Reed - Sibley Families

Neither the Reed Family nor the Sibley Family have been well researched by this author.  Documentation is by no means complete so please take whatever you see here “with a grain of salt” and just consider it a good place to start.  Please contact me with any additions, corrections or suggestions.  The email me button is at the bottom of the page.

 

 

Note:Sibley Family is below Reed

 

Descendants of John Reed

 

Generation No. 1

 

1.  John1 Reed was born October 07, 1757 in NC, and died September 13, 1813 in Giles Co, TN.  He married Margaret Carson March 05, 1779 in Gulford, NC, daughter of Thomas Carson and Mary Smith.

Notes for John Reed:

"Before JOHN and MARGARET REED moved to Giles Co. Tennessee about 1809, they had lived in Logan Co. Kentucky.  Several of their children were married there.  But I don't think that James was married when they left Kentucky.  Roane Co. is way out of the way.  However, Rutherford Co. is on a direct line from Logan Co. Kentucky.  Also I know that several of the REED children married in Davidson Co., Tenn and it is the parent Co. of Rutherford."  From Sharon White

 

 

        Children of John Reed and Margaret Carson are:

               i.   Robert2 Reed, b. December 23, 1779, TN; d. March 29, 1869, Pulaski, Giles Co, TN; m. Elizabeth Myers, February 13, 1802.

              ii.   Mary Reed, b. July 29, 1782, TN; m. Andrew Campbell, December 20, 1800.

              iii.   Margaret Reed, b. May 18, 1784, TN; m. John P. Campbell, Abt. 1802.

             iv.   Daniel Reed, b. May 15, 1786, TN.

              v.   Nancy Reed, b. July 29, 1788; m. William Myers, 1806.

             vi.   John Reed, b. February 18, 1791, TN; d. August 05, 1879, Morgan, MO; m. Sarah Hurst Kirkpatrick, March 20, 1823.

2.          vii.   James Reed, b. April 24, 1793, Kentucky; d. April 29, 1865.

            viii.   William Reed, b. August 23, 1795, KY.

             ix.   Carson Pate Reed, b. October 29, 1798, TN; d. December 02, 1872, Pulaski, Giles Co, TN; m. Tranquilla T. Jenkins, January 13, 1823.

              x.   Andrew Reed, b. January 29, 1801, TN.

             xi.   Matthew Reed, b. July 13, 1803, TN; m. Harriet Walding, April 07, 1830.

             xii.   Harvey W. Reed, b. July 29, 1803, TN; m. Susan E. Cowan, March 18, 1834.

 

 

Generation No. 2

 

2.  James2 Reed (John1) was born April 24, 1793 in Kentucky, and died April 29, 1865.

Notes for James Reed:

James was on the 1850 Census in Franklin County, Alabama

In 1853, Robert C. Reed was served with a writ of garnishment to pay the debts of James Reed. The writ stated that James Reed is a non-resident of the state of Alabama..

 

        Children of James Reed are:

               i.   James3 Reed.

              ii.   Son Reed.

              iii.   Tabitha Reed, b. Abt. 1813, TN.

3.          iv.   Robert Carson Reed, b. December 05, 1820, Roane Co, TN; d. October 10, 1901, Frankfort, Franklin Co, AL.

 

 

Generation No. 3

 

3.  Robert Carson3 Reed (James2, John1) was born December 05, 1820 in Roane Co, TN, and died October 10, 1901 in Frankfort, Franklin Co, AL.  He married Permelia B. Berry December 21, 1843 in Lawrence Co, AL.

 

Notes for Robert Carson Reed:

Buried at the old Frankfort Cemetery.

 

Notes for Permelia B. Berry:

Buried at the old Frankfort Cemetery.

 

 

        Children of Robert Reed and Permelia Berry are:

               i.   Virginia4 Reed, b. December 24, 1844, Lawrence Co, AL; d. December 03, 1922; m. Jesse Bennett.

              ii.   Susan Reed, b. May 05, 1846, Lawrence Co, AL; d. May 10, 1916; m. William Amos Womble.

4.           iii.   Ann Elizabeth Reed, b. January 30, 1848, Lawrence Co, AL; d. June 02, 1914.

             iv.   Corsanda Reed, b. November 25, 1850, Lawrence Co, AL; d. April 04, 1935, AL; m. Federick Gates.

              v.   Josephine Elum Reed, b. September 29, 1851, AL; d. June 26, 1852.

             vi.   James Reed, b. April 10, 1853, Frankfort, Franklin Co, AL; d. October 18, 1855.

            vii.   Robert Reed, b. August 27, 1856, Frankfort, Franklin Co, AL; d. August 03, 1929, Stafford, Grahman Co, AZ; m. Alabama Evans, October 07, 1877.

