DESCENDANTS OF LEVI REED

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                               Don Norman

 

1.LEVI JAMES REED

 

     Levi James Reed I was born in Pendleton County Va (WV) September

3, 1823 and died in Clay County WV April 30, 1915.  Although at least

one source says that his father was George Washington Reed, this claim

is dubious.

    Levi married Jane Connolly.  Jane, a daughter of Patrick and Mary

(Stallman) Connolly, was born in 1829 and died August 23, 1902. Levi

served in Company B. 9th W.Va. Infantry in the Civil War.  About 1875,

the Levi Reed family moved from Calhoun County, WV to Clay county.

Reed's Fork in Clay County is named for the Reed family.

 

Children of Levi James I and Jane (Connolly) Reed.

 

  2.  (1). William                 b.       1852   d.        1928

         m.Eliza Adams

 

  3.  (2). Mary J.                 b.       1854   d.c.      1881

         m.William H. McCune Sep 26 1866 Calhoun County WV

 

  4.  (3). Patrick Connolly         b.Jun 17 1858   d.Jul 9 1930

         m.Nancy King

 

  5.  (4). Levi James II           b.       1863   d.        1939

         m.Martha Walker

         m.Adeora Steorts

 

  6.  (5). David                   b.Jun  4 1870   d.Jun 24 1962

         m.Almeda Katherine Smith

 

  7.  (6). Grace

         m.frank Ross

 

  8.  (7). Nancy

         m.Scott Starcher

 

  9.  (8). George Washington

 

 10.  (9). Allen Stewart

         m.Julia L. O'Dell

 

 11. (10). Solomon

         m.Clarinda Summers

 

 12. (11). Francis Marion          b.Oct 10 1866   d.       1947

         m.Salena Minerva Rogers  Dec 4 1896

 

 13. (12). Jonathan

 

 14. (13). McClellan

         m.Ruth Edwards

 

 

4.PATRICK CONNOLLY REED     1.LEVI JAMES REED

 

    Patrick Connolly Reed, a son of Levi James I and Jane (Connolly)

Reed, was born in Calhoun County VA (WV) June 17 1858 and died in

Clay County WV July 9, 1930.  He married Nancy King.  Nancy died

about and Patrick married Mary (Phillips) Rice.  Mary died October 31,

1958.

 

Children of Patrick Connolly and Nancy (King) Reed.

 

 15.  (1). Bertha Louise                           d.Jul 30 1978

         m.Alvin Baxter Gilliam Nov 16 1921

 

Children of Patrick Connolly and Mary (Phillips) [Rice] Reed.

 

 16.  (1). Robert

 

 17.  (2). Mildred Alta

         m.Christian Bang. Jr.

 

 

5.LEVI JAMES REED II     1.LEVI JAMES REED

 

     Levi James Reed II, a son of Levi James I and Jane (Connolly)

Reed, was born in 1863 and died in Clay County, WV in 1939.  He

married Martha Walker.  Martha, a daughter of William Patterson

and Delilah (Samples) Walker, was born in Clay County in 1867 and

died there in 1903. Levi was partners with his father in law in a

general merchandise store at Procious, WV and was later partners

with martin Luther Foreman in REED AND FOREMAN GENERAL

MERCHANDISE STORE at Procious. After Martha's death in 1903, Levi

married Adeora Steorts and sold his interest in the store to his

partner.  He was elected Clerk of the County Court and moved to

Clay.  He then served in the West Virginia State Legislature in

1928 and 1929.

 

Children of Levi James II and Martha (Walker) Reed.

 

 18.  (1). Vinella E.              b.Nov 17 1888   d.Aug 23 1908

 

 19.  (2). James Elliot            b.       1893   d.        1918

         m.Blanche Pierson

 

 20.  (3). Oliver                  b.       1897   d.Oct  6 1935

         m.Ella Strickland

 

Children of Levi James and Adeora (Steorts) Reed.

 

 21.  (1). Fred

 

 22.  (2). Earl Astor              b.       1912   d.Oct 9 1932

 

 23.  (3). William

 

 24.  (4). Nina

 

 25.  (5). Helen

 

6.DAVID REED     1.LEVI JAMES REED

 

    David Reed, a son of Levi James I and Jane (Connolly) Reed, was

born in Calhoun County WV June 4, 1870 and died June 24, 1962.

He married Almeda Katherine Smith.  Almeda, a daughter of John

and Margaret (Phillips) Smith, was born May 8, 1875 and died January

27, 1957.

 

Children of David and Almeda Katherine (Smith) Reed.

