1864 James Michael Reasor Civil War CDV Photo. 14th Kentucky
On reverse: "Uncle Mike Reasor" is handwritten in old pencil. Photo type: CDV carte de visite Photograph. Photographer: J.W. Williams, Shelbyville, Shelby County, Kentucky (known to be John Wesley Williams, born 1821 in Paris, Kentucky and died 1907 in Shelbyville, Kentucky KY, Shelby County.)
This CDV has a George Washington 3 Cent Internal Revenue Proprietary Tax Stamp.In August 1864 to August 1866, the US government taxed photographs to help pay for the American Civil war. Revenue stamps were placed on the back of photos, and “hand cancelled" by the photographer. CDV's with revenue stamps are collectible for stamp and vintage photography collectors. It is a way to date a Civil War era photograph.
Found in Public Genealogy Records:
James Michael Reasor in the Oklahoma Grave Index
Birth Date: 1838
Age at Death: 76
Death Date: 1914
Burial Place: Albany, Bryan County, Oklahoma
Civil War Soldiers & Sailors Database 1861-1865:
James M. Reasor
Battle Unit: 14th Regiment, Co. B, Kentucky Cavalry
Side: Confederacy (Confederate)
Soldiers Rank In & Out: Private
James M. Reasor was born about 1838 in Kentucky. He had two sons and one daughter with Mary Alice Tichenor Reasor from 1867-1874. He was a private in the 14th KY and fought in the American Civil War. He died in 1914 in Bryant, Oklahoma at 76 years, and is buried in Albany, OK.
His wife Mary Alice was born in 1846 in Kentucky to Thomas Jefferon Tichenor (born 1817) and Hannah Eggen Tichenor (born 1820), and had 2 brothers and 4 sisters, a total of 7 Tichenor children. Mary Alice died in 1899 in Oklahoma at the age of 52.
His sister: Pernubia Reasor was born about 1830 in Kentucky to parents James Herbert Reasor and Patsy Reasor (nee Patsy Nowlin) Father James was born on August 6 1803 in the Michael Reasor Homestead in Little Mount, Spencer County, Kentucky. Mother Patsy was born circa 1803 in Shelby, Kentucky. Pernubia had 5 siblings: James Michael Reasor, Sarah Ann Sloan (aka Sallie Sloan, Sallie Reasor) and 3 other unknown siblings.
James M. Reasor in the 1880 United States Federal Census
Birth Year: abt 1838
Home in 1880: Taylorsville, Spencer County, Kentucky
Spouse's Name: Mary A. Reasor
Parent's Birthplace: Both born in Kentucky
Household Members: Name, Age
James M. Reasor 42
Mary A. Reasor 33
James T. Reasor 13
Minnie H. Resor 11
Stephen E. Reasor 6
James M Reasor Sr. in the 1910 United States Federal Census
Age in 1910: 72
Birth Year: abt 1838
Home in 1910: Township 8, Bryan, Oklahoma
Relation to Head of House: Father
Marital Status: Widowed
Both Parent's: Born in Kentucky
Household Members: Name, Age
James T Reasor 43
Sarah L Reasor 39
Earnest Reasor 7
Oba Reasor 3
James M Reasor Sr. 72
James Reasor in the 1870 US Federal Census
Age in 1870: 31
Birth Year: abt 1839
Home in 1870: Elk Creek, Spencer County, Kentucky
Household Members: Name, Age
James Reasor 31
Mary A Reasor 24
James T Reasor 3
Minnie Reasor 1
64th Virginia Infantry, 1863-1865, Virginia
History of Virginia's 64th Infantry during the Civil War.
