Joseph Reed
Family Group


Joseph REED1,2
Occupation: __ ___ ____ a farmer.1,3,4
Birth: cir __ ___ 1813 Tennessee; 1850 census suggests year of 1815, 1860 census suggests 1813.5,6
Cen-Head: 10 Oct 1850 TN Polk Co. 1850 CENSUS; 3rd Civic District,, Murray Co., Georgia.7
Event-Misc: 10 Jan 1856 Murray Co., Georgia; He purchased land in Murray Co., Georgia.1
Cen-Head: 07 Aug 1860 GA Murray Co. 1860 CENSUS; 1011 District, Conasauga, Murray Co., Georgia; He is listed as a farmer¦¦.8
Census: 07 Jun 1880 Murray Co., Georgia.4
Death: bef __ Dec 1882 Murray Co., Georgia; His estate sale is recorded beginning in December 1882. The records of this sale indicate that Joseph died in Murray County, Georgia. Another source, on some LDS family history forms, incorrectly indicate that he died in Texas.1
Burial: __ ___ ____
Note:  His parents have not been identified.


Marriage: cir __ ___ 1837 Benton Co., Tennessee.2
Census: __ ___ 1840 Polk Co., Tennessee; Joseph was recorded with a male under five and an adult female, obviously, Elvira.9
Residence: cir __ ___ 1852 Murray Co., Georgia; About 1852, the family moved from Polk County, Tennessee, to Murray County, Georgia.1
Census: __ ___ 1870 Murray Co., Georgia.3


Spouse: Elvira PERKINS (PURKINS)2
Birth: cir __ ___ 1814 Tennessee.6,5
Cen-Enum: 10 Oct 1850 TN Polk Co. 1850 CENSUS; 3rd Civic District,, Polk Co., Tennessee.7
Cen-Enum: 07 Aug 1860 GA Murray Co. 1860 CENSUS; 1011 District, Conasauga, Murray Co., Georgia.8
Death: __ ___ ____
Burial: __ ___ ____
Note:  Her parents have not been identified.


Eight Children


Andrew Jackson and Elizabeth (Springfield) Reed1/M Andrew Jackson REED10 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, of course, 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 the 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;
Occupation: __ ___ ____ Farmer.10
Birth: 27 Dec 1840 Tennessee; 1850 & 1860 Census suggest year actually 1838.10,5,6
Cen-Enum: 10 Oct 1850 TN Polk Co. 1850 CENSUS; 3rd Civic District,, Polk Co., Tennessee.7
Cen-Enum: 07 Aug 1860 GA Murray Co. 1860 CENSUS; 1011 District, Conasauga, Murray Co., Georgia; He is listed as a farm laborer¦¦.6
Marriage: bef __ ___ 1866 Dorcas Elizabeth SPRINGFIELD (1848-1894), daughter of Aaron SPRINGFIELD and Emaline ROLLINS11

Daughter:  01 Oct 1866 Alice Jane REED; Murray Co., Georgia.12,13,14
Son:  __ Jan 1869 Joseph Aaron REED Sr.; Whitfield Co., Georgia; His father's family was innumerated twice in 1870.15,16,17

Census: 20 Jul 1870 Dorcas Elizabeth SPRINGFIELD (1848-1894); 12th District, Tunnel Hill, Whitfield Co., Georgia; The family was innumerated twice! Once on 20 July 1870 and again on 2 Aug 1870.18
Census: 02 Aug 1870 Dorcas Elizabeth SPRINGFIELD (1848-1894); Tunnel Hill, Whitfield Co., Georgia; The family was innumerated twice! Once on 20 July 1870 and again on 2 Aug 1870.19
Occupation: 02 Aug 1870 Tunnel Hill, Whitfield Co., Georgia; He is recorded as a farmer in the 1870 census, twice, first, on 20 July, with a value of $100.00 for personal property but none for real estate and again on 2 August with a $200 value.17,16

