Descendants of James Harrison Reeder
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Contributed by
Richard A. "Dick" Hardesty.  Thanks, Dick!

Additions/Corrections welcomed!   


 

Descendants of James Harrison Reeder

Generation No. 1

1.  JAMES HARRISON3 REEDER  (JOEL2, JONATHAN1) was born 1819 in Kentucky, and died 1850 in unk.  He married SARAH P. WILLIAMS June 17, 1844 in Hamilton Co., IL.  She was born 1820 in Tennessee, and died 1850 in unk.

James, Sarah and their four children are listed on the 1850 Census of Hamilton Co., IL.  His occupation is listed as "laborer".  (Residence: 363/363)

Children of JAMES REEDER and SARAH WILLIAMS are:

                   i.       WILLIAM F.4 REEDER, b. 1842.

                  ii.       MATILDA CAROLINE REEDER, b. 1844.

2.              iii.       IRVING CHRISTOPHER REEDER, b. September 07, 1846, McLeansboro, 
        Hamilton county, Illinois; d. December 10, 1917, McLeansboro, Hamilton county, 
        Illinois.

                 iv.       MARION JUDSON REEDER, b. 1848.

Generation No. 2

2.  IRVING CHRISTOPHER4 REEDER (JAMES HARRISON3, JOEL2, JONATHAN1) was born September 07, 1846 in McLeansboro, Hamilton county, Illinois, and died December 10, 1917 in McLeansboro, Hamilton county, Illinois.  He married ANNA MARIA FULTON April 18, 1869 in McLeansboro, Hamilton county, Illinois.  She was born June 17, 1848 in unk, and died March 22, 1914 in McLeansboro, Hamilton county, Illinois.

Notes for IRVING CHRISTOPHER REEDER:

Irvin Reeder served with Grierson on what is known as "The Grierson Raid" during the Civil War. He belonged to Company H of the 6th Illinois Cavalry. He enlisted on February 29, 1864. He survived the war to draw a pension later in life from the U.S. Government of $23 per month. His brother Marion Judson Reeder served with the 6th Illinois Cavalry also, and enlisted on April 12, 1864. He died and is buried at Gravely Springs, Alabama. Both brothers were raised by John and Annie Belle Pratt.

Click here to view Irving's Obituary.

Children of IRVING REEDER and ANNA FULTON are:

                   i.       EMINNIE J.5 REEDER, b. February 06, 1870; d. 1914; m. EDWARD 
         DONLEY.

                            Notes for EMINNIE J. REEDER:
         The family called her "Minnie".

                  ii.        ANNA BELLE REEDER, b. July 18, 1872; d. 1913, unk; m. JAMES R. 
         WILSON.

                 iii.        MARY LUCRETIA REEDER, b. December 19, 1874; d. 1947, unk; m. JAMES 
         FAULKNER.

         Notes for MARY LUCRETIA REEDER:
         The family called her "Cretia".

                 iv.       CLARA CAROLINE REEDER, b. July 22, 1877; d. 1939, unk; m. WARNER  
         MALONE.

          Notes for CLARA CAROLINE REEDER:
         She was called "Carrie" by other family members.

                  v.       MARGARET E. REEDER, b. June 07, 1881; d. 1881, McLeansboro, Hamilton 
         Co., IL.

          Notes for MARGARET E. REEDER:
         Died as a young child, not surviving the year of her birth.

                 vi.       EMMA L. REEDER, b. February 23, 1883; d. 1971, unk; m. A.W. HAMILTON.

                vii.       ALTA A. REEDER, b. May 26, 1886; d. 1889, McLeansboro, Hamilton Co, 
        IL.

                           Notes for ALTA A. REEDER:
        She died as a young child, not surviving to her 3rd birthday.

3.             viii.       JOSEPH FIFER REEDER, b. April 09, 1889, McLeansboro, Hamilton county, 
        Illinois; d. November 27, 1955.

                  ix.       JASPER GUY REEDER, b. March 04, 1891; d. 1945, San Antonio, Texas; m. 
          KATE BIGGERSTAFF.

         Notes for JASPER GUY REEDER:
          Jasper died after suffering through tuberculosis.

Generation No. 3

3.  JOSEPH FIFER5 REEDER (IRVING CHRISTOPHER4, JAMES HARRISON3, JOEL2, JONATHAN1) was born April 09, 1889 in McLeansboro, Hamilton county, Illinois, and died November 27, 1955 in Port Allen, Louisiana.  He married INEZ MYRTLE CROSS 1911 in Mt. Vernon, Illinois, daughter of JOHN CROSS and OLIVE ELLIS.  She was born June 01, 1884 in Middle Creek, McLeansboro, Hamilton county, Illinois, and died November 24, 1959 in Port Allen, Louisiana.

Notes for JOSEPH FIFER REEDER:
Joseph was a baseball player as as a young man, but promised his mother on her deathbed that he'd quit. He played in the Minors for the Chicago White Sox and loved the game.

Click here to view Marriage announcement & Photos.

Notes for INEZ MYRTLE CROSS

Click here for the Cross lineage
Click here to read letter by Inez Cross Reader re. the Behme hanging.
 

Children of JOSEPH REEDER and INEZ CROSS are:

                          i.         ELEANOR ELIZABETH6 REEDER (JOSEPH FIFER5, IRVING CHRISTOPHER4, JAMES HARRISON3, JOEL2, JONATHAN1) was born April 25, 1913 in McLeansboro, Hamilton county, Illinois, and died July 22, 1981 in Port Allen, Louisiana.  She married CECIL SANDERS.  He was born December 24, 1909 in Vicksburg, Mississippi, and died September 13, 1977 in Houston, Texas.

                        ii.          JOSEPH FIFER REEDER6 JR (JOSEPH FIFER5 REEDER, IRVING CHRISTOPHER4, JAMES HARRISON3, JOEL2, JONATHAN1) was born December 26, 1914 in Des Moines, Iowa, and died January 19, 1988 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  He married ALMETUS MCKINLEY.  She was born January 22, 1916 in Grand Glaze, Arkansas.

                       iv.         JOHN ROBERT6 REEDER (JOSEPH FIFER5, IRVING CHRISTOPHER4, JAMES HARRISON3, JOEL2, JONATHAN1) was born November 17, 1918 in West Frankfort, Illinois, and died April 19, 1999 in Vicksburg, Mississippi.  He married MERCEDES GERACHE.  She was born September 18, 1920 in Vicksburg, Mississippi, 
and is still living.

                       iv.           INEZ POLLY6 REEDER (JOSEPH FIFER5, IRVING CHRISTOPHER4, JAMES HARRISON3, JOEL2, JONATHAN1) was born September 03, 1920 in Memphis, Tennessee.  She married MORRIS CLYDE WRIGHT.  He was born August 22, 1914 in Vicksburg, Mississippi.


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