This information was compiled by Linda Brake Meyers while researching for her and Nancy Jackson's book on Col. Edward Jackson. Various sources were used. Information should be used as a basis for research only and needs to be confirmed.

Jacob BRAKE, the captive (b. c 1753/1754 Frederick Co. VA; d. 1831 Lewis now Upshur Co., WVA) m. Mary SLAUGHTER died 1830 in Upshur County, WV and is buried in the Heavner Cemetery. Jacob was captured by the Indians on the Wappatomaka when eleven years old, and remained in captivity ten years and ten months

Children of Jacob BRAKE and Mary SLAUGHTER Brake:

  1. ELIZABETH pr. b. ca 1781 (1810 census she fills the 26-45 slot, b. 1765-1784); d. bet. 1850-1860 pr. Upshur Co., WV: m. #1 25 May 1796 Hardy Co., (W)V MOSES WHITECOTTON /divorced; b. 7 Jul 1777; d. 26 May 1849; m. #2 19 Oct 1804 JOSEPH SHREVES/ may also have divorced. Moses married in KY ca 1806/7 Sarah Plew (per David Armstrong research)

    Elizabeth's data and family are incomplete. We have been unable to confirm all her children. Adam is confirmed as a grandson of Jacob Brake in "Brake vs Brake" chancery case in Lewis Co., WV. In the 1850 census for Lewis/now Upshur Co., Elizabeth Shreve is age 69 (b. ca 1781) living with son, Adam Shreve and wife Rachel. Living next door are John and Nancy Slaughter, who are probably relatives on the Slaughter side of the family. Nearby are John B. Shreve and Absolom probably sons of Elizabeth and Joseph. Martin Shreve is living next to John B., his father.

    A 1781 birth for Elizabeth would make her the first born child of Jacob and Mary Slaughter Brake. She was probably named for her grandmother, Elizabeth Cooper Brake, who was killed by the Indians at the time of Jacob's capture.

    Child of Elizabeth and Moses Whitecotton:

    1. James b. 15 Nov 1797; d. 1800; James fits the age of male 10-16; (1794-1800) in the 1810 census. He was bound by Harrison County Court to John Brake Jr. (John B. Brake) on 11 Aug. 1814. He m. 10 Mar 1831 Sarah Casto. They resided in Jackson co., WV in 1840. (research of David Armstrong, Elkins, WV.)

    Known Children of Joseph and Elizabeth Shreves

    1. Adam C. Shreve b. ca 1812; d. 26 Mar. 1874 Dodsville, IA; m. Lewis Co. WV Bk4:185 23 Aug 1838 by Henry Bonnet; (mar. bond taken out 14 Aug. 1838 signed by Adam C. and John B. Shreve) RACHEL DEEN b. ca. 1820: (age 30 in 1850).

      A. Martha A. b. ca 1839

      B. Lucinda Jane b ca 1841 Lewis Co.; m. 10 Jan 1867 Upshur Co. James Dexter Deen b. ca 1838 Lewis Co. s/o Lair and Mahala Deen

      C. Catharine E. b. ca 1843; m. 1 Apr 1865 Upshur Co., William S. Newcome, b. ca 1837 Albemarle Co., VA; s/o M. and M. Newcome.

      D. Maryetta b. ca 1846

      E. Jacob D. b. ca 1848; d. 10 Sept 1853, 4y11m23d; Bk: 1:1

      F. John W. b. ca 1850

      G. Charles M. b. ca 1852

      H. Silas B. b. ca 1856

      I. Babe b. ca 1858

    2. Elizabeth "Betsy" Shreve b. 10 Dec. 1813 Lewis Co., (W)V; d. 11 Apr 1887 m. 24 Apr 1836 Loudoun Co., VA; Henry Jackson, s/o John and Elizabeth Cummins Jackson; b. 10 Jul 1774 Upshur Co., WV; d. 24 Feb 1852 Upshur Co., WV. After Henry's death, Betsy married 13 Dec. 1864 Harrison Co., (W)V #2 Samuel Sayre, s/o J. and E. Sayre.

      Note: bondsman for Henry and Betsy's marriage was Adam Shreve.

    3. Helen Shreve b. ca 1820; d. 1866-68 m. 1840 Upshur Co., WV; David Morrison b. 1817 (tombstone) d. 1898; s/o James and Elizabeth Morrison. Both bur. in the Vandalia Cemetery in Lewis County, WV. See children below.

      Children of David and Helen Shreve Morrison

      1. Jerome B. b. 22 Apr 1841 Lewis Co., WV; d. 6 Aug 1915 age 77 yrs. m. 25 Apr 1861 Elizabeth Susan Heck, of Botetourt County, VA, d/o Daniel and Mary Ann Heck; m. #2 Nettie Skidmore, d/o Elijah Skidmore of Barbour County.

