First Generation:

(1) Alexander Rea (1710 – 1771) & Sarah

Alexander Rea and his second wife Sarah were Irish immigrants who first appeared in Sussex County, New Jersey about 1752. They eventually settled in Kingwood Township, where Alexander died leaving property to his sons and money to his daughters.

Names underlined have children on this tree.

Like all family trees on Goodspeed Histories, the children of daughters are included but the granddaughters are not. Also, I generally do not track families that move out of Hunterdon County. Finally, sometimes I will add the parents of spouses, and sometimes I won’t.

Because I am lacking information on five of the eight children of Alexander and Sarah, corrections and additions are welcome in the comments section.

Second Generation:

(1) Alexander Rea & Sarah of Kingwood Twp.
|    (2.1) Samuel Rea (1734 – 1813, needs proof)
|    |    |  m. 1)  Jane Ann McCracken (1736 – 1781)
|    |    |  m. 2) Sarah
|    (2.2) George Rea (1736 – 1813) & Ann Clover (1749 – 1828)
|    (2.3) William Rea
|    (2.4) Mary Rea
|    (2.5) Sarah Rea
|    (2.6) Susanne Rea
|    (2.7) Isaac Rea (c.1760 – c.1823)
|    |    |   m. 1) Mary Dils (c.1764 – 1791), d/o Harmon Dilts
|    |    |   m. 2) Patience Rittenhouse (c.1770 – <1819), d/o Moses Rittenhouse
|    (2.8) Anne Rea

Third Generation:

(1) Alexander Rea & Sarah
|    (2.1) Samuel Rea & Jane Ann McCracken of Tewksbury Twp.
|    |    (3.1) Isabella Rea (c.1790 – 1824) & Jeptha Arrison (1760 – 1827)

|    (2.2) George Rea & Ann Clover of Kingwood Twp.
|    |    (3.1) George Rea Esq. (1774 – 1838) & Elizabeth Runkle (1782 – 1868)
|    |    (3.2) Samuel Rea (1776 – 1849) & Sarah McKinney (1782 – 1842)
|    |    (3.3) Mary Rea (c.1780 – ) & Richard Hixson (c.1780 – 1819)
|    |    (3.4) John Rea (c.1780 – 1820)
|    |    (3.5) Alexander Wurts Rea (1782 – 1854) & Mary Stires (c.1790 – 1873)
|    |    (3.6) Elizabeth Rea (c.1788 – 1841) & William Taylor Sr. (c.1785 – 1864)
|    |    (3.7) Rachel Rea & unknown Stevenson
|    |    (3.8) Isabel Rea & Christopher Probasco

|    (2.7) Isaac Rea & 1) Mary Dils of Kingwood Twp.
|    |    (3.1) Sarah Rea (1783 – 1845) & Daniel Lee [no further info]
|    |    (3.2) Elizabeth Rea (1785 – 1856) & Henry R. Runkle (1778 – 1865)
|    |    (3.3) Mary Rea (1788 – ) & unknown Vannatta (c.1775 – )
|    |    (3.4) Christiana Christeen Rea (1790 – 1857) & Henry Merrit
|    |    (3.5) Achsah Rea (c.1790 – )
|    (2.7) Isaac Rea & 2) Patience Rittenhouse
|    |    (3.6) Susanna Rea (1798 – >1840) & Joseph Stillman (c.1790 – 1852), left H.C.
|    |    (3.7) Isaac Rea (c.1799 – after 1834) & Delilah Sutton (c.1790 – <1850)1
|    |    (3.8) Alexander Rea (1800 – 1882) & Amy Kester Stevenson (1798 – 1870)
|    |    (3.9) Jeremiah King Rea (1802 – 1877) & Ann Case (1794 – 1850)
|    |    (3.10) Patience Rea (1804 – 1871) & Wm Maurice Hann (1804 – 1884)
|    |    (3.11) David Rea (c.1815 – ) & Lucretia Wilson (c.1815 – ), left H.C.

Fourth Generation:

(1) Alexander Rea & Sarah
|    (2.1) Samuel Rea & Jane Ann McCracken
|    |    (3.1) Isabella Rea & Jeptha Arrison of Amwell twp.
|    |    |    (4.1) Elizabeth D. Arrison (c.1811 – 1816)

|    (2.2) George Rea & Ann Clover
|    |    (3.1) George Rea Esq. & Elizabeth Runkle of Trenton
|    |    |    (4.1) Mary Ann Rea (1802 – 1802)
|    |    |    (4.2) Runkle Rea (1804 – 1882)
|    |    |    |    |   m. 1) Rachel Ann Manners (1810 – 1847)
|    |    |    |    |   m. 2) Ellen Sullivan (1830 – 1921)
|    |    |    (4.3) Peter Clover Rea (1806 – 1890) & Mary Louise Hagaman (1818 – 1880)
|    |    |    (4.4) Joseph B. Rea (1806 – 1806)
|    |    |    (4.5) Clara Clarissa Leak Rea (1809 – 1873) & Gideon Quick (1793 – 1872)
                        She was Quick’s second wife and had no children.
|    |    |    (4.6) Amanda Melvina Rea (c.1812 – ), died an infant
|    |    |    (4.7) Amanda Melvina Rea (1815 – 1871) & John Mettler (c.1815 – )
|    |    |    (4.8) Elizabeth Rea (1817 – 1889) & William G. Taylor (c.1810 – ), left H.C.
|    |    |    (4.9) George Augustus Rea (1820 – 1892) & Lucretia F. Higgins (1833 – 1866)
                        No children – See The Clock Tower Building

