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Joseph Westfall

Joseph Westfall was born June 14, 1782, in Orange County, New York. He was a son of Abraham and Blandina (Van Etten) Westfall. Joseph married Elizabeth, whose last name I don't know. She was born in 1786 and died in the 1830's. She was probably from western PA.

Joseph Westfall's grandparents were Petrus and Arientje (Rosencrans) Westfall. Joseph Westfall's great grandparents were Nicholas and Zara (Van Aken) Westfall. Joseph Westfall's great great grandparent's were Jurian and Marretje (Hansen) Westfall.

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Joseph Westfall's gr. gr. grandfather Juriaen Westfall (Westvael) was born in 1629 in Holland. Jurian Westfall was the first recorded Westfall ancestor in America. He came to America in 1642. On August 4, 1642 Jurian Westfall (Juriaen Van Westphalen) arrived in New Amsterdam, New York aboard a ship called "The Houttuyn" from Luyderdorp, Holland. He was only 13 at the time. His family had migrated to Holland from Westphalia in Germany in the 1600's. It is not known whether his parents died in Holland or enroute, or he came with other relatives. He then went up the Hudson River 135 miles arriving at Fort Orange (later Albany) New York on August 11, 1642. He arrived as an indentured servant to killiaen Van Reassalaer. He was placed in the home of Michael Jansen ... Jurian moved south of Albany to Esopus (later Kingston) New York with his friend and fellow indentured servant Evert Pels in about 1653. He was granted 32 morgan (70 acres) of land Sept. of 1654. He married Marretge Jansen that same year. On Aug. 17, 1659 Jurian and 12 others petitioned Peter Stuyvesant to establish a chuch at Wiltwyck (Esopus was briefly named Wiltwyck and later after British rule called Kingston}. Jurian signed with a three pronged fork of trident mark. The church was established. Numerous records regarding Jurian and his descendants are available in records of the then Dutch Reformed Church of New York.

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The following information is from a book "American Nomads" written by Emily Stowell whose ancestor Jacob Kuykendall married Sara Westfall daughter of Johannes.... The Esopus Indians lived near Wiltwyck and for a number of years they were peaceful, but in 1663 they burned and looted the town. There were 12 men, 2 children, and 4 women killed, and 6 women and 7 children taken prisoner. Jurian and his family escaped harm at the time, but later in 1667 or 1668 Jurian was killed by Indians who were at war with the Esopus Indians while he was guiding a troop of British soldiers. Jurian married Marretje Hansen about 1654. Marretje was born in about 1636 in Holland. Her father was Hans Hansen or Jansen (Hans Jansen Van Noordstrandt). Hans was born about 1610 on Norstrand Island, Netherlands, and migrated to New Amsterdam in 1638. He worked as an interpreter and often traveled between Holland and the new settlement. He married Rymerig Volkert, and they had 4 children-Marretje, Hans, Simon, and Elsa. His wife died in 1645, and Hans placed Marritje who was just 9 and her sister Elsa in the home of a farmer Phillip Garretsen where they learned the art of homemaking. Hans died in 1690 in Flatlands, Brooklyn. After Jurian's death Marritje remarried to Jacob Jansen. Marritje died after 1670 in Ulster, Kingston County, New York.

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Jurian and Marretje (Hansen) Westfall had 6 children-Rymerick Westfall, Nicholas Claes Westfall, Johannes Juriaen Westfall, Abel Westfall, Symen Westfall, and Elsjen Westfall.

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In 1696 Jurian Westfall's son and Joseph Westfall's great grandfather Nicholas Westfall and 18 others including his brothers Johannes, Symen, and his widowed sister Rymerick Quick bought land from the Minsi Indians along the Delaware River near the New York/New Jersey line. The land lies principally in Deerpark Township, Orange County, New York. The peaceful Minsi Indians were one of the three tribes of the Lenni Lenape people. About 1699 Johannes and his family moved to what was called the Minisink settlement. They were among the first white people to live in the area. Johannes oldest son Jurian and his friend Jacob Kuykendall hunted and trapped with the Minsi Indians as youths, and later traded with them. Jurian married Jacob's sister Styntje Kuykendall and Jacob married Jurian's sister Sara westfall. They raised their families and farmed there in the Minisink Valley along the Delaware River at peace with the Indians for many years. Jurian had the first apple orchard in the area, and Jacob established the first trading post.

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Nicholas and Zara (Van Aken) Westfall's daughter Pieternella Westfall was born in 1713 in Ulster County, New York, She married Nicholas Schoonover. Nicholas and Zara (Van Aken) Westfall's son Jurian Westfall born in 1716 in Ulster County, New York, married Catherine Terwillinger. They had 3 children-Joseph Westfall born 1758, Sarah Westfall born 1760, and Peter Westfall born 1755. Nicholas and Zara (Van Aken) Westfall's daughter Maria Westfall was born in 1719 in Ulster County, New York. Nicholas and Zara (Van Aken) Westfall's daughter Elizabeth was born in 1722 in Ulster County, New York. She married Benjamin Thompson. Nicholas and Zara (Van Aken) Westfall's daughter Lydia Westfall was born in 1725 in Ulster County, New York. She married Benjamin Westbrook Van Noy. Nicholas and Zara (Van Aken) Westfall's son Petrus Westfall was born in 1730 in Ulster County, New York, he died in 1756. He married Arientje Rosencrans (sometimes spelled RosenKranz or Rosencrance).

