Shumaker -
Source Film: - 4259952 0388685 4016686 -
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2.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  can't find John & Hannah, and I really looked, including a page-by-page search of Pitt Twp., Wyandot Co., OH.

3.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #20 of 25):  Upper Sandusky P.O., Pitt Twp., Wyandot Co., OH, Roll M593_1284, p. 780B, PN 20, 147/144, enumerated 5 Jul 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Rasey John C 34 M W Farmer 600   Ohio
_____ Hannah 31 F W Keeping House     "
_____ Susannah J  9 F W Attending School     "
_____ Ira C  2 M W at Home     "
_____ Jacob A  1 M W "  "      "
_____ William 23 M W Farm Laborer     "
John has a brother, William RASEY, but he should be age 29, not 23.

4.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #7 of 20:  Pitt Twp., Wyandot Co., OH, Roll T9_1079 (Book 1), p. 580B [pages out of order, go by PN], PN 15, SD 1, ED 169, enumerated 5 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).
2 3 4 5 6 8 10 13 15 21 22 23 24 25 26
65 Racey Jno C W M 44   / Farm work well   / / OH OH OH
  _____ Hannah W F 41 Wife / Keeping house "   / / do do do
  _____ Ira W M 16 Son   Farm Work " / / / do do do
  _____ Jacob W M 12 do   do  do " / / / do do do
  _____ Edney W F  9 Dau   house Work " / /   do do do
  _____ Joseph W M  6 Son     " /     do do do
  _____ John W M  4 do     "       do do do
  _____ Nancy W F  1 Dau             do do do

5.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

6.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #21 of 280:  130 Second Avenue South, Galion (Ward 1), Polk Twp., Crawford Co., OH, Roll T623_1251, p. 140A, SN __, SD 12, ED 12, enumerated 2 Jul 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 21 22 23 24 25 26 27
* 130 234 250 Rasey John C Head W M Oct 1834 65 M 6     OH NY NY Carpenter RR   Y Y Y O M H
      _____ Nancey A Wife W F Nov 1840 59 M 6 4 2 OH OH OH Keeping House   Y Y Y      
      _____ William E Son W M Apr 1887 13 S       OH OH OH At School 9 Y Y Y      
      _____ George W Son W M Dec 1892  7 S       OH OH OH At School 9            
*Second Avenue South
William and George appear to be John's children from his prior marriage, so apparently Nancy's two surviving children are grown and gone.

7a.  1910 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  John is known to be deceased; can't find Nancy, either.

7b.  1910 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #4 of 15):  Peru Twp., Morrow Co., OH, Roll T624_1120 (Book 1), p. 36B, SN 2B, SD 13, ED 159, enumerated 20 apr 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 9 10 11 12 13 14 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
37 37 Rasey Ira C Head M W 43 M1 21     OH NY OH Eng Laborer Working Out W N 0 Y Y   O M H
    [Ira's wife and children]
    _____ George G ½ Bro M W 19 S       OH NY OH Eng Laborer Working Out W N 0 Y Y N      
Ira doesn't say step-brother, so George must be John's son, not Nancy's.

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

8.  Messages posted to the Rasey Family Genealogy Forum (online at GenForum.com).

9.  Messages posted to the RASEY Surname Board (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

10.  Email from descendants:  The informant on our subject's death certificate was his son, Ira, who gave Nancy's surname as FERIGSON (born in NY).  Wives and children from pension application.

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