 

 26.  (1). John Clarence           b.Mar    1898

         m.Eva ------

 

 27.  (2). David Ernest

         m.Lil Turner

 

 28.  (3). Levi Dempsey            b.c.     1904

         m.Lottie Frame

 

 29.  (4). George Elliot           b.Apr 11 1908   d.Sep 11 1940

         m.Hazel Davis

 

 30.  (5). James William

         m.Opal Davis

 

 31.  (6). Alva Edward

         m.Fern Dotson

 

 32.  (7). Mary                    b.Dec    1895

         m.Columbus Woods

 

 33.  (8). Minnie

         m.Flemin L. Quinn

 

 34.  (9). Martha

         m.William Mason

         m.John Sunthimer

 

 35. (10). Ethel

         m.James Gunnoe

 

 

12.FRANCIS MARION REED     1.LEVI JAMES REED

 

    Francis Marion reed, a son of Levi James I and Jane (Connolly)

Reed, was born in Calhoun County WV October 10, 1866 and died in

Clay County WV in 1947.  He married Salena Minerva Rogers in Clay

County Wv December 4, 1896.  Salena, a daughter of Allen S. and

Susan M. (Hill) Rogers, was born in Clay County August 22, 1866

and die in 1934.

 

Children of Francis Marion and Salena Minerva (Rogers) Reed.

 

 36.  (1). Marion

         m.Janet Charles

 

 37.  (2). Isaac

 

 38.  (3). Jacob                   b.Jul  6 1901   d.Apr  9 1972

         m.Helen Maureen Lykens

 

 

28.LEVI DEMPSEY REED    6.DAVID REED     1.LEVI JAMES REED

 

    Levi Dempsey Reed, a son of David and Almeda Katherine (Smith) Reed,

was born in Clay County WV about 1904. He married Lottie Frame. Lottie

was born in WV about 1910 and died in New Martinsville, WV December 3,

2000.

 

Children of Levi Dempsey and Lottie (Frame) Reed.

 

 39.  (1). Grafton "Sam"

 

 40.  (2). Dempsey Theodore

 

 41.  (3). Donald Gene

 

 42.  (4). Lawrence Daniel

 

 43.  (5). Calvin Emanuel

 

 44.  (6). Spencer Melvin

 

 45.  (7). Woodrow Dencil

 

 46.  (8). Betty Jean

         m. ----- Arbogast

 

 47.  (9). Mary Evelyn

         m. ----- Groesbeck

 

 

29.GEORGE ELLIOT REED     6.DAVID REED     1.LEVI JAMES REED

 

    George Elliot Reed, a son of David and Almeda Katherine

(Smith) Reed, was born April 11, 1908 and died September 11,

1940.  He married Hazel Davis.  Hazel was born October 12, 1912

and died January 25, 1972.

 

Known children of George Elliot and Hazel (Davis) Reed.

 

 48.  (1). Iona Mae                b.

         m.Junior Lee Bird  Dec 12 1948

 

 

33.MINNIE REED    6.DAVID REED     1.LEVI JAMES REED

 

      Minnie Reed, a daughter of David and Almeda Katherine (Smith) Reed, married Flemin L. Quinn.

 

Children of Flemin L. and Minnie (Reed) Quinn.

 

49.        (1). Paul

 

50.        (2). Pauline

         m. ----- Tanner

 

51.        (3). Patricia

 

52.        (4). Earl E.                  b. Dec 13 1934    d. Dec  3 2003

         m. Viola ----

 

53.        (5). Elliot

 

54.  (6). James

 

55.  (7). Joseph

        m. Missouri ---

 

56.  (8). Sylvia

        m. ------ Cutlip

 

57.  (9). Fern

        m. ---- Kuhn

 

58. (10). Athlene

        m. ------ Dixon

 

59. (11). Judy

        m. ----- Dye

 

38.JACOB REED     12.FRANCIS MARION REED     1.LEVI JAMES REED

 

    Jacob Reed, a son of Francis Marion and Salena Minerva

(Rogers) Reed, was born in Clay County WV July 6, 1901 and died

there April 9, 1972.  He married Helen Maureen Lykens July 5,

1930.  Helen was born January 1, 1913 and died February 25, 1986.

 

Children of Jacob and Helen Maureen (Lykens) Reed.

 

 60.  (1). Roger Kent              b.Aug 26 1932

         m.Mary Jean Hershberger

 

 61.  (2). Patsy Ann               b.Sep 15 1934   d.Jul  6 2000

         m.John Paul Burton

 

 

50.PATSY ANN REED   38.JACOB REED     12.FRANCIS MARION REED     1.LEVI

JAMES REED

 

    Patsy Ann Reed, a daughter of Jacob and Helen Maureen (Lykens) Reed,

was born in Clay County WV September 15, 1934 and died in Monongalia

County WV July 6, 2000. She married John Paul Burton in December 1954.

 

Children of John Paul and Patsy Ann (Reed) Burton.

 

 62.  (1). Jennifer Lynn

 

 63.  (2). David Reed

 

 64.  (3). Paul Steven

 

 65.  (4). John Philip

 

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

Dawson, Hubert E., "Twistabout and Thereabout"

Newell, Ann, "Connolly History" Calhoun County Lines and Links Oct 93

Rogers, Edwin G., "Charles Rogers and his Descendants"

"History of Clay County West Virginia" 1989, p.118, 290, 291

Sutton, "History of Braxton County and Central WV"

1850 Gilmer County VA (WV) census

1870 Calhoun County WV census

1870, 1880 Clay County WV census

“The Charleston Gazette” Dec 7 2003

"The Clay County Free Press" Jul 12 2000, Dec 13 2000

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