5.         viii.   William Reed, b. February 23, 1859, Franklin County, AL; d. March 12, 1910, Franklin County, AL.

             ix.   Henrietta Reed, b. October 01, 1864, Frankfort, Franklin Co, AL; d. January 1894, Frankfort, Franklin Co, AL; m. Loggin.

 

 

Generation No. 4

 

4.  Ann Elizabeth4 Reed (Robert Carson3, James2, John1) was born January 30, 1848 in Lawrence Co, AL, and died June 02, 1914.  She married Henry Clay Hovater.

Notes for Ann Elizabeth Reed:

I have seen her first name as Anna also.  There seems to be one more child born to Ann that died in infancy.  Buried in Hovater Cemetery, Franklin County, Alabama.

 

Notes for Henry Clay Hovater:

Buried in Hovater Cemetery, Franklin County, Alabama.

 

        Children of Ann Reed and Henry Hovater are:

               i.   James5 Hovater.

              ii.   Carson Hovater.

              iii.   Elizabeth Hovater.

 

5.  William4 Reed (Robert Carson3, James2, John1) was born February 23, 1859 in Franklin County, AL, and died March 12, 1910 in Franklin County, AL.  He married (1) Virginia Carter Abt. 1885 in Prob. Franklin County, AL, daughter of John Carter and Sarah Sherrod.  He married (2) Eva L. McRight Aft. 1904.

Notes for William Reed:

Info taken from the 1900 census for Franklin Co. reveals that William was a Farmer and that he could read and write.  He lived with his wife Virginia and all of the children born up until that time except Sara Myrtle.  Myrtle was enumerated on the next line of the census as living with Edward Carter.  He listed her as his Niece.  Based on age, this must be John Edward Carter - Virginia's brother.

 

William was buried in Sparks Cemetery, Franklin County Alabama (located south of Frankfort).  The marker indicates his birth date was 2/23/1858

 

In the 1910 census for Franklin Co, AL there is a listing for Eva L. Reed (ED 83, Sheet 9, Vol 42) as head of household along with several children with a last name of Mc Right.  These children are listed as sons/daughters.  Also with her, there are listing for the following children with the last name of Reed:  Willard???, age 1; Lonnie, age 24; Ollie B, age 18; Myrtle, age 14; William, age 10; Ula(actually Eula), age 8 and Lottie, age 9.  All of these children are listed as her stepchildren.  Living relatives are not aware that William had a second wife.

 

Also in Sparks Cemetery, Franklin County Alabama, there is the following listing:  Reed, Mary born February 8, 1907 died December 23, 1907 (Daughter of Wm. & Eva Reed)

 

There are many Mc Right's burried in this same cemetery.

 

The 1920 Franklin Co, AL census reveals the following:

Eula Reed age 18 - boarded with William B. Mahan (vol 32, ed 26, line 37)

Charlotte U Reed age 16 - lives with John R Webb; listed as his sister-in-law (he married Ollie) (vol32, ed26, sheet 4, line 31)

Myrtle Reed age 20 -also  boarded with William B. Mahan

 

Notes for Virginia Carter:

There is a MISC. record on the LDS web site dated April 26, 1897; Russellville, Franklin, AL.  I have no idea what is significant about the date but it does list her father as John W. Carter and her mother as Sara.

Buried in section 36c at Knights of Pythias Cemetery, Franklin County, AL

 

        Children of William Reed and Virginia Carter are:

               i.   Leonades5 Reed, b. October 1886, Russellville, Franklin County, AL; d. November 25, 1942.

6.            ii.   Lester William Reed, b. March 21, 1889, Russellville, Franklin County, AL; d. September 22, 1953, Tuscumbia,  Colbert County, AL.

7.           iii.   Zollie Coffer Reed, b. April 1890, Russellville, Franklin County, AL; d. August 31, 1942.

8.          iv.   Ollie Beatrice Reed, b. December 28, 1890; d. November 22, 1972.

              v.   Sara Myrtle Reed, b. July 1895; d. March 11, 1963.

             vi.   William Omer Reed, b. June 12, 1899, Russellville, Franklin County, AL; d. November 26, 1961.

Notes for William Omer Reed:

At the time of the 1920 census, Omer lived with Lester and Cassie.  His occupation at that time was a bookkeper in a bank.

