William Reed

Male2 January 1792–

Brief Life History of William

When William Reed was born on 2 January 1792, in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, his father, Amos Reed, was 29 and his mother, Hannah Slade, was 26.

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Family Time Line

Amos Reed
1762–1847
Hannah Slade
1765–1824
Asner Reed
1783–
Archabald Reed
1811–
John Savage Reed
1784–1878
Polly Mary Reed
1786–1870
Amos Reed Jr.
1788–
Phebe Ann Reed
1790–1887
William Reed
1792–
Rolon Reed
1795–1801
Simeon Parker Reed
1797–
Hannah Reed
1799–1836
Betsey Mary Reed
1802–1865
Rolon R. Reed
1804–1867
James Slade Reed
1806–1888
Thankful Purlina Reed
1809–1894

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    World Events (3)

    1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

    Age 2

    The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 8

    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

    1802 · Brass is Discovered

    Age 10

    "In 1802, brass was identified in Waterbury, Connecticut. This gave the city the nickname ""The Brass City."" Brass dominated the city and helped to create the city. The motto of the city is Quid Aere Perennius, which means What is more lasting than brass? in Latin."

    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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