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My Source is "The General Armory" [see below]
General Armory of England, Scotland, Ireland & Wales: Comprising a Registry of Armorial Bearings
from the Earliest to the Present Time

Early Spelling Variation of the Surname

Daniel Rasberry - Children From Mississippi

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George Rasberry From Georgia


Descendants of John Rasberry


1 John Rasberry b: Abt. 1683 d: January 01, 1749/50 in Bertie County, North Carolina . +Bridget Browne b: Abt. 1683
........ 2 William Sr. Rasberry b: Abt. 1708
............ +Ann
........ 2 John Jr. Rasberry b: Abt. 1704
............ +Unknown
........ 2 Ann Rasberry b: Abt. 1706 d: 1787
............ +John Beverly d: 1786
........ 2 Bridget Rasberry b: Abt. 1710
............ +Thomas Yates
........ 2 Mary Rasberry b: Abt. 1712
........ 2 Elizabeth Rasberry b: Abt. 1714
........ 2 Rebekah Rasberry b: Abt. 1716
............ +Arthur (Piner) Pinner
........ 2 Christian "Christna" Rasberry b: Abt. 1718
............ +Lloyd

Descendants of William Sr. Rasberry


1 William Sr. Rasberry b: Abt. 1708
. +Ann
........ 2 Benjamin Rasberry b: Abt. 1734 d: 1810 in Morgan County, Georgia
............ +Sarah
........ 2 James Rasberry b: Abt. 1730
........ 2 Thomas Rasberry b: Abt. 1738
........ 2 William Jr. Rasberry b: Abt. 1728 d: 1791 in Wilkes County, Georgia
............ +Elizabeth Unknown
........ 2 John Rasberry b: Abt. 1732
........ 2 Philip Rasberry b: Abt. 1736 d: 1791 in Wilkes County, Georgia

Descendants of Benjamin Rasberry


1 Benjamin Rasberry b: Abt. 1734 d: 1810 in Morgan County, Georgia
. +Sarah
........ 2 Thomas Rasberry b: 1785 in Georgia, or S.C.
............+Unknown [1st wife]
............ +Ruth Spears [2nd wife]
........ 2 John Rasberry b: 1787
........ 2 William Rasberry b: 1789 in Georgia
............ +Nancy Kirby
........ 2 Celia Rasberry b: June 22, 1791 in Georgia d: February 12, 1862 in Mississippi
............ +James Baggett
........ 2 Purity Rasberry b: May 02, 1794 in Georgia d: April 11, 1854 in Holmes County, Mississippi
............ +William Clower
........ 2 Benjamin Rasberry b: June 04, 1797 in Georgia d: May 03, 1852 in Morehouse Parish, Louisiana
............ +Mary Ann Tullos
........ 2 Green Rasberry b: October 14, 1800 in Georgia d: March 22, 1859 in Bibb County, Alabama, Old Rasberry Cemetery
............ +Mary Mullins b: May 15, 1800 in Georgia d: July 13, 1884 in Chilton County, Alabama, Old Rasberry Cemetery
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Descendants of Thomas Rasberry


1 Thomas Rasberry b: 1785 in Georgia, or S.C.
.Unknown [1st wife]
. +Ruth Spears [2nd wife]
........ 2 Madison "Major" Rasberry b: 1809 in Putnum County, Georgia d: May 02, 1890 in Chilton County, Alabama
............ +Elizabeth "Betty" Hubbard b: Abt. 1811 in Georgia d: January 25, 1895 in Jemison, Bibb County, Alabama
........ 2 Sarah Rasberry b: June 14, 1804 in Georgia d: September 17, 1889 in Clanton, Chilton County, Alabama
............ +John C. Goodgame b: June 27, 1801 in Coweta County, Georgia d: May 22, 1899 in Chilton County, Alabama
........ 2 Green R. Rasberry b: 1806 in Georgia d: March 10, 1863 in Richmond, Virginia, died in 2nd Alabama Hospital, CSA
............ +Rebecca Maryanne Barrett
........ 2 Martha Rasberry b: March 19, 1812 in Georgia d: April 23, 1884 in Chilton Co Al. Buried in Cedar Grove Methodist Cemetery, Chilton Co Al
............ +John Rion Price
........ 2 Maryann Polly Rasberry b: 1814
........ 2 Alfrenza Ali Rasberry b: 1818
........ 2 Purity Rasberry b: 1819
........ 2 Melissa Lisha Rasberry b: April 19, 1822 d: February 04, 1894
............ +Dolba N. Riggins b: July 24, 1821 d: February 08, 1902
........ 2 Thomas Rasberry b: 1825
........ 2 Lutticia Rasberry b: 1827
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Descendants of Madison "Major" Rasberry


