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Descendants of John Reed, Sr.

Generation No. 4

      30. Rosanna4 Alexander (Rosey3 Reed, Robert2, John1) was born April 15, 1784 in Mifflin Co., PA, and died August 17, 1878 in Montgomery Co., OH. She married John Taylor, son of William Taylor.

Marriage Notes for Rosanna Alexander and John Taylor:

On Sep 10, 1806 John TAYLOR, wife Rosannah, their sons, and her brother Joseph ALEXANDER left PA for Ohio. They rode a wagon to Wheeling, WV, then bought a flat boat to go down the Ohio River to Cincinnati. They landed at Marietta. The Taylors rode west on horseback while Joseph ALEXANDER took the boat on to Cincinnati. They reached Robert TAYLOR's house (brother of John) in the Big Bend of the Miami River.
Soon after their arrival they were surprised and welcomed by a visit from Mr. John EWING, who had emigrated from PA to Lexington, KY, and thence to Ohio about 3 years previously. Mr. Ewing's wife, Elizabeth, was the daughter of William GARNER, who was brother to Rosannah Taylor's grandmother.23 [William GARNER/GARDINER was the brother of Elizabeth GARDINER who married Robert REED (1715-1772) above #11. Rosannah TAYLOR was the daughter of Rosanna REED and the niece of John REED (1745-1797) above #10. This ties together the children of Robert and Elizabeth (GARDINER) REED.
On 19 Feb 1801 when Rosanna was 16, she married John TAYLOR, in Kishacoquillas Valley, Mifflin Co, PA.22
Children of Rosanna Alexander and John Taylor are:
  85 i.   Alexander5 Taylor, born 1802 in Armagh Twp. Mifflin Co., PA.
  86 ii.   William Taylor, born 1804 in Armagh Twp. Mifflin Co., PA.
  87 iii.   John Taylor, born 1805 in Armagh Twp. Mifflin Co., PA.

      32. David4 Reed (John3, Robert2, John1) was born September 30, 1766 in Mifflin County, Pennsylvania, USA50, and died March 18, 181250. He married Ruth Carrick January 1793 in Mifflin County, Pennsylvania, USA, daughter of John Carrick and Margaret Long. She was born September 30, 1777 in Armagh Co., Ireland50, and died Unknown50.

Notes for David Reed:

More About David Reed:
Burial: North Cemetery, Monroe, Ohio, USA
Occupation: Farmer
Places Lived 1: Mifflin CO, PA , Lincoln Co. KY, Butler Co. OH
Places Lived 2: 1751, Newly formed Middletown Co. East Pennsborough51
Property: Bet. 1791 - 1793, Assessment Rolls52

Notes for Ruth Carrick:
The Carricks were "linen bleachers" in Ireland and came from around "Ben Burb", near Belfast. John and Margaret had six children: Robert, William, Thomas, John, Jane and Ruth. All of the children apparently followed the eldest son, Robert, who was married in Ireland, to America in 1791. They came by sailing vessel in 1791-1792 and settled in Mifflin Co. PA.

David Reed, John and Robert Carrick are on a clerk's list of maternal grandfather, Robert Brotherton's farm sale, which indicates they were neighbors.

When David and Ruth moved to Kentucky to join his parents, all of the Carrick family, four brothers and one sister, accompanied them. Two of the brothers, William and John, stayed in Kentucky when the Reeds moved to Ohio in 1797.

William Carrick bought land in Fayette Co. KY, near Lexington, and lived out his life there. There are indications that William was one of the pioneer breeders of the fine racing horses that are still prevalent in the Lexington "Blue Grass" country.
Third son, John Carrick moved into Scott Co. KY, where he bought a farm near Sadiville. In 1830 this family migrated to Schuler Co. IL where they lived out the rest of their lives.

More About Ruth Carrick:
Burial: North Cemetery, Monroe, Ohio, USA

Marriage Notes for David Reed and Ruth Carrick:
David and Ruth joined his family in Kentucky when Ruth was able to travel by horseback after the birth of their first son in 1794. They moved again when his parents relocated in Butler Co, OH in 1797. His father died soon after their arrival and it is assumed that both families lived together on the 250 acres, while clearing the land, planting crops and building shelter. David and his brother-in-law Robert Carrick jointly purchased land which adjoined his father's on the east.

"The Reeds brought some fine horses with them from Kentucky, but four of them were stolen one night by the Indians. David, Robert and their father followed them for two days but failed to catch the thieves.

Robert and his father returned home, and David continued the search singly for three days longer. When he returned he reached the Miami River at night. He had no skiff, so he took off his clothing, lashed his gun, powder horn, and clothing to his back and swam across the stream. He was not fond of the noble Redman, and it was said, would occasionally shoot them down without much provocation." From "History of Butler County, 1882".

He died an untimely death at the age of 46. He must have anticipated that his time was short as he was in the process of selling his 160 acres for $800. Ruth was appointed administrix and closed the transaction after his death.

According to later reports: The family is one of the best known in Butler Co., where it's members have always taken a prominent and influential part in all activities, and where they have established excellent reputations for honesty, morality and good citizenship."

