Pictures Courtesy of Ken Todd, Drew Whitaker, & Marvin Lett
Eliza Norman and Elisha Reed
Eliza Norman - Daughter of George Norman and Sister of Grandison II - Bertha Reed-Lett's Mother
Elizabeth Betsey (Reed) Drew (Circa 1825 - 1870)
Gertrude & Ted Reed, Jr.
Theodore Reed, Sr.
Bertha (Hackley) Lett - Daughter of Eliza Norman & Elisha Reed
Fairplains Township 1870 Census lists: Reed, Stephen age 70, male, mulatto from Kentucky. Wife: Nancy age 60 female, also Kentucky. Children: Elisha 30, Deliah and Abner 21. It is believed that they also had a son named Alvin. No other children are known. The census also lists Avlance Hollingsworth age 15 as staying with Stephen and Nancy Reed in the 1884 Census. In the Millbrook Township Census, James H. Reed is listed as a stepson to the Hollingsworth. His mother or father could have been a child of Stephen and Nancy Reed.
Elisha Reed married Eliza Jane Norman Hackley. Their children were: Bertha, Bell, and Ret. Bertha Reed married Ira Lett. Bell Reed married Arthur Totten. Their children were: Doris and George. Doris married Paul Totten and their children were: Betty, Mary and George. These children were adopted by their great aunt and her husband, Bertha Reed and Ira (Doc) Lett.
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