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270. Rev. James Ellis REED121 was born on 27 January 1849 in St. Francois County, Missouri.15,121 He died on 23 December 1930 at the age of 81 in Annapolis, Iron County, Missouri.121

James served in the Civil War. On 1 May 1864 he enlisted with Company D, 68th Regt., Missouri Militia Volunteers, State Home Guard as a private - he used his own horse and equipment. He was discharged on 15 Aug 1864 and that same day, at age 16, en enlisted in the Union State Home Guard, Company H, 47th Regt., Millouis Volunteer Infantry. He was again a private, under Capt. Pinkney L. Powers. He received his discharge 29 Mar 1865 at Benton Barracks in St. Louis. He was in the battle at Pilot Knob. He had measles while he was in the War which effected his lungs and he received a disability pension from 1915 until his death. The US Veterans Bureau paid $100 toward his burial expenses.

3 Oct 1877. Valentine Reed and Martha L. Reed his wife sold to James E. Reed for $300.00 the following tracts in Madison Co MO. All the SE 1/4 of Section 17, T32, R5, 160 acres. [This was in the same Township as the land of John Reed, father of Valentine & James.]
On the same day Valentine declared the deed to be his and Martha relinquished her dower rights before William M. Matkin, JP.
Deed was filed for record on 22 Jan 1878.

In James Reed's Civil War record, he stated that he lived in Baxter County, AR from 1878 until 1880.

1880 Census, Madison Co MO, Liberty Twp
James E. Reed, age 31, b. MO as were both his parents. Sarah J. Reed, age 25.
Mary Elizabeth, age 4. James Millard McClard, 23, single & a boarder, worked on the farm.

On 7 Sep 1889, at age 40, he was ordained as a minister. In 1891, James & Valentine were delegates that organized the North Liberty Association at Mt. Pisgah Church in Wayne County, MO. He was involved in organizing the Black Mountain General Baptist Church, then located where the current Black Mountain Cemetery is. The church was organized on 14 Jun 1886 with 24 charter members. His wife and daughters, Mary Elizabeth, Anna Mae, Victoria, and were among the charter members. James served as the first Pastor of the church.

1900 Census, Madison Co MO, Liberty Twp
Ellis J. Reed, age 51, b. Jan 1849, Farmer. Sarah J., age 44, b. Aug 1855. Married 30 years. 12 children, 5 living.
Stella O., age 13, b. Apr 1887 and Gertrude age 4, b. Sep 1895.

1910 Census, Madison Co MO, Liberty Twp
Jas. E. Reed, age 61. Sarah Jane, age 55. Married 40 years. 5 living children.
Gertrude age 13 and Alice age 10.
Also living with them were Alice Hefer, granddaughter, age 4, and Clarence Hefner, grandson age one month.

1920 Census, Iron Co MO, Union Twp
James E. Reed, age 70, Miniter. Sarah J. age 65.

Rev. James, his wife, and daughters Oney & Alice are all buried at White Cemetery in Minimum, Iron County, MO.

Rev. James Ellis REED and Sarah Jane YOUNG were married on 23 March 1871 in Fredericktown, Madison County, Missouri.121 Sarah Jane YOUNG, daughter of James Washington YOUNG and Sarah Permelia SUTTON, was born on 9 August 1855 in Madison County, Missouri. She died on 16 September 1922 at the age of 67 in Madison County, Missouri.

Rev. James Ellis REED and Sarah Jane YOUNG had the following children:

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Abby Roletty REED121 was born on 8 August 1872 in Madison County, Missouri. She died in 1873 at the age of 1 in Madison County, Missouri.

James Washington Young's Bible shows her name as Abby Roletty Reed, born 8 Aug 1872 and d. 12th day 1873. Believed to be the daughter of James & Sarah.

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Fromey Matildy REED121 was born on 14 April 1874 in Madison County, Missouri. She died on 20 May 1874 at the age of 0 in Madison County, Missouri.

