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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
........ 2 John Jr. Rasberry b: Abt. 1704
........ 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
Description of the Arms
THE SHIELD IS REDRed, 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 BendA 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 SilverSilver 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 CrossesFitched 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 BlackBlack 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 BendA 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 GoldGold 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 ShieldsThe 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.