Name: Hubbard N. Reese
Given Name: Hubbard N.
Birth: Abt 1823 in Alabama
Death: Abt 1889 in (Hill Co., Texas)
Change Date: 10 Jan 2016 at 08:54
1850 Tuscaloosa Co., Alabama, District No. 2; Dec 6; pg 458
Hubbard M. Reese 27 MW Al $200 Farmer
Sarah " 32 FW Al
John T. " 9 MW Al
Malissa A. " 7 FW Al
William H. " 5 MW Al
Hepsibeth " 3 FW Al
Sarah A. " 4/12 FW Al
Mary " 15 FW Al
He is not in the Slave Schedule. His older brother Henry lives 5 entries away at 542/542 (entries misnumbered).
1860 Freestone Co., Texas, p.o. Fairfield; July 27
H. A. Reese 40 MW Al --/$320 Farmer
Eunice " 28 FW Al
Melissa A. " 17 FW Al
Wm. H. " 16 MW Al
Sarah A. " 10 FW Al
Lewis B. " 8 MW Al
Wesley T. " 6 MW Ms
James B. " 2 MW Ms
Marshall A. " 7/12 MW Ms
James J. Walker 16 MW Al Laborer
He is not in the Slave Schedule. His son J. T. Reese (19, Al, --/$18) is a farm hand living in the household of David Jordan at 162/164.
1870 McLennan Co., Tx, East of the Brazos river, p.o. Waco; July 20; pg 38
Herbert Reese 44 MW Al $2000/$1000 Farmer
Nancy " 29 FW Tn Keeping House
Louis " 18 MW Al
Thomas " 15 MW Ms
James B. " 12 MW Ms
Marshal " 10 MW Ms
Virginia " 9 FW Tx
Alice " 8 FW Tx
Ada L. " 8 FW Tx
Julie A. " 2 FW Tx
Lula A. " 2 FW Tx
Ida J. " 8/12 FW Tx October
His son-in-law, Benjaman Young, lives at 267/269.
H. N. Reese is in the census twice. The 154 acre tract which he purchased in 1868 and on which he probably was living in 1870 is in Hill Co. on the boundary between Hill and McLennan Counties.
1870 Hill Co., Texas, Precinct No. 1, p.o. Hillsboro; Aug 4; pg 52
H. W. Reese 47 MW Al $800/$1200 Farmer
Nancy " 30 FW Ms
L. B. " 17 FW Al
W. T. " 13 MW Ms
J. B. " 14 MW Ms
Marshall " 11 MW Ms
Adlesia " 8 FW Tx
Adlica " 8 FW Tx
Julia " 3 FW Tx
Lula " 3 FW Tx
Hulet " 16 MW Tx
His son-in-law, Benj. H. Young, lives at 370/370.
1880 Hill Co., Texas, Justice Precinct No. 4, ED 74; June 9; pg 18
H. N. Reese 56 Al Va Ga Wd Farmer
Ada " 17 dau Tx Al Al S Keeping house
Alice " 17 dau Tx Al Al S at home
Julia " 11 dau Tx Al Ms S at home
Lula " 11 dau Tx Al Ms S at home
H. N. " 9 son Tx Al Ms S
Nassie " 8 dau Tx Al Ms S
Della " 6 dau Tx Al Ms S
Kate " 5 dau Tx Al Ms S
His son J. B. Reese lives at 158/165.
LAND IN NEWTON CO., MISSISSIPPI:
The first of the following tracts in Newton Co. was patented to Hubbard N. Reese and the second to Hubbard N. Reece:
SWSW section 34 T8N R13E 39.96 acres 4/1/1856
NWNW section 3 T7N R13E 39.63 acres 4/2/1860
They are contiguous. According to "Book of Original Entries, Land Records of Newton County, Mississippi" (Melvin Tingle, George Mason, Myrtis Craft, 1998) Hubbard paid $49.95 ($1.25 per acre) for the first tract on July 27, 1854 and $39.63 ($1.00 per acre) for the second on October 10, 1859. Since the courthouse burned in September 1876, we do not know when or how he sold this land. He was 2 to 3 miles from William J. Reese, John B. Munn, Oswald Hitt, and Charles Hitt and about 6 miles from Marshall Hitt.
