REED, SIMEON, from Dutchess county, N.Y., 1776, m. Abial Rice and
settled in the northeast part of the town. He was serving as minute man at
Ticonderoga in 1777, at the time of the invasion of Burgoyne. Upon the
dispersion of the militia at Hubbardton, he hurried home and started with his
family for his old home on the Hudson. Afterwards he served several turns
in the army and when the war closed in the north returned with his family to his
farm. He raised twelve children: Simeon, James, Colby, Enoch, Eliakim,
Stephen, Silas, Ezra, Ruth, Abigail, Esther and Abial. Ruth m. Jasper Armstrong;
Abigail m. Chauncy Baker; Esther m. Heman Sheldon and Abial m. Mr.
Hull. Mr. Reed was greatly beloved and confided in by his fellow
citizens and his memory is fondly cherished. He died in 1840, aged 84.
REED, ENOCH, m. Abial, da. of Joshua Cobb, and moved to Wisconsin
where he died in 1860, aged 78. Two sons remain in town, Simeon, who
married Alta, da. of Jacob Edgerton, and Curtis, who married Almira, da. of Dan
Blakeley, and is settled on the Daniel Branch farm.
REED, ELIAKIM, m. Laura Coleman, of Tinmouth, and settled in Moriah,
N.Y., where he now lives, at the age of 84.
REED, STEPHEN, m. Phebe Hill, of Danby, and settled near his
father. He was a worthy and liberal citizen. By his will, he
bequeathed an annuity of fifty dollars to the Congregational society, to be
continued while preaching shall be sustained. His wife died in 1854, aged
55, when he married Sophia Smith; he died in 1862, aged 75.
REED, SILAS, m. Mary, da. of deacon Joel Sheldon, of Rupert, settled
near his father, and raised a family of eleven children: Allen H., Ira S.,
Elliott, Charles A., Louise, Harriet, Fanny, Julia Ann, Mary Ann, Sarah and
Delia L. Ira S. and Allen H. are merchants in Troy, N.Y.; Elliott m.
Betsey, da. of Silas Gregory (second wife), and is a merchant in Chicago;
Charles A. is in Illinois; Julia Ann m. _____ Horr, teacher in Boston,
Mass.; Sarah m. Rollin J. Harwood; Delia L. m. Augustus Edgerton.
REED,EZRA, m. Sophia, da. of Joel Swallow and, died in 1826, aged
30. His widow m. Capt. John Harwood and lives at the village.
REED, JEDEDIAH, from New Lebanon, Conn., 1770; settled on a farm now
owned by Daniel H. Bromley which still bears his name. He was a prominent
actor in the stirring scenes of the revolution, and was frequently intrusted
with important business by the Council of Safety. He removed to Orwell, in
1820; he raised four children: Jedediah, Lyman, Elijah and a daughter who
married Elias Kingsley. Elijah was a physician and removed to Williston.
REED, PHILIP, from New Lebanon, Conn., 1770; married a daughter of
Col. William Fitch, and settled on the place now owned by Austin S.
Whitcomb. He removed to Richmond, N.Y., 1798, and died in 1828, aged about
REED, ISAAC, settled in the southeast corner of the town, near Dorset
mountain. He was a soldier of the revolution. He died about 1850,
aged 83. His son, Solomon, succeeded to his place, and has become famous
for his encounters with bears, which appear to have lingered longer in that
vicinity than elsewhere.