Looking for my family Rakestraw Searching for Saponitown › Forums › Share History Research › Looking for my family Rakestraw This topic contains 1 reply, has 830 voices, and was last updated by turpinhill45 5 years ago. Viewing 2 posts - 1 through 2 (of 2 total) Author Posts May 9, 2014 at 8:40 pm #4251 turpinhill45Participant 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. May 9, 2014 at 8:40 pm #36397 turpinhill45Participant 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. Attached files Author Posts Viewing 2 posts - 1 through 2 (of 2 total) The forum ‘The Other Blackfoot’ is closed to new topics and replies.