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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania


SAMUEL W. REA, farmer and stock-grower, Carmichaels, Penn., was born in the township where he resides, February 2, 1829.  He is a son of Jesse and Mary (Wright) Rea, natives of Montgomery County, Penn.  His parents were of Scotch-Irish origin, and came to Greene County in May, 1828, where Mr. Rea, who was a farmer all his life, died in 1870.  Samuel W. was the only son in a family of four children.  He was with his parents on the farm until he attained his majority, and attended the district school in the township and Greene Academy at Carmichaels.  He has devoted his time to farming and the growing of fine stock, and has met with more than average success.  He owns a fine farm of 360 acres in Cumberland Township.  Mr. Rea was united in marriage, in 1848, to Miss Ruth Ann, daughter of William and Zillah (Johnson) Bailey.  Their children are—Jesse L., Amanda Jane, wife of H. Kerr, has one daughter, Ruth E. Kerr; L. M., who married Josephine Hewitt, and is the father of one child, Anna Mary; John M., M. Zillah, E. F., C. Albert and Calvin W.  William B., Hannah Frances, James W. and Nettie are deceased.  In politics Mr. Rea is a Republican.  He has been school director in his township, and filled important offices in Carmichael’s Cumberland Presbyterian Church, of which his family are all members.


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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania

Samuel P. Bates

Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago. 1888


Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles

The Greene County, Pennsylvania Biographies Project –

Date of Transcription: 18 July 2007

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