- Abt 1825
||REED Samuel |
||Cocke County, Tennessee
||Ancestors of Catherine Yvonne King | The Ancestors and Descendants of Johan Jakob Brown/Braun the "Waggonmaker".
||6 Jul 2006 |
- SOURCE NOTES FOR SAMUEL REED: Gowens, Reed, Kendrick, Robinson by Craig K. Gowens
Samuel recieved 400 acres in Greene County, TN in 1788
From Tennessee Land Grants: Vol II: Reed, Samuel ( G(reen)e) 1788, 400 a(cres), N(orth Carolina)
dist(rict), b(oo)k C, p(age) 174, g(rant) #716, warrant # 1522, also Book #1, page # 96
From North Carolina Land Grants recorded in Greene County, TN: No 716, Page # 238 for 10
pounds per 100 acres: to Samuel Reed 400 acres in Greene County on the south side of Nolachucky River on Big Creek, including John Coyby's improvement. Samuel Johnson at Fairfield. 11th July 1788.
From North Carolina Land Grants in Tennessee: No. 2257, Samuel Reed, 400 acres, 1788,
Greene County on big creek on the south side of Nolachuckee.
Born in Wales and settled on the Nolichucky River before 1790.
Samuel, though not mentioned by name, is found in this genealogy by his grandson Elijah H. Reed.
The genealogy he gives is inconsistent with itself as to the origins of his paternal grandmother, the wife of Samuel Reed, who is not name in the text either. Initially he says she is from Germany, but then later writes she was from Wales as he states Samuel is from. Reed is obviously not a Welsh name, so Samuel ( and presumably his parents ) may have only set sail from Wales, or the family moved to Wales( Probably from England ) prior to immigrating to the American Colonies.
MY GENEALOGY, AND LIFE AND TRAVELS, TOGETHER WITH A SKETCH OF THE MISFORTUNES
THAT HAVE BEFALLEN ME IN LIFE, June 3, 1866 by E.H. REED.
My grandfather on father's side was a native of Wales; he immigrated to America when a small boy,
before the Revolutionary War. My grandmother on father's side was a native of Germany. She also
came to America a small girl before the Revolution. Very soon after the war they were married in the
State of Pennsylvania and emigrated to East TN, then called the Territory of North Carolina. They settled on the waters of the Nolichucky River, in a section of the country that afterwards became
Cocke County, TN. There they raised the following family:
1.) John Reed, my father
2.) Rhoda Reed, who married Gabriel Holder
3.) Robert Reed, who went to Georgia a single man and the family heard no more of him;
4.) Jesse Reed, who died before he was grown
5.) Eliza Reed, who went to KY, and there married and raised a large family
6.) Nancy Reed, who married John Worth, my mothers brother, and they remained in Cocke Co., TN
until their death;
7.) George W. Reed, who was still in Cocke Co., TN the last I heard of him
8.) Elizabeth Reed, who married Zachariah McCone, they went to KY
9.) Margaret Reed, who married Tilchmond ( Tilmon ) Buckner and went to KY
My grandfather Reed died in Cocke Co., TN ( abt 1825 ) when I was about 20 years old; my grandmother Reed then went to KY to some of her children, a vey old lady, that is the last I ever heard
of her. This is about all I know of my father's family connection.
My grandmother's maiden name I never heard as I recollect. My grandfather and grandmother on father's side were both natives of Wales. They immigrated to America when they were both small, before the French War with the America Colonies. My grandfather Thomas Worth, was in the battle of
Braddock's Defeat, after that he was with George Washington through the whole of the Revolutionary struggle. At the close of the war he returned to Craven Co., NC near Newbern, and remained there until my mother was nearly grown; then he removed to Cocke Co., TN and settled on the French
Broad River, but staid there only for a few years, when he moved to Buncombe Co., NC and there remained until his death. He died when I was quite small; I can just recollect seeing him. I can't give the names of all of his children according to age, but I can give their names and locality;
1.) Thomas Worth, Jr. the oldest son, left his father in NC and went to Maryland where he married,
and from there he moved to New York, from whom sprang General Worth of the Mexican War
2.) Louis Worth went to TN and married a widow Mucelhang, and moved west of the Mississippi River before the cession of Louisianna to the United States, which was the last ever heard of him by our
3.) John Worth married Nancy Reed, my father's sister as before stated.
The girls names and marriages are as follows:
4.) Sitnah Worth married a man by the name of Richmond and he died, then she married Thomas
Love; she died without children
5.) Rebecca Worth married John Durham and moved to Kentucky and from there to Limestone Co., AL?
6.) Elizabeth Worth married Elijah Durham, brother of John Durham and moved to Kentucky.
7. ) Delilah Worth married Thomas Craig and moved to Virginia
8.) Susanah Worth married Thomas McMullen and moved to Stone River, TN
9.) Nancy Worth, my mother, married John Reed, my father, in Cocke Co., TN and remained but a
short time and moved to Buncombe Co., NC where I was born, February the 2nd, 1805, they staid there but a short time and went back to Cocke County, TN and remained there until my father's death in May,
1807, leaving my mother with two little boys, my brother, near 5 years older, and myself, all that was living of five children. My mother remained a widow about 4 years and married a man by the name of
John Martin, by whom she had 13 children of whom only five ever sucked. One boy and 4 girls were raised. I know but little about them; I had moved from that county ( Cocke Co., TN ) to Blount Co., TN
about 75 miles from there and only went to see her twice till her death. She died at about 65 years
of age; her mother lived to be about 112 or 115 years of age. I left my stepfather and mother at the age
of 16 years ( about 1812 ) and have shifted for myself ever since.
From the Genforum, Tennessee Board, Message # 19896:
Muster Roll East Tennessee Mounted Gunmen
Company under Capt. John Trimble,
Regiment Commanded by Colonel John Brown
Contributed by Janet Piccola.
This company of volunteers were in the service of the United States from the 20th day of January
1814 through discharge on the 20th day of May 1814. The East Tennessee Mounted Gunmen answered the call of General Andrew Jackson for a full-scale campaign against the Creek Indians.
This company fought the Battle of Horseshoe Bend on March 27, 1814.
DESIGNATION: East Tennessee Volunteer Mounted Gunmen
DATES: January 1814-May 1814
MEN MOSTLY FROM: Bledsoe, Roane, Anderson, Blount and Cocke Counties
CAPTAINS: John Chiles, Charles Lewin, James McKamy, Jesse Rainey, James Standifer, John
Trimble, William White.
This was the second regiment that Colonel Brown commanded during the war. With just over 200
volunteers in the unit, they were used primarily as guards for the supply wagons traveling through
Creek territory. As part of Doherty's brigade, they were put under the command of General John
Coffee at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend ( 27th March 1814) where they participated in the fighting. Their line of march took them from East Tennessee through Lookout Mountain, Fort Strother, Fort
Williams, and Fort Jackson. Colonel Brown was the sheriff of Roane County at the start of the war.
Text in Blue, courtesy TSLA Nashville Tennessee.
List of Volunteers:
1. John Trimble, Captain
2. Andrew Cowan, lst LT
3. John Wilson, Engsign
4. James Cunningham, Sergeant
5. Samuel Reed, Sergeant