        Jerome married Susan Heck and he lived in a house that stood just across the road form the M. P. Church in Vandalia. Here, in a shop that stood east from his residence he plied his trade as blacksmith during the Civil War and for some years afterward. He later moved to Buckhannon where he continued his trade and accounted the most skilled smith in all the country. He was a large man, of uncommon strength, possessing no surplus flesh, and no horse however wild could get away from him after he had once gotten a firm hold on its foot. He was exceedingly quick and to show his skill often won wagers in effectually welding broken caseknife blades. He finally retired, purchased a farm on Sand Run east from Buckhannon where he continued to live until he died well advanced in years. (Hardman. p. 48).

      2. James Monroe b. ca 1842 m. Martha A. Hardman, d/o John g. and Malinda Forinash Hardman of Braxton County.

      3. Mary Ellen b. 1844; m. Robert Johns; lived on Glady Fork of Stone Coal

      4. Marion Homer b. 1844 (twin to Mary Ellen) m. Mary Davis

      5. Sarah Melvina b. 1846 m. 22 Apr 1875 Lewis Co., WV James Martin

      6. Lafayette W. "Loc" b. 1848 m. 2 Feb 1871 Upshur Co., WV Rhoda Malone

      7. William Morrison b. 1850 m. #1 Marcelia Hardman; #2 Ida Ward

      8. Columbus B. b. 1852 m. 24 Aug 1871 Upshur co., Rachel Dean, s/o Saul; resided Vandalia until 1886 then West Milford, then Clarksburg. #2 Susan Sharp

      9. Leonidas "Lon" H. b. 1854 Lewis Co., WV; m. 17 Oct 1877 Upshur Co., WV Rosa Alice Curry. He was a merchant at Centerville/Rock Cave and lived in Burnsville, Braxton Co.

      10. Martha Ann b. 15 Mar 1856 Lewis Co., WV; m. Walter Powers, s/o Benoni Powers; moved to Fort Collins, CO.

      11. Verdelia Jane b. 20 Beg 1858 Lewis Co., WV; m. 23 Sep 1875 Lewis Co., WV Arviza "Vinton" Warner, s/o Adam of Big Skin Creek. Moved to Webster county.

      12. Viola b. July 1860 (LCDR Vol 1:53) m. 24 Mar 1878 Lewis Co., WV John Webster Strother/Strawder

      13. Cordelia Susan b. 1863: m. David West, s/o David West Sr. Moved to Colorado shortly after marriage.

      14. Dow Fulton b. 1866 m. #1 Carrie Sharps; #2 Miss Reed.

      After Helen's death, David m. Hannah Powers. Two children: Ora Ellen b. 1869 and Camden b. 21 Apr 1874.

      Source: Lewis and Upshur County Records; History of Big and Little Skin Creek Community (Vandalia) prepared by Sam W. Hardman - 1928.

      Unconfirmed but believed to be children of Joseph and Elizabeth

    4. JOHN B. b. 25 Jul 1805 (cal. from death record); d. 30 May 1888; 82y10m6d; (fills the male under 10 slot in 1810 census) (born bet 1800-1810); bur. Shreve Cem. His grave is unmarked (death record Bk:2:6;33); m. 27 May 1830 by Jacob Cozad in Lewis Co. ANNA HEAVNER (bond 26 May 1830 signed by Elias Heavner and John B. Brake Bk; 3:76); d. bef 1850; m. #2 26 Sept 1850 Lewis Co., NANCY BRYAN b. ca 1820.

      1. Martin E. b. 22 Dec. 1830 Lewis Co. W(V): d. 1909; buried Mt. Rupert. m. 10 Apr. 1850, Back Creek, Augusta Co., VA Elizabeth Padgett b. 8 Jun 1828; d/o Spotswood and Elizabeth Bridge Padgett. D. 24 Mar 1900 age 71y9m16d; bur. Mt. Rupert (obit) (at Elizabeth's death there were 82 grands and great grands - 62 of which were still living)

        1. John W. b. 11 February 1851

        2. Mary C. 8 Apr 1852

        3. Elizabeth F. 5 Sept 1853; Warren Dist

        4. Martha J. 18 May 1855; Warren Dist.

        5. Viola A. 15 Nov 1856; res. Mineral county.

        6. Minerva F. 21 Oct 1858

        7. Spotswood A. 12 Oct 1860

        8. James S. P. 23 Dec 1861

        9. Martin L. 18 Nov 1863

        10. Granville L. 26 Feb 1866

        11. Rosa E. 9 Nov 1870

          Source: Hardesty's Histories p. 148/149: no date on sketch. At time of writing Spotswood was dec. and all lived in Upshur Co., Union District with the exception of Viola, Elizabeth and Martha. Spotswood A. Padgett was born in VA in 1798 and Elizabeth Bridge Padgett was born in 1804. Martin E. was for twenty-five years superintendent of roads in Upshur county; was school commissioner 1864-7; was appointed notary public in 1880 and in May, 1883, elected school commissioner for four years. He was a farmer and practical surveyor of Union district, with post office address at Hinkles Mills, Upshur Co., WV.

