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GEORGE MOSES REED

 GEORGE MOSES REED an honored veteran of the civil war, lining a retired life at Langhorne, was born November 23, 1839, in Ireland, whence he was brought to America at the age of five years by his parents. David and Jane (HUNTER) REED.  His grandfather was Moses REED.

     The Public schools of Philadelphia and the Bensalem school provided him his educational privileges, and after putting aside his text books he assisted his father on the home farm, gaining practical and comprehensive knowledge of the best methods of conducting agricultural pursuits.  In 1866 he began farming on his own account on land owned by Alexander SCHRIVER, of Hartford county, Maryland, where he remained for eight years.  On leaving that locality he came to Bucks county, Pennsylvania, and purchased his present fine farm in Middletown township, where he still remains.  At the time of the Civil war Mr. Reed enlisted for service in the Union army as a member of Company K. Thirteenth Regiment, Pennsylvania Cavalry, with which he served throughout the period of hostilities, and then received an honorable discharge in Philadelphia, on the 25th of August, 1865, being mustered out at Camp Cadwallader.  Mr. REEDís was an active campaign, for he took part in many skirmishes and in a number of important engagements, including the battles of Winchester, Strasburg and two engagements at Martinsburg, South Mountain, and the seven days battle of the Wilderness.  He was twice wounded, once at Winchester and again at Culpeper Courthouse.  He now belongs to H. Clay BEATTY Post. No 73. G. A. R., at Bristol.  He is also a member of Neshaminy Lodge. No. 422. I. O. O. F., has taken the encampment degrees, belongs to the Knights of Pythias Lodge, No. 100, to the Knights of the Golden Eagle, No. 262, at Langhorne, and of the last named has been a trustee for eight years.  In his political views Mr. REED is a stalwart Republican, and has served his township as supervisor of roads for six years, during which time great improvement, has been made in the roads in this section of the state.  He is recognized, as a painstaking efficient and honorable official and citizen, and his co-operation can always be counted upon to aid in any progressive measure for the general good.  He was one of the directors of the board of education of Middletown in 1895 and 1896.  In 1903 he sold his magnificent farm to the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, receiving there-from the price which he asked, and which was a handsome increase, over the original cost.  He now resides at Langhorne, enjoying the fruits of his active life.

     On the 2d of April, 1863, Mr. REED was married to Miss Mary Jane SHARKEY, of Middletown, Pennsylvania, a daughter of William and Ellen SHARKEY, who are both deceased.  They have become the parents of ten children: David Lincoln, born September 28, 1864, was married April 13, 1896, to Mazie GAFFNEY. William born September 14, 1866, married Minnie Viola Phillips, on the 14th of March, 1894, and they have one son, William Hervey, who was born December 16, 1894, Mary Jane REED, twin sister of William, was married April 24, 1889, to Samuel C. BUNTING of Bensalem, and they have three children-Charles Henry BUNTING, born January 23, 1891;George Moses BUNTING, born March 5, 1892; and Mary Jane BUNTING, born April 25, 1899.  Emma REED, born January 17, 1868, is unmarried and resides with her parents.  Frederick Shriver REED, born June 29,1869, was married March 23, 1892, to Mary Reed, and they have one child, George Moses, who was born May 18, 1893.  Robert Hunter REED, born February 20, 1871, was married April 21, 1894, to Josephine ROBINSON, and they have one child, Mary Jane REED, born September 9, 1894.  George Mann REED, born May 8, 1874, was married May 10, 1898, to Marion HELLINGS.  James Field REED, born November 29,1876.  Henry Gaw REED, born November 1, 1878. Pierson Mitchell REED, born July 8, 1880.  The children were educated in the public schools of Langhorne.   James F., Henry G., and Pierson M., reside on the farm, assisting in farm work.  These boys are all good Republicans, like their father.  Mr. REED is an owner of real estate in Langhorne borough, having several houses there. 

 

 

 

 

Text taken from page 694 of: 

 

Davis, William W. H., A.M., History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania [New York-Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1905] Volume III

Transcribed May 2007 by Joan Lollis as part of the Bucks Co., Pa., Early Family Project, www.rootsweb.com/~pabucks/bucksindex.html

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