Biography of Colonel Leonard V. Reed
Rensselaer County, NY Biographies





Reed, Colonel Leonard V., was born in Pittston, N. Y., in 1798. He was a son of Joseph and Mary (Baylis) Reed. He came from Dutchess county to Pittston, early in life, where he died. She was born in Pittstown, where she lived and died in 1843. He kept a hotel here for many years. The place was Reedville, and Reed's Hollow was named in honor of Joseph Reed. Colonel Reed owned stages in his early days in partnership with his brother, John B. Reed. This was when the stages ran to Troy and Albany. He owned several farms, and was a wealthy man. He owned a grist mill,a saw mill and also a flax mill. His wife was Ann E. Plume of Albany, and her father was Garrett Plume of Newark, N. J. To Colonel and Mrs. Reed were born four children: Mary E., who owned the homestead; Joseph, proprietor of the American House at La nsingburg; Evertsen E., who lived at the homestead; Leonard I., who died when seven years old. Colonel Reed was colonel in the State militia. He died in 1881 at the age of eighty three years.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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