|The Enoch Benjamin Reed Family of Yell County , Ar
|Enoch Benjamin ,Arbelia ( Farmer ) Reed and children , Ida Mae, Effie Lee , Jesse H. and Lula Marie
These pages are dedicated to all those who have gone before us and paved the way for us to be where we are today. Our Ancestors truly are a part of us and who we are.
" Some family trees have beautiful leaves , but some just have a bunch of nuts. Remember it is the nuts that make the tree worth shaking."
Searching my family tree roots has brought much enjoyment into my life . I've especially enjoyed finding relatives that I didn't even know we had. I feel like I am guided sometimes in my search by my mother , aunts, and others. I want to especially thank my cousins for all the help and great pictures I have received from them. We had a dear aunt that did alot of research in the last years of her life and left us alot of information to follow up on. Our great grandmother's Bible was also a great source of information for our family tree.
I've been trying to learn more about the history of the different periods of time to better understand about the things that hurt them and the things that gave them happiness and pleasure. Altho wars. fashion, and customs change , somethings are eternal..love , pride in children , devotion to country , sadness at the death of loved ones and joy in a crop or new baby. I have discovered that deeds of property can sometimes tell us about their way of life or financial histories.
I can almost feel their pain , when I read of the children that are lost at birth and so young in years. I know it must have been very painful to leave their parents behind when they travelled in wagon trains to new places and new adventures. They must have had many fears for themselves and their children as they reached out to new lands and places. Too many mother's died during childbirth with few midwives or a doctor to help them. There was so much sickness and disease because of the lack of proper medical care .
I truly love all my ancestors , even tho I have not found them all. I will continue to search for the missing branches or twings. I want to honor them and show the world who they were . I want to keep them alive in my families's children and grandchildren. I hope and pray they will do the same for their children.
" The Enoch Reed Family of Franklin County , Alabama "
Enoch Reed was born 1809 in Georgia . He married Mariah ( Johnson ) Reed born in 1811 in Indiana . Enoch and Mariah were living in Tn. in 1829 to 1833 . In 1835 we find them living in Marion County ( St. Claire ) County , Alabama . Enoch and Mariah are found living in Franklin County in 1840 and lived there until their deaths sometime between 1870-1879 .They are not shown in the 1880 census with their children. Enoch Reed established " The Reed Cemetery " near Newberry and Holly Grove , Franklin County, Alabama. Enoch Reed was a farmer and also a maker of shoes and tanner of leather according to family history. His wife Mariah ( Johnson ) Reed was born in Indiana to J.J. Johnson and Holly " Nettie " Johnson . According to the family history of the Reed family she was a full blood Cherokee Indian. We have researched for her but have been unable to find her in any records, as we found our Shining Star . It seems if they keep their indian name it's hard to find them . Our Shining Star took an english name so she was easier to find. We have alot of stories that have been passed down in the family about Holly " Nettie " , so we feel she did exist . We are happy to add her to our family tree.
" The Children of Enoch and Mariah ( Johnson ) Reed "
Enoch and Mariah had six sons who served in the Civil War . They were Andrew Bluford Reed , James J, Reed , Issac Reed , Thomas C, Reed , Enoch Christopher David Reed, and John T. Reed. That was a great sacrifice for any pioneer family to endure.
The three boys Enoch and Mariah lost in the Civil War , were James J. Reed , ( 1831-1862 ), Issac Reed , (1835-1864 ) ,and Thomas C. Reed ,( 1845-1861 ). I know this must have been a very hard thing to except for Enoch and Mariah.
Andrew Bluford Reed was born in ( 1833-1915 )in Marion ,Al. He served as a Pvt. in Company H. 16th Alabama Inf. Regiment . He was wounded in battle at Golotha Church , Georgia and discharged in 1864. Andrew returned home to his wife Sara Marie ( Long ) Reed . The children born to Sara Marie and Andrew Bluford were : #1 . Rhoda Reed ( 1855 ) . #2 . Martha Reed ( 1857 ) . #3. Smantha C. Reed ( 1859 ) . #4 . Enoch Cicero Reed ( 1866 ) . #5 . Charles T. Reed ( 1870 ) . # 6. Mary C. Reed ( 1873 ) and # 7. Rosabelle E. Reed ( 1877 ) . According to family history they lived in or near Lawrance County Alabama. They were found in the 1880 Census for Franklin County , Alabama .
