JOHN FRANKLIN REED FAMILY

I’m not clear as of yet and will modify this page later when I get the entire story; but here goes. Jack Reed as his uncle Frank Reed before him had searched for many years to complete the Reed Family Tree. The courthouses were all burned so they couldn’t get any farther than John Franklin Reed 1803- abt1870 and Phoebe Harris Reed 1820-?. They found a lot of older John Franklin Reed’s but without any documents they couldn’t prove any of it. So, the story goes, John Franklin Reed got into some trouble and they had to move the family back to LaFollette, Campbell, Tennessee.

John Franklin Reed Family Tree

They had 5 known children. I guessed at some ages but I cannot find any trace of them.  Two daughters; Phoebe Reed (married John Shelton) and Ollie Reed. They had 3 sons; Dave, Charlie and John Franklin Reed.

John Franklin Reed Jr

John Franklin Reed b. May 1859 LaFollette, Campbell, Tennessee d: 1900 LaFollette, Campbell, Tennessee married 27 Aug 1877 at John Gentry’s home to Mary Emmaline Nickell 1857-1916. John D Bayes, Minister of the Christian Church performed the ceremony. Mary Emma was born in Andersonville, Kentucky which is now known as Magoffin County, Kentucky. She was the daughter of Francis Marion (1836-1863) and Mary Elizabeth Howard Nickell (1835-1937).

John Franklin Reed migrated to Magoffin County around 1864 at the age of 14 and lived and worked with Farish Arnett, the father of Jack, Lee and Gratz Arnett.  He made his living by farming and running log rafts on the Licking River. After his marriage to Mary Emma Nickell he settled around the mouth of Coon Creek and Cripple Creek area. He became terminally ill around 1895-1900 and his family from LaFollette, Tennessee took him along with is family to LaFollette where he died as was buried.  The family then moved back to Magoffin County and grew up in the Lick Creek-Cripple Creek area.  They had 9 known children. William Grats, Katherine “Kate”, Georgia, Ollie, Charles, Robert, Joseph, Jack, John Franklin Reed.

William Grats Reed

William “Grats” Reed the oldest son born May 18, 1878 Magoffin, Kentucky died February 22, 1917 in Magoffin, Kentucky (buried Cook Cemetery, Cripple Creek, Magoffin, Kentucky) married 26 Jul 1905 at J. N. Howard’s store house  to Margret Cook b: October 20, 1891 in Magoffin, Kentucky died January 26, 1912 in Magoffin, Kentucky. Margret Cook was the daughter of Havila “Viley” Cook (no info) and Marth Hammond 1865.

Their two children:

Charlie Reed: born 10 Apr 1907 in Magoffin (farmer) and died 24 Apr 1969 (buried Cook Cemetery. “Low Gap” on Cripple Creek, Magoffin, Kentucky) married 22 Mar 1933 by Noah Howard, Church of Christ Minister to Zelma Coffee b: 19 Aug 1911 Magoffin, Kentucky d: 18 Feb 1986 (buried by her husband) She was the daughter of Mort Coffey and Pocahontas Howard. They had 5 known children: d: Brondell Reed, d:Virginia Faye Reed, s: Robert “Jack” Reed, s: Harold James Reed, d: Sandra Sue Reed. ( The story goes that uncle Joe Reed and Virginia Blanton Reed took him in after the death of both parents but he decided to go live with the Cook family in Ohio).

Phebie Reed:  b: 20 May 1909 according to school records but she celebrated her birth 2 Apr 1909 in Bloomington, Magoffin, Kentucky (cook) died 24 AUG 1987 Middletown, Butler, Ohio (buried at Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, Ohio).

Phebia, Phebie, Feby in school and Phoebe on her marriage license, she married Kelley Adkins b: 15 Jan 1905 Magoffin, Kentucky (carpenter) d: 9 Aug 1983 Middletown, Butler, Ohio (buried in Prater Cemetery, Rock House, Kentucky) son of Jasper Adkins and Theresa Montgomery. They married in Greenup County, Kentucky on 22 Jul 1925 in front of two witnesses J.B. Dillow and Beverage Spears. Phebie was raised by her uncle Joe Reed on Pricey Creek.

They had 12 known children, Hassel (d), Lisa P (d), Charles Lee (d), Albert Roscoe aka Tom, Della Ruth aka Ruth(d), Russell B, Willie Louis (d), Edith (d), Mary Sue, Betty Lou, Denny Ray and Ella Mae Adkins.

Phebia Reed Adkins 1901-1987 one of two children born to William Grats Reed 1878-1917 and Margret Cook 1881-1912 both parents died very young so she was raised by Uncle Joseph “Joe” Reed 1892-1987 and his wife Virginia “Jennie” Blanton Reed 1892-1968. Both from Magoffin, Kentucky. Joe is buried in the Forks of Big & Little Pricey, Cisco, Kentucky. Even though they had 11 children of their own the took in a lot of children. Big hearted people and are owed a huge debt of gratitude.

Little know fact: Joe Reed – Uncle Joe Reed filed for her birth certificate. He stated all the info on it. Birth date was obtained from her school records, due to a fire in Magoffin County that destroyed all county records, He said that she was born in Salyersville and her mother was Margie Cook born in Bloomington and died in Salyersville. It states that Grats died in Johnson City, Tennessee (Carter County) but he has a Magoffin County, Kentucky death certificate. Grats & Margie were married in  in J. H. Howard’s Store House.

I’m hoping to find some of Charlie Reed’s family to fill in some gaps. I need info on Vibey Cook and Marth Hammond. Grats gave this info on Margret’s death certificate as her parents. I have searched all of the Magoffin County, Cook records and the only Cook’s I’ve found is Havilla Cook married to Martha Reed Cook with about a dozen or more children. Now Jack Reed, said he didn’t know the names of the Cook’s Charlie went to live with but their was a slew of them. I just cannot locate any. So, I’m really hoping to do that here.

Phebie Reed Adkins

5 Generations Family Tree Chart

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Grats Kentucky death certificate

Name: Crats Reed
Death Date: 22 Feb 1917
Death Location: Magoffin
Residence Location: Magoffin
Age: 38
Gender: Male
Ethnicity: White
Birth Date: 4 May 1878
Birth Location: Kentucky
Father’s Name: John Reed
Father’s Birth Location: West Virginia
Mother’s Name: Mary Nickell
Mother’s Birth Location: Kentucky

Informant: William Nickell of Bloomington, Magoffin, Kentucky. Buried in Elsie, Kentucky on February 24, 1917. Undertaker: William Nickell of Bloomington. Dr Signed: W. C. Conley in Salyersville, Kentucky stated that he attended the deceased from Jan 10, 1916 to Feb 22, 1917. Last time he saw him alive was Feb 20, 1917. His death occurred at 4:00 p.m. Cause of death: Tuberculosis of the lungs.

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Margret Cook Reed Kentucky death certificate

Name: Margret Reed
[Margret Cook]
Death Date: 26 Jan 1912
Death Location: Magoffin
Residence Location: Magoffin
Age: 20
Gender: Female
Ethnicity: White
Birth Date: 20 Oct 1891
Birth Location: Magoffin, Kentucky
Father’s Name: Vibey Cook
Father’s Birth Location: Kentucky
Mother’s Name: Marth Hamond
Mother’s Birth Location: Kentucky

A married housewife born in Magoffin, Kentucky: Informant: Grats Reed as M.D. Certified by undertaker: Robbert Reed of Gifford, Kentucky. Place of Burial or Removal: Gifford, Kentucky Date of Burial: Jan 20, 1912. Cause of death: No attending physician. (Ineligible) looks like to me a result of Tuberculosis of the lungs. Lot’s technical wording. Needs a doctor to translate. (Rough translation: Refrested by Clusbars Lubesaulo hers of lungs) Hey, I took a shot.

