Biography of Manuel Reed
Allen County, OH Biographies

MANUEL REED, farmer, P. O. Lima, was born in Trumbull County, Ohio, February 7, 1808; son of Thomas and Jane (Hover) Reed, natives of Pennsylvania and pioneers of Trumbull County, Ohio, where they lived and died. Our subject was reared in Trumbull County, Ohio, where he received a limited education in the country schools. In 1833 he came to this county and entered the laud he now owns and occupies, on which he settled in 1837, and all of which he cleared and improved. He was married November 17, 1833, to Elizabeth, daughter of Arthur and Henrietta (Jemison) O'Hara, of Irish descent; parents of eight children, two now living: Horatio G., now in Reno, Nev., and Elizabeth (Mrs. Manuel Reed). Arthur O'ffara was a pioneer merchant of Lima, where he located in 1833, and in 1837 moved to Wisconsin where he died. Our subject and wife are parents of ten children, all born on the old homestead: Arthur (deceased), Warren (a physician in Kalida, Putnam Co., Ohio), Lorinda (Mrs. J. L. Smith), John, Irvin, tretta (Mrs. Andrew MeClintock), Sarah (Mrs. Solomon Shappell). Anna (Mrs. Jerry Bowsher), Jennetta (deceased), and Aldulia. Mr. and Mrs. Reed are among the first pioneer families left in Shawnee Township. They have twenty four grandchildren. Both are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Mr. Reed has filled several of the township offices. In politics he is a Democrat.

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