      2. John A. b. ca 1833

      3. Newton Green. b. ca 1837 Lewis Co., (W)V; m. 1 Nov. 1859 Upshur Co., WV Martha Harper b. ca 1838 Pendleton Co., s/o Solomon and Mary M. Harper; #2 14 June 1896 Upshur Co. Ada Stevens b. ca 1872 Barbour Co., (ages 58/24) d/o John and Louisa Stevens.

      4. Henry O. Middleton b. ca 1839

      5. Granville P. b. ca 1841; m. Gran. J. Wood b. ca 1848 Bath Co., VA, d/o Joseph and Amanda J. Wood.

      6. Ellen D. b. ca 1844: m.17 Apr 1865 Upshur Co. Noah Brake, s/o Lemuel and Mary Brake

      7. Harrison D. b. ca 1847

        Children of Nancy

      8. Charles b. ca 1853

      9. Maybell b. ca 1860; m. 25 Nov 1876 Usphur Co., Perry L. Leyman b. ca 1855 s/o James W. and Mariah Leyman

      10. Richard d. 1863 Upshur Co., BK; 1:19

      Mt. Rupert Cemetery is located in Union District, Upshur Co., WV on Rt. 33 East on the left side of the road, across fron Mt. Rupert Church.

      Kesling Cemetery is in Union District, Upshur Co., WV.

    5. ABSOLOM b. ca 1808 (fills the male under 10 slot in 1810 (born bet 1800-1810); d. 5 Jan 1888 Upshur Co. age 77 bur. Kesling Cem. BK:2:2;grave unmarked m. LEVINA

      1. Amanda b. ca 1832; m. 17 Nov 1859 Upshur Co., James A. Watson (w) b. ca 1826 Green Co., VA; res. Randolph Co., s/o Susan.

      2. Cecelia b. ca 1834; m. 23 Feb 1869 Upshur Co., Goodman Simon (w) b. ca 1828 s/o Jacob and Mary Goodman.

      3. Malinda Jane b. ca 1836; m. 28 Mar 1868 Upshur Co., Thomas W. Snider (w) b. ca 1833 Augusta Co., VA; s/o Samuel B. and Mary J. Snider

      4. Jacob M. b. ca 1837 Lewis Co.;d. 7 dec. 1895 BK; 1A m. 27 Aug 1863 Upshur Co Dorcas E. Westfall b. ca 1846 d/o Watson and Rachel Westfall; d. 21 May 1900 age 56; bur. Mt. Rupert (her grave is unmarked) ten children (obit; Dorcas)

      5. Anthony b. ca 1838; d. 8 Mar 1863

      6. Mary E b. ca 1840

      7. Virginia b. ca 1844; d. 28 Sept 1882 age 30: BK;1:48; m. 24 Feb 1869 Upshur Co., William B. Smith b. ca 1844 Pocahontas Co., s/o James and Martha A. Smith.

      8. Child b. 1855 d. 30 May 1856 1y8m15d

      9. Mahala b. ca 1846; m. 3 Jan 1871 Uphsur Co. Harrison Reed b. ca 1846 Barbour Co., s/o John N. and Martha Reed.

      10. J. Harrison b. ca 1850

    Elizabeth and Joseph Shreve may also have been divorced. There is a Joseph Shreve age 67 b. PA farmer (b. ca 1783) living in Barbour County in 1850 with Rebecca age 37...Johannah 16, James 13 Mary E. 3 and Verdilla 8/12. Johannah and James may be Rebecca's children of a prior marriage. It is interesting to note that Helen Shreve Morrison named a daughter, Verdelia Jane in Feb. 1858. Could this child have been named after Helen's half-sister?

