I34441: "Del" REA (b. ABT 1856, d. ABT 1860)

DUTOIT: A Family from Moudon, Switzerland

"Del" REA       (ID #I34441)

(male)
Father: Jonathan E. REA (b. 24 DEC 1820, d. 5 SEP 1904)
Mother: Agnes Matilda HILDRETH (b. ABT 1836, d. 20 MAY 1864)

 

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                                                 _David Farmer REA ___+
                                                | (1757 - 1839) m 1779
                           _David REA __________|
                          | (1791 - 1834) m 1814|
                          |                     |_Mary BERRYHILL _____+
                          |                        m 1779             
 _Jonathan E. REA ________|
| (1820 - 1904) m 1855    |
|                         |                      _John STINSON _______+
|                         |                     | (1757 - 1837) m 1782
|                         |_Jane STINSON _______|
|                           (1793 - 1842) m 1814|
|                                               |_Eleanor (STINSON) __
|                                                 (1760 - 1833) m 1782
|
|--"Del" REA 
|  (1856 - 1860)
|                                                _Jeffrey HILDRETH ___+
|                                               | (1767 - 1820) m 1785
|                          _Jesse HILDRETH _____|
|                         | (1796 - 1859) m 1817|
|                         |                     |_Lilly BOWEN ________+
|                         |                       (1766 - 1800) m 1785
|_Agnes Matilda HILDRETH _|
  (1836 - 1864) m 1855    |
                          |                      _Thomas TALBOTT _____
                          |                     | (.... - 1832)       
                          |_Mary Ann TALBOTT ___|
                            (1800 - 1884) m 1817|
                                                |_Susan (TALBOTT) ____
                                                  (.... - 1832)       

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Andrew REA       (ID #I34633)

(male)
Father: John Morgan REA (b. ABT 1734, d. OCT 1767)
Mother: Martha TOMBERLIN (b. ABT 1737, d. ABT 1811)

 

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                                             __
                                            |  
                       _Willam REA _________|
                      |                     |
                      |                     |__
                      |                        
 _John Morgan REA ____|
| (1734 - 1767) m 1755|
|                     |                      __
|                     |                     |  
|                     |_Mary STRAIN ________|
|                                           |
|                                           |__
|                                              
|
|--Andrew REA 
|  (1767 - 1801)
|                                            __
|                                           |  
|                      _____________________|
|                     |                     |
|                     |                     |__
|                     |                        
|_Martha TOMBERLIN ___|
  (1737 - 1811) m 1755|
                      |                      __
                      |                     |  
                      |_____________________|
                                            |
                                            |__
                                               

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Ann Elizabeth REA       (ID #I34442)

(female)
Father: Jonathan E. REA (b. 24 DEC 1820, d. 5 SEP 1904)
Mother: Agnes Matilda HILDRETH (b. ABT 1836, d. 20 MAY 1864)

Family 1 : John G. MCKEE (b. MAR 1851, d. abt 1926)
  1.  Charles E. MCKEE (b. 21 JUL 1880, d. 07 DEC 1936)
  2.  Agnes M. MCKEE (b. 02 OCT 1882, d. 30 NOV 1977)
  3.  Rea MCKEE (b. 28 MAY 1885, d. 03 OCT 1959)
  4.  Samuel O. MCKEE (b. 27 MAY 1889, d. 29 SEP 1960)
  5.  Stanley S. MCKEE (b. 28 DEC 1891, d. 20 JUL 1939)
  6.  Francis MCKEE (b. 25 APR 1894, d. 31 JAN 1960)
  7. +James Butin MCKEE (b. 30 DEC 1895, d. 17 JUL 1960)

 

                                                 _David Farmer REA ___+
                                                | (1757 - 1839) m 1779
                           _David REA __________|
                          | (1791 - 1834) m 1814|
                          |                     |_Mary BERRYHILL _____+
                          |                        m 1779             
 _Jonathan E. REA ________|
| (1820 - 1904) m 1855    |
|                         |                      _John STINSON _______+
|                         |                     | (1757 - 1837) m 1782
|                         |_Jane STINSON _______|
|                           (1793 - 1842) m 1814|
|                                               |_Eleanor (STINSON) __
|                                                 (1760 - 1833) m 1782
|
|--Ann Elizabeth REA 
|  (1860 - 1948)
|                                                _Jeffrey HILDRETH ___+
|                                               | (1767 - 1820) m 1785
|                          _Jesse HILDRETH _____|
|                         | (1796 - 1859) m 1817|
|                         |                     |_Lilly BOWEN ________+
|                         |                       (1766 - 1800) m 1785
|_Agnes Matilda HILDRETH _|
  (1836 - 1864) m 1855    |
                          |                      _Thomas TALBOTT _____
                          |                     | (.... - 1832)       
                          |_Mary Ann TALBOTT ___|
                            (1800 - 1884) m 1817|
                                                |_Susan (TALBOTT) ____
                                                  (.... - 1832)       

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David REA       (ID #I34468)

