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William Bradford REED (or REID see Note below)


Birth:  13 Jul 1814    Freeport, Maine

Death:  18 Nov 1895   Somerville, Massachusetts 

Father:   Stephen REED (1767-1863)  

Mother:   Mary GRANT    (            Birthplace:  Maine)


Spouses:  Mary Havilah MOREHOUSE 62

Birth:   8 Jan 1819  Hillsburgh, Nova Scotia

Death:   1905   Cambridge, Massachusetts at the home of Albert L. Reed

Father:   Samuel Morehouse

Mother:  Mary Keeser (Hall) 


Marriage  June 6, 1843



Clarence Gilman  (born May 23, 1844, Sandy Cove, NS)

Mary Alice (born August 11, 1846, Sandy Cove, NS.  Married Ephraim M. Nutting.  Died March 18, 1895)

Samuel Morehouse ( born June 16, 1849- [or 1848] Yarmouth, NS.  Married Julia Boynton))

William Killam (born August 28, 1851- [or 1850], Yarmouth, NS,  Married Florence Hoyt)

James Hall (born August 27, 1854 - died September 16, 1894)

Albert Larence (sic) (born September 11, 1856.  Married Katherine Hall)

Lucia Alden (born May 11, 1861  died June 1862)



1870 US Census - Massachusetts - family of William B Reed   -    click to enlarge
Notes for William Bradford REED or REID 
  • The Holy Bible (1847) of Mr. Wm B. Reed, Imbert, Nova Scotia,  was inscribed "Presented to C.G. Reed by his Father and Mother".  The entries for the children's names were spelt Reid .... including "William B. Reid born July 13, 1814".   Bible passed down through the estate of Beryl Reed Clegg.
  • Moved to Nova Scotia in 1836.  
  • "Date not recorded as to when they moved to Massachusetts or from where (just that they "came to Massachusetts") and lived for some years in Chelsea, afterwards moved to Somerville." 
Record of Death for William B Reed
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1880 US CENSUS - Chelsea, Suffolk, Massachusetts
 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 William B. REED   Self   M   Male   W   66   ME   Plasterer   ME   ME 
 Mary H. REED   Wife   M   Female   W   60   NS   Keeping House   NS   NS 
 William K. REED   Son   S   Male   W   27   NS   Plasterer   ME   NS 
 Albert L. REED   Son   S   Male   W   22   NS   Plasterer   ME   NS 
 James M. REED   Son   S   Male   W   25   NS   Plasterer   ME   NS 

Source Information:
  Census Place Chelsea, Suffolk, Massachusetts
  Family History Library Film   1254562
  NA Film Number   T9-0562
  Page Number   436D   


Holy Bible (1847) of Mr. Wm B. Reed, Imbert, Nova Scotia, "Presented to C.G. Reed by his Father and Mother" passed down through the estate of Beryl Reed Clegg.  The following information transcribed: children's names and birth dates; William's birth and death dates; Mary H Morehouse's birth date; marriage date; plus these names and dates:  James H Morehouse born June 6 1816, Mary H Morehouse born January 8 1819, Joseph S. Morehouse May 30 1822, John H Morehouse Dec 4 1827, David R Morehouse Aug 19 1835.

Family notes and letters.

Edwin C. Reed's "Genealogy and History of the Ancestry of Edwin C. Reed where within he notes " obtained from old records, from previous histories and personal recollections.  On the whole, however, the records herein may be taken as accurate."  and "For much of the information ... I am greatly indebted to the "History of the Reed Family" by Jacob Whittemore Reed published in 1861."