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Katherine “Kate” Reed(child of John Franklin Reed and Mary Emmaline Nickell) b: 18 Apr 1882 Magoffin, KY m. Orlando Howard b: 1871 son of Moses and Arzelia Howard. Both are buried at the Mouth of Coon.

Georgia Reed(child of John Franklin Reed and Mary Emmaline Nickell) b: Jun 1883 Magoffin, Kentucky d: LaFollette, Tennessee. Married 13 May 1903 Jacksboro, TN to John Gregg b: Lafollette, TN (both are buried in LaFollette)

Ollie Reed(child of John Franklin Reed and Mary Emmaline Nickell) b: 27 Dec 1885 Magoffin, KY d: 27 Dec 1945 Magoffin, KY (buried Mouth of Coon Cemetery) m. Jan 1905 to Harrison “Harris” Howard b: 4 Dec 1884 Magoffin, KY d: 16 Oct 1981 Wayne, MI, son of Moses and Arzelia Howard. Harrison and Orlando were brothers.

Charles “Charlie” Reed(child of John Franklin Reed and Mary Emmaline Nickell) b: 7 Jul 1887 Bloomington, Magoffin, Kentucky (coal miner, farmer, caretaker, in KY, New Mexico and Oregon) d: 24 May 1980 Corvallis, Benton, Oregon (buried OaklawnMemorial Cemetery, Corvallis, Oregon) m. Marelda Mary Chadwell aka “Relda” b: 19 Oct 1890 Habersham, Campbell, Tennessee d: 30 Jan 1966 Corvallis, Oregon (buried by her husband) daughter of James Chadwell and Ann Hendrix.

Robert “Bob” Reed(child of John Franklin Reed and Mary Emmaline Nickell) b: 1890 Magoffin, KY (farmer) d: 24 Apr 1925 Greenup, KY (buried in Greenup, KY) m. 22 Apr 1912 at the home f Permelia Howard to Maggie Howard b: 14 May 1891 Magoffin, KY d: May 1967 Chillicothe, OH (buried Greenlawn Cemetery, Chillicothe, OH), daughter of John Tom and Permelia Howard. She married William Floyd.

Jack Reed(twin) (child of John Franklin Reed and Mary Emmaline Nickell) b: 27 Mar 1892 Bloomington, Magoffin, KY d: 1919 Magoffin, KY. Never married.

Joseph Joe Reed(twin) (child of John Franklin Reed and Mary Emmaline Nickell) b:  27 Mar 1892 Magoffin, KY (carpenter and farmer) d: 17 Oct 1987 Harrodsburg, Mercer, Kentucky (buried Reed Cemetery at Forks of Big and Little Pricey, Cisco, Kentucky) m. 23 Dec 1914 Virginia “Jenny” Blanton b: 3 Nov 1892 Coon Creek, Magoffin, Kentucky d: 28 Jan 1968 Harrodsburg, KY (buried Reed Cem.) daughter of Andy Jack Blanton and Marry Belle Fugate.

John Franklin “Frank” Reed (child of John Franklin Reed and Mary Emmaline Nickell) b:  Mar 1897 Magoffin, KY (construction worker in Paintsville, KY) d:  4 Nov 1922 Paintsville, Johnson, Kentucky (buried in Mouth of Coon, Magoffin, KY. John Franklin was killed while he and his brother Joe worked on a bridge being built across the Big Sandy River. The mother of John Franklin’s son was Cynthia Blanton. Both mother and baby died within days of each other of measles in 1919. Grandmother Marry Belle Fugate died at the same time. All three were buried in the same grave at the head of Coon. His son, John Franklin Reed IV born and died 1919.

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I have the known the names of all known grandchildren but not the permission to print them. I may add some later in future posts.