(male)
Father: David Farmer REA (b. 10 MAR 1757, d. 1 OCT 1839)
Mother: Mary BERRYHILL (dates unknown)

Family 1 : Jane STINSON (b. ABT 1793, d. AFT 1842)
  1. +Jonathan E. REA (b. 24 DEC 1820, d. 5 SEP 1904)
  2.  John M REA (dates unknown)
  3.  Eleanor REA (dates unknown)
  4.  Mary Matilda REA (dates unknown)
  5.  Isabella Caroline REA (dates unknown)
  6.  David Lee REA (b. ABT 1822, d. 2 DEC 1868)
  7.  James Franklin REA (b. ABT 1822)
  8.  William C REA (d. ABT 1836)

 

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                                             _Willam REA _________
                                            |                     
                       _John Morgan REA ____|
                      | (1734 - 1767) m 1755|
                      |                     |_Mary STRAIN ________
                      |                                           
 _David Farmer REA ___|
| (1757 - 1839) m 1779|
|                     |                      _____________________
|                     |                     |                     
|                     |_Martha TOMBERLIN ___|
|                       (1737 - 1811) m 1755|
|                                           |_____________________
|                                                                 
|
|--David REA 
|  (1791 - 1834)
|                                            _____________________
|                                           |                     
|                      _Joseph BERRYHILL ___|
|                     | (1734 - 1781) m 1763|
|                     |                     |_____________________
|                     |                                           
|_Mary BERRYHILL _____|
   m 1779             |
                      |                      _____________________
                      |                     |                     
                      |_Hannah (BERRYHILL) _|
                        (.... - 1790) m 1763|
                                            |_____________________
                                                                  

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David Farmer REA       (ID #I34537)

(male)
Father: John Morgan REA (b. ABT 1734, d. OCT 1767)
Mother: Martha TOMBERLIN (b. ABT 1737, d. ABT 1811)

Family 1 : Mary BERRYHILL (dates unknown)
  1. +John Farmer REA (b. ABT 1779, d. AUG 1826)
  2. +David REA (b. ABT 1791, d. 5 MAR 1834)
  3.  James REA (d. BEF 13 JUL 1839)
  4.  William REA (b. BEF 1818)
  5.  Joseph REA (dates unknown)
  6.  Silas REA (dates unknown)
  7.  Martha REA (dates unknown)
  8.  Mary REA (dates unknown)
  9.  Hannah REA (dates unknown)
  10.  Jonathan REA (dates unknown)
  11.  Elizabeth REA (dates unknown)

 

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                                             __
                                            |  
                       _Willam REA _________|
                      |                     |
                      |                     |__
                      |                        
 _John Morgan REA ____|
| (1734 - 1767) m 1755|
|                     |                      __
|                     |                     |  
|                     |_Mary STRAIN ________|
|                                           |
|                                           |__
|                                              
|
|--David Farmer REA 
|  (1757 - 1839)
|                                            __
|                                           |  
|                      _____________________|
|                     |                     |
|                     |                     |__
|                     |                        
|_Martha TOMBERLIN ___|
  (1737 - 1811) m 1755|
                      |                      __
                      |                     |  
                      |_____________________|
                                            |
                                            |__
                                               

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David Lee REA       (ID #I34474)

(male)
Father: David REA (b. ABT 1791, d. 5 MAR 1834)
Mother: Jane STINSON (b. ABT 1793, d. AFT 1842)

 

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                                             _John Morgan REA ____+
                                            | (1734 - 1767) m 1755
                       _David Farmer REA ___|
                      | (1757 - 1839) m 1779|
                      |                     |_Martha TOMBERLIN ___
                      |                       (1737 - 1811) m 1755
 _David REA __________|
| (1791 - 1834) m 1814|
|                     |                      _Joseph BERRYHILL ___
|                     |                     | (1734 - 1781) m 1763
|                     |_Mary BERRYHILL _____|
|                        m 1779             |
|                                           |_Hannah (BERRYHILL) _
|                                             (.... - 1790) m 1763
|
|--David Lee REA 
|  (1822 - 1868)
|                                            _Michael STINSON ____
|                                           | (1713 - 1776)       
|                      _John STINSON _______|
|                     | (1757 - 1837) m 1782|
|                     |                     |_Ann (STINSON) ______
|                     |                       (1723 - 1778)       
|_Jane STINSON _______|
  (1793 - 1842) m 1814|
                      |                      _____________________
                      |                     |                     
                      |_Eleanor (STINSON) __|
                        (1760 - 1833) m 1782|
                                            |_____________________
                                                                  

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David Smith REA       (ID #I36596)

(male)
Father: John Farmer REA (b. ABT 1779, d. AUG 1826)
Mother: Mary Jane SMITH (dates unknown)

Family 1 : Martha McCrary REA (dates unknown)
  1. +James Calvin REA (dates unknown)

 

