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Descendants of John Reed, Sr.

Generation No. 7

      247. John Quincy7 Reed (David6, John5, David4, John3, Robert2, John1) was born January 29, 1845107, and died 1937107. He married Elizabeth Fairbanks Unknown. She was born Unknown107.

More About John Quincy Reed:
Hobbies: Operated family bus. feeding & shipping cattle with his brother, Luther.
Occupation: Police Chief, County Coroner, 15 years
Organizations: Republican persuasion.

Notes for Elizabeth Fairbanks:
A cousin to Charles N. Fairbanks, Vice President of the U.S.
Child of John Reed and Elizabeth Fairbanks is:
  354 i.   Mary Elizabeth8 Reed, born 1843107; died 1932107.

      255. Mary E.7 Reed (James Morrison6, John5, David4, John3, Robert2, John1) was born June 06, 1850 in Springfield, IL107, and died August 09, 1904107. She married Robert Briggs Wilson March 03, 1869107. He was born January 20, 1840 in Wasdale Head, England107, and died Unknown.

More About Mary E. Reed:
Burial: Scott St. James Cemetery, Beatrice, Gage County, Nebraska

Notes for Robert Briggs Wilson:
Laurel Lukert wrote that her great-grandfather Robert Briggs Wilson seems to have disappeared. He was going back to England to visit his family as he did on a regular basis. He had sold his farm and intended to buy land in Canada when he returned. The family had one letter from him in Omaha, NB as he was waiting for his train to the port. He never arrived in England nor returned.

More About Robert Briggs Wilson:
Baptism: July 20, 1840
Immigration: 1868
Children of Mary Reed and Robert Wilson are:
  355 i.   James Reed8 Wilson, born April 20, 1870 in Springfield, IL108; died September 19, 1956 in Lincoln, NE108. He married Rosa May Renfro March 20, 1895; born May 17, 1876 in Henry Co., Missouri108; died October 11, 1956 in Lincoln , NE108.
  More About James Reed Wilson:
Burial: September 21, 1956, Evergreen Home Cemetery, Beatrice, NE

  More About Rosa May Renfro:
Burial: October 13, 1956, Evergreen Home Cemetery, Beatrice, NE

  356 ii.   Clara Eleanor Wilson, born April 29, 1872108.
  357 iii.   Mary Agnes Wilson, born December 09, 1873; died September 1874.
  358 iv.   Marilla Wilson, born December 27, 1875108.
  359 v.   Edward Hartley Wilson, born February 28, 1880; died September 15, 1881.
  360 vi.   Lena Bell Wilson, born April 11, 1882108.
  361 vii.   William Wallace Wilson, born February 06, 1885108.
  362 viii.   Lillian Frances Wilson, born September 19, 1889108.
  363 ix.   Ada Bernice Wilson, born June 05, 1891109; died July 17, 1973109. She married (1) James Hailey June 28, 1922; born Unknown. She married (2) William Derby Unknown109; born August 11, 1886109; died March 07, 1919109.

      258. John Alonzo7 Reed (James Morrison6, John5, David4, John3, Robert2, John1) was born October 21, 1859109, and died April 19, 1883110. He married Lizzie K. ??? Unknown111. She was born Unknown111.
Child of John Reed and Lizzie ??? is:
  364 i.   Lawrence8 Reed, born August 17, 1896111; died August 21, 1899111.
  More About Lawrence Reed:
Burial: Scott St. James Cemetery, Beatrice, Gage County, Nebraska

      271. John Woods7 Reed (William6, John5, David4, John3, Robert2, John1) was born April 06, 1855 in Sangamon Co., IL112, and died December 03, 1932 in CA112. He married (1) Margaret Jane Butler January 30, 1876. She was born January 20, 1855 in Sangamon Co., IL, and died June 12, 1897. He married (2) Rachael May Byrd October 15, 1898. She was born May 21, 1877112, and died July 18, 1952 in CA112.

More About John Woods Reed:
Occupation: Dairyman at Long Beach, California
Children of John Reed and Margaret Butler are:
  365 i.   Ada Lucille8 Reed. She married Joseph Pierce March 1924.
  Notes for Ada Lucille Reed:
No children

  366 ii.   James Presley Reed, born August 08, 1882112; died November 1902112.
  367 iii.   John Edward Reed, born August 30, 1887112; died February 15, 1890112.
  368 iv.   Infant Reed, born June 1892112; died June 1892112.
  369 v.   Ada May Reed, born July 10, 1895112; died January 11, 1899112.
Children of John Reed and Rachael Byrd are:
  370 i.   Charles Wood8 Reed, born August 07, 1899 in St. Charles, Kane, IL112. He married Hazel Belle Hurd April 28, 1930112; born June 18, 1905112.
  Notes for Hazel Belle Hurd:
No Children

  371 ii.   Alta May Reed, born January 04, 1904 in Long Beach, CA112. She married Elmer George Jackson July 12, 1922; born October 30, 1901112.

