John Harvey Reed Jr

#698, (22 April 1838 - 5 April 1920)
RelationshipGrandfather of William David Lewis
Father*John Harvey Reed (c 1800 - c 1840)
Mother*Mary Marrs1 (1808 - 1879)
Photo added by Randy Wallis at


Jane Ann Johnson b. 1841, d. 1919
Children 1.Marinda Lutheria Reed+5 (1860 - 1894)
 2.Malissa Ellen Reed5 (1862 - 1863)
 3.Mary Etta Reed+5 (1864 - 1926)
 4.Marcus Demetrius Reed+5 (1866 - 1953)
 5.Edith Dona Reed+ (1868 - 1933)
 6.Martha Ona Reed+5 (1870 - 1958)
 7.Ada Gertrude Reed5 (1872 - 1885)
 8.Perry Paul Reed+5 (1874 - 1952)
 9.James Harvey Reed+5 (1880 - 1966)
He was a farmer.2 
Birth*22 April 1838He was born on 22 April 1838 at VirginiaG.2 
2 October 1850He appeared on the census of 2 October 1850 in the household of Thomas S. Green and Mary Marrs at Franklin Co., IllinoisG, age 11, b. VA; (Twp. not stated; sons James and Manuel also appear in the 27 Sep 1850 listing for James and Catherine Bailey, fam. 383; neis. Catherine Duckworth and 8 children, fam. 479.)3
Marriage*24 November 1858He married Jane Ann Johnson, daughter of Demetrius Johnson and Martha Peale Duckworth, on 24 November 1858 at Franklin Co., IllinoisG.4,5 
July 1860He appeared on the census of July 1860 in the household of James Reed and Nancy C Hamilton at Twp. 6 S Range 4 E, Franklin Co., IllinoisG; nei. Demetrius and Martha Johnson, Jane Ann's parents.6
6 June 1870He and Jane Ann Johnson appeared on the census of 6 June 1870 at Franklin Co., IllinoisG; nei. Demetrius and Martha Johnson.7 
30 July 1880He and Jane Ann Johnson appeared on the census of 30 July 1880 at Eastern Twp., Franklin Co., IllinoisG; [as of Jun 1]; neis. George and Marinda Brady, Nathaniel and Ruth Smith.8
15 June 1900He and Jane Ann Johnson appeared on the census of 15 June 1900 at Eastern Twp., Franklin Co., IllinoisG; neis. Marcus and Pherbia Reed, Geo. and Marinda Brady, Marquis Reed, John K Johnson.2
6 May 1910He and Jane Ann Johnson appeared on the census of 6 May 1910 at Eastern Twp., Franklin Co., IllinoisG; (neis. James and Stella Reed.)9
29 January 1920He appeared on the census of 29 January 1920 at Eastern Twp., Franklin Co., IllinoisG; (nei. Jimmy (38) Reed, wid., fam. 244.)10 
Death*5 April 1920He died on 5 April 1920 at Franklin Co., IllinoisG, at age 81.11 
Burial*April 1920He was buried in April 1920 at Brady Cemetery, Akin, Franklin Co., IllinoisG.11 
From Brenda (Reed) Higginbotham -John H Reed was born in VA, according to census records.The actual date of his birth is unknown. The date and place of his death has been determined by the birth of his youngest son John Harvey Jr., b. 1838 in Rockbridge, VA; and the birth of Mary and Thomas Green's oldest child, b. 1841 in Illinois. John Harvey Reed's widow (Mary) remarried (Thomas Green) around 1840 in Rockbridge, VA. Mary appears on the 1850 Illinois Census with her new husband and four of their children and the 7 children of John H Reed, Sr.. This record shows that John Harvey Jr. was born 1838 in VA, Mary (widowed wife of John Harvey Sr.) and her husband Thomas Green had a child born 1841 in Illinois. [from Brendahreed, Pocahontas, Arkansas on]12 
From Brenda (Reed) Higginbotham -
Children of John Harvey and Jane Ann Reed in 1880: Marietta Reed, Marcus Reed, Edith D. Reed, Martha Reed, Ada G. Reed, Perry P. Reed "(Personal Note: Perry P. Reed b. 1874 Hamilton Co. IL, d. 1952, my Grandfather.)," Jimmy Reed.
"The last family reunion was in 1969, when the family found the youngest of Perry Reed's children (Linda Reed). Linda was adopted because Nellie (Linda's mother) bled to death while giving birth to her (Linda).
Children of Perry P and Nellie Reed: Ida Jean Reed/Green (Ida lived in Colorado for several years), Charles Everett of IL b.1927, Howard Don of IL, Ada of IL, July Reed/Bromley (we called her Judy) of IL, Edward of TX, Linda (birth name Nellie) of IL.

