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William Reid was born in 1760 in Lancaster Co., PA. He was the son of James Reid & Jane (Maiden name unknown).
Mary Boyd Brannan was born on September 14, 1759 in PA. She was the daughter of Unknown Boyd & spouse. Her father died when she was young, and her mother remarried a Mr. Brannan. After that, Mary was known as Mary Boyd Brannan.

THE FAMILY OF WILLIAM REID & MARY BOYD BRANNAN

William Reid & Mary Boyd Brannan

William Reid & Mary Boyd Brannan were married on June 14, 1783 in the St. Michael's Lutheran Church, Cumberland Co., PA, and they had 8 children. According to a biography of William by descendant Arlene Adkins, following their marriage William & Mary "migrated from Cumberland County to Pittsburg, then to Westmoreland County. They then migrated back to earlier gone area in Cumberland Co. Their daughter Margaret (born 1784) was born during this period. In 1786 and 1787 they were in the region of the West Branch of the Susquehanna River. This was in the Allegheny River area. They migrated back and forth along the West Branch in Northumberland County, hence to the Allegheny River area." There is a family on the 1790 census of Northumberland Co., PA headed by William Reed with numbers that would fit the known children for this family "In 1798 they settled in Crawford County, Pennsylvania. In a letter from his brother James, William's address was Heart's Crossroads. He contracted for two hundred acres, tract 781 Pennsylvania Popiltion Land district, S. Shenango, Pennsylvania. He transferred his Revolutionary War Discharge to William Green for the purpose of patenting land. The date of the transfer was not given." There is a William Reed household with numbers that would fit this family on the 1800 census of Meadville, Crawford Co., PA. They are listed on the 1810, 1820, 1830 &1840 censuses of Shenango, Crawford Co., PA. Starting in 1830 the town is listed as North Shenango. William is listed at age 79 on the schedule Pensioners of Revolutionary War service in North Shenango, Crawford Co., PA. William died on February 11, 1845 and Mary died on October 14, 1850, both in North Shenango Township, Crawford County, PA. They are buried there in the Wilson Cemetery. I do not find Mary on the 1850 census, but the census for North Shenango Twp that year was taken October 17-22, 1850 so they may not have listed her since she had just died.
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The Children of William Reid & Mary Boyd Brannan

