Biography of Reuben R. Reed
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Reed, Reuben Rodney, was born in the town of Shelby about two and one half miles southwest of Medina, April 7, 1813. and was one of seven children, of William and Rebecca Reed, pioneers of this county. William was a descendant of the old English dissenters who came to New England about 1688. Indians would so often come stealthily in and look at her little infant in his bark cradle that the mother became so alarmed for his safety that the father returned with his family to their home in Herkimer county. His boyhood was passed there on a farm and his youth was spent at Mt. Lebanon, Columbia county, N. Y. Later he followed farming at Barre and in Carlton, where he cleared up a large tract of wild land, and by integrity, foresight and alertaess in embracing advantageous opportunities he gained a competency and was always ready to assist those who would help themselves. In 1868 Mr. Reed came to reside in Albion, having purchased a building lot off of the old Church farm, and his life here was devoted to the care of his estate. June 24, 1856, he married Emily M. Hale, daughter of Levi and inner Hale, of Gaines. One child, Emma R. Reed, was born of this marriage. During the war of 1861-5 he was active in all public and private measures adopted for raising and forwarding troops for the service. In polities he was a Republican. Mr. Reed died January 29, 1891.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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