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Reese, Mac/McDonald, Kelly, Short + related Families

Updated September 6, 2000

J. D. McDonald
P.O. BOX 91333
Anchorage, AK 99509-1333
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Currently I am seeking data on my great great grandfather, Osborn Reese. I have little data on him except for the following:
REESE, OSBORNE - was born September 01, 1823 NY. Died December 20, 1876 in Norway, Benton County, IA. He married CATHERINE M FRYDENDALL 1850 NY, daughter of FREDERICK FRYDENDALL and MARY TURNBULL. OSBORN REES may be spelled as Osborne or Osborn; Rees, Reis, Ries, and later, after 1860, as Reese.

I have been told that Osborn Rees may have born in [1] New York; also have been told he was from [2] Germany; and from [3] Holland.

Osborn Reese lived in the Erie Canal area with his parents, when he was in his teens. He and his father may have both worked on the Erie Canal. Believe that Osborn Reese worked on the Erie Canal between 1840-1863. The canal ran not far from Florence NY, and was also close to Rome NY.

In the Methodist Church of Cazenovia, Madison County, N.Y, in the Members listing for 1858, the year of my gr grandfather's birth, is a listing for a John Reese. I believe this was Osborne Reese' son John, my gr grandfather.

Also, I have located on the 1850 IOWA US Census a Reese Family residing in the area of Norway IA. However, I am unable to connect them with Osborn Rees.

I would appreciate any data on a Reese family living in the Norway IA area, 1830 - 1900, and in the Florence, Herkimer, Cezenovia, Rome, Duanesburgh, Schoharie, Albany, Schenectady, and Montgomery NY areas between 1760 - 1865.

Additionally, any data on my other ancestors would be deeply appreciated.
Patrick Dennis Breen [Kerry,IRE-USA],
Kenneth Mac/McDonald and Mac/Mc Donnell [Scotland, Glengarry ON, Can; Caledon, Peel Co., ON, CAN; Brantford, Brant Co., ON, CAN]
John Kenneth McDonald [Scotland, Glengarry ON, CAN; Caledon, Peel Co., ON, CAN; and Brantford ON,CAN - son of Kenneth MacDOnald, father of Kenneth Alexander McDonald]
Kenneth Alexander McDonald [Caledon, Cardwell Co., Canada, and Brantford, Brant Co. ON Canada], son of John Kenneth MacDonald.
Rose Anna Short [Caledon, ON, and Brantford ONT, CAN]- wife of John Kenneth MacDonald.
Patrick Short [Ireland>Caledon ON, CAN - father of Rose Anna Short]
Margaret McCluskey/McCloskey [Ireland>Caledon ON, CAN]-wife of Patrick Short.
Marian Etta Kelly [Ireland and Brantford ON Canada-Wife of Kenneth McDonald] - aka Etta and aka Ettie.
Mary Webber [Scotland and Brantford ON Canada] - mother of Etta Kelly.
John/Jack Kelly [Ireland>USA>Brantford ON CAN>Detroit MI] - father of Etta Kelly.
Anton Brink [GER-Baltimore MD] aka Anthony Brink husband of Elisabeth Wilhelm.
Catherine Brink [Baltimore MD] - daughter of Anton Brink.
Joseph Weber [Baltimore MD - husband of Catherine Brink],
William Harris [Skibbereen, Cork, IRE] - father of Elizabeth Harris.
Katherine O'Connell [wife of Wm Harris], aka Catherine
Catherine Connelly
Walter Turnbull [NY before 1790] - father of Mary Turnbull.
H. Caterin Young [NY between 1762-1820 - wife of Walter Turnbull]
George Washington Cook [b. 1795 NY, lived in OH 1836, then in Union TWP, Parke Co., IN] - father of Lucinda Cook.
Lydia Patterson [wife of G.W. Cook]
Nathan Coffman Bolin [1833 OH, Civil War, 1860-1870s IL, 1880s-1900s Texas, 1912-1917 Iowa. - Husband of Lucinda Cook.

I will gladly share my family data with others.

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