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Mary Ann Rease (abt. 1802 - aft. 1834)

Mary Ann Rease
Born about in Virginia, USAmap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married 29 Jun 1820 in Harrison County, Indiana, USAmap
Descendants descendants
Died after after about age 32 in Vermilion County, Illinois, USAmap
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The handwritten ledger recording Mary Ann's marriage to William is indexed as "Reace", but the writing might say "Rease". Her father Francis was recorded as "Rease", "Reese", and "Reece". His father may have been recorded as "Ries". Mary Ann's brother was usually recorded as "Reas" or "Rease". "Rease" is used here because it seems to have been the most common spelling in the family and may be what the marriage record actually says.

Mary Ann is assumed to have been at least or nearly eighteen years old when she married, making her birth date likely to be near or before 1802.

Mary Ann must have died between August 1834 (when her son Francis was born) and August 1838 (when her husband remarried).


  • Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959. William Kennady and Mary Ann Reace (or Rease). FHL 1404750. Records from the Harrison County (Indiana). Clerk of the Circuit Court. Digital folder 4455449. Record number 675. Image number 00129. Also: FHL 549383. Scans of images (92 and 122 in this database) are of a typed ledger with abstracts, available at (Scans of a handwritten ledger are or were available from a similar database at FamilySearch.)
  • Note that elsewhere in the notes above are transcriptions of several other legal records involving William Cannady (various spellings) and, on one occasion, wife Mary Ann, and Francis Rease (various spellings).

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