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The Rakuzhin Family Tree we have older lines but this is the present known direct line

Direct descendency

Of Abraham Ber

                                                Efroim Rakuzhin

                                                   b. abt. 1753

                                                  in Lithuania

                                                 d. bef. 1800

                                                m. Unknown


Ruvel Rakuzhin       Yankel Rakuzhin   Leiba Rakuzhin

              Abt. 1780                        b. 1770                 b. 1781

                                                   in Lithuania

                                                 m. Rivka daughter of Faivel

                                                 b. 1786 in Zagare


             Khaim Rakuzhin   Ruvel Rakuzhin      Markus Rak.     Efroim Rak. & others 

              b. 1793                     b. 1818                      b. 1812               b 1800

                                               in Lithuania

                                              m. Pese b. 1809


Sister Fruma Rakuzhin        b. 1842 

Rakuzhin   (My great great Grandfather)      b. 1845       

Brother Hatskel Rakuzhin         b. 1847

                                             in Zagare, Lithuania 

                                             m. Gite bat Hersh

March 2006: We  have now determined that  Faivel (also known as Philip is the UK) is the  father of Abraham by locating the gravestone of Abraham in Glasgow and seeing who his fathers name was. I took a DNA test to  locate the line (DNA CHART HERE)  and establish the line further back to the 16th century.
Philip Morrison is the Grandson of Abrahams brother Hyman and he now has his own page on this website Click this line to go there
These are the Gravestones of our Great Grandfather and Grandmother

The Glasgow family

There were three brothers, Abraham, Hyman and Morris. We do not have any information on the two listed sisters at this point (March 2009)

Abraham and his brother Hyman.

We do not have a picture of Morris at this time.

 Abraham Coussins

b. 12/10/1869  in Zagare, Lithuania  (Kovno) m.  Mina (Stagel –probably Stakol)   d. Glasgow, Scotland

However we also have a record that Abraham married
Milly(Amelia) Moscovitch Murnik and that she was the mother of the following children.;
This will be cleared up at some point. My father Jack always wore her wedding ring which I passed
on to my daughter Rebecca. Inside is inscribed Milly.






 Fanny (Fay






. 1909

b. 1907

 b. 1905

b. 1902

b. 1900

 b. 1897

 . b. 1895

b. 1892

M: Rena


M: Johnny Pelosi


M: Fred Babbin

M- Epple

M: Esther

M: Leba Feldman

Children-youngest sister Laura, Brian himself and Shirley, Brian's eldest sister



Children, Anthony



Children, David


Danny Died 1948   Danny had one chid

Children, Jack, Leslie, Harold






Len Yodaiken who lives in Israel- is a genealogist. Len is helping me with the historical aspect of the Coussins /
Rakusens as he is an authority on this branch of the family. He has  succeeded in tracing the family back to two men,
Efroim and Shachna Rakuzhin. They were born in the 1750s and believes that they were brothers. Unless we can
establish the name of my Great Grandfather (in hand) we are left with these two possible trees. The Leeds family is
connected but right now I am concentrating on  the name of Abrahams Father which will be on his gravestone of I can
locate that In this  investigation I had to take a DNA test. This is a modern method of establishing descent. If one of  our
known family take this we can establish a connection to 1641 and that allows us to access older records by default.

Ref:Group Administrator: Dan Buchler

Project Surnames:







Project Background:
This family project currently is tracking the descendants of Hirsh HaCohen born about 1641 in Lithuania.
Project Goals:
To find as many ancestors as possible with verifiable connections.
Project Results:
We have tested DNA of 5 descendants of Hirsh HaCohen to help the connections of these 5 family members to our common ancestor.

Several other persons, previously not known have had exact matches with 12 or more marker DNA tests and we are busy trying to establish their connections to the family.
See notes from Len Yodaiken


Alternative Tree:

The Rakuzhin Family Tree

Direct descendency

Of Abraham Ber born 1645-he had family but it is a little vague at this point and this may be that I am giving you incomplete information. However, what I have done is list the family as follows from who we do know is our direct ancestor, Shachna Rakuzhin as I am sure that other family members can fill in the spaces for us.


