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John Ream  (b.1959)   My Ream Lineage from Eberhardt (This is correct spelling for Eb)
   [   Jack Ream   (b.1932)
     [   Joseph Harold Ream   (1903-1988)
       [   Theodore Jackson "T.J." Ream   (1853-1918)
         [   Abraham P. Ream   (1821-1885)
           [   Peter Ream   (1786-1858)
             [   Abraham Ream   (1749-1817)
               [   Nicholas Riehm   (1721-1774)
                 [   Johann Eberhardt Riehm   (1687-1779)


1) Johann Eberhardt Riehm
b. Oct. 8, 1687 Leimen, Heidelberg, Baden, Palatinate (the Palatinate is now part of Germany)
d. Aug. 22, 1779 Reamstown, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.    Grave Stone    Buried in the Reamstown Cemetery
Notes:
1a) Father is Hans Andreas Riehm.    More on Hans Andreas Riehm
. . . . . . b. 1642 Leimen, Heidelberg, Baden, Palatinate
. . . . . . d. Feb 19, 1719 Leimen, Heidelberg, Baden, Palatinate
1b) Wife: Anne Elizabeth Schwab, m. Apr 5, 1712    More on Anne Schwab
. . . . . . b. Oct 10, 1692 Duhren, Heidelberg, Baden, Palatinate
. . . . . . d. Mar 4, 1761 Reamstown Cemetery
1c) Johann Eberhardt was a baker, as was wife's father, Jost Schwab (name changed to Swope in America).
1d) Immigrated from Leimen to Rotterdam to Philadelphia/Conestoga in Fall 1717.    Why did Eberhardt come to America?
1e) Received a land grant 389 acres in Cocalico Township, Lancaster County from son of William Penn in 1724. Increased to 700-900 acres by 1760, when he divided land among sons.
1f) They had 11 children:   Johann Jacob (1713-1777),  Anna Catharina (1716-1803),  Abraham (1718-?)Nicholas (1721-1774),  Johann Eberhardt "John" (1723-1810),  Matthias (1726-1789),  Tobias (1733-1807),  Susanna(1734-?),  Andrew (1737-1813),  Samuel (1739-~1780),  Adam (1741-?)
. . . . . . (Some lists show a 12th child "John Riehm", I think this is confusion with "Johann")
1g) Son Tobias divided his portion of the farm into building lots, sold them, and founded Reamstown. Tobias m.1758 Julianna Keller.
1h) Daughter Susanna m.1750 Daniel Difft, same Difft as 2c) below.
1i) Vinnie Ream, descendent of Matthias via her Father, AND descendent of Nicholas and then Abraham via her Mother, Vinnie Ream.
1j)  Son Abraham had quite a few sons (maybe 14, wife Joanna Marie (Anna) Leinback), many with similar names as his nephews, especially "Abraham", which is point of potential confusion on many lists. Our info for our #3) Abraham is accurate below.
. . . . . . | This Abraham, had a son named Andrew (1763-1845), the 'Drummer Boy", adding to the Andrew name confusion. See notes bottom of Norman Bruce Ream
. . . . . . | This Abraham, one example Lineage: Abraham (b1718), son Abraham(b1746), son Absalom (b1785), son Abraham (b1822), son Thomas Abraham (b1848), son Leonidias (b1873).
1l) Son Andrew was an ancestor of Norman Bruce Ream.   Andrew was a Captain in the Revolutionary War (2nd Company 3rd Batt. PA Militia) Document, he left Lancaster Co.in 1787, with his family of eight sons. He settled in Bedford now Somerset Co., PA, where he died in 1813. Grave Stone. Wife Susanna, are buried in the Ream Cemetery. The Andrew name is also a point of confusion, because Nicholas had a son Andrew(b.1757), and Abraham also had a son Andrew (b.1763), and others.
1m) A Riehm Family Tree Link that I found during May 2009, accuracy unverified, source is a Rootsweb webpage.   May be a good starting place for those of you who occasionally email me asking about various Ream descendants.

2) Nicholas Riehm
b. 1721 Lancaster County (probably Leacock Township)
d. June 6, 1774 Reamstown, PA. Presumably buried in the Reamstown Cemetery, but no marker.
Notes:
2a) Wife #1: Elizabeth Sarah Reiter, b. April 25, 1723 in Neureut, Baden, Germany, d. ~1761, m. April 26, 1743
. . . . . . . . . . She was the daughter of Michael Reiter and Magdalena De Gage.
2b) Nicholas was a weaver, and had little interest in farming.
2c) He sold the land he received from Eberhardt in 1760 to Daniel Difft, bought one of Tobias’s village lots, and built one of first houses in Reamstown.
2d) They had 9 children: Sarah (1744-?), Julianna (1746-?), Johannes (1747-?), Abraham (1747-1817), Jacob (1751-1813), Joseph (1753-?), Tobias (1755-?), Andrew (Andreas) (1757-1833), David (1762-?).
2e) Son Andrew notes to help avoid name confusion: Ream, Andrew: of Clark County OH resided during the Revolution at Lancaster PA. Was a private in company of Capt. Isaac Adams, Col. Elders Battalion for 13 months (pension #54067). b. 14 Mar 1757 Lancaster; d. 10 Oct 1833 Clark County OH; m. Mary Zug (1767-1835); children: Susanna b.1787, Benjamin b.1789, John b.1792, Samuel b.1794, Mary b.1797, Andrew Jr. b.1797, Solomon b.1801, William b.1804, Eleanor b.1810. Source
2f) Wife #2: Anna Catharina Hartman, b. ~1727 in Erlington, Earl Twp, PA, m. Aug 15, 1769. There are no records of any Children from this marriage.