Son:  15 Apr 1871 William Joseph REED; Dalton, Whitfield Co., Georgia.13,11,14
Son:  cir __ ___ 1873 Robert L. REED; Georgia.20
Daughter:  04 Jun 1875 Hattie Bell REED; Georgia.14
Daughter:  14 Aug 1877 Emmy Magnolia Conley REED; Murray Co., Georgia; 1880 Census, East Dalton, Whitfield Co., GA, indicates year as 1876.21,14
Son:  __ Sep 1879 Jimmie REED; Dalton, Whitfield Co., Georgia; 1880 Census, East Dalton, Whitfield Co., GA.14
Daughter:  12 Feb 1882 Cora REED; Dalton, Whitfield Co., Georgia.11,15
Daughter:  12 Feb 1882 Ora REED; Dalton, Whitfield Co., Georgia.22,13
Daughter:  22 May 1884 Lizzie May REED; Murray Co., Georgia.15,23
Daughter:  22 Jan 1886 Mary Ada REED; Murray Co., Georgia.15,22,13
Son:  30 May 1889 Fred REED; McLennan Co., Texas; It is possible that he was born in Murray County, Georgia before the family left for Texas.11,15,13
Son: 30 May 1889 Ed REED; Murray Co, GA or Moody, McLennan Co., Texas.11
Daughter:  20 May 1891 Jessie C. REED13

Death: 04 Jan 1896 Moody, McLennan Co., Texas.10,13
Burial: aft 04 Jan 1896 Moody Cemetery, Moody, McLennan Co., Texas.10,13


2/F Martha Jane REED24,25
Birth: cir __ ___ 1841 Tennessee.24,25
Cen-Enum: 10 Oct 1850 TN Polk Co. 1850 CENSUS; 3rd Civic District,, Polk Co., Tennessee; ¦¦Jane.24
Cen-Enum: 07 Aug 1860 GA Murray Co. 1860 CENSUS; 1011 District, Conasauga, Murray Co., Georgia.25
Marriage: 25 Dec 1869 Nathan ROBINSON; Murray Co., Georgia.26
Death: __ ___ ____
Burial: __ ___ ____


3/M William Jasper REED10,22
Occupation: __ ___ ____ Timberman.10,22
Birth: 10 Apr 1844 Tennessee.27,25,28
Cen-Enum: 10 Oct 1850 TN Polk Co. 1850 CENSUS; 3rd Civic District,, Polk Co., Tennessee; ¦¦Wm. J.28
Cen-Enum: 07 Aug 1860 GA Murray Co. 1860 CENSUS; 1011 District, Conasauga, Murray Co., Georgia; He is listed as a farm laborer¦¦.25
Marriage: 08 Apr 1866 Rebecca Melinda WILBANKS (1847-1944), daughter of William Jackson WILBANKS Sr and Dorcas Jane ROLLINS10

Daughter: c __ ___ 1867 Elizabeth REED
Son:
c __ ___ 1869 William A. REED
Daughter:   
4 Dec 1871 Laura Jane REED
Daughter: 
__ ___ 1875 Cynthia E. REED; Murray Co., Georgia.29
Daughter: c __ ___ 1877 Gertrude REED
Daughter: 
20 Sep 1879 Johnnie Olivia REED30,22
Son:   10 Feb 1883 Jasper Caswell REED
Son:
c __ ___ 1886 Henry Lofton REED
Daughter: 
03 Jul 1893 Mary Syble REED10
Daughter:  __ ___ ____ Annie Mae REED

Death: 26 Jun 1913 Murray Co., Georgia.27
Burial: aft 26 Jun 1913 Wilbanks-Rollins Family Cemetery on old Federal Road, Chatsworth, Murray Co., Georgia.27


4/M Jacob REED
Birth:
cir __ ___ 1845 Tennessee; 1860 census suggests 1847.
Cen-Enum: 10 Oct 1850 TN Polk Co. 1850 CENSUS; 3rd Civic District,, Polk Co., Tennessee.7
Cen-Enum: 07 Aug 1860 GA Murray Co. 1860 CENSUS; 1011 District, Conasauga, Murray Co., Georgia.8
Marriage? __ ___ ____
Death: __ ___ ____
Burial: __ ___ ____


