Alfred Drake Reeder

11 June 1814–25 May 1904 (Age 90)
Wood, Virginia, United States

The Life of Alfred Drake

When Alfred Drake Reeder was born on 11 June 1814, in Wood, Virginia, United States, his father, Richard Hamilton Reeder Jr., was 37 and his mother, Uree Butcher, was 33. He married Eleanor Clarissa Melrose on 23 August 1838, in Wood, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 10 daughters. He lived in Slate, Wood, West Virginia, United States for about 10 years. He died on 25 May 1904, at the age of 89, and was buried in Rockport, Wood, West Virginia, United States.

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Alfred Drake Reeder
Eleanor Clarissa Melrose
Marriage: 23 August 1838
Mary Jane Reeder
Elizabeth Eleanor Reeder
Eleanor Reeder
Caroline Reeder
James Richard Reeder
Ethrilda Ann Reeder
Margaret Frances Reeder
Ura Lodema Reeder
Hannah Mahitabel Reeder
Helen Violetta Reeder
Ellen S. Reeder

Spouse and Children

23 August 1838
Wood, Virginia, United States


    Mary Jane Reeder


    Elizabeth Eleanor Reeder


    Eleanor Reeder


    Caroline Reeder


    James Richard Reeder


+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 5

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. 
1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""

Age 10

“The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 
1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 30

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant spelling of Reader .2 Dutch: occupational name for someone who dressed new cloth, Middle Dutch reder.3 Dutch and German: variant of Reder 3.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Alfred Reeder, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Alfred Reeder, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Alfred D Reeder, "United States Census, 1870"

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