My Aunt Sue was always our family historian/genealogist. From her records, I know that the father of Sally Ann Reed Mathews was an Arthur Reed. Her compilation notes say, "Arthur Reed, born May 8, 1785 in Scotland, emigrated to this country when a boy. His mother and father were shipwrecked on the way over, so all the records of the family are lost."
She also wrote, "John Reed, brother of Arthur Reed, died in Zanesville, Ohio 14 August 1835." I have no idea if John was an older or younger brother.
I tried locating a birth record for Arthur Reid and Reed using FamilySearch but have been unsuccessful. I created an Unknown Reed profile so that I could link the two brothers so I'd really like to find out their parents. Any suggestions on how to continue the search would be appreciated!