|    |    (3.2) Samuel Rea & Sarah McKinney of Hackettstown, NJ
|    |    |    (4.1) William Rea, M.D. (1804 – 1863) & Mary Valentine (1821 – 1891)
|    |    |    (4.2) George Rea (~1805 – ) & others
|    |    |    (4.3) John Rea (1806 – 1883), left H.C.

|    |    (3.3) Mary Rea & Richard Hixson of Amwell
|    |    |    (4.1) Noah Hixson (c.1800 – c.1883) & Rebecca Schamp (c.1800 – after 1870)
|    |    |    (4.2) James L. Hixson (~1810 – ) & Eleanor
|    |    |    (4.3) Ellen Hixson (~1815 – ) & Jacob Landis, left H.C.
|    |    |    (4.4) George Rae Hixson (1811 – 1864) & Mary Sharp (1811 – 1905), left H.C.
|    |    |    (4.5) Richard Hixson (c.1818 – ) & Hannah Cherry (1825 – 1854)
|    |    |    (4.6) Jane Hixson (c.1819 – 1903)
|    |    |    |    |   m. 1) Thomas Bullock (1809 – 1850)
|    |    |    |    |   m. 2) William Merrill (c.1820 – )

|    |    (3.5) Alexander Wurts Rea & Mary Stires of Bethlehem
|    |    |    (4.1) George William Rea (1812 – 1880) & Clarissa Johnson (1814 – 1909)
|    |    |    (4.2) Alexander W. Rea (c.1822 – 1868) & Anna Maria Garretson (1829 – 1893), left H.C.

|    |    (3.6) Elizabeth Rea & William Taylor Sr. of Raritan Twp.
|    |    |    (4.1) Mary Taylor (1814 – 1884) & James Barber (1813 – 1885)
|    |    |    (4.2) William Taylor Jr. (c.1815 – )
|    |    |    (4.3) George Taylor (c.1820 – ) & Elizabeth Coates (1827 – 1852)
|    |    |    (4.4) James Taylor
|    |    |    (4.5) Unknown Taylor & Jacob Shoemaker

|    (2.7) Isaac Rea & 1) Mary Dils of Kingwood
|    |    (3.2) Elizabeth Rea & Henry R. Runkle of Amwell Twp.
|    |    |    (4.1) Isaac Rea Runkle (~1803 – )
|    |    |    (4.2) Sarah Ann Runkle (1806 – 1839) & Nathaniel G. Mattison (c.1795 – 1865)
|    |    |    (4.3) Susan Runkle (1808 – 1882) & Abraham Gulick (1798 – 1866)
|    |    |    (4.4) William Runkle (1811 – 1885) & Ann Atkinson (1817 – 1878)
|    |    |    (4.5) Mary G. Runkle (~1810 – )
|    |    |    (4.6) Adaline Runkle (~1815 – )
|    |    |    (4.7) Joseph Runkle (1818 – 1870)
|    |    |    |    |   m. 1) Hannah Philhower (~1824 – 1845)
|    |    |    |    |   m. 2) Nancy Wyckoff (1803 – 1870)
|    |    |    (4.8) Lewis R. Runkle (~1820 – )
|    |    |    (4.9) Jane C. Runkle (1824 – 1878)

|    (2.7) Isaac Rea & 2) Patience Rittenhouse
|    |    (3.7) Isaac Rea, Jr. & Delilah Sutton of Amwell
|    |    |    (4.1) Mary Rea (c.1823 – ) no further information

|    (2.7) Isaac Rea & 2) Patience Rittenhouse
|    |    (3.8) Alexander Rea & Amy Kester Stevenson of Franklin twp.
|    |    |    (4.1) Susan Stevenson Rea (1827 – 1911) & John Marshall Baldwin (c.1830 – 1902)
|    |    |    (4.2) Joseph S. Rea (c.1837 – ) & Adelaide Hoff (1837 – )
|    |    |    (4.3) Emily C. Rea (1840 – aft 1920) & Joseph W. Cain (1837 – aft 1920)
|    |    |    (4.4) Hannah Stevenson Rea (c.1844 – ) & Rev. Joseph C. Buchanan (1841 – 1917)

|    |    (3.9) Jeremiah King Rea & Ann Case of Franklin Twp.
|    |    |    (4.1) William C. Rea (1828 – 1909) & Julia Ann Shafer (1830 – 1896)
|    |    |    (4.2) Achsa Rea (1830 – 1830), died an infant
|    |    |    (4.3) Mary Ann Rea (1831 – 1917) & Samuel McPherson (1828 – 1904)

Fifth Generation:

Runkle Rea

(1) Alexander Rea & Sarah
|    (2.2) George Rea & Ann Clover
|    |    (3.1) George Rea Esq. & Elizabeth Runkle
|    |    |    (4.2) Runkle Rea & 1) Rachel Ann Manners of Raritan Twp.
|    |    |    |    (5.1) Mary Elizabeth Rea (1835 – 1911) & John Wortman (c.1823 – 1875)
|    |    |    |    (5.2) Georgeanna Rea (1837 – 1916) & Lewis S. Servis (1826 – 1889)
|    |    |    |    (5.3) Jane M. Rea (1838 – 1851)
|    |    |    |    (5.4) Ada V. Rea (1840 – 1925) & Joseph Hill
|    |    |    |    (5.5) David M. Rea (1843 – 1862)
|    |    |    |    (5.6) Augustus Rea (1845 – )
|    |    |    |    (5.7) Runkle Rea Jr. (1847 – bef. 1900) & Amy Jennie Pegg (1868 – 1893)
|    |    |    (4.2) Runkle Rea (1804 – 1882) & 2) Ellen Sullivan (1830 – 1921)
|    |    |    |    (5.8) William Sullivan Rea (1849 – 1854)

|    |    |    (4.3) Peter Clover Rea & Mary Louise Hagaman of Delaware Twp.
|    |    |    |    (5.1) John H. Rea (1841 – 1843)
|    |    |    |    (5.2) Anna Lucretia Rea (c.1843 – 1918) & Albert Evans (1834 – 1916), left H.C.
|    |    |    |    (5.3) Elizabeth Rea (c.1845 – 1860)
|    |    |    |    (5.4) Amanda Rea (1853 – 1884)

|    |    |    (4.7) Amanda Melvina Rea & John Mettler, left H.C.
|    |    |    |    (5.1) Ann Elizabeth (1843 – )
|    |    |    |    (5.2) Mary Jane (1845 – )
|    |    |    |    (5.3) Jonathan (1846 – )
|    |    |    |    (5.4) George (1848 – )
|    |    |    |    (5.5) Sarah Arabella (1851 – 1905)
|    |    |    |    (5.6) William T. (1852 – )
|    |    |    |    (5.7) Joseph Alwyn (1855 – 1936)

|    |    (3.2) Samuel Rea & Sarah McKinney
|    |    |    (4.1) William Rea, M.D. & Mary Valentine, left H.C.
|    |    |    |    (5.1) Reuben M. Rea, M.D. (1846 – 1890) & Cora Anderson (1852 – 1926)
|    |    |    |    (5.2) Mary Rea (1849 – 1930 & Andrew W. Trimmer (1845 – 1931)
|    |    |    |    (5.3) George M. Rea (1854 – 1916)

|    (2.7) Isaac Rea & 2) Patience Rittenhouse
|    |    (3.8) Alexander Rea & Amy Kester Stevenson
|    |    |    (4.1) Susan Stevenson Rea (1827 – 1911) & John Marshall Baldwin (c.1830 – 1902)
|    |    |    |    (5.1) George C. Baldwin (1857 – 1859)
|    |    |    |    (5.2) Judson Lafayette Baldwin (1864 – 1949) & Alice A. Hann (1866 – 1931)
|    |    |    |    (5.3) Bonnell Baldwin (1866 – 1890)
|    |    |    |    (5.4) Amy Rea Baldwin (1870 – 1890)

|    |    |    (4.2) Joseph S. Rea & Adelaide Hoff of Franklin twp.
|    |    |    |    (5.1) Eleanor Rea (c.1861 – )
|    |    |    |    (5.2) Samuel H. Rea (c.1863 – )

|    |    |    (4.3) Emily C. Rea & Joseph W. Cain of New York
|    |    |    |    (5.1) Judson V. Cain (1870 – ) & Susan Drayton
|    |    |    |    (5.2) Emily Amy Cain (1873 – 1952) & Philip H. Spear

|    |    (3.9) Jeremiah King Rea & Ann Case
|    |    |    (4.1) William C. Rea & Julia Ann Shafer of Readington Twp.
|    |    |    |    (5.1) John Alexander Rea (1855 – 1923), unmarried
|    |    |    |    (5.2) Sarah Ann (1857 – 1858)

|    |    |    (4.3) Mary Ann Rea & Samuel McPherson of Franklin Twp.
|    |    |    |    (5.1) Jeremiah McPherson (1859 – 1935) & Adelaide Mae Sutton (c.1860 – 1939)
|    |    |    |    (5.2) Elmira McPherson (1859 – 1925) & Lewis Alpaugh (1861 – 1932)
|    |    |    |    (5.3) Bergen S. McPherson (1865 – 1943) & Harriet I. Kilburn (1865 – 1943)
|    |    |    |    (5.4) Lucretia McPherson (1871 – 1966) & Frank W. Alpaugh (1868 – 1938)

Footnote:

  1. Delilah Sutton was the widow of Archibald Buchanan when she married Isaac Rea in 1822. After Rea went bankrupt in 1828-29, Delilah gave up the Rea surname and called herself Delilah Buchanan.