No, the land was given to Forrest Rea, the former slave, by Dr. Robert Wiley Rea, my great grandfather's older brother. R. W. Rea was a sergeant in the 36th MS and later earned is MD degree from what is today Tulane. Both brothers spent their adult lives in Wesson. During the War the Rea family lived near Gallatin, MS.
Forrest was born a few months before the surrender and would say in later life, that he "Barely got in." before the War ended. Even after the War, "Uncle" Forrest remained a part of the Rea family. The land Forrest was given was near Gallman, MS. His wife, also a former slave in the Rea house whole, was said to have refused to sign her "Freedom Papers" because she was born a Rea and would belong to the family until she died. She was always referred to as "Aunt". I have her name in the family records, just can't recall it just now.
A lot of Copiah Co. history here.