I believe that I am also descended from the Jacob Cocklereese (Reese) that migrated to Sumner County, TN. I am descended from his son William J. Reese that was married to Francis Malinda Evits whose son, William Ferrell Reese was the father of my great-grandfather, John Whitten Reese. I noticed that the 1850 & 1860 census lists William Ferrell Reese as William H. Reese; however, the 1870 census reflects his correct name as William F. Reese. (Ancestry has the last name spelled incorrectly RUSS).
Anyway, yesterday I found the maiden name for Francis Malinda Evits listed as Malinda Abbott on the death certificate for William Ferrell Reese on the LDS site (pilot site). William Ferrell Reese died on 17 April 1931 in Peacock, Stonewall Co., TX.
I wanted to take the time to say THANK YOU for all the research that you have done and to share the information on the web is wonderful!
Please let me know if you think we are a match. My e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org