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John Reed, Sr. (November 11, 1751 – February 17, 1831) was a Representative from Massachusetts.
Born in Framingham, Massachusetts, Reed moved with his parents to Titicut Parish, in the northwestern part of Middleboro, Massachusetts in 1756. He graduated from Yale College in 1772, studied theology, and was ordained as a Congregational minister in 1780. He served as a chaplain in the United States Navy for two years, then moved to West Bridgewater, Massachusetts in 1780, where he became pastor of the First Congregational Society, which position he retained until his death. He was elected as a Federalist to the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Congresses (March 4, 1795 – March 3, 1801). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1800. He again resumed his ministerial duties, and died in West Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. Interment was in the Old Graveyard.
He was the father of John Reed, Jr..
A biography of John Reed may be found in Source:Dexter, Franklin Bowditch. Biographical Sketches of the Graduates of Yale College With Annals of the College History, vol. 3, p. 453.
- ↑ General Society of Mayflower Descendants. Mayflower Families Through Five Generations: Descendants of the Pilgrims who landed at Plymouth, Mass. December 1620. (New England - United States: General Society of Mayflower Descendants., Various), 12:225-6.
- ↑ Sprague, William Buell. Annals of the American pulpit : or commemorative notices of distinguished American clergymen of various denominations, from the early settlement of the country to: or commemorative notices of distinguished American clergymen of various denominations, from the early settlement of the country to the close of the year eighteen hundred and fifty-five with historical introductions. (New York City, New York,: Robert Carter & Brothers, 1869), 143.
Dr. Reed died of lung fever, on the 17th of Febrary, 1831, in the eightieth year of his age.
- ↑ Reed, Jacob Whittemore. History of the Reed Family in Europe and America. (Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States: John Wilson and Son, 1861), 361.
- ↑ Dexter, Franklin Bowditch. Biographical Sketches of the Graduates of Yale College With Annals of the College History. (New York: Holt, 1885), 3:453.
- John Reed, Sr., in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
- ↑ West Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. Vital records of West Bridgewater, Massachusetts, to the year 1850. (Boston, Massachusetts: Published by the New England Historic Genealogical Society at the charge of the Eddy town-record fund, 1911), p. 214.
REED, John, D.D. [h. Hannah], [died] Feb. 17, 1831. GR1
[GR1=Old Grave Yard, South Street]
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