Name: JAMES REA , SR.
Birth: ABT 1720 in Ireland
Death: BET 11 NOV 1788 AND 27 APR 1789 in Henry Co., VA; Will Date and Probate Date
Burial: Little Marrowbone Creek, Family Plot, Henry County, VA
"Eubanks Lineage Book"
The Ray, Rea, Rhea, etc., family stems apparently from Scotland (probably Ireland?). A book recently published by Joseph C. Rhea, Jr., states, 'It could have been derived from the Scot term "rae" or "rea" with the -----meaning of stag or roe. The Celtic term McCreah, meaning crag or craig ----- could also have been the origin.' "
The following information, received from Mary Rea Eubanks on REAs, is from Deed Books and Land Grants in Henry Co., Virginia; this information was researched by the genealogist, Lela C. Adams whom Mary Rea Eubanks had hired to do research. Lela's collection is housed at the Bassett Branch Historical Center, Bassett, VA.
From Deed Books of Henry Co., Virginia:
DB I, pg. 316 ------ 24 April 1783
"John East heir at law of William East of Henry Co., Va to James Rea of Henry County for the sum of forty five pounds sells and conveys 100 acres on Little Marrowbone Creek."
DB 4, pg. 200-201 ------ 26 April 1791
"John Marr and wife Susannah of Henry County to John Rea for the sum of Fifty four pounds sells land on Sandy Creek a branch of Little Dan river being 160 acres."
DB 4, pg. 358 ------ 31 July 1792
"James Rea posts bond and is Authorized to preach and perform marriages."
DB 5, pg. 1 & 2 ------ 27 October 1792
"William Alexander of the county of Pittsylvania to Walter King Cole of Henry Co. . . . . land on Little Marrowbone Creek by estimate 25 acres > > > beginning at an Old Ford on Little Marrowbone Creek to James Rea's . . . . ."
DB 5, pgs. 36-37 ------ 30 Apr. 1793
"Richard Cornwell of Rockingham Co NC to George Hairston of Henry Co VA sells and conveys land on both sides of Reed Creek - 57 ac. Witness: John Norton, Joseph Stovall/Soovall? -- (can't read surname), William Collins Rea, Jesse Roach (X)"
DB 5, pgs. 199-200 ------ 29 July 1795
"William Collins Rea of the County of Henry to George Hairston of the same for the consideration of One Hundred twenty pounds sells 249 acres on both sides of Little marrowbone Creek joins the lines of Copper and Bollings Creek.
Memo: The Within William C. Rea is intitled to the grounds where his father and mother is buried."
DB 5, pg. 23-25 ------ 29 April 1793
"William Robertson of Prince William County to James Rea of Henry Co for the sum of two hundred pounds sells and conveys for the 400 acres, it being part of that tenement tract containing 1142 acres of which 400 acres is laid off . . part of a survey made in the name of JAMES REA . . lines: to a branch known as the Baptizing Place near the Meeting House to Rea's plantation.
Witness: Absalom Rea, Abner Rea, George Hairston, Thomas Graves
Mamo: Nathan Hall claims part of the 400 acres, should Hall's right be valid, James Rea is not to have recourse against William Robertson."
DB 5, pg. 176 ------ 29 December 1794
"David Quarles and William Quarles Jr. of Henry County to George Hairston . . 240 acres on the south side of Smith River joins John Rea, Marrowbone Creek, Rea's Creek . . . . ."
DB 5, pg. 248 ------ 25 April 1796
"James Rea and Molly Rea his wife of Henry County to Abner Rea their son sells land on the waters of Smith River and Little Marrowbone Creek . . part of two tracts the said James Rea purchased of Andrew Rea and a Mr. Robertson."
DB 5, pg. 273 ------ 24 March 1796
"Benjamin Harrison and wife to Henry Lyne . . . . .
William C. Rea a witness"
DB 6, pgs. 56-57 ------ 30 December 1797
"William Collins Rea and Winnefred Rea his wife of Henry County to George Hairston of the same for the sum of Five pounds sells by survey 33 acres on Marrowbone Creek joins William Dillon.
Wit: Thomas Graves, Peter Leak"
DB 6, pg. 119 ------ 30 July 1798
"William Collins Rea a witness to the marriage contract of Rachel Cooper and Hezekiah Salmon."
