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William Bradford Reed

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William Bradford Reed

Birth
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death
18 Feb 1876 (aged 69)
New York, New York County, New York, USA
Burial
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA Add to Map
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United States Minister to China, 1857-1858.

Son of Joseph Reed &
Maria Ellis Watmough
Oldest of six children;
3 sisters & 2 brothers
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1808 Henry Hope d. 1854
1810 Maria Emily (West)
1811 Caroline
1812 Anna d. 1812
1812 Joseph d. 1812

Married Louisa Whelan d. 1847
13 Oct 1833 Baltimore, Balitomore, MD
Father of one known child
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1831 William A.

Married Mary Love Ralston
1850
Father of one known child;
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1852 Robert Ralston Reed***see below

Note***
Mary died just three years after their marriage and one year after the birth of their only child

Biography and career
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Reed was born the son of Joseph Reed and Maria Ellis Watmough. After graduating at the University of Pennsylvania in 1825 he went to Mexico as private secretary of Joel R. Poinsett, studied law, was appointed Pennsylvania Attorney-General (1838), and was made professor of American history at the University of Pennsylvania (1850).

In 1857, Reed became Minister to China, where he negotiated the Treaty of June, 1858, and on his return (1860) was active in Democratic Party politics and in New York journalism. For a time he was an American correspondent of The Times.

Reed published many controversial and historical pamphlets and contributed essays chiefly to the American Quarterly and the North American Review. He wrote the Life and Correspondence of Joseph Reed, his grandfather (1847), and Life of Esther de Berdt, afterward Esther Reed, his grandmother (1853).

His brother was educator Henry Hope Reed.

United States Minister to China, 1857-1858.

Son of Joseph Reed &
Maria Ellis Watmough
Oldest of six children;
3 sisters & 2 brothers
******************************
1808 Henry Hope d. 1854
1810 Maria Emily (West)
1811 Caroline
1812 Anna d. 1812
1812 Joseph d. 1812

Married Louisa Whelan d. 1847
13 Oct 1833 Baltimore, Balitomore, MD
Father of one known child
*******************************
1831 William A.

Married Mary Love Ralston
1850
Father of one known child;
*******************************
1852 Robert Ralston Reed***see below

Note***
Mary died just three years after their marriage and one year after the birth of their only child

Biography and career
***********************************
Reed was born the son of Joseph Reed and Maria Ellis Watmough. After graduating at the University of Pennsylvania in 1825 he went to Mexico as private secretary of Joel R. Poinsett, studied law, was appointed Pennsylvania Attorney-General (1838), and was made professor of American history at the University of Pennsylvania (1850).

In 1857, Reed became Minister to China, where he negotiated the Treaty of June, 1858, and on his return (1860) was active in Democratic Party politics and in New York journalism. For a time he was an American correspondent of The Times.

Reed published many controversial and historical pamphlets and contributed essays chiefly to the American Quarterly and the North American Review. He wrote the Life and Correspondence of Joseph Reed, his grandfather (1847), and Life of Esther de Berdt, afterward Esther Reed, his grandmother (1853).

His brother was educator Henry Hope Reed.

Bio by: Marcia Lynne vonGunden



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