William Reeder

17 January 1848–28 February 1932 (Age 84)
Overton, Tennessee, United States

The Life of William

When William Reeder was born on 17 January 1848, in Overton, Tennessee, United States, his father, William M Reader, was 44 and his mother, Nancy Ann Young, was 27. He married Mary J Richardson on 6 April 1871, in Overton, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He died on 28 February 1932, in Overton, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Reeder Cemetery, Taylors Crossroads, Overton, Tennessee, United States.

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William Reeder
Mary J Richardson
Marriage: 6 April 1871
Rebecca Reeder
Anna Belle Reeder

Spouse and Children

6 April 1871
Overton, Tennessee, United States


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World Events (8)

1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 14

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

Age 15

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 22

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

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.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Reeder in household of William Reeder, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William Reeder in household of William Reeder, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Wm Reeder, "United States Census, 1880"

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