Jerry E Reed is the author if this web site. He was born in Cooperstown, NY and now lives in Whitesboro, NY. He has been an avid family historian and genealogist for more than 30 years.  Contact Jerry at: jerrysvoice at (replace the “at” with the @ sign)



4 Responses to “About the author”

  1. Sharon hayes said

    Mr reed, thank you for that posting. Iam related to the reeds-James and Dorothea. Do you have the same connection?

    • jerrysvoice said

      I may have a connection to the Reeds there but I am not sure. I do know that my ancestor was Mathias Reed who lived in Sandgate from the late 1700s to about 1830. We have never been able to find his grave or who his parents were. We also know his wife was named Elizabth Day. They may have moved from Sandgate to St. Lawrence County or Jefferson County NY after leaving Sandgate.

  2. Dan Hamilton said

    HI Jerry, I am researching the Hamilton/Reed line as well as the early Alexander Hamilton line in Sandgate. I found your blog with info on Elizabeth Reed’s parents. On the History of Sandgate, it mentions a George Hamilton that married Elizabeth Ann Woodard in 1796. There must be two Georges in town, and I’d love to get more info on all of that. I’ll visit your webpage as well, in case you don’t return here often. Thanks for your work. I run the John Hamilton of Concord Descendant Tree on Ancestry, if every useful to you. Best, Dan

    • jerrysvoice said

      Hi Dan;
      It doesn’t look like I ever replied to this comment. I don’t recall ever getting a notification of it from WordPress as I do not visit this site often. My apologies. Regarding George Hamilton and Elizabeth Woodard. I have noticed that several Hamilton researchers have Elizabeth Reed who died in 1855 in Hermon NY as the wife of George Hamilton. We have researched this and have come to the conclusion that she is indeed Elizabeth Day Reed wife of Mathias and mother of Eurana Reed Hamilton. The date on the Noah Hamilton marker may also not be correct as it is the same date of death of Eurana. An old newspaper account of a neighbor of Noah Hamilton tells of Noah burying his first wife (Eurana) in a gravel pit on his farm along with other family members, supposedly also her mother and possibly father. Although we believe he died before 1830. The names were added to the Hamilton monument at a much later date as it’s a newer stone.
      I have been recently reading about the Shays rebellion and subsequent settlement of Egg Mountain by Shays and his followers which included Simeon Hazeltine who is buried in Beartown Cemetery. I am thinking that the Reeds and Hamiltons may have been a connected to Shays is some way.
      Best regards and sorry for my tardiness.
      Jerry Reed

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