Biography of William Reed
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Reed, William, a native of Marlborough, Mass., and an extensive real estate operator, in 1809 bought a large tract of land, which now comprises the village of Medina. He resided several years among the Shakers at Mount Lebanon, then came to Barre, and finally bought a large tract of land in Carlton, where he lived until his death, September 10, 1850. The children of the pioneer were: Richard. Phoebe. Thomas J., Morgan N., Reuben R., Hannah, Matilda and Rebecca. Thomas J. was born in 1808, and was a broom maker and farmer. He married Eliza Chase, and had these children: Aaron G., born October 20, 1836; Mary Ann, born in 1837, died in 1857; Jenks, born in Senecacounty and died in childhood; Thomas, born in 1841, in Tyre, Seneca county; William N., born in 1844, died in 1865; Eliza, born April 11. 1848; Frances Ella, born in 1852, both died in infancy. Thomas Reed died April 9, 1888, and his wife in 1862. Aaron was born in Wayne county. He went to Michigan about 1854, and carried on a farm until 1859, then returned. In May, 1861. he enlisted in Company D, 35th N. Y. Volunteers, and served two years, being known as a hard and fearless fighter. He served in some of the fiercest battles of the war, among them being: Culpepper, Second Bull Run, South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg and others. He was mustered out in June, 1863, after which he returned to Albion. February 25, 1868, Aaron G. married Jennie E., daughter of Rev. Seth and Maria Smalley of Battle Creek, Mich., and they have three children: Gertrude, George and L. Elizabeth. Mr. Reed owns 117 acres of land, is a strong Republican, and his family are members of the Presbyterian Church.

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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