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MOSHER Family History, Part V

January 2017

Israel REED (Jr.) (1834-1867)Top

1DBI13.Israel Reed (Jr.) was born March 9, 1834, in Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts. He married Sarah E. Sampson by 1860 and had two children before his early death:

1DBI131. Cynthia Maria Reed 9 Sep 1864 25 Jul 1893 (28)
1DBI132. Israel Albert Reed 4 Nov 1866 (1940) (73)

Israel and Sarah wed by 1860 when they were enumerated with William and Elizabeth Cowen family, likely Sarah relatives on her mother's side, in North Dartmouth. Israel was recorded as a seaman.[Cen 1860]

Israel and younger brother Leonard, both recorded as mariners, registered for the draft on June 30, 1863.[Draft 1863]

The Reeds were enumerated in Dartmouth in 1865 near the Blossom family (into which Israel's younger brother John Leonard married) and the Benjamin and Philinda Sampson family, possibly Sarah's family.[Cen 1865]

Israel Reed (Jr.) died of heart disease while at sea on June 9, 1867. He was only 33 years old.[Dth 1867]

After Israel's death, Sarah and her two children lived in North Dartmouth near the Benjamin and Sarah Blossom family, which brother John Leonard married into.[Cen 1870]

Daughter Cynthia Maria (Reed) Durfee died of an abdominal tumor on July 25, 1893, at her home in Fall River. She was only 28 years old.[Dth 1893]

Sarah eventually remarried to 76-year-old widower John W. Chase, a carpenter in Dartmouth, on December 10, 1908, in Westport. She was 69 years old.[Mar 1908]

After their marriage, Sarah and John lived along Prospect Hill Road in North Dartmouth, which was enumerated after Faunce Corner Road to the west of Hixville, and before Phillip's Road and Pine Island Road, to the north of Faunce Corner Road. Enumerated nearby was Israel's younger brother John.[Cen 1910]

Shingle Island Cemetery
Shingle Island Cemetery (also known as the Poole Family Burial Ground) is a lost cemetery in North Dartmouth on land formerly owned by Jacob Poole. It is recalled to have been near 958 Hixville Road, just north of where Shingle Island River crosses under the road, apparently on the east side of the road. As of 2014 it had yet to be positively located.

Sarah E. (Sampson Reed) Chase died on in North Dartmouth (Hixville) on July 5, 1914, of cerebral apoplexy. She was 75 years old. Sarah was buried on July 8 in Shingle Island Cemetery.[Dth 1914]

John W. Chase died in Dartmouth of arterio sclerosis on January 18, 1917, at the age of 85. He was buried on the 21st in the Chase Family Cemetery in Dartmouth.[Grave]


Sources
  • Cen 1860: 12 Jul 1880 Census, North Dartmouth Post Office, Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts
  • Cen 1865: 1865 Census, Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts
  • Draft 1863: 30 Jun 1863, Civil War Draft Registration, Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts
  • Birth 1864: 9 Sep 1864, Birth Registration, Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, registered 11 Jan 1865
  • Birth 1866: 4 Nov 1866, Birth Registration, Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts
  • Dth 1867: 9 Jun 1867 Death Registration, Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts
  • Cen 1870: 15 Jul 1870 Census, North Dartmouth Post Office, Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts
  • Cen 1880: 1 Jun 1880 Census, Village of Hixville, Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts
  • Dth 1893: 25 Jul 1893 Death Registration, Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts
  • Mar 1908: 10 Dec 1908 Marriage Registration, Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts
  • Cen 1910: 23 Apr 1910 Census, Prospect Hill Road, Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts
  • Dth 1914: 5 Jul 1914 Death Certificate, Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, filed 10 Jul 1914
  • Grave: Chase Family Cemetery, Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, Find A Grave <http://www.findagrave.com>
  • Dth 1940: 1940 Death Index, Massachusetts

John Leonard REED (1836-1910)Top

1DBI14.John Leonard Reed was born May 8, 1836, in Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts. After his father died and his mother remarried and moved to California, John became a mariner like his older brothers. John married Clarinda D. Blossom, reportedly on April 2, 1867, in Dartmouth. They reportedly were first cousins through Clarinda's mother, Sarah (Reed) Blossom. John and Clarinda had no children.

