Christos Christou, Jr.

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  • ID: I22912
  • Name: Macall Medford RASIN
  • Surname: Rasin
  • Given Name: Macall Medford
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 29 Jun 1839
  • Death: 12 Aug 1912 in , , Newport News, Va
  • Burial: Greenlawn Cem., , Newport News, Va
  • _UID: 6107377D314108408600C80432DC6437D1CA
  • Note:
    1880 Census
    M. M. RASIN Self Male W 25 MD Farming MD MD
    M. HARDEN Other Male W 17 MD Farm Work MD MD
    Census Place Worton, Kent, Maryland NA Film Number T9-0512 Page Number 84D

    The Roll Call by Walter J. Kirby lists 2nd Lt. McCall Medford Rasin, CSA.
    Entered service 5-10-1861, private Missouri Confederate Army Artillery, under
    the command of General D.M. Frost. He served in the western theater of the war
    for a period of one year. Frost's command was captured at Ft. Jackson, MO, by
    Capt. Lyon's US Regular Troops. Rasin was variously reproted as already
    resigned from the unit at the time of capture, or as captured and escaped. He
    made his way to VA and enlisted in Capt. Pichegru Woolfolk, Jr.'s Co Light
    Artillery, VA Vol. Dec 21, 1861 for a period of one year. (This co was composed
    of independent companies from various states) He re-enlisted for the war and
    received $50 bounty (d.u.) Rasin was detailed Sgt, Major 8-6-1863 (acting Sgt
    Maj since 1-1-1863) and promoted to the rank of 2nd Lt. 11-16-1864. His name
    appears on the roster of many field battalion units, including Ashland Light
    Artillery, Frank Huger's Battalion Light Artillery, Alexander's Battalion
    Reserve Artillery, and Pendletons' Reserve Corps. He was born June 29 1939 at
    St. Martin's Still Pond, the elder son of McCall Medford and Margaret Ann Boyer
    Rasin. At the death of his father in 1848, he and his brother William Independence
    Rasin were sent to St. Louis, MO to live with an uncle, Unit Rasin. His first
    employer pre-war was aboard MS and MO River Steamboats. He also served atFt.
    Benton (now Montana) in a government post. Following the war, he returned to
    St. Louis, remaining there until 1880, when he moved to Kent Co and resided in
    Worton with his sister Margaret Susan and her husband James Sutton Gemmill. He
    moved to Newport News,VA (d.u.) where he was employeed by Furness With
    Steamship Co until his death 8-12-1912 of heart failure while travelling aboard
    a ferry boat bound for Pine Beach. He was buried in Greenlawn Cem., Newport
    News, VA. He was survived by a daughter. Mrs. James A. Pearce of Chestertown,
    his brother Capt. William I. Rasin of Newport News, and the following
    relatives; a sister Sarah Brooks Blackiston of Hampton, VA, nieces Mrs. William
    R. McKay of Philadelphia, PA, Mrs. Percy G. Skirven of Baltimore, MD, Miss
    Sarah M. Gemmill of Washington DC, Miss Alice A. Gemmill of Philadelphia, PA
    and Miss Elizabeth Blackstion of Farmville,VA and nephews P.A.M. Brooks of
    Chestertown, MD, H.C. Blackiston of Newport News, Va, and Slater Blackiston of
    Hampton, VA.
  • Change Date: 28 Mar 2003 at 01:00:00

    Father: McCall Medford RASIN b: 9 Jun 1795 in , , , Maryland
    Mother: Margaret Ann BOYER b: ABT 1810

    Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown
      1. Has No Children RASIN b: ABT 1870
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