  2. MARY MAGDALINE b. 1782/83 d. 12 Mar 1866 Upshur Co., WV m. 17 Dec 1804 in Harrison Co., (W)V ISAAC REGER b. 19 Aug 1782/83 Hampshire Co., (W)V; d. 5 Aug 1851, Upshur Co., WV.; both are buried at Mt. Lebanon Cemetery on Hacker's Creek, Upshur Co., WV. Children:

    Isaac inherited the Reger homeplace on Big Run, (Burnersville) and in 1830 he sold it and settled on Upper Hacker's Creek (Upshur Co., WV)

    1. Ruth b. 14 Jul 1809; d. 6 Dec 1892 (82y4m1d); m. 12(bond)/17 Apr 1827 Lewis Co., (W)V John W. Marple b. 1805 s/o John Abram & Barbara (Weaver) Marple; d. 17 Aug 1880 (75y4m2d); Settled on Hacker's Creek nr. Isaac. Both buried McVaney Cemetery -row 7: Children (8)

    2. Rebecca b. 3 Oct 1811 (tombstone) ; d. 7 May 1894; m. 17 Jul 1831 Lewis Co., Nicholas McVaney b. 07 May 1802 VA; d. 16 May 1887; bother bur. McVaney Cemetery, Settled on Hacker's Creek nr her father's home. Children: (6)

    3. Philip b. and d. young

    4. Lydia Jane b. 16 Jun 1816 nr Buckhannon, Upshur Co., (W)V; d. 29 Apr 1877 Cisco, Ritchie Co., (W)V (RCDR p.32); m. 16 Feb. 1836 Lewis Co.(Bk:2:10), (W)V Henry J. Jackson b. 11 Aug 1813 Buckhannon, (W)V; d. 24 Jul 1865, Racine, Mason Co., WV; . Moved to Ritchie County and settled on the Hughes River in 1830. Children: (5)

    5. Elizabeth b. ca 1818; d. 1893 Sullivan Co., MO; m. 12 Apr 1838 Lewis Co., (W)V David T. Wolf; Migrated to MO ca 1856; Children: 9 children per Norma Smith - researcher, Fleming, Colorado.

      1. Isaac H. b. ca 1839

      2. Thomas J. b. ca 1841

      3. Olive b. ca 1844

      4. Rolandus R. b. ca 1846

      5. James R. b. ca 1848

    6. David Brake b. Apr 1821 Barbour Co., (W)V; d. 12 Apr 1906; m. 22 Feb 1844 Barbour Co., WV Elizabeth Neely b. 1 Dec 1822 Morgantown, (W)V; d. 5 Jul 1904 Berlin, Lewis Co., WV(81y7m4d); both bur. McVaney Cemetery; David died at the old home place on Hacker's Creek.

    7. Maria Reger b. 16 Jan 1824; d 11 Jun 1920 Montrose/Charleston, Lee Co., Iowa; bur; Old Charleston Cemetery; m. pr. ca 1845 Nimrod Scott b. 15 May 1819 VA; d. 12 Dec 1874 Charleston, Iowa; Moved to S.E. Iowa ca 1851/52 ( Charleston and Montrose are small towns near each other in Iowa.)

    (There are possibly two more children of Isaac Reger per Reger researcher Ada Lea Fitz - 1999)

  3. ABRAHAM W. b. 24 Jul 1786; d. ca 1880: m. MARY DAVIS b. 22 Jan 1787 s/o Josiah and Sophia Jackson Davis; d. 27 Feb. 1808.

    It is family tradition that although Abraham inherited the largest portion of his father's estate he died a pauper at age 94. Record of Upshur County 1880 Census list Abraham Brake, white male, age 95, Pauper; living in the County Poor House.

  4. JOHN B. b. 15 Dec. 1788 Hardy Co., (W)V; or 16 Jan 1789 Hardy Co., (W)V: d. 8 Oct 1875 Upshur Co., WV (86y9m23d) bur. HeavnerCemetery, Buckhannon, Upshur Co., WV: m. #1 RACHEL HYRE b. 1789, d/o Jacob and Virginia Elizabeth Powers Hyre: d. Mar. 1835 Buckhannon, (W)V; (age 37); bur. HeavnerCemetery;. #2 SOPHIA SEXTON LOOMIS b. abt 1800 Mass., d/o Noah and Miss Whatt Loomis.; d. 11 Jul 1881; bur. HeavnerCemetery; Sophia was the widow of John Loomis.

  5. LEAH ANN b. 5 Mar 1795; d. 8 Mar 1835 (age 43); m. 16 Jan 1813 ABRAM REGER b. 13 Sept 1795 Harrison Co., (W)V; (tombstone) ; d. 24 Aug 1883(tombstone) s/o John I and Elizabeth (West) Reger; both bur. Heavner's Cemetery, Buckhannon, WV. Children: 10

    Marriage record for Abram Reger (1795 - 1883) and Leah Ann Brake (1795 - 1835)

    (In Donald Farrimond's historical account of his family he states that Abram Reger lost his military discharge papers and had to submit several lengthy affidavits to show he was indeed the same Abram Reger who served in the War of 1812 and was honorable discharged from the Army in 1815. These affidavits (on file in the National Archives) proved to be invaluable in collecting family data.)

