Unfortunately, I don't think we have a connection. My great-grandfather John Reed emigrated to the upper peninsula of Michigan in 1866. He had siblings, Clara and Henry (or Frank?). Anyway, they were anything but well off since the men were primarily tin miners (in Cornwall) and copper miners (in the U.P.). I've hired a researcher to find out more about John's origins. If "Edwin" shows up as a sibling, I will definitely let you know. Good luck with your search. I know there are a lot of Reeds in the Arkansas area. By the way, Reeds are known to be estranged from each other!