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Joseph Westfall's grandfather and Nicholas and Zara (Van Aken) Westfall's Petrus Westfall was born in 1730 in Ulster County, New York, he died in 1756. He married Arientje Rosencrans (sometimes spelled RosenKranz or Rosencrance). Petrus died in an Indian raid in 1756 at the outbreak of the French and Indian War. After his death his widow Arientje remarried to John Leyde and moved away leaving her son Abraham with his Uncle Jurian and family. Petrus and Arientje (Rosencrans) Westfall's son Abraham Westfall was born at Machackemeck, Deer Park Township, Orange County, N.Y. Nov. 18, 1755, died 1829 in Carroll County, Ohio. He was a Capt. in the Revolutionary War. He fought under Washington and Lafayette at the battles of Grand Creek, Bunker Hill (where he was wounded), Stony Point, Brandywine, Trenton and Bloody Run. He married Blandina Van Etten in Deer Park Township, Orange County, New York, daughter of Anthony Van Etten and Annatje Decker. She was born September 4, 1763 in Deer Park Township, Orange County, New York. Abraham and his wife moved to Washington County, Pa. in May 1797.

Abraham and Blandina Van (Etten) Westfall had 12 children-Joseph Westfall born June 14, 1782, in Orange County, New York; Hannah Westfall born 1784, married John Morledge; Annie Westfall; Eunice Westfall; Levi Westfall born 1790, died 1869, married Elizabeth Hales in 1852; Naomi Westfall; Simeon Westfall born 1795, died 1880, married Cassandra Shaw in 1819 and they had a son James Westfall who married Mary Eckley who had a son Ralph Eckley Westfall (1867-1944); Catherine Westfall married James Patrick; John Westfall born 1800, died 1847, married Amy Beatty; Thomas Westfall; Abraham Westfall Jr. born in 1809 married Nancy Sutton English; and James Westfall.

(1) Abraham and Blandina (Van Etten) Westfall's son Joseph Westfall was born June 14, 1782, in Port Jervis, Orange County, New York. Joseph died in Vigo County, Indiana. Joseph married Elizabeth, whose last name I don't know. She was born in 1786 and died after 1840. She was probably from western PA. In about 1828, they moved to Vigo County, Indiana where son John wed Margaret Lambert on December 6, 1829. Joseph and his wife show in the 1830 and 1840 census but not after that. Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana. Joseph was born to Abraham Westfall and Blandina Van Etten. He was christened at the Machackemech Dutch Church in present Port Jervis, New York. He wed, name unknown, in Washington County, Pennsylvania in about 1804. There they had children: (1) Betsy Westfall born in 1805; (2) John Westfall born in 1807; (3) James Westfall born in 1810, died 1848; (4) Levi Westfall born in 1812. In about 1813, they moved to Carroll County Ohio and had: (5) Hiram A. Westfall born on 1 Oct 1813; (6) Nelson Westfall born in 1817, died 1868; and (7) Elizabeth Westfall Chadwick born on 14 Jul 1821, died 1893. In about 1828, they moved to Vigo County, Indiana.

Joseph Westfall's grandparents were Petrus and Arientje (Rosencrans) Westfall. Joseph Westfall's great grandparents were Nicholas and Zara (Van Aken) Westfall. Joseph Westfall's great great grandparent's were Jurian and Marretje (Hansen) Westfall. Jurian Westfall was the original Westfall immigrant to America who came to America from Holland in 1642.

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Joseph Westfall and his wife Elizabeth had these children-Levi Westfall, John Westfall, Betsy Westfall, Hiram Abiff Westfall, James Westfall, Nelson Westfall, Elizabeth Westfall,

(1a) Joseph Westfall and his wife Elizabeth Westfall's son John Westfall was born in 1807 in Washington County, Pennsylvania, and died about 1843 in Vigo County, Indiana. Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana. John was born to Joseph Westfall and Elizabeth (maiden name unknown). He moved with his parents to Carroll County, Ohio in about 1814 and then to Vigo County, Indiana in about 1828. He wed Margaret Lambert in Vigo County, Indiana on December 6, 1829 and there they had these children: (1) Robert Emmet Westfall born on 27 Sep 1830, died 1894; (2) Mary A. Westfall born on 27 Sep 1830; (3) Finley Thompson Westfall born on 17 Jun 1834, died 1905; (4) Marshall Westfall born in 1838; and (5) Semantha Westfall born in 1842. John is believed to have died in about 1843 as the family shows in the 1850 census without him and there were no more children known after Semantha.

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(1aa) John and Margaret (Lambert) Westfall's son Robert Emmet Westfall was born Sep. 27, 1830 in Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana, and died May 5, 1894 in Tuscola, Douglas County, Illinois. Burial: Cartwright Cemetery, Tuscola, Douglas County, Illinois: Plot: Section: Old Church Addition, Block A. He married Mary Brian (1840 - 1916). They had these children: Anna A. Westfall Dearduff (1857 - 1919); John M. Westfall (1859 - 1860); Eva E. Muir (1861 - 1959); Harry M. Westfall (1864 - 1948); James B. Westfall (1869 - 1873); Sallie A. Westfall (1873 - 1874); and William B. Westfall (1876 - 1878).

