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Reed Family History (Direct Line Only)

 

First Generation

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1. Sir William READE. Born in 1587 at Brocket Hall, Hertfordshire, England, son of Thomas and Mary of Brocket Hall. Sir William and Mabel returned to England after their children were grown up. Sir William died in Newcastle-on-Tyne, England on 9 Apr 1656, he was 69.

Sir William married Mabel KENDALL, daughter of John KENDALL (1580-1660) & Elizabeth SACHERALL (1584-1640). Born in 1605 in Cambridgeshire, England. Mabel died in Woburn, Middlesex, MA in 1695, she was 90.

Sailed from England to Boston in 1635 on the ship "Defence".

2 i. George (1629-1706)

Other children:

Ralph, born 1630 in England

Justice (later called Abigail), born 1633 in England

Bethia, married John Johnson

Israel 1644

Sarah, married Samuel Walter

Rebecca

 

Second Generation

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2. George REED Deacon. Born in 1629 in Brocket Hall, Hertfordshire, England. He came to New England with his parents. George died in Woburn, Middlesex, MA on 21 Feb 1706, he was 77.

In 1652, George married (1) Elizabeth JENNISON, daughter of Robert Jennison of Watertown, MA. Born in Watertown, MA, Elizabeth died on 26 Feb 1665.

3 i. William (1662-1718)

Other Children:

Elizabeth, born 26 Jul 1653 in Woburn, married David Fiske

Twin sons, born and died 14 November 1654

Samuel, born 29 April 1656, married Elizabeth Mousal of Charletown

Abigail, born 27 Jun 1658, married Nathaniel Richardson

George, born 14 Sep 1660, married Abigail Pierce

Sarah, born 12 Feb 1664 married Robinson.

He married (2) Hannah Rockwell on 9 Nov 1665.

They had the following children:

Hannah, born 18 Feb 1669, married Elson

John, born 18 Mar 1672, married Ruth Johnson

Mary, born 15 Jun 1675, married Nathan Johnson

Timothy, born 20 Oct 1678, married Persis Kendal (2nd cousin)

Thomas, born 15 Jul 1682, married Sarah Sawyer

 

Third Generation

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3. William REED. Born on 22 Sep 1662 in Woburn, Middlesex, MA. William died in Lexington, Middlesex, MA on 12 May 1718, he was 55. Buried in Old Lexington Burying Ground.

On 24 May 1686, William married Abigail KENDALL, daughter of Frances KENDALL & Mary TIDD. Born on 6 Apr 1666 in Woburn, Middlesex, MA. Abigail died in Lexington, Middlesex, MA. on 12 Oct 1734, she was 68.

William was captain of the Lexington Militia Company. He was a justice of the peace and magistrate.

4 i. Benjamin (1696-1765)

Other children:

Abigail, born 29 May 1687

William, born 18 Jul 1693, married Sarah Poulter

Mary, born 8 April 1695

Joshua, born 20 Jun 1702

Hepzibah, born 10 Dec 1705

 

Fourth Generation

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4. Benjamin REED. Born on 22 Oct 1696 in Cambridge Farms, Lexington, MA. Benjamin died in Lexington, Middlesex, MA on 25 Dec 1765, he was 69. Occupation: Constable, Justice of the Peace, Major in the militia. Moved from Lexington to Littleton, MA.

On 28 Nov 1717, Benjamin married Rebecca STONE, daughter of Samuel STONE & Dorcas JONES.

5 i. Benjamin (1718-1790)

Other children:

Abigail

Jonas

Rebecca

Isaac

Jonathan

Thaddeus

Dorcas

Samuel

Ruth

 

Fifth Generation

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5. Benjamin REED Jr. Born on 13 May 1718 in Lexington, Middlesex, MA. Benjamin died on 1 Mar 1790, he was 71.

In 1743, Benjamin married Mary MUZZY. Born in Rutland, Worcester, MA. Mary died on 5 Aug 1777.

6 i. Silas (1762-1855)

Other children:

Mary (1744-1749)

Benjamin (1745-1749)

Edmund (1747-1749)

Benjamin(1750-1775)

Mary (1752-?)

Edmund (1755-1821)

Patience (1756-1842)

Andrew (1759-?)

 

Sixth Generation

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6. Silas REED. Born on 15 Dec 1762 in Rutland, Worcester, MA. Silas died on 27 Aug 1855, he was 92.

