Biography of Levi H. Reed
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Reed, Levi H., was born in the town of Ithaca, December 8, 1824. His father, Andrew W., came to Tompkins county in 1806, and settled in the town of Ulysses, there being only one frame house in Ithaca at the time of his arrival. L. H. Reed was educated in the common schools and is a self made and self educated man. At the age of twenty five he married Susan Manning, who died in 1851, and in 1856 he married Katie A. Morris, daughter or John Morris, of Lansing, and they have two children: Edgar J., and Susan C. In 1850 he bought the George Brown farm of fifty acres. In 1870 he bought part of the Warren D. Ellis property, and in 1872 he bought part of the Scott property, adding in 1888 a section of the Horace and William Smith, and now has 125 acres in all, making a specialty of hay, though he raises grain and the usual crops also. He is one of the substantial men of the town, taking an active interest in education and religious matters.

From:
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


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