3) Abraham Ream
b. Aug 24, 1749 (or 1747) Eberhardt's farm in Lancaster County
d. Aug 1817 His farm in Haines Township, Centre County, PA.   Buried in Tusseyville, PA.
         Abraham's Grave Stone incorrectly says b.1737, it's actually 1749 or 1749, see Dave's written comments Cemetery Notes
Notes:
3a) Had 15 children with 2 wives.
3b) Wife #1: Elizabeth Neidig, (1749-1786) married Sept. 14, 1767, Muddy Creek Reformed Church, Lancaster County,
. . . . . . . . . . She was the daughter of Johannes Adam Neidig and Dorothea Fichtner.
3c) . . 8 Children: Elizabeth (1768-?), Anna Catherine (1769-1840), Barbara (1772-~1837), Christiana, John (1779-1849), Esther, Abraham (1784-), Peter (1786-1858)
3d) Wife #2: Magdalena March (Mark?)
3e) . . 7 Children: George (1793-1863), Magdalena, Eva, Sally, Peggy, David (1801-1869), Michael (1803-1883)
3e) . . . . . . . . . Son Michael Ream children: Wife1: John Benjamin (1829-1912), Rebecca, Lydia, Hanah, George Philip (1842-1899), Wife2: Susan, Samuel and Michael Jr.(1850-1922).   Source
3f) Abraham served in Revolutionary War with Lancaster County militia (Pvt. 2nd Company 3rd Batt. PA Militia. See Grave Stone.), Captain Abraham Scott's 7th Battalion.
3g) Son John Ream , (1779-1849), b.Lancaster PA, d. Morgan IL, John Ream Cemetery. Wife Margaret Mercer (1781-1850), m. 1797

4) Peter Ream
b. Oct. 5, 1786 southern Berks County (probably Brecknock or Cumru Township, near Reamstown)
d. Feb. 6, 1858 His farm near Akron, Fulton County, Indiana.   Buried in Akron City Cemetery with Barbara.    Grave Stone   Source
Notes:
4a) Wife: Barbara Ann Smith (1784-1855), daughter of Stephen Smith (English). Married 1807, Centre County, PA
4b) They had 12 children: Thomas, Jacob, Peter Jr. (b.1815) , Jonathan, Abraham P. (1821-1885), William, Joseph, Wesley, Elizabeth (Barbara Elizabeth?), Rebecca, Anna, Sarah.
4c) A farmer who moved west progressively from PA, to Ohio, to Indiana.
4d) At age 4 he moved 100 miles northwest to Centre County PA with his father Abraham Ream. (c.1790)
4e) Shortly after marriage, he moved to Stark County, Ohio, (c.1810) where most of his children were born.
4f) He was born in Centre County, Pennsylvania. He married Barbara Ann Smith in 1807 in Centre County, Pennesylvania. In 1812 they moved to Ohio, settling in Lake Township. He erected a cabin and commenced to clear land to farm and making good progress when he was drafted and taken to Canton. That same night he made his escape and returned to wife and family. He then moved the family to Indiana. He died without a will and the age of 72 years, 4 months, and 1 day. But a quit claim deed was filed on March 28, 1858 from the heirs which was recorded January 13, 1862. There were 11 heirs who signed the deed and it is in the Fulton County Deed Book N, page 209. William and Elizabeth Ream, Peter and Sarah E Ream, Jacob and Mariah Ream, Jonathan and Elizabeth Ream, John T Ream, Abraham P and Elizabeth Ream, Sarah Wilson signed with her mark X, Westly Ream, Sarah H Ream signed with her mark X, Harvey S Fanington, Rosannah Fanington. Source
4g) Son Peter Ream Jr., sometimes confused with Peter Reams Jr.

5) Abraham P. Ream
b. Feb. 2, 1821, Peter's farm near Greentown, Stark County, Ohio
d. Jan. 9 1885 Greentown, Ohio.   Greentown Cemetery    Grave Stone   Source
Notes:
5a) Wife: Sarah Hannah Moore, b. 1830 d. 1892, married in 1848.
. . . . . . Parents: Joseph Moore, Jr. b. 1795 (English) and Margaret Baird , m.1823 in Portage County, Ohio and lived in Greentown.
. . . . . . . GrandParents: Joseph Moore, Sr. (1760-1858) married Sarah VanDyke (1761-1837). He started in Lancaster Co. and ended up in Stark Co.
. . . . . . . . . "...it is said that Joseph Moore, Sr. was born on a boat that carried his family from Ireland to Pennsylvania, in about 1785.   --- Dave Ream   (March 2005)
5b) They had 9 children:    Photos    Margaret Ann "Maggie" 1849, Joseph Emory "Joe" 1851, Theodore Jackson "T.J." 1853, Sarah Elmira "Ella" 1855, William Franklin "Frank" 1858, James Homer "Homer" 1860, Emma Cordelia "Dill" 1862, Harvey Baird 1864, Norman Victor 1867
5c) A farmer and lay Methodist Minister.
5d) Middle name was probably Peter.


