Peter Reedy


Personal and Family Information

Peter was born about 1780 in Penn's Township, Northumberland County, PA, the son of George Peter Reedy and Mary Polly Sisk.

He died in MAR 1864 in Grayson County, VA.

His wife was Nancy Henderson, who he married on 18 AUG 1853 in Ashe County, NC. Their two known children were William Peter (1854-1937) and Mary Ann (?-?).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


Peter Reedy


George Peter Reedy


Johann Jacob Riedy


Hans (Johan) Otto Riedi


Anna Margaretha


Maria Elisabeth Giltner


Mary Polly Sisk



BirthABT 1780
Place: Penn's Township, Northumberland County, PA
DeathMAR 1864
Place: Grayson County, VA


Note 1

Peter Reedy was born about 1780 in Penn's Township, Northumberland County, PA. He died in Mar 1864 in Grayson County, VA. Birthplace most likly Penn Township, Northumberland Conty, PA., as this is where his father was residing about the time of his birth. It appears that Peter inherited most of his father's lands in Grayson County know as the "Reedy Plantation". In the 1846 - 1850 tax lists of Grayson County he was taxed on four parcels of land, totaling 486 acres on the waters of Wilson Creek. 

It does not appear that Peter married before he was 72 years of age. It was said that he was very worried about not having any heirs, so he offered a young girl a "bushel of gold" if she would marry him and a give him a son. On 22 Aug 1853 he married the 17 year old Nancy Henderson in Ashe County, NC Just four days before their marriage, on Aug. 18, 1853, he deeded over to Nancy a large piece of property in Ashe County. 

Nancy gave him two children before his death in 1864. His daughter died at a young age. 

Peter's will was made on 12 March 1864 and was proved on the 28th of that same month. In his will he gave son William Peter the plantation house and the attached lands, with the rest of his properties divided equally between William Peter, Nancy, and Mary Ann. After Peter's death, Nancy filed in Grayson County Court for guardianship of Peter's children. This was in 1868 and she gave her name as Nancy Adams. 

Birthdate based on combined census reports, 1850-1860, Grayson County, VA. 
Ashe County Marriage Records, Jefferson, NC. 
Grayson County, Probate Records 1849-1869, Will dated Mar. 12, 1864. Joseph Spencer - executor, Calvin Weiss - witness.

He was married to Nancy Jane Henderson (daughter of John Henderson and Elizabeth) on 22 Aug 1853 in Ashe County, NC. Nancy Jane Henderson was born in 1835 in NC. Peter Reedy and Nancy Jane Henderson had the following children: 

William Peter Reedy 
Mary Ann Reedy