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Reed Family

Morgan Davis Birth: ABT 1735 in unknown Death: Bef. September 03, 1831 in ,Lincoln ,Tennessee Married 1 Sarah Reed b: ABT 1742 in ,New Jersey married 16/19 Jan 1763 in Rowan , North Carolina

Note: 1763 16 Jan Rowan Co. Morgan DAVIES marriage bond; wife name not given (Sarah REED?); bondsmen Medad REED and Benjamin EVANS.

Sarah parents were John Reed and Hannah Davis. I have only found the following on John Reed,

John Reed Birth: ABT 5 May 1710 in Hopewell, Hunterdon, New Jersey Death: ABT 1749 Virginia or maybe North Carolina. married Hannah Davis BEF 1730 in Piscataway, Middlesex, NJ Hannah was born ABT 1715 in ,New Jersey and she died in North Caolina.

Notes: Origins of the Jersey Settlement of Rowan County, North Carolina

First Families of Jersey Settlement By Ethel Stroupe 1996 (Reprinted by permission of the author from vol. 11, no. 1, February 1996, Rowan County Register, PO Box 1948,) With New York a Royal Colony, the Anglican church became (as in England) entwined with all aspects of the civil government, with authority over many aspects of daily life, e. g., the only legal marriages were performed by Anglican ministers, with children from marriages performed by other clergymen considered illegitimate. An Episcopal priest was sent to Burlington County to establish- "Hopewell Chappel Church" (St. Mary 's Episcopal, Ewing.) A year before the cornerstone was laid (March 25, 1703) some Hopewell residents who were Quakers and Baptists rushed down to Ewing to have their adult children baptized as Anglicans to protect their inheritance rights. Baptized February 28,1702 by Rev. Mr. John Talbot: Salisbury, NC 28145))

I post this here because of Ewing name for Morgan Davisa and his wife Sarah Reed name their daughter Hannah with the middle name Ewing

[In the 1640's, several Reed brothers from England settled on farms at Newton, L.I. where they had large families. In 1656 Thomas Reed was in Middleburg, N.J. when he built a house for the Episcopal minister. Thomas Reed and John Reed lived in Hopewell Twp. between Marshalls Comer and Woodsville and were members of Penningtoes Presbyterian Church. John & Sarah (Smith) Reed are buried in the Hunt graveyard. (Ralph Ege, Pioneers of Old Hopewell, p. 66.). The Burlington and Ewing Reeds descend from William E. Reed (1689-1762), wife Elizabeth Smith. This progenitor of the Reeds of Ewing and Lawrence came c1700 from Long Island, and purchased a farm in west Lawrence. In 1706, while Ewing was still part of old Hopewell Twp., he built a substantial house on Ewingville Rd. & Spruce St. (now a museum), and is buried in Ewing churchyard. (Ibid Lewis, p. 283).

William E (Eldad) Reed and Elizabeth Smith is said to be John Reed parents. Could Thomas and John Reed be William siblings? I see that John Reed above marries Sarah Smith and William E Reed marries Elizabeth Smithe wonder if they are related?

Ethel Stroupe goes on to state

A different (and apparently unrelated) Reed family moved from New Jersey to Jersey Settlement: Eldad, Medad, Moses and John Reed, sons of John and Hannah (Davis) Reed. [Bible records of Eldad Reed, Jr. b 1767 Jersey Settlement, grandson of John and Hannah (Davis) Reed whom he said "emigrated from New Jersey to Carolina about 1755."]

