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Reamey Family

Submitted by Gene Reamey

FIRST GENERATION

1.  Gene Wayne Reamey was born in Mecklenburg County, Virginia.  Gene Wayne Reamey went by Wayne while in high school. Also used Wayne in the Navy and in the work force.
 
He attended North Miami High Junior High School in North Miami, Dade
County, Florida from which he graduated the ninth grade in June 1955. At
that time the new high school was still being built so all students from
the 8th grade and above attended one high school that combined the jurior
and serior high classes together. The student population was 3,200
students. Wayne then continued his schooling at North Miami Serior High,
gratuating with 557 other students in June 1958.
 
While attend high school his family lived in Sunhaven Terrace Park in
Ojus, Dade County, Florida. His home room at North Miami High was #3.
Wayne was low keyed in high school and did not get involved in very many
school activities. He did attend the senior prom with Gail Wilder. She
was not a member of the "Class of 1958".
 
After graduating from high school Wayne joined the United States Navy.
When Wayne was discharged from the Navy he went to work for DuPont in
Martinsville, Henry County, Virginia, working in the fibers division.
Wayne retired after twenty nine years from DuPont but stayed in
Martinsville.
 
Wayne's hobbies include hunting, traveling across the United States,
racing and sports fan. He is also a very big Civil War buff.
 
Wayne has ancestors who fought in the Revolutionary War, War of 1812 and
the Civil War. Many of his lines go back to the mid-1600's in Virginia.
Wayne's ancestry goes back 32 generations, through the English and
Scottish Royal families and the landed genrty.
 
Gene Wayne Reamey married Rebecca Campbell in November 22, 1962. She goes by the name of Becky. Her parents are John L. Campbell and Blanch Mills. Blanch married a second time to Edwin H. Seay. From the second marriage Blanch had another daughter named Donna Seay and a son named Michael Seay.
 
Gene Wayne Reamey and Becky Campbell had two sons:

1) Kevin Wayne Reamey was born in Hollywood, Broward County, Florida. He married Lynn Smith and had one daughter named Billie Leigh Reamey. He then married 3rd to Denise
Jenkins.
 
2) Patrick Wayne Reamey was born in Martinsville, Henry County, Virginia. He married Tamara Turner and they have one son named Patrick Wayne Reamey Jr.
 
The surname Reamey was originally Remi in France in the 1400's but
changed to Remy after his ancestors arrived in the Virginia Colony in the
mid-1600's. In the mid-1700's, each of  the sons of Asbury Remy took
different spellings of the surname that included Ramey, Rainey, Raney,
Rayme, Reamy and Reamey.
 
A few Remy cousins include county singer Loretta Lynn and Patty Loveless.
Patty's mother was Ruth Ramey from the Kentucky branch of the line.
 
Another hobby Wayne has is doing family genealogical research. Through
his research he found that he had a few ancestors who fought in the Civil
War for the Confederacy. This love for his ancestors led Wayne to join
the National Sons of the Confederacy organization with his two sons,
Kevin and Patrick, and his grandson in 2003.
 
Today, the Sons of Confederate Veterans is preserving the history and
legacy of these heroes, so future generations can understand the motives
that animated the Southern Cause. The SCV is the direct heir of the
United Confederate Veterans, and the oldest hereditary organization for
male descendants of Confederate soldiers. Organized at Richmond, Virginia
in 1896, the SCV continues to serve as a historical, patriotic, and
non-political organization dedicated to insuring that a true history of
the 1861-1865 period is preserved.
 
Membership in the Sons of Confederate Veterans is open to all male
descendants of any veteran who served honorably in the Confederate armed
forces. Membership can be obtained through either direct or collateral
family lines and kinship to a veteran must be documented genealogically.
The minimum age for membership is 12.
 
Charge to the Sons of Confederate Veterans:

"To you, Sons of Confederate Veterans, we will commit the vindication of
the cause for which we fought. To your strength will be given the defense
of the Confederate soldier's good name, the guardianship of his history,
the emulation of his virtues, the perpetuation of those principles which
he loved and which you love also, and those ideals which made him
glorious and which you also cherish. Are you also ready to die for your
country? Is your life worthy to be remembered along with theirs? Do you
choose for yourself the greatness of soul?
 
Not in the clamour of the crowded street,
Not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng,
 But in ourselves are triumph and defeat."