Notation in James Washington Young's Bible shows this child as Francey or Frances

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Mary Elizabeth REED121 was born on 9 August 1876. She died on 25 October 1938 at the age of 62 in Ironton, Iron County, Missouri.

Some have said Mary was born in Arkansas, possibly she was born while the family was visiting relatives in Baxter Co. Her father did state in his pension application that he lived in Baxter Co from 1878 to 1800. However, the 1900, 1910 & 1920 censuses all have Mary as born in MO.

Mary Elizabeth married Richard Barton West on 19 Jul 1892 in Iron Co MO - her father performed the ceremony.

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Rebecca A. REED121 was born on 5 September 1878 in Madison County, Missouri. She died in August 1879 at the age of 0 in Madison County, Missouri.

Madison Co Death Records:
Reed, Rebecca A., 1 year. Born Missouri, parents born Missouri. Died Aug 1879, Libery Twp. Diarrhea. Dr. Berryman. Parents: James E. Reed and Sarah J. Reed nee Young.

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Anna Mae REED121 was born on 13 September 1880 in Madison County, Missouri. She died on 25 April 1966 at the age of 85 in Farmington, St. Francois County, Missouri.

Anna married Andrew Martin Young on 27 Jan 1898 in Iron County, MO. They were 1st cousin sharing grandparents George Washington Young & Sarah McClard. Andrew was born 26 Apr 1877 and died 29 Oct 1943.

Anna was the last living member of her family - she outlived all her siblings. Anna & Andrew are buried Liberty Polk Baptist Church Cemetery, Iron Co MO.

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Millie REED121 was born on 11 April 1883. She died before 1898 at the age of 15.

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Victoria REED121 was born on 2 May 1885 in Madison County, Missouri. She died on 11 May 1952 at the age of 67 in Annapolis, Iron County, Missouri.

Victoria "Victory" married William Henry LaPlant on 12 Nov 1899 in Madison Co MO. He was born 5 May 1880 and died 20 Apr 1941. They are buried Annapolis Cemetery, Madison Co MO.

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Oney Estella REED121 was born on 21 April 1887 in Annapolis, Iron County, Missouri. She died in 1910 at the age of 23 in Iron County, Missouri.

Oney/Onie married William Thomas Heifner on 15 Jul 1903 in Iron County, MO. Thomas Heifner was over the age of 21, Onie Reed under the age of 18. Her father, James E. Reed, gave his consent in writing. They were married by W. T. Young in the home of the bride. William was born 11 Mar 1881 and died 12 Mar 1962.

Oney died in childbirth with her 2nd child. She is buried White Cemetery, Minimum, Iron Co MO.

In the 1910 census, the children Alice, age 4, and Clarence, age 1 month, were living with their grandparents, Jame E. & Sarah Jane Reed. Thomas was living back home with his father & stepmother and their children.

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Martha REED121 was born on 17 May 1890 in Madison County, Missouri. She died before 1898 at the age of 8.

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Clarence REED121 was born on 2 April 1892 in Madison County, Missouri. He died before 1898 at the age of 6.

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Myrtle REED121 was born on 11 April 1894 in Madison County, Missouri. She died before 1898 at the age of 4.

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Gertrude Laura REED121 was born on 7 September 1897 in Madison County, Missouri. She died on 24 April 1931 at the age of 33 in Madison County, Missouri.

Gertrude married William Rose Long on 1 Aug 1915, Iron County, MO. He was born 2 Feb 1896 and died 21 May 1960.

Gertrude died in childbirth. She had a previous baby stillborn. Gertrude & William both buried Mountain View Cemetery, DesArc, MO.

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Alice REED121 was born on 6 July 1901 in Minimum, Iron County, Missouri. She died on 6 February 1920 at the age of 18 in Madison County, Missouri.

Alice married John Franklin Jackson on 29 Aug 1916, Iron Co MO. John was born 8 Aug 1896, died 30 May 1971.

Alice and son Alfred are buried in the same coffein, White Cemetery, Iron Co MO. They died at the home of her parents during a flu epidemic.