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161. Elizabeth JONES was born on 11 September 1824 in Illinois.73,76 She died before 1865 at the age of 41.

Elizabeth JONES and John REED were married on 7 May 1839 in Madison County, Missouri.76,79 John REED79,120,121,122, son of William REED and Melinda [REED], was born in June 1813 in Kentucky.15,121 He died after 1900 at the age of 87 in Madison County, Missouri.121

John Reed gave the month and date of his birth in 1900 as Jun 1813. Various other years are suggested by the census records. A descendant has said his parents were William and Melinda Reed.


I found the following for John Reed in St. Francois Co:
4/10/1843 SESW 1/4 of S17 T35 R5 40 acres
3/1/1848 SWSW 1/4 of S17 T35 R5 40 acres
2/1/1849 SWSE 1/4 of S17 T35 R5 40 acres
I have a St. Francois Co map and Section 17, Township 35, Range 5, is definitely where Doe Run is located - the location where is said to have settled.

Found in St. Francois Co MO census in 1850 & 1860.
1850: John Reed, age 38, b. KY. Elizabeth age 25, b. Illinois. Wm. R. age 6, Susan age 5, Valentine age 3, Polly J. age 2, James age 1, and Noah age 4 months. Noah will not appear in the next census.
John's parents were also in St. Francois Co in 1850:
William Reed, age 62, b. NC.
Melinda, age 60, b. SC
Polly age 33, b. KY and James age 21, b. MO and
next door is believed to be John's brother, Noah.
Noah Reed, age 29 b. MO
Elizabeth, age 21 b. MO
and Charity, age 2

1860: John Reed age 45, b. KY. Elizabeth age 35, b. KY [error]. Wm Reed age 15, Susan R. age 13, Nancy J. age 12 [probably should be Mary J.], Valentine age 11, James E. age 10, Caroline age 7, John P. age 5, Thomas F. age 4, Alla, age 3, and Elizabeth age 2.
His father was also still living in St. Francois Co.
William Reed was by then age 72, b. NC, Melinda age 70, b. SC, Mary age 43, b. KY and living with them was James B. Matkin, farmer, age 54, b. SC and LaFayette age 13, born in Missouri.
Noah was living in Madison Co by 1860 - with wife Elizabeth and children Charity, 12, Rebecca A. 9, William T. 6, Mary M. 3 and John P, age 7 months.

A John Reed signed a pledge of allegiance to the U. S. Government, stating he would never take up arms against said Government. 18 Jan 1862. He was living in St. Francois Co, MO. Was age 48, Height 5' 9", Eyes Grey, Hair Grey. This man did sign with his signature - a copy of an indenture of Reed's, 19 Jan 1894 was signed by his "mark". It is conceivable by 1894, he didn't write well enough to sign his own name anymore.

In the Armengol papers there is a note from another Reed researcher that states John Reed came to the area of Doe Run, St. Francois Co for land grants and he owned much of Doe Run. He traded this property for land in the Marble Creek/Black Mountain area of Madison Co. John Reed donated land for the Black Mountain Cemetery and may be buried there. Perhaps the following is when John obtained the land in Madison:

20 Aug 1863 Noah Reed & Elizabeth C. Reed of Madison Co [Noah, b. abt 1821 was a brother of John Reed. Their parents were William & Melinda Reed. Noah was married to Elizabeth C. Welborn about 1847 in St. Francois County.] to John Reed of St. Francois Co for $800. Tract in Madison Co: The NE 1/4 and East half of NW 1/4 of Section 17. The NE 1/4 of the SE 1/4 and the South half of the SW 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of Section 8. Both in Twp 32 North, range 5 East. Containing in all 300 acres.. Singed: Noah Reed, Elizabeth C. Reed. Elizabeth relinquished dower before Kinchen Pippin, JP, on 21 Aug 1863.
Filed for record 18 Apr 1864 and recorded 27 Apr 1864.
DB 1, p.516 [Madison or St. Francois Co?]
This tract was later left to Theodore Russell Reed, son of John and his 2nd wife Malissa.

Noah Reed had the following patents in Madison Co:
3/10/1857 NE Section 17 total of 200 acres
1/1/1859 E 1/2 SE, Section 8 80 acres
9/1/1859 SE NW Section 17 40 acres
This would seem to total 320 acres, rather than 300, but probably basically the same land.

Email from Marlene Jones to Paul Barker on 21 Sep 2002. Date of marriage of John Reed to Malissa J. Pickett given as 18 Jun 1866; St. Francois County?
The Reed family has the marriage as 4 Jun 1865, Madison Co MO.

In 1870, the family was in Liberty Twp of Madison Co MO and John had a new wife, Malissa J. Noah was not listed but he would be about 20 - he's said to still have been in St. Francois County, but that was probably Noah, brother of John Reed instead.
Interestingly his brother Noah was back in St. Francois Co, Pendleton Twp [Doe Run], so perhaps they did "trade" property.
John Reed gave his age as 57 in 1870. Malissa J. age age 27. John P 17, Valentine 24, James E. 21, Thomas F. 15, Alice age 14, Harriett E. age 13, Martha M. age 9. Then Leroy R. age 3, probably first child born to Malissa & John.

The state census of 1876 for Madison Co showed John Reed as age -45 - but he wasn't that young. Jane F. was 21-45. Children under 10 were Leroy, Theodore, C. A. F. [Albert] and Lanso [Alonzo].

