Reace (Reese or Rees)  Jacobs

  • Birthplace / Origin: Long Island, NY
  • Spouse: Mabel (1753-ca. 1830)
  • Child: Aaron (b. 1783)
  • Child (2nd): Jeremiah, aka Jerry (b. 1786)
  • Child (3rd): Rees (b. 1787)
  • Child (4th): James (b. 1794)
  • Most recent residence: Hartford, CT for 36 years
  • Notes: The family became prominent and is included in Barbara Beeching's 2016 book, Hope and Expectations. Beeching says Reese was alive in 1826 when the Talcott St. Church was built, but it could be son and not the father. Beeching does not mention Reese Jr.; Reese Sr.'s death date is unknown.
  • Bibliographic sources: KC; Fed Census 1820 (Rees, Jr.); U.S., Citizenship Affidavits of US-born Seamen at Select Ports, 1792-1869 (Rees, Jr.);
  • The family became prominent and is included in Barbara Beeching’s 2016 book, Hope and Expectations. Beeching says Reese was alive in 1826 when the Talcott St. Church was built, but it could be son and not the father. Beeching does not mention Reese Jr.; Reese Sr.’s death date is unknown.

  • Confidence Level - confidence_level - Not Confident
  • Ethnicity/Race/Tribal Affiliation: Black (defined as Unknown origins, but listed as a person of color)
  • Gender: Male