James J. Reed , Born :( 1831-1862 ) in Franklin County, Alabama , served our country in the Civil War. He was in Company A 27th Alabama Inf. Regiment. James was killed in battle( July 21, 1862 ). The battle was in or near Chattanooga , Tn.. James left a wife , Martha ( Yocum ) Reed and a son John Reed Jr. who was born in( 1862 ) .They were found living in the household of James's father Enoch Reed in the 1870's census for Franklin County, Al.
Issac Reed born ,( 1835-1864 ) in Franklin County Alabama, served our country in the Civil War. Issac served in Company H, Ala. Volunteers. He was killed in battle in 1864. He was survived by a wife, Susan ( Yocum ) Reed . The children of Issac and Susan ( Yocum ) Reed were ; # 1. Enoch C. Reed (1861-1914 ) . #2 .John A. Reed ( 1862 ) #3. , Mariah A. Reed ( 1855 ) # 4. Mathious Calvin Reed ( 1857-1914 ) . Issac's wife Susan was a sister to John J. Reed's wife Martha ( Yocum ) Reed.
Thomas C. Reed was born,( 1845-1861 ) in Franklin County, Alabama . Thomas served our country in the Civil War in Company D 28th Alabama Inf. He was killed in battle on( Jan 28, 1861 ). Thomas was not married.
Enoch David Christopher Reed ( 1845-1930 ) was born ( 4th Nov.1845 )in Franklin County Alabama. Enoch served his country in the Civil War in the Alabama Volunteers as a Captain and returned safely to his family. Enoch David meet and married Sara Loatisha ( West ) . on the ( 4th of September 1868 ) in Alabama. The children of Enoch David Christopher and Sara Loutisha Reed were , Joseph Johnson born ( 1872-1932 ) ,Enoch Benjamin " Knox " born (1873-1933 ) ,William Jess " Bill " born ( 1876-1948 ) ,Sara Marie born (1878-1906 ), James Littleton born (1882-1956 ) and Thomas Calvin " Cab " Reed . (1884-1959 ) . The children were all born in Franklin County , Alabama. The family moved to Steve , Yell County , Arkansas about 1889 /1900 . Enoch David's wife Sara Loutisha ( West ) Reed died , ( 20 June 1904 ) and is buried in the " Nooner Cemetery , Yell County , Arkansas. Enock David lived until ,( 1930 ) and he is buried in the Sunlight Cemetery , Plainview , Arkansas .According to family history he was not buried in the " Nooner Cemetery" with his wife Sara Loutisha ( West ) Reed due to weather conditions .
John T. Reed who was born in( 1847 ) in Franklin County , Al. was a son of Enoch and Mariah ( Johnson ) Reed . John T. meet and married Nancy A. ( Mansel ) Reed ( 1852 ) . John T. Reed served as a Captain in the Civil War , unit unknown. John T. and Nancy A. had the following children . #1. Thomas J. Reed ( 1868 ) in Al. #2. James F. Reed ( 1870 ) Al. #3. William H. Reed ( 1872 ) Al. #4. Enoch D. Reed ( 1875 ) in Al. #5. Issac M. Reed ( 1877-1947 ) Al. #6. Sara A. Reed ( 1880 ) Al. # 7. Virginia Caroline Reed ( 1884-1964 ) Al. Virginia Caroline married George S. Lauderdale on 03 November 1901 . # 8. Clark Reed ( 1886-1945 ) . Clark is buried in the Knights of Pythias Cemetery , Russellville , Franklin County , Al. According to family history John T. Reed did marry again to Jossie ( Unknown ) no known children from this marraige .
Martha Angeline. Reed was born in ( 1837-1858 ? ) in Franklin County , Alabama. Martha Angeline married a Oliver Tungett and together they had six children. The children of Martha A. and Oliver Tungett were ; #1. Mary J. Tungett b. ( abt 1848 ) . #2 . Dolly A. Tungett b. ( abt. 1849 ) #3 . Zachariah Tungett b. ( abt. 1851 ) . #4. Sara M. Tungett b. ( abt. 1853 ) . #5. I. M. Tungett b. ( abt. 1856 ) . #6. Mary E. Tungett b ( abt. 1857 ) . All the children were born in Franklin County , Al. Soon after the sixth child was born Martha Angeline ( Reed ) Tungett died. She was probably buried in " The Reed Cemetery " . Soon after her death Oliver left Alabama taking his children and the family lost contact with him. We have not been able to locate where Oliver Tungett and his children went.
