from Notable Southern Families, Volume 2 by Zella Armstrong and Janie Preston Collup French
William Rhea, [son of Matthew Rhea] born in Ireland, came early to America and settled in Chester County, Pennsylvania. He married a wife, name unknown, and had three children:
(1) James Rhea
(2) Mary Rhea, who married John Brown and lived near Wilmington, Delaware;
(3) Elizabeth Rhea, who married James McCorkle, and lived in Washington, D. C. They had several daughters and two sons:
(a) James McCorkle;
(b) William McCorkle, who lived in Pennsylvania and was editor of a newspaper.