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Reach Family

Jacque Otts and I have made several discoveries over the last year regarding the ancestors and descendants of Charles REACH who died in Bibb Co. in 1833. Following is some of the information and the sources we used. We have more information on sources and notes than I am posting here. If you would like more info, email me at B B Perry or Jacque Otts. Both of us have extensive family commitments right now, however, so be patient. We'll eventually get back to you!

Charles REACH m. Temperance EMBRY May 25, 1792 in Wake Co., NC (Source: "Marriages of Wake Co., NC 1770-1868." comp. by B. Holcomb, Genealogical Publishing Co., 1983). He married Milly BAILEY November 12, 1806 in Oglethorpe Co., Georgia (Source: Georgia Marriages to 1850, This is the Milly listed in his will. This breaks down the children as follows:

Descendants of Charles Reach

Generation No. 1

1. CHARLES1 REACH (JEREMIAH PARKERA, TIMOTHYB RICH) was born Abt. 1762 in South Carolina?, and died 1833 in Bibb Co., Alabama. He married (1) TEMPERANCE EMBRY May 25, 1792 in Wake Co., North Carolina, daughter of THOMAS EMBRY and ANNE JACKSON. She died Bef. 1806. He married (2) MILLY BAILEY November 12, 1806 in Oglethorpe Co., Georgia. She was born 1790 in South Carolina, and died 1850 in Bibb Co., Alabama.


i. FRANCES2 REACH, d. Bet. 1854 - 1856, Hickman Co., Kentucky?; m. THOMAS SPICER, November 24, 1815, Morgan Co., Georgia; b. Abt. 1790, Tennessee.

ii. PATSY REACH, d. Aft. 1854; m. HOWELL CAMPBELL, November 11, 1810, Morgan Co., Georgia.

iii. ENOCH REACH, b. Abt. 1791, Georgia or Tennessee; d. Aft. 1860.

iv. CHARLOTTE REACH, b. Abt. 1800, Georgia; d. Aft. September 1867; m. JAMES SPICER; b. Abt. 1763, North Carolina; d. Bef. October 1850, Humphreys Co., Tennessee.

v. SUSANNAH REACH, b. Abt. 1803; d. 1825, Bibb Co., Alabama; m. ARCHIBALD B. SMITH, 1821; b. 1800, Georgia?; d. 1838.

vi. HENRY REACH, b. Abt. 1805, Georgia or South Carolina; d. Aft. 1854; m. SARAH BRACKNELL, May 3, 1840, Bibb Co., Alabama; b. Abt. 1823, Alabama.


vii. SARAH (SALLY)2 REACH, b. Abt. 1809, Georgia; m. ARCHIBALD B. SMITH, July 6, 1830, Bibb Co., Alabama; b. 1800, Georgia?; d. 1838.

viii. BAILEY REACH, b. 1811, Georgia; m. TELITHA(CUMA) MEDDERS, May 10, 1830, Bibb Co., Alabama; b. 1811, Twiggs Co., Georgia.

ix. JESSE REACH, b. Abt. 1813, Georgia; d. Aft. 1854; m. HENRIETTA MILLER, April 22, 1836, Bibb Co., Alabama.

x. JAMES CRAWFORD REACH, b. August 27, 1818, Tennessee; d. August 20, 1895, West Blocton, Bibb Co., Alabama; m. (1) SILENA ELIZABETH LOONEY, January 11, 1838, Bibb Co., Alabama; b. September 27, 1820, Tennessee; d. Bibb Co., Alabama; m. (2) REBECCA MCDONYLE, November 5, 1889, Blocton, Bibb Co., Alabama.

xi. CHARLES F. REACH, b. Abt. 1820, Tennessee; d. Abt. 1850, Bibb Co., Alabama; m. NANCY REDD, March 28, 1844, Bibb Co., Alabama; b. April 9, 1823, Alabama; d. December 31, 1883, Bibb Co., Alabama.

xii. JEREMIAH REACH, b. Abt. 1827, Tennessee; d. Bet. 1854 - 1857; met (1) EUNICE ALLEN; m. (2) SILVY KORNEGAY, February 6, 1845, Bibb Co., Alabama; b. August 7, 1827; d. February 2, 1901, Bibb Co., Alabama.

