History of Lee Co., VA says Edward Ketchum married Mary Reasor in 1791. She was supposedly sister of a Daniel Reasor. Very little else known as to where Edward and Mary lived or died. A legal affadavit in Texas lists Edwards children. I have his descendants on my web page. Would like any information about Mary Reasor. http://www.hal-pc.org/~berrys
My maiden name was Carma Leta Reasor. My father was Peter S. Reasor, born 6-12-1882. His father was John Jay Reasor. His grandfather was Daniel Reasor. My father’s mother was Amanda Pennington Reasor. My father Peter married Ora Lee Dunn York and raised eight children in Atoka, Oklahoma.
See pictures of Peter S and John Jay, here
My name is Emma Bea Hobbs Stallings in Knoxville, Tn. Daniel Sheffy Reasor was my great grandfather on my mother’s side. Mother was Melissa Mae Reasor Hobbs, the daughter of John J. and Beatrice Reasor. Daniel Sheffy and Betsy Skaggs Reasor were Beatrice’s parents, and Peter Milton and Melissa Jones Reasor were John J.’s parents. I have a letter that Daniel Sheffy wrote when he was in the Civil War and was captured at Cumberland Gap and walked to prison in Ohio.
Saturday, September 11, 2004, the Lee County Board of Supervisors and the Virginia Department of Transportation hosted a bridge naming ceremony in the Dryden area.
The ceremony began at 11 a.m. on the east end of the new Highway 58A bridge over the Powell River in Dryden.
The bridge was dedicated as the “Dr. Daniel S. Reasor Memorial Bridge”.
Company E. 37th Virginia Volunteer Infantry has been chosen to be the Honor Guard for the Bridge Dedication for Lt. Daniel Sheffy Reasor 64th Virginia Infantry.
The Bridge will be dedicated in his Honor in Dryden,Virginia (Lee County) ,with full Services on September 11th @ 10 A.M.
For more information contact Steve Reasor @ (276) 523-1024
A resolution was passed by the Virginia Commonwealth Transportation Board, which calls for one of four bridges in Lee Co. to be named after Dr. Daniel S. Reasor. The bridge work is complete however, the dedication is planned for after the completion of road construction which is anticipated to be in the spring 2004.
I just received my copy of ‘Early Settlers of Lee County, Virginia and Adjacent Counties’ Volume I and II. I had been looking to buy a copy for many years. These newly published copies are available from Lee County Historical and Genealogical Society for $149.95 plus $7.00 postage, tax, and handling. I put in a pre-publication order as soon as I heard they would be printed.
Here is a link to the details for ordering.
The following is a transcript of a letter to Dr. D.S. Reasor and family from his brother J.J. Reasor:
Collinsville, Grayson Co. Texas
D. S. Reasor and Family
March the 22nd 1889
Brick Store Virginia
For those who do not know of the Virginia origins of the Reasor’s, southwest Virginia, specifically Lee, Co. has been a home to Reasors since 1772. This is the first recorded date of a Reasor settling in VA. I found this fact and more on a genealogical vacation in August 1999.