|"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.
Barbara 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.)