Biography of Truman B. Reed
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Reed, Truman B. was born in the town of Ithaca May 26, 1826, and was the son of Andrew Reed. Truman B. Reed was educated in the common schools to which he has added through life by reading and close observation. At the age of thirty two he married Amelia Snyder, daughter of Ira Snyâer, and they are the parents of seven children, five of whom are living: two sons, A. L Reed and Roy B. Reed, and three daughters, Mrs. Rena Scutt, Mrs. Carrie A. Snyder and Mrs. Ida E. Roe. In 1869 he bought the Peter Ostrander property, which had been in the family possession ever since it was bought of the United States government in 1813. In 1863 he bought part of the Artemas Tyler lot, having 105 acres, and raising hay, grain and stock, and making a specialty of sheep breeding and dairying. Our subject is one of the leading farmers of his town, taking an active interest in educational, religious and temperance principles, and is recognized as a man of sterling worth and high integrity.

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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