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1766 Sanders Reed was born on September 6 according to his age at death in the inscription on his cemetery stone (81ys 2mn 25ds on December 2, 1847).

1790 Sanders Reed's older brothers, James, John, and Nelson, were on the tax lists for Fairfax County, Virginia, but Sanders Reed was not. [1]

1795 Alexander Reed and Ann Dalton were married in March at the Presbyterian Church in Alexandria, D.C. (now Virginia). [2][3]

1796 "Saunders Alexander Reed and Ann, his wife (late Ann Dalton)," with Ann's siblings and other devisees, petitioned the House of Delegates of Virginia concerning confirmation of the nuncupative will of John Lomax. [4]

A petition of Henrietta Payne, Keziah Payne and John Payne, children of Josiah Payne, deceased; William Dalton, John Dalton, Josiah Emmett and Catharine, his wife (late Catharine Dalton); Saunders Alexander Reed and Ann, his wife (late Ann Dalton); Rachel Dalton and Daniel Dalton, children of John and Ann Dalton, devisees of John Lomax, of the town of Alexandria, deceased, praying that an act may pass to confirm a nuncupative will of the decedent.

1799 Sandy [Sanders?] Reed was taxed in Fairfax County, Virginia. [Photocopy, Tax record for Sandy Reed in Rockingham County, Virginia.][5]

1800 Alexander Reed was taxed in Fairfax County, Virginia for one white male but no horse or slaves. [6]

1803 On 25 December, Sanders Reed and Betsey Causbey were married in Augusta County, Virginia, solemnized by Philip Kennerly. [7] [8]

1810 Sanders A Reed (age 26-44) lived in Rockingham County, Virginia with four males age 0-10, one male 10-15 (William), one female age 10-15 (Julian), and one female age 26-44 (Elizabeth). George Crosby, perhaps the father of Elizabeth, lived in Augusta County, Virginia [9]. Robert, John, William, and Alexander Reed also lived in Augusta County, Virginia.

1813 Sanders Reed signed and gave permission for his daughter Julian Reed to marry Edward Hatfield in Rockingham County, Virginia, suggesting that Julian Reed may have been under age at the time. [Photocopy, Marriage permission for Julian Reed and Edward Hatfield signed by Sanders Reed, 1813.]

1817 Sanders Reed signed the bond for the marriage of his son William S Reed to Christina Wanger in Rockingham County, Virginia. [Photocopy, Marriage bond for William S Reed and Christina Wenger, 1817, signed by Sanders Reed.]

1820 Sanders A Reed lived in Rockingham County, Virginia, age 45+, with four males age < 10 (Sanders and David and 2 others), two males age 10-15 (Robert and George), one female age < 10 (Rebecca), one female age 26-44 (wife Rebecca), and three people involved in agriculture. [10]

1822 The birthplaces of children listed in the 1850 census suggest that the family moved to Ohio about this time.

1830 Sanders Reed lived in Hocking, Fairfield County, Ohio in a household with males: 2 (under 5), 1 (5 thru 9), 1 (10 thru 14), 1 (15 thru 19), 1 (20 thru 29), and 1 (60 thru 69); and females: 1 (5 thru 9) and 1 (40 thru 49). [11][12] Other families living nearby, who might be related, included the household of Nancy Reed (age 70-80) [13] and the household of Jacob Hatfield (age 20-30)[14], possibly a son of Edward Hatfield.

1840 Sanders A Reed lived in Salt Rock Twp, Marion County, Ohio in a household with males: 2 (10 thru 14, Nelson and Alfred?), 1 (20 thru 29, David?), and 1 (70 thru 79, Sanders); and females: 1 (15 thru 19, Elizabeth?), 1 (20 thru 29, Rebecca?), and 1 (50 thru 59, Rebecca?). [15][16]

1845 On 20 August, Sanders A Reed, perhaps the son of this Sanders, purchased lot 75 in Upper Sandusky, Ohio for $26. "Upper Sandusky, a town laid out by the General Government, is delightfully situated on the Sandusky River, near the center of the Wyandot Reserve, and the seat of justice of the new county of Wyandot has been permanently fixed at said town." [17][18]

1847 On 2 December, Sanders A Reed died, at age 81y 2m 25d, and was buried at Little Sandusky Cemetery in Pitt Twp, Wyandot County, Ohio.

