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Rea Genealogy - pafn98 - Generated by Personal Ancestral File

Ancestors of Gary Rea


William Sprague, General, Governor of Rhode Island

General during the Civil War, as well as Governor of Rhode Island. He was from an extremely wealthy and politically influential family. Served as Governor of Rhode Island from 1859-1863. He commanded a regiment and a battery of light horse artillery at 1st Bull Run where he had his horse shot out from under him. He later served at Williamsburg and Yorktown. He was a U.S. Senator from 1864-1875 and married Katherine Chase, the daughter of Lincoln cabinet member, Salmon P. Chase.

Gilbert Josceline

Was the first to have the surname of Josselin and came to England with William The Conqueror, According to Edith Wessler's book.