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Biography for William Reed and family who lived in Washington County PA at one time but who moved to Poland Township, Mahoning County, Ohio

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Background of migration into Ohio via The Connecticut Land Company 


Note:  If you download the entire biography of either volume, the book page numbers do not match the PDF page numbers, but the webmaster gives both numbers on each biography.

Poland Ohio

William Reed and family, from Washington county, Pennsylvania, settled just southwest of the center of the township. James, William, and Samuel were among the children. Several of the grandchildren of William Reed, Sr., are residents of the township. (p. 62)

Source:  WILLIAMS, p. 61-62 [PDF page 90-91]

Boardman, Ohio

[[Richard J. McClurg, Boardman township, born there June 22, 1840....son of Samuel McClurg, a native of Allegheny county, Pennsylvania...

[[Thomas MATTHEWS, Boardman...born in Allegheny county, Pennsylvania, August 17, 1813...son of Thomas and Jane (McCLURG) MATTHEWS...

Eli REED, farmer, Boardman township, Mahoning county [, Ohio], was born in Canfield township in 1816. His parents, James and Mary (TURNER) REED, came to this county in 1806, Mr. REED from Washington county, Pennsylvania, and Mrs. REED from New Jersey [i.e. TURNER family of NJ]. They brought up a family of five children, three of whom are yet living, two sons and a daughter. James REED died October 13, 1854, in his sixty-sixth year. Mary REED died April 8, 1863, in her eighty-fourth year. Adam and Margaret TURNER, grandfather and grandmother of Eli REED, settled in Canfield [Ohio] in April, 1806, coming from New Jersey by team. Adam TURNER was born September 5, 1763, and died September 3, 1837. Margaret (MIZNER) TURNER was born June 11, 1766, and died October 28, 1840. Eli REED was married, in 1843, to Margaret THOMAS, of Canfield township. They have five children living, four deceased, including a daughter that [sic=who] died in infancy--Amanda M. [REED], born July 24, 1845, now the wife of 
Samuel STEELE of Youngstown [Ohio]; Alvin T. [REED], September 27, 1847; Sibyl C. [REED], August 15, 1849, died October 24, 1851; Florus A. and Flora C., July 4, 1853, Florus dying October 9, 1853, and Flora [on] May 18, 1855; Hattie E. [REED], September 29, 1856, is the wife of Almon ALDERMAN, Evart, Michigan; Oscar W. [REED], March 13, 1859; Clinton E. [REED], June 1, 1864. Mr. [Eli] REED has been a Republican since the organization of the party. He has been assessor two terms and trustee three terms. He is a worthy and respected citizen. 

WILLIAMS, p. 96 [PDF 145]

Source for Background: Tract No. 96 Annual Report of The Western Reserve Historical Society (Inc. 1867).  "The Connecticut Land Company and Accompanying Papers". October, 1916.  Parts I and II. Published Cleveland, Ohio: 1916   Sub-section:  Land Papers   Sub-section:  The Connecticut Land Company: A Study in the Beginnings of Colonization of the Western Reserve by Claude L. Shepard.

Sources for biographies: (book) History of Trumbull and Mahoning Counties: with illustrations and biographical sketches, Volume 1 (Google eBook; History Category) H.Z. Williams & Bros.  H. Z. Williams, 1882.

(book) History of Trumbull and Mahoning Counties: with illustrations and biographical sketches, Volume 2 (Google eBook; History Category ).  H. Z. Williams & Bros.  H.  Z. Williams, 1882.

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