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Corp Cyrus Reed
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Birth: Sep., 1822
Ross County
Ohio, USA
Death: 1907
Peoria County
Illinois, USA

Corporal CYRUS REED, Co. C, 86th Illinois

Cyrus Reed was born on September __, 1822 in Ross County, Ohio, the son of Aaron Reed, of New York, and Sally (Goff) Reed, who was from Pennsylvania. In 1913, Edwin C. Silliman wrote the following about the Reed family. "In 1825 Simon, Aaron and Samuel Reed settled in their respective homes, Samuel going on to Buffalo Grove northwest of Dixon. In 1828 Simon Reed went back to Ohio after his parents, and piloted through ten teams, known as "The big Train." The mother of the Reeds, Mary Benedict Reed, died in 1832 and is buried in La Salle cemetery. The father, Samuel Reed Sr., made a visit on horseback to his son Samuel at Buffalo Grove in 1833, where he was taken sick and died suddenly on August 17th, 1833. He was the first person buried in the Reed cemetery at Buffalo Grove, now Polo, Ill.
Samuel Reed Jr. was the first settler in Ogle county with the avowed purpose of farming and not keeping a hotel. His daughter Sarah was the wife of our esteemed ''Old Settler" Lucas C. Hicks. All the children of Samuel Reed are dead.
Aaron Reed's son-in-law Reuben Hamlin laid out the town of Northampton in 1835, and he built the first Tavern in 1835-6. It was a noted stopping place in early days and is mentioned by several early writers of "Western Sketches."
Cyrus Reed and Erastus (Major) Reed were sons of Aaron Reed and his wife Sally Goff, who was a noted cook and housekeeper in early days. Cyrus Reed married a daughter of Nathaniel Chapin, who was noted as one of the finest penmen in the country. Cyrus Reed was one of the '49ers, in the California race for gold, and others who went were Samuel Hicks and James Mitchell."
As stated by Edwin C. Silliman, Cyrus Reed was married to Margaret H. "Mary" Chapin on October 14, 1856 in Peoria County. Margaret H "Mary" Chapin was born on January 15, 1831 in Hampden County, Massachusetts, the daughter of Nathaniel Chapin and Olive (Van Horn) Chapin. Four children were born to Cyrus and Mary. They are;
1. Harry C. Reed, born July 6, 1857 in Hallock Township, Peoria County, Illinois. Harry, listed as Henry D. and then Henry C., is found with the family in the 1860 and 1870 in Hallock Township of Peoria County, Illinois. In 1880, Harry C. Reed is found, age 22, with the family in Hallock Township of Peoria County, Illinois. About 1884/85, Harry C. Reed was married to Euphemia N. __________ in ___________ County, ___________. Harry C. Reed and Euphemia N. (__________) Reed are known to have had the following children;
A. Charles A. Reed, born January __, 1886 in Peoria County, Illinois. Charles A. Reed was married to Anna Holmer in the late 1900's or very early 1910's. Five children are believed to have been born to Charles and Anna. Charles A. Reed died on _____________ __, 1967, while Anna (Holmer) Reed lived to be over 100 years old, dying on ____________ __, 1988. Their mortal remains were laid in the Blue Ridge Cemetery in north Peoria County, Illinois. See his Find A Grave Memorial.

B. Edward H. Reed, born c. 1888/89 in Peoria County, Illinois. Edward is 11 and found with his parents in Peoria County in 1900.

C. Nathaniel O. Reed, born c. 1891/92 in Peoria County, Illinois. Nathaniel is 8 and living with his parents in Peoria County in 1900.

At the time of the 1900 census, the Reed family is found in Hallock township, Peoria County, Illinois;
Harry C Reed Head M Jul 1857 43 Illinois
Euphemea Reed Wife F 39 Illinois
Charles Reed Son M 14 Illinois
Edward Reed Son M 11 Illinois
Nathaniel Reed Son M 8 Illinois

At the time of the 1910 census, Harry and his family are found in Hallock Township, Peoria County, Illinois;
Harry C Reed Head M 52 Illinois
Euphemia Reed Wife F 48 Illinois
Nathaniel Reed Son M 16 Illinois

At the time of the 1920 census, Harry and his family are found in Hallock Township, Peoria County, Illinois;
Harry Reed Head M 62 Illinois
?Aphoinia Reed Wife F 58 Illinois
Edd H Reed Son M 32 Illinois
Nathanial O Reed Son M 27 Illinois
Hettie Reed Daughter-in-law F 22 Illinois