26 Responses to “Reed”

  1. Sheila Says:

    From a newspaper clipping, The Salyersville Independent, Friday, August 6, 1954.

    “LOST” 53 YEARS, CHARLES REED IS VISITING BROTHER
    Charles Reed, son of John and Mary Nichols Reed, is visiting his brother, Joe Reed of Cisco. Just a routine “social item”. But Charles Reed left Magoffin County 50 years ago, and had not been heard from until just a few months ago, when he wrote his brother for information regarding his family. In that period, he lived in many sections of Kentucky and other states, and finally settled in Oregon, where he now lives at Corvallis. He has three sons and two daughters. Mr. and Mrs. Reed and their oldest daughter came Saturday for a month’s visit with relatives.”

  2. Nicholas Bottorff Says:

    The family listed is family of my mother, Ora Mae Reed Bottorff. She is the grand-daughter of Joseph “Joe” Reed born March 27, 1892. I believe the Jack Reed you refer to as the son of Frank Reed is not his son but his nephew. Frank Reed is my great uncle and Jack Reed is uncle.

  3. Sheila Says:

    You’re absolutely right. I didn’t even catch that. I was very sorry to hear about Jack, I missed the funeral. I got the email far too late. I will correct that.

    But hey, now that I have your attention, do you have anything more to add here? I have 4 or 5 of the Reed books here in my office, and my dad’s extra copy. But there are still a lot of blanks to fill in. I’m working on the Cook side, I guess Havila’s wife was a Reed but don’t know where she came from or is related to. And one of the books says, that these Reed’s aren’t related to those Reed’s, but they have to be. Any ideas?

  4. Nicholas Bottorff Says:

    Thank you for such a quick response. I didn’t anticipate that.

    I believe the book is correct in that my family is not related to those Reed’s. I know that is what Uncle Jack believed. Whether or not I can’t say for sure.

    Just to let you know we are planning a trip to the old homeplace on Pricey this weekend June 26-28. We will be having a service at the the Reed Cemetery on Sunday at 10am.

  5. Sheila Says:

    I wish I could go to the service…

    I’m never too far from the net. This is the world in which we live today. It’s what I do and stay pretty busy at it. I was glad to hear from you again. Jack had invited me last year, to the June reunion at Pricey, he gave me directions, I can’t remember ever going but I didn’t get the date on it. I was going with my uncle Denny but it just didn’t work out. Maybe next year; but doubtful. LOL Please send pix, I love pix! Lot’s and lot’s of pix to vvsfan@msn.com.

    Now as for them not being related: Even my uncle Denny said, they had to be. We need some positive direct “male” lineage “Reed’s” from our line and one or two from their Reed line to swab their cheeks and send that in for a DNA testing to verify if they are from a common ancestor and if so who? If our John Franklin Reed’s people share gene links from Ben’s side, then we have a starting place and they are related. And a bonus is that they know where Ben came from. LOL

    I’ve contacted LaFollette and they have no clue as to the Reed families there, so the family must not have stayed. I’m trying to track land ownership to the farm, to see “who” did in fact, live in LaFolette in 1900 as the family claims. But I will keep studying the books and see what I can come up with. It’s a great time since North Carolina and Tennessee are releasing more and more data from their records.

    I really do believe they are from the same line, so we need to investigate that further. But we need to to find out where John Jr ended up with wife Phoebe Harris Reed and the 5 kids. I’ve never found one. I thought I had found the Shelton’s but nope, wrong family so I’ll keep trying and hope others will as well.

    We only need one of their grand kids to come forward and say, “We’re Here!

  6. jeff reed Says:

    does anybody know the dates for the 2010 reed reunion.thanks and god bless

  7. jeff reed Says:

    jeff reed (reed.jeff79@yahoo.com

  8. Dorianne Houser Says:

    Hello! Are you still looking to fill in the gaps on Charles Reed, who was married to Marelda Chadwell? If so, I can help. He was my great-grandfather. His son, Lincoln Reed was my grandfather. We lost him in October, and we have been trying to fill in some gaps ourselves!

