Reed Family

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Reed Family

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George W. Reed, the earliest discovered ancestor of this line, is thought to be born in Pennsylvania. It is calculated that he died between 1836 and 1840. Not much is known about George W. Reed except that he married Delila Delong who was born about 1812 in Ohio.

George and Delila were married on 15 Nov 1829 in Fairfield County, Ohio. After George died, Delila remarried William H. Delong on 28 Aug 1840. Delila and William had at least 5 children.

It is known that George and Delila had 3 boys, Amos, Joseph, and Jacob. They were listed in the 1850 U.S. Census under the name of "Delong". But since they were all older than 10, they were older than the 1840 marriage of Delila to William Delong. All three served in the Civil War under the name of "Reed". 

  1. Amos T. Reed was born on 6 Dec 1830 in OH and died on 27 Aug 1897 at age 66. Amos married Mary Madalene Funk on 10 Jun 1856 in Fairfield County, Ohio. Mary was born 6 Dec 1835 in Fairfield County, OH and died 17 Oct 1900. Amos and Mary are known to have had 12 children. They are both buried at the Hamburg-McKinley Memorial Cemetery, Hocking Township, Fairfield County, OH.
    Amos was listed in the Official Roster of the Soldiers of the Sate of Ohio, U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles:

    Enlisted in Company B, Ohio 73rd Infantry Regiment as a Private on 20 Aug 1862 at Chillicothe, Ohio

    Rank at enlistmnet: Private

    State Served: Ohio

    Mustered out on 20 July 1865 at Louisville, KY

  1. Joseph W. Reed was born on 10 May 1833 in OH. Joseph first married Hannah Ann Walters on 10 Apr 1859. It is assumed that she died shortly after the birth of their daughter, Amanda Ella Reed who was born in April 1860. Joseph then married Isabella McDowell on 21 Jun 1866. Joseph and Isabella had a daughter, Jennie Reed about 1869.

Joseph also served during the Civil War. Per war records, he:

Enlisted in Company B, Ohio 73rd Infantry Regiment as a Private on 20 Aug 1862 at Chillicothe, Ohio

Was promoted to Full Corporal on 29 Dec 1862

Was promoted to Full Sergeant on 1 Mar 1864

Was promoted to Full 1st Sergeant on 22 May 1865

Mustered out on 20 Jul 1865 at Louisville, KY

According to the records on the Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Joseph contracted some medical problem on 3 Jul 1863 at Gettysburg, Pa.

Because of medical condition, he was admitted to the Dayton, Ohio Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers on 1 Sep 1887. While on furlough from there, he died, at age 57, on 22 Feb 1890 in Circleville, Ohio, presumably while visiting his daughter, Amanda Ella Bock.

  1. Jacob M. Reed was born on 25 Oct 1835, died on 23 Oct 1901 in Ross County, OH at age 65, and was buried in Crouse Chapel Cemetery, Ross County, OH.

Jacob also served during the Civil War. He enlisted on 26 Aug 1861 at Chillicothe, Ohio. According to the Register of Enlistments in the U.S. Army, 1798-1914, Jacob was transferred to the 2nd Regiment 18th Infantry in the Invalid camp at Murfreesboro, Tenn. on 27 July 1863. No records have been found that indicates why he went to this camp.

After the war, Jacob married Julia Ann Seymour, daughter of Solomon Seymour, Jr. and Margaret Knece, on 24 Apr 1866 in Ross County, OH. Julia was born on 12 Mar 1844 in Ross County, OH, died on 14 Sep 1913 in Springfield, Clark County, OH at age 69, and was buried in Ferncliff Cemetery, Springfield, Clark County, OH. It is known that Jacob and Julia Ann had 8 children.

Julia Ann Seymour Reed

Clarence L. Reed (1913-1943), great-grandson of George W. Reed and grandson of Jacob M. Reed, was killed in WWII while serving in Army Air Corp. He was a radio gunner on a bomber. Below is an article that appeared on page 1 in the Springfield Ohio paper about his death.


Click on the following link to view information on the descendants of George W. Reed to the present. This report is generated by the Legacy Genealogy program. (Report with documentation also available)

George W. Reed Family Descendant Book (1810 - Present) - a privatized (dates & places of living people omitted) 8 Generation Descendant Book (PDF), starting with George W. Reed - 33 pages plus index.

The Reed Family of Fairfield County, Ohio - A 42 page 4-generation narrative overview of the Reed family in Fairfield County, Ohio starting with George W. Reed. Includes several pictures and index. (17 Jan 2018)

George W. Reed Find A Grave - Burial information with links to descendants


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