searching for Reece or Reese family Alabama, Georgia and the Carolina'...
searching for Reece or Reese family Alabama, Georgia and the Carolina's
May 9, 2005
I have been negligent in my research due to family illness but haven't stopped. I have been talking to Mom while her memory is still with us and garnered some information of the family history from her. The problem is sitting down and putting all the information in one place instead of spread out on notes here and there. I am trying to get in all together in a notebook so that I can verify or discount the information. So far with the Reece side of the family I have verified my Grandfather and Grandmothers marriage in 1920. Floyd Reece and Alice Marie Turner were married by the Justice of the Peace and My Grandfather had to have his parents permission to marry, he was not yet 21. Eli Reece his father wrote a note that was attached to the copy of the marriage record I received. I have found that his mother Ida Dickerson, came from Texas. I haven't been able to put it all together yet, and I think the biggest problem has been my Brickwall Hiram. I find him in the census, and I find his marriage to Rebecca Cagle in Georgia. But the trail runs cold when it comes to his father James, and his mother Zilphia. No one seems to know anything about Zilphia, and though I thought the name to be uncommon, back then it was very common in the Reece family. I will have to try again later. Mom is getting upset and I need to go settle her down. I wonder if anyone else in our family ever had Dementia, better known as Alzheimers Disease now. Only time will tell.