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H. H. Hardesty's History of Marion County, West Virginia

     Thomas Reed is a native of the "Buckeye State," born in Jefferson county, January 19, 1837. In 1865 he took up residence in Marion county, and in this county, June 6, 1872, he was united in marriage with Harriet J. Turney, who was born in Marion county, December 20, 1844. Thomas Reed enlisted in the 1st West Virginia Infantry, October 29, 1861, was promoted from first lieutenant to captain July 29, 1862, was taken prisoner at Moorefield, September 11, 1863, and honorably discharged at Wheeling at close of war. The children of Mr. and Mrs. Reed are: Marcellus D., deceased, and Turney R., born August 27, 1877; Anna P., March 20, 1879; Carrie L., November 1, 1880. Robert and Jane (Dungan) Reed were the parents of the subject of this sketch, and his wife was a daughter of Daniel Turney, who came from Pennsylvania to Marion county in 1830, and Narcissa (Lowman) Turney. The parents of both are deceased. September 1, 1880, Thomas Reed received appointment as postmaster at Fairmont, and he is still the incumbent of the office.