                                             _John Morgan REA ____+
                                            | (1734 - 1767) m 1755
                       _David Farmer REA ___|
                      | (1757 - 1839) m 1779|
                      |                     |_Martha TOMBERLIN ___
                      |                       (1737 - 1811) m 1755
 _John Farmer REA ____|
| (1779 - 1826)       |
|                     |                      _Joseph BERRYHILL ___
|                     |                     | (1734 - 1781) m 1763
|                     |_Mary BERRYHILL _____|
|                        m 1779             |
|                                           |_Hannah (BERRYHILL) _
|                                             (.... - 1790) m 1763
|
|--David Smith REA 
|  
|                                            _____________________
|                                           |                     
|                      _____________________|
|                     |                     |
|                     |                     |_____________________
|                     |                                           
|_Mary Jane SMITH ____|
                      |
                      |                      _____________________
                      |                     |                     
                      |_____________________|
                                            |
                                            |_____________________
                                                                  

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Eleanor REA       (ID #I34471)

(female)
Father: David REA (b. ABT 1791, d. 5 MAR 1834)
Mother: Jane STINSON (b. ABT 1793, d. AFT 1842)

 

                                             _John Morgan REA ____+
                                            | (1734 - 1767) m 1755
                       _David Farmer REA ___|
                      | (1757 - 1839) m 1779|
                      |                     |_Martha TOMBERLIN ___
                      |                       (1737 - 1811) m 1755
 _David REA __________|
| (1791 - 1834) m 1814|
|                     |                      _Joseph BERRYHILL ___
|                     |                     | (1734 - 1781) m 1763
|                     |_Mary BERRYHILL _____|
|                        m 1779             |
|                                           |_Hannah (BERRYHILL) _
|                                             (.... - 1790) m 1763
|
|--Eleanor REA 
|  
|                                            _Michael STINSON ____
|                                           | (1713 - 1776)       
|                      _John STINSON _______|
|                     | (1757 - 1837) m 1782|
|                     |                     |_Ann (STINSON) ______
|                     |                       (1723 - 1778)       
|_Jane STINSON _______|
  (1793 - 1842) m 1814|
                      |                      _____________________
                      |                     |                     
                      |_Eleanor (STINSON) __|
                        (1760 - 1833) m 1782|
                                            |_____________________
                                                                  

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Eleanor B. REA       (ID #I34443)

(female)
Father: Jonathan E. REA (b. 24 DEC 1820, d. 5 SEP 1904)
Mother: Agnes Matilda HILDRETH (b. ABT 1836, d. 20 MAY 1864)

 

                                                 _David Farmer REA ___+
                                                | (1757 - 1839) m 1779
                           _David REA __________|
                          | (1791 - 1834) m 1814|
                          |                     |_Mary BERRYHILL _____+
                          |                        m 1779             
 _Jonathan E. REA ________|
| (1820 - 1904) m 1855    |
|                         |                      _John STINSON _______+
|                         |                     | (1757 - 1837) m 1782
|                         |_Jane STINSON _______|
|                           (1793 - 1842) m 1814|
|                                               |_Eleanor (STINSON) __
|                                                 (1760 - 1833) m 1782
|
|--Eleanor B. REA 
|  (1862 - 1886)
|                                                _Jeffrey HILDRETH ___+
|                                               | (1767 - 1820) m 1785
|                          _Jesse HILDRETH _____|
|                         | (1796 - 1859) m 1817|
|                         |                     |_Lilly BOWEN ________+
|                         |                       (1766 - 1800) m 1785
|_Agnes Matilda HILDRETH _|
  (1836 - 1864) m 1855    |
                          |                      _Thomas TALBOTT _____
                          |                     | (.... - 1832)       
                          |_Mary Ann TALBOTT ___|
                            (1800 - 1884) m 1817|
                                                |_Susan (TALBOTT) ____
                                                  (.... - 1832)       

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Elizabeth REA       (ID #I34548)

(female)
Father: David Farmer REA (b. 10 MAR 1757, d. 1 OCT 1839)
Mother: Mary BERRYHILL (dates unknown)

 

[10438]

                                             _Willam REA _________
                                            |                     
                       _John Morgan REA ____|
                      | (1734 - 1767) m 1755|
                      |                     |_Mary STRAIN ________
                      |                                           
 _David Farmer REA ___|
| (1757 - 1839) m 1779|
|                     |                      _____________________
|                     |                     |                     
|                     |_Martha TOMBERLIN ___|
|                       (1737 - 1811) m 1755|
|                                           |_____________________
|                                                                 
|
|--Elizabeth REA 
|  
|                                            _____________________
|                                           |                     
|                      _Joseph BERRYHILL ___|
|                     | (1734 - 1781) m 1763|
|                     |                     |_____________________
|                     |                                           
|_Mary BERRYHILL _____|
   m 1779             |
                      |                      _____________________
                      |                     |                     
                      |_Hannah (BERRYHILL) _|
                        (.... - 1790) m 1763|
                                            |_____________________
                                                                  

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Hannah REA       (ID #I34546)

(female)
Father: David Farmer REA (b. 10 MAR 1757, d. 1 OCT 1839)
Mother: Mary BERRYHILL (dates unknown)

 

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                                             _Willam REA _________
                                            |                     
                       _John Morgan REA ____|
                      | (1734 - 1767) m 1755|
                      |                     |_Mary STRAIN ________
                      |                                           
 _David Farmer REA ___|
| (1757 - 1839) m 1779|
|                     |                      _____________________
|                     |                     |                     
|                     |_Martha TOMBERLIN ___|
|                       (1737 - 1811) m 1755|
|                                           |_____________________
|                                                                 
|
|--Hannah REA 
|  
|                                            _____________________
|                                           |                     
|                      _Joseph BERRYHILL ___|
|                     | (1734 - 1781) m 1763|
|                     |                     |_____________________
|                     |                                           
|_Mary BERRYHILL _____|
   m 1779             |
                      |                      _____________________
                      |                     |                     
                      |_Hannah (BERRYHILL) _|
                        (.... - 1790) m 1763|
                                            |_____________________
                                                                  

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Isabella Caroline REA       (ID #I34473)

(female)
Father: David REA (b. ABT 1791, d. 5 MAR 1834)
Mother: Jane STINSON (b. ABT 1793, d. AFT 1842)

 

                                             _John Morgan REA ____+
                                            | (1734 - 1767) m 1755
                       _David Farmer REA ___|
                      | (1757 - 1839) m 1779|
                      |                     |_Martha TOMBERLIN ___
                      |                       (1737 - 1811) m 1755
 _David REA __________|
| (1791 - 1834) m 1814|
|                     |                      _Joseph BERRYHILL ___
|                     |                     | (1734 - 1781) m 1763
|                     |_Mary BERRYHILL _____|
|                        m 1779             |
|                                           |_Hannah (BERRYHILL) _
|                                             (.... - 1790) m 1763
|
|--Isabella Caroline REA 
|  
|                                            _Michael STINSON ____
|                                           | (1713 - 1776)       
|                      _John STINSON _______|
|                     | (1757 - 1837) m 1782|
|                     |                     |_Ann (STINSON) ______
|                     |                       (1723 - 1778)       
|_Jane STINSON _______|
  (1793 - 1842) m 1814|
                      |                      _____________________
                      |                     |                     
                      |_Eleanor (STINSON) __|
                        (1760 - 1833) m 1782|
                                            |_____________________
                                                                  

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James REA       (ID #I34540)

(male)
Father: David Farmer REA (b. 10 MAR 1757, d. 1 OCT 1839)
Mother: Mary BERRYHILL (dates unknown)

 

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                                             _Willam REA _________
                                            |                     
                       _John Morgan REA ____|
                      | (1734 - 1767) m 1755|
                      |                     |_Mary STRAIN ________
                      |                                           
 _David Farmer REA ___|
| (1757 - 1839) m 1779|
|                     |                      _____________________
|                     |                     |                     
|                     |_Martha TOMBERLIN ___|
|                       (1737 - 1811) m 1755|
|                                           |_____________________
|                                                                 
|
|--James REA 
|  (.... - 1839)
|                                            _____________________
|                                           |                     
|                      _Joseph BERRYHILL ___|
|                     | (1734 - 1781) m 1763|
|                     |                     |_____________________
|                     |                                           
|_Mary BERRYHILL _____|
   m 1779             |
                      |                      _____________________
                      |                     |                     
                      |_Hannah (BERRYHILL) _|
                        (.... - 1790) m 1763|
                                            |_____________________
                                                                  

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James Calvin REA       (ID #I36598)

(male)
Father: David Smith REA (dates unknown)
Mother: Martha McCrary REA (dates unknown)

Family 1 : Martha CHANDLER (dates unknown)
  1. +Martha Elizabeth REA (dates unknown)

 

                                             _David Farmer REA ___+
                                            | (1757 - 1839) m 1779
                       _John Farmer REA ____|
                      | (1779 - 1826)       |
                      |                     |_Mary BERRYHILL _____+
                      |                        m 1779             
 _David Smith REA ____|
|                     |
|                     |                      _____________________
|                     |                     |                     
|                     |_Mary Jane SMITH ____|
|                                           |
|                                           |_____________________
|                                                                 
|
|--James Calvin REA 
|  
|                                            _John Morgan REA ____+
|                                           | (1734 - 1767) m 1755
|                      _Robert Wright REA __|
|                     | (1762 - 1852)       |
|                     |                     |_Martha TOMBERLIN ___
|                     |                       (1737 - 1811) m 1755
|_Martha McCrary REA _|
                      |
                      |                      _____________________
                      |                     |                     
                      |_Agnes Jane PATTON __|
                                            |
                                            |_____________________
                                                                  

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James Franklin REA       (ID #I34475)

(male)
Father: David REA (b. ABT 1791, d. 5 MAR 1834)
Mother: Jane STINSON (b. ABT 1793, d. AFT 1842)

 

                                             _John Morgan REA ____+
                                            | (1734 - 1767) m 1755
                       _David Farmer REA ___|
                      | (1757 - 1839) m 1779|
                      |                     |_Martha TOMBERLIN ___
                      |                       (1737 - 1811) m 1755
 _David REA __________|
| (1791 - 1834) m 1814|
|                     |                      _Joseph BERRYHILL ___
|                     |                     | (1734 - 1781) m 1763
|                     |_Mary BERRYHILL _____|
|                        m 1779             |
|                                           |_Hannah (BERRYHILL) _
|                                             (.... - 1790) m 1763
|
|--James Franklin REA 
|  (1822 - ....)
|                                            _Michael STINSON ____
|                                           | (1713 - 1776)       
|                      _John STINSON _______|
|                     | (1757 - 1837) m 1782|
|                     |                     |_Ann (STINSON) ______
|                     |                       (1723 - 1778)       
|_Jane STINSON _______|
  (1793 - 1842) m 1814|
                      |                      _____________________
                      |                     |                     
                      |_Eleanor (STINSON) __|
                        (1760 - 1833) m 1782|
                                            |_____________________
                                                                  

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John REA       (ID #I34632)

(male)
Father: John Morgan REA (b. ABT 1734, d. OCT 1767)
Mother: Martha TOMBERLIN (b. ABT 1737, d. ABT 1811)

 

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                                             __
                                            |  
                       _Willam REA _________|
                      |                     |
                      |                     |__
                      |                        
 _John Morgan REA ____|
| (1734 - 1767) m 1755|
|                     |                      __
|                     |                     |  
|                     |_Mary STRAIN ________|
|                                           |
|                                           |__
|                                              
|
|--John REA 
|  (1764 - 1843)
|                                            __
|                                           |  
|                      _____________________|
|                     |                     |
|                     |                     |__
|                     |                        
|_Martha TOMBERLIN ___|
  (1737 - 1811) m 1755|
                      |                      __
                      |                     |  
                      |_____________________|
                                            |
                                            |__
                                               

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John Farmer REA       (ID #I34539)

(male)
Father: David Farmer REA (b. 10 MAR 1757, d. 1 OCT 1839)
Mother: Mary BERRYHILL (dates unknown)

Family 1 : Mary Jane SMITH (dates unknown)
  1. +David Smith REA (dates unknown)

 

[10427] After the death of John Rea, his sons must have left the area to settle in Indiana. Apparently, the mother, Mary, and the youngest daughter, Margaret L., remained in North Carolina. The will of David Rea, Sr. ( Will Bk E, pp 238-239) notes that John is deceased and names his daughter-in-law, Mary, and her daughter, Margaret L. There is also a deed transferring property from David Rea to Mary Rea and M.L. Weeks, their heirs, assigns, etc..... So, it appears that Mary was married to Weeks by 1839 (Deed Bk 225, pg 173, 1839).

According to Tom Rea of San Francisco, the mother went to Indiana with the children, but she must have joined them at a later date, perhaps after the death of Weeks? Need to check later census records (1850-1870) under the name of Weeks.

Since Margaret was the only child of John's who was named in the will, one wonders what happened to William, whose birthdate has been estimated as 1824, the same as Margaret's. Were they twins? William could have been apprenticed to a friend or relative in North Carolina, or he could have been taken under the wing of one of his older brothers. He was only about 15 years old in 1839 at the time of his grandfather's death.

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                                             _Willam REA _________
                                            |                     
                       _John Morgan REA ____|
                      | (1734 - 1767) m 1755|
                      |                     |_Mary STRAIN ________
                      |                                           
 _David Farmer REA ___|
| (1757 - 1839) m 1779|
|                     |                      _____________________
|                     |                     |                     
|                     |_Martha TOMBERLIN ___|
|                       (1737 - 1811) m 1755|
|                                           |_____________________
|                                                                 
|
|--John Farmer REA 
|  (1779 - 1826)
|                                            _____________________
|                                           |                     
|                      _Joseph BERRYHILL ___|
|                     | (1734 - 1781) m 1763|
|                     |                     |_____________________
|                     |                                           
|_Mary BERRYHILL _____|
   m 1779             |
                      |                      _____________________
                      |                     |                     
                      |_Hannah (BERRYHILL) _|
                        (.... - 1790) m 1763|
                                            |_____________________
                                                                  

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John M REA       (ID #I34470)

(male)
Father: David REA (b. ABT 1791, d. 5 MAR 1834)
Mother: Jane STINSON (b. ABT 1793, d. AFT 1842)

 

                                             _John Morgan REA ____+
                                            | (1734 - 1767) m 1755
                       _David Farmer REA ___|
                      | (1757 - 1839) m 1779|
                      |                     |_Martha TOMBERLIN ___
                      |                       (1737 - 1811) m 1755
 _David REA __________|
| (1791 - 1834) m 1814|
|                     |                      _Joseph BERRYHILL ___
|                     |                     | (1734 - 1781) m 1763
|                     |_Mary BERRYHILL _____|
|                        m 1779             |
|                                           |_Hannah (BERRYHILL) _
|                                             (.... - 1790) m 1763
|
|--John M REA 
|  
|                                            _Michael STINSON ____
|                                           | (1713 - 1776)       
|                      _John STINSON _______|
|                     | (1757 - 1837) m 1782|
|                     |                     |_Ann (STINSON) ______
|                     |                       (1723 - 1778)       
|_Jane STINSON _______|
  (1793 - 1842) m 1814|
                      |                      _____________________
                      |                     |                     
                      |_Eleanor (STINSON) __|
                        (1760 - 1833) m 1782|
                                            |_____________________
                                                                  