6) Theodore Jackson "T.J." Ream    (my great grandfather)    Photos
b. Apr. 15, 1853 father's farm near Greentown, Ohio.
d. Jan. 30, 1918 Topeka, Kansas    Mount Hope Cemetery, Topeka, KS    Show TJs Obituary
Notes:
6a) Wife: Cassander Hanes "Cassie" (Scotch-Irish), b. Nov. 25, 1858 (Norwich, Ohio), d. Aug. 24, 1947, married Nov. 16, 1878   Autobiography of Cassandra Hanes Ream
. . . . . . Siblings: Caroline (d.infancy), Elizabeth "Lizzie" (d.1884), Cassie Ream (1858-1947), Robert Hanes (1862-1914), A.J. Hanes (Abraham Johnson, d. 1950, St. Joseph, MO), Alonzo Hanes (Colorado)
. . . . . . Parents: Thomas Hanes (1830-1919) and Margaret Ann Dain (b.Feb 12,1831 d.May 28, 1904). m.Jan 6, 1852   All from Norwich Ohio, moved to Garden Grove, Iowa in 1882
. . . . . .   Both Hanes & Dains were farm families who had lived in Norwich Ohio since its earliest settlement around 1800.
. . . . . .   1880 Census, Norwich, Muskingum, OH: Thomas HANES, 59, OH PA MD; Margaret, 48, OH PA OH; Robert, 16; Abraham, 13; & Alonzo, 10; father-in-law Robert DAIN, 82, PA IRE IRE.
. . . . . .     (above census age for Thomas probably should be 49. Cassie was out of house by this age 22)
. . . . . . . GrandParents: Abraham Hanes (1798-c.1880) and Harriet Johnson (c.1800-1832)
. . . . . . . . Abraham's 2nd wife Casander Wartenbee, raised the children Thomas & Richard, and 7 or 8 children of her own.
. . . . . . . . Abraham Hanes, a native of Pennsylvania, was a pioneer farmer who was hard working and reasonably successful with a few hundred acres just west of town (now a golf course).
. . . . . . . Dain Information sources: Dave Ream email May 2002.    Also notes www.goldsbyfamily.info/genealogy/Goldsby_fam/f4595.htm
. . . . . . . GrandParents: Robert Dain (b.1798 d.Jun 1, 1882) & Elizabeth Henderson (b.1800 d.Feb 24,1880). Norwich Presbyterian Cemetery, Muskingum County, Ohio
. . . . . . . . Robert Dain was a key leader in the Presbyterian Church in Norwich. And successful farm on the east side of Norwich.
. . . . . . . . GreatGrandParents: Thomas Dain (b.1755 d.Sep 17,1841) & Nancy (d.Oct 3,1851). Both from Ireland. Sons: Robert & James & maybe more. Norwich Presbyterian Cemetery, Ohio
. . . . . . . . . . GreatGreatGrandParents: William Dain (came to PA from Ireland)
6b) They had 7 children:    Photos (1895)   Photos (1948)
. . . . George Franklin "Frank", Photo   b. May 27, 1880 (Kansas)   d. 1974 (Morristown, NJ),  m. Euphemia Louise Miller in 1909, b. 1886 d. 1968, one child:
. . . . . . Jane Margaret Ream   (1911-1999) was the only child. She never married.
. . . . Florence Blanche,   b. May 18, 1886 (Ohio)   d. 1974 (Peru, NE),  m. Donald Stanley, two children:
. . . . . . Robert Stanley (1916-1994). He had a career as a newspaper editor, and married late in life.
. . . . . . Elizabeth "Betty" Stanley (1920-1994). Married Hobart Wallace and had 4 children. Lived most of her life in Nebraska, and was an artist and art teacher at the college level.
. . . . Clarence Hanes "Jack",   b. Feb. 8, 1889 (Ohio)   d. 1937 (Spencer, MA),  m. Ethel Siddie Kreager, no children.
. . . . Dwight Thoburn,   b. Mar. 23, 1892 (Topeka, Kansas)   d. November 20, 1954 (Topeka, KS),  m. Helen Hunter (1897-1977), two children:
. . . . . . Martha Ream Shimp (1930- ). Adopted daughter. She married Harry Albert Shimp, Jr.(1925-2007), one son Scott (1959-2011), and lives in Salina, Kansas.
. . . . . . Mary Ream Cox Dickinson (1932-1990). Natural daughter. She married twice, had two children, and died in a plane crash with husband Skip.
. . . . Merrill Joyce "Jay",   b. Nov. 21, 1893 (Topeka, Kansas)   d. 1973 (San Miguel de Allende, Mex),  m. Kathryn "Sunny" Terrell d. 1990s, three children:
. . . . . . Barbara Jo Ream DeBrodt (1928- ) Lived in Ann Arbor, is a retired lawyer and prosecutor, and has been married to Bob DeBrodt for at least 50 years. They have two daughters.
. . . . . . James Terrell Ream (1929-2010) Jim, an architect, married twice, has three children, and lives in San Francisco when he is not on his wife Nancy's farm in Missouri.   Show Jim's Obituary
. . . . . . Thomas J. Ream (1933-2006). m. Maria Teresa 1970, two children: Tomas, Maria Kay. Disabling auto accident 1951, lived in San Miguel. Tomas m. Yvonne, sons Tomasito & Patricio.
. . . . Theodore Jackson, Jr.,   b. Feb. 28, 1900   d. Mar 1, 1900 (Corning, Iowa).   A "blue baby" who lived only two days.
. . . . Joseph Harold "OM", b. Oct. 5, 1903 (Bedford, Iowa)   d. Jan. 20, 1988 (Tallahassee, FL)    See Joseph Harold Ream Below.
6c) An ordained Methodist minister, with churches in Ohio, Iowa, and Kansas.
6d) Both T.J. and Cassie buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Topeka, KS (as is Dwight Ream & family).