After Clarinda's death, John remarried to Hanna Mabel Macomber, a native of Dartmouth, on August 13, 1902, in Bristol, Bristol County, Rhode Island. She was 20 years old and he 66.[Mar 1902] They went on to have three children together:

1DBI141. Winnifred C. Reed 17 Oct 1902 20 Apr 1990 (87)
1DBI142. Stanley L. M. Reed 8 Jun 1904 2 Sep 1992 (88)
1DBI143. Leslie Durwood Reed 22 Jun 1907 Oct 1977 (70)

Leonard and elder brother Israel, both recorded as mariners, registered for the draft on June 30, 1863.[Draft 1863]

In 1870, John was living with his in-laws, the Benjamin and Sarah Blossom family, in North Dartmouth, where John was recorded as a mariner. Nearby lived his widowed sister-in-law, Sarah E. (Sampson) Reed and her two children.[Cen 1870]

Clarinda D. (Blossom) Reed died of Bright's disease on April 6, 1900, in Dartmouth. She was 59 years old. Clarinda was buried at Chace Family Cemetery in Dartmouth.[Dartmouth, Grave]

After Clarinda's death, John continued to farm at their home west of Hixville. A widowed housekeeper by the name of Jennie Minor took care of John. Nextdoor was the George T. and Georgiana Macomber family, which included young Hannah Mabel Macomber[Cen 1900], whom John married two years later.

John remarried to Hanna Mabel Macomber, a native of Dartmouth, on August 13, 1902, in Bristol, Bristol County, Rhode Island. She was 20 years old and he 66.[Mar 1902] They had three children together.

John's farm was identified as being along Prospect Hill Road in North Dartmouth, which was enumerated after Faunce Corner Road to the west of Hixville, and before Phillip's Road and Pine Island Road, to the north of Faunce Corner Road. John's farm was mortgaged and he was working as a gardener. Boarding with them was Hannah's brother Arthur Macomber, who worked as a farm laborer; and enumerated next was Hannah's father, George T. Macomber, a carpenter at a millwright, who lived with 63-year-old widower Jason A. Durfee. Durfee's son Joseph Arthur would go on to wed daughter Cynthia in 1919, while in between Navy enlistments. Also, as noted previously, nearby was John's widowed and remarried sister-in-law, "Sarah E. R. Chace."[Cen 1910]

John Leonard Reed died of sarcoma on his neck on October 23, 1910, in North Dartmouth. He was 74 years old. John was buried three days later at Chace Family Cemetery in Dartmouth.[Dartmouth, Grave]

After John's death, Hannah and sons Stanley and Leslie were enumerated on Old Fall River Road near Dartmouth, which was further identified in 1930 as 56 Old Fall River Road. This may refer to the same location as in 1910 as Old Fall River Road crosses Faunce Corner Road. With them lived 52-year-old widower boarder Israel A. Reed, John's nephew, who worked as a farm laborer and stayed with the family through 1930. Hannah worked as a practical nurse and son Leslie worked as a gas station service man in 1930.[Cen 1920, 1930]

Hannah Mabel (Macomber) Reed died in 1939 at about the age of 57. She was also buried at Chace Family Cemetery in Dartmouth.[Grave]

Sources
  • Dartmouth Records, 1667-1884, Births, Intentions of Marriage, Forbidden Bans, Marriages, and Deaths
  • Cen 1850: 5 Sep 1850 Census, Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts
  • Cen 1855: 1 Jun 1855 Census, Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts
  • Draft 1863: 30 Jun 1863, Civil War Draft Registration, Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts
  • Cen 1870: 15 Jul 1870 Census, North Dartmouth Post Office, Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts
  • Cen 1880: 1 Jun 1880 Census, Village of Hixville, Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts
  • Cen 1900: 15 Jun 1900 Census, Hixville West, Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts
  • Mar 1902: 13 Aug 1902 Marriage Registration, Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts
  • Bir 1907: 22 Jun 1907 Birth Registration, Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts
  • Cen 1910: 23 Apr 1910 Census, Prospect Hill Road, Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts
  • Cen 1920: 20 Jan 1920 Census, Old Fall River Road, Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts
  • Cen 1930: 2 Apr 1930 Census, 56 Old Fall River Road, Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts