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Keziah (Simpson) Reid (1767 - 1858)

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Keziah Reid formerly Simpson aka Buchanan
Born in Fairfax County, Colony of Virginiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 1773 in Kentuckymap
Wife of — married 22 Mar 1784 (to 1826) in Boonesborough, KYmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Tulip, Dallas County, Arkansas, United Statesmap
Profile last modified 26 Jun 2018 | Created 5 May 2011
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4-20-2017 by Charlene Cox Scott (Cox-17269) Keziah Simpson was born in 1767 and according to Simpson-Reed History, she went with her brother to Kentucky where she married William Buchanan (?sp) in 1773 who was killed by Indians soon after their marriage.

Keziah then married Major John Reed (Reid), born Apr 16 1748 and residing in Washington County, Virginia, in 1784 in Boonesborough, KY. According to Simpson History by Richard W. Simpson, John had known Keziah before her marriage to William Buchanan.

John and Keziah moved to Caswell County, North Carolina. Research through Luginbuel Funeral Home Genealogy shows children Joseph 1784 and William Buchanan Reed 1787 were born in Kentucky, while children Nathaniel 1794, John B 1796, Buchanon 1799, Thomas Jefferson 1801, Amelia 1803, Clarissa Harlow 1806 were all born in Caswell County, N.C. They also list a James Reed born in 1827 in Independence, Arkansas; however, John died in 1826, so this is possibly an error in data.

Keziah came with her daughter Clarissa and son-in-law Maurice Smith from Tennessee to Dallas County, Arkansas in 1844. They came in ox-drawn "Carry-All" wagons. Keziah died at Tulip in 1858 at the age of 92. The family Bible says she died Aug 9 1858, but her tombstone gives her death as June 26, 1858. Keziah is buried at Tulip Cemetery.

Obituary written in the Arkansas Gazette, dated September 11, 1858[1]

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  1. Simpson-Reid History, by Mrs. T. H Bowles, taken from "Miscellaneous History of Hot Spring County, Vol III" (Malvern, Arkansas Library), pp. 88-90. website: Luginbuel Funeral Home, Prairie Grove, Washington County, Arkansas website: Genealogy Section research and data entered here by Charlene Cox Scott (Cox-17269)


  • This person was created through the import of LaBach Family TreeApril28_2011.ged on 05 May 2011.

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On 7 Aug 2017 at 02:27 GMT Summer (Binkley) Orman wrote:

Simpson-5536 and Simpson-802 appear to represent the same person because: These are clearly the same person - discrepancies in the dates of birht/death can be explained in the bio. Please merge. THanks.

Keziah is 13 degrees from Mags Gaulden, 10 degrees from Dennis Wilson and 13 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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