1847 Gravestone Sanders A Reed. [19][20]

1850 Elizabeth Reed (age 67, born Pennsylvania) lived in Pitt Twp, Wyandot County, Ohio with Rebecca Reed (age 35), David H Reed (age 30, painter), and Elizabeth Crosby (age 28), all born in Virginia and with Nelson I Reed (age 24), Alfred A Reed (age 22), and Oliver H Reed (age 5), all born in Ohio. Son George Reed (age 40), a cabinet maker born in Virginia, lived with 4 children (no wife) in the same dwelling as widow Elizabeth Reed. Son Sanders A Reed (age 32), a cabinet maker born in Virginia, lived in Pitt Twp, Wyandot County, Ohio with wife Caroline (age 23, born NY) and children Stativas (age 11), Mandana (age 8), and Asdrubal (age 5). [21]

Research Notes:

A biographical sketch of grandson Abraham I. Reed, son of William S. and Christina (Wenger) Reed, apparently confuses the mother of William with his sister, Julia (Reed) Hatfield in stating, [22]

William S. Reed was a native of the Old Dominion, born in Fauquier, and reared in Rockingham county, and the son of Sanders and Julia (Hatfield) Reed. The Reed family came originally from Ireland, and were early settlers of this country.

The ancestry of this Sanders Reed is uncertain. There are several uncertainties.

First, the name of Sanders Reed has been reported for three marriages: a 1796 marriage to Ann Dalton in Virginia, an 1803 marriage to Elizabeth Crosby in Virginia, and a marriage to Julia Hatfield in a biographical sketch of a known descendant of Sanders Reed [23]. We assume here that the first two marriages were for the same Sanders Reed, and that the third is an error, perhaps arising from confusion with the married name of daughter Julian (Reed) Hatfield. The marriage reports of Sanders Reed to both Ann Dalton and Elizabeth Crosby took place in Virginia. Sanders Reed signed the marriage certificates of William and Julian Reed and a historical account of William's descendants names Sanders and Julia Hatfield Reed as their mother. Daughter Julian married Edward Hatfield and they have been followed through census records.

Second, Nelson Reed had a son named Sanders Reed. We assume here that Sanders Reed, son of Nelson Reed, was Sanders Reed, who married Ann Dalton and Elizabeth Crosby. The only facts that we know of linking Sanders Reed, the son of Nelson Reed, to Sanders Reed, the husband of Ann Dalton and Elizabeth Crosby, are their proximity in time and place in Virginia and the birth of a son by name of Nelson Reed to Sanders and Elizabeth.

Third, there are records for Sanders Reed in Virginia, and subsequently in Ohio. We assume that these records refer to the same person. Sanders Reed, the husband of (second wife) Elizabeth Crosby, moved from Virginia to Fairfield County, Ohio and was listed in the 1840 census close to Edward Hatfield, a son-in-law through daughter Julian.

The birthplace of Rebecca Elizabeth Crosby Reed is uncertain. In 1880, son George W Reed (age 69, with father born in Virginia and mother born in Pennsylvania) lived in Harrison Twp, Franklin County, [24]. However, son Robert Reed reported mother born North Carolina [25], son Alfred reported mother born Maryland [26], and son Sanders reported mother born Kentucky [27]. Were they all the same person?

If male Reed descendants of the two marriages of Sanders Reed contribute DNA samples, then we would know if the same Sanders Reed married both Ann Dalton and Elizabeth Crosby. That might also help determine a link to male descendants of Nelson Reed, if any can be identified.

The names Sanders Reed and Alexander Reed may have been confused in the military records, by some researchers. We have not yet found evidence that this Sanders Alexander Reed served in the Revolutionary War and we seek further documentation about that era of his life. We have seen two National Archives pension records [28] and [29][30] for Alexander Reed (neither of whom was this Sanders Alexander Reed) with service records in Virginia. Two queries for records report the name Sanders Alexander Reed regarding the Revolutionary War [31][32]. One secondary source reports Alexander Reed, enlisted 1776 as a Sgt. in Capt. Andrew Wallace's Company, Colonel James Woods 8th Virginia Regiment Br 1760, Virginia; married Elizabeth Crosby 2nd wife; died 1847, Wyandot County, Ohio, but this citation appears to combine facts for Alexander Reed [Pension S36872] and this Sanders A Reed [33]. Sergt. Alexander Reed, has been registered as an American Revolution Ancestor [34], but the service is apparently uncertified. Land was surveyed for Alexander Reed [35].

