John Wesley Reece

10 May 1854–25 October 1926 (Age 72)
Yadkin, North Carolina, United States

The Life of John Wesley

When John Wesley Reece was born on 10 May 1854, in Yadkin, North Carolina, United States, his father, William Wiley Reece, was 40 and his mother, Almeda Hinshaw, was 34. He married Mary E. Jones on 4 June 1868, in Jasper, Missouri, United States. He lived in Boonville, Yadkin, North Carolina, United States in 1870. He died on 25 October 1926, in East Bend, Yadkin, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in East Bend, Yadkin, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Wesley Reece
Mary Virginia Overby
Marriage: 28 March 1880

Spouse and Children

28 March 1880
North Carolina, United States

Parents and Siblings




    Lewis D. Reece


    Mary E Reese


    Martha Louisa Reece


    Sabra A Reece


+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1862 · Battle of Roanoke Island

Age 8

On February 7, 1862, General Burnside's expedition started with the Battle of Roanoke Island. The battle was mostly fought by the Union and Confederate Navy's. This was a Union victory.

Age 9

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 21

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Welsh: variant spelling of Reese .

LOAD TEST -- Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • John W Reece, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John W Reese, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John Reece in household of Wily Reece, "United States Census, 1870"

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