DB 6, pg. 208 ------ 25 November 1799
"William Collins Rea witness to deed of Wm. Roberson to John Hammonds."
DB 6, pg. 388 ------ 28 August 1802
"Deed of Trust -- William Collins Rea to John Rowland, Jr.
William Collins Rea is indebted to George Hairston in the amount of Seventy five pounds and secures this debt with all his cattle, furniture, kitchen utensils, gun, etc."
DB 6, pgs. 434-435 ------ 23 April 1803
"James Rea, Sr. of Henry County to John Rea for the sum of one hundred pounds sells by estimate 100 acres (part of a 400 tract purchased of Robertson) joins P. Garland."
There is no further reference to William Collins Rea in the Deed Books of Henry County, Virginia.
From Land Grant Books in Henry County, Virginia:
"Book D -- pg. 285 -- James Rea -- 194 acres on Little Marrowbone Creek, 1 February 1781."
"Book 30 -- pg. 579 -- William C. Rea, 27 november 1794 -- 249 acres on both sides of Little Marrowbone Creek adjoining Cooper's line."
"Book 34 -- pg. 673 -- 26 Sept. 1796 -- William C. Rea, 33 acres on Marrowbone Creek joins William Dillon."
WILL of James Rea of Henry County, Virginia: 11 November 1788, Henry Co., VA, Wills Book 1, GP 173; Will of James Rea, Written November 11, 1788, Probated April 27, 1789.
"In the name of God Amen. James Rea of the county of Henry being weke of body but of sound mind and memory thanks be to the Almighty God for the same and calling to mind the unceertainly of this life do make my last will and Testament in manner and form. Following first and principally, I recommend my soul unto the hands of the Almighty God who gave it and my body to be deceantly buried. Item, I first and foremost desire that all my just debts be discharged then the balance of my estate to be disposed of as following: Item, I desire that my estate both real and personal remain and continue in the hands of my beloved wife Johnna Rea except the Smith tools and horses. I give to my son William Collings Rea, after the death of my wife Johnna Rea, the land I live upon. I give to my son William Collings Rea, except 40 acres where Thomas Cooper now lives so that it will not interfere with the plantation where I now live, the above 40 acres I give to Thomas Cooper. I give to my Grandson Jesse Rook Bed and furniture, also one bay mare. I give to my son John Rea, Mary Ann, Rebekah Bolling, Ann Brown, Katherine Sanders one Shilling Sterling Each. I give my son James Rea one large Bible, the rest of my estate to be equally divided between Wm. Collings Rea, Elizabeth Cooper and Sarah Bollings. I leave my son James Rea and William Collings Rea my executors together my last will and Testament. hereby revoking all former wills by me Heretofore made and appointed this to be my last will and testament whereof I now here unto. I have set my hand and seal this 11 day of Nov. 1788. S. S. delivered in the presence of Robt. Staxton, Thomas T. Cooper, James Rea, & Wm. C. Rea - - - - -James Rea S. S. At Court of quarterly September for Henry Co. on the 27th day of April 1789 the within last will and testament of James Rea, Sent: was exhibited in court by Wm. C. Rea one of the executors here-in named who made oath according to law. The same was proved by the oath of two of the witnesses thereto to be the last will and testament of the same James Rea, deceased. The said Wm. C. Rea with Geo. Hamilton, and _____ _____ his securities entered into bond and acknowledged the same. Whereupon the same was ordered to be recorded. By the court the Said Wm. C. Rea, having obtained probate thereof in due form. TESTE.
INVENTORY OF JAMES REA SR.
