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Reedy Family History



Reedy Family



Sarah Caroline Reedy, was born January 18, 1852 in Grayson Co., Virginia. She married Jonathon Wesley Stanley on November 7, 1867 in Wise County, Va. She was the daughter of Peter Reedy and Nancy Adams. Her grandson, Oley remembers her as being "part Cherokee" and smoking a pipe. See Stanley Family Picture


Peter Reedy was born January 20, 1817 , the son of Michael Reedy and Rachel Spencer. He married Nancy Adams on March 20, 1840. According to family legend Nancy was either half or whole Cherokee Indian. Peter is listed in the Grayson County,Va. land and census records. They migrated to Wise County ca 1856 to Guest Station ( now Coeburn) and later moved to Holly creek ( now Clintwood) , now Dickenson County, Virginia.They are listed on the 1860 census of Wise County Va. . Peter age 43 , occupation, Cabinetmaker b in Va. Nancy age 40 , born in NC. Their children were raised there. The following is an account given in the book " The Wright Connection".


Polly Reedy's parents ( Peter and Nancy) objected to her marriage to David Crockett Wright. When they gave in they "fixed the biggest wedding dinner that the community had ever seen. All the neighbors were invited and the event was the talk of the area for years. " Also from the book, " Peter and Nancy were charter members of the Methodist Churcy in Dickenson County. "

Peter and Nancy had the following children: Wilborn Reedy, m Thursie Long; Linville Reedy, m Jane Millis; Granville, died as infant; Hezekiah m Lavada McFall; Amanda Jane m Solomon Mullins; James M. m Sarah Ann White; Sarah Caroline m Jonathon W Stanley; Elijah Hamilton m Rita Hill or Vanover; William Riley m Lydia Anne Puckett; John Willis d as infant; Thomas Lee m Mary Reece; Mary Anne ( Polly) m David Crockett Wright. Peter died December 29, 1898 at Caney Ridge, Dickenson County, Va.



Michael Reedy was born Mar 15 1785 in Penns Township, Northumberland , Pa.the son of George Peter Reedy and Mary ?. He married Rachel Spencer. Their children were: John b Dec 18 1815; Peter, Abram b Feb 11 1829 m Elizabeth Plummer; Isaac b June 16 1825, m Jane Handridge; Solomon b Mar 11 1827 m Polly Duvall; Riley b Mar 11 1831 m Mary Ann Ross; William b abt 1840 m Martha Emmeline Plummer; Mary b 1833 m Andrew Jackson Sheets; Infant b 1838, d 1838; Elizabeth b 22 Aug 1819 m Samuel Handridge; Sarah b 22 Aug 1819 (twins) m Thomas P Walton. Michael Reedy died September 14, 1875 and is buried in a Reedy Family Cemetery near Grassy Creek, Va.

Reedy Graves at Grassy Creek

The generations before Michael Reedy are well documented on the Reedy website linked below. It is traced back to Germany/Switzerland including the Ship Samuel link.

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