7) Joseph Harold Ream    (my grandfather)    Photo
b. Oct. 5, 1903 the Methodist parsonage in Bedford, Iowa
d. Jan 20, 1988 Mobile (Fairhope), Alabama , buried in Tallahassee, Florida.   Grave Photos
Notes:
7a) Wife: Mary "Anita" Biggs   Photo   b. Oct. 3, 1906 Buffalo, Missouri.   d. Apr. 17, 1955 Tallahassee, Florida.
. . . . . . . . married July 27, 1929,   Tonawanda NY (near Buffalo),   J.Q. Biggs church
. . . . . . . . Click here for more about the Biggs/Davidson Family History.
. . . . . . . . Click here for the 1930 Honeymoon Letter & Photos.
7b) They had 5 children:               Joe Ream's 75 Birthday Celebration October 1978
. . . . Jackson "Jack" ,   b. July 19, 1932   Buffalo, NY.    Tonawanda, NY was J.Q. Biggs home.    See Jack Ream Below.
. . . . . . . More details for Jack below in next generation.
. . . . Stephen "Steve", b. Feb 3, 1934   Staten Island, NY, d. May 31, 1979 Lawrenceville, NJ,   m. Mary Jo Smith August 1956, daughter of Dilman and Helen Smith.
. . . . . . . Two children: Stuart Ream b. May 20, 1957 ,   Patricia Ream b. July 1, 1961
. . . . . . . Steve was a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Business School. In his working life, he was an industrial efficiency expert.
. . . . . . . With his family, he lived in New Jersey, Indiana, Massachusetts, Tennessee, and Turkey.
. . . . . . . . . Show Tribute By Dave, Feb 2009

. . . . Davidson "Dave",   b. May 2, 1937   Ossining, NY,   m. Judith Krampitz October 1, 1966    Dave Ream's 75 Birthday Celebration August 2012
. . . . . . . Two children: Michael Eberhardt Ream b. January 11, 1971 ,   Caitlin Delia Ream b. July 26, 1975
. . . . . . . Dave is a graduate of Yale University and the University of Virginia Law School. He worked as a legal writer, editor, and educator.
. . . . . . . Dave lived at various times in New Jersey, Florida, California, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Evanston, Illinois.

. . . . Nancy Cassandra,   b. April 3, 1940   Ossining, NY,   m. Robert P. McGrath February 2, 1963, m. John Rose "Jack" September 1981
. . . . . . . Two children: Mary Cassandra McGrath b. March 12, 1964 ,   Mary Alison McGrath b. September 28, 1966
. . . . . . . Nancy graduated University of Florida, lived adult life in San Francisco & Reno.
. . . . . . . Active in raising children and grandchildren, playing tennis, traveling all over the world, etc.

. . . . Christopher Ream,   b. October 31, 1942   Somerville, NJ,   m. Anne Kelleher June 1968
. . . . . . .
    Chris's Ream Photo Collection Aug 2009:   http://ream.shutterfly.com   Photo Index PDF file
. . . . . . . Two children: Jason Ream b. December 27, 1971 ,   Anita Ream b. December 29, 1974
. . . . . . . Chris is a graduate of Yale University and the University of California Law School.
. . . . . . . Chris served in the Navy in the Vietnam War, and has been a practicing lawyer in Palo Alto for many years.

7c) Common family nickname: The Old Man "OM"
7d) Wife at death: Barbara Dunham Ream,   October 2004 Photo    Barbara passed away Feb 19 2009, 96 years old.    Show Barbara's Obituary
7e) Wives:   1) Anita 1929-1955,   2) Virginia Brown Miller "Ginny" 1958-1958 ,   3) Pauline "Polly" 1972-1976 ,   4) Barbara Dunham Ream 1981-1988
7f) Show Addresses & Locations
7g) CBS Chief Legal Counsel & Exec V.P., 1st Civilian Deputy Director of Nat. Sec. Agency (NSA).
7h) Show Career History (brief)

Our Heritage:  
What is our non-American origin? Or, to ask it another way, to which countries in Europe can we trace our ancestry, the answer would probably be something like: "mostly English, with some Scottish and Irish thrown in, and one strong line of German." In short, like most Americans, we are a mixture. One fact that does tie us more closely to Germany is that we know exactly which place in Europe the Riehms lived just before migrating to America. And we do have lots of living "cousins" in that town. We are not able to say the same about the Biggses, the Davidsons, the Haneses, et al. One of my genealogical research goals is to find some of those other villages in Europe.   --- Dave Ream   (April 2001)

I cannot verify any Irish blood in our Ream or Biggs roots. Cassander Hanes (OM's mother) dubbed her Hanes roots as "Scotch Irish." I suspect that that meant that her ancestors came from Northern Ireland, which was then (and still is today) fiercely independent of the Catholics that dominate the rest of Ireland.
The Biggs-Davidson line is all English, except for the Davidson Scots. Note that, with no exceptions, every one of those ancestors was a Protestant, of one denomination or another.   --- Dave Ream   (March 2005)

 Dave Ream writings:  Remembering The Old Man
 Dave Ream writings:  Remembering Anita Biggs
 Joe's Memoirs 1980:  Memoirs


