Person:Joseph Reece (4)

Joseph Reece
m. Est 1749
  1. Joseph Reece1750 -
Facts and Events
Name Joseph Reece
Alt Name Joseph Reese
Gender Male
Birth[1] 5 Nov 1750 Augusta County, Virginia

Joseph Reece was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Land Grant Surveys in Virginia:

  • Page 154 - Joseph Reice, 42 acres on west side of Smith Creek. Adjoining Andrew Bird, Rambo. June 6, 1769. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 55].

Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Page 455.--1st September, 1752. Thomas Reese's will. Blacksmith. Wife, Mary, executrix with Andrew Bird. Deed for land bought from Valentine Severe, to be made to wife, Mary, and Andrew Bird. Son, Joseph Reese, infant. Teste: Saml. Newman, Wm. Draper, Ralph Rund. Proved, 15th November, 1752, by all witnesses, and both executors qualify.
  • Vol. 1 - AUGUST, 1772 (B). - Joseph Pearse (Peace) deposition, 8th April, 1771: Edward Sampson kept school in the neighborhood of Captain Andrew Bird's and boarded with Bird, and Thomas Moore's children went to him. He and Bird frequently got drunk together, and had frequent frolics, when Bird became violent and threatened to kill everybody. Joseph Reece was Bird's step-son.