      272. Charles Melanchthon7 Reed (William6, John5, David4, John3, Robert2, John1)113 was born June 24, 1857 in Berlin, IL114,115, and died April 13, 1927 in Buffalo, IL116. He married Amy Jane Van Doren February 13, 1878 in Sangamon, Co., IL, daughter of Peter Van Doren and Margaret Hathaway. She was born March 10, 1860 in Curran Township, IL, and died December 01, 1935 in Buffalo, IL.

Notes for Charles Melanchthon Reed:
Ralph Reed has birthdate as 2/24/1857

Charles M. Reed spent his boyhood much the same as other country boys and was educated in the district schools. He helped with the farm work and remained on the home farm after the death of his father, until he reached his majority.

More About Charles Melanchthon Reed:
Elected: Bet. 1902 - 1909, Sangamon Co.,Supervisor 117
Occupation: Farmer; Purebred livestock;Superintendent of Sangamon Co. IL County Poor Farm.
Places Lived: Illinois, Kansas (2Yrs.), Illinois

Marriage Notes for Charles Reed and Amy Van Doren:

This biography was submitted by a researcher and abstracted from the above named publication.. Errors could occur, so one should always verify the correctness by obtaining copies of vitals and performing all necessary research to document what is contained herein.


REED, CHARLES M. - a representative farmer and stock raiser of Loami Township, Sangamon County, Ill., is a native of the county, born in Cartwright Township, June 24, 1857, son of William and Elizabeth (Allen) Reed, the former a native of Ohio and the latter of New Jersey. Elizabeth Allen was born May 8, 1828, and in 1840 accompanied her father to Butler County, Ohio, where she became acquainted with William Reed, and they were married about 1854, after which the came to Sangamon County and settled on land in what is now Island Grove. His father, John Reed, had seven sons, and bought a large body of land nearby, giving each of his sons a farm. All seven sons married and had children, except Robert, and William was the fifth in order of birth. The only ones of the family now living in Sangamon County are Charles M. and his brother George M.

Charles M. Reed spent his boyhood much the same as other country boys and was educated in the district schools. He helped with the farm work and remained on the home farm after the death of his father, until he reached his majority. He was married, February 13, 1878, to Miss Amy J. Van Doren, and soon after began working by the month.

In 1880 Charles M. Reed took charge of the home farm and remained there until 1883. He has since operated various large farms in Sangamon County, and has been one of the enterprising and industrious farmers in the vicinity. In 1905 he rented a farm in Loami Township. He has devoted his entire life to agricultural pursuits and has won success through energy and intelligence. He now has 385 acres under his charge, in 1910, having 145 acres in corn, forty in wheat and thirty-five in oats. He raises pure-bred Duroc Jersey hogs, and now has 75 head of these animals that are eligible to registration. For ten years he bought and shipped hogs. He has the Oxford sheep and believes in keeping the best grade of all kinds of stock.

Charles M. Reed and his wife have had children as follows: Linford, born January 8, 1879, a farmer living near Coffeyville, Kan.; Pearl, born September 2, 1883, at home; Blanch, born November 29, 1886, wife of Morris Kessler, manager and superintendent of the light plant at Auburn, and they have one child, Lora Imogene; Ella M., born March 15, 1889, for the past three years one of the most successful teachers in Sangamon County, commands a high salary; Ernest, born August 4, 1891, at home; Edna, born July 19, 1894, a student in Auburn High School; Ida Mary, born September 15, 1896; Helen, born February 25, 1903. Linford Reed was married (first) to Nina Troxwell, who died, leaving one child, Florence E., now living with her Grandfather Reed, and Linford Reed married (second) Miss Bertha Bobe Newman, whose grandfather was one of the noted Methodist Episcopal ministers of early days.

