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John Reed
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Birth: Jan. 6, 1757, Germany
Death: May 28, 1845
Cabarrus County
North Carolina, USA

John Reed married Sarah "Sally" Kiser and produced nine children: Henry (1783), Frances (1785), Conrad (1787), John Jr. (1790), George (1792), Elizabeth (1794), Catherine (1797), Mary "Polly" (1800), and Martha "Patsy" ( 1803). These children then had their own children, totaling 68 grandchildren for John and Sarah Reed. John dedicated his life to farming but his lifestyle changed one day when his second son, Conrad, went to Little Meadow Creek and discovered a mysterious yellow rock that turned out to be seventeen pounds of almost pure gold. The family began to mine gold on their farmland. In 1803, John formed a partnership with three neighbors and friends. Thney were Rev. James Love, Martin Phifer, Jr., and his brother-in-law Frederick Kiser. This was the creation of the Reed Gold Mine in Cabarrus County, North Carolina. After John Reed's death, the gold mine changed hands many times. In 1971, the State of North Carolina purchased approximately 700 plus acres of the Reed Gold Mine and turned it into a historic site that many people visit every year. The John Reed Family Cemetery is located on State property within the Reed Gold Mine property. There are only three marked graves and those are John Reed, Sarah Reed (his wife), and an infant of N & M. Hartsell who died on July 4, 1858 at age one month. There are numerous unmarked graves. The GPS coordinates for the cemetery are
N 35 degrees 16.664
W080 degrees 27.879
The elevation is 570 feet. 
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  Sarah Kizer Reed (1761 - 1843)
  George Reed (1792 - 1855)*
  Martha Reed Barnhardt (1803 - 1868)*
*Calculated relationship
John Reed Family Cemetery
Cabarrus County
North Carolina, USA
Created by: Brenda Kale Ballard
Record added: Dec 12, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 45357933
John Reed
Added by: Brenda Kale Ballard
John Reed
Added by: Brenda Kale Ballard
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