Hi everyone, Now we know that Wesley Charles Reels, father
was Anthony Reel-Real. We know he was born in Ohio or
Indiana, We know he lived and died in the Gas City, Madison
County Area and Rush too. I know that his father was born
in Penn. I still need help finding Anthony's parents.
One thing we found is that he and his younger sister Mary
were living with older sister Rebecca A. Reel Moore.
Rebecca was married to a Moore and when he died young
James Reeder was the settler of the estate. Well I know
that James Reeder and James Reeder JR. came from
The group of Reels, Reals, and Reeders that migrated together, from VA, Penn than to Ohio and than Indiana!
These family's married the Reals and Reeders. They
lived near eachother and farmed together.
We know this, this Reel line was the Nicholas and Solomon
line, Anthony was born around 1830, so the Reels and Readers were in Penn. in 1800, by 1810-1820 in Ohio,
from census reports, than by 1830 is Rush.
Can anyone help me find who Anthony and Rebecca Reels
family were? Many have searched and not had much luck
in this. Thanks for any help!!
Linda Reel Hughes
I have Anthony C. Reel as being married to a Martha Ellen Askren on 23 Aug 1851 in Rush County, Indiana. His second wife is listed as Rebecca Murphy who was born in Sep 1860. They married on Nov 15, 1892. Anthony's parents are listed as Isaac Samuel Reel, born in 1810 in Ohio ans Sarah Hazelbaker, also born in 1810 in Ohio. Their sone John B. Reel was married to Sarah Francis Street and they had several children including Flossie Mae Reel who was born in 27 Dec 1890 in Grant County, Indiana. She died on 27 Feb 1919. Her first husband was John M. Fleming who died in 1911 and her second husband was Arnold Boone Stith. She had five children between the two marriages with four surviving daughters. One of her daughters is my youngest daughter's grandmother. I haven't found anyone further back than Isaac.
I have Anthony's Reels death records, stating that
Anthony's father is listed as John Reel. Anthony was
a teen ager living with A Rebecca Reel with a young
sister Mary. Rebecca we think was his older sister.
I need to get the records out again. How did you
link Anthony to Isacc? I have the same wives of Anthony
also. Thanks for any help or information. Anthony is
my great great Grandfather, Anthony had Wesley Charles,
Wesley had Everret Reel.
I found the reference to Isaac as Anthony's father on the RootsWeb site. I will check out his death record at the Marion Public Library. I also found where Anthony was living with his older sister Rebecca and her husband Henry Moore. Ihave sibling for Anthony as John W, born 1820 in Ohio; Rebeccca, born 1826 in Ohio; Hellen, born 1833 in Madison Co., Indiana; Phobe, born 6 March 1834 in Indiana, died 10 Aug 1899 in Winterset, Iowa; and Mary, born in 1839. Anthony is my youngest daughter's great-great-great-grandpa through his son John's daughter Flossie. Please send me any history you might have and I will do the same for you.
Hi Cathy, Thanks for the response. I went to Roots site.
This must be new, I have never seen this. However, notice
that it states that Isaac was born in 1810. It lists his
son John as being born in 1820? This is not right. Im
not sure about this information. It does not seem right.
I need to get out my files. That would make Isaac 10 years
old when he had John? Thanks so much. We can work on this
together. I know that Wesley Charles was Anthony's son.
I have a picture of Wesley, HE was 6 feet 8 inch's tall!
So Anthony must have been tall too. My father and Grandfather were over 6 feet tall or so. Let me get my
files out. Thanks Linda
Hi Linda, I went to the Marion Library but could not find any record of Anthony dying in Grant County. Please let me know what county he died in. He was married to Martha Ellen Askren. She was born in 1838 in Indiana. They were married 23 Aug 1851 in Rush County, Indiana. She died sometime between 1880 and 1982. All their children were born in Madison County so I expect that is where he die, but I did not find him in any of the cemetery records for Madison County. I will look at some of the Grant County cemetery sites to see if he is listed. Of course if he doesn't have a had stone he probably won't be listed. I noticed the discrepancy in the birth dates. The record you have has John listed as his father, does it have his mother listed?
Hi Linda, Correction on the previous reply: I assume Martha died before 1892. Anthony married his second wife Rebecca Murphy (born about 1860) on 15 Nov 1892 in Grant County, Indiana.
Hi, I have alot of this information. I need to get it
out, I will have time tonight or very soon. Maybe we
should email this information. I spent the last two
years getting it all. I have copies of Documents.
Talk to ya soon. Linda
I finally found ANthony's death record and it does list his father as John but does not give his mother's name. I would appreciate any further information you might have. You can email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org