There was a Reed family living in Rockingham County:

1784 On 22 January, Alexander Reed and Rebecca Mitchel were married in Rockingham County, Virginia. [36]

1784 On 6 December, Mary Reed and Joseph Hickenbottom were married in Rockingham County, Virginia. [37]

1802 On 3 May, Alexander Reed and Mary Foster were married in Rockingham County, Virginia. [38]

1846-1847 Sanders Reed and wife Elizabeth Crosby Reed lived in Ohio. Records from the estate of George Crosby, in Shelby County, Indiana, suggest that George's sister, Elizabeth Crosby Reed, was married to Sanders Reed of Ohio.

George Crosby was listed in the 1840 census in Shelby County, Indiana [39]. A website reports the following records, from Randolph County, Indiana, about the probate of George Crosby, naming Sanders and Elizabeth Reed of Ohio as heirs. [40]

1846 William C. Judd [listed in 1840 Shelby County, Indiana census] app. admin. of estate of George Crosby decd. 2-12-1846.

1846 John Crosby, Elizabeth Reed and James Reed and Mary Crosby & John Crosby are listed as non-residents of Indiana in petition to sell real estate of George Crosby decd. Ann Wherry and John D. Wherry also mentioned 5-16-1846

1847 John D. and Ann Wherry, Elizabeth & Sanders Reed, John, Jacob L. Mary John & Darius mentioned among heirs of George Crosby decd. 3-13-1847

1847 Charles Calvert buys a lot in Pleasant View from the estate of George Crosby decd. Darius F. Crosby buys another tract of land of George’s estate, 9-15-1847

1848 George d. wife Ann, brother William

1849 settlement of George’s estate, heirs listed; Darius F. Crosby-assignee of Joseph Crosby, Ann- wife of John Wherry, John Crosby of Ohio, Elizabeth Reed of Ohio, Jacob & Mary- children of William Crosby decd. 2-6-1849

1849 final settlement of George Crosby decd. heirs, Joseph Crosby & Ann wife of John D. Wherry of Shelby Co. Ind. John Crosby & Elizabeth wife of Sanders Reed of Ohio, brothers & sisters of deceased. William Crosby a brother of said decd. died while a minor? a number of years since leaving Jacob S. Crosby of Putnam Co. Ind. and Mary wife of John Crosby of Ky. his children. 2-1849


Footnotes:

[1] Virginia. Commissioner of the Revenue (Fairfax County), Personal property tax lists of Fairfax County, 1782-1805, FHL film 29294, [FHL_Catalog], [FHL_Film_Catalog].

[2] Register of Baptisms, Marriages, and Funerals during the Ministry of the Revd Doctr James Muir in the Presbyterian Church of Alexandria, D.C., 1789-1815, FHL film 1577715, item 1, image 30, [FS_Image], [FHL_Catalog].

[3] Mary G. Powell, "Marriage Records of Alexandria, Virginia, " Daughters of the American Revolution Magazine 54 (1920), 454-456, at 455, left column, [Google_Book].

[4] "Query: Sir Thomas Lunsford," William and Mary College Quarterly 9 (1900-1901), 135-6, at 136, citing Journal of the House of Delegates of Virginia, 1796,. p. 7, [HathiTrust], [Internet_Archive].

[5] Virginia. Commissioner of the Revenue (Fairfax County), Personal property tax lists of Fairfax County, 1782-1805, FHL film 29295, A, [FHL_Catalog], [FHL_Film_Catalog].

[6] "Fairfax County, Virginia 1800 Tax List," The Virginia Genealogist 20 (1976), 20:9-14, at 10, [American_Ancestors].

[7] D. A. R. Thomas Hughart Chapter, First Marriage Records of Augusta County, Virginia, 1785-1813 (Clearfield, 1962), 38, [Google_Book], [Ancestry_Image].

