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History of Crawford and Clark Counties, Illinois, Vol. II.

William Henry Perrin, ed.

(Chicago: O.L. Basking & Co. Historical Publishers)


John Reed--The subject of these lines is a native of Henry County, Ky., where he was born August 30, 1808.  His father, Jonathan Reed, was born in western Pennsylvania, and was a soldier under Gen. Wayne.  He was married in Virginia to Miss Margaret Eweing, of Virginia.  They removed to Kentucky soon after marriage and made a residence of several years, coming from thence to Indiana, where they died (in Clark County).  They had a family of eight children, of whom John Reed is the fourth.   He attained his majority in Clark County, Ind., and married in same county in the year 1833 (September 5) to Miss Frances Beadle, daughter of James Beadle.  She was born in Jefferson County, Ky., March 1, 1816, and came when a child to Clark County, Ind., where the parents settled.  Mr. Reed came to this county in 1847, and in that year located in what is now Dolson Township, where he entered forty acres land, upon which he lived a few years, and then sold out and moved where he now lives.  They have a family of twelve children, of whom four are deceased.

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