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Andrew Jackson Reed
During the Civil War, in February 1862, he enlisted as a private in the Confederate Army. He fought in the battles of Gettysburg, Richmond and Petersburg. There is no report of his being wounded. A family story reports that Andy and some other soldiers were walking down a road in Murray County. They passed a group of young ladies, among them Elizabeth Springfield, standing beside the road. The soldiers talked boastfully among themselves loud enough to be heard by the girls. The fair-haired Elizabeth heard Andy say, 'The blonde is mine!' After the War, Andy made good his claim and the two were married. (Photo, right. Andy and Elizabeth)

The Reed family lived directly in the path of Sherman's drive to Atlanta. Resentment of the Yankees hung on for many years. Andy and his wife passed this dislike of Northerners and carpetbaggers on to their older children.

Another family story, passed down in Andrew's brother Jasper's family, reports how Jasper used to talk of Andy being in the Ku Klux Klan. Someone would take Jasper's mule out of the barn at night and ride it after it had plowed all day. Jasper was afraid to complain about it because he suspected that it was Andy and t
Marriage.he KKK.

Andy wanted to farm but there was little productive farm land in that area of Georgia since so much of the land had been over farmed. When he heard of the rich black lands of central Texas, probably from several relatives who had moved there, he decided to join them. So, Early in 1889, he loaded his family, except for Alice, and belongings into two covered wagons and joined 14 other families also moving to Texas. One of their wagons was laden with family belongings and food. The other wagon carried the family although the children usually walked which helped to keep them out of mischief although they enjoyed camping out and the new scenery. They settled near Moody in McLennan County where Andy began farming. Alice and her husband left Georgia in 1891 and came to Texas by train to join the rest of the family in McLennan County.

    According to Johnnie Patterson Allen in her book, NO CRYSTAL STAIR, her grandmother, Alice Reed, told her children that Andy 'had a quick temper and took offense easily. Once his best friend, a Mr. S----, made some teasing remark. Andy thought Mr. S---- was 'making light' of him. Andy couldn't tolerate that. he pulled his knife to attack Mr. S----. Friends intervened. Andy's friend was flabbergasted. He said, 'Why, Andy, how could you think I would make fun of you?''

Elizabeth died in 1894. Andy followed her in 1896. Several children, still minors, went to live with various siblings and their families.

Birth:            27 Dec 1840    Tennessee. 1850 & 1860 Census suggest year actually 1838.
Census:         10 Oct 1850    TN Polk Co. 1850 CENSUS. 3rd Civic District, Polk Co., Tennessee.

Census:        07 Aug 1860    GA Murray Co. 1860 CENSUS. 1011 District, Conasauga, Murray Co., Georgia. He was a farm laborer.
Marriage:      __ ___ 1866    Dorcas Elizabeth SPRINGFIELD (1848-1894) daughter of Aaron SPRINGFIELD & Emaline ROLLINS.
Census:         20 Jul  1870    12th District, Tunnel Hill, Whitfield Co., Georgia. The family was innumerated twice! Later on 02 Aug 1870.
Census:        02 Aug 1870    Tunnel Hill, Whitfield Co., Georgia. The family was innumerated twice! Once on 20 July 1870.
Death:           04 Jan 1896     Moody, McLennan Co., Texas.
Burial:           __ Jan 1896     Moody Cemetery, Moody, McLennan Co., Texas.
Father:    Joseph REED
Mother:  Elvira PERKINS

Dorcas Elizabeth SPRINGFIELD (1848-1894), daughter of Aaron SPRINGFIELD & Emaline ROLLINS
Birth:           14 Feb 1848    Murray Co., Georgia. 1870 & 1880 Census, Whitfield Co., GA indicate that her year of birth was
                                                  probably 1847.  Her tombstone records the birthdate as 14 Feb 1848.

Marriage:     bef       1866   Andrew Jackson REED (1840-1896)
Death:         27 Mar 1894   Moody, McLennan Co., Texas.
Burial:         __ Mar 1894   Moody Cemetery, Moody, McLennan Co., Texas. Her name is spelled Elisabeth on her tombstone.

