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