ARRIVAL IN TEXAS:
According to the federal census H. N. Reese was in Freestone Co., Texas in 1860. He apparently did not stay there long. He is in the Freestone Co. tax list in 1861, but not in 1859, 1860, 1862, 1863, or 1864. In 1861 he had 1 horse worth $100 and nothing else. He performed one wedding in Freestone Co. on June 18, 1861. The death certificates of his twin daughters Alice and Ada Lecy suggest that in 1863 he was in Anderson Co. Two of his daughters married in Anderson Co. (Malissa in 1863 and Sarah in 1866), but he never appears in the tax lists of that county. By 1867 he was in Hill Co., where he remained for the remainder of his life. He bought property there in 1867, and he is on the 1867 tax roll (no land, 5 horses $150, no cattle, 45 sheep $43, cash on hand $110, misc. property $335; total $638)
LAND IN HILL COUNTY:
On December 25, 1867 R. D. Jones of Hill Co. sold to H. N. Reece of Hill Co. for $20 lot 3 of block 4 in Hillsboro, directly east of the Public Square. (Bk K, pg 36)
On January 18, 1870 H. N. Reese of Hill Co. sold to J. F. Ponder of Hill Co. for $25 lot 3 of block 4 in Hillsboro. (Bk 3, pg 172) That deed was never recorded and was mislaid or lost, and on July 29, 1886 H. N. Reese gave a confirmation deed to Dr. K. W. Dudley for the same lot. (Bk 15, pg 177)
On January 1, 1868 James Jordan of Hill Co. sold to H. N. Reese of Hill Co. for $700 a tract of 154 acres on the headwaters of Ellington Creek about 11 1/2 miles SE of Hillsboro. It is part of a 640 acre certificate in the name of John O'Brien and is described by metes and bounds as being a rectangle 372 varas east-west by 2340 varas north-south whose southern boundary is in fact S60W. It is immediately east of a 960 acre survey in the name of E. Poland. (Bk K, pg 64) The records of the Texas General Land Office indicate that two tracts were patented to the heirs of John O'Brian in 1860 -- one for 486 acres and the other for 154 acres. Maps in the office of the Hill County Appraisal District show that a long narrow tract in the name of J. O'Brien adjoins on the east a square tract in the name of E. Poland. 2340 varas x 2340 varas = 960 acres approximately where a vara is 33 1/3 inches. 372 varas x 2340 varas = 154 acres approximately. The southern boundary of both tracts is the boundary between Hill Co. and McLennan Co., and Interstate 35 goes from the NE corner of the O'Brien tract to the SW corner of the Poland tract. They are about 3 miles SW of Abbott.
On April 27, 1868 J. P. Grace, Sheriff, states that H. N. Reese bought a 154 acre tract at a tax sale on April 27. The amount of charges is $3.49. The original grantee is J. O'Brien, and the beginning corner of the property is the SE corner of E. Poland's 960 acre survey. (Bk O, pg 133) This property seems to be the same property that H. N. Reese purchased from James Jordan on January 1, 1868.
On August 17, 1874 H. N. Reese sold to W. L. Lewis all of his right and title in a 160 acre tract that he purchased at a tax sale April 27, 1868. J. P. Grace, Assessor and Collector, certifies that H. N. Reese purchased the tract at a tax sale on April 27, 1868, and says that the original grantee of the 160 acre tract was Isaac Clim and that the costs were $3.60. The beginning corner is the SW corner of H. Briden's survey near the Brazos River.
On October 30, 1877 H. N. Reese of Hill Co. sold to B. Buce of Hill Co. for $1300 98 acres out of the 154 acres that he bought January 1, 1868. It is a rectangle 372 varas by 1500 varas and is described by metes and bounds. It is the northern part of the original tract. (Bk S, pg 287)
On October 30, 1877 B. Buce and his wife Nancy of Hill Co. sold to H. N. Reese of Hill Co. for $1300 a tract of 76 acres being a part of the third of a league in the name of William Francis. It begins at a stake in the north boundary of that survey and part of the boundary of the 76 acre tract is 61 varas N30W in the run of Aquilla Creek. (Bk 1, pgs 137-38) Today a dam on Aquilla Creek runs across the NE corner of the William Francis survey, so that H. N. Reese's tract is probably now a part of Aquilla Lake.
