Elizabeth Reed

9 July 1838–30 May 1900 (Age 61)
Barbour, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Reed was born on 9 July 1838, in Barbour, West Virginia, United States, her father, Jonathan Reed Sr, was 29 and her mother, Mary Polly Jett, was 27. She married Lemuel C. Smith on 10 July 1856, in Ritchie, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Ritchie, Virginia, United States in 1860 and Union District, Ritchie, West Virginia, United States in 1880. She died on 30 May 1900, in West Virginia, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Spruce Creek, Ritchie, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lemuel C. Smith
Elizabeth Reed
Marriage: 10 July 1856
Stephen Smith
Levi Reed Smith
Sarah Palistine Smith
Jonathan B. Smith
Mary E. Smith
Phineas Wells Bartlett
Jedidiah Willis Bartlett

Spouse and Children

10 July 1856
Ritchie, Virginia, United States


    Stephen Smith




    Jonathan B. Smith


    Mary E. Smith


+2 More Children

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+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 6

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

Age 8

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 23

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Read 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elizabh Smith in household of Semuel Smith, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Elezabeth Reed in household of Jonathan Reed, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Elisabeth Bartlette in household of Harrison Bartlette, "United States Census, 1880"

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