Luther Township, Oklahoma County, O.T.
Contact: Sharon McAllister
This family was Black. They came to this area from the same part of Louisiana as several other early Black families but so far we have not been able to determine the relationship, if any.
Descendants of Isador Reason
Generation No. 1
1.ISADOR1 REASON was born 1825 in Louisiana, and died Aft. 1900. He married PATSEY "REASON" Abt. 1866. She was born 1842 in Louisiana, and died 1910.
Children of ISADOR REASON and PATSEY "REASON" are:
2. i. ISADOR2 REASON, b. December 1866, Louisiana; d. Aft. 1910.
3. ii. ELSIE REASON, b. May 1871, Louisiana; d. 1941.
iii. ELY REASON, b. 1875, Louisiana; d. Aft. 1900.
4. iv. ISIAC REASON, b. 1883, Louisiana; d. Aft. 1910.
Generation No. 2
2.ISADOR2 REASON (ISADOR1) was born December 1866 in Louisiana, and died Aft. 1910. He married MARY HARRIS 1888, daughter of ROSIE HARRIS. She was born May 30, 1875 in Louisiana, and died February 12, 1925.
Children of ISADOR REASON and MARY HARRIS are:
i. GILMORE3 REASON, b. August 1894, Louisiana; d. Aft. 1900.
ii. PENIMORE REASON, b. September 1895, Oklahoma Territory.
iii. ROSEANNA REASON, b. Abt. 1888, Oklahoma.
iv. AARON REASON, b. 1892, Oklahoma.
v. JOSEPH REASON, b. 1897, Oklahoma.
vi. SHAKESPEARE REASON, b. 1899, Oklahoma.
3.ELSIE2 REASON (ISADOR1) was born May 1871 in Louisiana, and died 1941. She married WILLIAM H. WALLACE January 17, 1895. He was born July 1852 in Arkansas, and died 1939 in Oklahoma.
Children of ELSIE REASON and WILLIAM WALLACE are:
i. MATTIE B.3 WALLACE, b. March 1895, Oklahoma; d. Aft. 1900.
ii. ARONA B. WALLACE, b. March 1899, Oklahoma.
iii. ARTHUR WALLACE, b. 1902.
iv. JOHN WALLACE, b. 1904.
v. HENRY WALLACE, b. 1906.
vi. DORA WALLACE, b. 1908.
4.ISIAC2 REASON (ISADOR1) was born 1883 in Louisiana, and died Aft. 1910. He married EVA "REASON" Abt. 1907. She was born 1889 in Texas, and died Aft. 1910.
Children of ISIAC REASON and EVA "REASON" are:
i. EVLALA3 REASON, b. 1908, Oklahoma Territory.
ii. EVERILL REASON, b. 1909, Oklahoma Territory.
Timeline & Unsolved Mysteries:
Isador was in Marksville, Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana in 1888 where he was witness at the wedding of Adelaide Louis and Isaac Thomas.
"I. REASON" is shown as the owner of NW4 of 16-14-1E on the 1907 map. The 1900 census shows this family living in Luther Township, renting their farm. This particular section was set-aside school land, which wasn't made available for purchase until after 1900, so they could have arrived anytime after the Run of '91. From analyzing the path of the census-taker, I do believe that this farm is where they were living.
According to the 1900 census, Patsey's father was born in Virginia and her mother in Louisiana, but her maiden name remains unknown. She died 1910 and was buried in the Reunion Cemetery, which is approximately 3 miles NW of their farm. Patsey had had 7 children, 6 of whom were still living in 1900 but only four of them can be accounted for. What were the names of the others? Were any living in the area?
Mary REASON [born 5-30-1875 and died 2-12-1925] is buried in St. Luke's, which is about 4 miles ESE of the REASON farm. This cemetery is associated with the church that was established by families who came from Avoyelles Parish.