Elizabeth Reed ( 1849 ) was born in Franklin County , Alabama . Elizabeth died at a young age and was never married . She was probably buried in " The Reed Cemetery .
Sara Marie Reed was born ( 1847-1907 )in Franklin County, Alabama . She married Silas B. Seay of Franklin County Alabama. She died in Alabama and is buried in the Oakgrove Cemetery Franklin County , Al. She and Silas had a set of twin boys who were born dead and five other children. The children are (Lurenia Clementine Seay born in 1868 ), was unmarried ( Mary Jane Seay born in 1871 and married W. Lee Hill), (Hamilton Russell Seay born 1873 who married Minnie W. Walker ) ( Littleton P. Seay born in 1876 and married Martha Alice Aderholt ) ( Sara M. Seay born in 1879 and married John Wesley Justice ).The twin boys who died at birth were John and Johnson Seay. Silas B. Seay died (April 27 , 1930 ) in Franklin County , Alabama. He was buried in the Oakgrove Cementry , Franklin County , Alabama. Family history states Silas took care of the "Reed Family Cemetery " as long as he lived.
Notes ; Mariah Johnson Reed 's father was J.J.Johnson and her mother was Holly " Nettie " Johnson. Our " Reed Family Bible " says she was a full blooded Cherokee Indian who was born in Indiana .Research has not been able to prove that fact as yet. We do believe that is a fact. Enoch Reed was listed as a farmer and blacksmith in the family history. In the 1870 census we also found a Jane Yocum 60 yrs old listed as an aunt and a Mathias Yocum 84 yrs old who we believe to be Jane Yocum's father. We know that two of the Reed wives were (Yocums ) so we believe there is a family connection between them and Susan and Martha Reed.
It is believed that both Enoch and Mariah died between 1871 and 1879 as they are both missing from the 1880 Federal Census. They are both buried in " The Reed Family Cemetery " in Franklin County , Al.
This Journal of the many branches of the Reed Family has been a real challenge to the remaining Reed cousins. We feel proud to be a part of this great family and want to keep their memory -- alive for those that come behind us. It seems when you open a door to the past there suddenly are many doors to open. We feel the pictures and history of our family tree makes it more personal . Stop ! Take time to step back in the past and meet some of the great people who have gone before us .
The information on our Family Tree pages was and is a joint project with several family members working together. Alot of the great information came from an old family bible of the Woodall,s ,Reed,s Farmer,s and McBrides.Much of the information has been checked and verified. There are some things that are family stories and history that has passed down from parents to their children. This is still an ongoing research of the many branches and twigs of this great family. New pages and items will be added as we learn new information. We are proud to let the others know about our family tree.
Any remarks or information should be sent to Rebecca at firstname.lastname@example.org .The information on these pages is the property of the" History Journal 0f the Reed Family Tree ". written by Rebecca ,Bonnie , and Joann . Special notes ,letters and family history and other information from the late Rebecca Louisa ( Woodall) Farmer, Hunt, Johnson's( Family Bible) and Arbelia ( Farmer) Reed and Lula Marie ( Reed) Woodard . Without all this information we would not be able to put our "Reed Family Journal" together.
In the early days of researching of our Family Tree , Our Lula Marie ( Reed ) Woodard worked with another Reed , her cousin Melva ( Reed ) Warren. Melva and Lula Marie worked together on some of the branches and twigs . They made a great team and helped us with alot of information. A special thanks to them.
|Enoch Reed and Mariah ( Johnson) Reed
|Marker in rememberance of Enoch and Mariah ( Johnson ) Reed in " The Reed Family Cementry,
Enoch Reed (1809) born in Georgia and wife Mariah ( Johnson ) Reed born in Indiana in 1811 . This marker is in " The Reed Family Cemetery " in Franklin County, Alabama. Enoch and Mariah both died between 1871-1879. We have them listed in the census for 1870 but not 1880 .
" Remembering Our Reed Family with Honor , Respect , and Love "
A special note of thanks to cousin , Bonnie ( A Reed Gal ) for all the good information ...obituaries ,photo's , notes and copies from our old Family Bible . All the old letters with some much history and information and the many discussions and talks about any thing we needed to research more. Thanks so much for all your hard work and your great interest in helping us discover all the branches and twigs of our Family Tree . This journal of the Reed Family would never have come together without your help .You have our Special Thanks.
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