On April 24, 1886 D. B. Cauble of Hill Co. sold to H. N. Reese of Hill Co. for $75 a tract of about 10 acres on Aquilla Creek being a part of the third of a league in the name of William Francis. It is described by metes and bounds and adjoins a 76 acre tract in the William Francis survey already owned by H. N. Reese. (Bk 15, pg 239)
H. N. Reese is not in the Hill Co. tax rolls in 1865 or in 1866. He appears in 1867 with 5 horses ($150), 45 sheep ($43), miscelaneous property worth $335, $110 money on hand for a total of $638. He owns no land. Suddenly in 1868 he owns the 154 acre O'Brien tract and the 160 acre Isaac Clim tract and 5 other tracts of 320 acres apiece and a 53 acre tract. By 1869 he has acquired 7 more tracts containing a total of 2279 acres. In 1869 he has 4011 acres in all. In 1870 he has the same property, but in 1871 he owns only the 154 acre O'Brien tract. There is nothing in the deed records concerning those 13 other tracts. I don't know whether he really owned them or not. I presume that he did not.
The tax lists show him to be the owner of the 154 acre O'Brien tract until 1877; from 1878 to 1880 he owns only a 55 acre portion of it. In 1881 and later he owns none of it. From 1878 to 1888 he owns a 76 acre tract patented to William Francis. In 1889 that tract is in the tax rolls under the estate of H. N. Reese.
In 1884 and before he typically has livestock of various kinds. In 1884 he has 3 horses/mules, 8 cattle, 9 goats, and 8 hogs. In 1885 and afterwards he typically has only horses/mules and wagons. In 1887 he has 2 wagons/buggies and 3 horses/mules.
MINISTER IN HILL CO.:
On page 327 of "A Memorial and Biographical History of Johnson and Hill Counties, Texas" (The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, 1892) under sub-title "Abbott": "The Missionary Baptists organized a church of eleven members, in April, 1876, at Liberty Grove schoolhouse, two miles south of Abbott, under the ministry of Rev. H. N. Reese and Elder Martin Kibby. The original members were: Rev. H. N. Reese, pastor; J. M. Young. deacon; B. H. Young, M. A. Reese, C. W. Young, Lavinia Young, Elizabeth Young, Eliza Young, K. E. Young, Nancy Reese and D. C. Cobb. They worshipped there until 1885, when the place of meeting was moved to Abbott. From the beginning to the present public services have been held once a month.
"The pastors have been: Rev. H. N. Reese to May 1877; John A. Harrison of Waco the remainder of that year; J. B. Puckett, also of Waco, from February 1878 to October that year; H. N. Reese again until December, 1879; W. S. Huff to 1880; T. P. Speakman 1881-'82; Thomas Hooker, 1883-'84; J. W. Anderson 1885, . . .
"The present number of members is 121, who have just completed a house of worship. Eliza Young is the oldest member of this church. She was born in Tennessee in 1812, raised in Floyd county, Kentucky, married David Young in 1834, moved to Platte county, Missouri, and finally in 1844 to Texas; and her youngest son, J. M., is the present clerk of the Baptist Church described."
On page 29 of "Abbott, Tesas - First 100 years" published by Centex Press, Inc, Belton, Texas 1981, under ABBOTT BAPTIST CHURCH: "The Abbott Baptist Church was organized in April 1876, and was the first known as the Liberty Grove Baptist Church. It met in the old Liberty Grove schoolhouse two miles south of Abbott. It began with a membership of eleven, under Rev. H. N. Reese. When the railroad came through and the town of Abbott was organized in the early 1880's, the church moved into town and changed its name to the present one. The church built its first building, completed in 1891, on the site of the former old tabernacle, south of its present site into which it moved in the 1920's. The educational building was added onto the present building in 1955. The parsonage located on Mesquite Street was purchased in 1961. To date, Abbott Baptist Church has had fifty-one pastors. They are as follows: H. N. Reese 1876-1877; 1878-1879." The article lists all the others and then provides some general information up to 1981.
"The History of the Baptists in Hill Co." by J. C. Daniel and published at Waco, Texas in June 1907 states on page 55: "Brother Reece lived in the southwestern part of the county about twenty years. He aided in the organization of the Aquilla church and was its pastor in 1885-6. He was a staunch Baptist and a constructive worker. He died in 1888, bearing the confidence of all who knew him."
In Book 3 of the Marriage Records of Hill Co., Texas (March 31, 1882 -- February 4, 1886) H. N. Reese appears 3 times:
H. N. Reese, Ordained Minister Gospel -- Oct 1, 1882
H. N. Reese, M.G. -- May 29, 1884
H. N. Reese -- June 25, 1895
TUSCALOOSA CO. AGRICULTURAL CENSUS:
The 1850 Agricultural Census of Tuscaloosa Co., Alabama is in Volume 8 of TUSCALOOSA COUNTY, ALABAMA RECORDS (Maggie Hubbard Suddeth, 1997). The first column is for Hubbard Reese and the second is for Henry Reese.
