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Pennsylvania Volunteer of the Civil War

Joseph W. Reed

Joseph W. Reed was born in Chanceford Township, in 1844, and is a son of Samuel and Sarah J. (Wiley) Reed, natives respectively of Chanceford and Fawn Townships, York County, Penn. His great-grandfather emigrated from Ireland to America prior to the war of the Revolution, and held a commission in the Continental army. He was also one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. The grandfather of our subject had six children, of whom the father of Joseph W. was eldest son. Joseph W. Reed, in 1871, purchased his present farm of 112 acres, where he has since lived and been engaged in general farming. He married Miss Mary S. Bigler, daughter of David Bigler, of Windsor Township. They have three children: Sarah J., Charles F. and Ralph M.

In March, 1865, Mr. Reed enlisted in the One Hundred and Third Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, 103rd Regiment, and served until the close of the war.

Mr. and Mrs. Reed are members of the Presbyterian Church.

Source: York County, Pennsylvania Biographical History, John Gibson, Chicago: F.A. Battey Publishing Co., 1886.

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