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(2aa) John and Margaret (Lambert) Westfall's son Finley Thompson Westfall was born Jun. 18, 1834 in Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana, and died Jun. 4, 1905 in Howard, Elk County, Kansas. Burial: Grace Lawn Cemetery, Howard, Elk County, Kansas, Finley was born to John Westfall and Margaret Lambert. He wed Sarah Jane Shaffer (1844-1934) in Knox County, Indiana on April 26, 1866. They had these children: (1) John Benjamin Westfall born on 10 Mar 1867, 1936; (2) Cora E. Westfall born in 1868; (3) Margaret E. Westfall born on 11 Dec 1970; (4) Benjamin F. Westfall born in Nov 1875; and (5) James Westfall born in 1880's, died 1889.

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(1aaa) Finley Westfall and Sarah Jane (Shaffer) Westfall's son John Benjamin Westfall was born Mar. 10, 1867 in Yates City, Knox County, Illinois, and died May 29, 1936 in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona. Burial: Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona. The son of Finley Westfall (1835-1905) and Sarah Jane Shaffer (1844-1934), John Westfall and his family moved to Arizona about 1910. He was a grocer and his wife was Elizabeth Abbott. They had a son-Harry E Westfall (1897 - 1955).

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(1aaaa) John and Elizabeth (Abbott) Westfall's son Harry E Westfall was born Jul. 19, 1897 in Howard, Elk County, Kansas, and died Nov. 11, 1955 in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona. Burial: Saint Francis Cemetery, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona. Harry Westfall moved to Arizona with his parents about 1910. He fought in World War I and in civilian life he was a Judge and Justice of the Peace. His wife was Ida Ann.

(2a) Joseph and Elizabeth Westfall's son James Westfall was born in 1810 in Washington County, Pennsylvania, and died in 1848 in Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana. Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana. James was born to Joseph Westfall and name unknown. He wed Margaret McMullen in Vigo County, Indiana on January 9, 1834. They had these children: (1) Perry S. Westfall born in 1834, died 1889; (2) Wait R. Westfall born in 1837, died 1867; (3) Hiram A. Westfall born in 1839, died 1867; (4) Warren Westfall born in 1842; and (5) Margaret Westfall born in 1847. Margaret shows in the 1850 census with her children and in 1860 she shows as Margaret Carr.

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(1aa) James and Margaret (McMullen) Westfall's son Perry S. Westfall was born Dec. 18, 1834 in Parke County, Indiana, and died Jan. 17, 1889 in Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana. Note: Interred on 18 Jan 1889. Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana. His wife's name is unknown. Children of Perry S. Westfall: Luella Westfall Watson (1856 - 1922); Edwin P. Westfall (1863 - 1916); George F. Westfall (1867 - 1930); Cliff C. Westfall (1868 - ____); and Herbert Cochran Westfall (1874 - 1941).

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(2aa) James and Margaret (McMullen) Westfall's son Wait R. Westfall was born in 1837 in Indiana, and died Jul. 23, 1867 in Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana. (Engineer - Railroad) Married on 27 Jun 1860 in Vigo Co., IN to Eliza A. Ferguson (1843 - 1886), and they had a son-Charles Westfall (1861 - 1863).

(3a) Joseph and Elizabeth Westfall's son Nelson Westfall was born in 1817 in Ohio, and died Mar., 1868 in Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana. Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana. Married 9 Jul 1839 in Vigo Co., IN to Anna Dudley (1815 - 1881). They had these children: Emaline Westfall (1840 - 1863) and Frank M. Westfall (1849 - 1896).

(4a) Joseph and Elizabeth Westfall's daughter Elizabeth (Westfall) Chadwick was born Jul. 14, 1821, and died Nov. 24, 1893 in San Diego, San Diego County, California, 72 yrs old, Interred 3 Dec 1893. (Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana, Plot: Div 47 Block E - WWoodlawn Cemetery Index of Burials 1839-1899 by Simona Lansaw) She married E. Warren Chadwick (1815 - 1902). They had these children: Levi W. Chadwick (1842 - ____); Harry E. Chadwick (1855 - 1865); and John W. Chadwick (1855 - 1865).

(5a) Joseph and Elizabeth Westfall's son Hiram Abiff Westfall was born 10/1/1813, and died 3/19/1903. Hiram Westfall married Ruby Havens born 2/25/1821 in Terre Haute, IN, and died 7/30/1872. Hiram moved to Vigo County, Indiana at age 4. He Farmed until 1841 then headed to CA, but didn't get far when his daughter Amanda was born in a covered wagon and indians became ferocious. The family settled in Hannibal, near St. Louis, MO. Hiram worked in pork packing, saw mill and farmed fruit. Hiram and Ruby had 10 children. One of their children was a daughter Amanda Noel Westfall.

