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.
2. Julia F. Odom (Emelia's youngest sister). 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 1839-1879 7. Sarah Reed 1842-? 8. Martha I. Reed Kemp 1844-1923