May, 1851 Blackville Barnwell County South Carolina, USA
John Reed was a son of Samuel Reed and Mary Clark Reed of Barnwell County, SC. He was born about 1792.
He married 1. Emelia Odom, eldest daughter of Major Benjamin Odom and Julia Walker Odom. They had one son: Benjamin P. Reed 1820-1892. After Emelia's death, he married her youngest sister 2. Julia F. Odom. John and Julia had eight children: 1. James Henry Reed 1826-1901 2. John Wiley Reed 1829-1909 3. Julia F. Reed Hair Smith 1831-1904 4. Wade Hampton Reed 1833-1895 5. Ellen E. Reed Birt Aldrich 1835-1902 6. Cornelia Reed 1840-1880 7. Sarah Reed 1842-? 8. Martha I. Reed Kemp 1844-1923