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Nellie Anderson Reed
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Birth: 1840
Death: Apr. 1, 1912

From the Southern Humboldt papers volumn # 8-8

(compiled by Onecelea Cook, name may be spelled wrong when copying.)

There were very few white settlers living in the regions, the greater population was that of the Wylackie Indians. These tribes had settlements all up and down the South Fork of the Eel River-Benbow Valley-Hartsook-Cooks Valley and the mouth of Sprowl Creek. A white pioneer by the name of Anderson settled on what is now the Hartsook Flat, homesteading 120 acres. In the early part of 1869, Anderson accidentally drowned in the Eel River, leaving his Indian wife and three children.

Anderson and Nellie Anderson Three Children:

Mary "Annie" Anderson 1863-1935- Married Ebern L Parker

Martha Anderson-married Steven Means

James Anderson 17 Mar 1866-1891

Rueben Reed from Brownsville, Kentucky was acquainted with Anderson and Nellie. He was working at Cedar Creek in the Leggett Valley area when word reached him of Anderson's death. He immediately left for the Anderson home. Later Rueben took Nellie for his wife. Later they were legally married by a minister.

Reuben and Nellie Reed: had two children

Benjamin Reed- 21 April 1870-30 May 1949 buried at the Garberville Cemetery

Clarence Reed-1883-29 April 1898 (died of pneumonia)

Nellie Anderson Reed

was born in the 1840's. The early pioneers who knew her claimed she came from the Island Mountain area. That she was a cousin of Belle Fenton Jewett of Harris. Nellie was a full blooded Indian and her lower lip and chin was tattooed with her tribes marking of (111). She was liked and respected by all who knew her. The welcome mat was always out to neighbors and travelers, food and lodging was shared.

Nellie and Rueben Reeds later years they lived on their Kramont Ranch on Reed Mountain (Coombs).

Nellie passed away Apr 01, 1912 and is buried in the Garberville Cemetery.

Rueben died at Kramont Ranch in 1918 and is buried in the Garberville Cemetery.
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  Mary Annie Anderson Parker (1863 - 1935)*
*Calculated relationship
Garberville Cemetery
Humboldt County
California, USA
Created by: marty
Record added: Apr 01, 2012
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Nellie <i>Anderson</i> Reed
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RIP my great~great~ great grandmother <3
- Leah
 Added: Mar. 9, 2016
My mother-in-law of grand aunt of wife of uncle. Never forgotten and always loved.
- Christopher Erin Lindstrom
 Added: Oct. 27, 2013
RIP fellow wailaki
- wailaki woman
 Added: Apr. 1, 2013

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