 

 

            vii.   Eula Mae Reed, b. January 12, 1901, Russellville, Franklin County, AL; d. January 02, 1970.

9.         viii.   Charlotte Reed, b. January 17, 1903, Russellville, Franklin County, AL; d. November 19, 1976.

 

        Child of William Reed and Eva McRight is:

             ix.   Mary5 Reed, b. February 08, 1907; d. December 23, 1907, Franklin County, AL.

Notes for Mary Reed:

Buried in Sparks Cemetery, Franklin County Alabama (located south of Frankfort).

 

 

 

 

Generation No. 5

 

6.  Lester William5 Reed (William4, Robert Carson3, James2, John1) was born March 21, 1889 in Russellville, Franklin County, AL, and died September 22, 1953 in Tuscumbia,  Colbert County, AL.  He married Cassie Wilma Sibley December 18, 1912 in Russellville, Franklin County, AL, daughter of Thomas Sibley and Emma Berryhill.

 

Notes for Lester William Reed:

The 1910 census for Franklin Co. (ED 8, Sheet 7 Vol 42), listed him as age 21 and living alone.  His occupation was listed as a bookkeeper in a store and he rented the house in which he lived.

 

The 1920 census (ED 5, Sheet 2, Line 85, Vol 17) had him living with his wife Cassie and daughter Virginia at 207 West Third St., Tuscumbia, Colbert Co, AL.  It listed his occupation as a retail merchant and the type of business is a grocery store.  His brother Omer also resided with them.  Omer's listed occupation was a bookkeeper in a bank.

 

 

 

 

Descendants of John Sibley

  

Generation No. 1

 

1.  John1 Sibley was born Abt. 1700.  He married Mary.

 

Notes for John Sibley:

The information below as obtained from the following web page:http://floyd-kane.rootsweb.com;  email:Sandie_Kane@hotmail.com

 

John was the only son of Captain John Sibley, the eldest son of John Sibley who came to Salem, Massachusetts in 1629.  Robert was born in 1728 during a return visit of his mother, Mary to Leicester, England.  Robert was then raised in the Beverly and Manchester, Massachusetts, area.  He moved to Virginia in 1754.  Unfortunately, Franklin L Sibley left no bibliography, and I have located no documentation to establish the lineage suggested.   The only son of Captain John Sibley was John3, born September 7, 1680.  No other record of John3 has been found.  A diary kept by John Osborne shows that Robert Sibley's father was, indeed, a John Sibley.  This John Sibley resided in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina in 1802.  It is unlikely that John Sibley was still living in 1802.  It is possible, of couse, that there was a John4, son of John3.

 

Osborne reported in his diary that Robert Sibley came to his home near Waxhaw, North Carolina, in the vicinity of Richardson's Creek, "for a visit and to sell a negro lad.  Said he was in a hurry to sell and get home to Virigina for he and his wife only came out of Virigina to pay a visit to his people". there is no identification of "his people", but it is presumed that he was kin to the John Sibley who lived nearby.  Robert Sibley could have been the brother of John, a nephew or his son. Osbornes diary also mentions Elijah and Robert Sibley as being sons of John Sibley and that Robert lived in Virginia.  Census records show John Sibley as a head of family in Virigina in 1790.   In August 1802 Osborne wrote of going to a Methodist meeting and meeting "Esquire John Sibley who invited him to go home with him and have dinner with him and his son, Robert. Whether this is the robert Sibley who was trying to sell a negro lad in June 1802 or another Robert Sibley is not known.

 

Another John Sibley died in Fairfax County, Virginia, in 1850.  His Will lists children, William, John, Robert, Isaac, Mary Ellen and Caroline. This John Sibley could have been John3, b. 7 Sept 1680.  But, again, there is no documentation to confirm this supposition.

 

Another John Sibley married Sally Huey, daughter of Hercules Huey, Jr., and Isabella Smith.  He moved to Macon County, Alabama, and nothing further is known of him.  Hercules Huey, Sr., d. 1775, age 50, and his wife Catherine, d. 18 Nov 1808, age 80, are buried at the old Waxhaw Presbyterian Church near Lancaster, SC.

 

Very old records in Virginia, undated, name a John Sibley in the Lower Norfolk area, probably about 1630.  This John Sibley could also have been the ancestor of the Fairfax County John or of John of Mecklenburg County, or of both.

