Updated: Feb 5, 2019
Abraham Reese Jr’s family was counted on the census in 1840 in Davidson, Sullivan, Pennsylvania with a household containing one male age 5-9, one male 20-29 (himself), three females under age 4, and one female 20-29 (his wife). He was employed in agriculture. (Census image shown previously here).
In 1850, Abraham was living near his father in Franklin, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. Both their names were misspelled “Reacer”. Abraham Jr. was 38 and working as a Stone Mason. Sarah was 34 and they had nine children between the ages of 4 months and 16 years old in the home.
In 1860, Abraham is listed on the census in the same place, Franklin. His name was written “Abram Reece Jr”. His occupation was “Mason”, age 47 and his wife, Sarah’s age was given as 49. Lydia, Lavina, Rebecca, Harriet and Edward were all still living in the home, and a daughter, Sarah J. Reese, age 3, appears as a new child.