H. M. C. of Henry Co. Court Directed
Appraised as follows:
15 July 1789
1 Feather bed and furniture 8.40
2 Iron pots and hooks-17/Frying pan-5/ 1.20
1 Oven & lead-10/Iron & heater6/ .16
1 Pr. sturup, 1 wedge,guage,handsaw .06
1 Pr. stillards-15/1hackle-20/1axe-6/ 2.15
1 Cowhide-5/1flaxwheel-10/churn & pail-8/ 1.03
2 Dishes,3bowls,6plates,7spoons &1 candle mold 2.00
5 Knifes, 3 forks-3/butter Pots & bole-7/2-foot rule1/3 11.03
1 Pr. scales-5/1 small trunk-2/6 side____ 7/6 .15
2 Chains-4/1chest15/1 bareshear plow;
1 pr. gears-30/ 2.50
1 bunch broke flax-4/ .40
1 Sorral horse 8.00
1 Grindingstone-1/1 bostons forefold slate-2/6 3.60
7 Head geese-17/6ten Head of hogs34/ 2.16
4 Barrels and 7 bushel corn-30/ 1.10
6 Head of cattle 7.10
6 Bee hives-35/1 table&barrel-5/ 2.10
7 Bells-one3/;ea4/ .07
1 Bed and two blankets 3.10
1 Mare and colt 4.10
1 Hame and strap
* Money in pounds
John Wash, W. Pace & J. N. pace. Court held for Henry County on 27 July 1789.
Within Inventory of the Estate of James Rea, was Notarized and ordered to be recorded.
All, "REA" information, on James & Hannah Rea and family, was from the following sources:
SOURCES: Almost all of the above information was received from Mary Rea Eubanks, 201 Taylor St., Benton, IL 62812; Mary hired a genealogist to research the Rea Family: Lela C. Adams, "REA Family of Henry County, Virginia: Research as of 3 June 1981. "Eubanks Lineage Book, Descendants of Dr. James Albert Eubanks", Copyright 1969, Northwest Arkansas Eubanks Family Association, Eskel Eubanks, Acting President, Privately Published, Huntsville, Arkansas, 1969. Final compilation, format, editing, printing, and additional research by Larry C. Bohannan, Century Enterprises, Genealogical Services, P.O. Box 312, Huntsville, Ark. 72740. We have tried to contact Mr. Bohannan and Century Enterprises only to have our mail returned marked "This company is no longer in existence." "Rea-Midyette Genealogy," - "A Genealogy of The Ancestry of John Palmer Rea and Grace Delma Rea Cockrum," by Dallas Palmer Rea, Rt. 3, Benton, IL and James Edwin Cockrum, 622 S. Clara Street, Anaheim, CA; Individually Published, 1985. Will Book #1, Henry County, Virginia, p. 113. Henry County, Virginia Records of the Circuit Court. RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project: "Eubanks, Glenn, Davis & Rhodes," by sendra, firstname.lastname@example.org, sources unknown.
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- The Rea's are descendants of Sir Christopher VII, Baronet of County
Limerick, England. They originally spelled the name Wray.
- Contributors to the descendants of John Rea:
Phyllis Lyons, CG of the Woodlands, TX ;
Thomas Wilson Shawcross;
Shay Tankersley, of Healdsburg, CA;
John E. Young, of Fresno, CA
RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project, "Eubanks, Glenn, Davis & Rhodes," by sendra, email@example.com, sources unknown.
Name: James REA
Name: James REA
Birth: ABT. 1730 in Ireland
Birth: ABT. 1730
Death: ABT. 1788 in Henry Co VA
Death: ABT. NOV 1788 in , Henry County, VA
Father: John ( Rhea) REA b: ABT. 1700 in Ireland
Mother: Hanna HASTEY
Marriage 1 Johanna KASOINAH b: in , Henry, VA
1. William Collings REA b: 6 MAY 1752 in VA
2. John REA
3. Elizabeth REA
4. Sarah REA
5. Ann REA
6. Mary Ann REA
7. Kathern REA
8. Katherine REA
9. Elizabeth REA
10. Rebekah REA
11. William Collings REA b: 6 MAR 1751/52 in VA
12. James REA Jr. b: 1755
13. Elizabeth REA
Father: JOHN RHEA or REA b: ABT 1700 in Ireland
Mother: HANNA HASTEY
JOHANNA "HANNAH" KASOINAH? b: BET 1720 AND 1730
- Note: SOURCES: Wife: Will Book #1, Henry County, Virginia, p. 113.
- John Rea
- Mary Ann Rea
- Rebekah\Rebecca Rea
- Ann Rea
- Katherine Rea
- Elizabeth Rea
- Unknown Rea
- Sarah Rea
- WILLIAM COLLINGS REA\RAY b: 6 MAR 1751/52 in Henry Co., VA (Ireland, in1850 Census of Milton, Rutherford Co., TN)
- James Rea , Jr. b: 1755