    1. Rev. John West DD b. 5 Feb 1815 VA; d. 6/7 Jul 1893; m. 1 Jul 1841 Rebecca Anne Brown, b. 1 Feb 1822 (tombstone), d/o Robert and Anna (Hawthorne) Brown;g/d/o Capt. John and Mary (Calvery) Hawthorne; d. 28 Jan 1893 (tombstone); both bur: Heavner Cemetery; Civil War John enlisted 2 Sept 1861 Pvt. 7th Va. Inf. Federal Army. Licensed to preach 7/17/1837

      1. Lee A. E. (L.A.E.R.H.) b. ca 1842; d. 1917 (tombstone reads: Lee Annie E. Reger, w/o John W.) m. 1 Jun 1871 Upshur Co., Major Jacob Heavner(GAR 3rd WV Calvary)b. 27 Jan 1841; d. 1927; s/o Elias and Elizabeth Hyre Heavner; both bur. Heavner's Cemetery.

        a. Baby son d. 28 Jun 1881; bur. Heavner - weathered stone.

        b. Rita Bessie Brown b. 1864; d. 31 Jan 1946; age 42; m. Franklin Porter Maxwell (Tombstone: 1870-1946 age 76)

        1) Virginia Lee b. 1899; d. 1944; m. Hudson Farnsworth (1899-1945); both bur. Heavner's

      2. Mary Celia b. 1850; d. 1922 m. 1 Nov 1868 Upshur Co., by Rev. A. A. Reger Lt. Col. John L. Hurst.b. 11 Apr 1844 Charlottsville; d. 1918; s/o John & Mary C. Underwood Hurst; both bur. Heavner Cemetery. Col. Hurst was a cattle merchant and real estate dealer in Buckhannon. "I remember him as a rather spare, nervous man, full of energy and go. He had a habit of snuffling, and I have heard dad say he could tell how far along Hurst was in a deal by the speed with which he walked and the intensity of his snuffing. The closer the consummation of the deal, the more the snuffing. " (Our Neighbors, by French Morgan p.16)

        a. Anna Lee Hawthorn b. Aug 1869; d. 1955; m. 2 Sep 1890 Buckhannon, William Post.

        " William Post built the large stone house on the island. (family resided at 8 Island Ave, Buckhannon) He had two sons, Isaac and John. One of the sons, Isaac, I believe it was, developed a mental condition and had to be confined in the end, most of the time being held in the family residence, the windows to his room being barred with iron rods. I have seen the rods. Mr. Post was an influential and leading businessman of the town. He moved to Miami, Fl in 1936 and d. there 9 May 1942 at the age of 89. His wife and son, John, survived him." (Our Neighbors, p. 16)

        1) Isaac Hurst Post b. 1893; d. 1936. He was a graduate of WV Wesleyan College and a WWI Veteran - Coast Guard Station 206. He later attended Harvard University pursuing law when his health broke down and he became an invalid. He is bur. Heavner's Cemetery

        2) John Hawthorn d. aft 1942

        3) William Louis b. 5 Sept 1891; d. 22 July 1892; bur. Lot 4 Heavner's Cemetery.

        b. Marion R. b. 1875 m. P. H. Koblegard from Clarksburg. He had a connection with the wholesale house known as Armstrong, Crislip and Day, later the Weidenhamer, and now the Gaston establishment. Marion lived at 218 E. Main St., Clarksburg, WV.

        1.) Hurst Hanson

      3. Dr. Robert A. (MD) b. 23 Sept 1857 Charleston, WV; d 1931; m. 6 Oct 1878 Upshur Co., WV Margaret T. Janney b. May 1859; d. 1944; d/o T. and Mary E. Janney; both bur. Heavner's Cemetery. This family lived on the south side of Main Street in Buckhannon, WV.

        a. Mary Rebecca b. Sep 1882; m. Harry Philson. Mary was a 1902 grad from the Seminary in Buckhannan. Family resided in Meyersdale, PA

        b. Roberta Anna b. Nov 1892 m. Dr. Lakin Roberts; resided in Delaware, OH; in later years Roberta made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Melvin S. Risinger in Elkins, WV. (Warren Lee Witschey, " A Brief Biography of Reverend John West Reger, DD")

      4. John J. B. died in his second year. Reger Papers - Rare Book Room - Wesleyan College

    2. Maj. Albert Gallatin b. 25 Dec 1818 Upshur Co.; d. 20/30 Nov 1893 Philipi, WV ; m. 16 May 1844 Mary Rebecca Seay of Columbus, Fluvanna, Co., VA; b. 31 Dec 1825; d. 21 Nov. 1904 Maj. Served in the Civil War under Stonewall Jackson; lived at Philipi, WV;

      1. Henningham R. b. 1852; d. m. 3 Jun 1876 Barbour Co., WV Hon. David W. Gall; s/o John J. and Rebecca Sayre Gall. Children: Minnie/Mary C.; J. Camden; Albert D.