 

As stated, documentation is not available to establish a conneciton between the John Sibley of Mecklenburg County, NC and the John Sibley of Salem, Massachusetts.  Neither is documentation available to tie John Sibley of Fairfax County, Virginia, to John Sibley of Salem, Massachusetts, or John Sibley of Mecklenburg County, NC.  The confusion concerning the origin of this John is as great as that associated with the origin of the "first" John in Massachusetts.

 

There are some circumstances, however, that lead one to believe there might be a close conneciton between the Fairfax county Sibleys and the Mecklenburg County family.  I suggest that John Sibley of Mecklenburg County was the son of John Sibley of Fairfax county.  The proximity of the two areas, the diary references to kinship between Virginia and North Carolina Sibleys and the coincidence of the names William, John and Robert carried through several generations provides some indication of this connection.  I further suggest that Robert Sibley lived in Viriginia until sometime after 1802 when he moved to North Carolina to live with or near his fater, who must have died shortly thereafter at a very advanced age.

 

Franklin L Sibley wrote that Robert Sibley moved to Virginia in 1754 and married Jerusha Chandler in 1755 in Halifax County and that all their children were born there.  I have not located the marriage record, but the Chandler family was well represented in the area at that time, as was the Sibley family, some of whom live there today.

 

Land records show that John Sibley acquired several hundred acres on Waxhaw and Richard's Creek through purchase and State Grants beginning about 1790.  Tax records locate Robert Sibley in Charlotte County, Virginia, in 1782 and land records show that he sold 200 acres in Mecklenburg County, NC, in 1804 to Elijah Sibley, probably his son.

 

Robert Sibley's Will is filed in Mecklenburg County, NC dated 4 Sep 1809.  It names his children.  The combination of land and tax records in Mecklenburg County, NC, Halifax County, VA and Anson County, NC showing Sibleys owning large tracts of land before 1800 dove-tail with census data and names listed in the Wills of several Sibleys.  This has allowed a reconstruction of portions of the genealogy of this branch of the family with reasonable reliability.  Wills of Robert, Elijah and Elijah M. Sibley have been examined.  Each Will mentions the names of several children.

 

 

        Children of John Sibley and Mary are:

2.            i.   Robert2 Sibley, b. 1728, Leicester, England; d. 1809, Mecklenburg County, NC.

              ii.   William Sibley.

              iii.   Isaac Sibley.

             iv.   Mary Ellen Sibley.

              v.   Caroline Sibley.

 

 

Generation No. 2

 

2.  Robert2 Sibley (John1) was born 1728 in Leicester, England, and died 1809 in Mecklenburg County, NC.  He married Jerusha Chandler 1755 in Halifax County, VA.

Notes for Robert Sibley:

Robert was born in 1728 during a return visit of his mother, Mary to Leicester, England. Robert was then raised in the Beverly and Manchester, Massachusetts, area. He moved to Virginia in 1754.

 

 

        Children of Robert Sibley and Jerusha Chandler are:

3.            i.   John3 Sibley, b. 1757, Halifax County, VA; d. 1827, TN.

              ii.   Leonard Sibley, b. 1758, Halifax County, VA; d. 1832, Henry County, KY; m. Judith Booth, 1784, Prince Edward County.

Notes for Leonard Sibley:

They moved to Kentucky about 1816.

 

              iii.   Elijah Sibley, b. 1760, Halifax County, VA; d. 1832, Mecklenburg County, NC.

             iv.   Robert Sibley, b. 1763, Halifax County, VA; d. March 28, 1828.

              v.   Mary Sibley, b. 1765; d. 1834.

             vi.   Gabriel Sibley, b. 1767; d. 1834.

 

 

Generation No. 3

 

3.  John3 Sibley (Robert2, John1) was born 1757 in Halifax County, VA, and died 1827 in TN.

 

        Children of John Sibley are:

               i.   John4 Sibley, b. 1789.

              ii.   William Sibley, b. 1791.

4.           iii.   Robert Sibley, b. 1793.

             iv.   Henry Sibley, b. 1795.

              v.   Charles Sibley, b. 1797.

             vi.   Leonard Sibley, b. 1800.

 

 

Generation No. 4

 

4.  Robert4 Sibley (John3, Robert2, John1) was born 1793.

Notes for Robert Sibley:

Robert Sibley moved from North Carolina to Tennessee in 1818 and on to Alabama in 1821. He settled on Cedar Creek in Franklin County, near Russellville. Many of his descendents still live there.

 

 

        Children of Robert Sibley are:

               i.   Thomas Tanner5 Sibley, b. Abt. 1811.

              ii.   John Sibley, d. 1881.

              iii.   Mahaley Sibley.

             iv.   Sebrina Sibley.

              v.   Elizabeth Sibley.

             vi.   Caroline Sibley.