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John Morgan REA       (ID #I34629)

(male)
Father: Willam REA (dates unknown)
Mother: Mary STRAIN (dates unknown)

Family 1 : Martha TOMBERLIN (b. ABT 1737, d. ABT 1811)
  1. +David Farmer REA (b. 10 MAR 1757, d. 1 OCT 1839)
  2. +Robert Wright REA (b. 7 JUN 1762, d. 4 NOV 1852)
  3.  John REA (b. 7 AUG 1764, d. 15 NOV 1843)
  4.  Andrew REA (b. ABT 1767, d. ABT 1801)

 

[10686] Nothing is known about the early life of John Rea. He may have been born in Scotland and perhaps came to America in his youth with his family, along with other Scotch-Irish. Many residents of Mecklenburg County were Lowland Scots, who had migrated to Ulster in Ireland before coming to America. As early as 1730 there was a Providence Church in Pennsylvania and a plaque from that church is still in possession of Providence Church in Matthews, NC. These Scots may have followed their minister, Alexander Craighead, as he went from one jurisdiction to another.

From birth records of his children, we know that John Rea was in Kent Co., DE in 1757 and in Lancaster Co., PA 1762. By 1767 there are deeds in Mecklenburg Co., NC, showing that he purchased land from Henry E. McCulloch. Also noted in early Mecklenburg Co. records were Andrew and Thomas Rea, who were probably John's brothers.

By October 1767 John died, leaving a wife and several young sons. His wife, Martha, was granted Letters of Administration for handling his estate. By 1774 she had remarried and was named in many court documents, along with her husband, Robert Lewis, as they jointly managed John Rea's estate.

[14830] There has been a lot of speculation amongst researchers as to the identity of Martha, who married John Rea, Sr. Surnames of Tomlin or Tomblin, Little, Farmer and McCrary have all been considered but there is no real proof for any of those names. The marriage date of 1755/56 is estimated from the birth of the first son, David, in 1757.

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                         |  
                       __|
                      |  |
                      |  |__
                      |     
 _Willam REA _________|
|                     |
|                     |   __
|                     |  |  
|                     |__|
|                        |
|                        |__
|                           
|
|--John Morgan REA 
|  (1734 - 1767)
|                         __
|                        |  
|                      __|
|                     |  |
|                     |  |__
|                     |     
|_Mary STRAIN ________|
                      |
                      |   __
                      |  |  
                      |__|
                         |
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Jonathan REA       (ID #I34547)

(male)
Father: David Farmer REA (b. 10 MAR 1757, d. 1 OCT 1839)
Mother: Mary BERRYHILL (dates unknown)

 

[10437] Early researchers identified this Jonathan Rea as the person who appeared in the California records and whose wife was Agnes Hildreth. His age did not match that of the Californian, who seemed too young to be the child of David, Sr. A researcher in Charlotte, NC, discovered a missing generation, that of David Rea, Jr. The Rea families used the same given names repeatedly and it is very difficult to distinguish one generation from another.

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                                             _Willam REA _________
                                            |                     
                       _John Morgan REA ____|
                      | (1734 - 1767) m 1755|
                      |                     |_Mary STRAIN ________
                      |                                           
 _David Farmer REA ___|
| (1757 - 1839) m 1779|
|                     |                      _____________________
|                     |                     |                     
|                     |_Martha TOMBERLIN ___|
|                       (1737 - 1811) m 1755|
|                                           |_____________________
|                                                                 
|
|--Jonathan REA 
|  
|                                            _____________________
|                                           |                     
|                      _Joseph BERRYHILL ___|
|                     | (1734 - 1781) m 1763|
|                     |                     |_____________________
|                     |                                           
|_Mary BERRYHILL _____|
   m 1779             |
                      |                      _____________________
                      |                     |                     
                      |_Hannah (BERRYHILL) _|
                        (.... - 1790) m 1763|
                                            |_____________________
                                                                  

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Jonathan E. REA       (ID #I34439)

(male)
Father: David REA (b. ABT 1791, d. 5 MAR 1834)
Mother: Jane STINSON (b. ABT 1793, d. AFT 1842)

Family 1 : Agnes Matilda HILDRETH (b. ABT 1836, d. 20 MAY 1864)
  1.  "Del" REA (b. ABT 1856, d. ABT 1860)
  2. +Mary Jane REA (b. 26 MAY 1858, d. 12 JAN 1952)
  3. +Ann Elizabeth REA (b. 15 DEC 1860, d. 14 FEB 1948)
  4.  Eleanor B. REA (b. ABT 1862, d. ABT 1886)
Family 2 : Martha Ann (CHIDESTER) MARSH (b. JAN 1835, d. BEF 1915)
  1.  Leila REA (b. 1868, d. 1925)
  2.  Jonathan Eustis REA (b. 18 NOV 1870, d. 18 JAN 1965)

 

His middle name may be Eustis, because his son, listed as Jonathan Eustis Rea in voting records (Great Register) was known as Jonathan E. Rea, Junior. Later records also spell the name Eustace. So far, there is no explanation for the occurrence of either name in this family. It is entirely possible that the present Jonathan Rea never had a middle name, and that it was attributed to him erroneously by a later generation seeking to explain the name of his son Jonathan Eustis Rea.

