One of my grandfather's middle names is Reed, as is mine; I think he was a descendant of James B. Keelin and Dora M. Reed. It was my understanding that his middle name Reed was from his mother or grandmother. It was a tradition in my family to give last names through generations, in order to pass along both last names (the man and woman's.) My grandmother was Dorothy Mae (Clemons)Keelin and Grandfather was Wesley Malcolm Reed Keelin. That's on my mom's side. Her name was Twaunah Elaine (Keelin)-maiden. This was quite interesting to see my grandparents' names in these threads.