John Reed, The oldest man in Logan County, Summoned to his maker After a well spent life. John Reed is Dead! The Oldest man in Logan County is no more!
Nov 3 1892 Obituary
I am looking for information on JOHN REED b. york Co. Pa or Botetourt C. W. Virginia in 1796. They moved to Logan Co. Illinois in 1827. John lived to be 96 years old, and both Him and Catherine Lantis are burried in the Reed Cem. in Logan Co. Ill.
(1800) When John was 4 his parents and siblings left York Co. and moved to Franklin County, WV. (1811) His father died aprox. 11 years later in Franklin Co. The Family later moved to Muhlenberg or (Nuremberg) County Ky. where for 6 years John Reed and his brothers engaged in Farming. after eloping with Catherine Lantis (b. 1782)(From Sprinfield Tenn).in 1817 they had 10 Children, Samuel,Sarah,Joseph, Susannah, Henry, Abraham, Catherine, John, William, and David. They then lived in the area (Ky) for the next 18 years, until moving to Logan Co. Illinois.
John Reed's son Henry Reed married Hannah Lucas.Hannah was the daughter of John Lucas and Sarah Bowman.