  9. Sheila Says:

    Dear Dorianne,

    Absolutely, I did learn that Lincoln passed back in October, I told someone that I would back post his obit & family tree and I apologize that I haven’t done it yet. The only information I have is what she had sent me, but I’m open to whatever you may want to share. I do have a complete TIFF file of the REED family tree books, compliments of my Uncle Denny. So if I don’t have it already on my family tree, I can cross reference the books. I’m ready to share.

    Thanks for your comment and Welcome to the Family,
    Sheila Jean Adkins Metcalf

  10. Wanda Lynn Reed Wood Says:

    Hello,
    I am the second child of Edda Lea (Richards) and Lincoln Reed. Charlie Reed was my Grandfather and I LOVED him dearly!! Dorianne Houser is my beautiful niece! I am looking for the names of the parents of Charlie Reed. I am doing the Native American and Irish genelogy. Thank you very much for ANY information.

  11. Sheila Says:

    Dear Wanda,

    Hello, I’d love to pick your brain for some details here. I don’t have Edda Lea’s birth record. I know they married 18 Oct 1948 but no place. And about 100 other questions, but I’ll try to answer yours first. Charles “Charley” Reed (1887 – 1980)
    Marelda Mary “Relda” Chadwell (1890 – 1966)

    Charles “Charley” Reed
    Birth 7 Jul 1887 in Magoffin, Kentucky
    Death 24 May 1980 in Corvallis, Benton, Oregon
    s/o John Franklin Reed
    Birth May 1859 in North Carolina
    Death 1900 in La Follette, Campbell, Tennessee
    Mary Emmaline Nickell (1857 – 1916)

    See the Reed Page for the rest,
    Best Wishes,
    Sheila Jean Adkins Metcalf

  12. Wanda Lynn Reed Wood Says:

    Dear Sheila, In answering your question re: Where my parents were married? They were married in Corvallis, Oregon. It was my Mother, Edda Lea, that found Grandpa Reed’s Kentucky brother for him. That being my Uncle Joe. She, also found my Grandma Reed’s brother for him. My brother, Edward Joseph Reed was named after Uncle Joe Reed.I, my sister, Sue Ellen and brother Joe, spent a lot of time with Grandpa and Grandma Reed. The last time I seen my Grandpa alive, was when I went to his home at Camp Adair and brought him up to my home in Lebanon, Oregon. We had a wonderful day together. He enjoyed my garden and my horses. I had a little Paint filly in for training and he told me that would have been his mother’s favorite. I wrote in my journal that night. I just read it again. If you would like me to copy it and E-mail or send it to you, I would be happy to do so. I did get to see my Aunt Anna a few years back. When I worked for the newspaper in Albany, Oregon: I would visit my Aunt Goldie and take her food. She lived a lone. Grandpa Reed told me that she reminded him of his Mother. He loved his Mother. I will not go on and on here, but, as I said; I would be glad to share my memories of Grandma and Grandpa Reed. Dori is doing the Reed’s. I am mostly interested at this date with the Native American connection. Grandpa Reed always told us kids, that his Mother was a Cherokee Princess. I always thought he was saying, “she was wonderful”.
    Thank you for replying so quickly and giving me the info. I still believe that the John Franklin Reed’s were of Irish decent, also.

    Sincerely,
    Wanda Wood
    rawawoody@aol.com

  13. Wanda Lynn Reed Wood Says:

    Forgot: Edda Lea Richards
    born: 2-07-33
    Belfountain, Oregon

  14. Sheila Says:

    Dear Wanda Lynn,

    I did enjoy reading about your memories of your Grandfather and would love to read whatever you would like to share. Mary Emmaline Nickell, was a Blackfoot Indian, as the family tells, but all records indicate that she was white, so I’m not sure either way since the story of why John Franklin Reed went into hiding, wouldn’t make any sense.