[10081] Little is known about the early life of Jonathan Rea except that he was raised on a plantation where owning slaves was the custom of the time. Jonathan was 14 years old when his father died in 1834 and by 1836 his mother had married James Biggert or Biggart. There is evidence to suggest that Jonathan's mother died by 1842 and he must have left North Carolina shortly afterward.There is a gap of several years when Jonathan's whereabouts are unknown. In 1847 Jonathan served as a teamster with the Missouri Volunteers in the Mexican War. On file at the National Archives is a Declaration for Service Pension which contains considerable information of genealogical value, including a physical description. Jonathan was 5' 3 1/2" in height, had a dark complexion, grey eyes and black hair. His nickname was "Shorty".

In The Argonauts of California by Haskins, reference is made on page 405 to "Shorty" Ray from Palmyra, MO, who arrived in California in 1849 via the overland route. I believe this is one of the earliest references to our Jonathan Rea and establishes his presence in California at the time of the Gold Rush.

Accounts vary, but it is not known when Jonathan Rea met the Hildreth family. It could have been in Missouri or on his first trip to California. There is evidence to suggest that Jonathan may have served in the Mexican War with Emphrey Hildreth, who was to become his brother-in-law. At any rate, by 1853 Jonathan Rea was on the wagon train that brought the Hildreth family to southern California, where they settled near Mission San Gabriel.

Jonathan Rea and Agnes Matilda Hildreth were married in Monte Twp., Los Angeles Co., CA. A certified record in my possession shows they were married by a Protestant minister, not at Mission San Gabriel, as local historians suggest. Jonathan must have been considerably older than Agnes, whose birthdate has been approximated as 1836 from the 1850 census of Ralls Co., MO., where the Hildreth family was residing at that time.

The Gold Rush was probably the initial reason for Jonathan Rea migrating to California, but copper was found near Buchanan, CA, and he was one of the first to file a claim at Millerton, then the Fresno County seat. Perhaps the mining venture didn't work out, because it wasn't long before Jonathan turned to sheep ranching. He is credited with bringing the first large herd of sheep to California.

Land sold at $1.25 per acre in the early days and the settlers were able to amass vast land holdings. It has been estimated that Jonathan Rea owned 17,000 to 20,000 acres of land near Buchanan, CA, along the Chowchilla River. This acreage was in Fresno County until about 1893 when a boundary change placed it in Madera County.

The first land titles by Americans in Fresno Co., CA, were acquired by patent from the U.S. government or the State of California. The first land patent in Fresno County was granted to Jonathan Rea by President Abraham Lincoln and is recorded in Fresno Co., CA in BK A, Certificate #530, dated 1 January 1862.

By 1872 the family was residing in Chowchilla, CA, as Jonathan appears in the Great (Voting) Register for Fresno Co: Jonathan Rea, age 46, native of North Carolina, occupation farmer. Date of registration: April 9, 1869.

[10089] Early land patents in California (BLM GLO Records) show that Jonathan Rea owned considerable land in counties of Madera, Mariposa and Merced counties. At this writing (Jan. 2009) information about the land parcels can be found on the internet at the government site but the actual documents are not yet online. One wonders what became of all that land as the family did not inherit it. Other family members with land information on that site were: Emphrey Hildreth and Henry Dalton.

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                                             _John Morgan REA ____+
                                            | (1734 - 1767) m 1755
                       _David Farmer REA ___|
                      | (1757 - 1839) m 1779|
                      |                     |_Martha TOMBERLIN ___
                      |                       (1737 - 1811) m 1755
 _David REA __________|
| (1791 - 1834) m 1814|
|                     |                      _Joseph BERRYHILL ___
|                     |                     | (1734 - 1781) m 1763
|                     |_Mary BERRYHILL _____|
|                        m 1779             |
|                                           |_Hannah (BERRYHILL) _
|                                             (.... - 1790) m 1763
|
|--Jonathan E. REA 
|  (1820 - 1904)
|                                            _Michael STINSON ____
|                                           | (1713 - 1776)       
|                      _John STINSON _______|
|                     | (1757 - 1837) m 1782|
|                     |                     |_Ann (STINSON) ______
|                     |                       (1723 - 1778)       
|_Jane STINSON _______|
  (1793 - 1842) m 1814|
                      |                      _____________________
                      |                     |                     
                      |_Eleanor (STINSON) __|
                        (1760 - 1833) m 1782|
                                            |_____________________
                                                                  

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Jonathan Eustis REA       (ID #I34446)

(male)
Father: Jonathan E. REA (b. 24 DEC 1820, d. 5 SEP 1904)
Mother: Martha Ann (CHIDESTER) MARSH (b. JAN 1835, d. BEF 1915)

 

Full name of Jonathan Eustis Rea, was found online in the Great Register (voter's registration) for Madera Co, CA, 1898. Jonathan was 28 years of age, born in California; height was 5' 5 1/2", light complexion and blue eyes.