Father:    Aaron SPRINGFIELD
Mother:   Emaline ROLLINS


Children


F    Alice Jane REED
Birth:             1 Oct 1866    Murray County, Georgia.
Marriage:    22 Dec 1887    Richard Frederick SMITH (b. 23 Jan 1861, d. 6 Jan 1912). Murray County, Georgia.
Son:    17 Oct 1888    Thomas James SMITH. Whitfield County, Georgia.
Dau:    29 Nov 1889    Fannie Elizabeth SMITH. Whitfield County, Georgia.
Dau:    17 Feb 1891    Mertie Jessie SMITH. Whitfield County, Georgia (She may have been in Murray Co., GA).
Son:    26 Apr 1892    Claude Henry SMITH. Moody, McLennan County, Texas.
Dau:    19 Jan 1894    Hattie Bell SMITH. Moody, McLennan County, Texas.
Dau:    25 Dec 1895    Ola May SMITH. Moody, McLennan County, Texas.
Son:    10 Jul 1897    Hugh Edgar SMITH. Moody, McLennan County, Texas.
Dau:    10 Mar 1899    Lucy Ann SMITH. Moody, McLennan County, Texas.
Son:    13 Mar 1901    (--?--) SMITH. Moody, McLennan County, Texas.
Son:    13 Feb 1903    Price SMITH. Moody, McLennan County, Texas (He may have been born after the move to Crawford, McLennan Co., TX).
Son:    10 Aug 1907    Robert Fay SMITH. Crawford, McLennan County, Texas.
Death:            2 Jun 1943    on Smith Farm, Route 2, McGregor, McLennan County, Texas.
Burial:    after 2 Jun 1943    Crawford Cemetery, Crawford, McLennan County, Texas.


M    Joseph Aaron "Bud" REED Sr.
Birth:          __ Jan 1869    Whitfield County, Georgia (His death certificate reported his date of birth as 22 December 1868).
Marriage:    circa     1897    Mittie Elaine HULSEY (b. 16 Sep 1879, d. 7 Dec 1964), daughter of John Wesley HULSEY & Margaret GASSOWAY
Dau:    29 Sep 1898    Ester Z. REED. Moody, McLennan County, Texas.
Dau:    20 Mar 1902    Cleo Patra REED. Moody, McLennan County, Texas.
Dau:    26 Mar 1902    (--?--) REED
Son:    27 Dec 1904    (--?--) REED
Dau:    10 Sep 1911    Faye Edna REED. Moody, McLennan County, Texas.
Son:     circa    1915    Joseph Aaron REED Jr.. Texas.
Death:    29 Dec 1937    McLennan County, Texas.
Burial:    __ ___ ____    Moody Cemetery, Moody, McLennan County, Texas.


M    William Jasper REED
Name-Var.    __ ___ ____    William Joseph REED
Birth:         15 Apr 1871    Dalton, Whitfield County, Georgia.
Marriage:    4 Dec 1898    Birdie M. CHANEY (b. 11 Aug 1883, d. 26 Feb 1967), daughter of William Ninevah CHANEY & Martha B. PINKSTON.
                                               Bell County, Texas.
Dau:    22 Dec 1899    Ola Britton REED. Moody, McLennan County, Texas.
Son:    13 Oct 1901    William Esker REED. Texas.
Dau:    19 Oct 1903    Lena Belle REED. Moody, McLennan County, Texas.
Son:    16 May 1906    Andrew J. Bryan REED. Texas.
Son:    18 Mar 1908    Lloyd Lee REED. Texas.
Dau:    31 Mar 1910    Nita Cloree REED. Moody, McLennan County, Texas.
Dau:    2 Jun 1912    Effie Wilma REED. Moody, McLennan County, Texas.
Dau:    27 Jun 1914    Elnora REED. Moody, McLennan County, Texas.
Dau:    8 Jul 1916    Alberta REED. Moody, McLennan County, Texas.
Dau:    3 Feb 1919    Iva Nell REED. Moody, McLennan County, Texas.
Son:    11 Apr 1921    Jack Neil REED. Moody, McLennan County, Texas (Some sources list the date as 1 April 1921).
Dau:    27 Aug 1924    Jessie Demple REED. Moody, McLennan County, Texas.
Death:         20 Mar 1942    McGregor, McLennan County, Texas.
Burial:         21 Mar 1942    Moody Cemetery, Moody, McLennan County, Texas.