At the time of the 1930 census, Harry and his family are found in Hallock Township, Peoria County, Illinois;
Harry C Reed Head M 72 Illinois
Euphemia N Reed Wife F 68 Illinois
Charles A Reed Son M 43 Illinois
Anna Reed Daughter-in-law F 42 Illinois
Annabel Reed Niece F 14 Illinois
Chas C Reed Grandson M 5 Illinois
Cyrus D Reed Grandson M 3 Illinois

At the time of the 1940 census, Harry and Euphemia are found in Edelstein, Hallock Township, Peoria County, Illinois;
Harry C Reed Head M 82 Illinois
Euphemia Reed Wife F 78 Illinois

Harry C. Reed died on November 26, 1943 in Hallock Township of Peoria County, Illinois and his mortal remains were laid in the Blue Ridge Cemetery in North Hampton, Peoria County, Illinois. See his Find A Grave Memorial# 36815550.

2. Mary C. Reed, born April 14, 1859 in Peoria County, Illinois. In the 1860, 1870 and 1880, Mary is found living with her parents in Peoria County, Illinois. In 1900, Mary and her brother, Charles, are found boarding with the cousin, Albert D. Campbell. At the time of the 1910 census, Mary Reed is still found living with her cousin, Albert D. Campbell, in Peoria Ward 5, Peoria County, Illinois;
Albert Campbell Head M 59 Illinois
Katie Campbell Wife F 54 Illinois
Mary Reed Cousin F 51 Illinois

Mary C. Reed died on February 17, 1947 in Chillicothe, Peoria County, Illinois, never having married, and her mortal remains were laid in the Blue Ridge Cemetery in North Hampton, Peoria County, Illinois. See her Find A Grave Memorial# 65942058.

3. Charles N. Reed, born November 21, 1861 in Peoria County, Illinois. Charles never married. Charles M. Reed died on October 24, 1950 in Peoria County, Illinois never having married. His mortal remains were laid in the Blue Ridge Cemetery in Peoria County, Illinois. See his Find A Grave Memorial.

4. Katherine M. "Kate" Reed, born April 8, 1868 in Peoria County, Illinois. In 1870, Kate, listed as Kate W., is found living with her parents in Peoria County. In 1880, listed as Kate M., she is still found living with her parents in Peoria County.

Now to continue the biography of Cyrus Reed and his family;
At the time of the 1860 census, the Reeds are found residing in Hallock Township of Peoria County;
Reed Cyrus 37 M Farmer 13,000 3,570 OH
Reed Mary H. 28 F MA
Reed Henry D. 2 M IL
Reed Mary 1 F IL

On August 12, 1862, Cyrus Reed volunteered to serve in a company which was being raised in Chillicothe, Illinois, and in the townships immediately north and west of Chillicothe, including Halleck Township in Peoria County and LaPrairie and Saratoga Townships in Marshall County. This company was being raised by John H. Batchelder, who operated the Ferry at Chillicothe, and Dr. Joseph Thomas, a Chillicothe area Physician. When he volunteered, Cyrus gave his residence as North Hampton, Illinois.

ILLINOIS CIVIL WAR DETAIL REPORT
Name REED, CYRUS
Rank CPL Company C Unit 86 IL US INF

Personal Characteristics
Residence NORTHAMPTON, PEORIA CO, IL Age 39 Height 6' 2 3/4 Hair BLACK
Eyes BLACK Complexion DARK Marital Status MARRIED Occupation FARMER
Nativity ROSS CO, OH

Service Record
Joined When AUG 12, 1862 Joined Where CHILLICOTHE, IL
Joined By Whom J H BATCHELDER Period 3 YRS
Muster In AUG 27, 1862 Muster In Where PEORIA, IL
Muster In By Whom N/A Muster Out JUN 6, 1865
Muster Out Where WASHINGTON, DC Muster Out By Whom LT SCROGGS
Remarks N/A