1880. Liberty Twp, Madison Co MO. John Reed, age 66, b. KY. His father born in NC; his mother born in KY. Jane Reed, wife, age 36, born MO, both parents born in East TN. There were 4 sons - Leroy, Theodore, Albert & Alonzo.

19 Jan 1894. John and Jane Reed his wife of Madison Co MO to Theodore Reed for $50. SE 1/4 of the NW 1/4 and the North half of said quarter of Section 17, Twp 32, Ran 5 East.
And the NE 1/4 of the NW 1/4 and the North half of said 1/4 of Section 17, Twp 32, Range 5 East.

Over a period of several years, the children/grandchildren of John Reed signed over their claims to the property which John and Jane had sold to Theodore.
Children of John and his first wife Elizabeth Jones signed on 13 Jun 1902 - James E. Reed and wife Sarah, John P. Reed and wife Matilda, Benjamin F. Arnett and wife Harriett [Reed]. Mary Jane "Polly" Reed Young who married Joshua M. Young was deceased and her children signed over their claim: Rev. William Thomas Young & wife Minerva signed on 13 Jun 1902; Samuel W. King & wife Clarinda [Young] signed 7 Jan 1905; Noah Young and wife Litha signed 12 Oct 1907. Susan Reed who had married George H. Young was also deceased and her sons signed releases: 1 Jul 1902, John W. Young and wife Eura, 8 Jul 1902, Charles Young and wife Alice, and on 7 Jan 1904, William H. Young. Thomas F. Reed, son of John & Elizabeth was deceased leaving the following children who signed released in Mountain Home, Baxter, AR, on 30 Aug 1902 - John H. P. Reed, Elisha Reed, Russell Reed and wife M. Reed. The daughter of Thomas F. was Ellie - she and her husband DAvid P. Watson signed their release in Ozark County, MO on 8 Oct 1903. Charles Freeman and wife M. C. [Caroline M. Reed] signed a release on 19 Dec 1903 in Madison County, Texas. This does not account for all the children of John & Elizabeth Jones Reed, but is apparently all the releases found.
The children of John and Malissa Jane Picket Reed who signed releases in June of 1902 to their brother Theodore were: Elisha Boarer and wife Martha [Reed]; James A. Sillivan and wife Sina [Reed]; Albert C. Reed and wife Ida [Jett] Reed; Leroy R. Reed, and Alonzo Reed and wife Kittie [Bailey] Reed.


In 1900, John and Jane were still in Madison Co. John was age 86, born Jun of 1813. Jane was age "35" but this had been marked over.. Jane is on the next page next to the household of Theodore - it appears her age, date of birth may have been confused with his. Had 8 children, 7 still living.

Elizabeth JONES and John REED had the following children:

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i.

William R. REED was born in 1843 in Missouri.15


This doesn't seem quite right for William, but some of his siblings were living in Iron Co at this time.
In 1900 a William R. "Read" was the enumerator for Iron Twp, Iron Co, MO. He counted himself as household 284, b. Jan 1848, age 52, married 26 years. Born in Iowa, father b. Tennessee, mother b. Missouri. A retail merchant. Living with him was wife Lucy R., b. Sep 1844, age 55, b. MO, no children.

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ii.

Susan R. REED.

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iii.

Valentine REED.

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iv.

Mary Jane "Polly" REED.

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v.

Rev. James Ellis REED.

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vi.

Noah REED was born in 1850 in Missouri.15

4 months old at Census date. Probably died as infant. Not listed in 1860 Census.

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vii.

John Penn REED.

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viii.

Caroline REED121 was born in 1853 in Missouri.15 She died after 1901 at the age of 48.121
19 Dec 1903 Charles Freeman and wife Caroline M. Freeman released all interest in the property of John Reed, her father, Signed in Madison Co, TX

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ix.

Thomas F. REED.

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x.

Alice REED was born in 1856 in Missouri.15,122

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xi.

Harriet Elizabeth REED.

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xii.

Martha M. REED121 was born in 1861 in Missouri.122 She died after 1935 at the age of 74.121

Martha married Elisha Boarer/Boares.

The name was actually Burr - I believe census enumerators had trouble with his British accent.
Married 9 Oct 1875, Madison Co, MO.

1880 Census. Arcadia Twp, Iron Co, MO, Hh 121
Elisha "Boarer, age24, b. England as were his parents
Martha M. 16, wife
Milla, 3, dau
Margaret, age 4 months, b. Jan 1880, dau
Living in Hh 120 was
Thomas Boarer, age 59 and wife Matilda, age 59, b. England and quite possibly Elisha's parents

1900 Census, Iron Township, Iron Co, Mo, Hh 26
NOTE: William R. Read was the enumerator
Elisha Burr, b. Sept. 1854,age 45, married 22 years, b. England
Martha, wife, b. Mar 1859, age 41, 9 children - 8 are living, b. MO
Thomas, son, b. Sep 1882, 17.
Elsie, son, b. May 1884, age 16 [Elza]
Laura, dau, b. Jan 1887, 13
Lula, dau, b. Jul 1889, 11
Bert, son, b. Nov 1891, 8
Hattie, dau, b. Jun 1894, 5
William, son, b. Oct 1896, age 3

1920 Census. St. Francois MO, Hh 944
Elisha Burr, age 65, came to Americ 1861, Naturalized, b. England
Martha M., 66, b. MO.

The obituary of her sister Harriet Elizabeth Reed Arnett, mentions that Martha Burr was the only living sister, January, 1935.