When Samuel David Reeder was born on 1 April 1837, in Lauderdale, Alabama, United States, his father, Thomas A Reeder, was 31 and his mother, Eliza Jane Fowler, was 21. He married Louisa Clementine Wylie on 29 November 1860, in Hempstead, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Ozan Township, Hempstead, Arkansas, United States in 1860 and Saline, Howard, Arkansas, United States in 1880. He died on 28 March 1899, in Mineral Springs, Franklin, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Mineral Springs, Howard, Arkansas, United States.
English: occupational name for someone who used reeds as a roofing material (a thatcher), a derivative of Middle English rede ‘reed’ + -er. Compare Reed and Redman .
English: topographic name for someone who lived by a clearing, a derivative of Middle English rede, ride, rude ‘clearing’ (see Reed ) + -er, synonymous and interchangeable with atte Rede, atte Rude ‘at the clearing’. This type of name, composed of a topographic term + -er, is common in Kent, Surrey and Sussex, and it is also found in Essex.
Dutch and German: variant of Reder 3.
From BIOGRAPHICAL & HISTORICAL MEMOIRS OF SOUTHERN ARKANSAS--1890--Howard County Section, Chapter 18-Page288 Samuel D Reeder is a native of Alabama, and was born in Lauderdale County, April 1, 1837 …