Mr. Reed has always taken an active interest in political matters and stanchly supports the principles of the Republican party, being ready to advance any measure he believes will be of benefit to his community. He served five years as Road Commissioner of Chatham, and soon after locating in Loami Township was chosen as the leader of his party. He was nominated and elected in 1902 to the office of Supervisor on the Republican ticket, receiving a handsome majority against a strong Democratic opponent. During 1907-08 he was one of the strongest members of the Board. In 1909, having secured the entire confidence of the people, received a much larger majority than before. He has served as chairman of the building and printing committee, and in this connection has always lost sight of his personal interests and tastes in his conscientious endeavor to serve the people in the best possible manner. He is a member of the I.O.O.F., in 1890 joined the M.W.A., and both he and his wife are members of the royal Neighbors and the Rebekahs. The family are active members of the Methodist episcopal Church of Loami, and have given generous support to its good work.
      From: "Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Sangamon County Volume II"
Children of Charles Reed and Amy Van Doren are:
  372 i.   Linford Conover8 Reed, born January 08, 1879 in Curran, IL118,119; died October 08, 1962 in Tulsa, OK120. He married (1) Nina Troxell April 02, 1902 in Chatham, IL; born June 20, 1882; died December 15, 1906120. He married (2) Bertha Babe Newman March 04, 1908; born September 14, 1879 in Edna, KS; died December 15, 1955 in Tulsa, OK120.
  More About Linford Conover Reed:
Occupation: farmer121
Places Lived: Coffeyville, KS

  More About Nina Troxell:
Burial: Chatham, IL122

  Notes for Bertha Babe Newman:
Her grandfather was one of the noted Methodist Episcopal ministers of early days.

  373 ii.   Cornelius Polhemus Reed, born April 05, 1881 in Curran, IL122; died July 25, 1884 in Garden Plain, KS.
  374 iii.   Pearl Reed, born September 02, 1883 in Laomi, IL122; died January 30, 1971 in Springfield, IL. She married Chester Gilbert Bramley May 08, 1918 in Buffalo, IL; born June 06, 1880 in Palmyra, IL122; died February 17, 1967 in Springfield, IL122.
  More About Chester Gilbert Bramley:
Places Lived: Divernon, IL

  375 iv.   Lida Reed, born December 17, 1884 in Garden Plain, KS122; died December 25, 1884 in Garden Plain, KS.
  376 v.   Blanche Reed, born November 29, 1886 in Curran Township, IL; died March 30, 1978 in Auburn, IL. She married Morris Sylvanus Kessler, Sr. November 25, 1908; born March 02, 1878 in Auburn, IL; died January 22, 1963 in Springfield, IL.
  More About Morris Sylvanus Kessler, Sr.:
Occupation: Mgr. and Supt. of the light plant at Auburn, IL123

  377 vi.   Ella Margaret Reed, born March 15, 1889 in Chatham, Curran Township, IL; died May 01, 1985 in Springfield, IL. She married John Robert Fitzhugh February 27, 1913 in Springfield, IL; born February 25, 1889; died January 08, 1964.
  More About Ella Margaret Reed:
Occupation: Teacher in Sangamon Co., IL123

  More About John Robert Fitzhugh:
Burial: Auburn, IL

  Marriage Notes for Ella Reed and John Fitzhugh:
No children.

  378 vii.   Charles Ernest Reed, born August 04, 1891 in Waverly, IL; died May 23, 1954 in Collinsville, OK. He married Georgina Roberts February 03, 1915 in Springfield, IL; born February 03, 1895 in Jacksonville, IL; died March 05, 1987 in Tulsa, OK.
  379 viii.   Edna Amy Reed, born July 17, 1894 in Waverly, IL124; died June 1983 in Las Vegas, NV124. She married Robert Axel Lundgren August 16, 1923 in Buffalo, IL; born January 19, 1899 in Port Allegheny, PA124; died September 11, 1974 in Las Vegas, NV124.
  380 ix.   Ida Mae Reed, born September 15, 1896 in Waverly, IL124; died April 1982 in Lompoc, CA. She married (2) Charles Vern Harris April 20, 1924; born March 01, 1879 in Scott Co., IN; died February 08, 1953 in Paramount, CA. She married (3) James Ralph Midkiff August 04, 1957 in Hollydale, CA; born April 15, 1898 in Johnston City, IN; died November 04, 1992 in Loyalton, CA.
  381 x.   Helen Imogene Reed, born February 25, 1903 in Loami, IL124; died June 17, 1973 in Rochester, MN. She married William Francis Herrin June 27, 1923 in Buffalo, IL; born February 01, 1902 in Buffalo, IL; died October 06, 1980 in Springfield, IL.
  More About Helen Imogene Reed:
Burial: Mechanicsburg, IL

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