5/F Mary Adaline REED31,24,32,25
Birth: 18 Aug 1848 Tennessee.24,32,25
Cen-Enum: 10 Oct 1850 TN Polk Co. 1850 CENSUS; 3rd Civic District,, Polk Co., Tennessee; ¦¦Adaline.24
Cen-Enum: 07 Aug 1860 GA Murray Co. 1860 CENSUS; 1011 District, Conasauga, Murray Co., Georgia; ¦¦Adaline.25
Marriage: 09 Feb 1870 Solomon BECK (1840-1927), son of James BECK and Martha (--?--); Murray Co., Georgia; The marriage was performed by G. E. Martin, J.P.31,33,34

Son:  21 Jan 1871 Frank E. BECK; Georgia.32
Son:  24 Feb 1873 James Warren BECK; Georgia.32,35
Son:  14 Aug 1874 Jasper BECK; Macon, Bibb Co., Georgia.35,32
Daughter:  17 Sep 1877 Mary Docia BECK; Georgia.32,35
Son:  16 Dec 1879 Andrew J. BECK32
Son:  09 May 1881 Edward BECK32
Daughter:  12 Jun 1884 Ona BECK; Texas.32
Daughter:  02 Feb 1886 Minnie BECK; Texas.32
Son:  02 Dec 1887 Vergal BECK32

Daughter:  14 Aug 1889 Ida BECK32
Death: 09 Aug 1896 Knickerbocker, Tom Green Co., Texas.32
Burial: aft 09 Aug 1896 Baze Family Cemetery, Knickerbocker, Tom Green Co., Texas.32


6/F Loraney REED36,25
Birth: bef 10 Oct 1850 Tennessee.25
Cen-Enum: 10 Oct 1850 TN Polk Co. 1850 CENSUS; 3rd Civic District,, Polk Co., Tennessee; ¦¦Lurana.36
Cen-Enum: 07 Aug 1860 GA Murray Co. 1860 CENSUS; 1011 District, Conasauga, Murray Co., Georgia.25
Marriage: 12 Oct 1869 Stephen P. WILLIAMS
Death: __ ___ ____
Burial: __ ___ ____


7/F Phoebe Ann REED25,37
Birth: cir __ ___ 1852 Tennessee.25
Cen-Enum: 07 Aug 1860 GA Murray Co. 1860 CENSUS; 1011 District, Conasauga, Murray Co., Georgia; ¦¦Phebe A.25
Census: __ ___ 1870 Murray Co., Georgia.3
Census: 07 Jun 1880 Murray Co., Georgia.4
Marriage: 27 Dec 1882 John Richard BECK (1860-1956), son of Solomon BECK and Jane Ann (--?--); Murray Co., Georgia.37,22

Son:  12 Aug 1888 William Henry BECK; Macon, Bibb Co., Georgia.38
Son:  __ ___ ____ Newton Harley BECK
Daughter:  __ ___ ____ Mary Jane BECK
Daughter:  __ ___ ____ Roxie Annk BECK22

Death: 11 Sep 1934 Edinburg, Hidalgo Co., Texas.22,37
Burial: 12 Sep 1934 Weslaco City Cemetery, Weslaco, Hidalgo Co., Texas.37,22


8/F Cynthia Elizabeth REED; She is recorded as Elizabeth in the 1870 census25,3
Birth: cir __ ___ 1857 Georgia.25
Cen-Enum: 07 Aug 1860 GA Murray Co. 1860 CENSUS; 1011 District, Conasauga, Murray Co., Georgia; ¦¦Cyntha E.25
Marriage: 10 Oct 1875 Alford B. RIDLEY; Murray Co., Georgia.39
Death: __ ___ ____
Burial: __ ___ ____


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