History of Rasco(e), Brence, Halbert, Wright Families from Bertie County, NC to Navarro County, TX

The Rascoe Family and Branches of Navarro County, Texas

with beginnings in Bertie County, NC


RASCOE, Gabriel Harrell The grandson of William Rasco, Revolutionary patriot

WRIGHT, Micajah Pioneer preacher from Arkansas to Texas

HALBERT, Stephen Marion A first family of the Republic of Texas; founded church in Rocky Springs, TX, still meeting today

BRENCE, William Civil War veteran; founded a church built on his own land, still meeting today in Arkansas

STORY, John H Civil War veteran

CAMPBELL, John Civil War veteran

SPENCER, Abraham Civil War veteran


One of the things that I didn't expect when I started my genealogical journey was the tremendous pride that I feel in those who have gone before me. I discovered grandfathers who fought in the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Mexican War, the Civil War. Even though their stories aren't documented, the women who stood beside their husbands during war times and traveled with them to distant places to settle the new frontiers of our country are a constant source of inspiration. I discovered ancestors that carried their faith with them on these journeys and formed churches in two different states. I also learned that these churches are still standing, alive and well, more than 150 years since their beginnings.

Links to other sites on the Web

Texas Electronic Library
Navarro County Gen Web
Mexican War Descendents
James Blair Chapter NSDAR, Corsicana, TX
Pearce Civil War Collection, Navarro College
Handbook of Texas Online CORSICANA, TX
Kerens, Rural Shade, Bazette, etc areas of Navarro County

This site is still under construction. Other surnames being researched: SPENCER, WEBB, NELSON, KILLION, BEAN, BRESSIE, STORY, CAMPBELL, BUSH. I will be willing to share any information on these families until such time as they can be added to this site.

Last Updated on March 12, 2009 by Barbara Spencer Shore

© 1997 bazette@yahoo.com

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