Person:Joseph Reese (9)

Joseph Reese
b.18 Mar 1785
m. 13 Jul 1784
  1. Joseph Reese1785 - 1847
  2. Catherine Reese1788 - 1829
  3. Sarah Reese1790 - 1859
  4. Benjamin Reese1792 - 1853
  5. John Reese1797 - 1852
m. 23 Jul 1807
  1. Granville Reese1808 - Bef 1849
  2. Martha Jane Reese1810 - 1893
  3. Matilda Reese1811 - 1873
  4. Permelia Reese1813 - 1846
  5. Jefferson Reese1815 - 1847
  6. Sarah Ann Reese1817 - 1855
  7. Catherine Jane Reese1819 - 1891
  8. William A. Reece1819 - 1885
  • HJoseph Reese1785 - 1847
  • WMary Tanner1789 - 1849
m. 7 Aug 1840
Facts and Events
Name[2] Joseph Reese
Alt Name[14] Joseph Reece
Gender Male
Birth[1] 18 Mar 1785
Residence[3] 1804 Scott, Kentucky, United Statesincluded in father's tax assessment
Marriage 23 Jul 1807 probably Clark, Indiana, United States
to Nancy Johnson
Other[5] 1809 Clark, Indiana, United Statessigned petition opposing the introduction of negros and slavery
Other[6] 11 Dec 1811 Indiana, United Statessigned petition protesting election practices of territorial governor
Religion[4] 6 May 1812 Clark, Indiana, United Statesbaptised
Other[7] 8 Dec 1812 Indiana, United Statessigned petition requesting additonal time to pay for government land
Religion[4] 1813-1821 Clark, Indiana, United Statesactive in church, often as clerk
Military[9][10] 16 Jan-2Mar 1813 Indiana, United StatesPvt. Capt. William Kelly's Co., 2 Reg't, Indiana Militia
Property[8] 3 Feb 1815 Clark, Indiana, United Statespurchased land from his father
Census[11] 1820 Clark, Indiana, United States
Property[12] 8 Jun 1821 Clark, Indiana, United Statessold property
Religion[4] 17 Nov 1821 Clark, Indiana, United Stateswith wife, granted Letters of Dismission
Residence[13] 1822 Shelby, Indiana, United States
Census[14] 1830 Shelby, Indiana, United States
Property[15] 5 Aug 1834 Shelby, Indiana, United StatesRec'd US Land Patent
Property[16] 12 Dec 1834 Shelby, Indiana, United Statessold to son-in-law
Property[17] 5, 15 Oct 1835 Shelby, Indiana, United StatesRec'd 2 US Land Patents
Religion[19] 11 Jul 1835 Johnson, Indiana, United StatesWith brother Benjamin and others, founding member of Blue River/2nd Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, Joseph appointed clerk (Note: church is just across county line from Shelby County)
Property[18] 6 Sep 1836 Shelby, Indiana, United StatesGave land to son Granville; sold land to neighbor
Property[18] 29 Apr 1837 Shelby, Indiana, United StatesResident in Boone County, sold land to brother-in-law
Occupation[21] 7 Sep 1838-30 Sep 1839 Boone, Indiana, United StatesOriginal Post Master, Reese's Mill
Religion[20] 12 Oct 1839 Johnson, Indiana, United Stateswith wife Nancy, received Letter of Dismission
Marriage 7 Aug 1840 Johnson, Indiana, United Statesto Mary Tanner
Property[22] 1 Feb 1841 Franklin, Johnson, Indiana, United Statespurchased town lot
Property[22] 2 Feb 1842 Johnson, Indiana, United StatesResident Boone County, with wife Mary, gives a town lot to her children
Death[1] 19 Nov 1847 Boone, Indiana, United States
Probate[23] 1847-48 Boone, Indiana, United States
DNA[24] Haplogroup J2

According to Vera Reese Tranter (gg.daughter of Benjamin Reese), Joseph is a step-son of John because Joseph was not mentioned in John’s will. She also references the Maxwell History and Genealogy, but that information should be treated with caution (see John Tilford, 2nd husband of Catherine Reese). As well, Vera Tranter's research records indicate that she was aware of Jane Wetherell Weach's son, but chose not to mention him in her DAR Application because it would weaken her argument that Joseph was a step-son of John Reese, rather than a son.

In contrast, Alexander William Reese, a son of John Reese (Jr.), says Joseph is the oldest son of John and Jane Reese. Since Joseph was born shortly after John Reese and Jane Wetherell were married, and much too late to be the son of Jane's first husband, there is no reason to believe that Joseph is not John's son.

