Biography of John B. Reeder
Tipton County, IN Biographies





JOHN B. REEDER is the eldest of eleven children born to Joseph H. and Susanna (Lindley) Reeder. His father was born in Wayne County, Ind., May 30, 1830, and was reared and educated in his native State. For many years he followed agricultural pursuits in Howard County, Ind., but his latter days were spent at Nevada, where he engaged in merchandising; he was married in Howard County, June 5, 1850, to Susanna Lindley, who was born in Howard County January 27, 1836. After many years of usefulness, Joseph H. Reeder departed this life on January 29, 1875. The subject of this sketch was born in Howard County, Ind., January 5, 1853; he received a liberal education, and in 1874 became a partner with his father in merchandising at Nevada, where they continued business about four months; then he became successor to the firm, and conducted the business until 1877, when he sold his stock and turned his attention to farming; he still follows this occupation, and has a comfortable home located at Nevada. Mr. Reeder was married Ain Richmond, Ind., October 25, 1875, to Martha Ricketts, daughter of Garrett and Alice (Manford) Ricketts, natives of Indiana. She was born in Switzerland County, Ind., September 6, 1856. By this union they have three children-Flora N., Effie May and Thomas M. Mr. Reeder is an F. & A. M., and politically, stands firm for the Democracy. His wife is an active member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

From:
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Chicago 1883.


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