Rea, David F.
The following data is extracted from History of Daviess County, Missouri -Jamesport Township, Daviess County, Missouri, Biographies.
Was born in Rockbridge county, Virginia, October 7, 1823. He is the son of David Rea, Sr., a native of Virginia, and a farmer by occupation.
Our subject left his native State at the age of ten years, in company with his parents and settled in Indiana, where he was reared and educated. Began life on his own account as a carpenter at the age of twenty-two years, moved to Iowa in 1853 and remained there until 1866, when he removed to this county and settled on a farm where he has since made his home.
Mr. Rea was married in Cass county, Indiana, April 3, 1851, to Miss Annie, daughter of Elias and Catherine Shidler, natives of Ohio. Mr. Rea was born in Preble county, Ohio, July 25, 1821. They have four children: Alice (now Mrs. Fitch), (Amanda, now Mrs. Cluster), Robert R., and Oscar D. Mr. Ray served in the Union army during the Civil War, was with General Sherman on his famous march to the sea," and was discharged at Washington, June, 1865. In politics he is a Democrat. He is a successful farmer, a good citizen and a highly respected gentleman.
Source: History of Daviess County, Missouri -Jamesport Township, Daviess County, Missouri, Biographies