[8] Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940, [FamilySearch_Record], [Catalog FHL film 30415].

[9] US census, 1810, Reel 0067, Image 185, line 8, [Internet_Archive].

[10] United States Census, 1820, [FamilySearch_Image], [FamilySearch_Record].

[11] US census, 1830, [Ancestry_Image], [Ancestry_Record].

[12] United States Census, 1830, [FamilySearch_Image], [FamilySearch_Record], [Catalog FHL film 337941].

[13] US census, 1830, [Ancestry_Image], [Ancestry_Record].

[14] US census, 1830, [Ancestry_Image], [Ancestry_Record].

[15] US census, 1840, [Ancestry_Image], [Ancestry_Record].

[16] United States Census, 1840, [FamilySearch_Image], [FamilySearch_Record], [Catalog FHL film 20171].

[17] Abraham J Baughman, Past and Present of Wyandot County, Ohio, Vol. 1 (1913), 168-69, [HathiTrust].

[18] Leggett, Conaway & Co., publishers, History of Wyandot County Ohio (1884), 320, [Internet_Archive].

[19] Family Document, Robert Wolfe (March, 2011). Cemetery is east of Little Sandusky village 0.2 mile west of US 23 and 0.1 mile south of SR 294. 40.44.12N/-83.13.03W.

[20] D.A.R., Wyandot County, Ohio, Cemetery Burial Records (1982), 452, has transcription.

[21] United States Census, 1850, household 132/1023, [FamilySearch_Image], [FamilySearch_Record].

[22] Goodspeed Brothers, publishers, Pictorial and biographical memoirs of Elkhart and St. Joseph counties (1893), 637, [Google_Book], [HathiTrust].

[23] Goodspeed Brothers, publishers, Pictorial and biographical memoirs of Elkhart and St. Joseph counties (1893), 637, [Google_Book], [HathiTrust].

[24] United States Census, 1880, [FamilySearch_Image], [FamilySearch_Record], [Catalog FHL film 1254381].

[25] United States Census, 1880, [FamilySearch_Image], [FamilySearch_Record], [Catalog FHL film 1254381].

[26] United States Census, 1880, [FamilySearch_Image], [FamilySearch_Record], [Catalog FHL film 1254381].

[27] United States Census, 1880, [FamilySearch_Image], [FamilySearch_Record], [Catalog FHL film 1254381].

[28] U.S., Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, 1800-1900, Pension S1246, [Ancestry_Image].

[29] U.S., Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, 1800-1900, Pension S36872, [Ancestry_Image].

[30] United States Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Applications, 1800-1900, Pension S36872, [FamilySearch_Record], [Catalog FHL film 972021].

[31] United States Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Applications, 1800-1900, [FamilySearch_Record], [Catalog FHL film 972021].

[32] United States Index to General Correspondence of the Pension Office, 1889-1904, [FamilySearch_Image], [FamilySearch_Record], [Catalog FHL film 1527952].

[33] Frank D Henderson, Jane Dowd Dailey, The Official Roster of the Soldiers of the American Revolution Buried in the State of Ohio, Vol. 1, (Columbus, Ohio: F. J. Heer, 1929), 302, [Internet_Archive].

[34] Daughters of the American Revolution, Ancestor registry, A094176, [DAR_Registry].

[35] Clifford Neal Smith, Federal Land Series a Calendar of Archival Materials on the Land Patents issued by the United States Government (2010), 136, Survey S-3775, [Google_Book].

[36] John Walter Wayland, David A. Heatwole, Virginia Valley records : genealogical and historical materials of Rockingham County, Virginia (1965), 14, [Ancestry_Image], [Google_Book].

[37] John Walter Wayland, David A. Heatwole, Virginia Valley records : genealogical and historical materials of Rockingham County, Virginia (1965), 14, [Ancestry_Image], [Google_Book].

[38] John Walter Wayland, David A. Heatwole, Virginia Valley records : genealogical and historical materials of Rockingham County, Virginia (1965), 14, [Ancestry_Image], [Google_Book].

[39] US census, 1840, [Ancestry_Image], [Ancestry_Record].

[40] Crosly family genealogy. Search for "reed", [Link].


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