Garrett Ream

Garrett Ream

Male 1777 - 1847  (70 years)
Person ID: I27529  Sharon Vitter's Relative


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  • Name Garrett Ream  [1, 2
    Born 1777  Everett, Bedford, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Birth Abt 1768 Somerset Co., PA. Modified | History 29 January 2012 by vlorett/davis/1799840
    Gender Male 
    Died 19 Sep 1847  Bens Creek, Conemaugh, Somerset, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Griffith Burial Grounds, Conemaugh, Somerset, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2

    Parents

    Family ID: F22038 Group Sheet  |  Family Chart  
    Father Capt. Andrew Ream, Jr. (ID:I29902),   b. 4 Jul 1737, Cocalico, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1813, Somerset, Somerset, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Susanna Fiesser (ID:I30613),   d. DECEASED 
    Married UNKNOWN 

    Family 1

    Family ID: F22039  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Wife 1 Elizabeth Croyle (ID:I29905),   b. 1780, Cambria, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. DECEASED 
    Married UNKNOWN 
    Married 1811  Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1822  Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1825  Cambria, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1830  Cambria, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 

    Family 2

    Family ID: F20353  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Wife 2 Catharine J. Weaver (ID:I25620),   b. 22 Sep 1777, (Before 1813 Lebanon County, Pennsylvania was a part of Lancaster and Dauphin Counties), Lebanon, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1864, Scalp Level, Cambria, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 1799  Bedford, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
      1. Jacob Ream (ID:I27532),   b. 2 Mar 1800, Quemahoning, Somerset, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1888, Johnstown, Cambria, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
      2. Elizabeth Ream (ID:I27533),   b. 1801, Bedford, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1875, Liberty, Crawford, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
      3. Sarah Ream (ID:I27530),   b. Abt 1805, Yoder, Cambria, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 1896, Braddock Hills, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 91 years)
      4. John Ream (ID:I49240),   b. 29 Mar 1805, Conemaugh, Somerset, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1864, Conemaugh, Somerset, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
      5. David Ream (ID:I29906),   b. 1807, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. DECEASED
      6. William Ream (ID:I27536),   b. 1810, Conemaugh, Cambria, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1891, Cambria, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
      7. Mariah Ream (ID:I27537),   b. 12 Mar 1812, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1887  (Age 74 years)
      8. Daniel Ream (ID:I29908),   b. 1813,   d. 6 Mar 1853, Cambria, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
      9. Zipporah Ream (ID:I29903),   b. 10 Dec 1813, Boalsburg, Centre, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1872, Boalsburg, Centre, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
      10. James Ream (ID:I29910),   b. 1814, Cambria, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. DECEASED
      11. Samuel Ream (ID:I56764),   b. 1816, Cambria, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1858, Cambria, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
      12. Miss Ream (ID:I29909),   b. 1820, Cambria, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. DECEASED
      13. Julia Ann Ream (ID:I29907),   b. Sep 1822, Portage, Cambria, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1902, Mill Run, Fayette, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years)

    Other Personal Events

    LifeSketch ABOUT GARRETT. PER HIS SON'S OBITUARY: The deceased was a son of Garrett Ream, long since dead, who came here from Bloody Run, Bedford County, when the present century was very young indeed, and settled on Yoder Hill, some little distance back of the cemetery site, the approach to the old homestead being by a road leading up the mountain a little beyond the present residence of Mr. T. L. Hunt. He did considerable clearing there, but never farmed a great deal. Farming was too slow for Garrett Ream, and he conceived the idea of navigating the Conemaugh to Pittsburgh in the high-water season, so he went into the boat building business. He built his own flat-boats, took fright to Pittsburgh on the bosom of the floods, and sold the boats there to coalers, who sent them on down the Ohio as far as New Orleans. His first load was a flitting, and he sold the boat for $100, footing it back home a rich man. Another boat was soon built, and the demand for his craft grew so that he established a \"shipyard\" on the Stonycreek where the U. B. Church now stands. Then he got the contract for boating the pig iron made at Shade Furnace, in Somerset County, which was built in 1807 or 1808, and of the Benscreek Furnace, operated by George S. King, Bell, and others, and moved his boat-yard to Benscreek, where he also built a sawmill. By this time his sons \"Jake,\" only recently deceased, and \"Billy\" were \"good chunks of boys,\" scarcely more than five feet tall, but tough as pine knots and sinewy as Indians. They began to do the boating, while the father devoted more time to the business here. The boats were fifty or sixty feet long and eighteen feet wide, and would easily carry from fifty to sixty tons of pig iron. For carrying the iron to Pittsburgh the Reams received $12 per ton. The trip from here to Pittsburgh occupied about two days on the flood, the boats \"tying up\" at night. The boys would always walk home, the trip consuming about two days and a half. The Reams enjoyed a very prosperous trade in boat-building and iron-carrying until 1834, when the canal was opened and the dams in the river made navigation for their flat-boats impossible. Other parties had in the meantime engaged in the carrying trade, but Jake made the last trip down the river, and had great difficulty getting past the first dam to be constructed. It was the boast of the boys that they knew every rock and island in the channel. It was \"Jake\" Ream who had the great fight with \"Pete\" Gates, and which, though it occurred over fifty years ago, is still well remembered by our older citizens, they having fought on the ice and \"chawed\" each other like bull-dogs. Gates was a giant in size but Jake got away with him. Like Billy, he was a fighter and never got left. Garrett Ream was the father of fourteen children, all but one of whom- Mrs. Penrod, of Braddock- are now dead. Mrs. Penrod was with Billy when he breathed his last. Billy was the father of twelve children, six of whom are living, -- PER FINDAGRAVE 
    FSID LZGH-3TQ 
    Occupation Boat builder 
    Residence 19 Sep 1847  Conemaugh, Somerset, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Ream Garrett Headstone
    Ream Garrett Headstone
  • Event Map

    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1777 - Everett, Bedford, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1799 - Bedford, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1811 - Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1822 - Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1825 - Cambria, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1830 - Cambria, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 Sep 1847 - Bens Creek, Conemaugh, Somerset, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Griffith Burial Grounds, Conemaugh, Somerset, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 19 Sep 1847 - Conemaugh, Somerset, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Jacob Weaver By Patricia M Durst-Shaffer Document
    Jacob Weaver By Patricia M Durst-Shaffer Document
    Headstones
    Ream Garrett Headstone
    Ream Garrett Headstone

  • Source Citations

    1. [S785] Jacob Weaver Family, Patricia M. Durst-Shaffer, (Name: Local genealogical society;).
      Jacob Weaver By Patricia M Durst-Shaffer Document
      Jacob Weaver By Patricia M Durst-Shaffer Document


    2. [S1251] Find A Grave, Garrett Ream.
      https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/68717080/garrett-ream
      Ream Garrett Headstone
      Ream Garrett Headstone


    3. [S1251] Find A Grave, Garrett Ream 19 Sep 1847.
      Garrett Ream
      BIRTH 1777
      USA
      DEATH 19 Sep 1847 (aged 69–70)
      Bens Creek, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, USA
      BURIAL
      Griffith Burial Grounds
      Conemaugh Township, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, USA Add to Map
      MEMORIAL ID 68717080
      https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/68717080/garrett-ream