These Reeds are among those listed as subscribers for the Swamp Creek Branch branch of the church, October 6, 1802 as follows:
We, the subscribers, do promise to pay the several sums annexed to our names yearly, for our equal part fo the one-third of Mr. CRAIG's ministerial service, the year to commence when our call is accepted. N.B.-The place, or places, of worship to be fixed in the most convenient place for subscribers:

Robert REED 1.00

John REED 1.50

David REED 1.50

This shows that they were an organized congregation in 1802. If they had not been they could not have called a pastor. Two years later a similar paper was prepared, having the same names and thirteen more. In this they speak of themselves as members of Swamp Creek congregation. As many of them were heads of families or represented others within the fold of Christ, it indicates that the young congregation possessed considerable strength. We do not know the exact time when the name was changed, but since 1807 it was called Mount Pleasant Associate Reformed Church, and from 1858 Mount Pleasant United Presbyterian Church.

It was thought that there was no settled pastor until 1808. Before this time the Church was supplied with preaching, and had the sacraments administered by a number of ministers sent to them by the Associate Reformed Presbytery of Kentucky.

"Oldtimers" recalled that an old school, District No. 7, was once know as "The Reed School" and an old railroad stop along Oxford Road was known as "Reed Station".

There was a David REED in Mifflin Co, PA in 1813. He, Moses PATTERSON, Willis GORDON, and James PATTERSON was each held by $100 to appear at the next session to give testimony on part of the commonwealth. [Mifflin Co,PA Quarter Session Docket Apr 1807-1813, Vol E, pg 313]

7 Apr 1803-"Sheriff's Sale: By virtue of a writ of venue.." Property on the Great Miami River seized from Mary REED and placed in a Sheriff's Sale to be held 16 Sep 1803 at Courthouse in Cincinnati.

27 Apr 1811: "Five Dollar Reward..." for a strayed Bay mare belonging to David REED living on Dick's Creek near DICKEYs. [Western Spy Newspaper of Cincinnati, OH]

Probate dated 17 Aug 1812, Butler Co Court, Hamilton, OH, Packet #043 [Bruce &Carol Reed]
Have photo of tombstone.
Children of David Reed and Ruth Carrick are:
+ 88 i.   John5 Reed, born September 12, 1794 in Mifflin County, Pennsylvania, USA; died June 19, 1861.
+ 89 ii.   Thomas Carrick Reed, born September 03, 1797; died April 01, 1874.
+ 90 iii.   William Reed, born November 05, 1802 in Lemon Township; died 1888.
+ 91 iv.   Robert Reed, born August 01, 1804 in Lemon Township, Butler Co., OH; died September 15, 1883 in Sandusky, IA.
  92 v.   Elizabeth Reed, born May 27, 1806 in Lemon Twp. Butler Co., OH53; died 1891 in Lemon Township, Butler Co., OH53.
  Notes for Elizabeth Reed:

  More About Elizabeth Reed:
Burial: Monroe, Butler Co., OH
Religion: Presbyterian, Mount Pleasant Cong. Monroe, Oh (then known as Swamp Creek Church)

  93 vi.   Ruth Reed, born October 16, 1809 in Butler Co., Ohio53; died 1891 in Kansas, USA53. She married Edward Estle Unknown in By Rev. David McDill53; born Unknown53.
+ 94 vii.   David Boyd Reed, born June 15, 1812 in farm in Section 19 Lemon Township; died August 03, 1859 in Butler Co. OH.
  95 viii.   George Reed, born Unknown53; died Unknown.
  Notes for George Reed:
Died young.

  96 ix.   Jane Reed, born 179953; died 1882.
  Notes for Jane Reed:
Died single.

  97 x.   Margaret Peggy Reed, born 179553; died 1882. She married Isaiah Jones.
  Notes for Margaret Peggy Reed:
First daughter.

      33. Robert4 Reed (John3, Robert2, John1) was born May 16, 1771 in Armagh Twp. Mifflin Co., PA53, and died October 23, 1828 in Monroe, Butler Co., OH53. He married (1) Unknown. He married (2) Lydia Thomas Abt. 1813 in Butler Co., OH. She was born January 29, 1787.

Notes for Robert Reed:
Second son.

More About Robert Reed:
Burial: North Cemetery, Monroe, Ohio, USA
Places Lived: Mifflin CO, PA , Lincoln Co. KY, Butler Co. OH
Child of Robert Reed and Unknown is:
  98 i.   Jinny5 Reed, born 1805.
Children of Robert Reed and Lydia Thomas are:
  99 i.   Robert5 Reed, born April 12, 1815 in Butler Co. OH54. He married Mary M. B.
  100 ii.   James Reed, born November 27, 1816 in Butler Co. OH54.
  101 iii.   Lydia Reed, born March 24, 1818 in Butler Co. OH54. She married Jacob Sites; born 54.
+ 102 iv.   John Tyler Reed, born February 27, 1820 in Butler Co. OH; died March 24, 1891 in Galton, Douglas Co., IL.
  103 v.   Elizabeth Reed, born April 25, 1821 in Butler Co. OH. She married Richard Puckett.
  104 vi.   Thomas Reed, born November 27, 1823 in Butler Co. OH54; died October 03, 1885.
  105 vii.   Esther Reed, born August 18, 1825 in Butler Co. OH54. She married David A. McCord.
+ 106 viii.   Mary Reed, born July 18, 1827.
  107 ix.   Sarah Ann Reed, born November 08, 1828 in Butler Co. OH. She married Lindsey.

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