Looking for my family Rakestraw

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    Hi all I am new here looking for info on Rakestraws around Rockingham Co.

    About 1790-1800 GGG-Grandfather might have been from there.

    His wife was Morgana or Maryana born 1805 also maybe from that area.


    My dad told me that his dad who was born 1887 said we had Cherokee blood in our family.

    And of all the Rakestraws in my line that I’ve seen pictures of most had that Native look to them.

    Possible relation would be a Nancy Rakestraw living in Rockinham Co. late 1700’s who could be my GGGG-Grandmother not sure.

    Apparently she owned some land and was actually charged with larceny and acquitted by jury.

    I am going to include a picture of my dad so you can see what I am talking about his features.

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