Erie County (PA) Genealogy
Rees' Pieces - Part 5 - Conclusion
Contributed by Beth Simmons
The information below has been written by Beth Simmons. “REES’ PIECES” was run as a series of articles in the Harborcreek Area Tri-Community News during the years 2000-2002. The Harbor Creek Historical Society will also publish this as a commemorative booklet for the Bicentennial of the Township in 2003.
For presentation on this web site, the article has been split into five parts. These parts will not necessarily align with the published articles. This is Part Five, the conclusion.
Anyone wishing to add to, correct or otherwise question or comment on the information below shouldcontact Beth Simmons directly.
Part Five - Conclusion
Reassessment of history
It is now apparent that
‘Gospel Hill’ extended far beyond the limits of my shortsightedness.
The historical district called Gospel Hill and the Rees Reserve
encompassed all of the properties anywhere near a rough triangle between
Six-Mile Creek and Four-Mile
Creeks and from
More research about Rees’ pieces, particularly examinations of deeds, tax
records, church, and Masonic records, will surely uncover more details of his
life. Just knowing now which farm was his, the type of house he built, and the
people who surrounded him gives us a new look at a man who was called a recluse
in the history books. Rees showed remarkable foresight when he laid out the
farms of the
There is no question that Thomas Rees, Esquire was THE father of
[Change History: Article posted 3/27/03; contact email updated 10/4/03]
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