Reed, Dr. F. A., was born in Caroline, September 14, 1849, a son of H. C. Reed, also born in this county in
1812, who was a carpenter for four years in Ithaca. H. C. married, in 1836, Mary A., daughter of Bethel Gray, of
Chenango county, and continued his work in Ithaca for nearly eight years, living at Mott's Corners, now Brookton.
He then bought a farm on Bald Hill, though he continued to work at his trade for the next three years, then settled
down to farm work. He was a Republican and served as commissioner for two terms, was trustee of the school and
a prominent member of the M. E. Church. He had four sons and one daughter, our subject being the fourth child.
He remained at home with his parents for a number of years, and at the age of thirty seven married Hattie, daughter
of John D. Cannon, of Connecticut, from which place he moved into Delaware county, N. Y. His marriage occurred
February 27, 1878, after which he resided on his father's farm ten years, then moved to West Slaterville, where
they remained two years, our subject attending college part of the time in Cleveland, Ohio. Returning, he located
in Brockton, where he has since had a successful practice. He still owns a farm, however, which is worked by a
tenant. He is a Republican, a Mason of Caroline Lodge, No. 681; also a member of the Grange. He has two children,
Maggie E. and Herman C.
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894
Tompkins County, NY
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