Probably came to Indiana in 1807 with father and Rev. Vawter

References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Family Bible Record of Joseph and Nancy Reese, in Johnson, Bess Sellers; Daughters of the American Revolution. Alexander Hamilton Chapter (Indiana); and Vera Reese Tranter. Family bible records of Johnson County, Indiana: a collection of family records compiled from family bibles and other sources. (Ft. Wayne, Indiana: Allen County Public Library, 1986), Vol. I, p. 147, Secondary quality.

    Births - Joseph Reese, Mar. 31, 1785
    Deaths - Joseph Reese, Nov. 19, 1847

  2. Genealogy, Graham Family, in John Kennedy Graham Papers, M166, Indiana Historical Society, Box 3, Folder 7, Secondary quality.

    Note written on back of Order Form for The Chestnut Street Florists, The F. Walker Co., Louisville, Kentucky [Harriet Walker or Mary Graham Walker]
    "Elizabeth Wetherall [Weach or Veatch] . . . . married a Mr. Reese Sons by this marriage Joseph, Benjamin, & John"

  3. Scott County (Kentucky). Tax Assessor. Tax books, 1794-1875. (Frankfort, Kentucky: Kentucky State Historical Society, 1952-1953), Primary quality.

    1804
    John Reese, [S.] Elkhorn water course, 50 acres 2nd rate land, 1 white male over 21, 1 white male over 16, 2 horses

  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Fourteen Mile Creek/New Washington Baptist Church , in Reece Family Church Records, Secondary quality.
  5. The Territory of Indiana 1800-1810. (University of British Columbia E173 U572 v. 7), in United States. Department of State, and Clarence Edwin Carter. The territorial papers of the United States. (Washington [District of Columbia]: Government Printing Office, 1934-1962), Secondary quality.

    Petition Against the Introduction of Negros
    Signers include. Bala Johnson, John Johnson [together]
    p. 706 – Charles Johnson, George Johnson, John Reese, Joseph Reese, Isaac Sturme, Benjamin Reese [together]

  6. The Territory of Indiana 1810-1816. Volume VIII (UBC E173 U572 v. 8), in United States. Department of State, and Clarence Edwin Carter. The territorial papers of the United States. (Washington [District of Columbia]: Government Printing Office, 1934-1962), p. 146, Secondary quality.

    Petitions Regarding Elections - pp. 144-147
    p. 146 – Signers include on Section 2 of Subscribers:
    Charles Johnson, Bala Johnson, John ashbay, George Jhnson, Joseph Reese [all together], . . . John Rees, Benjaman Rees [together]

  7. The Territory of Indiana 1810-1816. Volume VIII (UBC E173 U572 v. 8), in United States. Department of State, and Clarence Edwin Carter. The territorial papers of the United States. (Washington [District of Columbia]: Government Printing Office, 1934-1962), Secondary quality.

    Petition to Extend Time of Payment, pp. 221-223
    p. 222 – signers inc. John Tilford . . . William Anderson . . . Robert Bowers . . . Jacob Storm, Daniel Bower, Adam Bower, . . . Charles Johnston, John Johnston, Bealy Johnston, John Reese, Joseph Reese, Bengiman Reese [all together], . .

  8. Clark County (Indiana). Recorder. Deed records 1801-1901, with indexes to grantors and grantees, 1801- 1910. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1985), Book 11, p. 335; FHL #1428596, Primary quality.

    Indenture 3 February 1815 between John Reese Snr and Jane his wife of the one part and Jospeh Reese of the other part, all of Indiana Territory and Clark County
    for $600 paid by Joseph Reese
    50 acres of land sold by John Reese Snr
    a part of the SE lot or quarter, Sec 6, Township No. [1] N of Range 9 East of the land directed to be sold at Jeffersonville [description same as later sold by Joseph Reese and wife Nancy]
    Signed John Reese Snr, Jane her X mark Reese
    Witness Joseph Bowers
    Side note: Original delivered to Joseph Reasee

  9. Compiled Military Service: Microfilm series|National Archives]], Washington, D.C., Primary quality.

    Joseph Reese
    Pvt. Capt. William Kelly's Co., 2 Reg't, Indiana Militia, War of 1812
    Appears on Company Muster Roll, 16 January to 2 March 1813
    Roll dated Charlestown, 2 March 1813
    Commencement of service 16 January 1813
    Expiration of service 2 March 1813
    Present or absent present
    Term of service charged, 1 months 18 days; Pay per month 8 dollars
    Amount of pay, 12 dollars, 64 cents

  10. Muster, pay and receipt rolls of Indiana territory volunteers or militia of the period of the War of 1812, deposited in the Office of the U.S. Adjutant General./order/title, Vol. 1, 391-393, Accessed 29 Sept 2007, 2 Jul 2012, Primary quality.
  11. New Washington Township, Clark County, Indiana, in United States. 1820 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Primary quality.

