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In memory of Rebecca Alice Reese, my Maternal 4th Great-Grandmother on the REESE branch.


  • "Rebeca Woodsides" death certificate Pennsylvania File #41801, Jordan, Lycoming, County. (Provides the names of her parents, David Reece and Susan Rider, both born in Pennsylvania. It also confirms her birth and death date).

  • "Rebecca Woodsides" grave gives her date of birth "Jan 1, 1844" and her date of death "Apr 23, 1917".

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Rebecca Alice Reese

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1844 Jan 1

Muncy, Lycoming, Pennsylvania


1859 Dec 29

Muncy, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania



1917 Apr 23

Lycoming County, Pennsylvania

Stone Heap Cemetery (Franklin Bethel)

Franklin, Lycoming, Pennsylvania


Rebecca Alice Reese was born in Pennsylvania on January 1, 1844. She is said to have been an illegitimate daughter of David Reese and Susan Elizabeth Ryder (or Reider). She married at the age of 15 to James Temple. They were married on Dec. 29, 1859, in Muncy, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, and in 1860 their new family was counted on the census in Franklin, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. Their son, John Lloyd Temple was one month old. James died in a logging accident in or before 1865. She remarried to James Herman Woodside in 1865 and together they had at least five more children. Rebecca died at the age of 73 on April 23, 1917, in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. She rests in Franklin Stone Heap Cemetery in a grave with James Woodside.

Note: Rebecca was not found in the home of David Reese in 1850 or 1860. There was, however, a 5-year old girl name Rebecca in the home of David's brother Abram Jr & Sarah "Reece" in Franklin, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, in 1850 when the census was taken. Abraham was 38, Sarah was 34, Josiah was 18, Elizabeth was 15, Lydia was 11, Catharine was 13, Lavina was 9, Barbara was 7, Rebeca was 5, Harriet was 3, and Edwards was four months old. Therefore, none of Abram's children living in the home were the parent of Rebecca. Jacob and Susan (Ryder) Herriman (Rebecca's mother) are listed on the same census page, with only Abraham Reese Sr being between the two families. The same Rebecca was still living with the family in the same place in 1860.


Rebecca Alice Reese & James Temple were the parents of my ancestor,

Records, photos, and memorabilia pertaining to the life of Rebecca Alice Reese:

DNA Notes:

Possible match on Chromosome 15 from 88,226,006 to 96,304,027. SNPs 2101. cM 25.7

Possible match on Chromosome 15 from 88,226,006 to 96,304,027. SNPs 2101. cM 25.7

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