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                                                       _David Farmer REA ___+
                                                      | (1757 - 1839) m 1779
                                 _David REA __________|
                                | (1791 - 1834) m 1814|
                                |                     |_Mary BERRYHILL _____+
                                |                        m 1779             
 _Jonathan E. REA ______________|
| (1820 - 1904) m 1866          |
|                               |                      _John STINSON _______+
|                               |                     | (1757 - 1837) m 1782
|                               |_Jane STINSON _______|
|                                 (1793 - 1842) m 1814|
|                                                     |_Eleanor (STINSON) __
|                                                       (1760 - 1833) m 1782
|
|--Jonathan Eustis REA 
|  (1870 - 1965)
|                                                      _____________________
|                                                     |                     
|                                _____________________|
|                               |                     |
|                               |                     |_____________________
|                               |                                           
|_Martha Ann (CHIDESTER) MARSH _|
  (1835 - 1915) m 1866          |
                                |                      _____________________
                                |                     |                     
                                |_____________________|
                                                      |
                                                      |_____________________
                                                                            

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Joseph REA       (ID #I34542)

(male)
Father: David Farmer REA (b. 10 MAR 1757, d. 1 OCT 1839)
Mother: Mary BERRYHILL (dates unknown)

 

[10431]

                                             _Willam REA _________
                                            |                     
                       _John Morgan REA ____|
                      | (1734 - 1767) m 1755|
                      |                     |_Mary STRAIN ________
                      |                                           
 _David Farmer REA ___|
| (1757 - 1839) m 1779|
|                     |                      _____________________
|                     |                     |                     
|                     |_Martha TOMBERLIN ___|
|                       (1737 - 1811) m 1755|
|                                           |_____________________
|                                                                 
|
|--Joseph REA 
|  
|                                            _____________________
|                                           |                     
|                      _Joseph BERRYHILL ___|
|                     | (1734 - 1781) m 1763|
|                     |                     |_____________________
|                     |                                           
|_Mary BERRYHILL _____|
   m 1779             |
                      |                      _____________________
                      |                     |                     
                      |_Hannah (BERRYHILL) _|
                        (.... - 1790) m 1763|
                                            |_____________________
                                                                  

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Leila REA       (ID #I34445)

(male)
Father: Jonathan E. REA (b. 24 DEC 1820, d. 5 SEP 1904)
Mother: Martha Ann (CHIDESTER) MARSH (b. JAN 1835, d. BEF 1915)

 

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                                                       _David Farmer REA ___+
                                                      | (1757 - 1839) m 1779
                                 _David REA __________|
                                | (1791 - 1834) m 1814|
                                |                     |_Mary BERRYHILL _____+
                                |                        m 1779             
 _Jonathan E. REA ______________|
| (1820 - 1904) m 1866          |
|                               |                      _John STINSON _______+
|                               |                     | (1757 - 1837) m 1782
|                               |_Jane STINSON _______|
|                                 (1793 - 1842) m 1814|
|                                                     |_Eleanor (STINSON) __
|                                                       (1760 - 1833) m 1782
|
|--Leila REA 
|  (1868 - 1925)
|                                                      _____________________
|                                                     |                     
|                                _____________________|
|                               |                     |
|                               |                     |_____________________
|                               |                                           
|_Martha Ann (CHIDESTER) MARSH _|
  (1835 - 1915) m 1866          |
                                |                      _____________________
                                |                     |                     
                                |_____________________|
                                                      |
                                                      |_____________________
                                                                            

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Martha REA       (ID #I34544)

(female)
Father: David Farmer REA (b. 10 MAR 1757, d. 1 OCT 1839)
Mother: Mary BERRYHILL (dates unknown)

 

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                                             _Willam REA _________
                                            |                     
                       _John Morgan REA ____|
                      | (1734 - 1767) m 1755|
                      |                     |_Mary STRAIN ________
                      |                                           
 _David Farmer REA ___|
| (1757 - 1839) m 1779|
|                     |                      _____________________
|                     |                     |                     
|                     |_Martha TOMBERLIN ___|
|                       (1737 - 1811) m 1755|
|                                           |_____________________
|                                                                 
|
|--Martha REA 
|  
|                                            _____________________
|                                           |                     
|                      _Joseph BERRYHILL ___|
|                     | (1734 - 1781) m 1763|
|                     |                     |_____________________
|                     |                                           
|_Mary BERRYHILL _____|
   m 1779             |
                      |                      _____________________
                      |                     |                     
                      |_Hannah (BERRYHILL) _|
                        (.... - 1790) m 1763|
                                            |_____________________
                                                                  

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