8) Jackson Ream    (my father)    Photos
b. July 19, 1932 Buffalo, NY
Notes:
8a) 3 sons: William Kelley "Bill" Sep. 17, 1957,   John Lawrence (me) Nov. 4, 1959,   Darren Oct. 30, 1970
. . . . . . Bill's children: Spencer Paul (Jun 24, 1988), Casey John (May 8, 1990), Avi Jordan Marcus Ream (July 2, 1999)    Photos
. . . . . . Darren's children: Andrew Jackson (Feb 11, 2000), Emily Anne (June 6, 2003)    Photos
. . . . . . John & Bill early years
8b) Wife #1: Storm Davis Small, "Skip" (my mother), married Jack on June 18, 1955.    Her Photo.    1955 Wedding Album.
. . . . . . born Jan. 25, 1935 Chicago, Ill.   died May 19, 1966   Birmingham, Alabama.   Occupation: Art Director
. . . . . . . Skip was cremated and her ashes released at Birmingham Botanical Gardens.   Name on Death Certificate: Storm Small Herricks.
. . . . . . . . . . . B'ham house: 2700 Mountain Wood Drive, Vestavia, Douglas Carter Herricks Jr. b. 1934   d. Aug 9, 1973   Photos
. . . . . . . Skip attended Finch College, a women's junior college/finishing school in Manhattan, Three years: Fall 1952 - Spring 1955, no known degree.
. . . . . . . . Finch College opened in 1900, closed June 1975, records now are at Marymount Manhattan College.
. . . . . . . . High School: The Holton-Arms School, Washington DC, graduated spring 1952 (confirmed), attended two years. Earlier: Friends Academy NY
. . . . . . . Parents: John Davis Small "Jack" & Gwendolyn Davies Small "Patsy" ("Mimi" used by her grandchildren)   Photo
. . . . . . . . . Patsy was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, May 31, 1900.    d. Jan 3, 1975.    Obit NY Times, Jan 1975. Typo in Obit, 1975 is correct.
. . . . . . . . . Arlington National Cemetery;   Plot: Sec: 6, Site: 5717-G, Grave Stone
. . . . . . . . . . . These photos taken early 1980s by me.   Jack's Grave Stone  & Patsy's Grave Stone.   More: Arlington website, Findagrave
. . . . . . . . . Jack was born Palestine, Texas, Oct 11, 1893. d. Jan 23, 1963.   Moved within a year or two of birth to Arkansas.
. . . . . . . . . U.S. Naval Academy Annapolis Graduate 1915. Columbia University M.S. 1920. Kemper Military School (High School) Boonville, Missouri.
. . . . . . . . . Jack was in Navy for WWI and WWII. Jack took his patriotism/service-to-country very seriously.
. . . . . . . . . Jack's highest rank was Rear Admiral, which is one above Commodore (he was promoted shortly after Skip's wedding in 1955)
. . . . . . . . . 1945 Appointment by President Truman, Administrator of the Civilian Production Administration (Try Google: Small "Civilian Production Administration"
. . . . . . . . . . . Article from the Library of Congress.    Truman's Letter Accepting Resignation Dec 1946
. . . . . . . . . 1950 Appointment by President Truman, Chairman of the Munitions Board, Dept of Defense (Try Google: Small "Munitions Board"
. . . . . . . . . John D. Small Lectures at National Defense University, Washington D.C.    Read good Bio from 1952 Lecture Page 2
. . . . . . . . . . . February 8, 1952  Lecture,   (Source: www.ndu.edu/library/ic2/L52-094.pdf)
. . . . . . . . . . . February 23, 1950  Lecture,   (Source: www.ndu.edu/library/ic1/L50-100.pdf)
. . . . . . . . Grandparents: John Clay Small   b. 1873 Palestine, Texas,   d. 1938   and   Louise Moran   d. 1960 in Kansas City Mo.
. . . . . . . . . . John Clay was a Newspaper person. Married three times: 1) Louise, one son, John Davis. 2) two sons Tyra and James Small. 3) Bill Small
. . . . . . . . . . Small Lineage, from Ireland, to Scotland, then migrated to North America in the late 1600's. Per Joan Silbersack 07/2010.
. . . . . . . . . . . Joan S. also mentioned a Small genealogy prepared by The Library of Congress under direction of Admiral John D. Small. We're looking for it.
. . . . . . . . . Great Grandparents:
. . . . . . . . . . . William Davis Small   b. 1849   d. Aug. 7, 1929 Palestine City Cemetery Grave Stone
. . . . . . . . . . . Eliza Moore   b. 1852 Morgan County, Georgia, d. 1891 Palestine, Texas, m. October 4, 1871
. . . . . . . . . . GGreat Grandparents:
. . . . . . . . . . . . John Small   b. 1810 d. 1852 Palestine City Cemetery Grave Stone
. . . . . . . . . . . . Louisiana Catherine Small   b. Jan. 15, 1816, d. Aug. 23, 1894 Palestine City Cemetery Grave Stone
. . . . . . . . . . . . Children notes: William Davis Small   b.1849, d. 1929,   Pilgrim Clay Small   b. Dec 15, 1852, d. 1873 Palestine City Cemetery Grave Stone
. . . . . . . . . . GGreat Grandparents:
. . . . . . . . . . . . Jacob Wesley Moore   b. June 23, 1814 Catawba County, North Carolina, d. July 5, 1876 Palestine, Texas, m. January 20, 1842 Morgan County, Georgia  Grave Stone
. . . . . . . . . . . . Elizabeth Jones   b. June 16, 1824 Morgan County, Georgia, d. February 1, 1910 Palestine, Texas
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . GGGreat Grandparents: Stephen Jones and Rachel Hamby
. . . . . . . . . . . . Children 11: Elizabeth 1843-1868, Thomas Wesley 1845-1916, Robert 1848-1881, John 1849-1919, Eliza 1852-1891, Mary Ophelia 1854 1918, James D. 1856-1921, Sallie Evelyn 1859-1933, Josie 1861-1938, Mattie Elizabeth 1863-1952, Sam 1866-1903   Source
. . . . . . . . . . . . Notes thanks to Brian Braswell, April 2013 his lineage below; we share GGGrandparents, Jacob Moore and Elizabeth Jones.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jacob Wesley Moore is the Southern Moore side. Jacob was a veteran of the Texas Cavalry, CSA, during the War between the States.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . He enlisted in San Antonio, Texas with one of his son's, Thomas. Jacob was 47 when he enlisted and as a result he did not finish the war due to disability. I have copies of some of his muster records.
. . . . . . . . . . . . John Ream  (b.1959)   My Lineage from Jacob Wesley Moore
. . . . . . . . . . . . .    [   Storm Davis Small   (1935-1966)
. . . . . . . . . . . . .      [   John Davis Small   (1893-1963)
. . . . . . . . . . . . .        [   John Clay Small   (1873-1938)
. . . . . . . . . . . . .          [   William Davis Small   (1849-1929)   m. Eliza Moore   (1852-1891)
. . . . . . . . . . . . .            [   Jacob Wesley Moore   (1814-1876)
. . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . Grandparents: Charles Davies   b.~1875 NJ   d.~1959 Jersey City   and   Laura   b.~1876 NJ   d.sometime prior to 1955.     Charles Photo 1955
. . . . . . . . . . Charles Davies parents were from Wales. Laura's father b.Canada , mother b.Louisana per 1920 Census.
. . . . . . . . . . Charles Davies was a house carpenter, lots of tools in house, local to Jersey City, row house home, 252 Whiton Street
. . . . . . . . . . Very informative 1920 census, Photo (see lines 49,50,51,52,53), New Jersey > Hudson > Jersey City Ward 6 > District 161
. . . . . . . . . . Children: Gwendolyn "Patsy", b. May 31, 1899,   Mildred, b.Aug 21, 1900 d. Dec 31, 1991 Obit,   Charles Jr., b.1909, he had yellow jaundice (skin)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mildred Davies, Jersey City, NJ, married Robert Lee Knox Sr. b. Oct 5 1897 NYC d. ~1944 NY. (Robert’s first wife Agnes Elliott),   Knox.Family.Genealogy
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mildred stepsons: Robert Lee Knox Jr. b.1919 d.1976, Alva b.1921 d.2003 Calverton National Cemetery, m. Jean Congreve Knox.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mildred with Robert had 2 sons, Richard Douglas Knox and James Edward Knox, both born c. 1920’s.