    Joseph Reas, 2 males under 10 (William, Jefferson), 1 male 10-16 (Granville), 1 male 16-26 (Joseph), 3 females under 10 (Kitty, Sarah, Permilla), 1 female 16-26; 2 persons in agriculture

  12. Book 22, p. 181; FHL #2055150, in Clark County (Indiana). Recorder. Deed records 1801-1901, with indexes to grantors and grantees, 1801- 1910. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1985), Primary quality.

    Indenture made 8 June 1821
    Between Joseph Reese and Nancy his wife of Clark County, IN
    and Andrew Bower senior of same
    for the sum of $400 paid to Joseph Reese and Nancy his wife
    Resse sells land in Clark County, IN
    the East part of the SE lot or 1/4 section 6 in Township 1 North of Range 9 East of lands sold in Jeffersonville
    to wit: Beginning at the corner of Sec 6 and Sections 5, 7, and 8, Running N with the line of Sections 5 & 6 160 poles to the half mile stake corner to said [Bower] thence South 84 [1/?] degrees West 50 poles to three beeches on Lick run corner to John Reese thence South 5[1/?] degrees East 160 poles to three Beeches on the line of Section 6 & 7 thence North 84 [1/?] degrees East 50 poles to the place of the beginning
    Containing 50 acres
    Signed: Joseph Reese, Nancy her X mark Reese
    Witness: Joseph Bower, Wm. [H.] Randolph

  13. Banta, D. D. A historical sketch of Johnson County, Indiana. (Chicago: J.H. Beers & Co., 1881), p. 320, Secondary quality.

    in 1822, a settlement was made on the east side of Sugar Creek in Shelby county, by Joseph Reese, John Webb, and some others and a few more came in to Clark township [Johnson County] as a result.

  14. 14.0 14.1 Hendricks, Shelby, Indiana, in United States. 1830 U.S. Census Population Schedule.

    Joseph Reece, 1 male 5-10 (William), 1 male 10-15 (Jefferson), 1 15-20 (Granville), 1 male 40-50 (Joseph); 2 females 10-15 (Sarah, Kitty), 3 females 15-20 (Martha, Matilda, Permila), 1 female 40-50

  15. United States. Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office Records, Accession/Serial No. IN0580__.187, Primary quality.

    Patentee Name: Joseph Reece; Acres: 80
    Document #: 11969; Issue Date: August 5, 1834: SALE-CASH ENTRY
    Land Office: INDIANAPOLIS
    E1/2NE Sec 14, T12-N, R5-E, Shelby County, IN

  16. Shelby County (Indiana). Recorder. Deed records, 1822-1886, and partitions, 1876-1891. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1984), Vol E, p. 408; FHL #1403459 .

    Jonathan H. Gough Deed from Joseph Reese
    12 December 1834
    Between Joseph Reese and Nancy Reese his wife of Shelby Co., IN
    and Jonathan H. Goff of same
    For $120 paid by Goff
    Reese sells
    a part of the NE1/4 of Sec 14, and East 1/2 N 40 of the same, T12, R5E
    and a part of the NW 1/4 of Sec 13, W1/2 N40 in T12, R5E
    estimated to contain 80 acres
    beginning 80 rods W of the sec corner dividing 14 and 16 running E 160 rods then S 80 rods then W160 rods then N80 rods to the plase [sic] of beginning
    Signed Joseph Reese, Nancy X her mark Reese
    Witness John R. Kerr, Benjamin T. Green
    Recorded 10 July 1835

  17. United States. Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office Records, Primary quality.

    Accession/Serial #: IN0720__.055
    Patentee Name: Joseph Reese; Acres: 40
    Document #: 18705; Issue Date: October 5, 1835: SALE-CASH ENTRY
    Land Office: INDIANAPOLIS
    NWNW Sec 13, T12-N, 5R-E, Shelby County, IN SHELBY
    ------------------------------------------------------------------
    Accession/Serial #: IN0770__.332
    Patentee Name: Joseph Reese; Acres: 40
    Document #: 21498; Issue Date: October 15, 1835; SALE-CASH ENTRY
    Land Office: INDIANAPOLIS
    NWNW Sec 14, T12-N, R5-E, Shelby County, IN

  18. 18.0 18.1 Shelby County (Indiana). Recorder. Deed records, 1822-1886, and partitions, 1876-1891. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1984), Vols F-H, 11 June 1836-April 1839; FHL #1403620, Primary quality.