Note: An 1870 census shows a Hiram A. Westfall born 1814 in Ohio living in Mason Township, Marion County, a part of the city of Hannibal MO. The 1870 census shows Hiram Westfall's wife was Ruby Westfall born in 1821 in Indiana. Their children living with them at that time in the census were E. Westfall born 1849 in MO, F. Westfall born 1853 in MO, Mac Westfall born 1856 in MO, and J. Westfall born 1860 in MO.

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Note: I found the following article about a Hiram Westfall and his family on the internet at this website at- http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9A0DE5D6103CEE3ABC4C52DFB667838A699FDE

GENERAL TELEGRAPH NEWS; CRIME AND CRIMINALS. A FAMILY POISONED BY A SERVANT--OTHER OFFENSES REPORTED YESTERDAY.

October 14, 1881, Wednesday - ST. LOUIS, Oct. 13.--A special dispatch from Hannibal, Mo., says: "While the famlly of Hiram Westfall were seated at breakfast yesterday morning they were suddenly attacked with sickness and commenced vomiting. The persons at the table were Mr. Westfall, his wife, a young lady, and a hired man. Their symptoms became more violent and death seemed certain, when Mr. Westfall whose attack seemed the lightest, mounted his horse and summoned physicians, who immediately suspected the cause to be the eating of poisonous food. Mrs. Westfall died last night, and the hired man is not expected to live. A dish of oatmeal had been prepared by a colored servant, with whom there had previously been trouble, ie thought to have been poisoned with arsenic. The servant left the house, but has since been arrested. She tells contradictory stories and the evidence points to her guilt. The Westfalls are highly respected people.

(Note: this article may or may not have been about the same Hiram Westfall who was Amanda Noel Westfall's father. I think the article may have been about another Hiram Westfall, because an 1880 Hannibal, MO census shows a Hiram Westfall born in 1825 in NY living in Hannibal who's wife was Lizie born in 1840 in MO, and they had a son Joseph born in 1862 in MO. This might be the Hiram Westfall referred to in the article above. This Hiram would not have been Amanda's father.)

(1aa) Hiram and Ruby (Havens) Westfall's daughter Amanda Noel Westfall was born 1/31/1842 in a covered wagon. She died 12/19/1916. Amanda married Henry Pinkham Jacques 12/10/1862 in Hannibal, MO. Henry was born in Tewksbury, MA on 3/29/1839 and died in Ferguson, MO on 5/1/1923. Henry had a distinguished railroad career. Henry changed the spelling of his last name upon marriage to Jaques. They had 3 children-Olive Amanda Jaques born 10/1/1884, Henry Jaques born 1/30/1870, and Ruby Permelia Jaques born 3/1/1868 (Ruby's middle name might have been Pinkham). Olive Jaques married Frank Abner Thompson of St Louis. Henry Westfall Jaques married Bessie Florance Hibler. Ruby Permelia Jaques married Samuel Frazier Pryor.

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Note: I found this biographical information about Henry Pinkham Jaques and Amanda Noel (Westfall) Jaques's son Henry Westfall Jacques on the internet at this website- http://www.vintagekansascity.com/menwhomadekc/jacques_henry_westfall.html

Henry Westfall Jacques

Henry Westfall Jacques was born January 30, 1870, in Hannibal, Missouri, where he resided until his parents removed to Kansas City in 1881. He attended the Kansas City public and high schools, and completed his education at Kansas University. After his school days he entered the employ of the Memphis Route, where he remained for two years.  He then went with the South Missouri Land and Lumber Company as book-keeper, and then for a while with the Sunny South Lumber Company.

     In 1891 he accepted a position as traveling salesman for the Kansas Cit Car and Foundry Company, afterwards acquired by the Armour interests, and remained with it for three years. In 1893 he organized the Mercantile Lumber & Supply Company, and was elected president. Under his direction the business has grown from the original capitalization of $5,000 to $50,000, and a railroad supply house is also operated by it now. Mr. Jacques married Miss Bessie Hibler in 1897, and has one child, Henry P., fourth of that name in the family, which traces back to 1630. Mr. Jacques belongs to the Commercial Club and the Kansas City Club.

(1aaa) Henry and Amanda (Westfall) Jaques's daughter Ruby Permelia Jaques was born 3/1/1868. Ruby Jaques married Samuel Frazier Pryor on 6/6/1894 in Kansas City. He was born 4/21/1865 and died 11/18/1934. They moved to Greenwich.CT in 1914 and he became President of Remington Arms until 1933 when DuPont Company bought Remington. Samuel Frazier Pryor was also a founder of Pan Am Air, and he was very close friends of Charles Lindbergh, Gene Tunney (the boxer) and several US Presidents. He was also Republican Presidential Candidate Wendell Wilkie's campaign manager.

Samuel Frazier Pryor and Ruby Permelia (Jaques) Pryor had 4 children-Frederick Pryor born 8/3/1900, died 10/9/1938, Ruby Permelia Pryor born 9/6/1906, died 4/12/1994, Jacques Frazier Pryor born 9/6/1896, died 11/27/1953, and Samuel Frazier Pryor born 3/1/1898, died 9/18/1985.

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(1aaaa) Samuel Frazier Pryor and Ruby Permelia (Jaques) Pryor's son Frederick Pryor born 8/3/1900, died 10/9/1938, married Helen Shigo and they had a daughter Ruby Anne Pryor and a son Frederick M. Pryor.