    Please do share, my email address is vvsfan@msn.com

    As always,
    Sheila Jean Adkins Metcalf

  15. Webber Says:

    Dear Sheila, In answering your question re: Where my parents were married? They were married in Corvallis, Oregon. It was my Mother, Edda Lea, that found Grandpa Reed’s Kentucky brother for him. That being my Uncle Joe. She, also found my Grandma Reed’s brother for him. My brother, Edward Joseph Reed was named after Uncle Joe Reed.I, my sister, Sue Ellen and brother Joe, spent a lot of time with Grandpa and Grandma Reed. The last time I seen my Grandpa alive, was when I went to his home at Camp Adair and brought him up to my home in Lebanon, Oregon. We had a wonderful day together. He enjoyed my garden and my horses. I had a little Paint filly in for training and he told me that would have been his mother’s favorite. I wrote in my journal that night. I just read it again. If you would like me to copy it and E-mail or send it to you, I would be happy to do so. I did get to see my Aunt Anna a few years back. When I worked for the newspaper in Albany, Oregon: I would visit my Aunt Goldie and take her food. She lived a lone. Grandpa Reed told me that she reminded him of his Mother. He loved his Mother. I will not go on and on here, but, as I said; I would be glad to share my memories of Grandma and Grandpa Reed. Dori is doing the Reed’s. I am mostly interested at this date with the Native American connection. Grandpa Reed always told us kids, that his Mother was a Cherokee Princess. I always thought he was saying, “she was wonderful”.
    Thank you for replying so quickly and giving me the info. I still believe that the John Franklin Reed’s were of Irish decent, also.
    +1

  16. Hanna263 Says:

    Dear Sheila, In answering your question re: Where my parents were married? They were married in Corvallis, Oregon. It was my Mother, Edda Lea, that found Grandpa Reed’s Kentucky brother for him. That being my Uncle Joe. She, also found my Grandma Reed’s brother for him. My brother, Edward Joseph Reed was named after Uncle Joe Reed.I, my sister, Sue Ellen and brother Joe, spent a lot of time with Grandpa and Grandma Reed. The last time I seen my Grandpa alive, was when I went to his home at Camp Adair and brought him up to my home in Lebanon, Oregon. We had a wonderful day together. He enjoyed my garden and my horses. I had a little Paint filly in for training and he told me that would have been his mother’s favorite. I wrote in my journal that night. I just read it again. If you would like me to copy it and E-mail or send it to you, I would be happy to do so. I did get to see my Aunt Anna a few years back. When I worked for the newspaper in Albany, Oregon: I would visit my Aunt Goldie and take her food. She lived a lone. Grandpa Reed told me that she reminded him of his Mother. He loved his Mother. I will not go on and on here, but, as I said; I would be glad to share my memories of Grandma and Grandpa Reed. Dori is doing the Reed’s. I am mostly interested at this date with the Native American connection. Grandpa Reed always told us kids, that his Mother was a Cherokee Princess. I always thought he was saying, “she was wonderful”.
    Thank you for replying so quickly and giving me the info. I still believe that the John Franklin Reed’s were of Irish decent, also.

    +1

  17. Cathy Toller Says:

    Joe Reed is my GreatGrandfather…Mary Bell Reed Gullett is my grandmother I always heard she was Native American. Loved reading all this, If I can help in anyway please let me know.

  18. Wanda Lynn Reed Wood Says:

    I would LOVE to hear memories about my Uncle Joe Reed. Did he have a love of horses? I enjoyed listening to him and my Grandpa (Charley Reed) talk about their youth. This was during the time that Uncle Joe came to Oregon.

  19. Sheila Says:

    Dear Wanda,

    I hope you get a chance to talk to Uncle Denny or one of the my aunts. They have a lot more first hand knowledge of him than I do. With your permission I can email him you email address & any questions that you may have. I think you’d enjoy talking with him. He’s so sweet and very helpful. I think he’s my favorite uncle and he’s so helpful.

