Biography of Byron G. Reed
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Reed, Byron G., Lawrence, was born in Lawrence, November 20, 1839, a son of William Reed, born in Vermont, April 4, 1795, and grandson of Moses Reed, also a native of Vermont, who was a farmer by occupation, and a soldier in the Revolutionary War. In 1837 William and his family came to Lawrence, where he remained till his death in July, 1860. He was a soldier in the War of 1812, receiving a land warrant for serviees He married Ruth, daughter of John Parks, jr., and grauddaughter of John Parks, one of the Indian captives at the burning of Royalton, Vt., October 16, 1780. Her death occurred in November, 1867. Five children were born to them, namely; Edwin, Alanson, Sarahette, Truman and Byron G. Edwin married Miranda Bates, moved to Illinois, and died in 1868, leaving wife and five children. Alanson married Martha Lewis. He was a soldier in Company I, Thirty first Regiment N. Y. State Volunteers, during the Rebellion. He died in February, 18S9, leaving a wife and four children. Sarahette married Amasa Tyler, and died in April, 1856. Truman is unmarried and resides in Arizona. Byron G. remained with his father on the farm until of age. He is now a successful farmer, owning a fine place of 117 acres in Lawrence, which he devoted to general farming and dairying, keeping about fifteen cows of good breed. In 1866 he married Ellen, daughter of Henry and Louisa (Simons) Erwin. Her grandfather was Joseph Erwin. (See biography of Senator George Z. Erwin elsewhere). Mrs. Erwin died February 18, 1879, and Mr. Erwin April 28, 1881. Mr. and Mrs. Reed have had one son, Charlie B., born February 21, 1872. He has had a good academic education, but has chosen the calling of his father, that of farming. The family are members of the Deer River Grange No. 702, and Charlie B. is a member of Lawrenceville Lodge No. 619, I. O. O. F.

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