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Christopher Reed
b.bef. 1756
d.bef. 20 August 1785
  • HChristopher Reedbef 1756 - bef 1785
  • WBarbara Gumbef 1760 -
m. bef. 1777
  1. Peter Reed1777 -
  2. Catherine Reed1781 -
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Name Christopher Reed
Gender Male
Birth? bef. 1756
Marriage bef. 1777 to Barbara Gum
Death? bef. 20 August 1785

Christopher Reed was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia

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Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:


  • Vol. 1 - AUGUST 20, 1785. - (250) Catharine Reid, aged 3 years 22d July last, daughter of Barbara Reid, to be bound.
  • Vol. 1 - Vol. 1 - DECEMBER 20, 1785. - (271) Henry Cease, aged 6 years and 3 months, to be bound to Francis Huff. Peter Reed, aged 7 years 20th April last, to be bound to Jacob Grove.
  • Vol. 2 - 1785---Page 1, orphans bound by order: (Sepetember), Cathrine Reid, daughter of Barbara Reed. (Note: Christopher Reed had apparently died prior to this date).
  • Vol. 2 - 1785---Page 1, orphans bound by order: (December), Peter Reed (aged 7 years, 20th April last) to Abram Grove. (Note: from this record, Peter, probable son of this Christopher Reed, must have been born on 20 April 1777)
  • Vol. 1 - JUNE 19, 1787. - (334) Following to be bound out: Polly Woland, to Charles Markle; Samuel Blakemore, to Abraham Rust: Peter Reed, to John Moore; William Breasline, 4 years old, to Thomas Mitchell; Henry Hatfield (formerly bound to John Francis, deceased), to Wm. Farris; John Reglan, to Jacob Peck; Sarah Blakemore, to Adam Bickle.
  • Vol. 2 - Marriage Bond - 1800--April 23, Jacob Runkle and Lewis Runkle, surety. Jacob Runkle and Catherine Reed, daughter of Christopher Reed and Barbara Reed. Latter consents. Teste: Peter Reed (Rhead, Read).


Information on christopoher Reed

From Excerpt From: Letter, Homer Jones to Gordon Walker, Dated December 7, 1957:


John Gum's wife predeceased him, her name was Alice, and I am confident that she was the mother of Patience rather than being a relatively late, or second wife of John. John's children were Jacob (Dorothy); Isaac; John; William; Abraham (predeceased his father); Patience; and probably another daughter, wife of Christopher Reed. [Source: http://www.dannychesnut.com/Family/chesnut1.html]