. . . . . . . Siblings: Joan Silbersack b. Feb. 26, 1929. d. Sep 11, 2012.   Photo July 2010.   Married Walter Silbersack m. 1951 d. August 14, 1992. Later married Frank Van Ulk, d.2008.
. . . . . . . . . Two Children (my first cousins).   Cousins Photo September 2012. John Silbersack, John Ream, Jim Silbersack and Brook Silbersack Aymar
. . . . . . . . . . . John b. Dec. 8, 1954, m. Elionora "Nora", children Nichols b.1988, Johanna b.1992, Catryn b.1994.   Family 2012 Photo
. . . . . . . . . . . Jim b. May 15, 1957, m. Glenda.
. . . . . . . Siblings: Mickey Marshall b. Oct 5, 1921 d. June 1996. Married Preston Fairfax Marshall Sr. "Bud", d. 2001.
. . . . . . . . . Mickey is a half-sister. Mickey's father, Silas Knope, d. 1927 Dole Pineapple Race, from Oakland to Honolulu. (winning time: 26 hours)
. . . . . . . . . Two Children (my first cousins).
. . . . . . . . . . Preston Jr., m. Betsy, children Jessica & Jennifer. Jessica Marshall-Shemwell, m Dustin, c. Callie & Miles.
. . . . . . . . . . Linda, m. David Moore, children Chris & Sarah

. . . . . . Jack & Skip addresses:
. . . . . . . June ’55 to Fall ’56 , 150 West 82nd Steet, 3rd floor, NYC.
. . . . . . . Fall ’56 to Summer ’58 , 1st Bloomfield garden apt., 222-B Davey St, north off Bellville Ave. and backed up to Garden State Pkway Tollbooths.
. . . . . . . Jersey City row house with Aunt Mildred and her father, 1-2 months waiting for the next Bloomfield apartment to be ready.
. . . . . . . Summer ’58 to Spring ’60 , 2nd Bloomfield apt., Brookdale Garden Apts, which ran east off Broad St. opposite the Glen Ridge golf course.
. . . . . . . Spring ’60 to Spring ’69 , 175 Crescent Rd., Florham Park, NJ.
. . . . Wife #2: m. 1968
8d) Columbia University MBA 1956, Princeton University 1954, Princeton High 1950, Rutgers Elementary School (Prep) 5th - 8th grades.
8e) Commercial/Investment Banker in NYC and Dallas.
8f) Retired 1999 from Bank of America in Dallas, now living in Heath, TX, east of Dallas.


