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REED Arthur

Male 1834/1836 - 1862


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  • Name  REED Arthur 
    Born  1834/1836  Cocke County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    _UID  4CF77148659A2F4499DC13A496B244274D32 
    Died  1862 
    Person ID  I4667  Ancestors of Catherine Yvonne King | The Ancestors and Descendants of Johan Jakob Brown/Braun the "Waggonmaker".
    Last Modified  21 Sep 2005 

    Father  REED *George W,   b. Abt 1785, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jul 1852, Newport, Cocke County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  TURNER Martha " Patsy",   b. Abt 1802, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1860 
    Married  14th October 1819  Cocke County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F1522  Group Sheet

    Family  JETT Martha E,   b. Mar 1841, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. REED Caroline Matilda,   b. Apr 1858, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. REED Robert,   b. 1860, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. REED Benjamin Franklin,   b. 23 Nov 1861, Coffee County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1942, Collin County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F1610  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • SOURCE NOTES FOR ARTHUR REED:

      According to a story handed down through the family, Arthur Reed was killed by his brother-in-law William S. Jett for wanting to join the Union Army during the Civil War. William, who attained the rank of Captain in the Confederate Army, later gained a footnote in history as an accomplice after the fact to the assasination of President Abraham Lincoln in 1865. William met Lincoln's assasin John Wilkes Booth and the would-be assasin of Andrew Johnson, David Herold, on the ferry crossing the Rappahannock River and found them refuged on the farm of Robert Garrett. William's father Edward Lee had apparently known
      Garrett as according to an account written by Garrett's son, William identified himself to Garrett as the son
      of " Your old friend Jett of Westmoreland County. When the Union forces found out Booth had crossed the river and spoken with Jett on the ferry, he was sought out and later found in Bowling Green, Virginia at the Star Hotel in a flagrante delicto with a young woman. With a pistol to his head, Jett gave up the location
      of Booth and Herold and reluctantly lead the troops to Garrett's farm where Herold was captured and
      Booth killed.