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Joseph RASEY II
Lois MACK
Letitia __?__
Note:  based on circumstantial evidence (i.e., on timing and geography), it seems possible that our subject may be the Joseph RASEY in the 1790 census of Isle La Motte, VT.  Not only do the descendants of the RASEYs of Isle La Motte cluster together in the northeastern counties of New York (viz., Essex, Clinton, Franklin, and St. Lawrence Cos.) their further descendants are found clustered in some adjacent counties in south-central Michigan (viz., Barry, Eaton, and Calhoun Cos.).
Husband:  Joseph RASEY / RAZEY / RAZY II
Birth:  6 Jan 1762, Mendon, Worcester Co., MA
Death:  20 Dec 1832, Albany, Albany Co., NY
Military Service:  Revolutionary War (nine months):  Pvt., Capt. Benjamin Ellis's Co., Col. Alexander Soammel's New Hampshire Rgmt.
Father:  Joseph RASEY I
Mother:  Mary HOLLEN
Marriage-1:  17 Aug 1782, Alstead, Cheshire Co., NH
Wife-1:  Lois MACK
Birth:  17 Aug 1762
Death apparently:  by 1820 census
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Joseph MACK
Mother:  Lois __?__
Marriage-2:  13 Aug 1826
Wife-2:  Letitia __?__
Birth:  1774/5, PA
Death:  28 Jul 1871, Morristown, Morris Co., NJ
Disposition:  buried Albany Rural Cemetery (Lot 2, Sec. 15), Menands, Albany Co., NY
Occupation:  homemaker
Other Spouse:  m1. John HILL
Children with Lois MACK:
Joseph RAZY / RASEY III, b. 2 Feb 1783, Surry, Cheshire Co., NH
.  (Daughter) RASEY, b. by 1790
Ammon RASEY, b. 1789/90
Charlotte A. RASEY, b. 27 Feb 1805, Montreal, QC 

said to be their child:
James RASEY / RACEY / RACY, b. 24 Jan 1792, Isle La Motte, Grand Isle Co., VT

Children with Letitia __?__
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Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; CAN, Canada, Quebec; USA, US, United States, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania

Sources:

1.  New Hampshire... Marriages to 1937.  Div. Vital Records Admin., NH (NEHGS index online at www.americanancestors.org):
Groom Joseph Roza
Bride Lois Mack
By whom Married Jacob Mann
Official Station Clergyman
Date of Marriage August 17 - 1782
Place Alstead NH

2.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).
Joseph ROZA
Marriage: 17 Aug 1782, New Hampshire
Spouse: Lois MACK
Source: Index to Marriages, Early to 1900. New Hampshire. Registrar of Vital Statistics.
Joseph RAZY
Birth: 02 Feb 1783, Surry Twp, Cheshire, New Hampshire
Father: Joseph RAZY; Mother: Lois
Source: Index to Births, Early to 1900. New Hampshire. Registrar of Vital Statistics

2.  1790 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  not found, unless he's the Joseph RASEY in Isle La Motte.  It's only 63 miles from Isle La Motte to Montreal. 

3.  P. William Filby, ed.  2005.  Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s.  Gale Research, Farmington Hills, MI (online at Ancestry.com):-
Name: Joseph Rasey
Year: 1794
Place: Quebec
Source Code: 1112.16
Primary Immigrant: Rasey, Joseph
Annotation: Date and port of arrival or date and place of declaration of intention. Extracted from records at the National Archives of Canada at Ottawa. Other genealogical information is also provided.
Source Bibliography: CANADA, NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF. "Declarations of Aliens, Lower Canada, 1794-1811." In Across the Border (Carleton Place, Ontario, Canada). vol. 3:2 (Winter 1991), pp. 2-6.
Page: 6

4.  1800 U.S. Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #10 of 13; official enumeration date 4 Aug 1800; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤/NR
1800 VT Windsor Co. Hartford Roll M32_52 p. 383/387/397 Ln. 17 Joseph Rasey 02001-01001-00
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
2 males 10-15 1784-1790 = Ammon (b. 1789/90)
= Joseph III (b. 1783)
1 male 45 or over in or bef. 1755 = Joseph (b. 1762)
1 female 10-15 1784-1790 = Daughter A
1 female 45 or over in or bef. 1755 = Lois (b. 1762)
Benjamin BRUCE is in Baltimore, Windor Co., VT, which is 24 miles from Hartford.  Although the ages are off in the tally, is this not our subject?

5.  1800 U.S. Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  can't find.  In Quebec?

6.  1820 U.S. Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #24 of 33; official enumeration date 7 Aug 1820; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤/NR
1820 NY Albany Co. Albany Roll M33_63 p. 195 Ln. 18 Rasey Amman 000011-00010-0-020
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 26-44 1775-1794 = Ammon (b. 1789/90)
1 male 45 or over in or bef. 1775 = Joseph (b. 1762)
1 female 26-44 1775-1794 = Elizabeth (b. 1794)
2 persons engaged in commerce
Joseph appears to be a widower living with his son, Ammon.

