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The John C. Reasor Family of Texas

Updated November 9, 2000

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I am researching the Reasor family of Grayson County, Texas.

I am searching for info concerning my ggggrandfather, George Reasor and his wife, Jane (surname unknown). Their son, Christopher Drake Reasor was my gggrandfather. George was born in Pennsylvania in 1801, but I have not been able to discover any other information about him.

George and Jane had five children born in Pennsylvania and then moved to Chemung County, New York. They had four children born in New York. I believe that George, Jane, and their son George, are buried in New York

Christopher Drake Reasor and his family came to Tolbert, OK (by way of Missouri) with the MK&T Railroad. The railroad stopped there because there was no bridge across the Red River. The exact date is not known, but is believed to be in the early 1860s and Denison then was named Red River City. C.D. and his family then moved to Macon City, Missouri. By 1880 the family had moved to Grayson County, Texas where C.D. purchased land for a dairy.

CD and his wife had 5 children: Elmer who died in his late 20's or early 30's; Ellie who married Jim Ball; John Comstock who married Mary Ellen Morrell (my ggrandparents); Edgar Reasor (born in MO) who married Eugenia Looney; George Reasor who married Vitna Scott.


1850 - Chemung Co NY - Catlin Twp

Reasor, George 48 (Head) Farmer PA
Jane 50 (w) NY
Nancy 24 (d) PA
Sally 22 (d) PA
Joshua 21 (s) Carpenter PA
Pete 19 (s) Farmer PA
Andrew 17 (s) PA
Christopher 15 (s) NY
George 13 (s) NY
Margaret 11 (d) NY
Emily 5 (d) NY

1870 - Macon Co MO taken 11 Jun 1870

Reasor, C.D. 36 Carpenter NY
Marietta 35 (w) NY
Elmer 9 PA
Ellen 7 NY
John 3 PA
Edgar 1 MO

1880 - Grayson Co TX

Reasor, Christopher Head 45 NY
Mary E. (w) 44 NY
Elmer E. (s) 19 PA
Ellen (d) 17 NY
John Comstock (s) 13 PA
Edgar Drake (s) 11 MO
George Byron (s) 9 MO

1900 - Grayson Co TX

Reasor, John C. Head 33 NY Born Apr 1867
Mary E (w) 30 TX Born Oct 1869
Hester Olive (d) 7 TX Born Jul 1892
(Showed John & Mary had been married 9 years)

1900 - Oklahoma Territory - Pottawatomie Co.

Reasor, Edgar D Head MO Born Jul 1868
Eugenia, Wife (w) TX Born Oct 1884 C.D. (s) TX Born 1894
Edgar (s) OK Born Feb 1900

1910 - Oklahoma - Pottawatomie Co - Shawnee

Reasor, Ed Head 40 MO
Eugenia (w) 30 TX
C.D. (s) 16 TX
(Showed they had been married 7 years. She had had 2 children - only 1 living)

In the cemetery book of Shawnee cemeteries

Block 3 - Row 19 - Edgar L - s/o E D & E Reasor b 21 Feb 1900 d 12 Jun 1901

"Sleep on. Sweet baby, take thy rest, God called thee home, He thought best"

1920 - Oklahoma - Pottawatomie Co

Reasor, Edgar 50 MO Lawyer
Eugenia (w) 46 TX
Christopher (s) 25 TX Mechanical Engineer
Ruby (w) 20 OK

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