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Reese, Elijah Jr.

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  • Name Reese, Elijah Jr. 
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born Abt 1802  Greenville, Greenville, South Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1830  Fayette, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    1830 Federal Census--Fayette County, Illinois, USA
    1830 Federal Census--Fayette County, Illinois, USA
    Census 1835  Fayette, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    1835 State Census--Fayette County, Illinois, USA
    Census 1840  Fayette, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    1840 Federal Census--Fayette County, Illinois, USA
    1840 Federal Census--Fayette County, Illinois, USA
    Census 27 Sep 1850  Massac, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    1850 Census Index
    1850 Federal Census--Massac County, Illinois, U.S.A.
    Occupation 27 Sep 1850  Massac, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Farmer 
    1850 Federal Census--Massac County, Illinois, U.S.A.
    Religion 6 Jun 1857  Hutton Valley, Howell, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Co-founder of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church 
    • "'THE first settlement in what is now Howell County, was made in 1838, in Howell Valley, on the present site of West Plains. This county was organized in 1857 from parts of Oregon and Ozark Counties.' (Campbell's Gazetteer of Missouri, p. 255.) On the 6th of June of the same year the Mt Pisgah Church (the first effective institution of the kind in the county) was organized by Elds. W.P. Freeman, James Hill and Elijah Reese, on 8 members. In the fall of 1857 the church joined RICHLAND ASSOCIATION; this body was formed prior to the organization of Howell County, embraced in its territory parts of Carter and Oregon Counties."
    Census 19 Jul 1860  Willow Springs Township, Howell, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    1860 Federal Census--Willow Springs Township, Howell, Missouri, U.S.A.
    Occupation 19 Jul 1860  Willow Springs Township, Howell, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    U.B. Clergyman 
    1860 Federal Census--Willow Springs Township, Howell, Missouri, U.S.A.
    Died Abt 1868  Howell, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Hutton Valley, Howell, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Rowe Cemetery 
    Notes 
    • !RELATIVE: Most of this data is from Sherwood Ray Reese, Odeniah Reese, Irene
      Peveler, Georgia Fletcher & Pat Smith.

      !HONORS: Believed to have been very active in Illinois government.

      !RELIGION: Listed as UB Clergyman on census. Recorded marriages he performed.
      Founder of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church.

      !CENSUS: Have 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860.

      Elijah Reese Jr. and Martha (Nancy) Calendar of Events. See the marriage notes for story. (Prepared by June Ann Reese)

      1802-1804 Elijah Jr. was born (I'm using 1803) TN/SC
      1803-1806 Martha was born (I'm using 1805) NC
      1810 Elijah Jr on his dad's Census(7) Penaleton Dist, NC
      1820-1835 One half of the people a of SC moved
      west out of the state mainly to middle TN.
      1823-1824 Daughter Becka was born (20-18)
      24 Oct 1825 Son Benjamin Franklin was born(22-20) Morgan Co, TN
      11 Sept 1826 Mentioned in Fathers deed (23) Emory River, Morgan Co,TN
      10 Oct/15 Nov 1828 Entered land on records Morgan Co, TN
      1826-1828 Daughter was born
      1827 Start of big Irish and German immigration to U.S.
      15 July 1829 Son William C. born (26-24) TN
      early 1830's Heavy immigration to Illinois began
      1830 Census (27-25) Fayette Co, IL
      1830 Son George was born (27-25) IL
      18 Aug 1832 Candidate for Justice of the Peace (29)Fayette Co,IL
      1833 daughter Mary Jane was born (33 - 331) IL
      1835 State Census (32) Fayette Co, IL
      1836 Son John (Red) was born. (33-31) IL
      5/22 Nov 1836 Filed 2 patent deeds (33) Fayette Co, IL
      Sep 1836 Sold 25 acres of land in Morgan Co, TN(?) on the west fork of Emory River to Charles Galloway for $85
      1838 Daughter Sally A (Dolly) was born (36-3l) IL
      6 Aug 1838 Candidate for County Commission (35) Fayette Co, IL
      29 Jan 1840 Son Sherwood was born (36-34) Vandalia, Fayette Co, IL
      1840 Census (37-35 ) Vandalia, Fayette Co, IL
      3 Aug 1840 Candidate for County Commissioner (39) Fayette Co, IL
      27 Aug 1842 Resigned as County Commissioner IL
      1842 Sarah was born (39-37) IL
      1843 Commissioner to locate state road(40) Fayette Co. IL
      1846 Representative in Special Election(43) Fayette Co, IL
      3 June 1846 Son Benjamin F. Enlisted(43) Vandalia Co, IL
      30 Dec 1846 Candidate for Senator(43) Fayette Co, IL
      19 Apr 1847 Candidate as Delegate to Constitutional Convention
      2 Sept 1847 Son Benjamin married (44-42) Fayette Co, IL
      1847 Dallas, James R, and Shields was born(44-42) IL
      1848 granddaughter Nannie(Mary Janes) was born (45-43) MO
      1848 grandson James (Benjamin F) was born (45-43) MO
      12 July 1848 Deed from Gibberson (45) Massac Co, IL
      1850 Ruth was born (47-45) IL
      27 Sept 1850 Census (46-44 as per Census) Massac Co, IL
      1855 Granddaughter Sadie Taylor (Mary Jane's) was born (54-52)
      8 July 1855 Son William married (52-50) Fayette Co, IL
      1857 Grandson Bent Tay1or (Mary Jane's) was born (54-52 )
      13 Aug 1857 Son John married (54-52 ) Fayette Co, IL
      1857 Founding member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist in Hutton Valley, MO
      Howell Co, MO
      1858 Grandson Add (William's) was born (55-53) IL
      Dec 1859 Granddaughter Adna (Mary Jane's) was born (56-54) MO
      12 July 1860 Census (58-57-as per Census) Willowsprings, Howell Co, MO
      1861-1865 Civil War
      1866 Grandson William Terrip (Dr. Sherwood's ) was born (63-61)
      3 July 1867 Deed to Hood(64-62) Howell Co, MO
      Sept 1867 Grandson John Muck (Dr. Sherwood's) was born (64-62) IL
      1 Jan 1868 Deed to Selph (65-63) Howell Co, MO
      30 Oct 1868 Recorded 2 marriages he performed (65) Howell Co, MO

