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Transcribed biography of William Reed

William Reed was born in Hamilton county, Ohio, Oct. 18, 1808, and is a son of John and Mary Reed, the former a native of North Carolina, and the latter of Kentucky. Mr. John Reed was a blacksmith, and he early learned this trade. His education was obtained in a log house, with slab seats which had no backs, and the fire-place extended across one end of the room. The children were all obliged to study the multiplication table (which was on the mantel-piece) while standing before the fire to warm. Mr. Reed came to this county in 1834. He was married in 1833 to Miss Anna Venorsdol, by whom he has had 8 children; of these, 6 are living, namely: Angeline, Emerrett, Arbella, James V., Sarah and Abraham M. Mr. Reed has resided nearly 30 years in Porter county, but near Westville. He also has engaged in farming.

Source: Charles C. Chapman & Company. 1880. History of La Porte County, Indiana: Together with Sketches of Its Cities, Villages, and Townships. Chicago, Illinois: Charles C. Chapman & Company. 914 p.
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