Abraham Reed was baptized 3 February 1756 (and probably born shortly before), in Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut Colony, to parents Abraham Reed and Hannah Bell.
He married Thankful Weed, of Stamfield, 7 October 1773 at the Congregational Church in Darien (then still part of Stamford).Their children were Martha, Abraham III, Hannah, Jonas, Levi, Anna, Rev. Isaac, Lydia and Zeriah Reed
Abraham died 19 August 1815 in Granville, Washington County, New York, USA, and he is buried in De Kalb Cemetery there. His gravestone reads "In Memory of Abraham Reed 2nd who died Aug 19th 1815 in the 64th year of his Age."
↑ Wright, Ella Frances (Reed); Reed-Read lineage. Captain John Reed of Providence, R. I., and Norwalk, Conn. and his descendants through his sons, John and Thomas, 1660-1909 (Waterbury, Conn.;The Mattatuck Press, Inc.; 1909). Page 7. Available thriough Internet Archive: (https://archive.org/stream/reedreadlineagec00wrig)
↑ . Bailey, Frederic W. Editor; Early Connecticut Marriages as found on Ancient Church Records prior to 1800 (New Haven, Conn.; Bureau of American Ancestry; 1896). Volume 6, page 61. Available through Internet Archive: (https://archive.org/details/cu31924092205867)
↑ ‘’Find A Grave’’, indexed database, (http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=pv&GRid=44989542 : accessed 27 September 2017), Memorial # 44989542 for Abraham Reed with gravestone image (Janet Muff, photographer). NOTE: The Find A Grave memorial gives a birth date of Feb 1751, which is incorrect (the month and day are from his baptism, the year is 5 years earlier. Being in the 64th year of his age means that he was 63 at the time of his death. He was therefore born in the one year span before 19 August 1752. Since his parents were married 9 May 1751, his birth would have been between February 1752 and 19 August 1752.
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