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George Reed

George Reed

Male 1758 - Bef 1837  (~ 85 years)

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  • Name George Reed 
    Born Between 1752 and 1758  Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Deed 9 Feb 1816  Montgomery County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died Bef Dec 1837  Floyd County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Per Susan Jurban
      I'm fairly certain that George Reed, Sr.'s wife, Anna was not a Wigginton. Dr. Wood states: "About 1770 George Reed, whose wife was a Miss Wigington, came with his brother-in-law from Franklin County across the Blue Ridge Mountains and settled on the north side of Wills Ridge. Wigington settled on the south side of this ridge and the two took up several thousand acres of land."

      Per the VA State Library, three land grants for a total of 1,535 acres were issued for George Reed & John Wiggington; however in 1818 & 1819, not ca. 1770.

      1 July 1818 Montgomery County 400 acres on the head waters of Beaver Creek, waters of Little River, adj. Andrew Reed, grants 67, p. 425.

      1 July 1819 Montgomery County 195 acres on the south side of Esther's Creek, waters of New River, grants 68, p. 240

      1 July 1819 Montgomery County 940 acres on the head waters of Beaver Creek, waters of Little River, grants 68, p. 242.

      Which George Reed were these grants for? Certainly not George Reed, Sr., who m. Anna as he d. 1807 Montgomery County, VA. Per his will, he had 293
      acres on Little River, a branch of Beaver Creek, adj. to Carter Cox, Charles Simmons & Andrew Reed. This land was granted to George in 1788 per VA land grant:

      Reed, George, Sr. 14 April 1788 Botetourt County 293 acres on the Gap Fork of Beaver Creek, a branch of Little River, grants 16, p. 242

      I have searched the Montgomery County, VA land tax lists & deed books and feel that the George Reed who was granted the land with John Wiggington
      was George (Jr.) who m. 1786 to Nancy McGeorge. John Wiggington m. 5 September 1787 Bedford County, VA to Margaret McGeorge, who was most likely a sister to Nancy, and d/o John McGeorge, d. 1794 Bedford County, VA. This would mean that George Reed and John Wiggington were brother-in-laws through their marriages to the McGeorge sisters, and probably the "brother-in-laws" who "the two took up several thousand acres of land" were that Dr. Wood was referring to in his sketch; however he was apparently confused to some of the facts. This information clearly suggests that the Anna who m. George Reed, Sr. was not a Wiggington. Also, the only known record that we have for her that gives her first name was from their d. Sally's marriage record, that lists Sally as d/o George & Anna, not Nancy.

      The land tax records indicate that George Reed, Jr. only paid taxes on this property for several years, and then Griffith Reed (m. Olive Reed, d/o
      George) started paying taxes on this property. There is no record in the deed books that this property was transferred to Griffith; however in a
      law suit of Ormand Delong & his wife, Sarah (d/o George Reed) vs. the heirs of George Reed, there are two deeds for this property that George deeded to Griffith in 1822. Apparently the deeds were executed, but never recorded.
    Person ID P235  Burress Genealogy of Virginia
    Last Modified 5 Jun 2015 

    Father George Reed Sr.,   b. 1725, Franklin County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1807, Montgomery County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Anna Mclaughlin,   b. 1735, Prince William County, Va Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1807, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 73 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 1754  Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1034  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Nancy McGeorge,   b. 1760, Franklin County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1850, Floyd County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 91 years) 
    Married 13 Jul 1786  Montgomery County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    George Reed & Nancy McGeorge Marriage Bond
    George Reed & Nancy McGeorge Marriage Bond
    Children 
     1. Nancy Anna Reed,   b. 1777, Franklin County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1878, Floyd County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 101 years)  []
     2. Sarah Reed,   b. 1790, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1840-1850, Floyd County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)  []
     3. George Reed  []
     4. Humphrey P. Reed  []
     5. Margaret Reed  []
     6. Michael Reed  []
     7. Olive Reed,   b. 1802  []
     8. Peter Reed  []
    Last Modified 6 Jul 2015 
    Family ID F1033  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Between 1752 and 1758 - Virginia, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 13 Jul 1786 - Montgomery County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeed - George Reed, Sr. & Nancy his wife and George Weaver for $140, a part of land on the waters of Bever Creek, a branch of Little River adjoining the land of Robert Grimes where Jeremiah L. Ratliff and John Tice formerly lived containing 144 acres being part of a tract of 1,100 acres of land granted to said George Reed by patent bearing date _______(not listed) signed: George (his x mark) Reed, Nancy (her x mark) Reed recorded: February Court 1816 - 9 Feb 1816 - Montgomery County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Bef Dec 1837 - Floyd County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S51] Floyd County Deed Books, DB F, pg. 85.
      transcribed by: Susan M. Jurban April, 2001, LDS films 0032611, 0032612, 0032613.