Mary M Reed

23 November 1826–8 February 1911 (Age 84)
Tompkins, New York, United States

The Life of Mary M

When Mary M Reed was born on 23 November 1826, in Tompkins, New York, United States, her father, Romeo Reed, was 26 and her mother, Sally Parcell, was 22. She married Ephraim Hill on 31 December 1844, in Corning, Steuben, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Caton, Steuben, New York, United States in 1875. She died on 8 February 1911, in Elmira, Chemung, New York, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Caton, Steuben, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ephraim Hill
Mary M Reed
Marriage: 31 December 1844
Sylvester Jonas Hill
Julia E Hill
Virgil R. Hill
Sherman B. Hill
Nellie L. Hill

Spouse and Children

31 December 1844
Corning, Steuben, New York, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Romeo Reed


    Sally Parcell





    David A Reed


    William E Reed



World Events (8)

1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 1

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.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 4

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Age 37

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Read 1.

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

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Story Highlight

Mary M. Hill obit

From the records of The Painted Hills Genealogy Society, Elmwood Cemetery, Town & Village of Caton, Steuben County, NY. The original United Methodist Cemetery is combined with the Elmwood Cemetery. …

Sources (2)

  • Mary M Hill in household of Ephram Hill, "New York State Census, 1875"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Mary M Reed - Published information: Cemetery record or headstone: burial: ; Caton, Steuben, New York, United States

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