From Historical Collections of Harrison Co. in the State of Ohio,
By Charles A. Hanna, 1900
John Rea, b. 1771-2; d. Feb. 12, 1855; son of Joseph and Isabella Rea of Tully, Ireland; emigrated to America about 1790, and first settled in Washington county; organized the Presbyterian churches of Beech Spring, Crabapple, Nottingham, and Cadiz; m. 1793, Elizabeth Christy, of Washington county, Penn.; settled in Green township, Harrison county, Ohio, 1803; had issue, nine children, of whom:
- Joseph, b. in Hopewell township, Washington county, Penn., Sept. 20, 1796; d. April - 1862; m. Sept. 22, 1818, near New Athens, Jane McConnell, b. 1800; d. 1859: daughter of John and Mary McConnell, the former an early settler in Harrison count; had issue:
- Elizabeth, m. John Lafferty, and settled in Cadiz township;
- Mary, m. Samuel Dunlap, and settled in Nottingham township;
- John, settled in Kansas
- Andrew Jackson, b. in Moorefield township, Nov. -, 1826: m. 1856, Mary Moore, daughter of John and Elsie Johnson Moore, who were of Scotch-Irish extraction, coming to Harrison township shortly after his marriage (had issue. I. Martha-Elizabeth, m. George Holliday, of Moorefield township; ii Elsie-J.; iii Joseph, d. aged fourteen years; iv. Lenora; v. John-M);
II. William Purdy, b. 1810; d. 1846: m. Jane Hanna.
III. John, m. Sarah Daniels; had issue: 1. Martha; 2. May; 3. William P.
IV. Sarah, m. David Thompson.