7.  1830 U.S. Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #13 of 40; official enumeration date 1 Jun 1830; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤/NR
1830 NY Rensselaer Co. Greenbush Roll M19_105 p. 223 Ln. 21 Joseph Rasey / Raizy 001 000 001 - 000 100 010
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 10-14 1815-1820 =
1 male 60-69 1760-1770 = Joseph (b. 1762)
1 female 15-19 1810-1815 =
1 female 50-59 1770-1780 = Letitia (b. 1774/5)
Greenbush [today divided into North Greenbush and East Greenbush] is only five to six miles from Albany, so this is surely our subject.

8.  1840 U.S. Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #85-86 of 118; official enumeration began 1 Jun 1840; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1840 NY Albany Co. Albany Ward 1 Roll 264 pp. 241B-242A/482-483 Ln. 19 Will. J. Warner 100 201 - 000 010 010 0002000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 4 or under 1835-1840 = John (b. 1835/6)
2 males 15-19 1820-1825 = ?
= ?
1 male 30-39 1800-1810 = William (b. ca. 1805) 
1 female 20-29 1810-1820 = Sarah (b. 1813/4)
1 female 50-59 1780-1790 = Letitia (b. 1774/5)
2 persons employed in manufactures and trades
Presumably the teenagers are apprentices.

9.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #39 of 122):  City of Albany (Ward 3), Albany Co., NY, Roll M432_471, p. 118A, 124/171, enumerated 3 Sep 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
William J. Warner 45 M   Book Binder 10,000 NY
Sarah        " 26 F       Pa
John         " 14 M       NY
Sarah        "  9 F       "
Mary         "  3 F       "
Ann Kelly 28 F       Ireland
Letitia Racey 75 F       Pa
Sarah Ann (HILL) WARNER is Letitia's granddaughter.

10.  1860 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #78 of 90):  Boonton P.O., Hanover Twp., Morris Co., NJ, Roll M653_704, p. 580, PN 78, 539/572, enumerated 20 Aug 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤()
William J Warner 52 M   Pasteboard Manufact. 6000 1000 New York Albany
Sarah A 46 F         Penn Phil
Sara W 19 F         New York Albany
Mary M 13 F         Do
Lueticia Racy 85 F         Penn Phil
Ann Lachlan 13 F         Conn

11.  1870 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #61 of 91):  Parsippany P.O., Hanover Twp., Morris Co., NJ, Roll M593_877, p. 145A, PN 61, 440/470, enumerated 2 Aug 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤()
Warner Sarah 53 F W Keeps House 9000 8000 Penn
______ John 34 M W Farm Labr     New York
______ Mary 22 F W       do
______ Luticia 95 F W       Penn
Conner Andrew 20 M W Farm Labr     Ireland

12.  Albany Directories....  various publishers (online at Ancestry.com; extract only, no page images):
Year Name Gender Occupation  Addresses
1816 Joseph Rasey Male inn keeper food/drink(s) 22, Dock, Albany, NY
1817 Joseph Rasey Male inn keeper food/drink(s) 569, s. Market, cor. Lydius, Albany, NY
1818 Joseph Rasey Male inn keeper food/drink(s) 569, s. Market, cor. Lydius, Albany, NY

13.  Joel Munsell.  1850-59.  The Annals of Albany.  10 vols.  J. Munsell, Albany, NY (online at books.google.com , at archive.org, and excerpts at Ancestry.com):
Vol. IX, p. 241
Notes from the Newspapers...
1832...
Vol. IX, p. 260 Dec. 20. Joseph Rasey, a soldier of the Revolution, died, aged 70.

14.  Anon.  Thursday, 17 Jan 1833.  "Died."  New York Spectator (New York, NY), p. 4 (online at Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers, via NEHGS).
At Albany, Joseph Rasey, 70...

15.  New Jersey, Deaths and Burials Index, 1798-1971 (online at Ancestry.com):
Name - - - - -
Gender | Age - - - - -
Birth Place - - - - -
Death Date - - - - -
Death Place - - - - -
Occupation - - - - -
Marital Status - - - - -
Father's Name - - - - -
Mother's Name - - - - -
FHL Film Number - - - - -

16.  Albany Rural Cemetery [Menands, New York] Interment Cards, 1791-2011 (online at Ancestry.com misindexed "Rascy"):
Name: Rasey, Joseph Rascy, Letitia (Mrs)
Place of Birth:   New York
Place of Death:   Morristown
Late Residence:   New York
Date of Death: 1832 July 28 1871
Date of Interment:   Aug 1 1871
Cause of Death:   Old Age
Age (yr, mo, dy): 70y 97y
In Whose Lot Interred: Charlott Stead Wm. J. Warner
No. of Lot | No. of Sec.: 94 | 33 1 | 15
William J. WARNER is Letitia's son-in-law, married to her daughter, Sarah Ann HILL.

17.  Find-a-Grave: Entries (online at findagrave.com):
Name Joseph Rasey -
Birth unknown -
Death 20 Dec 1832 -
Note Following a resolution in 1866 by the Albany Common Council, many remains were disinterred and moved to Albany Rural Cemetery for reburial. A list of the inscriptions was created, divided by church group. This person was named in the Baptist Church section of that list. -
Burial Albany Rural Cemetery
Menands, Albany County, New York
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Inscription - -
Father - -
Mother - -
Spouse - -
- - -
- - -
Memorial # 92481602 -

18.  Messages posted to the Rasey Surname Board (online at Ancestry.com).

19.  Public Member Trees (online at Ancestry.com).

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