"My father, Charles Reed b. Nov. 23, 1927, d Oct 12 1970. He was burried in Brady Cemetery (Hamilton Co. IL) as is the rest of my Reed ancestors. My mother (Gladys Marie Holland/Reed/Hale) joined my father in the Brady Cemetery May 2001, and in May 2005 my youngest brother (Jerry Reed) joined them. Jerry was b. January 12, 1970."

Children of Charles and Gladys Reed: Violet Marie Reed/Cantrell/Cantrell/Dean, Billy Gene, Everett Samual, Danny James, Brenda Fern, Reed/Yates/Higginbotham,
Judy Lynn Reed/Clayton/Pritchitt, David Wayne, Jane Ann Reed/Tibbs/Morris "(Jane Ann Johnson/Reed namesake), Jerry Dean.12 
ChartsAncestors of William D. Lewis


  1. [S20] 1850 U.S. Federal Census. hh of mother Mary and stepfather Thomas Green, Franklin Cty IL Oct 2 1850.
  2. [S5] 1900 U.S. Federal Census. John H (62), b. Apr 1838 in VA, parents b. VA, farmer; Jane A (59), b. Feb 1841 in IN, father b. NY, mother b. KY. 9 children, 6 living; m. 41 yrs.
  3. [S20] 1850 U.S. Federal Census. Thomas S (39), farmer, b. VA; Mary (43), b. VA.
  4. [S689] Illinois State Archives, Illinois Statewide Marriage Index 1763-1900, online, John Harvey Reed and Jane Ann Johnson, marr. 11/04/1858; v. 3, p. 142, Franklin County.
  5. [S46] John C. Leffel, History of Posey County (Leffel) (Chicago IL: Standard Publishing Company, 1913).
  6. [S19] 1860 U.S. Federal Census. James (30), farmer, b. VA; Nancy C (20), b. IL; John H. (22), farmer, b. VA; Jane A. (18), b. IN; Marinda L (4 mos).
  7. [S18] 1870 U.S. Federal Census. John (30), farmer, b. VA; Jane A (27), b. IN.
  8. [S17] 1880 U.S. Federal Census. John H (43), farming, b. and parents b. VA, cannot read or write; Jane A (39), b. IN, father b. NY, mother b. KY.
  9. [S8] 1910 U.S. Federal Census. John H (72), b. and parents b. VA; Jane A (69), b. IN, father b. NY, mother b. KY; m. 51 yrs.
  10. [S11] 1920 U.S. Federal Census. John (81), head of family, wid., b. VA, parents b. unknown.
  11. [S1628], online, Shared stone gravemarker. John H Reed, b. 27 Apr 1838, d. 5 Apr 1920 / Jane A Johnson, his wife, b. 22 Feb 1841, d. 5 Feb 1919. [Note: Design is similar to the marker for Daniel Reed and Elizabeth Duckworth]. Memorial 228073049, created by and photo added by Mdeneal, additional photo added by Randy Wallis.
  12. [S254] The John H Reed Family of Hamilton County Illinois, Brenda Reed Higginbotham, compiler, online, viewed 7 Sep 2005.