      2. Dr. Alfred G. b. 26 apr 1854; d. 28 Jun. 1898; bur. Woodlawn Cem. m. ca 1879 Margaret E. Barnes. Son: Dr. Albert Barnes b. 20 Jan 1880; d. 22 May 1901.

      3. Shelton b. 9 Jul 1855; m. 27 Nov 1879 Baltimore, Md, Ella Bonn. Sheldon was an attorney.

      4. John Thomas b. ca 1859 . m.1902 Asbury UM Church, Belington, WV Mary Catherine Curry

        a. Edna m. Bernard Dennis

        b. Albert m. Olive Bernier; 2 children: John Allen and Robert Bernier.

      5. Mary Alberta b. ca 1863m. 24 Dec 1883 Barbour Co., WV William Arthur Pitts b. 1853 Scottsville, VA; s/o Charles and Cassandra Thurman Pitts. 3 children: Alma Virginia, Mamie Reta, Thurman Reger.

      Source: Ada Lea Fitz from book published by Barbour Historical Society. Information submitted by Edna Reger Dennis.

    3. Abram Jr. b. 1825; d. on ship, taken off at Cincinnati, Ohio; m. ca 1845 Elizabeth McCoy b. ca 1825, d/o Joseph McCoy of Peck's Run;

      1. Albert Gallfield b. 17 Dec 1848 Barbour Co., WV; d. 25 Dec 1928 Pleasant Dale Cem. Selbyville, WV m. Louise Rexroad d/o Thomas Rexroad.

      2. Celia m. Mell Ross

      3. Abram Columbus b. Jun 1850 Upshur Co., WV; d. 9 May 1923 bur. Marple Chapel, Upshur; m. #1 19 Dec 1878 Fannie Boyles; #2 16 Dec 1888 Laura Jane Ware.

    4. John Brake m. Phoebe Cool; According to the John Reger papers in the Rare Book Room at Weslayan College in Buckhannon, WV, this family went to Illinois and then to Fairbury/Mason Nebraska.

      1. John A. d. 18 Aug 1859; d. age 20 days. bur. Heavner Cemetery

      2. Alfred d. 8 Nov 1863; age 1 yr 6m 10 d. bur. Heavner Cemetery

      3. Abram

      4. Austin

      5. Lee

        Above last three married and lived in/nr Mason, Nebraska

      6. Wes - single

      7. Mary died young.

    5. Cecelia b. ca 1816 m. 9 Mar 1837 Lewis Co., (W)V by Benjamin F. Sedwick, George Simons. In 1850 this family was living in Barbour Co., (W)V with four children. In 1860 they were in Linn Co., MO, Twp 50, Range 22, on more child in the family. Family researcher CeeAnn Neuenschwander has not been able to find Cecelia and George after 1860, however, their daughter, Permelia Rebecca married Matthew Wallace Camp on 22 Sept 1872 in Linn Co., MO. From their they went to White Rock Twp., Republic Co, KS. The Reger Papers in the Rare Book Room, Weslayan College, says George and Celia died in MO.

      1. Aletha b. ca 1840; m. Jacob Sargent; on child, George, age 1 in 1870

      2. Jacob b. ca 1842

      3. Permalia Rebecca b. 1 Sep 1846; d. 25 May 1933 Melbourne, IA. Bur Rexford, Thomas Co., KS. m. 22 Sept 1872 Matthew Wallace Camp d. 26 Nov 1905 Sheridan Co., KS. of Linn Co., MO. 8 children

      4. Abram R. b. ca 1849

      5. Mary E. b. 1854 MO

    6. Elizabeth b. ca 1821: d 192-: m. ca 1839 George T. Pickens b. 1817/18. Notes say they were married at the farm home of the bride's father nr Buckhannon, WV, known as the Carper place. Moved to Hancock Co., IL near Carthage at the outbreak of the Civil War and later to Kansas. Children: 13

      1. Mary b. ca 1839 m.11 Jun 1857 Gebs/GilesRankin ; res. Kansas; 4 children

      2. Leah Ann b. ca 1842 m. 16 Sep 1858 Barbour, (W)V; #1 Levi Johnson; lived Elks Cree, Barbour Co., then moved to nr. Carthage, Hancock Co., IL; #2 S. B. Wilson.

