Location: Ohio, United States
According to The Biographical Record of Kane County, Illinois, the mother of Samuel attained the age of eighty-eight years, and her brothers Peter and Henry, lived to be eighty-eight and eighty-six years respectively. Both served in the Revolutionary War. In the 1830 Pennsylvania census for Buffalo Township, Union County, Samuel Ream is head of a household which includes:
- 2 males and 1 female under 5
- 1 male and 1 female 5-10
- 1 male 10-15
- 1 female 15-20
- 1 female 20-30
- 1 female 40-50.
Samuel moved with his family from East Buffalo, Union, Pennsylvania to Seneca County, Ohio in 1834. He is found in the 1840 Ohio census in Seneca County, with 4 males under 20 years of age and 4 females under 20 and his wife Anna Aurand, who was 37 years old at the time. His name in the census was spelled "Reim". In 1845 he moved to Kane County which took four weeks of travel, bringing ox teams and four cows.
Samuel's eldest son Elias came to Ohio from Pennsylvania around 1834 with his parents. They remained in Ohio until 1843 when Samuel and Anna moved on to Hampshire, Illinois. Elias remained in Ohio and married Harriet Hafer in1844 by a Presbyterian minister in Clear Creek Township, Richland County. In the 1850 Ohio census, Elias, Harriet, and their three sons are living in Thompson Township, Seneca County, and he is farming. Harriet died in 1859 and was buried in Bishop Seybert Cemetery in Thompson Township.
Elias married Sarah Ann White in1862. She was living with her mother and step-father, Eliza and Christopher Murty, at Murty's Corners,Townsend Township, Ohio.
In the 1870 Michigan Census, Elias was living in Hudson Township, Lenawee County. He was a farmer, the value of his real estate was $7,000 and personal property $1,000. Their children were Harriet, born in Ohio, Wallace, born in Michigan, along with Hiram and Charles who were working on the farm. They returned to Ohio in 1874 so that Sarah could help care for Christopher Murty, who died later that year.
By the 1880 Ohio Census, Elias and Sarah are living in Townsend Township, Sandusky County with Wallace, Myrta, and Lelia. Their neighbors are Sarah's mother and her sister Esther and family.
Hiram remained in Michigan and was farming in Hamilton Township, Gratiot County, married to Agnes with two sons Jay and Lee.
Both Elias and Sarah died in 1897 and were buried in Tew Cemetery, Townsend Township, Ohio.