John Reed

John Reed

Death 8 Feb 1839 (aged 81–82)
Clinton County, Indiana, USA
Burial Kirklin, Clinton County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 11520566 View Source

John Reed, a soldier in the Revolutionary War, is buried in Clinton County. This information was obtained from "Roster of Soldiers and Patriots of the American Revolution Buried in Indiana, Volume II" published by the Indiana Daughters of the American Revolution in 1966.

The Reed family perhaps were from Scotland or Ireland. They did arrive in the United States prior to the Revolutionary War. They settled near Little York, Pennsylvania. John Reed, the first known progenitor, was born in 1757 in Ireland, and died in Clinton County, Indiana. This John Reed was definitely in the Revolutionary War and is buried at Old Town Cemetery, in Kirklin (Clinton) Indiana. After the Revolutionary War he married Eunice (surname unknown). Eunice was perhaps the first wife, and we know another wife, by the name of Jane Knapper, this marriage ended in divorce in 18 January 1820 at Fayette county, Ohio. So perhaps John married again, no proof has been found that he was married a third time. No death date has been found for his wife Eunice, or where she died, probably in Butler County, Ohio. John Reed's children were: 1) Joseph; 2) John, no information; 3) James, was last heard from in Maine; 4) Henry, no information; 5) Samuel, born California 1798 possibly Butler County, Ohio, married Maria (surname unknown); 6) George W., born 29 December 1801 Butler County, Ohio, married Malinda Douthit on 2 July 1822, in Preble County, Ohio. Melinda died 20 August 1874 and George W. died 14 November 1875, both in Clinton County, Indiana; 7) William, no information; 8) Robert born 11 November 1800 in Ohio, married Jane Davison / Davisson on 23 October 1819 near Cincinnati & Hamilton Ohio. Robert died 12 August 1856 in Clinton County, Indiana and buried in Old Town Cemetery; 9) Susannah born California 1808; 10) Ann was married first, name unknown and second to Mr. Basset. Reference for John Reed's service can be found in Pennsylvania Archives, Series 2, Vol 2:96 and 100. He was in Captain Thomas L. Moore's Company and enlisted 17 February 1776. John Reed gave his farm to Robert Reed, his son, south of Michigan Township, 1/2 mile east of Old Michigan Road in Clinton County, Indiana.
-- from book "Clinton County, Indiana" by Joan C. Bohn
Submitted by James Shearer

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