SECOND GENERATION

2.  Glenward Earl Reamey was born on January 5, 1912 in Mecklenburg
County, Virginia.  He died on May 26, 1989 in Axton, Henry County,
Virginia. 

Glenward Earl Reamey and Emma Wilson had one son who died at birth. The
name and date and place of birth is unknown.
 
Glenward attended elementery school, quitting school after the seventh
grade to work on a farm as his family were in financial need. Glenward
later did farming in both Virginia and Dade County, Florida and also
worked in construction.
 
In the 1950's Glenward and Emma moved to Northern Dade County, Florida
where they farmed tomatoes along US Route 1, next to the Boulevard
Drive-In Theater in North Miami Beach, Dade County, Florida. They stayed
there for a few years. At that time the family home was in the small town
of Ojus, Dade County, Florida.
 
Glenward Reamey loved to work in his family garden, raising flowers and
attending the local Nascar races. Both Glenward and Emma loved to grow
and assortment of fresh vegetables for the family table. Both also
enjoyed spending time with family members at all types of family
gatherings.   He was married to Emma Logan Wilson on January 22, 1938 in
Halifax County, Virginia.

3.  Emma Logan Wilson was born on January 16, 1920 in Chase City,
Mecklenburg County, Virginia.  She died in May 1984 in Chase City,
Mecklenburg County, Virginia.  Emma Logan Wilson only attended school
through the tenth grade. She later worked in farming and in textiles.
Glenward Earl Reamey and Emma Logan Wilson had the following children:

1 i. Gene Wayne Reamey.



THIRD GENERATION

4.  Richard Baxter Reamey was born in 1881 in Blue Stone, Mecklenburg
County, Virginia.  He died in 1940 in Blue Stone, Mecklenburg County,
Virginia.  He was buried in 1940 in Friendship Methodist Church Cemetery,
Mecklenburg County, Virginia.  Richard Baxter Reamey and his wife Bessie
Viola Wilkerson were life long hard working farmers.   He was married to
Bessie Viola Wilkerson in 1909 in Mecklenburg County, Virginia.

5.  Bessie Viola Wilkerson was born on July 19, 1891 in Bacon, Charlotte
County, Virginia.  She died in September 1966 in Clarksville, Mecklenburg
County, Virginia.  She was buried in September 1966 in Friendship
Methodist Church Cemetery, Mecklenburg County, Virginia.  On the 1900
census Bessie's birth is given as March 1893. She was living with her
parents on her grandmother's farm in Bacon, Charlotte County, Virginia in
enumeration district 30, on page 10.  Richard Baxter Reamey and Bessie
Viola Wilkerson had the following children:

2 i. Glenward Earl Reamey.
ii. Hilda Clay Reamey was born in 1914 in Mecklenburg County, Virginia.
iii. Geneva Francis Reamey was born in 1917 in Mecklenburg County,
Virginia.
iv. Richard Baxter Reamey Jr. was born in 1920 in Mecklenburg County,
Virginia.
v. Elmer Lacy Reamey  was born in June 1923 in Mecklenburg County,
Virginia.
vi. Aubrey Harold Reamey was born on April 15, 1928 in Mecklenburg
County, Virginia.  He died on December 31, 2001 in Keyville, Charlotte
County, Virginia.

6.  Eddie Lawrence Wilson was born on September 5, 1890 in Halifax
County, North Carolina.  He died in May 1971 in Mecklenburg County,
Virginia.  He was buried in May 1971 in Friendship Methodist Church
Cemetery, Mecklenburg County, Virginia.  Eddie Lawrence Wilson and his
wife Donie Queen were life long farmers. In 1930 he is listed with family
members in district 10, on sheet 4 A of the Chase City, Mecklenburg
County, Virginia census.    He was married to Donie Queen in 1915 in Mecklenburg County, Virginia.

7.  Donie Queen was born on May 4, 1898 in Keyser, Cleveland County,
North Carolina.  She died on July 24, 1995 in Keysville, Mecklenburg
County, Virginia.  She was buried on July 27, 1995 in Friendship
Methodist Church Cemetery, Mecklenburg County, Virginia.  A visitation
was held on Wednesday, July 26, 1955 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at the funeral
home. Her funeral was held from the Newcomb Allgood Funeral Home, with
church services from the Friendship United Methodist Church at 11:00 am.
Reverend Brent A. Shaw officiated.   Eddie Lawrence Wilson and Donie Queen had the following
children:

i. Jim Bailey Wilson was born on January 8, 1916 in Chase City,
Mecklenburg County, Virginia.  He died in December 1977 in Chase City,
Mecklenburg County, Virginia. 
ii. Irene Hardington Wilson was born in April 1918 in Chase City,
Mecklenburg County, Virginia.
3 iii. Emma Logan Wilson.
iv. Donie Leone Wilson was born in January 1922 in Chase City,
Mecklenburg County, Virginia.  She is listed as Leona on the 1930 census.
v. James Hicks Wilson was born in November 1924 in Chase City,
Mecklenburg County, Virginia.
vi. Lindsey Otis Wilson was born in December 1925 in Chase City,
Mecklenburg County, Virginia.  In 1930 his name was spelled Lonzie on the
census.
vii. Eddie Lawrence Wilson Jr. was born in January 1928 in Chase City,
Mecklenburg County, Virginia.  The 1930 census lists him as Lorance Jr.,
not Eddie Lawrence.
viii. Myrtle Elvin Wilson was born in June 1930 in Chase City,
Mecklenburg County, Virginia.
ix. Dan Twink Wilson  was born in November 1933 in Chase City,
Mecklenburg County, Virginia.
x. Lillie Ann Wilson was born in October 1937 in Chase City,
Mecklenburg County, Virginia.



FOURTH GENERATION

8.  Edward Leander Reamey Jr. was born on November 4, 1852 in Mecklenburg
County, Virginia.  On the 1880 census he was a farmer, living in District
142, Blue Stone, Mecklenbury County, Virginia. He is listed on page 74 C.
In 1920 he was living in enumeration district 43 and is listed on sheet
10 A of the census. At that time he was still working as a farmer.
 
Many of those who were born prior to 1850 were not educated and they did
not know how to read or write. The spelling of surnames was usually left
to the person recording the event. If the recorder or cleck knew others
in the area with a certain spelling of a surname they just assumed the
spelling for all others was in the area was the same. So the surname of
Reamey is found as Reamy, Remy, Rhemy, Rainey, Ramey in the Mecklenburg
County, Virginia.
 
William Remy and his wife Catherine Asbury had at least six sons. Each of
the sons took a different spelling as they spread out over Virginia,
Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and Iowa.   He was married to Harriet Atwood
Reamey in 1876 in Mecklenburg County, Virginia.

9.  Harriet Atwood Reamey was born in August 1857 in Mecklenburg County,
Virginia.  She died on January 17, 1933 in Mecklenburg County, Virginia.
Edward Leander Reamey Jr. and Harriet Atwood Reamey had the following
children:

i. Thomas E. Reamey was born in 1878 in Blue Stone, Mecklenburg County,
Virginia.
ii. Lelia M. Reamey  was born in September 1879 in Blue Stone,
Mecklenburg County, Virginia.
4 iii. Richard Baxter Reamey.
iv. Fleming M. Reamey was born in 1885 in Blue Stone, Mecklenburg
County, Virginia.  Fleming was a farm laborer in 1920 in Mecklenburg
County, Virginia according to the census.
v. Earnest L. Reamey  was born in 1886 in Mecklenburg County, Virginia.
vi. James Andrew Reamey was born in 1889 in Blue Stone, Mecklenburg
County, Virginia.
vii. Ida Lee Reamey  was born in 1891 in Blue Stone, Mecklenburg
County, Virginia.
viii. Charlie A. Reamey was born on September 29, 1893 in Blue Stone,
Mecklenburg County, Virginia.  He died in December 1967 in Chase City,
Mecklenburg County, Virginia.  Charlie Reamy was a farmer in 1920 in
Mecklenburg County, Virginia according to the census. He was still
unmarried at that time. His social security number was 231-48-9493.
ix. Henry Homer Reamey was born on May 3, 1898 in Blue Stone,
Mecklenburg County, Virginia.  He died in December 1973 in Skipwith,
Mecklenburg County, Virginia.  Henry Homer was a farmer in 1920 in
Mecklenburg County, Virginia. He was still unmarried at that time.
x. Walter Reamey was born in 1902 in Blue Stone, Mecklenburg County,
Virginia.  Walter was a farm laborer in 1920 in Mecklenburg County,
Virginia. He was still unmarried at that time.

10.  George Wilkerson was born in March 1870 in Bacon, Charlotte County,
Virginia.  In 1900 the family was living in enumeration district 30 on
page 10, starting on line 29 in the Charlotte County, Virginia census.
George was a farm laborer.   He was married to Lesia Jones in 1890 in
Charlotte County, Virginia.

