Born: Morris County, New Jersey
Died: After 1820.
Buried: Buried on land entered by Wm. Reed, E. East Twp., Orange Co, IN
Service: Private in company of Capt. Springer.
Was at Fort Prichett, Monogahela Co., Aug. 3, 1777.
His name also appears as ranger on the frontier, Capt. Ichabod Ashcraft's company.
Proof: Penna. Archives, 6th Series, vol. 2, p. 268; series 3, vol 23,
pp 212, 317.
William (oldest son) b. 1779, m. Ruth Glover.
Directions: Reed Family Cemetery in Northeast Township is located one and one half miles west of Trimble Cemetery on land entered by William Reed. At one time there was a number of graves with rough stone markers without inscriptions. The graves were plowed over long ago.
Known to be buried there were David Reed and his wife Rachael. They came from Kentucky in 1812, following their son William and family, who had come in 1811. It is not known what other members of the family were buried there.
This information was supplied by the late Charles Finly, a descendant of David Reed.
In this field somewhere is probably where Reed Cemetery was located. This field is in Section 12 of Northeast Township, Orange County, IN. Section 12 is on the east side of the road shown in the picture. This is CR 500E or Tater Road. This road is about 1 1/2 miles west of Trimble Cemetery. This road shown in the picture divides Sections 11 and 12. This field and road is between State Rd. 337 and CR 400N.
Collected by Mrs. N. B. Mavity, French Lick, Indiana.
Picture taken 30 Dec. 2005 by Ed Hitchcock and Larry Hammersley, members of the Daniel Guthrie Chapter SAR in Bedford, IN
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