Josephus (Joseph) B. REEL, born 1817 in the Moorefield area of Hardy County, VA (now WV) and died 1863 in Miami County, Indiana; he married Prudance MUNGOLD before 1840 in Bluefield, VA (WV). Prudance MUNGOLD was born 1815 in the Shenandoah Valley, VA (WV), and died in 1876 in Pickaway County, Ohio. The MUNGOLDS are another frequent resident of Hardy County, VA in the early census.
Joseph B. and Prudance REEL had at least six children who can be identified subsequent to the 1850 Census: Rebecca REEL and Eliza REEL, b 1842 in VA; Harvey REEL b 1848 in IN or IA; Martha A. REEL b 1851 in Ohio, Aaron S. (Joseph Stuckey) REEL b 1854 in Ohio, and Mary J. REEL b 1856 in Ohio. Joseph Stuckey REEL was born November 14, 1854 in Ross County, Ohio and died June 6, 1936 in Fairfax or Liberty, MO.
Josephus Reel is listed in the 1840 Census for Hardy County, VA apparently already married. The 1850 Census and the 1860 Census each have Josephus (Joseph) REEL and his family in Ross County, Ohio. It appears that they left Hardy County, VA between 1842 and 1848, and arrived in Ross County, Ohio prior to 1850. Josephus was a tailor by trade.
I am particularly researching the history of Joseph B. REEL and Prudance MUNGOLD (and their ancestors) as well as Harvey, Rebecca, Martha and Mary REEL. It appears that Eliza Reel died young, sometime between 1842 and 1850. I am a descedant of Joseph Stuckey REEL, and have good family history beyond this point.
Joseph Stuckey REEL married Rosa Natalie MUNICH March 26, 1893 in Rockport, MO. Rosa MUNICH was born November 9, 1873 in Chenitz, Germany and died January 14, 1962 in Liberty, MO. Joseph Stuckey and Rosa Natalie REEL had four children, Gertrude E. REEL (born Dec 13, 1893, died Dec. 23, 1893); Harva Emily REEL (born March 20, 1895, died March 23, 1976); Charles Frederick REEL (born May 2, 1898 in Linwood, NE, died Aug 19, 1971 in KC,MO) and Martha Ann REEL (born September 8, 1900, and died October 22, 1993).
Harva Emily REEL married Norton Samuel SUTER on July 11, 1917. Norton and Harva SUTER had two children, Warren Charles SUTER and Norton Samuel SUTER, Jr. Warren Charles SUTER married Dorothy JACOBS on July 27, 1943. Warren and Dorothy SUTER have three children, Thomas S. SUTER, Mary Martha Suter SANDSTEDT, and Warren C. SUTER II.
Martha Ann REEL married Gerald Benton BARNES on December 25, 1921. Gerald BARNES was born February 5, 1898 in Paris Crossing, IN and died Jan 8, 1979 in Independence, MO. Martha and Gerald BARNES did not have any children.
Charles Frederick REEL married Dulcenia MARR on June 11, 1920, probably in Kansas City, MO. Dulcenia Marr was born November 18, 1888 and died April 26, 1970 in KC,MO. Charles and Dulcenia REEL had one child, Roy Franklin REEL, born May 14, 1924 in KC, MO.
Roy Franklin REEL married Elizabeth Lowry VAUGHAN on July 19, 1943. Elizabeth Lowry VAUGHAN was born November 28, 1919 in Philadelphi, PA and died October 18, 1990 in Carbondale, IL. Roy F. REEL currently lives outside Bolton, NC. Roy and Elizabeth REEL had two children, Dana Vaughan REEL, and Dianne Lowry REEL, born June 9, 1950 in KC, MO and died March 27, 1970 in KC, MO.
Dianne Lowry REEL married Charles Joseph MAGGIO on January 30, 1969 and had one son, Guy Charles Maggio who lives in KC, MO.
Dana Vaughan REEL (that's me!) married Nancy Anne HOGAN in 1976, and Nancy and Dana REEL have two sons, Brian Hogan REEL and Kevin Vaughan REEL. We live in Las Vegas, NV.