Anderson Reed

3 September 1853–26 December 1924 (Age 71)
Marion, Virginia, United States

The Life of Anderson

When Anderson Reed was born on 3 September 1853, in Marion, Virginia, United States, his father, Caleb D. Reed, was 26 and his mother, Roanna Carpenter, was 26. He married Margaret Ann "Maggie" Mahaffey on 2 January 1880, in Marion, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Magisterial District 2, Mason, Virginia, United States in 1860 and Tucker, West Virginia, United States for about 10 years. He died on 26 December 1924, in Virginia, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Scottsville, Albemarle, Virginia, United States.

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Anderson Reed
Margaret Ann "Maggie" Mahaffey
Marriage: 2 January 1880
James Allen Reed
Harley Reed
Lindsey Reed
Sarah Ellenor Reed
Josina Blanche Reed
Gibson L. Reed
Golda M Reed

Spouse and Children

2 January 1880
Marion, West Virginia, United States


    James Allen Reed


    Harley Reed




    Josina Blanche Reed


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Caleb D. Reed


    Roanna Carpenter




    Jonathan Reed


    Sarah D. Reed



    Anna Margaret Reed


    Allen D. Reed


World Events (8)


Age 10

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

Age 10

"West Virginia was given statehood status with the ""agreement"" the citizens would phase out slavery. On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln approved the Statehood Bill for West Virginia. West Virginia was proclaimed a state on April 20, 1863, with the bill becoming effective 60 days later, June 20, 1863. When West Virginia first entered statehood in 1863, there were only 46 counties. That same year, four other counties voted themselves into West Virginia. Today, there are 55 counties in the Mountain State. The oldest county in the state is Hamsphire County formed in 1754 as part of Virginia. The youngest county is Mingo formed in 1895. The smallest county is Hancock located in the northern panhandle of the state with Randolph being the largest. When the Legislature convened for its first session, there were only 47 members of the House of Delegates and 18 members of the State Senate. Through the years, the number has increased to 100 members of the House of Delegates and 34 members of the State Senate."
1872 · The First National Park

Age 19

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Read 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Anderson Reed in household of Caleb D Reed, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Anderson Reed, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Anderson Reed, "United States Census, 1900"

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