James Reed

Brief Life History of James

When James Reed was born on 10 July 1802, in Manchester, Bennington, Vermont, United States, his father, James Reed, was 40 and his mother, Lydia Powers, was 34. He married Dorotha Wilder in 1817, in Manchester, Bennington, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 1 December 1865, in his hometown, at the age of 63, and was buried in Manchester Center, Manchester, Bennington, Vermont, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Reed
1802–1865
Dorotha Wilder
1800–1878
Marriage: 1817
Derotha Ann Reed
1818–1895
Joseph W Reed
1825–1886
James L Reed
1821–1850
Susan W Reed
1825–1848
John F Reed
1827–1896
Mary Jane Reed
1828–1897
Joseph W Reed
1829–1885
Elmina M Reed
1831–1914
Carmi Sherman Reed
1834–1896
Willard A Reed
1839–1866
Ellen O Reed
1840–1889
Henry F Reed
1842–1897

Sources (12)

  • James Reed, "Find A Grave Index"
  • James in entry for Henry F. Reed, "Massachusetts State Vital Records, 1841-1920"
  • James in entry for Mary J. Reed, "Massachusetts State Vital Records, 1841-1920"

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World Events (8)

1803

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

1803 · The U.S doubles in size

The United States purchased all the Louisiana territory (828,000 sq. mi) from France, only paying 15 million dollars (A quarter trillion today) for the land. In the purchase, the US obtained the land that makes up 15 US states and 2 Canadian Provinces. The United States originally wanted to purchase of New Orleans and the lands located on the coast around it, but quickly accepted the bargain that Napoleon Bonaparte offered.

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

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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