Gershom Gaylord Reed

Male 1794 - 1865  (71 years)


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  • Name Gershom Gaylord Reed 
    Born 14 Feb 1794  Amenia, Dutchess, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 29 Aug 1865 
    Age 71 years 
    Patriarch & Matriarch
    John Reed,   b. 16 Mar 1632, Wendron, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1730, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years)  (3 x Great Grandfather) 
    Elizabeth Northrup,   b. 1719, Litchfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1804, Armenia, Dutchess, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)  (Grandmother) 
    Person ID I7446  tree2019
    Last Modified 19 May 2020 

    Father Ancestors Gershom Reed,   b. 10 Mar 1749, Amenia, Dutchess, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jul 1829, Chatham, Columbia County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Ancestors Jerusha Castle,   b. 3 Jan 1751, Woodbury, Litchfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Oct 1831, Chatham, Columbia, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 28 Jun 1770  Amenia, Dutchess, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F4827  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Polly Bostwick 
    Children 
    Married: 1x1. Gershom N. Reed,   b. 31 Mar 1808,   d. 12 Jun 1876  (Age 68 years)  [natural]
    Married: 1x2. Mary Reed,   b. 1822, 3 Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 19 May 2020 
    Family ID F63651  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Saraotga Springs County Historian communication: Hi Linda,

      I apologize that this request went unanswered, thank you for sending it again. Unfortunately, we do not have any information on file for your Gershom Reed b. 1808 in Saratoga County. New York State did not require Vital Records to be kept until the early 1880s so we have no birth records from that time period. In looking through our Reed surname file we found a letter dated 1975 that was looking for the same information you were with no results as well.

      It appears there was a Gershom Reed living in Stephentown (Rensselaer County) on the 1790 Census and then in Chatham (Columbia Co.) on the 1800 Census. He was assessed there for a highway tax in 1801 and was still there in 1810. Could this be a father or another relative?

      Also, in the Genealogy of the Bostwick Family in America it states that Polly Bostwick b. Pittstown NY 9/25/1797 - d. 1851 married a Gershom Reed. It lists children as Robert, John, Phineus, Edwin, Mary and Charles. Perhaps you may want to look at this book.

      I apologize for the delay in getting back to you and regret that we don't have any information in our files to share with you. Good luck in your family research journey!

      Lauren Roberts

      Lauren K. Roberts

      Saratoga County Historian

      40 McMaster Street

      Ballston Spa, NY 12020

      (518) 884-4749

      lroberts@saratogacountyny.gov

      Tues.-Thurs. 9am-4pm
      5 years ago

      lindafharris29 ?: Gershom Reed living in Stephentown (Rensselaer County) on the 1790 Census and then in Chatham (Columbia Co.) on the 1800 Census. He was assessed there for a highway tax in 1801 and was still there in 1810.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2261] New York City, Marriages, 1600s-1800s, Genealogical Research Library, comp, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2005;).