Children of Abraham & Catherine Reese

Updated: Feb 5, 2019


Abraham Reese, Sr. married Catherine George about 1806, probably in Pennsylvania. Their family lived in Hemlock and Madison, Columbia County, Pennsylvania until the 1840's when they moved to Franklin, Lycoming County. Their children were:

  • Elias Reese was born on 30 Oct 1810. He married Mary Harding on 3 Jan 1837. Their young family was counted in the census in 1840 in Davidson, Sullivan, Pennsylvania. He was employed in agriculture. Mary was born on 27 Jul 1816 and died on 21 Sep 1865, leaving Elias a young widower with at least three children. He was counted in the census in 1870 in Licking, Crawford, Illinois, living with his son, Lafayette, age 16, and two daughters Mary, age 14, and Ella V., age 11. His occupation was "Mill Wright" and his property was valued at $30,000 and personal property $5,000. In 1880, at the age of 69, he was counted in the census in Elk Horn, Lincoln, Kansas with his daughter Ella Reese.

  • Lydia Reese was born on 31 Jul 1812. She married John Reichard on 15 Dec 1831 and died on 25 Feb 1886.

  • Abraham Reese, Jr. was born on 19 Jul 1814 in Columbia County, Pennsylvania. He died in 1860 in Franklin, Lycoming, Pennsylvania. He married Sarah Elizabeth Rider sometime after 1828 in Columbia County.

  • Catharine Reese was born on 26 Jul 1815. She married James Bigger and died before 1910.

  • John A. Reese was born on 20 Nov 1817. He died on 10 Sep 1899 in Madison, Columbia, Pennsylvania. He married Mary Snyder.

  • David Reese was born on 1 Jan 1824. He died on 26 Dec 1911. He had one known daughter with Susan E. Rider.

  • Peter Reese was born about 1826. He married Hannah Poust and died in or before 1917.

  • Lavina Reese was born in 1827. She married Franklin Bennett. When the 1860 census was taken, Lavina was 33 years old, living in the home of her parents with six children: Matilda Bennett, age 13, Josiah Bennett, age 10, Catharine Bennett, age 8, Mary Bennett, age 6, Peter Bennett, age 3, and Clarissa Bennett, age 1, all in Abraham’s home.

  • Josiah Reese was born about 1828. He married Mary Ann Converse and died before 1920.

  • Mary Reese was born in 1832 and died no later than 1926.

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