Friday, December 13, 2013

Drum roll please...........a Death Certificate!!!!!

Hello all,

I have finally got my hands on Harry Sr's death certificate. Woohoo!!!!!!

I learned the counties that his parents were born in and I have their names.

I'm struggling with reading the names of his parents. I think I know what they are, but I'm not finding any records pop up. Of course, knowing this family they could be a nickname or they have a nickname on the record, which would be just my luck.

Anyone want to give a shout-out with ideas of what the names are?

Like everything with the Reed family, it feels like I take two steps forward only to go backwards.....

More later when I emerge again from my fight with the Reed tree..........I will win........


  1. Have you noticed the following:

    1920 US Federal Census for Pastures, Augusta County, Virginia
    Wayland Reid 49
    Pheobe R Reid 25
    Harry Reid 13
    James Reid 5
    Wilburn Reid 2 10/12
    Leroy Reid 5/12

    1930 US Federal Census for Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia
    Wailon Reid 59
    Ruth Reid 37
    Jessie Reid 17
    Billy Reid 14
    Leroy Reid 10
    Paul Reid 8
    Hirely Reid 4

  2. Allen, thanks for the info. I had found the 1920 Wayland Reed, but I hadn't found the new spelling style for 1930. Maybe I can work forward and find a death record. :-)