M    Robert L. REED
Birth:          __ Dec 1873    Georgia.
Marriage:    19 Sep 1897    Effie NEWMAN (b. Dec 1877, d. 13 Dec 1973), daughter of James NEWMAN & Mollie WITTE. McLennan County, Texas.
Dau:    __ Aug 1898    Gladie REED. Texas.
Dau:    __ ___ 1900    Lizzie REED. Texas.
Dau:    __ ___ 1904    Jimmie REED
Dau:    __ ___ 1904    Deona REED. Texas.
Son:    circa     1907    J. T. REED. Texas.
Dau:    __ Sep 1909    Jewell REED. Texas.
Dau:    circa     1916    Louise REED. Texas.
Death:          __ ___ 1932    Texas.
Burial:          __ ___ 1932    Moody Cemetery, Moody, McLennan County, Texas.


F    Hattie Bell REED
Birth:           4 Jun 1875    Georgia.
Marriage:    __ ___ ____    Jasper Newton PAYNE (b. 10 Feb 1876, d. 18 Dec 1962)
Son:    1 Feb 1904    Holmes Newton PAYNE. Texas.
Dau:    circa  1910    Zelma PAYNE. Texas.
Marriage:    __ ___ ____    Tom MCBRIDE
Dau:         Annie Byrd MCBRIDE
Death:         29 May 1944     
Burial: after 29 May 1944    Vaughan Cemetery, Hill County, Texas.


F    Emmy Magnolia Conley"Shug" REED
Birth:          14 Aug 1877    Murray County, Georgia (1880 Census, East Dalton, Whitfield Co., GA, indicates year as 1876).
Marriage:    __ Dec 1896    John Edgar LONG (b. 9 Aug 1869, d. 16 Mar 1953), son of Wiley LONG & Lida PETTY. McLennan County, Texas.
Dau:    6 Dec 1897    Lillie Maud LONG. McLennan County, Texas.
Son:    28 May 1904    Wheelon Clifford LONG. Dalton, Whitfield County, Georgia.
Son:    6 Jul 1914    Edgar Aaron LONG. Dalton, Whitfield County, Georgia.
Death:         5 Jul 1964    Dalton, Whitfield County, Georgia.
Burial:         6 Jul 1964    West Hill Cemetery, Dalton, Whitfield County, Georgia.


M    Jimmie O. REED
Birth:          __ Sep 1879    Dalton, Whitfield County, Georgia.. 1880 Census, East Dalton, Whitfield Co., GA.


F    Cora "Big Ma" REED    
Birth:         12 Feb 1882    Dalton, Whitfield County, Georgia (The Social Security Death Index lists the year as 1880 although evidence indicates 1882).   
Marriage:    2 Jun 1900    Harrison Kye CHANEY (b. 10 Mar 1881, d. 14 Apr 1936), son of Hezekiah CHANEY & L. Paulina Frances GOAD. Temple,
                                            Bell County, Texas.
Cora was enumerated with her brother in the census on 1 June 1900.  Harrison Kye was enumerated with his brother Nin on 6 June 1900.
Son:    25 Jul 1902    Morran Thomas "Tommy" CHANEY. Temple, Bell County, Texas.
Dau:    3 Nov 1903    Inez CHANEY. Bell County, Texas.
Son:    2 Oct 1905    Fred Harrison "Jake" CHANEY. Willow Grove, Bell County, Texas.
Dau:    9 Aug 1910    Loraine CHANEY. McLennan County, Texas.
Dau:    13 Jan 1913    Irene CHANEY. Bell County, Texas.
Son:    15 Apr 1914    Claude "Big Man" CHANEY. Moody, McLennan County, Texas.
Dau:    16 Aug 1916    Beatrice "Dook" CHANEY. Temple, Bell County, Texas.
Son:    12 Jul 1918    James Edward "Manny"  CHANEY Sr.. Temple, Bell County, Texas.
Son:    2 Nov 1921    Jack CHANEY. Pendleton, Bell County, Texas.
Death:        13 Jan 1968    Temple, Bell County, Texas (The Social Security Death Index listed 15 January 1968 but the date was 13 January 1968).
Burial:        14 Jan 1968    Moody Cemetery, Moody, McLennan County, Texas.