In 1785, Silas married Eleanor HUNTER. Born on 31 Oct 1761 in New Braintree, Worcester, Massachusetts. Eleanor died in Oakham, Worcester, MA on 1 Jan 1827, she was 65.

7 i. Jonathan (1797-1852)

Other children:

Silas (1785-1867), married (1) Lucy Hoar, (2) Polly Hoar

Benjamin (1787-1871), married Betsey Connant

Cheney (1789-1867), married Hannah Langmaid

Lewis (1793-1867), married Mary Miles

Betsey (1795-1871), married Hiram Connant

Andrew (1799-?), married Sarah Lawrence

Ruby (1801-1845), married Hiram Connant

Edmund (1806-1835), married Abigail Stone

 

 

Seventh Generation

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7. Jonathan REED. Born on 1 May 1797 in Oakham, Worcester, MA. Jonathan died on 1 Sep 1852, he was 55.

On 3 Sep 1826 when Jonathan was 29, he married Elizabeth (Betsey) TEMPLE, daughter of Emery TEMPLE (16 Apr 1777-) & Dorothy (Dolly) ANDREWS (1 Oct 1778-15 Oct 1815). Born on 16 May 1805 in Boylston, Worcester, MA. Elizabeth (Betsey) died in Shrewsbury, Worcester, MA on 12 Mar 1856, she was 50.

8 i. William Pratt (1839-1880)

Other children:

Dolly Temple (1827-1847)

Sarah Eliza (1828-1833)

Stephen Albert (1830-1904), married Caroline Perry

Joseph Edmund (1832-1874), married Amanda Hapgood

Ellen Amelia (1834-1895), married Henry Thomas Stearns

Laroy Sunderland (1836-1877)

Mary Lincoln (1843-1849)

 

Eighth Generation

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8. William Pratt REED. Born on 14 Feb 1839 in Shrewsbury, MA. William Pratt died in Columbus, Franklin Co., OH on 11 Nov 1880, he was 41. Occupation: Shoe manufacturer.

From a New England family who prided themselves on their direct descent from the seventeenth century poet Ann Bradstreet. (Ancestor of grandmother Dolly Andrews.)

William Pratt married Ellen Grace KIMBALL, daughter of Hanibal Howard KIMBALL (25 Dec 1803-23 Oct 1872) & Adeline TALCOTT (8 Jul 1812-10 May 1852), in Columbus, OH. Born on 2 Sep 1845 in Columbus, Franklin Co., NY. Ellen Grace died in Talcottville, NY in Jun 1911, she was 65.

The 1870 census shows William Pratt Reed, Manufacturer of Shoes and Boots, declared a real estate value of $10,000 and a personal estate of $35,000. They had a domestic servant.

They had the following children:

9 i. William Kimball (1869-)

10 ii. Elizabeth Adeline (1871-1903)

11 iii. Dorothy Mott (1874-1964)

 

Ninth Generation

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9. William Kimball REED. Born on 31 Jan 1869 in Columbus, OH. He lived in Kansas City, MO.

10. Elizabeth Adeline REED. Born on 11 May 1871 in Columbus, OH. Elizabeth Adeline died in Talcottville, NY in Jun 1903, she was 32.

On 26 Nov 1892 when Elizabeth Adeline was 21, she married Willard Hart FURBISH Sr, son of Henry Hart FURBISH (3 Jun 1835-12 Mar 1913) & Harriet A. ORDWAY (1838-31 Dec 1871), in Talcottville, NY. Born on 4 Mar 1862 in Portland, Cumberland, ME. Willard Hart died in Sandston, VA on 30 Apr 1933, he was 71.

They had the following children:

12 i. Willard Hart (1895-1963)

13 ii. Dorothy (1896-1985)

14 iii. Henry Ordway (1897-1953)

According to 1900 census, Elizabeth lived in Talcottville, NY with her mother, Grace, her three children and two servants.

11. Dorothy Mott REED. Born on 22 Sep 1874 in Talcottville, NY. Dorothy Mott died in 1964, she was 89.

Graduated Smith College in 1895. Received MD from Johns Hopkins in 1900. Graduated 5th in her class of 43. She was one of the first female doctors to graduate. Discovered cause of Hodkin's Disease and the cell is named the Dorothy Reed Cell.

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