Andrew Jackson Reasor: Co. A
William Andrew Jackson Reasor: Co. A
Daniel Sheffy Reasor: 2nd Lt,. Co. A
james Henderson Reasor: Co. A
Andrew Jackson Reasor "JACK": Co. F
Other Reasor Family members in the Albany Cemetery, Bryan County, Oklahoma:
Minnie L. Reasor Cain (1867-1925)
Alice Reasor (1846-1899)
Alice Pearl Reasor (1903-1907)
Harry Reasor (1909-1911)
James M. Reasor (1838-1914) (this actual CDV photo)
Jennie Reasor (1884-1967)
Margaret Eugenia "Jennie" McGahey Reasor (1884-1967)
Stephen Earnest Reasor (1873-1966)
Minnie L. Reasor Cain (1867-1925) married Philip Lafayette Cain (1860-1945)
Her Child: Vera Cain Barker (1894-1988)
Note: Judge F. Hiner Dale (1881-1968) was a state court trial judge in western Oklahoma. He wrote 2 books: "A History of Pittenger family in America" and "A history of the Michael Reasor and allied families: about Michael Reasor (1760-1843)" in 1942 & 1941. These are important excerpts from this public domain book:
"James Michael Reasor was the youngest child of James Reasor and Patsy Nowlin. He M. Mary Alice Tichenor in Kentucky and they moved to Albany, Oklahoma, where he reared his family. He was B. at Little Mount, Ky., and D. April 3, 1914. She D. in 1900. Issue, 3 children. l-i Stephen Ernest Reasor, Albany, Okla., was B. Nov. 4, 1873 in Louisville, Ky., on Dec. 21, 1902 at Albany, Okla., he M. Margret Eugenia McGahey. She was B. at Gladwater, Texas. Her father was J. C. McGahey and her mother was Mary Lee Wright. Issue, 2 children. 2-i Ada Lee Reasor, B. Feb. 3, 1906, at Albany, Okla. M. S. E. Womack at Cuthbart, Texas. They live at Colorado, Texas. 2-2 Fay Reasor, Albany, Okla., B. Feb. 6, 1914. l-2 James Thomas Reasor, Porter, Okla., B. March 18, 1867, at Frankfort, Ky. He D. April 4, 1937, at Porter, Okla. On Nov. 27, 1889, at Tulip, Texas, he M. Sarah Louise Pratt. She was B. Aug. 18, 1870 at Bonham, Texas. Her father was Samuel Pratt. Her mother was Susan Evadna Darnell. Issue, 4 children. 2-i Leslie Eva Reasor was B. June 9, 1892 at Tulip, Texas. She M. Joseph Marion Brewer, April 9, 1909 at Albany, Okla. He was B. Dec. 12, 1888 in Alabama. His father was John Joseph Brewer and his mother was Eliza Jane Daniels. They live at Hawthorne, Calif. Issue, 4 children. 3-i St. Elmo Brewer, B. Dec. 3, 1910 at Albany, Okla. He M. Anna Lucile Niell. 3-2 James Myrl Brewer, B. Dec. 18, 1918 at Atoka, Okla. M. Pauline Johnson. 3-s Joe Leslie Brewer, B. Feb. 14, 1924 at Porter, Okla. 3-« A. B. Brewer, B. Feb. 14, 1932 at Porter, Okla."