Margaret ReidMargaret Reid was born about 1784 in Cumberland County, PA. There is a female the right age group to be Margaret, age 5, in the household of William Reed on the 1790 census of Northumberland Co., PA (page 191). There is a female who could be Margaret, age 15, in the household of William Reed on the 1800 census of Meadville, Crawford Co., PA. There is a female who could be Margaret, age 25, in the household of William Reed on the 1810 census of Shenango, Crawford Co., PA. Margaret married Zenas Pelton on November 08, 1811 in Shenango Township, Crawford Co., PA and they had 5 children. The family is listed on the 1820 & 1830 censuses of Gustavus, Trumbull Co, Ohio. They are listed on the 1840 census of South Shenango, Crawford Co. PA. I have not found Zenas & Margaret on the 1850 census at this time. They are listed on the 1860 census of Antwerp (PO Paw Paw), Van Buren, MI. living next door to the household of their son John Pelton.Margaret Reid Pelton died on July 19, 1862 in Paw Paw, Van Buren Co., MI. Zenas died on November 08, 1871 in Lawton, Van Buren Co., MI.
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Elizabeth ReidElizabeth Reid was born between 1785-1790 in Pennsylvania. There is a female the right age group to be Elizabeth, age 0-4, in the household of William Reed on the 1790 census of Northumberland Co., PA (page 191).There is a female who could be Elizabeth, age 10-14, in the household of William Reed on the 1800 census of Meadville, Crawford Co., PA. Elizabeth married Mr. Allen sometime between 1800-1810. There is a household headed by Jonathan Allen on the 1810 census of Shenango, Crawford Co., PA that is the only Allen household in Crawford County with numbers that would fit the age for Elizabeth. At that time there are 2 children in the household under age 10. I have not found Elizabeth on any other records. Elizabeth Reid Allen died sometime after 1800, but I don't know whe or where.
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Mary Reid #1Mary Reid #1 was born between 1786-1790 in Pennsylvania. There is a female the right age group to be Mary, age 0-4, in the household of William Reed on the 1790 census of Northumberland Co., PA (page 191). Mary died before 1798, when another daughter born to this family was also named Mary. Mary Reid #1 died between 1786-1798 in Pennsylvania.
Anne ReidAnne Reid was born September 03, 1792 in Pennsylvania. Her name is listed on some online trees as Anne Pelton Reid. There is a female the right age group to be Anne, age 8, in the household of William Reed on the 1800 census of Meadville, Crawford Co., PA. There is a female the right age group to be Anne, age 18, in the household of William Reed on the 1810 census of Shenango, Crawford Co., PA. Anne married Solomon Waters on February 22, 1815 in Crawford Co., PA and they had 7 children. The family moved from Pennsylvania to Ohio about 1820. They are listed on the 1820 & 1830 censuses of Gustavus, Trumbull Co., OH. They returned from Ohio to Pennsylvania about 1830, and had children born there in 1831 & 1833. Anne Reid Waters died on February 5, 1836 in South Shenango Twp, Crawford Co., PA. She is buried next to her parents in Wilson Cemetery, near Espyville, PA. Solomon returned to Ohio, and he remarried Clarissa Adams Harmon on December 13, 1838 in Ashtabula, Ohio. Clarissa was the widow of Samuel Harmon, whom she had married in 1818. Solomon & Clarissa are listed on the 1840, 1850 & 1860 censuses of Andover, Ashtabula Co., OH. Clarissa died between 1860 & 1870, and Solomon is listed in the household of his married daughter Julia (Mrs. Gibson) Clark on the 1870 census of Williamsfield, Ashtabula Co., OH. Solomon returned from Ohio to Pennsylvania between 1870 & 1880, and he is listed at age 86 in the household of married daughter Phoebe (Mrs. James) Wade. Solomon died in 1881 in South Shenango Twp, Crawford Co., PA.
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William Reid #1William Reid #1 was born between 1794 - 1799 in Pennsylvania. There is a male the right age group to be William, age 1, in the household of William Reed on the 1800 census of Meadville, Crawford Co., PA. William Reid #1 died sometime between 1800 to May 1802 in Crawford Co., PA, when another son was born to this family that was named William.
Mary Reid #2Mary Reid #2 was born between. 1795 - 1798 in Pennsylvania. There is a female the right age group to be Mary, age 2-5, in the household of William Reed on the 1800 census of Meadville, Crawford Co., PA. There is a female the right age group to be Mary in the household of William Reed on the 1810 (age 12-15) and 1820 (age 22-25) censuses of Shenango, Crawford Co., PA. Mary married Daniel Smith. There is also a female in the household of William Reid in 1820 that is under age 10 that I have not identified. It is possibly that Mary Reid Smith and a young daughter are living with her parents in 1820. The daughter is age 5-10 and again living with William Reid in 1830, but there is no female in the household the age to be Mary Reid Smith. Mary Reid Smith died sometime after 1810 and probably after 1820 but I don't know when or where.
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James ReidJames Reid was born January 12, 1800 in North Shenango, Crawford Co., PA. According to "A Historical and Memorial Record of Crawford County", James was the first white child born in N. Shenango Township. There is a male the right age group to be James, age baby, in the household of William Reed on the 1800 census of Meadville, Crawford Co., PA. There is a male the right age group to be James in the household of William Reed on the 1810 (age 9) & 1820 (age 19) censuses of Shenango, Crawford Co., PA. There is a male the right age group to be James, age 29, in the household of William Reed on the 1830 census of North Shenango, Crawford co., PA. James married Anne Lewis sometime between 1830-1834 in Crawford Co., PA. Based on birthplaces of their children, the family moved from Pennsylvania to Ohio about 1836. They are listed on the 1840 census of Richmond, Ashtabula Co., OH, and children born between 1837 to 1848 are all listed on later census records as being born in Ohio. According to Warren Reid's book, Anne died in October 1842 and James remarried Nancy. The 1850 census shows James and wife Ann (age 41, b. PA) living with the children in Pierpont, Ashtabula Co., OH, so I question the 1842 death date. Ann did die sometime between 1850 to 1860 (possibly October 1852?), and James remarried Nancy, who was born about 1818 in KY. In 1854, either before or after Ann's death and his remarriage, James moved from Ohio to Iowa with his family and also his younger brother William's family. James & Nancy are listed on the 1860, 1870 & 1800 censuses of Union Prairie, Allamakee Co., IA. In 1860 there is a son named George in the household who is listed as being born about 1853 in New Jersey that may be a son of this marriage or a son of Nancy's from a previous marriage. James & Nancy did have a son about 1863 who is called Amos in 1870 and James in 1880. James Reid died in October 1882 in Allamakee Co., IA.
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William Reid #2William Reid II was born May 07, 1802 in North Shenango, Crawford Co., PA. There is a male the right age group to be William in the household of William Reed on the 1810 (age 8) & 1820 (age 18) censuses of Shenango, Crawford Co., PA. There is a male the right age group to be William, age 28, in the household of William Reed on the 1830 census of North Shenango, Crawford co., PA. William married Sarah Cline Bennett in 1830 in Pennsylvania and they had 13 children. The family is listed on the 1850 census of North Shenango, Crawford Co., PA. They moved to Iowa in 1854, and they are listed on the 1860, 1870 & 1880 censuses of Hanover Twp., Allamakee Co., IA. Sarah died on September 18, 1887 in Iowa. William Reid II died on January 26, 1892 in Iowa. They are buried in the Tabor, (Fremont County) Iowa cemetery.
The Family of William Reid II & Sarah Cline Bennett
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