|"Mary Rasco and Son" reads the handwritten entry on the index
page of the photo album from which this picture (left) came. The
album belonged to Martha Rosanna Perkins Gwin Holley.
Ward of Yuma, AZ, who descends through Martha, was given the album
several years ago by another descendant, and she shares these pictures
with us here at this site. From evidence gathered so far, Barbara
now believes that Martha Rosanna Perkins was born to Dr. Bennett Hamilton
Perkins and Sardinia Zenobe Amoss about 1843 in Georgia-- possibly
Troup Co. where Bennett and Sardinia were married or in Randolph Co. where
they both lived in the 1850's, but that for some as yet unknown reason,
she was "given" to a neighbor, Miss Mary B. Wilson to "raise".
Later, Mary Wilson married Isom Gwin, after which they evidently
adopted Martha, thus becoming her new parents and adding the Gwin name.
The Mary Rasco of the photo, then, would be first cousin to Martha (Perkins) Gwin's adopted mother, Mary B. Wilson.
(Picture on the right of a baby girl is still unidentified.)