      3. Rachel b. ca 1844 m. 24 Sep 1865 Barbour Co., #1 Dr.Wm R. Kincaid of Burnside, Barbour Co., #2 Charles Waldrin of Kansas, having moved there with her father's family. No issue.

      4. Elizabeth b. ca 1846 m. Stanley L. Habart; lived in Carthage; 5 children

      5. Rebecca b. ca 1847; died young.

      6. John W. b. Oct 1849 m. Sarah Adams; lived near Carthage, IL; 9 children

      7. Orlando m. Vienna Skidmore; lived in Kansas; 4 children

      8. Emma Bell m. John West; 5 children.

      9. Alfred d. young

      10. Stella m. Dr. Everett A. Wood; 2 children

      11. Lula M. m Harvey Pence; 3 children

      12. Herman; d. young

      Source: Dean Johnson, Missouri

    7. Rebecca Ann b. ca 1832 VA; d. 29 Mar 1916, Chelsea, Atlantic City, NJ; m. ca 1846 Thomas Edward Seay b. 1822 Fort Union, Va; both buried in the family plot at Ft. Union. (Farrimond Papers): This family resided near Columbus, Ohio for over 40 years. In the 1850 census for Barbour Co., WV Thomas is a bricklayer and a Susan Seay age 57 is living with him - probably his mother. Children: 2 known

      Obituary: Mrs. Rebecca Ann Reger Seay was born at the old Carper Place near Buckhannon, W. VA., February 10, 1831, died at her home in Chelsea, Atlantic City, N.J, 29 Mar, 1916. Mrs. Seay was connected with a very prominent line of ancestors, both in reference to the history of our country and of the Methodist Episcopal Church. She was a cousin of "Stonewall" Jackson, and , in a sense possessed some of his characteristics. (not a blood cousin, but probably through marriage in the Brake family). During the Civil War she helped nurse the wounded soldiers while her husband was at the front, and at the same time kept her little family together during the long years of strife. Her grandfather, John Reger, Sr., built the first Methodist Episcopal Church in West Virginia at Peck's Run. Two of her brothers were ministers of the Methodist Episcopal Church, one of whom, the Rev. John W. Reger, was the founder of the Wesleyan University at Buckhannon, W. V., and a member of the Baltimore Conference. The other brother, Rev. A. A. Reger, organized the Methodist Church at Carthage, Ill. Her father was the late Major Abram Reger, and her mother was Leah Ann Brake Reger. Richmond (VA) Times Dispatch.

      [Many of the family of Jacob Brake and Mary Slaughter claim that they are cousins to Stonewall Jackson. This relationship is made only by marriage through the family of Jacob's brother, John. John's sons, Isaac and Jacob, married sisters of Stonewall's father, Mary and Rachel Brake, respectively who were daughters of Col. Edward Jackson, grandfather of Stonewall. John's daughter, Elizabeth Weatherholt Brake married Col. Edward Jackson as his second wife. Thus, she became the step-grandmother of Stonewall and was credited with raising him. Families lived close together and interacted in each others lives. And, there are many intermarriages with the Brake/Jackson families down the line. It is only natural that they would consider themselves cousins of sort, however, there is no blood relation to Stonewall that is known. - Linda]

      1. Sarah T. b. ca 1847

      2. Alfred E. C. b. Apr. 1850 prob. Barbour Co., (W)V.

    8. Rev. Alfred Alphaeus. (orthodox minister) b. 11 Nov 1822 Upshur Co., (W)V; d. 22 Jun 1902 Secor, IL; bur. Mt. Ayr Cemetery, Ringold, Co., Iowa; m. 6 Jun 1843 Frances A. Ludington b. Michigan; d. 1902. " He was favored in his birth, inheriting many noble traits of character from his ancestors. His mother was especially made a blessing to him; he frequently referred to her, both publicly and in social circles, and as long as he lived observed each recurring anniversary of her death. Many years ago when writing to a friend he said: " My mother's death was the immediate cause of my giving my heart to Jesus, which I did June 5, 1835." Though his early literary advantages were limited, such was his desire of knowledge, and his natural intellectual ability and untiring effort as a student, that he compared very favorable with the ministers of his period. On 11/25/1840 at a quarterly meeting held in Weston, VA., Alfred was licensed to preach. In 1841 he was received on trail in the Pittsburg conference. On 7/16/1843, he was ordained Deacon by Bishop Joshua Soule; on 7/6/1845 in Elizabethtown he was ordained Elder by Bishop Hamlin. After this he labored in his native state for 24 years., he was twice appointed P. E., first in the Charleston district , and later on the Parkersburg Dist. About 1869 he and his family moved to Illinois, where he filled several appointments, he lived near Carthage, IL. Unfortunately his voice which was impaired failed entirely and he was placed on the retired list, but until the close of life he was intensely alive to every interest connected to the church, and never so happy as when working for the Master. He was a soldier during the Civil War in the Union Army. His last words: "I now go to be with my Blessed Saviour."

