James Rea

James Rea married Elizabeth A. Cisney (Sisney) and settled in KY

James Rea
born: , Augusta, VA, 1788
married first: Elizabeth A. Cisney (Sisney)
married second: Emily Williams; November 8, 1853
died: 1867
buried: , Hopkins, KY

Children:
1.1: Starling H. Rea ; 1809 TN
m. Martha Patsy Sisk
1.2: Joseph S. Rea; 1811 TN
m. Catherine Heady
1.3: boy [1813]
[guess, based on census information and natural age spacing.]
1.4: girl [1815]
[guess, based on census information and natural age spacing.]
1.5: John W. Rea; 1818 KY
m. Mary Jane Shelby
1.6: Susan Rea; 1820 KY
m. George Y. Peyton
1.7: Elizabeth Catherine Rea; 1823 KY
m. Benjamin F. Hedden
1.8: boy [1825]
[guess, based on census information and natural age spacing.]

1820C
James Ray (3m/10; [1.2, 1.3, 1.5]),
(1m 10-16; [1.1])
(2f/10; [1.4, 1.6])
1830C
James Ray (1m 5/10 [1.8])
(1m 10/15 [1.5])
(2m 15/20 [1.2, 1.3])
(1f 5/10 [1.7])
(2f 10/15 [1.4, 1.6])
1840C
James Ray (1m 20/30 [1.5])
(1f 15/20 [1.7])
(1f 20/30 [1.6])

[When James Rea was born VA was a big state…]

[I don’t trust the traditional information that James Rea was born in Augusta county in 1788 because that information also coincides with that of General James Rea, famous Indian fighter of KY]

[James Rea bought property in Hopkins county, KY in 1818 from Melza Brown — somehow that name was attached to his wife as Elizabeth Melza Brown — her name was Cisney (Sisney) as reported by KY death abstracts.. and she was named in the will of Stephen Cisney (Sisney);]

[James sold property in Robertson county, TN in 1818]

[Our James came to KY in 1818 from TN about the time that the Cherokees began the Trail of Tears.]

[On the 1850 census Emily Williams is living with the John Clark family, age 40, wife Lucy, age 43, born NC; children: Newton J., xxx, John S., William D., Doct Franklin, Fines, Margaret, Joshua G. On the 1870 census she is back living with them again. One can infer that Emily and Lucy are sisters because they were both born in NC but I wonder what the connection was for the Rea family and the Clark family that match making occurred between them.]

Elizabeth A. Rea
died: Aug 25, 1852

James Rea
married 2: Nov 8, 1853; Emily Williams

James Rea’s Heirs

Joseph S. Rea and Catherine Rea his wife
[son of James Rea]
G. Y. Peyton and Susan Peyton his wife
[dau of James Rea]
John C. Hedden and Sarah B. Hedden [Sallie B.], his wife
[son of Elizabeth Catherine Rea Hedden]
[grand-son of James Rea]
Mary Hedden
[dau of Elizabeth Catherine Rea Hedden]
[grand-dau of James Rea]
Milton D. Rea and S. E. Rea, his wife
[son of Starling Rea; grandson of James Rea]
A. H. Rea and Martha his wife
[son of Starling Rea; grandson of James Rea]
Tolbert H. Sisk and Mary C. Sisk, his wife
[dau of Starling H. Rea; grand-dau of James Rea]
S. J. Tierry [Samuel] and S. J. [Sallie] Tierry his wife
[dau of Starling Rea; granddau of James Rea]

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