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Thomas Reed
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Birth: May 7, 1827
Forsyth County
North Carolina, USA
Death: May 4, 1900
Atlanta
Fulton County
Georgia, USA

ATLANTA, March 5.—The funeral of Thomas Reed of 87 Tyler Street occurred at Oakland cemetery this afternoon. He was probably the oldest citizen of Atlanta, having come here driving a tobacco wagon from North Carolina in 1847. For 39 years and up to 1891 he was an employee of the Winship machine works, retiring on account of his advanced age.
He aided in the construction of the first cotton press ever made in the state. While working at the confederate navy yard at Norfolk he assisted in building the Merrimac, the first ironclad warship in the world. The Merrimac was built at what is now the Portsmouth navy-yard shortly after the outbreak of the war.

Thomas Reed was one of the last survivors of the old volunteer fire department, Mechanics No. 2. He was well known throughout the city, although for the last four years, since being stricken with paralysis, he was confined to his home almost entirely.
 
 
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 Parents:
  John Samuel Reed (1782 - 1849)
  Elizabeth Laganauer Reed (1782 - 1861)
 
 Spouse:
  Sarah B Crockett Reed (1832 - 1907)
 
 Children:
  Mary Elizabeth Reed Hollingshead (1865 - 1940)*
  Thomas Walter Reed (1870 - 1950)*
 
 Siblings:
  Johann Jacob Rothrock (1806 - 1807)**
  Christian Reed (1814 - 1894)*
  Philip Reed (1825 - 1898)*
  Thomas Reed (1827 - 1900)
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Oakland Cemetery
Atlanta
Fulton County
Georgia, USA
 
Created by: Beth Doughty
Record added: May 04, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 129182520
Thomas Reed
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Thomas Reed
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