    As always,
    Sheila Jean Adkins Metcalf

  20. Cathy Says:

    Joe Reed had a little store in is barn. sold everything. Rode his donkey to places to get the supplies he needed for the store.

  21. Wanda Lynn Reed Wood Says:

    Dear Shelia – So sorry I have been so long getting back to your wonderful site. My mother; Edda Lea had a very serious medical experience last December and we nearly lost her! She is home and doing pretty good now. Then my husband’s Mother experienced a severe stroke, so we have been very busy with our Mom’s.
    You certainly may give my E-mail address to Denny. Would love to hear from him! Hope all of you are doing well. We are busy getting ready for winter, as it has been freezing here this past week. We are harvesting the garden veggies right now. Had an excellent potato and onion harvest this year. Takecare and hello to all!
    Wanda

  22. Stephanie Gullett Says:

    Hey:) Joe Reed is my great grandfather.I remember him well, though I was seven years old when he died. My great grandmother Virginia “Jennie” was blind. My father said he used to sit by her bedside and read the Bible to her and she could smell him smoking a pipe though she couldnt see her nose worked LOL. My grandpa was a gentleman. In the eighties,he still thought you could get a whole grocery cart full for $5. A sweetheart. On Easter,he showed me where all the eggs were hidden. I remember him laughing as all the other kids went hunting and I went gathering…Haha. Thanks so much for sharing. I stumbled across this as I am searching for my Native heritage/Cherokee…You seem to be good at this,feel free to help.LOL.
    Joe & Jennie had a daughter named Mary Bell Reed whom married Robert Gullett whom had my Daddy,Jerry Gullett Whom married my Mother Margaret Freeman …and Im Stephanie Gullett-Nice to meet ya!

  23. Stephanie Gullett Says:

    So what is the Native connection here? I found Joe and Frank Reed on the Cherokee Role Search but Id like to know tribe and location. I know Grandpa’s family is part Indian, but doesn’t anyone in our family know the tribe name?

  24. Sheila Says:

    I wrote an entire comment, but have no idea where it went. Okay, let’s start over, until the other one shows up from cyberspace and I sincerely hope it does, because that was a lot of detailed info. This is the condensed version.

    Hi! Its nice to meet you.

    Long story short, my Grandma was Pheba Reed Adkins aka Phebie. Her parents died very young. She was then raised by Uncle Joe Reed and Jennie Blanton Reed. I was told Jennie took everybody in, it was just whom she was. Uncle Troy (MaryBelle’s son) was raised by them as well as her brother. Her biological brother Charlie Reed was raised by the Cook family.

    As for the Cherokee line – on my blog – this ties into the Adkins line – it where the family lines split and has caused more than one family argument, I mean, discussion.

    In my earlier missing/lost comment I had discussed our “Reed Family Lore.” In short, I honestly believe that John Franklin Reed changed his Surname to “Reed,” but have no proof. Neither Frank nor Jack Reed, Uncle Denny Adkins nor I can find any one living or dead that can tie them to the Reed family from laFollettte (pronounced La Fit), Tennessee. They did come when he passed away & took his body back to the family farm where he was buried. I’ve been to LaFollette myself, its a beautiful place, but no info to be found.

    I know this hasn’t been of any help, but it’s nice to meet you. I do appreciate you sharing your comments.

    Thanks as always & Welcome to the Family,
    Sheila Jean Adkins Metcalf

  25. Wanda Lynn Wood Says:

    Hello Everyone! Nice to meet you Stephanie! I would love to know about anything you find in connection to the Reed’s and Cherokee’s. It would be nice to settle it one day. Take care and have a very nice day!
    Wanda L. Wood

  26. stephanie gullett Says:

    Thanks everyone and im still on my cherokee mission.hugs

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