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(2aaaa) Samuel Frazier Pryor and Ruby Permelia (Jaques) Pryor's son Jacques Frazier Pryor married Marion Carson and they had 2 sons Carson Pryor and Jacques Frazier Pryor Jr.

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(1aaaaa) Jacques Frazier Pryor and Marion (Carson) Pryor's son Carson Pryor married Adrienne Meek and they had three children-Gerre Pryor, Adrienne Pryor, and Carson Pryor.

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(1aaaaaa) Carson Pryor and Adrienne (Meek) Pryor's daughter Gerre Pryor married Walter "Glenn" Mack and they had 2 sons-Lee Carson Mack and Clayton Pryor Mack.

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Walter "Glenn" Mack's obituary - Walter "Glenn" Mack - July 29, 1950 to November 19, 2015 - "I'll keep working as long as my two hands are fit to use," Merle Haggard declared. No doubt in saying so, he was reflecting on the lives of working men like Walter "Glenn" Mack, who passed away Thursday, November 19, 2015, at age 65. A classic Texas oil and cattle man, Glenn died from complications stemming from congestive heart failure. Born on July 29, 1950, Glenn was one of four children, including his predeceased brother, Kenneth Wayne Mack, along with his sister, Linda Mack Boatman (and husband Ray) and his brother, James Alton Mack (and wife Gladys), who now survive him. The youngest child, Glenn preferred to be outdoors where it was calm and quiet, especially when it came to working with cattle in the family's pasture. There, he learned "the faith and love for growing things," as Randy Travis once characterized this particular affinity for land and nature. After graduation from Stephen F. Austin High School in Bryan, Glenn naturally went on to receive a bachelor's degree in Animal Science from Texas A&M University. In addition, Glenn later worked as a roustabout and "tool pusher," eventually owning GM Services. Between his experience in the oil field and his cattle operation, Glenn was an exceptionally hard worker who wore himself out in providing for his family. "If I only had some help," he would say, "I could get more done." But his family knew the truth: he did more than enough for them. Still, he wasn't all gritty, hardheaded stubbornness. Thankfully, Glenn took time to enjoy the life he had built as he would break from work for a while and relax by taking his children fishing or cooking out at home. Happily married to Gerre Pryor Mack (who predeceased him in 2005) for many years, Glenn loved spending time with his family, including his two sons: Lee Carson Mack (and wife Judy) and Clayton Pryor Mack (and wife Andrea). Later, Glenn became a loving grandfather to Evan, Erin, Ethan, Foster and Peyton Mack, as well as a beloved uncle to David, Lance and Kimberly Mack and Daryl Lenz, along with other great nieces and nephews. Also dear to Glenn was his adopted son in Christ, Calvin Jackson. As a longtime member of Hillcrest Baptist Church in Bryan, Glenn reveled in the company of his family, church family and friends, who now honor his generous spirit and servant's heart, learned through the example of his Savior, Jesus Christ. The Life Celebration of Glenn Mack will be held on January 9th 2:00 p.m. at Wheelock Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please donate to the Wheelock Cemetery association. P.O. Box 14 Wheelock, Texas 77882 Honor Glenn's memory and leave condolences at www.hillierfuneralhome.com.

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Note: I found the followng information in an article on the internat at this website about Jacques Frazier Pryor's son Jacques Frazier Pryor III a musician singer of Hawaian music who changed his name to Leokane Pryor- http://www.independent.com/news/2007/dec/06/voice-heaven-gift-painful-wisdom/

Born in Oahu, Leokane Pryor lived an idyllic childhood in the mystical Manoa Valley. His parents had come from Texas, but his uncle, Sam Pryor, led the family to the islands after his retirement from Pan American Airlines. He settled in Kipahulu, a remote and jungly outpost on Maui's isolated eastern coast, about 10 miles from Hana. It was Sam, in fact, who first brought his friend, Charles Lindbergh, to the area. Lindbergh found the Hana region to be a welcome respite from the mostly unwelcome fame he suffered after piloting the first transatlantic plane flight. And his simple, unadorned grave in Kipahulu is now a notable tourist attraction.

In 1958, the ever-enthusiastic Sam convinced Leokane's parents to move to Hawaii. They came intending to stay for a year, and then put down permanent roots. Originally named Jacques Frazier Pryor III, Leokane learned to play the ukulele as a child and sang Hawaiian music well into his teen years, but never considered performing professionally. He visited his uncle in the Hana area often, and came to develop a deep appreciation for the area's old Hawaii vibe. Kipahulu is so magnificent and powerful and it really got under my skin, he said.

Note: Leokane Pryor is also a concierge at Hotel Hana-Maui in Hawaii. Leokane's uncle Samuel Pryor bought a large estate in Hawaii in Kipahulu in the late 1940s, after World War II.