1 Madison "Major" Rasberry b: 1809 in Putnum County, Georgia d: May 02, 1890 in Chilton County, Alabama
. +Elizabeth "Betty" Hubbard b: Abt. 1811 in Georgia d: January 25, 1895 in Jemison, Bibb County, Alabama
........ 2 Susan Rasberry b: October 03, 1833 in Bibb County, Alabama d: November 18, 1917 in Greer County, Oklahoma, buried in Brinkman cemetery
............ +Isaac DAVENPORT b: 1825 in Alabama
........ 2 Daniel Rasberry b: Abt. 1832
........ 2 [1] Mary Jane Rasberry b: Abt. 1835 in Bibb County, Alabama d: March 04, 1866
........ *2nd Husband of [1] Mary Jane Rasberry:
............+Harrison Foshee d: December 12, 1890
........ *1st Husband of [1] Mary Jane Rasberry:
............ +John Campbell
........ 2 Newton Rasberry b: Abt. 1839 d: August 28, 1862
........ 2 Luticia Rasberry b: January 28, 1840
........ 2 William R. "Uncle Bill" Rasberry b: Abt. 1841
........ 2 Green W. Rasberry b: March 16, 1845 in Bibb County, Alabama d: January 25, 1932 in Mobile Alabama, Chunchilla
............ +Martha A. Unknown
........ 2 James M. Rasberry b: Abt. 1849
........ 2 Amanda Rasberry b: Abt. 1850
........ 2 Matilda Rasberry b: Abt. 1842
............ +Isaih Ward
........ 2 Martha Rasberry b: November 09, 1830 d: January 19, 1920 in Chilton County, Alabama, buried in Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery
............ +Frances Calloway Crumpton
........ 2 Sarah E. Rasberry b: June 29, 1853 d: January 27, 1923 in Chilton County, Alabama, buried in Pine Hill Cemetery
............ +Y. O. Freeman




Description of the Arms


THE SHIELD IS RED

Red, in heraldic language, is called gules, supposed by some authors to be derived from the Hebrew word gulade (red cloth), by others from the Arabic gula (a red rose), but most probably from the French, gueule (the mouth of a wild beast), in allusion to its reeking with the blood of a slaughtered victim. Gules is a royal color and has long been used as an apparel of majesty. This color denotes martial prowess, boldness, hardihood, valor, and magnanimity. It is considered to be the most noble of all colors; it is assimilated to the planet MARS in the heavens; to the RUBY among stones; and among flowers, to the ROSE. If I had to guess, and RASBERRY among the fruit

The Partitions of the Shield Show a Silver Bend

A bend extends diagonally from the dexter chief to the sinister base (as does a sword belt) and covers one third of the area of the whole shield. By some it is considered to denote a sword belt and by others to denote a ladder against the wall of a fortification for the purpose of scaling. In the first instance it is of course, a symbol of the first man to scale the enemy's walls or fortifications.

The Bend is Silver

Silver in heraldic language is Argent. It is usually depicted in heraldic painting by white. According to ancient authors, it implies in the bearer purity, innocence, chastity, truth, justice, and humility. Among the celestial bodies, it is compared to the MOON; among precious stones, to the PEARL; and among plants, to the LILY.

On the Bend are Three Fitched Crosses

Fitched indicates that the bottom arm of the cross is pointed, or fitched, and it is believed that these crosses were carried as walking sticks by pilgrims in their journeys to the Holy Land. The point enabled them to be fixed in the ground while the pilgrim performed his devotions. Fitched crosses appear on many shields in reference to participation in the CRUSADES.

The Crosses are Black

Black in hearldic language is Sable and occurs very generally in heraldry, and being considered as a color is so employed. However gloomy in appearance, it is not to be looked upon as implying anything despicable or base in the bearer, but representing much worthiness. This color imports wisdom, riches, prudence, honesty, constancy, veneration, and piety. Sable is assimilated to the DIAMOND, of all stones most valuable. Sable is represented by the planet SATURN.

A gold Bendlet on each side of the Bend

A bendlet is a sub-ordinary or a small bend. These are born in various numbers, but their total size should be not larger than the area of a bend. They are marks of distinction which are usually added to further ennoble a paternal shield. They are presumed to have been AWARDED FOR ACTS OF VALOR, PUBLIC SERVICE performed by a descendant of an ancient house. They are frequently the original charges on a shield and in this case have PROBABLY BEEN ADOPTED BY A SOLDIER WHO WAS BRAVE ON THE FIELD OF BATTLE. A single bendlet is rare!, but when used is generally placed over all the other devices on the shield. Because our Rasberry Shield has two, he must have distinguished himself twice!

The Bendlets are Gold

Gold in heraldic language means Or and is usually depicted in paintings as yellow. This metal expresses a metal of all others most brilliant and valuable. As this metal exceeds all others in value, purity, and fineness, so ought the bearer to exceed all others in worth, prowess, and virtue. This metal is said to betoken to the bearer wisdom, riches, and an elevation of mind. It is compared to the SUN among heavenly bodies; among precious stones it is assimilated to the TOPAZ; and among plants to the cypress tree; with all the astrological and magical properties of each.

Color Combinations on Shields

The importance would be associated with the amount of the metal or color and its importance in the achievement. However, when silver is combined with black it signifies the rejecting of the pleasures of this life for the study and contemplation of divine things; combined with gold it signifies that the bearer was a "VALIANT CHRISTIAN SOLDIER"; with red - bold and resolutely honest.

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