Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Michael Joshua Reed (1851-1924)

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Michael Joshua Reed
Michael Joshua Reed was born on April 19, 1851, the fourth of 13 recorded children of James William Reed (1827-1901) and Anna Rebecca Tyler (1828-1882).

Michael married M. Pauline Tyler, daughter of Joshua Tyler and Jane Corbitt, on March 13, 1873, in Barbour County, Alabama.  They had seven children by 1887.  Pauline died in Alabama, after which Michael and his family returned to South Carolina. 

On December 31, 1889, Michael married Mary Alice Fanning, daughter of Joseph C. Fanning and Martha Corbett.  They had eight children.


Michael Joshua Reed died on February 2, 1924.  His obituary in the Augusta Chronicle stated that between 1200 and 1500 people attended his funeral and burial at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Springfield, SC! 

Michael Joshua Reed and Mary Alice Fanning Reed (abt 1920)
This photograph and the one at the top of this post were sent by Roger Ganis, a great-grandson of Michael and Mary Alice Reed.  Estimates place it in the early 1920s.

Michael and Mary Alice Fanning Reed (about 1890)
Stephanie Rowell Murray, a 2-great granddaughter of Michael and Mary Alice, contributed this picture.

(Remember that you can click on any of these pictures to see them larger.)  

Roger also has this picture of all eight Michael and Mary Alice's children plus "Add," a son from Michael's first marriage to Pauline Tyler.  It was taken before some time before Christine's death in 1956.
Children of Michael Joshua Reed
Ladies L-R:  Nina Maroney, Lula Emma Fogle, Myra Johnson, Christine Hair
Men, L-R: Dallas, Clayton, [Unsure], James, and [Unsure].

Many thanks to Roger's mother Annie Mae Fogle Ganis and Myrtle Quattlebaum for identification.  The two "unsures" are thought to be Addie (known as "Add") and George Arthur.  Please let me know if you know which is which. 

To Roger and Stephanie:  Thank you very much for sharing these treasures with us.  Photos like this really help our history come alive. 

Sources/Verifications:
Birth and Death Dates, Parents, Burial:  South Carolina Death Certificate #003063 at Ancestry.com
Marriage to Pauline:  Alabama Marriage Collection 1800-1969 at Ancestry.com
Marriage to Mary Alice:  William and Ann Carter Tyler and Some of their Descendants 1604-2008 by Albert L. Brodie, Jr.
M. J. Reed Obituary:  Augusta Chronicle (February 8, 1924, page B3) at Genealogybank.com; used with permission.  

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