9) John Lawrence Ream    (me)    Photos

Notes:
9a) 2 Children: Holly Elizabeth b. Oct. 28, 1993,   Sean Joseph b. Feb 7, 1996
9b) Wife: Mary Beth Murphy, b. Dec 23, 1963, m. Oct. 5, 1991. Daughter of: Gerald "Herc" Murphy and Elizabeth "Betty" Dempsey
. . . . . . . .    Click here for the Murphy/Dempsey Family History.


Whew... how's that for a brief summary!

Elmer Leonidas Denniston book:
   Title is "Stukey: Genealogy of the Stukey, Ream, Grove, Clem, and Denniston Families"
   Covers Peter Ream and earlier. Ream Chapter. Same as Web Page.   Published Harrisburg, Pa., 1939
   Reprinted March 1991, 591 pages,   ISBN Hardcover: 083281878X   Paperback: 0832818798
   Possible Purchase Sources: Half.com, BN.com, FatBrain.com

Credits: Started in 1998, mostly thanks to Dave Ream.
Also Jane Margaret Ream estate, FamilySearch.Org, continued corrections from Dave, and ongoing.

Interesting Web Sites for Ream Family History:
     Jane Anspach's site: http://www.genealogy.com/users/a/n/s/Jane-E-Anspach-OH/FILE/0029page.html   (re-verifed Feb 2011)
     Eva Gremmert's site: http://www.gremmert.com/getperson.php?personID=I9972&tree=ardeneva   (re-verifed Feb 2011)
     Eva Gremmert's site: http://www.gremmert.com/index.php   (verifed Feb 2014)

     Discussion Group: Ream Family Forum at Genealogy.com
     Discussion Group: Ream Family Forum at Rootsweb.com
     Discussion Group: Ream Mailing List at Rootsweb.com
     Search: Genealogy.com Homepage
     Search: RootsWeb.com
     Search: FamilySearch.com
     Search: FindAGrave.com discovered Nov 2010
     Search: DAR Research discovered Nov 2010
Ream Family Crest
Ream Family Crest
(Click on Crest for more info)

Lineage Contributions sent to us:

John Lawrence Ream  (b.1959)
Johann Eberhardt Riehm (1687-1779)
    [   Nicholas Riehm   (1721-1774)
      [   Abraham Ream   (1749-1817)
        [   Peter Ream   (1786-1858)
         [   Abraham P. Ream   (1821-1885)
            [   Theodore Jackson "T.J." Ream   (1853-1918)
              [   Joseph Harold Ream   (1903-1988)
                [   Jack Ream   (b.1932)
                  [   John Lawrence Ream b.1959


James Gregory Ream  (b.1959)   (from James via email on 2008/06/28)
Johann Eberhardt Riehm (1687-1779)
    [   Nicholas Riehm   (1721-1774)
      [   Andrew (Andreas) Ream   (1757-1833)
        [   Benjamin Ream   (1789-1863)
         [   William Andrew Ream   (~1828-)
            [   Andrew Jackson Ream
              [   Paul Revere Ream
                [   Gary Lee Ream
                  [   James Gregory Ream b.1959


Juliette Stollings     (from Juliette via email on 2004/03/22)
Johann Eberhardt Riehm (1687-1779)
    [   Andrew (Andreas) Riehm 1737-1813
      [   John B. Ream
        [   Thomas Ream Sr.
         [   Thomas Ream Jr.
            [   Irving Scott Ream
              [   Minnie Edna Ream
                [   Elvie Voila Ream
                  [   Sharon Sokol
                    [   Juliette Stollings


Thomas P. Jenkins     (from Tom via email on 2010/10/15)
Johann Eberhardt Riehm (1687-1779)
    [   Andrew (Andreas) Riehm 1737-1813
      [   Samuel W. Ream 1779-1858
        [   William Ream 1803-1877
         [   David Ream 1827-1915
            [   David Martin Ream 1872-1933
              [   Thomas W. Ream 1897-1960
                [   Betty J. Ream 1925-2006
                  [   Thomas P. Jenkins (me) 1947-
                    [   Jamie Lynn Schellenbarg 1970-
                      [   Kayla Rose Schellenbarg 1990-
                        [   Kearah E. Kelley 2010-


Charles W Roberts     (from Chuck via email on 2010/11/15)
Johann Eberhardt Riehm (1687-1779)
    [   Abraham Ream (1718- )   m. Anna Marie Leinbach
      [   Andrew Ream (1763- )   m. Barbara Schwartzwaller
        [   Charles Ream (1798-1872)   m. Sarah
          [   James Ream (1837-1916)   m. Mary Powl.   Voganville Union Cemetery, Lancaster County
            [   Josiah P Ream (1862-1941)   m. Margarite Alice Deim
              [   Marea Margurite Ream (1902-1975)   m. Charles Bergey Smith
                [   Betty Smith (1926-2008)   m. George H Roberts
                    [   Charles W Roberts (1955- )   m. Donna Pedano


Carole Reeves     (from Carole via email on 2011/01/18)
Johann Eberhardt Riehm (1687-1779)
    [   Abraham Ream (1718- )
      [   Juliana Ream
        [   Salome 'Sally' Rupp
          [   George Harter
            [   Sarah Jane Harter
              [   Chestian Fleisher
                [   Dilla Rote
                  [   Dorris Everett
                    [   Carole Reeves


