was born at Ireland
in 1828. He immigrated; According to the book "The Famine Immigrants: Lists of Irish Immigrants Arriving at the Port of New York 1846 - 1851, Volume V" edited by Ira A. Glazier and published by the Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc of Baltimore in 1985, a Robert Reed age 20 laborer, arrived in New York aboard the ship New York last out of Liverpool on 18 Dec 1849. This could be our ancestor, for his age is about right. There is also a Robert Reed, age 19 (laborer) who along with a Mary Reed, age 21 (spinster) arrived in New York aboard the ship Vandalia last from Liverpool on 16 Nov 1848. This could also be our ancestor. Further research will have to be done to conclude which one of these Robert Reed's is our ancestor if either one is.
He married Sarah Sample
at Monroe Co., Indiana
, on 11 May 1856. Robert was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census at Van Buren Twp., Monroe Co., Indiana
. Robert was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census at Van Buren Twp., Monroe Co., Indiana
. Robert died on 16 January 1879 at Monroe Co., Indiana
. His body was interred in January 1879 at Richland Twp., Monroe Co., Indiana
, at Richland Cemetery. He lived in 1910 at Van Buren Twp., Monroe Co., Indiana
; Bloomington City Directory, 1909-1910, lists the estate of Robert Reed in Van Buren Twp., 299 acres.