                                                Shachna Rakuzhin

                                                   b. abt. 1750

                                                   in Lithuania

                                                d. bef. 1827

                                                m. Unknown


                                                 Abram Rakuzhin

                                                        b. 1772

                                                   in Lithuania

                                                 m. Malka Gilkin

                                                 b. 1784 in Zagare


                                                Moshe Rakuzhin

                                                      b. 1802

                                                    in Lithuania

                                                m. Pese b. 1809


 Shachna Rakuzhin      Shmuel Rakuzhin     Stirka Rakuzhin     Raiza Rakuzhin

  b. 1825

 in Zagare, Lithuania


Feivel Rakuzhin   (My great great Grandfather)      b. 1845        Brother Hatskel Rakuzhin         b. 1847

in Zagare, Lithuania 

 m. Gite bat Hersh

Hirsh Rakuzhin    Abram Ber Rakuzhin    Raiza Rakuzhin     Tsalel Rakuzhin

b. 1864                  b.1869

 in Zagare Lithuania

 When Abram came to Glasgow the Ra was dropped and the Kahzin became Cussin


                                             The Glasgow family.

                                       Abraham Cussins  His brothers were Hyman and Morris. We shall make their trees available here as well.

      b. 12/10/1869  in Zagare, Lithuania  d. Glasgow, Scotland



Married Milly Moscovitch Murnik                                      




With this in mind Len Yodaiken  gave me this family tree of the Leeds connection. Craig.
However there is a need to make corrections and I will do that ASAP

The Leeds Family

Dear Craig


Ruth King forwarded to me your e-mail to her of 15 December 2005 as she thought it might interest me.  When I went to your website I saw that you included an exchange of e-mails between myself and David Zincavage in 2003! 


I wonder if we are related - I certainly believe that my ancestors came from Zagare.  I attach below two possible connections but you would need to check the dates etc to see if there is a connection.  I am afraid that even with my ADSL connection, I gave up waiting for your pages to download to see the Rakuson database/tree.   The possible connections are through CUSSINS and GOLDBERG as indicated below:




Children of MANASSAH RAKUSEN and YETTA are:

2.                i.    ARIEH CHAIM4 RAKUSEN, d. 1907.

3.               ii.    HYMAN RAKUSEN, b. 1862; d. 1940.

4.              iii.    RACHAEL RAKUSEN.

5.              iv.    SAMUEL RAKUSEN, b. 1872; d. 1933.

6.               v.    ISRAEL RAKUSEN (CUSSINS).

7.              vi.    BESSIE RAKUSEN, b. 1884; d. 20 April 1962, 3, Surfside Road, Lynn, USA.

8.             vii.    LAZARUS (LLOYD) RAKUSEN, b. Vilna or Riga in Latvia.


Israel Rakusen, who lived in Hull, was in the building trade, building houses

He found the people with whom he had to deal found the name 'Rakusen' too long and too  difficult to pronounce and

foreign-sounding , so he shortened the name to 'Cussins'.  He married Emily Sadofsky and had five children.

One of his children was Manassah Cussins who was born in 1905 and went on to become the "Manny Cussins" well

known as Chairman of Leeds United Football Club.  Another child was Leah Cussins who married Alexander Woolf and

their first child is Henry Kenneth Woolf, ex-Lord Chief Justice of England.


1.  DAVID JOSEPH1 GOLDBERG was born 1900 in Lithuania, and died December 1983.  He married NETTA RAKUSEN 12 May 1925 in

London U.K., daughter of HYMAN RAKUSEN (see above) and TILLY KLINE.  She was born Abt. 1903 in Leeds, and died July 1966.



2.                i.    RUTH2 GOLDBERG, b. August 1932, London, U.K..

3.               ii.    MAURICE GOLDBERG, b. February 1934, London, U.K..

4.              iii.    JEFFREY GOLDBERG, b. 8 October 1935, London, U.K..

                 iv.    EVA SCHENDEL, b. 1930; m. RABBI MARGULIES, Abt. 1949.


I am in touch with Jeffrey Goldberg and could check out more if you have information.


I am also a grandson of Hyman Rakusen in the list above, and a cousin of Jeffrey Goldberg.


I look forward to hearing from you if there is any connection you can find between our families.



Ronald Rakusen "Ron Rakusen"

Please contact Ron if you have any more information  for him


Efroim Rakuzhin

Born 1753

m. wife unknown


Yankel Rakuzhin

b. 1770

d. Bef. 1820

born  Lithuania

m. wife unknown


Tsalel Rakuzhin

b. 1787

in Zagare, Lithuania

d. 1807 in Zagare, Lithuania

m. wife Unknown


Tsalel Rakuzhin

b. 1807

in Zagare, Lithuania

d. in Zagare, Lithuania

m. Beila daughter of Menashe


Menashe Rakhuzin

b. 1835

in Zagare, Lithuania

d. in Leeds England

m. Gerty

b. 1837

in Bausk, Latvia


Israel Rakhuzin-Cussins

b. 1872

in Zagare, Lithuania

d. October 20, 1939

in Hull, England

m. Emily Sadovsky


Menasseh Manny Cussins

b. in Leeds, England

m. Muriel Field

John Cussins




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