Ebenezer Reed land survey

Ebenezer Reed land survey

Dates: 1816 November 9

Handwritten description of land in Palmyra, New York, sold to Ebenezer Reed on 9 November 1816. Includes a separate diagram and photocopies of plot maps showing the relation of this land to the Joseph Smith residence and later farm, and the Durfee farm. Dated 9 November 1816.

  • Extent: 2 folders (0.04 linear ft)
  • Creator: Grunder, Rick. -- Reed, Ebenezer, 1760-1845
  • Call Number: MSS 9050
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
The collection is arranged into two series: 1) Original land survey and diagram, 1816 November 9 and 2) Photocopies of maps, 1816 November 9.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Ebenezer Reed land survey must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 9050; Ebenezer Reed land survey; 19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 9050, LTPSC.
Custodial History
This land survey of Palmyra was taken by Ebenezer Reed in 1816. Rick Grunder, a book collector, sold them to Special Collections in 2017.
Acquisition Information
Purchased; Rick Grunder; 2017.
Subject Terms
Politics, Government, and Law; City Planning; Public Works; Land titles--New York (State)--Wayne County; Grunder, Rick
Genre / Form
Land surveys; Photocopies
Processing Information
Processed; Maddi Stanley, student manuscript processor and Ryan K. Lee, curator; October 2017.
Appraisal Information
LDS cultural, social, and religious history (19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts collection development policy IV.a.i.1, November 2013).
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Finding Aid Title
Reed (Ebenezer) land survey
Finding Aid Author
Maddi Stanley
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2018-02-26 09:26:04 -0700.
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Biographical Info:

Biographical history

Ebenezer Reed (1760-1845) was a Revolutionary war veteran.

Ebenezer Reed was born October 2, 1760 in Norwalk, Connecticut. He served as a private in the Revolutionary War. He married twice, first to Hannah Jones, and later to Polly Dickinson. He and his family came to Olean, New York around 1811, where he built a tavern and a boathouse. Ebenezer Reed died in January of 1845 in Olean, New York.

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