REEDY FAMILY CONRAD REEDY Was the first native-born Reedy of this line. Conrad was born in October of 1747 in Goshenhoppen, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. He was christened on 19 October 1747 near Spinnerstown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, at the Great Swamp Reformed Church (Yoder, Vol 3 p 168).
Conrad came to Heidelberg with his father when he was only a 20 year old bachelor. Taking a warrent for 48 acres of land on 24 September 1767 Conrad began his life as a farmer. He appears on the Heidelberg tax list until 1786 with 162 acres of land. In 1786 he moved to LynnTownship where he owned 15 acres, a grist mill, and a saw mill. Conrad is listed in the 1790 Census of Lynn Township, with two males above age 16, six males under age 16, and four females. Sometime around 1800 Conrad and his family moved to Buffalo Valley in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania (present-day Union County). While here Conrad bought a sectionof land (640 acres) near Green Township, Ross County, Ohio also. Some of his children moved to this land before his death in 1807. Only Jacob and Andreas are mentioned in his will. In 1810, these two sons gave deeds to four younger brothers; John, Michael, Philip,and Abraham, each for one quarter of the section of land in Ross County, Ohio. Conard married Catherine Margaretha Gildner in Pennsylvania about 1769. Catherine Margaretha was born on 14 September 1760 in Saxony,Germany. She died on 28 March 1812 in Kingston, Ross County, Ohio. She was buried in theWhite ChurchCemetery, Kingston, Ohio. Conrad and Margaretha were the parents of: Jacob, Catherine, Conrad Riedy Jr., Philip, Abraham, Andreas, Anna Margaret, Johannes, Michael Riedy, and Mary Magdalene Riedy.
Conard served in the Revolutionary War as a Pvt. from Pennsylvania. Conrad Reedy's record of service in the Revolutionary Army: Served as a private in Capt. George Smethers Co.; 7th class, 7th Co., of the Sixth Battalion of Northampton County Militia of the Continental Line from Heidelberg. He joined the company on May 12, 1781 and was discharged July 12, 1781 (Pennsylvania Archives, 5th Series Book 4, page 340). The original roll is in the possession of the Division of Archives, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and may be found in the Fifth Series, Vol. 8, pgs. 469-472. Conrad was also a part of the 6th Batallion, 7th class, and appeared on the muster rolls of Colonel Stephen Balliet on July 11, 1781, with two of his brothers, Abraham and George Peter (Pennsylvania Archives, 5th series, Vol 8 page 525). Conrad Reedy died on 8 Jul 1807 in Buffalo Valley, Northumberland, PA.
OF CONRAD REEDY
IN THE NAME of God Amen I Conrad Reedy of Buffaloe Township in Northumberland County and State of Pennsylvania farmer, being in Perfect health of body, and of sound Mind Memory and Understanding Bleped
(blessed ) be God for the same but considering the uncertainty of this transitory Life, Do Make and Publish
This My Last Will and Testament In Manner and form following to Wit:
Principally and first of all I commend
my Immortal Soul Into the hands of God who Gave it, and My Body to the Earth to be buryed In a Decent &
Christian like Manner at the Discretion of my Executors hereinafter Named and as to Such Worldly Estate,
Wherewith it hath Pleased God to blep (bless) me In this life I Give and Dispose of the Same In the following
Manner to Wit:
I Give and Devise unto My Dear Wife hir choise of My horse cretors (creatures) to take one hir choise
(her choise) of my Cow Cattle to take one for hir own proper use one ten plate stove, My Beuros, and
one time-peace (Called Watch) and any Such of My furniture or Personal Propertyas shall Seem to hir
nefacpefsary (her necessary) for hir convenience During hir Natural life of Which there shall not be any
account taken in the appraisement and further She Shall have the full Right Power and authority to ask,
Demand, Receive and Recover of and from My Executors herinafter named out of the Products of my
Plantation whatsoever she Shall Hand In Need of for hir support and Maintenance While My said Plantation
Shall Remain unsold and When Sold, My said Executors shall Emdeiately Pay hir My Said Wife Eighteen
Pounds Lawful Money of Pennsylvania or Current In Pennsylvania and Put out to usury a Capitol of three
Hundred Pounds Same Like Money the Intrest of which shall be paid hir one year after my Plantation
shall be sold, and yearly thereafter by my said Executors During hir Natural life and at hir Decease as
Well the said Capitol as all she shall Have Remaining shall be Eaquelly Divided amongst My heirs Share
and Share alike. And my Said Executors Shall as soon convenient after My Death Dispose of the Remainder
of my Personal Property by Public Vendue and My Real Estate to be by them sold as May best answer Devid
Make and Execute Good and Suffictient tytles or Convenances to the Purchaser or Purchaser and Devide
the products thereof among all my Children Share and Share alike.
And lastly I Nominate Constitute and appoint My two sons--Jacob Reedy and Andrew Reedy of the Township
of Buffaloe In the County aforesaid to be the Executors of This My Last Will and Testament Hereby Revoking
all other Wills, Legacies and bequests, by Me Heretofore Made and Declaring this, and No other, to be My last Will and Testament.
In Witness Whereof I have Hereunto Set My Hand and Seal the Eighth day of July In the Year of our Lord one thousand Eight Hundred and Seven.
Signed Sealed Published
CONRAD REEDY (SEAL)
Pronounced and Declared by the said Testator as his
Last Will and Testament In the Presents of us, Who In his
Presence and at his Request have Subscribed as Witnesses
R. GEORGE YOUNGMAN
(Will Book No. 2, Page 110, Northumberland County, PA)
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