"2-2 James Ernest Reasor, B. Aug. 16, 1902 at Albany, Okla., M. Zella May Good on Dec. 19, 1926 at Poteau, Okla. She was B. Dec. 21, 1908 at Porum, Okla. Her father was Frederick L. Good. Her mother was Ida May Reed. Issue, 1 child. 3-i Betty Lou Reasor, B. Sept. 19, 1931 at Muskogee, Okla. 2-s Oba Edward Reasor inglewood, Calif., was B. Feb. 4, 1907, at Antlers, Okla. On March 10, 1934 in Oklahoma he M. Flossie Lee Stolhand, who was B. Dec. 31, 1915 at Choteau, Oklahoma. 2-« Mary Evadna Reasor, B. June 2, 1913, at Bentley, Okla. On Oct. 2, 1933 at Muskogee, Okla., she M. Samuel Thomas Denison of Porter, B. Jan. 6, 1914 at Porter, Okla. His father was Edward Jackson Denison. His mother was Pearl Thomas. They live at Porter, Okla. Issue, 2 children. 3-i Sammy Deone Denison, B. July 29, 1935, at Porter, Okla. 3-2 James Reasor Denison, B. March 19, 1939, Porter, Okla. -s Minnie Lee Reasor is a daughter of James Michael Reasor and Mary Alice Tichenor. She was B. Dec. 23, 1867 near Louisville, Ky. She D. July 13, 1925 at Albany, Okla. On Feb. 7, 1886, at Tulip, Texas, she M. Dr. Phillip Lafayette Cain, who was B. Sept. 24, 1860, at Honey Grove, Texas. His father was Samuel Cain and his mother was Morticia Ann Cain. Dr. Cain attended Medical School at Louisville, Ky. and at Ft. Worth, Texas. He was raised near Ivanhoe, Texas, and begun his practice at Tulip, Texas, later removing to Blue, Okla. In 1892, he moved to Albany, Okla. Dr. Cain has enjoyed a large and lucrative practice and has never failed to answer a call if it was humanly possible for him to go. He has practiced medicine for more than 50 years and when past 70 he has answered calls on wheels of a two horse wagon, when the roads were impassable by other means of transportation. Dr. Cain is loved and respected by all who know him. Issue, 6 children. 2-i Maude Cain, B. Jan. 24, 1888 at Ivanhoe, Texas. M. J. O. Kinghorn at Albany, Okla., and they live at Albany. Issue; 3 children. 3-i Kenneth Cain Kinghorn, age 34, lives at Dierks, Ark. He M. Eloise Rye of Nashville, Ark. Issue, 3 children. 4-i Mary Phyllis Kinghorn, age 1 month. 4-2 John Rye Kinghorn, age 8 years. 4-s Kenneth Cain Kinghorn, Jr., age 10 years. 3-2 Kathryn Kinghorn, age 28, M. O. T. Dellinger of Albany, Okla., in 1933. Issue, 1 child. 4-i Tommie Joe Dellinger, Albany, Okla., age 5 years. 3-s Phyllis Kinghorn, age 26, Albany, Okla., M. S. L. McKenzie in 1934. They live at Albany. Issue, 1 child. 4-i Phillip S. L. McKenzie, age 4 years."
"2-2 Lee Cain, B. Dec. 23, 1890 at Blue, Okla. On Oct. 14, 1916 M. Willie Polk at Albany, Okla. Issue, 2 children. 3-i Bill Polk Cain, age 23, Albany, Okla. 3-2 Bryan Kent Cain, age 20, Albany, Okla. 2-s Vera Cain, B. Feb. 7, 1893, at Blue, Okla. In December 1912 M. Thomas M. Barker of Albany, Okla. Issue, 5 children. 3-i Lewis Lee Barker, age 14. 3-2 Billie Bob Barker, age 18. 3-s Phil Colbert Barker, age 20. 3-« Jean Allen Barker, age 22. 3-s Tom Jack Barker, age 24, M. Edna Earl Corley, Blue, Okla. 2- Reasor Cain, B. Dec. 9, 1900, at Albany, Okla., M. Elizabeth Zinnicker. Issue, 1 child. 3-i Charles Reasor Cain, age 12 years. 2-s Jewell Cain, B. July 4, 1904, at Albany, Okla., M. W. H. McCarley, Jr., of Colbert, Okla. Issue, 2 boys. 3-i Phillip McCarley Jr., age 10 years. 3-2 Howard Wardlow McCarley, age 14 years. 2-« Fred Cain, B. Nov. 11, 1911, at Albany, Okla., lives at Durant, Okla., M. Lorna McMahan of Pocassett, Okla. Issue, 2 boys. 3-i Raymond Cain, age 1 year. 3-2 Freddie Lou Cain, age 3 years."
This is a rare photo. Found in Columbia, Adair County, Kentucky. Reeser is an alternative spelling of this surname. A well researched family, and an early and original Civil War era photo.
Size: 2.5 x 4 inches
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