    G53 -
    Granville Reese Deed from Joseph Reese
    4 November 1836
    Between Joseph Reese and Nancy Reese his wife of Shelby Co., IN
    and Granville Reese of same
    for and in consideration of the natural love and affection which the said Joseph Reese Bare to the said Granville Reese his son as for the better support and maintanance and support [sic] of the said Granville Reese has given and granted land in Shelby County
    NE1/4 of Sec 14, T12, R5E the east 1/2 and the S40 of the same containing 40 acres
    Signed Joseph Reese, Nancy X her mark Reese
    Witness W. F. Morgan, JP, Cornelius McDermid
    Recorded 1 February 1837
    G222 -
    Jesse Beard Deed from Joseph Reese
    4 November 1836
    Between Joseph Reese and Nancy Reese his wife of Shelby Co., IN
    and Jesse Beard of same
    for $200 paid by Beard
    Reese sells land in Shelby County
    S1/2 of the W1/2 of the NE1/4, Sec 14, T12, R5 (Brookville land office)
    containing 40 acres
    Signed Joseph Reese, Nancy X her mark Reese
    Witnesses W. F. Morgan JP, William Beard
    Recorded 29 April 1837
    H208
    James Snow Deed from Joseph Reese
    25 January 1838
    Between Joseph Reese and Nancy Rees his wife of Boone County, IN
    and James Snow of same
    for $2500 paid by Snow
    Reese sells land in Shelby county
    E1/2 of the NW1/4 of Sec 14, T12N, R5E
    also NW1/4 of the NE1/4 of said Sec
    also NW1/4 of the NW1/4 of said Sec
    Signed Joseph Reese, Nancy X her mark Reese
    Witness Hiram J. Roberts JP, Joseph Wood
    Recorded 17 May 1838

  19. Second Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church (Needham Township, Johnson County, Indiana). Church records, 1835-1930. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1986), Primary quality.

    July 11, 1835, Church Covenant - Founding members: Joseph Reece, John Webb, Nancy Webb, Samuel Tetrich, Benjamin Reece, Sarah Reece, Henry Willard, Mary Kellery
    Minutes - 8 August 1835 - Brother Joseph Reece appointed Clerk; continued as clerk through 13 May 1837

  20. Hayward, Elizabeth (Mary Elizabeth McCoy), and Johnson County, Indiana) Second Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church (Needham Township. Genealogical abstracts from records of Second Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, constituted in 1835, Johnson County Indiana. (Rochester, New York: American Baptist Historical Society, 1972), pp 15-16, Secondary quality.

    Reece, Reese, 1st spelling used consistently until Mar. 10, 1849 when the 2nd was adopted and used consistently thereafter. Some of the early entries were neatly written over to conform with the 2d spelling.
    Joseph, [received] by L[etter] Jl. 11, 1835; apptd. clerk Ag 8, 1835 (Hist.); dm Oc. 12, 1839
    Nancy, by L Sp. 12, 1835; dm. Oc 12, 1839

  21. Baker, J. David. The Postal History of Indiana. Vol. II. Leonard H. Hartman, Philatielic Bibliophile, Louisville, KY, 1976; Indiana State Library 383 B167p v.2, p. 1015, Secondary quality.

    Reese’s Mill, Boone County - Estab. 7 Sept 1838, Postmaster Joseph Reese. Replaced by James Briggs 30 Dec 1839.

  22. 22.0 22.1 Deed Records, Johnson County, Indiana., Primary quality.

    Vol. F, Sep 1839-May 1841
    p. 437
    A. F. Tilton of Johnson County, IN was paid $250
    By Joseph Reese of same place for
    Lot No. 11 on Jefferson Street in addition No 4 to the Town of Franklin
    Signed 1 Feb 1841, A. F. Tilton, R[achel] E. Tilton [his wife]
    Witness James Taylor, James Chenoweth JP
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    Vol. J, Mar 1842-Jan 1849
    p. 1
    Indenture 25 Feb 1842
    Between Joseph and Mary Reese his wife of Boon County, IN
    In Consideration of the Natural love and affection Which they bear to Mary Tracy and Matthew Tracy as for the better maintenance and support of Mary Tracy and Mathew Tracy give, grant, convey & confirm
    Lot no. 7 on Jefferson Street in Addition #4 to the Town of Franklin, Johnson County, IN
    Signed Joseph Reese, Mary x her mark Reese
    Witness Elisha Riley, Jno S. Hamilton JP of Boone County

  23. Joseph Reese Probate, in Reece Family Probate, Primary quality.
  24. FamilyTree DNA, Kitt 153656, Reece/Reese Y-DNA Surname Project.