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From: "Heather Jack" <>
Subject: Re: [Sc-Ir] Rocky Springs Rhea et al
Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 20:13:57 -0700

Thanks for the link, I have heard of the Rhea-Shields Cemetery through
Franklin Co. boards. Two ( at least) of my Rhea married Shields' people (
possibly siblings). I will look over the website and see if anything
'clicks' in my head. Sometimes I get lightbulbs over my head. I know that
the publications of the times (as in the book that has the bio of my Rhea)
sometimes has incorrect info but I have yet to come across anything to
counterdict the Co. Derry birth. Im still looking though. Because I stated
Co. Derry on another board, the Rea researcher stated "there is very little
chance we are related since my Rea's came from Co. Down." There was little
hope left of cooperation from the demeanor of that last email. But Im still
thinking that eventually there will be a connection for what ever reason
that is isnt apprent now.


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>Subject: Re: [Sc-Ir] Rocky Springs Rhea et al
>Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 20:32:36 -0500
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>I have a passing knowledge of one branch of Rheas because they were
>neighbors in the 1700's and share a cemetery with my Shields ancestors in
>Amberson Valley, Fannett Twp., Franklin Co. PA.; the Rhea-Shields Cemetery.
>Matthew Southerland Rhea seems to be the patriarch there. He was from
>Drumbo, Drumore Parish, County Down, IR.
>You probably know John Rhea shared pew #1 with Joseph and Samuel Culberson
>at Rocky Springs, and Samuel Rhea was in pew 49.
>Have you seen the following; it's from
>"Part I - Rocky Spring Presbyterian Church, Edifice Centennial Celebration,
>1894: Letterkenney Twp, Franklin Co, PA" Contributed for use in USGenWeb
>Archives by David Loy.Copyright USGENWEB ARCHIVES.
>"John Rhea, lieutenant 5th battalion, January,1777"
>The Culbertson's were also RevWar officers, sons of Samuel Culberson and
>Janet Shields, daughter of David Shields of Letterkenny Twp., Franklin Co.
>Here's a link to a Rhea DNA study, maybe it will be helpful:
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Heather Jack" <>
>To: <>
>Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2004 3:53 PM
> >
> > The actual reason I joined this board was for another line (Jack is my
> > paternal line)I have a published bit on my mother's paternal line of
> > John Rhea
> > b. ? Co. Derry, Ireland
> > d. 1794 Franklin Co., PA, US
> >
> > There is a biography on his son, Jospeh Rhea, in the book HISTORY OF
> > COUNTY, PA., J.A. Caldwell, 1880; p. 435 and in it is where I find that
> > was born in County Derry. It says that he first settled in Lancaster
> > before moving to Franklin Co. He was a pewholder in Rocky Spring
> > Presbyterian Church from 1768-1794. I dont have any info on a Mrs. only
> > his son Joseph was born in Franklin Co.
> >
> > Is anyone on here researching the Rhea Name?
> >
> > Heather
> >
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> >

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