 11.  Lesia Jones was born in May 1873 in Bacon, Charlotte County,
Virginia.  Lesia Jones first name is also listed as Lena on some records.
 George Wilkerson and Lesia Jones had the following children:

5 i. Bessie Viola Wilkerson.
ii. Earnest Wilkerson was born in 1893 in Bacon, Charlotte County,
Virginia.  His name was also spelled Ernest.
iii. Lizzie Wilkerson was born in January 1895 in Bacon, Charlotte
County, Virginia.
iv. Lateacher Wilkerson was born in May 1899 in Bacon, Charlotte
County, Virginia.  Lateacher was a female.

12.  James Sanford Jim Wilson was born on April 5, 1857 in Halifax
County, North Carolina.  He died on October 7, 1924.  James Sanford Jim
Wilson married as his second wife Mary Gilliam Jenkins on January 25,
1903. Mary was born on April 23, 1872 and died on April 23, 1938.
 
James Sanford Jim Wilson and Mary Gilliam Jenkins had the following
children:
 
1) Phenetta Elvira Queen was born in 1902 in Halifax County, North
Carolina.
 
2) Archer Sanford Queen was born in 1904 in Halifax County, North
Carolina.
 
3) Annie Victoria Queen was born in 1906 in Halifax County, North
Carolina.
 
By 1930 he and his second wife were both deceased. They died in Chase
City, Mecklenburg County, Virginia between the years of 1919 and 1929.
The 1930 census has a son listed for the Wilsons' named Gefison. This
could be Frank Gillam or another son not listed earlier with the family.
 He was married to Lucy Hicks Newsom in January 1888 in Halifax County,
North Carolina.

13.  Lucy Hicks Newsom was born on April 24, 1867 in Halifax, Halifax
County, North Carolina.  She died on October 25, 1900.  James Sanford Jim
Wilson and Lucy Hicks Newsom had the following children:

6 i. Eddie Lawrence Wilson.
ii. Jessie Macon Wilson was born in 1892 in Halifax County, North
Carolina.  In 1930 he is listed in district 10, on sheet 4 A of the Chase
City, Mecklenburg County, Virginia census. In 1930 he was a general
laborer living next to his older brother Eddie Wilson.
iii. Davis Jenkins Wilson was born in 1895 in Halifax County, North
Carolina.  In 1930 he is listed in district 10, on sheet 4 A of the Chase
City, Mecklenburg County, Virginia census. In 1930 he was a general
laborer living next to his older brother Eddie Wilson.
iv. Frank Gilliam Wilson was born in 1897 in Halifax County, North
Carolina.  In 1930 he is listed in district 10, on sheet 4 A of the Chase
City, Mecklenburg County, Virginia census. In 1930 he was a general
laborer living next to his older brother Eddie Wilson.
v. Jerry Lewis Wilson  was born in 1899 in Halifax County, North
Carolina.

14.  Julius Alfred Queen was born in 1873 in Knob Creek, Cleveland
County, North Carolina.  Julius Alfred was a general farmer. The 1880
census, page 624 B, of Knob Creek, Cleveland, North Carolina his name was
spelled as Joulas. In 1910 the family was living in Rutherford County,
North Carolina. At that time Amanda said she had seven children but only
six were still living. Son Johnnie was not born yet and daughter Tavia
was not listed on the census so either she or another unknown child had
already died.   He was married to Amanda Crotts in 1896 in Knob Creek,
Cleveland County, North Carolina.

15.  Amanda Crotts  was born in 1873 in Casar, Cleveland County, North
Carolina.  Julius Alfred Queen and Amanda Crotts had the following
children:

7 i. Donie Queen.
ii. Ockie Queen was born in 1899 in Keyser, Cleveland County, North
Carolina.
iii. Tavia Queen was born in 1902 in Golden Valley, Rutherford County,
North Carolina.
iv. Thomas Queen was born in 1903 in Golden Valley, Rutherford County,
North Carolina.
v. Lillie Queen was born in 1905 in Golden Valley, Rutherford County,
North Carolina.
vi. Lucy Queen was born in 1907 in Golden Valley, Rutherford County,
North Carolina.
vii. Alonzo R. Queen  was born in March 1910 in Golden Valley,
Rutherford County, North Carolina.
viii. Johnnie Queen was born in 1912 in Golden Valley, Rutherford
County, North Carolina.

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