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Thomas Reed, farmer: Dec 33: PO Monroe Center: owns 120 acres of land worth 7,000; he was born October 1, 1839 in Auchintibhert, Scotland; his father came to Montgomery county, NY when Thomas was very young and to Illinois in September 1843. He served four years in the late war[civil war] - three in Co. E 1st Cal Infantry and one in Co K 8th Hancock. He went to California via New York and the Isthmus in 1858, remaining there three years and after the war settled here. On the 22nd of November 1871, he married Miss Margaret A. Knapp who was born October 22, 1853 in Genesee Co, NY. She is the daughter of J. W. and Harriet M. Knapp and they have two children - Robert Wesley born Sept 16, 1872 and George P. born Dec 22, 1874.

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