Samuel Jones Reed

3 August 1828–8 February 1896 (Age 67)
Acworth, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States

The Life Summary of Samuel Jones

When Samuel Jones Reed was born on 3 August 1828, in Acworth, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Tillison Reed, was 40 and his mother, Delia Deliverance Byam, was 38. He married Mary Elizabeth Richardson on 17 November 1873, in Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Burrville, Sevier, Utah, United States in 1880. He died on 8 February 1896, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Logan Cemetery, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Samuel Jones Reed
Mary Elizabeth Richardson
Marriage: 17 November 1873
William Eli Reed
Mary Rosetta Elmina Reed
Samuel Calvin Reed

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  • Marriage
    17 November 1873Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 2
    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.
    1833 · First Public Library Founded in Petersborough
    Age 5
    In 1833, the oldest tax-supported public library in the world was established by Reverend Abiel Abbot. 
    Age 18
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    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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    Research Report for Mary Elizabeth Richardson - authored by Patricia Lynne

    Mary Elizabeth Richardson was born in Franklin, Virginia to John and Minerva Williams Richardson.1 Her birth date has been disputed. Various records throughout her life show different birth dates. …

    Sources (10)

    • Samuel Reed, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Joseph Calvin Reed in entry for Mary Elizabeth Reed Bennett Greenhagen, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Samuel G Reed, "Find A Grave Index"

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