F    Ora Lee REED
Birth:          12 Feb 1882    Dalton, Whitfield County, Georgia.
Marriage:    __ ___ ____    Charles Dearing BREEDING Sr. (b. 22 Feb 1872, d. 19 May 1952)
Son:    18 Jun 1902    Buford William BREEDING. Texas.
Dau:    3 Aug 1903    Thelma BREEDING. Texas.
Dau:    __ ___ 1906    Annie BREEDING. Texas.
Dau:    circa     1909    Ovie BREEDING. Texas.
Son:    18 May 1912    Cecil BREEDING. Texas.
Dau:    __ ___ 1914    Laurie BREEDING
Dau:    14 Feb 1916    Vada Lee BREEDING. Texas.
Son:    1 Jul 1917    Charles Dearing BREEDING Jr. Texas.
Son:    __ ___ 1918    Jerald BREEDING. Texas.
Dau:    __ Jan 1918    Audrey BREEDING. Texas.
Dau:    21 Sep 1923    Minnie Rae BREEDING. Texas.
Note:  There were reportedly another son, Odell BREEDING, and a daughter.
Death:         19 Aug 1946     
Burial:       __ ___ ____    Rosemound Cemetery, Block M Lot 15, Waco, McLennan County, Texas.



F    Lizzie May REED
Birth:          22 May 1884    Murray County, Georgia.
Marriage:    11 Nov 1902    Enoch Andrew SULLIVAN (b. 28 May 1883, d. 17 Aug 1963), son of John A. SULLIVAN & Sarah QUALLS. Belton,
                                                Bell County, Texas.
Son:    4 Jun 1904    Edgar Travis SULLIVAN. Arkansas.
Son:    4 Jun 1904    (--?--) SULLIVAN. Arkansas.
Son:    15 Apr 1906    Chester Arthur SULLIVAN. Texas.
Dau:    11 May 1907    Willie Bell SULLIVAN. Arkansas.
Son:    22 Aug 1909    Cecil James SULLIVAN. Arkansas.
Son:    1 Jul 1911    Grady SULLIVAN
Son:    10 Feb 1913    Aaron Andrew SULLIVAN. Arkansas.
Son:    21 Dec 1914    Harvey Hayden SULLIVAN. Texas.
Son:    1 Jul 1916    Willard Dean SULLIVAN. Texas.
Son:    4 Sep 1917    J. T. SULLIVAN. Paris, Lamar County, Texas.
Dau:    31 Mar 1926    Vada Mae SULLIVAN. Texas.
Death:         21 Jun 1957    Redding, Shasta County, California (Death Cert. California 57-054543).
Burial:         24 Jun 1957    Redding, Shasta County, California.


F    Mary Ada REED
Birth:           22 Jan 1886    Murray County, Georgia.
Marriage:    __ ___ ____    William Gaither FRANKLIN (b. 26 Feb 1885, d. 16 Dec 1974)
Son:    3 Dec 1906    Cecil Curtis FRANKLIN
Dau:    7 Sep 1908    Corinne A. FRANKLIN
Son:    28 Aug 1911    Aubrey Arnold FRANKLIN
Son:    17 Aug 1913    William Esver FRANKLIN
Dau:    31 Dec 1917    Eugenia FRANKLIN
Death:           18 Oct 1948     
Burial:   after 18 Oct 1948    China Spring, McLennan County, Texas.


M    Fred REED
Birth:              30 May 1889    McLennan County, Texas (It is possible that he was born in Murray County, Georgia before the family left for Texas.
                                                 The 1910 & 1920 census record his state of birth as Georgia).
Marriage:        __ ___ ____    Margaret ANDERSON (b. 4 Aug 1892, d. 18 Jan 1975)
Dau:    26 Jan 1918    Odessa REED. Texas.
Son:    16 Aug 1921    Edwin Odell REED. Hill County, Texas.
Death:             17 Jun 1945     
Burial:     after 17 Jun 1945    Vaughan Cemetery, Hill County, Texas.


M    Ed REED
Birth:              30 May 1889    Murray County, Georgia.
Death:             __ ___ ____

                              
F    Jessie C. REED
Birth:              20 May 1891     
Death:               4  Jul 1891    McLennan County, Texas.
Burial:      after  4  Jul 1891    Moody Cemetery, Moody, McLennan County, Texas.

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