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View Tree for Harmon ReedHarmon Reed (b. Abt. 1698, d. Oct 1767)

Harmon Reed (son of Henry Reed and Elizabeth) was born Abt. 1698 in Prince George Co., VA, and died Oct 1767 in Halifax Co., NC. He married (1) Ann Lee on Abt. 1716 in Prince George Co., VA. He married (2) Mary Pendry on Abt. 1740 in VA.

 Includes NotesNotes for Harmon Reed:
Note: The dates from his two marriages don't match, nor do the childrens' birthdates. Need to check into this more.
Will and land info from website:
Harmon3 Read (Henry2 , Peter1 ) was born Abt. 1698 in Prince George Co., VA, and died Oct 1767 in Halifax Co., NC. He married (1) Anne Lee Abt. 1716 in Prince George Co., VA, daughter of Hugh Lee and Ann Tatum. She was born Abt. 1700 in Prince George Co., VA, and died Abt. 1735 in Isle of Wight Co., VA. He married (2) Mary Pendry Abt. 1740 in VA, daughter of Henry Pendry. She was born Abt. 1719, and died Aug 1781 in Halifax Co., NC.
Notes for Harmon Read:
11 Mar 1716 Harmon Read had a lease / release agreement with Michael Wallice of Charles City Co., VA. The rent for for one ear of Indian corn, to be paid yearly at the Feast of St. Michael. This may suggest a family connection.
Harmon bought land in Isle of Wight Co., VA (later in Southampton County) by 11 March 1730.
LAND: October 24 & 26, 1730:LEASE & RELEASE - WILLIAM LEE to HARMAN REED (both planters)
Isle of Wight County. 240 acres for 5 shillings [it is this price that causes some to suggest the family relationship to Hugh Lee] in said County, being PART of that land taken up by the said WILLIAM LEE BEGINNING ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE ROASTING EAR BRANCH at a LIGHTWOOD POST, thence to a black oak a corner tree of the said land, then round the said land according to the courses mentioned in the said WILLIAM LEES patent for said land to a HICKORY CORNER TREE of HUGH LEES land, thence to said LIGHTWOOD POST WHERE IT BEGAN.
William "W" Lee
LAND: October 25, 1730: WILLIAM LEE acknowledged deeds of Lease & Release unto HARMAN REED.
(Virginia State Library, Isle of Wight County, Deed Book 4, 1729-1736, top of p 56; bottom of p. 56, p. 57 & top of p. 58)
Harmon sold that land to Henry Person [likely a "close" cousin of Mark Freeman] when he moved to Edgecombe Co., North Carolina.
LAND: Registered: January 28, 1733. EDWARD GULLEDGE: Appraised by EDWARD LUNDY, HARMON READ, WILLIAM LEE. (Brunswick Co., VA)
WILL: Ordered May 19, 1748. R. March 9, 1748 (sic) DAVID ADAMS: Estate appraised by HARMON READ, WILLIAM LEE, WILLIAM WOMMACK, Signed: ROBERT ADAMS
Pages 70-72: JOHN WINDHAM and ELIZABETH of Tyrrell County, North Carolina to JAMES LUNDY dated 8 Mar 1749/50
82 acres on the north side of the Maherrin River adj. HARMAN REED and sd. JAMES (patent by EDMUND LUNDY for 165 acres on 28 Feb 1733), S: JOHN (M) WINDHAM and ELIZABETH (mark) WINDHAM, W: JOEL (signed) HARRIS, HENRY (signed) ADAMS, and BENJAMIN (signed) LEWIS [Note; John Windham son in law of Harmon Read; Elizabeth daughter of Harmon Read]
Pages 330-332: AARON PENDRY of Edgecombe County to HENRY PERSON dated 11 Jun 1752
100 acres adj. REED, JOHN WINDHAM, HENRY ADAMS, HARMON REED, and EDWARD LUNDY (part of 375 acres granted to HENRY ADAMS on 16 Jun 1744 and sold to sd. AARON on 22 Oct 1744), Signed: AARON PENDRY, W: JOHN (signed) PERSON, EDWARD (signed) HARRIS, and SAMUEL (H) HARRISON
[Note: Harrison the name of a son-in-law of Harmon Read; Windham a son-in-law, Pendry his second wife's surname]
Halifax County, North Carolina
Will Book 1, P. 216, will #135
In the name of God Amen. I Harmon Reade, of the County of Halifax, planter being weak in body but of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding do make this my last will and testament in manner and form following, that is to say
Imprimis first and principally I give (desire) and bequeath unto my loving wife Mary Read all my real and personal estate of whatever it now doth or shall at the time of my decease consist for and during the term of her natural life but from and after her decease my mind and will is and I do hereby give the planatation where on I now liveth unto my son Jesse reade and his heirs and his heirs forever but as to all the rest of my estate - my meaning is that, my loving wife have the entire disposal of at her decease to whom she shall think fit and of this my will I constitute and appoint my loving wife Mary Reade, sole executrix hereby revoking all former wills by me made and declaring this to be my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this fourth day of October in the year of our Lord 1760
Harmon HR Read (Seal)

More About Harmon Reed and Ann Lee:
Marriage: Abt. 1716, Prince George Co., VA.

More About Harmon Reed and Mary Pendry:
Marriage: Abt. 1740, VA.

Children of Harmon Reed and Ann Lee are:
  1. James Reed, b. Abt. 1718, d. date unknown.
  2. Amy Reed, b. Abt. 1720, d. date unknown.
  3. Elizabeth Reed, b. Abt. 1722, d. date unknown.

Children of Harmon Reed and Mary Pendry are:
  1. +Moses Reed, b. Abt. 1738, Isle of Wight Co., NC, d. 1815, Robertson Co., TN.
  2. Aaron Reed, b. Abt. 1739, d. date unknown.
  3. Dorcas Reed, b. Abt. 1740, d. date unknown.
  4. Lydia Reed, b. Abt. 1743, d. date unknown.
  5. Jesse Reed, b. Abt. 1744, d. date unknown.
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