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Sarah Reed (Nail)

Also Known As: "Nail", "Neal"
Birthdate: (84)
Birthplace: Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: May 14, 1850 (84)
Richland, Illinois, United States
Place of Burial: Calhoun, Richland, Illinois, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Francis Nail and Mary Nail
Wife of Rev. Charles Reed
Mother of John Reed; William Reed; Josiah F. Reed; Lewis Reed; Charles W. Reed and 2 others

Managed by: Erin Spiceland
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About Sarah Reed

Taken From the Western Christian Advocate May 14th at the residence of her son-in-law, Joseph E. Whittington, in Richland County, Illinois, Sarah Reed, Widow of the late Rev. Charles Reed, in the eighty-fifth year of age. Mother Reed was born in Salem county county, J. J. June 25, 1765. Of her parentage and early education we know but little. On the 20th of April, 1785, she was united in marriage to her late husband, and in 1790, with him embraced religion, and joined the M. E. Church under the labors of Rev. Jacob Egbert. In 1808 her husband was admitted into the Philadelphia conference. From this time to the year 1837 she endured the toils, privations, and the trials of consequent on being the wife of a traveling preacher in the Philadelphia, Ohio and Michigan conferences. In 1838 she removed with her husband and part of her children, to Illinois. In December, 1843 she was deprived of her husband and in 1847 of a son, The Rev. Joseph H. Reed: but she endured as seeing Him who is invisible, although long deprived of her hearing, so that she could not hear the Gospel preach. Her Bible was her constant companion, and by faith and prayer she held close commuion with her God. Her end was glorious; she longed to die and go home to heaven; and in the fall triumphs of faith she left this world to be forever with the Lord.

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Sarah Reed's Timeline

June 25, 1765
Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States
March 8, 1786
Age 20
August 7, 1788
Age 23
December 28, 1789
Age 24
June 17, 1793
Age 27
Salem, NJ, United States
February 6, 1796
Age 30
January 18, 1802
Age 36
May 14, 1850
Age 84
Richland, Illinois, United States