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(3aaaa) Samuel Frazier Pryor and Ruby Permelia (Jaques) Pryor's son Samuel Frazier Pryor Jr. was born in Ferguson, St. Louis County, Mo., March 1, 1898. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War I. He was an executive vice president and director of Pan American World Airways and a former national chairman of the Republican Party. He died 9-18-1985. His interment was at Kipahulu Hawaiian Churchyard, Kipahulu, Island of Maui, Hawaii. He married Mary Tay Alderdice and they had 5 children-Mary Tay Pryor, Taylor A. "Tap" Pryor, Frances (Frannie) Pryor, Lawrence Pryor, and Samuel Pryor.

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(1aaaaa) Samuel Frazier Pryor Jr. and Mary Tay (Alderdice) Pryor's daughter Mary Tay Pryor married Lowell Thomas Jr. Lowell Thomas, Jr. was a film and television producer who collaborated with his father, the accomplished reporter and author Lowell Thomas, on several projects before becoming an Alaskan State Senator in the early 1970s, and later the Lieutenant Governor of Alaska (1974-1978). Today, Lowell Thomas Jr. remains an active bush pilot, environmental activist, and he and his wife Mary Tay (Pryor) Thomas continue to live in Alaska.

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Note: I found this biographical information about Lowell Thomas Jr.'s father Lowell Thomas Sr. on the internet at this website- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lowell_Thomas

Lowell Jackson Thomas (April 6, 1892-August 29, 1981) was an American writer, broadcaster, and traveller best known as the man who made Lawrence of Arabia famous. So varied were Thomas's activities that when it came time for the Library of Congress to catalog his memoirs they were forced to put them in "CT" in their classification -- biographies of subjects who don't fit into any other category.

He was born in Woodington, Ohio, in Darke County, the son of Harry and Harriet (Wagner) Thomas. His father was a doctor and his mother a school teacher. In 1900, the family moved to the mining town of Victor, Colorado. There he worked as a gold miner, a cook, and a reporter on the newspaper. In 1911, he graduated from Valparaiso University with bachelor's degrees in education and science. The next year he received both a B.A. and an M.A. from the University of Denver and began work for the Chicago Journal, writing for it until 1914. While in Chicago, he was a professor at the Chicago-Kent College of Law, teaching oratory. He then went to New Jersey, where he studied for a master's at Princeton University (he received the degree in 1916) and again taught oratory at the university. A relentless self-promoter, he persuaded railroads to give him free passage in exchange for articles extolling rail travel. When he visited Alaska, he hit upon the novel idea of the travelogue, movies about faraway places. When the United States entered World War I, he was part of an official party sent by President Wilson, former president of Princeton, to "compile a history of the conflict."

During the 1920s, he was a magazine editor. In 1930, he became a broadcaster with the CBS radio network. After two years, he switched to the NBC radio network but returned to CBS in 1947. He hosted the first-ever television-news broadcast in 1930 and the first regularly scheduled television news broadcast, beginning on February 21, 1940, on NBC. But television news was a short-lived venture for him, and he favored radio. Indeed, it was over radio that he presented and commented upon the news for four decades until his retirement in 1976, the longest radio career of anyone in his day (a record later surpassed by Paul Harvey). "No other journalist or world figure, with the possible exception of Winston Churchill, has remained in the public spotlight for so long," wrote Norman R. Bowen in Lowell Thomas: The Stranger Everyone Knows (1968). His signature sign-on was "Good evening, everybody" and his sign-off "So long, until tomorrow," phrases he would use in titling his two volumes of memoirs.

Thomas never lost his fascination with the movies. He narrated Twentieth Century Fox's Movietone newsreels until 1952. That year he went into business with Mike Todd and Louis B. Mayer to exploit Cinerama, a movie format that used three projectors and an enormous curved screen. He was a successful businessman. He and his long-time business manager/partner Frank Smith brought a small UHF and Radio broadcasting company based in Albany New York and turned into Capital Cities Communications, which in 1986 took over the American Broadcasting Company, and developed the Quaker Hill community in Dutchess County, New York, near Pawling, where Thomas resided when not on the road. Among his neighbors there was Thomas E. Dewey, one of a huge circle of friends that included everyone from the Dalai Lama to Franklin D. Roosevelt. In 1976, President Gerald Ford awarded Thomas the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1989.

His wife of 58 years, Fran Ryan, who often travelled with him, died in February 1975. He was married a second time in 1977 to Marianna Munn. True to form, he embarked with her on a 50,000-mile honeymoon trip that took him to many of his favourite old destinations. Thomas died at his home at Pawling at the age of eighty-nine and was buried in Christ Church Cemetery.

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(2aaaaa) Samuel Frazier Pryor Jr. and Mary Tay (Alderdice) Pryor's son Taylor A. "Tap" Pryor married several times and founded SeaWorld in CA then in Hawaii, and now lives in the Cook Islands.

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note: I found the following biographical article about Tap Pryor on the internet at this website- http://www.whaleresearch.org/update_biostap.htm

TAP PRYOR

Tap Pryor was born in 1931 and graduated from Cornell University in 1954 when he joined the US Marine Corps, serving in Parris Island, Quantico, Pensacola, and MCAS Kaneohe, Hawaii. He was a Naval Aviator, carrier qualified in fixed wing and helicopters, He was discharged as Captain in 1957 and attended graduate school in marine biology at the University of Hawaii until 1960 when he founded the Ocean Institute, Sea Life Park and the Makai Undersea Test Range (now Makai Ocean Engineering). In 1965 he was appointed Senator, Hawaii State Senate. In 1966 (at age 35) he was named by President Johnson as one of eleven Commissioners to the President's Commission of Marine Science, Marine Engineering and Marine Conservation. Ultimately called the"Stratton Commission", this group was responsible for the creation of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Their report Our Nation and the Sea was published in January 1969.

