REED, Dr. J. J., Uniontown, Pillow P.O. Pa., was born in Northumberland county, Pa., August 18, 1840. David, the father, was a native of the same county, owning and cultivating a farm of one hundred and forty acres, in connection with which he run a saw mill. He married Catherine Hass, of the same county. Their children are: Jacob, Mary, Eva, Susan, Lenesia, Daniel, Henry, Samuel, Dr. J. J., Harriet, Melinda, Oscar, and two children who died in infancy. The father was a Republican in politics and a member of the Lutheran church.
Dr. J. J. received his primary education in the public schools of his native place, and also was graduated from the high school. For four winters he taught school, and served as assistant teacher in the high school. In August, 1862, he enlisted at Harrisburg, in company C, One Hundred and Thirty-first regiment, Pennsylvania volunteers, Capt. Homer N. Jones and Colonel Allaback, and served nine months. After his discharge from the service he returned home and began the study of medicine. He read under Dr. Penn and Dr. E. S. Robbins, of Shamokin, for three years, and then entered Jefferson Medical College, from which he was graduated in 1866, after which he practiced in his native county for three years. In 1869 he came to Dauphin county and settled in Uniontown, where he has since been in practice and has met with gratifying success. Dr. Reed was married, at Uniontown, in 1869, to Catherine, daughter of Dr. B. H. Laubach, of that place. Their children are: Lizzie, unmarried; Clara, wife of Dr. Elmer Hoffman; Arthur; Jay E., attending school, and Vernie. His wife died in 1878, and the following year he married Addie E. Bassler, by whom he has one child, Henry, at school. Dr. Reed is a Republican in his political views, and is a school director. He is a member of the Lutheran church and is an elder and deacon in the same. He is a member of the Odd Fellows and the Grand Army of the Republic.
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