Who were the parents of Eli Reed, born 22 Mar 1842 Washington Co. AR? He married 1866 to Elizabeth Skelton. She was born 1849 Washington Co. AR, dtr of Ralph Skelton.
Eli and Elizabeth are found on the 1870 census of Crawford Co., AR in Shepard Twp, pg 238A. He is listed as Ely Reed. Eli and Elizabeth were in 1880 Washington Co. AR in White River Twp, pg 589D. I have not been able to locate Eli / Ely Reed in 1850 or 1860.
Eli's Civil War pension file indicates he was born in Washington Co., AR. His friend Judge VanHoose filed an affidavit in the pension file stating that he had known Reed since he was "a babe in his mother's arms". Eli Reed served in the Union Army's 13th KS Infantry, along with Wilson Rose, his brother in law.