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Remembering Ayer Amos Reed

August 25, 2013

My maternal 5th great grandfather, Azer Amos Reed died on this day, August 25, 1795, in the town of Hardwick, Warren County, New Jersey. Amos was born in Tranquility NJ sometime in 1730 to Azner Reed and Mary (or Martha) Youngs. He fought in the Revolutionary War 1776 – 1777 as a private, serving in Captain Jonathan Philips Company in the 2nd New Jersey Regiment.

Amos Reed is the last name on the page.

Amos Reed is the last name on the page.

Amos Reed's Revolutionary War Service Record

Amos Reed’s Revolutionary War Service Record

After the war, Amos vouched for John Kennard, stating that he knew him to serve in the war. It gives dates for Amos' service.

After the war, Amos vouched for John Kennard, stating that he knew him to serve in the war. It gives dates for Amos’ service.

Amos married Sarah Sutton, possibly in 1758, and they had two known children. Sarah, my 4th great grandmother, was born on Christmas Day in 1760 and Nathaniel was born five years later in 1765. At his death, Amos left the following will:

Azer Amos Reed's Will.**

Azer Amos Reed’s Will.**

* Source Information: Fold 3

**Source Information: Ancestry.com. New Jersey, Abstract of Wills, 1670-1817 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. Original data: New Jersey State Archives. New Jersey, Published Archives Series, First Series. Trenton, New Jersey: John L Murphy Publishing Company.

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