African American Civil War Veterans
Pennsylvania Burials by Cemetery
Tidioute Cemetery, Tidioute, Warren County
- Reed, Crawford, 32nd USCI, Company F, Corporal, (NPS
Microfilm M589, Roll 71). Mustered in 24 February 1864 as a private,
promoted to corporal on 15 March 1864, mustered
out with company 22 August 1865. (Bates)
Burial location courtesy of Bob Morrison of Tidioute, Pennsylvania, who writes "I have a Corp. Crawford
Reed of the 32nd USCT buried here in the Tidioute Cemetery. His wife is also
buried here. He had a daughter, but I don't know what happened to her. My
records indicate he was born in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and lived in Fagundus, a town that once existed nearby in the oil boom days.
Mr. Reed was born in 1827 and died at the age of 47 on April 5, 1886, from
consumption. His wife Sarah A. Reed died 7 June 1904 in Tidioute. He had a
daughter named Ida M. in the 1880 census at age 11.
"I have hopes of
finding a descendant who would be interested in visiting the site. It sure would
be nice to find out more about this near forgotten hero of the war of rebellion.
I suppose his birthplace would be in what is now West Virginia but was Virginia
when he was born. I have no information if he was a slave or freeman. If you can
add it to your web page, perhaps I will get a hit. Thank you."
t Tombstone of
Corporal Crawford Reed, Company F, 32nd US Colored Troops. Corporal Reed's
grave is located in the Tidioute Cemetery, Tidioute, Pennsylvania.
Photograph by Bob Morrison, 2006. Click this picture for a larger image.
Our research into the 1870 census shows the Crawford Reed family living in
Tidioute in 1870. Reed was listed as 38 years old, Black, and a teamster.
He owned $500 in real estate and $300 in personal property. His wife,
Sarah A., was listed as 37 years old, a housekeeper, born in Pennsylvania.
Ida May, his three year old daughter, was also born in Pennsylvania. (1870
Mr. Morrison's contact information is:
Bob Morrison, VP/Sexton,
Tidioute Cemetery Assn.
1 Third St.
Tidioute, Pa. 16351
Samuel P. Bates, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 1868.
National Park Service, "Civil War Soldiers
and Sailors System,"
Bob Morrison, E-mail correspondence to the Afrolumens Project, 18, 19, 23 November, 2006.
1870 Census of the United States, Tidioute, Warren
County, Pennsylvania, page 12.
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