John R. Reams 1816–1909 Birth 13 FEB 1816 • Canton, Stark, Ohio, USA I cannot figure out his parents please help.

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in Genealogy Help by Sheila Wohlrabe G2G Crew (310 points)

Did not find his parents, John R. Reams died in Fayette Co., Iowa. 

John R. Reams

Birth:  Feb. 13, 1816
Stark County
Ohio, USA
Death:  Nov. 27, 1909
Fayette County
Iowa, USA
My 2nd Great Grandfather ~ more to follow 
Family links: 
  Susan Stone Reams (1835 - 1932)
  Margrete Reams (1865 - ____)*
  Isabelle Reams Pepper (1866 - 1909)*
  Charles Reams (1871 - 1932)*
  John Reams (1872 - 1873)*
  Wesley Reams (1873 - 1876)*
  Albert Reams (1874 - 1950)*
  Hattie Reams (1875 - 1881)*
  Alvin Reams (1878 - 1952)*
  Allen Reams (1878 - 1958)*
  Adelia A. Reams Childers Patterson (1879 - ____)*
  Blanche Hilda Reams Remling (1881 - 1969)*
  Vernie Viola Reams Comstock (1885 - 1962)*
  Clara Francis Reams Winter (1888 - 1968)*
*Calculated relationship
Alpha Cemetery 
Fayette County
Iowa, USA
Plot: 59
Created by: Tombstone Treasures
Record added: Apr 19, 2014 
Find A Grave Memorial# 128207644
John R. Reams
Added by: Sheila Wohlrabe
John R. Reams
Added by: Sheila Wohlrabe
John R. Reams
Cemetery Photo
Added by: The Last Ride
I have all John Ream info I need info on who comes after. We are unsure
We do think he was married to Judith Evans first. Secondly to our Susan Stone. Some family member think he was born around 1825-1830 but Susan Stone was born in 1835. John Reams was born in Canton, Stark County, Ohio. The census have his birthday all over the board. I have been going by the family bible and headstone. There are two other John Reams buried in Iowa cemeteries 1825-1900 and 1836-1894. There are 10 John Ream buried in Iowa.
See the 1850 census below.  Parents George and Margaret Reams.  John and first wife Judah in his father's household.
The John R. Reams in the Alpha Cemetery was born on the exact same day as in the posted question, February 13, 1816 and in Canton, Stark County, Ohio. He also died on the same year posted in the question.

Wish I could have found his parents.
and that's who I have as his parents George and Margaret Reams. Rumor has it they were cousins.

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Sheila ~

I believe this may be him w/parents in 1850.  The birth year is way off.  But his birth year is off by about 10-15 yrs. in all of his records.  If it is in deed him, either his gravestone is wrong or all of his other records are wrong.

If you search for him with a later birth year (1824-1831), you should find all of his census records.  He moved around a bit.  And it appears he was married to a Judy Evans before Susan and has older children.

I will post his 1850 and 1870 census records.


"United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 9 November 2014), John Reams in household of George Reams, Winneshiek county, Winneshiek, Iowa, United States; citing family 23, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).


"United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 17 October 2014), J R Reams, Dakota Territory, United States; citing p. 11, family 93, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 545,617.

by Mary Cole G2G6 Pilot (101k points)

This looks like him in Minnesota during first marriage, 1860:

"United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 30 December 2015), John Reemes, 1860.

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