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William Reed
(1824-1900)

 

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Spouses/Children:
Margaret A. Yarbrough

William Reed

  • Born: 1824, KY
  • Marriage: Margaret A. Yarbrough on 10 Jun 1858 in Brazos CO, TX
  • Died: 20 Mar 1900, Brazos CO, TX at age 76 1

bullet   Another name for William was Billie.

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bullet  General Notes:

William Reed, born in 1824, was the husband of Margaret Yarborough and father of four children including Thomas William Reed. All historical records we have found indicate William was born in Kentucky, although some descendants believed he was from Tennessee. Perhaps he moved from Kentucky to Tennessee at an early age.

We had recorded his name as Thomas William Reed based on information passed down, but the historical records we have found indicate that his name was William Reed, so we have now changed it . He was living in Brazos County, Texas by 1860, and we believe that we located him in Leon County, Texas in 1850. Family lore indicates that he ran away from home at the age of nine, passing through Alabama and ending up in Texas. This would have been during the initial anglo settlement of Texas along the Brazos River, led by Stephen F. Austin

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bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Census: Leon Co, TX - 1850 Federal Census, 1 Oct 1850, Leon CO, TX. 2 Name given as William Reed. In home of Richard B. King. Age 25, born KY.
Margaret Yarborough lives nearby with first husband Jacob Langston. Uncertain evidence.

Census: Brazos Co, TX - 1860 Federal Census, 25 Jul 1860, Brazos CO, TX. 3 Boonville, Precinct 3, page 82, stamped page 100

Census: Brazos CO, TX - 1870 Federal Census, 17 Sep 1870, Brazos CO, TX. 4 Page 167, stamped page 84
Bryan

Census: Brazos CO, TX 1880 Federal Census, 25 Jun 1880, Brazos CO, TX. 5 ED 2S16, page 35, stamped page 247C

Cemetery, Mar 1900, Brazos CO, TX. Reliance Cemetery


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William married Margaret A. Yarbrough, daughter of William L. Yarbrough and Elizabeth M. Bowman, on 10 Jun 1858 in Brazos CO, TX. (Margaret A. Yarbrough was born about 1826 in AL and died on 9 Dec 1897 in Brazos CO, TX.)


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Sources


1 Findagrave.com, Owned by Jim Tipton, Salt Lake City, UT, William's grave marker in on the side of his wife Margaret's gravestone in Reliance Cemetery. Surety: 4.

2 Leon County, Texas, Texas, Leon County - 1850 Federal Census, page 683, stamped page 330. Surety: 1. In home of Richard B. King.

Age 25, born Kentucky.

3 Brazos County, Texas, Texas, Brazos County - 1860 Federal Census, Precinct 3, page 82, stamped page 100. Surety: 4.

4 Brazos County, Texas, Texas, Brazos County - 1870 Federal Census, Page 167, stamped page 84. Surety: 4.

5 Brazos CO, TX, Brazos County, Texas 1880 Federal Census, ED 2S16, page 35, stamped page 247C. Surety: 4.


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