Searching for descendants of my great-great-great half-uncle, William Thomas Reed. He was born 1838 in Licking Co., OH to Thomas Henry Barbesby Reed and Elmina Easton/ McCormick, married 1) Harriet Eichelberger in 1858 and 2) Elizabeth Jane Nolin in 1868. He died 1908 in Iroquois Co., IL.
Children by Harriet include: Ida A. (Reed) Barnett (1859-1923), Laura Loretta (Reed) (Waldrip) Morgan (1861-1926)
Children by Elizabeth include: James William Reed (1870-aft 1949), Harriet A. (Reed) Smith (1873-1949), Mamie (Reed) Earl (1878-1958), and Elma Rhoda (Reed) Williamson (1882-1957)
Would like to locate two great-grandchildren of William, one from each marriage, to participate in the Family Finder project at Family Tree DNA (www.ftdna.com
). The test is no more painful than brushing one's teeth. Pre-paid kits are on hand for distribution to carefully selected cousins.