5.          vii.   Robert Campbell Sibley, b. January 13, 1823, Russellville, Franklin County, AL; d. December 05, 1894.

 

 

Generation No. 5

 

5.  Robert Campbell5 Sibley (Robert4, John3, Robert2, John1) was born January 13, 1823 in Russellville, Franklin County, AL, and died December 05, 1894.  He married Mary Caroline Rea February 10, 1848, daughter of Joseph Rea and Sara Reed/Reid.

Notes for Robert Campbell Sibley:

(Source is undocumented) Robert C and his family lived in a two story log house on a farm seven miles from what is now Russellville, AL., near the Village Farm area. He was a cotton farmer and owned a few slaves. He took his cotton to Tuscumbia, AL the nearest town at that time, to be ginned and sold. The trip of thirty miles required a total of four days by wagon. The men often camped out on Tuscumbia Mountain.

 

During the Civil War Mrs. Sibley dressed the little boys in long blue shirts (the style at that time) and placed them in the upstaris windows when word came that the Yankees were coming though the area. The Northern soldiers would pass on by, thinking the house was already occupied by northern soldiers, since the Union Army uniforms were about the same shade of blue.

 

Robert C. Sibley was a Justice of the Peace at Russellville, AL

 

 

 

        Children of Robert Sibley and Mary Rea are:

               i.   Louise6 Sibley.

              ii.   Joseph Clark Sibley, b. January 11, 1849, Franklin County, AL; d. December 13, 1926.

              iii.   Lieueen (Eliene M.) Sibley, b. October 26, 1851; d. December 13, 1926.

             iv.   John Nebraska Sibley, b. February 23, 1854, Franklin County, AL; d. March 26, 1949, Russelville, Franklin County, AL.

              v.   Mollie Sibley, b. April 22, 1860; d. October 14, 1881.

             vi.   Robert Oscar Sibley , Sr., b. October 26, 1862, Russelville, Franklin County, AL; d. June 27, 1928, Russelville, Franklin County, AL.

6.          vii.   Thomas Pinkney Sibley, b. September 01, 1856, Franklin County, AL; d. April 11, 1910, Franklin County, AL.

 

 

Generation No. 6

 

6.  Thomas Pinkney6 Sibley (Robert Campbell5, Robert4, John3, Robert2, John1) was born September 01, 1856 in Franklin County, AL, and died April 11, 1910 in Franklin County, AL.  He married Emma Ann Berryhill January 12, 1882.

 

 

Marriage Notes for Thomas Sibley and Emma Berryhill:

Thomas and Emma Ann lived in the old Sibley home place seven miles from Russellville, where they reared their family and engaged in farming.  After the two older daughters married, Thomas moved his family nearer to Russellville where the younger children continued their education and he continued

with his farming interest until his death.

 

 

        Children of Thomas Sibley and Emma Berryhill are:

               i.   Earl7 Sibley.

              ii.   Evelyn Sibley, d. January 25, 1969, Birmingham, Jefferson County, AL; m. Duane Egbert.

Notes for Evelyn Sibley:

The Egberts had no children.

 

              iii.   Mary Sibley, b. January 03, 1883.

             iv.   Linnie Sibley, b. August 26, 1884.

              v.   Hattie Bell Sibley, b. July 24, 1886.

             vi.   Charles Sibley, b. August 05, 1888.

            vii.   Cassie Wilma Sibley, b. September 09, 1890, Russellville, Franklin County, AL; d. April 01, 1990, Tuscumbia,  Colbert County, AL; m. Lester William Reed, December 18, 1912, Russellville, Franklin County, AL.

Notes for Lester William Reed:

The 1910 census for Franklin Co. (ED 8, Sheet 7 Vol 42), listed him as age 21 and living alone.  His occupation was listed as a bookkeeper in a store and he rented the house in which he lived.

 

The 1920 census (ED 5, Sheet 2, Line 85, Vol 17) had him living with his wife Cassie and daughter Virginia at 207 West Third St., Tuscumbia, Colbert Co, AL.  It listed his occupation as a retail merchant and the type of business is a grocery store.  His brother Omer also resided with them.  Omer's listed occupation was a bookkeeper in a bank.

 

            viii.   Bessie Sibley, b. January 05, 1893.

             ix.   Ralph Sibley, b. December 18, 1894.

              x.   Clyde Sibley, b. August 07, 1897.

 

 

  

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