In addition, various Wake Co., NC records indicate that our Charles REACH was often spelling his name Charles RICH and was the youngest son of Jeremiah Parker REACH/RICH and Mary HUNTER. Jeremiah REACH/RICH d. in Wake Co., NC in 1780. See his will, in which son Charles was named executor, at: 

The family of Jeremiah REACH/RICH and Mary HUNTER:

Descendants of Jeremiah Parker Reach

Generation No. 1

1. JEREMIAH PARKER1 REACH (TIMOTHYA RICH) was born Bef. 1730 in England?, and died October 1780 in Wake Co., North Carolina. He married MARY HUNTER Bef. November 24, 1758 in Goochland Co., Virginia, daughter of ANDREW HUNTER and JANE ?. She was born Abt. 1737.


i. CHARITY2 REACH, m. JAMES HILSMAN, August 9, 1783, Wake Co., North Carolina.

ii. JACOB REACH, d. Roane Co., Tennessee; m. ANNA RITCH.



v. SUSANNA REACH, b. Abt. 1753, Wake Co., North Carolina; d. Aft. 1824; m. JAMES BRIDGES, Abt. 1774, Wake Co., North Carolina; b. Abt. 1761, Wake Co., North Carolina; d. 1820, Oglethorpe Co., Georgia.

vi. JESSE REACH, b. November 24, 1758, Goochland Co., Virginia.

vii. JUDITH REACH, b. January 2, 1761, Goochland Co., Virginia; m. WILLIAM DODD.

viii. CHARLES REACH, b. Abt. 1762, South Carolina?; d. 1833, Bibb Co., Alabama; m. (1) TEMPERANCE EMBRY, May 25, 1792, Wake Co., North Carolina; d. Bef. 1806; m. (2) MILLY ELIZABETH BAILEY, November 12, 1806, Oglethorpe Co., Georgia; b. 1790, South Carolina; d. 1850, Bibb Co., Alabama.

Mary HUNTER is the dau. of  Andrew HUNTER and Jane ?. See Andrew HUNTER's will. 
Finally, Jeremiah Parker REACH is the son of Timothy RICH and Catherine PARKER. 

Descendants of Timothy Rich

Generation No. 1

1. TIMOTHY1 RICH was born Abt. 1700 in England, and died Bef. 1736 in Goochland Co., Virginia. He married CATHERINE PARKER Bef. 1725 in England. She was born Abt. 1700 in England.


i. NIMROD2 REACH, b. Abt. 1732; m. MARY ?.

ii. CATHERINE REACH, b. Bef. 1730.

iii. JEREMIAH PARKER REACH, b. Bef. 1730, England?; d. October 1780, Wake Co., North Carolina; m. MARY HUNTER, Bef. November 24, 1758, Goochland Co., Virginia; b. Abt. 1737.

iv. TIMOTHY REACH, b. Bef. 1730; m. MARY JOHNSTON, Abt. 1751.

v. WILLIAM REACH, b. Bef. 1730.

vi. DAVID REACH, b. Abt. 1734, Goochland Co., Virginia; d. Abt. October 1780, Halifax Co., Virginia?.

Although we have not definitively proven that our Charles REACH is the Charles REACH/RICH of Wake Co., NC, the evidence uncovered so far points that way. Also, Nimrod REACH who d. in Bibb Co. in 1830 was the first cousin of Charles (Nimrod3, Timothy2, Timothy1).

There is a RICH Family Assocation, which we are able to join. Their web site:

Beverly Reach Perry
Huntsville, Ala.






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