Elizabeth Catherine Reed

Female30 May 1817–15 July 1899

Brief Life History of Elizabeth Catherine

When Elizabeth Catherine Reed was born on 30 May 1817, in Bloomfield, Ontario, New York, United States, her father, Jacob Reed, was 30 and her mother, Elizabeth Rogers, was 24. She married William H Hall on 3 July 1836, in Wyoming, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. She died on 15 July 1899, in Johnstown, Brown, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Grand Prairie Cemetery, Brown, Nebraska, United States.

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Family Time Line

William H Hall
Elizabeth Catherine Reed
Marriage: 3 July 1836
John D Hall
Gianetta Novella Hall
Alphonzo M Hall
Eliza E Hall
Adelaide Hall
William Frank Hall
Lucy Emma Hall
Alice S Hall
Charles Rollins Hall
Mary Louise Hall

Sources (15)

  • Elizabeth Hall in household of William Hall, "United States Census, 1860" [PA-15 Jun 1860]
  • Elizabeth Hall, "BillionGraves Index"
  • Betsy Reed in entry for Roland C Hall, "Minnesota Deaths, 1887-2001"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 July 1836Wyoming, New York, United States
  • Children (10)

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    Siblings (2)

    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 2

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

    Age 10

    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.


    Age 29

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: nickname from Middle English and Older Scots red(e) ‘red’, no doubt denoting someone with red hair or a ruddy complexion.

    English: from Middle English ride, rede, rude (Old English rīed, rēod, rȳd) ‘clearing’. The surname may be topographic for someone who lived in or near a clearing, or habitational, for someone who lived at one of a number of places so named, including Rede Court in Strood (Kent), Rides in Eastchurch (Kent), Ride Way in Ewhurst (Surrey), and Reed Farm in Wadhurst (Sussex). The word is particularly common in the southeastern counties of England, from Kent to the Isle of Wight. See also Rider and Reader .

    English: habitational name from Read (Lancashire), Reed (Hertfordshire), or Rede (Suffolk). The Lancashire placename derives from Old English rǣge ‘roe, female roe deer’ + hēafod ‘head’. The Hertfordshire placename derives from Old English rȳhth ‘rough piece of ground’. The etymology of the Suffolk placename is uncertain.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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