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David Reese

Male 1709 - 1787  (77 years)


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  • Name David Reese 
    Born 11 Feb 1709  Brycheiniog, Brecknockshire, (county of Brecknock), Wales Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 5 Feb 1787  Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Old Poplar Tent Cemetery, Mecklenburg Co, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I4981  MyTree
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2011 

    Father Rev. David Ap Reese,   b. 1680, Brycheiniog, Brecknockshire, (county of Brecknock), Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1724, Cecil Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 45 years) 
    Mother Maude Owens,   b. Abt 1685, Brycheiniog, Brecknockshire, (county of Brecknock), Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Abt 1708  Cardiganshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3541  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Susan Ruth Polk,   b. Jun 1719, Cecil Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 1800, Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years) 
    Married 31 Mar 1738  Cecil Co, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. James Polk Reese,   b. 14 Sep 1739, Cecil Co, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Thomas Reese,   b. Jul 1742, Cecil Co, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Catherine Ruth Reese,   b. 23 Sep 1744, Cecil Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. David Tasker Reese,   b. 1746, Cecil Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Susan Polk Reese,   b. 1748, Cecil Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Charles Gullett Reese,   b. 1750, Cecil Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. George Reese,   b. 11 Mar 1752, Cecil Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Mary Joanna Reese,   b. 1754, Cecil Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Solomon Trusten Reese,   b. 1757, Cecil Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Ruth Elizabeth Reese,   b. 1760, Cecil Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F4557  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 31 Mar 1738 - Cecil Co, Maryland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 5 Feb 1787 - Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
      Name: Susan Ruth Polk
      Gender: Female
      Birth Place: MD
      Birth Year: 1734
      Spouse Name: David Tasker Reese
      Spouse
      Birth Place: WA
      Spouse Birth Year: 1709
      Marriage Year: 1750
      Marriage State: MD
      Number Pages: 1

      Family Data Collection - Individual Records
      about Susan Ruth Polk
      Name: Susan Ruth Polk
      Spouse: David Reese
      Parents: R Pollock Pollock, O Guillette
      Birth Place: Cecil County, MD
      Birth Date: 8 Jun 1719
      Marriage Place: Cummerland County, PA
      Marriage Date: 31 Mar 1738
      Death Place: Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, NC
      Death Date: 9 Nov 1800

      David Reese (1710 - 1787)
      David Reese was one of the original signers of the Meckenburg Declaration of Independence.
      Reese’s ancestry varies a little from other signers because he was born in Wales. He inherited many books from his father’s library and was well educated for his time. When he was young, he moved to Cecil County, Maryland, and witnessed a will in that county as early as 1733.
      He married Susan Ruth Polk, of Dorchester County, Maryland, whose family was of royal descent. They left around 1753 and 1754 to join the migration to North Carolina and settled around Coddle Creek, which was then in Anson County. This part later became Mecklenburg County in 1762. It is now in Cabarrus County, near Poplar Tent Presbyterian Church.
      His home had one and a half stories with 10 rooms and was located on 770 acres. Reese was one of Mecklenburg County’s first magistrates and assisted in organizing the early Presbyterian churches in the area. He served as elder at Rocky River and Poplar Tent Presbyterian Churches. Although he was too old to serve in the Revolutionary War, he served in the Provincial Congress of 1776 to help procure firearms for Mecklenburg troops. He also furnished provisions for the Mecklenburg militia.
      Susan and David Reese had ten children, all six sons serving in the Revolutionary War. His oldest son, James Polk, was said to have been present at the signing of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence. He later moved to Tennessee. One son, Solomon, married Harriet Jack, a sister of Capt. James Jack.
      (Source: Lives and Times of the 27 Signers of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence of May 20, 1775 by Victor C. King, Charlotte, NC, 1956

      Birth and Death dates from "The Polks of North Carolina & Tennessee"
      by Mrs. Frank M. Angellotti.