Person:Joseph Reed (28)

Joseph Reed
m. Est. 1743-1748
  1. Joseph ReedEst 1746 to 1750 - 1798
  • HJoseph ReedEst 1746 to 1750 - 1798
  • WMary McClureAbt 1746 -
m. Est. 1768-1775
  1. Jean ReedAbt 1777 - Bef 1821
Facts and Events
Name Joseph Reed
Gender Male
Birth? Est. 1746-1750 Prob. Augusta County, Virginia
Marriage Est. 1768-1775 to Mary McClure
Death? 1798

About Joseph Reed

Details are sketchy on this Joseph Reed. He is the supposed son of Joseph Reed, and early settler of Augusta County, Virginia that lived first in Beverley Manor and later to the south on the Borden Tract. This Joseph has been placed as a probable son of the elder Joseph Reed and his wife Elizabeth, based upon many records of Joseph Reed Sr. and the family of Nathaniel McClure, which indicate a close relationship between the families.

This Joseph Reed married Mary McClure, daughter of Nathaniel McClure, who died abt. May 1761 in Augusta County. In his will, (among others), he named a daughter Mary. The relationship of Joseph Reed as a son-in-law to Nathaniel is proven in the estate settlement of Nathaniel McClure, listing Joseph Reed as "one of the heirs" of Nathaniel, which he would have been, since he married Nathiel's daughter Mary:

  • Page 45.--23d September, 1767. Mary McClure's settlement of estate of N, (Nathaniel) McClure--Cash paid for funeral expenses for my child; cash paid for schooling the children; cash paid Halbert McClure, one of the heirs; cash paid Joseph Reed, one of the heirs; cash paid James McClure, his part; cash paid Nathl. McClure, his part; cash paid Jno. Smiley, his part; cash paid Thos. McClure, his part; cash paid Margt. McClure, her part; cash paid Moses McClure, his part. Recorded on motion of Baptist McNabb.

Records of Joseph Reed in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley's:

  • Page 200--22d November, 1773.-- John Macky's will--To wife, Mary; to son, Henry, a plantation in Forks of James River in Botetourt County, 170 acres; to son, William, 360 acres the testator lives on; to daughter, Jane; to daughter, Mary: to daughter, Esther; to daughter, Betsy. "Until my children come to full age." Executors, wife Mary, brother-in-law Wm Porter, Henry McClung. Teste: Archibald Alexander, Joseph Reed, John Peoples. Proved, 15th March. 1774, by the witnesses. Executors qualify (Mary __ her mark) with Saml. McDowell. John Porter. (Note: Joseph's daughter married into the McKee family)