Hannah Davis (b. c1715) who named a son Eldad in 1738, was probably daughter of Eldad Davis. These Davis - Reeds were Baptists and perhaps related to the Jonathan Davis who in 1708 came to Burlington's Court seeking to be qualified as a Baptist preacher according to the Act of Toleration, asking permission to preach in a house, which was how the Hopewell Baptists met at this time. In 1722 Eldad Davis and Jonathan Davis were on the Hopewell Twp. Tax List. Hannah Davis married John Reed (born c1710) perhaps son of the John Reed who was a bachelor in 1699 when he bought a 200 acre farm on Burlington road from the estate of Hester Watts who was almost certainly kin to Rev. John Watts (wife Sarah Eaton) who served the Baptists in Pennepek, Pa. and Hopewell, N.J. until he died of smallpox in 1703. With marriages performed by Baptist and Quaker clergy still not legal whenever the government favored Royalists, parents with nonconformist tenets continued having their offspring baptized as Anglicans to insure their inheritance rights. William and Grace Merrell, Jr., (Baptists from Warwickshire) came to Northfield, Staten Island, then moved to Middletown, N.J., and c1710/11 came to Hopewell with three sons, Benjamin, Joseph and William III (who m. 1729 Penelope Stout). [December 2, 1716 a cattle ear mark " formerly William Merrell's" was registered to "James Hubbard of Middletown." Stillwell, II, cited by Wm. E. Merrell, PhD.; ibid Ege, p 204].

Ethel Stroupe states that she thinks Hannah Davis father was Eldad but found Ethel was wrong for Hannah father was John.

With John and Hannah naming their son Eldad I would guess that William E Reed is John father for William middle name is Eldad

John Reed, Sr., of English descent, was born ca. 1710-1715, possibly in New Jersey. The evidence is inconclusive, but he may have been a grandson of William E. (Eldad?) Reed and Elizabeth Smith Reed through their son Joshua. William and Elizabeth are believed to have moved to the Ewingville Road area of Hopewell, N.J. from Newton, Long Island, N.Y in the early 1730s. They may have had two other sons, Eldad and George

John Reed married Hannah Davis, of unknown parentage, probably in the early 1730s. By the early 1740s, George and Eldad were living in Augusta Co., VA, where they were members of the Virginia militia. John and Hannah may have been in Virginia at that time also. they had ten children: John, Jr., Eldad, Medad, Moses, Elizabeth, Sarah, Hannah, Rachel, Mary, and Anna. John, Sr., died about 1749. About 1755, Hannah and her ten children moved to Rowan Co., N.C. to the eara east and north of the Yadkin River, which later became Davidson and other counties.

George Reed, supposed brother of John, Sr., is believed to have moved to the Davidson County area also. Proof is lacking, but he may have been George, Sr., of Reeds Crossroads, between the Yadkin and Lexington, N.C. George, Sr. was married to Abigail (Phelps?), and died about 1784. Their son, George, Jr. (1760-1815), donated land in 1795 for what later became the Reeds' Crossroads Baptist Church." Sources: John H. Pace, Sr., "Reeds Crossroads Baptist Church: An Arm Which Became a Body (1989), pp. 2-6; Avery H. Reed, "A Genealogy of the Reed (Reid) Family (1963); C. Bruce Whitaker, "The Whitaker Family of Buncombe Co., NC" and "Genealogies of the Reed, Harper, and Wright Families (1989); "Heritage of Davidson Co., NC"; "Heritage of Rowan Co., NC"; public records; records of Mrs. Marian Butler, Jonesboro, Ark., Mrs. Audry Hunsaker Lainhart, Afton, WY, and Mrs. Ethel Stroupe Vochko, Laguna Niguel, CA. Compiled by Percival D. Park. This information found in "Heritage of Rowan Co., NC" Vol. 1, 1991, family history number 781. Hannah's husband, John Reed, Sr., died about 1749. In about 1755, Hannah and her ten children moved to Rowan Co., NC, to the area east and north of the Yadkin River, which later became Davidson and other counties. "Heritage of Rowan County, NC" (family history number 781) "Hannah Davis Reed, may have been related to Conrad Davis or Morgan Davis, pre-Revolutionary settlers in Davidson Co., NC." According to the Eldad Reed Family bible, in 1755 Hannah and her 10 children moved from New Jersey to Rowan Co., NC. "Heritage of Rowan County, NC" (family history number 782)

Reed family moved from New Jersey to Jersey Settlement: Eldad, Medad, Moses and John Reed, sons of John and Hannah (Davis) Reed. [Bible records of Eldad Reed, Jr. b 1767 Jersey Settlement, grandson of John and Hannah (Davis) Reed whom he said "emigrated from New Jersey to Carolina about 1755."]

