After a number of years I am back to the Reams and my files need updating.
I have Hezekiah and Joshua as the sons of William Reames and
Mary Ann Patterson. Both left Va and traveled to Sumter, SC together.
I have noticed that some researchers have Joshua as the son of Edward. Is there supporting documentation?
This is what I have as children of Hezekiah and unknown Mason.
Children of HEZEKIAH REAMS and UNKNOWN MASON are:
2. i. PHADRA4 REAMS, b. 1790, Greensville , Virginia; d. Aft. 1860, Wilcox County, Alabama.
ii. SOPHIE REAMS, b. 1780, Virginia; d. Arkansas; m. WILLIAM HANKS; b. 1770; d. Arkansas.
iii. LEMUEL REAMS, d. 1850, Amite Co. Mississippi; m. ANN.
Notes for LEMUEL REAMS:
Lemuel Reams' wife, Ann had been a widow and between them they had a large estate, she died several years befoe he did, no children.
Donna Smith (source)
Notes for Lemuel Reams:
Lemuel Reams died about 1850 or thereabouts, and the following is a list
of people that were listed in his estate, and I suppose, each received something.Lemuel Reams Hanks , Phadra's son,was administrator.
Mary Hanks CampbellWilcox Co
Nancy Hanks Wright"
Rhoda Hankswife of Howell G. Hanks
Rebecca Hankswife of Hancil Hanks
Wm. C. ReamsS.C.
Sarah H. ReamsS.C.
Mary L. SpannS.C.
Ann E. StuckeyS.C.
Antonetta L. BrownS.C.
Reuben M. Hanks La.
Fadrian DunnAl. wife of Wm. Dunn
Selia LawS.C. heirs inGa.
Frederick ReamsAmite Co. La
Ervin A.B. Hanks"
Elizabeth TomlinsonNeice Sumpter Co. S.C.
Donna Smith and Ray Eggleston of LA. A descendent of Stephan Hanks (SOURcE)
iv. MASON REAMS.
v. WILLIAM REAMS, b. 1765; m. SARAH BRADFORD.
Notes for WILLIAM REAMS:
Wm Reames b VA ca 1765, married Sarah Bradford, d/o Nathaniel of Sumter, SC. Hezekiah Reames was neighbor of N Bradford.
vi. STERLING REAMS, m. ELIZABETH RICHARDSON.
Notes for STERLING REAMS:
Sterling REAMES died prior to 1834 in LA. He was married to Elizabeth RICHARDSON.
vii. JOSHUA REAMS.
viii. JAMES REAMS.
Generation No. 2
2.PHADRA REAMS (HEZEKIAH3, WILLIAM2, JOHN1 REAMES) was born 1790 in Greenville , Virginia, and died Aft. 1860 in Wilcox County, Alabama.She married ELIJAH HANKS Bef. 1810 in Sumter County, South Carolina.He was born 1781 in North Carolina, and died Aft. 1860 in Wilcox County, Alabama.
Children of PHADRA REAMS and ELIJAH HANKS are:
i. JAMES HANKS.
ii. PHADRIAN HANKS, m. WILLIAM DUNN, Wilcox County, Alabama.
iii. STEPHEN HANKS, b. 1811, Sumter County, South Carolina; m. CAROLINE SIKES.
iv. LEMUEL REAMS HANKS, b. 1814, Sumter County, South Carolina; d. Amite Co. Mississippi.
3. v. JANE ELIZABETH HANKS, b. 1815, Sumter County, South Carolina; d. Aft. 1860, Wilcox County, Alabama.
vi. EMILY HANKS, b. 1819, Sumter County, South Carolina; m. MALCOM MC NEIL.
vii. FRANCIS MAHALA HANKS, b. September 15, 1821; d. California; m. (1) JAMES WALTER LYNCH; m. (2) ADIN CONGLETON.
viii. ELIJAH GILLIAM HANKS, b. May 25, 1825, Wilcox County, Alabama; d. July 09, 1882; m. MARTHA E. RIGBY, December 28, 1851.
ix. RUEBEN M. HANKS, b. 1827; m. HANNAH MC CALL.
x. ELLEN S(SOPHIA?) HANKS, b. 1828; m. JAMES S. RAY.
xi. ERVIN A.B. HANKS, b. 1828; m. AMY DUCK.
xii. WILLIAM H. HANKS, b. 1829.
xiii. JOHN T. HANKS, b. 1834.