Henry and Elizabeth became the parents of 13 children. The first of the children were born in Lower Saucon Township. John H., June 17, 1789; Anna Margaret, Oct. 16, 1790; Magdalena, June 22, 1792; Jacob, March 23, 1794; Johan Heinrich Rasely Jr., (aka Henry Rasley) who was born on September 2, 1795, married Jane Ayers and is my 4th great grandfather; and Elizabeth, March 4, 1797. Sometime after the birth of Elizabeth the family relocated in Upper Mt. Bethel Township, Northampton Co, Pa. where the last five children were born. Samuel, Feb. 26, 1799; Conrad, Nov. 26, 1800; Katherine, June 13, 1802; Susanna, Feb. 28, 1804; Jude, Dec. 28, 1805; Anna Maria, Sept. 15, 1807; and Judith, 1808.
The mystery of where these two souls, Henry and Elizabeth, are buried has not been solved. I have not been able to find death dates for them either. If anyone can shed light on this I welcome your input. Henry and Jane Ayers Rasley were my 4th great grandparents. Their daughter Sarah married William McEwen. Sarah and William had a son, she named Henry, to honor her father and grandfather. Henry McEwen married Clara Illick. They were the grandparents of my mother, Lois McEwen Hughes.
- Pennsylvania Archives 5th Series, Vol. 8
- Church-book of the Reformed Congregation in Lower Sauconheim : to be used for the congregation to record the births, baptisms, marriages and deaths, also for confirmation, began in the year 1756.
- Church record of the Lutheran and Reformed congregations in Upper Mount Bethel Township, Northampton County, 1774-1833 / copied by Wm. J. Hinke.
- A history of the Tohickon Union Church, Bedminster township, Bucks county, Pennsylvania : with copy of church records, Reformed congregation, 1745-1869, Lutheran congregation, 1749-1840; prepared and translated at the request of the Pennsylvania German Society.
Please see this list of all My Revolutionary War Ancestors.