      In 1837 Illinois decided to move the state capitol to Springfield from Vandalia. The house of Representatives first met in the new caitol in Springfield in 1840. Family tradition says Elijah was unhappy with Lincoln when the capitol was moved and decided to relocate in Massac Co, IL. He owned some town lots in Metropolis City. He formed a Reese Land Company along with his brothers (Odeniah says there were 4 brothers), Sherwaood Ray Reese said 2 of the brothers came from New York. Odeniah says Elijay sailed on a boat down the Mississippi into Arkansas and then followed the tributaries to the "Old Willow Springs" area of Missouri.

      Had peg leg. Son-in-law, Jim Sims, shot his leg off. Elijah then shot Jim's arm off. Seem Jim would get his wife pregnant, leave her with Elijah, and not return until after the baby was born. (per Virgie Smith). June Ann Reese was told by Sherwwood Ray Reese that the daughter was Jane and husband was "Bent" Taylor, a travelling gambler and member of KKK. Often when Taylor was gone, Elijah would bring Jane and the children to her parent's house, he stormed at Elijah and shot him in the leg, which susbsequently had to be removed. He was later hung in AR for the murder of his best friend, Riley Black. At a later date, someone else confessed to the murder.

      After 1868 at Rowe Cem (no Marker), Hutton Valley, MO (located on highway 60 about 200 yards East of State Rd RA on North side of the road. Hard to see from highway, Elijah, Jr. owned this property until Jan 1867 when he sold it to Lorenzo Hood for $900. It was resold to Administrator of Hood's estate, Pleasant N Gulley. I (Patricia M Reese) believe Gullye's still owns the property.
    Person ID I4969  ReeseFamily
    Last Modified 5 Mar 2013 

    Father Reese, Elijah Sr.,   b. 1766, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Oct 1854, Petros, Morgan, Tennessee, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Mother Helm, Rebecca,   b. Abt 1777, Harrison, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Morgan, Jasper, South Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 7 Mar 1798  Harrison, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1795  Group Sheet

    Family Sherwood, Martha,   b. Abt 1804, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Abt 1823  Morgan, Tennessee, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Reese, Rebecca M.,   b. Abt 1824, Tennessee, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Reese, Benjamin Franklin,   b. 24 Oct 1825, Morgan, Tennessee, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1894, Mountain View, Howell, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     3. REESE, WILLIAM CHERRY,   b. 15 Jul 1829, Morgan, Tennessee, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 1888, Mountain View, Howell, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     4. REESE, GEORGE Washington,   b. Abt 1830, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1874  (Age ~ 44 years)
     5. REESE, MARY JANE,   b. Abt 1833, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1870, Howell, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 37 years)
     6. Reese, John T,   b. Abt 1836, Fayette, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. REESE, SALLY A.,   b. Abt 1838, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. REESE, DR., Rev SHERWOOD,   b. 29 Jan 1840, Vandalia, Fayette, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1893, Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
     9. Reese, Sarah,   b. Abt 1842, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Reese, Ruth,   b. Abt 1844, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. Reese, Dallas William,   b. Abt 1847, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     12. Reese, Shields,   b. 1847, Fayette, Greene, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 28 Jul 2016 
    Family ID F1793  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1802 - Greenville, Greenville, South Carolina, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1823 - Morgan, Tennessee, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1830 - Fayette, Illinois, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1835 - Fayette, Illinois, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1840 - Fayette, Illinois, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Co-founder of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church - 6 Jun 1857 - Hutton Valley, Howell, Missouri, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 19 Jul 1860 - Willow Springs Township, Howell, Missouri, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - U.B. Clergyman - 19 Jul 1860 - Willow Springs Township, Howell, Missouri, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Abt 1868 - Howell, Missouri, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    Rowe Cemetery - - Hutton Valley, Howell, Missouri, United States
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  • Sources 
    1. [S64] 1830 U.S. Census M19_25, M19, roll M19_25, p. 240, line 27, Elijah Reese, accessed 30 Mar 2010 (Reliability: 2).

    2. [S65] 1835 Illinois State Census, line 66, Elijah Reese; (http://www.ancestry.com/) (Reliability: 2).

    3. [S67] 1840 U.S. Census M704_59, M704, roll M704_59, p. 178, line 5, Elijah Reese, accessed 27 Mar 2010. (Reliability: 2).

    4. [S70] 1850 U.S. Census M432_120, M432, roll M432_120, p. 247B, dwelling 452, family 452, Elijah Reese (Reliability: 2).

    5. [S113] A History of the Baptists in Missouri, 635. (Reliability: 2).

    6. [S76] 1860 U.S. Census M653_624, M653, roll M653_624, Willow Springs Township, p. 598, dwelling 381, family 381, Elijah Reese (Reliability: 2).




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