When Batchelder and Thomas had almost 100 volunteers, they led the Chillicothe area company into Peoria where they went into camp at Camp Lyon, near present day Glen Oak Park. On August 27, 1862, Batchelder, Thomas and 87 of their volunteers were mustered into service as Co. C of the 86th Regiment of Illinois Volunteer Infantry. Dr. Thomas was elected by the men of Co. C to serve as their Captain, while Batchelder was elected to serve as their 1st Lieutenant. Cyrus Reed was elected 2nd Corporal by the men of Co. C.
On September 7, 1862, the men of the 85th & 86th Illinois marched out the gates of Camp Lyon, through the streets of Peoria, with much fanfare, and boarded a train bound for Camp Joe Holt, Jeffersonville, Indiana, located across the Ohio River from Louisville, Kentucky. By early October, the men of the 85th & 86th were in the field in Kentucky as part of Col. Daniel McCook's Brigade, in pursuit of Confederate troops. On Oct. 8, 1862, the men of McCook's Brigade were engaged with those troops in the Battle of Perryville, Kentucky, the 86th Illinois suffering their first casualties. There would be many more to come. After the Battle of Perryville, the Confederate troops withdrew from Kentucky and the men of McCook's Brigade marched on to Nashville, Tennessee where they would go into winter camp.
During the next two and a half years, Corporal Cyrus Reed served faithfully in Co. C as the men of the 86th served in Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. During this time, Cyrus was witness to and a participant in numerous battles and skirmishes, some of the bloodiest fighting in the Western Theatre of the war, including the Battles of Chicakamauga, Georgia; Resaca, Georgia; Rome, Georgia, Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia, Peach Tree Creek, Georgia, Jonesboro, Georgia, Averasborough, North Carolina and Bentonville, North Carolina and marched with General Sherman to the Sea.
After the war came to a close, the men of McCook's Brigade marched on to Washington City (now D.C.) where they marched down Pennsylvania Avenue on the 2nd day of the Grand Review. Corporal Cyrus Reed, now about 43 years of age, was there with the surviving members of Co. C when they were mustered out of the service on June 6, 1865 in Washington and by the end of June of 1865, they were back home with their families in Peoria County, Illinois.
At the time of the 1870 census, the Reed family is found in Hallock Township in Peoria County;
Reed Cyrus 48 M W Farmer 1,200 400 Ohio
Reed Mary 39 F W Massachusetts
Reed Henry C. 12 M W Illinois
Reed Mary C. 10 F W Illinois
Reed Charles M. 8 M W Illinois
Reed Kate W. 4 F W Illinois


At the time of the 1880 census, Cyrus and his family are still found farming in Hallock Township in Peoria County;
Cyrus REED, Self Gender: Male Birth: <1823> OH
Mary REED, Wife Gender: Female Birth: <1831> MA
Harry C. REED, Son Gender: Male Birth: <1858> IL
Mary C. REED, Dau Gender: Female Birth: <1859> IL
Charles W. REED, Son Gender: Male Birth: <1862> IL
Kate M. REED, Dau Gender: Female Birth: <1866> IL

At the time of the 1900 census, Cyrus and Mary are found residing in Hallock Township in Peoria County;
Reed Seyvus Head W M Sept 1822 77 M Ohio
Reed Mary Wife W F Jan 1831 69 M Massachusetts



Cyrus Reed died on __________ __, 1907 in __________, Illinois. His earthly remains were laid to rest in the Blue Ridge Cemetery in North Hampton, Illinois in Peoria County. At the time of the 1910 census, Mary is found living in Hallock Township, Peoria County, Illinois with her son, Charles;
Mary Reed Head F 79 Massachusetts
Charlie Reed Son M 48 Illinois

Margaret H. "Mary" (Chapin) Reed died on __________ __, 1912. Her earthly remains were laid to rest beside those of her husbands in the Blue Ridge Cemetery in North Hampton, Illinois.

by Baxter B. Fite III

(Baxter would enjoy hearing from anyone, especially descendants of the Reed family, who might be able to add to the biographical material that we have on Corporal Cyrus Reed and the Reed family. Baxter would also love to see copies of any pictures of Corporal Cyrus Reed which may have survived the years, especially any showing him in uniform from his days in the service, added to his Find A Grave site for all to see.)

 
 
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 Parents:
  Aaron Reed (1793 - 1873)
  Sarah Goff Reed (1795 - 1871)
 
 Spouse:
  Margaret H Chapin Reed (1831 - ____)
 
 Children:
  Harry C Reed (1857 - 1943)*
  Mary C Reed (1859 - 1947)*
  Charles Reed (1861 - 1950)*
 
 Siblings:
  Betsey Reed Hamlin (1815 - 1875)*
  Phebe Reed Avery (1817 - 1902)*
  Cyrus Reed (1822 - 1907)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Blue Ridge Cemetery
North Hampton
Peoria County
Illinois, USA
 
Maintained by: Baxter B. Fite III
Originally Created by: John Melton
Record added: May 27, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 52915352
Corp Cyrus Reed
Added by: Baxter B. Fite III
 
Corp Cyrus Reed
Added by: Baxter B. Fite III
 
Corp Cyrus Reed
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Rest in Peace!
- Lois
 Added: Feb. 8, 2013
 
 
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