With Gosta Fahlman, Pryor developed Aegir, an undersea habitat, which accomodated 6 persons and was sucessfully tested at 600' depth for two weeks at ambient pressure off Makapuu Pt in 1968. With Will Foreman, Pryor developed Kumukahi, the first plexiglass submersible also tested at the Makai Range in 1968/69. During that time the Oceanic Institute acquired Star II. Pryor and Foreman invented an inexpensive, diver-operated pontoon-platform for launching and recovering submersibles beneath the surface so that they could operate in all weather with only a vessel-of-opportunity towing the submersible and its launcher to and from the dive sites. Thanks to that, Star II subsequently logged more undersea work time than any submersible anywhere.

In 1970, Pryor was named Salesman of the Year for the State of Hawaii in recognition of his promotion of Hawaii and a place for marine science and engineering development. Following his work on the Stratton Commission, he developed and operated the Systemculture Seafood Plantation at Kahuku on Oahu, principally the production of table oysters, using his own patented on-land technique for culturing phytoplankton in ponds to feed the oysters on stacked trays in raceways.

In 1981, his product, the Hawaiian oyster, was named by the Cologne Food Fair as the Outstanding New Product introduced to Europe that year. The seafood plantation was lost to cyclone Eva in 1982. The next year, Pryor joined the Aquanautics Corporation - then a NYSE-listed company -- as VP Research and in 1985 VP Marketing. He led the conversion of Aquanautics from a diving equipment manufacturer to a high-tech specialist in extracting oxygen from fluids.

In 1986, Pryor resigned from Aquanautics for personal reasons and moved permanently to the Cook Islands in late-1989, joining the Office of the Prime Minister as Director, Special Projects Division, and later as Deputy Chief of Staff. In 1992, the Cook Islands Government signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Norwegian Government and the Fridjhof Nansen Institute to develop the islands' manganese nodule deposits. In 1999, Pryor left government to join Manihiki Black Pearls Ltd as VP, production & marketing.. In 2002 moved on to own and operates a noni plantation on Rarotonga. that he has expanded into a lettuce and herb hydroponics business. In November, 2003, he introduced a cut salad mix of lettuces and herbs to the local marketsm with the brand name of Papa Tap's. He followed that in early 2004 with a coleslaw. He is currently market testing other healthy, convenience foods. His hydroponics opertion now utlilzes a method new to the Cook Islands called "raft culture" whereby the plants are grown in styrofoam floats in tanks of fertilized water. In cooperation with the Ministry of Marine Resources, prawns are scheduled to be added for double and symbiotic use of the same facilities, a technique called "aquaponics".

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Note: I found the following information about Tap Pryor and his wife Karen Pryor at this website- http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/whales/seaworld/spec.html

Tap Pryor and his wife Karen Pryor raised the money to build Sea Life Park, a dolphin research facility cum tourist attraction in Hawaii. Karen Pryor was one of the first people to work in a concentrated and applied way to discover what dolphins in captivity could be trained to do. Her writings and lectures taught a generation of marine mammal trainers and researchers around the United States.

Note: I found the following information also about Tap Pryor's wife Karen Pryor at this website- http://www.arkanimals.com/ark/abcs_clicker_training_tools.html

Tap Pryor's wife Karen Pryor began using marker based teaching and training techniques about the time she encountered Bob Bailey in conjunction with her work at Sea Life Park, Hawaii. The marine mammal community thrived using the techniques. But the current popularity of marker based training techniques (commonly referred to as clicker training) within the general public only gained popularity after the 1984 release of Karen Pryor's highly successful book, "Don't Shoot the Dog."

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(3aaaaa) Samuel Frazier Pryor Jr. and Mary Tay (Alderdice) Pryor's daughter Frances (Frannie) Pryor married Bob Hawes and lives in Maui, Hawaii.

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(4aaaaa) Samuel Frazier Pryor Jr. and Mary Tay (Alderdice) Pryor's's son Lawrence Pryor married Gabrielle Greer and they have 2 children.

Lawrence Pryor's wife Gabrielle (Greer) Pryor was the mayor of Irvine, CA from 1974-1975. I found the information on the internet at this website- http://www.ci.irvine.ca.us/depts/cityclerk/ forms/Election%20Information/Election_History.pdf

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(5aaaaa) Samuel Frazier Pryor Jr. and Mary Tay (Alderdice) Pryor's son Samuel Frazier Pryor III married Sally Reece and they have 5 children.