      "Miss Frances A. Ludington, a true and noble woman, one in every way adapted to the high calling of minister's wife, who, wherever their united lot was cast left an enviable record, and constantly encouraged her husband onward and upward in his ministerial and intellectual achievements.

      ( History of Uphsur Co., W. VA. p. 548). Children: 4

      1. William Albert b. 18 Feb 1852 Wheeling, WV; d. 27 Oct 1901 Eureka Springs, AR; m. 25 Dec. 1870 Leon, IA Mary Olive Ellis b. 19 Feb. 1858 nr Pulaski, IA; d. 1 June 1926; both bur. Rose Hill Cem., Mt. Ayr, IA. William was postmaster at Mt. Ayr and also owned a music store.

      2. Horace L. b. 5 Nov 1858 Wheeling WV; d. 6 Jun 1923 Rose Hill Cem., Mt. Ayr, IA. M. Tilda McKay.

      3. Jennie F. m. 28 Jan 1872 James C. Butler of Secor, IL.

      4. Harry James b. 4 Apr 1863 Morgantown, WV; d. 16 Dec 1926 Mt. Ayr, IA; m. 23 Jun 1886 Orpha Willey b. 1863 Agency City nr. Ottumwa, IA d/o Andrew and Sarah (Warren) Willey. Harry was publisher of the Benton Co., Star, Norway, IA

      Information from the Crites History, by MRs. N. W. Lutz (June Shaull) of Grand Rapids, MI.

    9. Leah b. 28 Feb 1835 Lewis Co., (W)V; d. 6 Aug 1918 m. 5 Aug 1851 in Marietta, OH (certificate)Stephen Post b. 26 Feb 1830 Lewis Co., (W)V, s/o Daniel and Mary (Hefner) Post; d. 6 Feb 1917 Fulton Co., IL; both bur. Maryville Cemetery, Bryant, IL.
      Image of Stephen and Leah (Reger) Post family.

      1. Loretta Jane b. Sept 1852 Upshur Co., VA m. 12 Sept 1872 (D:201) Joshua A. Williams. He was a blacksmith in St. David, IL.

      2. Elam Ezra (Elmon) b. 10 Feb 1854; m. Sophronia Hufford, d/o Levi Hufford. He was a farmer in Putman Twp, Fulton Co., IL.

      3. Alverta C. b. Nov. 1855 Upshur Co., (W)V; m. ca 1874 Barton C. Weaver b. Jul 1850.

      4. Emezetta b. Sept 1858 Upshur Co., (W)V; m. ca 1876 John Long of Bryant, IL b. Dec 1851.

      5. Albert S. b. Mar 1861 Upshur Co., (W)V; m. #1 Laura Faw. After her death he married #2 her sister, Effie Faw- she died and he m. # 3 Myrtle Weber of Washburn, IL.

      6. Daniel Arthur b. 15 Sep 1865 Liverpool, IL; d. 27 Sep 1943 m. 6 Oct 1887 Buckhart, IL Minerva E. Horton

      7. Oscar L. b. 18 Dec 1870; m. Laura Kelly d/o Samuel Kelly of Buckwheat Twp.

      8. Earl b. 22 Apr 1882 m. Lena Wilcoxen. She died young.

      Information on this family came from Donald J. Farrimond, Villa Park, IL a descendant of Daniel Arthur Post. Fulton County History, pp 1042/443 gives history of this Post family. Donald Farrimond is a member of The Illinois Society of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution by descent from Jacob Brake. #128653

    10. West (Pickens researchers have placed him here) b./d/ young

    After the death of Leah Anne, Abram m. Permalia Rohrbough b. 1811 Harrison Co., (W)V. In April 1855 he moved to Carthage, Illinois and lived there for about 20 years returning to WV after Permalia's death. There were seven children born to Permalia and Abram.

    "Abram had a powerful physique, a champion of all sports of the period and an exceptionally fine marksman. He was in the War of 1812, 1st Lt. in his uncle's, Capt. John Bozarth's, Company Va. Militia. Prior to the Civil War he and his second wife moved to Illinois". (History of Upshur Co.)

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