Terri Ann Olsen     (from Terri via email on 2011/07/06)
Johann Eberhardt Riehm (1687-1779)
    [   Tobias Ream (1733-1807)
      [   Henry Ream (1759-1840) m. Julianna Rupp
        [   Richard Ream (~1785-1864) m. Elizabeth Stitzer
          [   Mary Ream (1807-1873) m. John Stober
            [   Susan Elizabeth Stober (1843-1892) m Lorin W Farrell
              [   Jetta Ferrell (1876) m. Harry Haun
                [   Dorcas Haun (1907) m. Arlo Willet
                  [   Mary Lou Willet (1936) m Thomas G Olsen
                    [   Terri Ann Olson (1958) m Michael Thomas Green


Lorrie L. (Ream) Henneman     (from Jim via email on 2012/05/17 , henneman at embarqmail.com )
Johann Eberhardt Riehm (1687-1779)
    [   ???? Help, Jim needs some hints here, anyone?)
      [   John Ream b. ~1820-1825-1830~ m. Susanna B. (Staub) Ream b. 19 Oct 1859 d. 3 May 1940 (per info on John & Rosie's marriage license)
              (Susanna later m. Henry Wilson Albright about 1879 when John Staub Ream would have been three years old.)
        [   John Staub Ream b. 12 Aug 1876 d. 28 Feb 1947 m. Rosie Ellen Weaver b. 12 Aug 1872 d. 30 Dec 1961 m. 4 Jan 1900 Both buried Mount Holly Springs Cemetery PA.
          [   John Byron Ream b. 30 Aug 1906 d. 20 Apr 1980 born in Knoxlyn, PA m. Lillian Elizabeth RICHWINE b. 28 Apr 1917 d. 29 Jul 2005
            [   Lorrie L. (Ream) Henneman () m Jim Henneman


Alison Tharp Martin     (from Alison via email on 2012/10/09 , martinat at health.missouri.edu )
Johann Eberhardt Riehm (1687-1779)
    [   Tobias Ream (1733-1807)
      [   John Ream (1779-1849)
        [   Christina Ream (1814-1878)
          [   Thomas Jefferson Crum (1835 - 1911)
            [   Ollie Ethel Crum (1867 - 1965)
              [   Thomas C. Crum Strong (1891 - 1984)
                [   Vivian A. Strong (1917 - 2011)
                  [   Donald Roy Tharp (1937 - 1999)
                    [   Alison Tharp Martin


Georgene Auman Searfoss (1943-)     (from Georgene via email on 2013/04/02)
Johann Eberhardt Riehm (1687-1779)
    [   Nicholas Riehm   (1721-1774)
      [   Abraham Ream   (1749-1817)
        [   Michael Ream (1803-1883)   m. Lydia Musser (1807-1844)
          [   George Philip Ream (1842-1899)   m. Louisiana Houtz (1844-1942)
            [   William Edward Ream (1868-1931)   m. Rachel Brown (1866-1939)
              [   Mary Louisa Ream (1900-1950)   m. Allen Alfred "Grit" Auman (1892-1972)
                [   Lester Allen Auman (1918-1990)   m. Edna Ardrenna Stover (1921-2011)
                  [   Georgene Auman Searfoss (1943-)


Brian Braswell (1965-)     (from Brian via email on 2013/04/02)
       (John note: No Ream's here, this is my mother's side, Small - Moore.)
Jacob Wesley Moore   (1814-1876)
    [   Thomas Wesley Moore   (1845-1916)
      [   Jewell Moore   (1890-1964)
        [   Bonnie Hassell Wood   (1915-2001)
          [   Janis Wood Braswell (1939-)
            [   Brian Braswell (1965-)


Susie Szynalsk     (from Susie via emails 2013/10/04)
Johann Eberhardt Riehm (1687-1779)
    [   Nicholas Riehm   (1721-1774)
      [   Andrew Ream   (1757-1833)
        [   Andrew Jr. Ream (1797- )
          [   William Lewis Ream (1837- )
            [   Ida Belle Ream (1882-1969) m. Aloff Bascom
              [   Jennie Bascom (1913-2006) m. Joseph Goll
                [   Susie Goll m. Frank Szynalski


Susan Knepper Halen     (from Susan via emails 2013/11/05)
Johann Eberhardt Riehm (1687-1779)
    [   Johann Jacob Ream (1713-77)
      [   Daniel Reeme (1745-1822)
        [   Daniel Reeme (1779-1844)
          [   William Reeme (1811-1894)
            [   Mary Eleanor Reeme (1843-1917)
                [   Cyrus DeRoy Knepper (1865-1949)
                    [   Walter Lynn Knepper (1891-1949)
                      [   Walter Franklin Knepper (1919-1987)
                        [   Susan Knepper (1950-


Meredith Anne Renard     (from Meridith via emails 2014/07/28)
Johann Eberhardt Riehm (1687-1779)
    [   Nicholas Riehm   (1721-1774)
      [   Abraham Ream   (1749-1817)
        [   Peter Ream   (1786-1858)
         [   Barbara Elizabeth Ream 1815-1852 (she wed Levi McBee)
            [   Barbara Ann McBee 1837-1922 (she wed Edward Chambreau)
              [   Belle Joan Chambreau 1856-1922 (she wed Simon Schmeer and Henry Macdonald)
                [   Blanche Ethelwynne Schmeer 1896-1989 (she wed John Velthoven)
                  [   Meredith Anne Young born 1952 (my husband is Rob Renard)



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