Information on Jacob Reese B. 1777 Married to Elizabeth Baumgardner 1797? D. 1863 Ohio

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Looking for any information on the ancestors of Jacob Reese in the question above. Have hit a brick wall.
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Spelling at variance, but father looks to be Peter Rees.

Jacob Rees, Sr

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Jacob Rees, Sr
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Birth:  May 12, 1777
Maryland, USA
Death:  Sep. 22, 1863
Muskingum County
Ohio, USA
Son of Peter Rees and Barbara (Martin) Rees.
Family links: 
  Peter Reece (1731 - 1830)
  Mary Elizabeth Baumgardner Rees (1779 - 1853)*
  Joseph Rees (1803 - 1863)*
  Elizabeth Reese Carrell (1815 - 1886)*
  Catharine Rees Baughman (1818 - 1886)*
  Solomon Rees (1822 - 1887)*
*Calculated relationship
Woodlawn Cemetery 
Muskingum County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Summit Section
Created by: Robert "Rob" Weller
Record added: Feb 12, 2002 
Find A Grave Memorial# 6172839


by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.3m points)
selected by Dennis Rees
Thanks, but Peter and Barbara are not the correct parents. Jacob was born in Fredrick MD in 1777. The Virginia connection is not born out anywhere in the record.  The headstone is the correct (new) one and is for Jacob Reese however.

Hello, Here's what i have so far on this individual:

ELDER JACOB REES “REESE” (SR.) was born around 1777 in _____, Maryland.  He was the son of _____.  He married _____ (___), daughter of ____ (born in Pennsylvania).  They had at least 10 children, with the known names being: Lydia Butler (1798-5/6/1877); Jacob Jr.; Solomon; Catharine; and Elizabeth.  He moved his family to Muskingum County, Ohio in the early 1800s.  Some records claim he came around 1807 and built a “hewed log home- quite a fine home for those days” and then created the first frame barn in Springfield Township in 1815.  However there is no census record of Jacob Rees in Ohio in 1810.  A Jacob Rees/Reese appears in the counties of Frederick and Berkeley, Virginia for that census.  Jacob’s daughter, Elizabeth Carrell, was born in 1815 and her 1880 census shows she was born in Ohio.  Jacob and his family do appear in the 1820 census, and history books say that he created a distillery at his farm that same year.  The history books also say he was a tanner by trade and that he was Lutheran being one of the first of that faith in the county.  In 1833 he help found and was the president of the “Springfield Association for the Recovery of Stolen Horses.”  He also was a founding member of the St. John’s English Evangelical Lutheran church in 1839, being one of two elders.  The 1830 census shows a wife-aged individual in his household, but the 1830 census does not.  By 1840 another wife-aged female is back in the household, therefore he may have remarried.  He is often associated with an Elizabeth Bumgardner, but this may have been a remarriage.  By 1860 he was 83 years old and was living with his son Solomon.  He died on 9/22/1863 in Muskingum County, Ohio and was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in Zanesville, Ohio.


**1820 Frederick, VA Census lists a Jacob Rees near a bunch of Butler families, but our Jacob was already in Ohio.

1810 United States Federal Census (VA, Frederick Co, Pg. 34, Line 17)

1820 United States Federal Census (OH, Muskingum Co., Springfield, Pg. 3, Line 22)

1830 United States Federal Census (OH, Muskingum Co., Springfield, Pg. 1, Line 24)

1840 United States Federal Census (OH, Muskingum Co., Springfield, Pg. 3, Line 29)

1850 United States Federal Census (OH, Muskingum Co., Springfield, Fam# 129)

1860 United States Federal Census (OH, Muskingum Co., Springfield, Fam# 478)

J.P. Everhart, History of Muskingum County, Ohio (1882) Pg. 145, 167, 387


Thanks for that. I believe all that you say is true and has historical record to corroborate. We have looked at Many, Many individuals to try to pin down the Ancestors of Jacob. Currently, the most promising lead is in the records of the Adams County, PA Orphans Court proceedings for 1814/15. In this petition, Jacob Reese, eldest heir of John Reese of Cumberland Twp. Adams Co. PA prays the court to determine the value of the estate and determine the shares that should be inherited by the living children, Jacob, John, Catherine Strine, Polly, and the Children of Eve Rever. Some information on Catherine Strine with her Husband William seems to coincide with her living in Ohio in the same place and at the same time as Jacob Reese. This is as far as we have gotten in this line of enquiry.
Thank you for your response!  I appreciate the additional information.  Do you have the location/citation for those orphan records? ('d like them for my research).  Which census do William and Catherine Strine show up in?  Fyi, I did find a record that says a Jacob Rees had married a Hannah Brannon in 1796 in Virginia.  I also found a Baley/Bailey/Biley Rees that may be a son of Jacob (b. 1802, shows up in the same area for 1840-1880 census and the 1880 lists his mother being born in PA like the other children of Jacob).
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Image comes out too large her. Use the above edress to see tombstone.

The following edress show entrance to Woodlawn Cemetery in Zanesville.
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.3m points)

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