REED FAMILY BIBLE Submitted by Ethel S. Vochko, 30322 Benecia Ave., Laguna Niguel, CA 92677 JOHN REED supposed to have emigrated from england to New Jersey he being of english decent - he their intermarreyed with Hannah Davis and deceased Leaving a surviving widow and

Issue

William Madad b 26 Nov 1730 in ,, New Jersey

John b ABT. 1732/4 in Hopewell, Hunterdon, New Jersey

Eldad b: 1738 in ,, New Jersey

Moses b: ABT 1739 in ,, New Jersey

Elizabeth b: ABT 1741 in ,, New Jersey

Sarah b: ABT 1742 in ,New Jersey

Hannah b: ABT 1744 in ,, New Jersey

Rachel b: ABT 1746 in ,, New Jersey

Mary b: 31 Oct 1748 in ,, New Jersey

Anna the Widow 1749 in ,, New Jersey and family abought 1755 emigrated to North Carolina

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Eldad intermareyed with Jean Whitaker an emegrante from Pensylvania and had issue William Elisabeth Eldad Peter John Hanah Jean and Lyda and Eldad intermarried with Achsah Lanning in Rowan County on the 5th of September 1793 and had issue Joseph Eldad John and Anna.

REED FAMILY BIBLE Submitted by Ethel S. Vochko, 30322 Benecia Ave., Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

JOHN REED supposed to have emigrated from england to New Jersey he being of english decent - he their intermarreyed with Hannah Davis and deceased Leaving a surviving widow and Isue John Eldad Madad Moses Elizabeth Sarah Hannah Rachel Marey and Anna the Widow and fameley abought 1755 emigrated to North Carolina where Eldad intermareyed with Jean Whitaker an emegrante from Pensylvania and had issue William Elisabeth Eldad Peter John Hanah Jean and Lyda and Eldad intermarried with Achsah Lanning in Rowan County on the 5th of September 1793 and had issue Joseph Eldad John and Anna

ALOB, Vol. X #3, p. 89-25: "p. 137. 2 Aug. 1846. I, Eldad Reed, Senr. being aged & infirmed but of a perfect mind & memory. I desire that all my just & lawful debts be paid. I give to my son Eldad all that tract of land whereon I now live, containing 100 acres & valued at $400 with him to pay my eldest son Joseph Reed $25 in cash or $32.50 in trade within three years of my death. Also, to pay to my son John $91.66 in trade within three years after my death. I give to my dtr. Anna Clements all that tract of land whereon she & her husband William Clements now lived containing 75 acres & valued at $300, and for them to pay my son Joseph the sum of $25 in cash or $32.50 in trade within three years after my death. Also, to pay unto my son John the sum of $91.66 within three years of my death. I also give my working tools to my son Eldad at the value of eleven dollars. I appoint my son Eldad Reed and my dtr. Anna Clements as my sole executors. Wit: John Lanning, Jurett & James Reed, Jurett.. Signed Eldad Reed.. Proved by the oath of John Lanning, Senr. & James Reed this July term 1849 & admitted to record

Marriage 1 Jean Whitaker b: Sun. 29th Nov 1738

Children

1 William Reed b: . 29th Nov 1738

2 Elizabeth Reed b: Mon 11th Dec PM 1764.

3 Eldad Reed b: September the 16th 1767

4 John Reed b: Mon. 28th Oct 10 oclock P.M

5 Peter Reed b: Wed Sunset 28th Aug 1772 Has No Children"

6 John Reed b: 14th June about noon 1774

7 Hannah Reed b: Mon. 8th Jan 1777

8 Jean Reed b: about noon 17th Jul 1779

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