Improved acres of land 20 15
Unimproved acres of land 20 105
Value of farm 200 100
Farming implements, value 95 10
Horses 2 1
Asses & mules
Milch cows 3 3
Other cattle 5 3
Swine 30 10
Value of livestock 27 156
Wheat, bushels of
Rye, bushels of
Indian corn 200 500
Oats, bushels of 50 15
Ginned cotton, bales of 1 2
Wool, lbs of 14
Peas, beans, bushels of 20 10
Irish potatoes, bushels of
Sweet potatoes, bushels of 12
Butter, lbs of 30 10
Hays, tons of
Beeswax & honey, lbs of 11
Value of homemade manufactures 10
Value of animals slaughtered 37 30
Rice, lbs of 10
A search for 'Hubbard Reese, died in Hill Co., Texas' in the Public Member Trees of ancestry.com yields 43 hits. They say more about the reliability of amateur genealogists than they do about Hubbard's middle name. In 21 cases the middle name is 'Newton'; in 15 cases it is 'Nathaniel'; in one case it is both; and in 6 cases his middle initial is 'N.'.
In public documents his name appears most commonly as 'H. N. Reese'. Sometimes it is 'Hubbard N. Reese'. I have never seen a middle name in any document.
Father: William L. Reese b: Abt 1792 in Virginia
Mother: Mary Walker b: Abt 1794 in Georgia
Sarah Mayfield b: Abt 1818 in Alabama
4 Nov 1840
in Tuscaloosa Co., Alabama 1 2
- Change Date:
11 Jul 2013
- John Tyler Reese b: 9 Nov 1841 in Tuscaloosa Co., Alabama
- Malissa A. Elizabeth Reese b: 26 Mar 1843 in Alabama
- William N. "Bill" Reese b: Feb 1846 in Alabama
- Hepsibeth Reese b: Abt 1847 in Alabama
- Sarah A. Reese b: 1850 in Alabama
- Louis B. Reese b: 6 Sep 1852 in Alabama
- Wesley T. Reese b: 24 Jan 1855 in Mississippi
Eunice Hitt b: Abt 1833 in Alabama
- Change Date:
11 Jul 2013
- James B. Reese b: 4 Sep 1857 in Mississippi
- Marshall Reese b: Abt Dec 1859 in Mississippi
- Virginia Reese b: Abt 1861 in Texas
- Alice Reese b: 27 Feb 1863 in Anderson Co., Texas
- Ada Lecy Reese b: 27 Feb 1863 in Anderson Co., Texas
Nancy T. Rainbolt b: Abt 1841 in Tennessee
- Change Date:
11 Jul 2013
- Julia Ann Reese b: 1 Sep 1868 in Texas
- Lula Ann Reese b: 1 Sep 1868 in Texas
- Ida H. Reese b: 22 Dec 1869 in (Hill Co, Texas)
- William Henry Reese b: 12 Feb 1871 in Bell Co., Texas
- Nassie Reese b: Abt 1872 in Texas
- Della Reese b: Abt 1874 in Texas
- Kate Reese b: Abt 1875 in Texas
Emerine Autry b: Abt 1835 in Indiana
20 Jul 1881
in Hill Co., Texas 3
- Change Date:
11 Jul 2013
- Abbrev: Alabama Records, Tuscaloosa County
Title: Alabama Records, Tuscaloosa County
Author: Pauline Jones Gandrud
Page: Vol 11, pg 30
Text: Hubbard N. Reece to Sarah Mayfield
26 Oct 1840 (return dated 4 Nov)
- Abbrev: Marriage Records of Tuscaloosa County, Alabama 1823-1860
Title: Marriage Records of Tuscaloosa County, Alabama 1823-1860
Author: Pauline Jones Gandrud
Name: Clayton Library
Page: pg 66
Text: Hubbard N. Reece & Sarah Mayfield, 26 Oct 1840;
married 4 Nov by A. M. Mills, J.P.; pg 148, Bk 2
- Abbrev: Hill County, Texas Marriage Records
Title: Hill County, Texas Marriage Records
Name: Hill County Courthouse
Page: Vol 2, pg 501
Text: H. N. Reese and Mrs. Emerine Greene
license issued July 20, 1881; no date for marriage; return signed August 15/16 by E. P. Anderson, Minister of the Gospel