Note: I found the following wedding announcement of Samuel Frazier Pryor 3rd's son and Samuel Frazier Pryor Jr.'s grandson Samuel Frazier Pryor 4th and Lindsey Mary Stansfield on the internet at this website- http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9504E7DC163BF930A25755C0A964948260&sec=&spon=

Lindsey Mary Stansfield and Samuel Frazier Pryor 4th wed in St. Vincent Ferrer's Roman Catholic Church yesterday June 13, 1982, Lindsey Mary Stansfield, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. John B. Stansfield of New York, was married to Samuel Frazier Pryor 4th, son of Mr. and Mrs. Pryor 3d of Bedford Hills, N.Y. The Rev. Paul Walsh performed the ceremony. Knight Patterson Meem was matron of honor and Daniel Corbit Pryor was best man for his brother. The bride, judicial law clerk to Judge Inzer B. Wyatt of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, was graduated from the Chapin School, Smith College and the Fordham University School of Law, where she was on the staff of The Urban Law Journal. She was presented at the 1974 Debutante Cotillion and Christmas Ball and is a member of the Junior League of New York. Her father is a dentist and former chief of the dental department at the Lenox Hill Hospital.

Mr. Pryor, who was graduated from the Taft School and Yale College, is an administrative officer with the private banking house of Brown Brothers Harriman & Company. His father is a partner in the New York law firm of Davis, Polk & Wardwell. The bridegroom is a grandson of Samuel F. Pryor Jr. of Greenwich, Conn., and Hana, Hawaii, a former executive vice president and director of Pan American World Airways and a former national chairman of the Republican Party. His maternal grandfather, Charles Lee Reese Jr. of Wilmington, Del., was formerly publisher and editor in chief of The Wilmington Morning News and of The News Journal, an evening newspaper.

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(4aaaa) Samuel Frazier Pryor and Ruby Permelia (Jaques) Pryor's daughter Ruby Permelia Pryor was born 9/6/1906, and died 4/12/1994. Ruby Permelia Pryor married Joseph Verner Reed born in 1902 in Paris, France, died in 1973, the son of Verner Zevola Reed and Mary Dean (Johnson) Reed. Joseph and Ruby Permelia (Pryor) Reed had 5 children-Laurel Reed, Adrian Reed, Nathaniel Reed, Samuel Reed, and Joseph Reed Jr.

Samuel Frazier Pryor and Ruby Permelia (Jaques) Pryor's daughter Ruby Permelia Pryor was born 9-6-1906, and died 4-12-1994. Ruby Permelia Pryor, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel F. Pryor of Greenwich, Conn., was married to Joseph Verner Reed of Denver, Col., at the home of her parents Dec. 31, 1927. Joseph Verner Reed was born in 1902 in Paris, France, and he died in 1973. His parents were Verner Zevola Reed and Mary Dean (Johnson) Reed. Joseph and Ruby Permelia (Pryor) Reed developed Jupiter Island, Florida. Joseph and Ruby Permelia (Pryor) Reed were also friends of President George H.W. Bush's parents, Dorothy and Sen. Prescott Bush. Joseph Verner Reed Sr. was also a theater producer and a founder of the American Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Conn.

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Note: I found this information about Joseph V. Reed Sr.'s ownership and developement of Jupiter Island, Florida on the internet at this website- http://www.townofjupiterisland.com/history.php

In 1934, Joseph V. Reed purchased the other owners shares in the Hobe Sound Company and began a new period of Island development. The entire property remained under Reed family ownership until 1996. In 1944, with 75 residents on the Island, Joseph V. Reed and Permelia P. Reed founded the Jupiter Island Resident's Committee and the Island Club and its Board of Directors. In the next year, 1945, Joseph Reed donated the land for the police station and the firehouse. Proximity to the wooden cottages and main Clubhouse was of paramount importance. The Reeds also gave the land that is now the Hobe Sound Beach to Martin County for use as a public beach.

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(Note: Joseph Verner Reed's father Verner Zevola Reed was a renowned attorney, real estate broker, stock broker, promoter, mine owner and a novelist. Verner Zevola Reed was born 10-13-1863 in Richland County, Ohio, and died 4-20-1919 in Coronado, California. He was the son of Hugh Fulton Reed born in 1834 in Richland County, Ohio, and Elizabeth Amanda Wolfe born in 1838 in Ohio. Verner Zevola Reed married Mary Dean Johnson in 1893. She was born in 1873 in Ohio and died in 1945. Verner Zevola Reed and Mary Dean (Johnson) Reed had 3 children-Margery Verner Reed born in 1894 in Colorado, Verner Zevola Reed Jr, born 8-30, 1900 in Colorado, died 8-1-1986 in Palm Beach Co. Florida, and Joseph Verner Reed born in 1902 in Paris, France, and died in 1973. 

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Note: I found the following obituary and biographical article about Joseph Verner Reed's father Verner Zevola Reed on the internet at this website- query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9B00E7D71238EE32A25751C2A9629C946896D6CF

Verner Z. Reed Dies-Federal Mediator

Capitalist and Author a Victim of Pneumonia at 55 at Coronado, Cal.

San Diego, Cal., April 21 - Verner Z. Reed, United States Federal Mediator died late last night at Coronado. Mr. Reed went to Coronado last January for his health. After a short stay there he was apparently much improved and recently had begun planning for his return to Denver, Col., where he made his home. Last Friday he was stricken with pneumonia.

Verner Zevola Reed, author and capitalist was born in Richland County, Ohio Oct. 13, 1863, and for two terms attended the Eastern Iowa Normal School. He was one of the origional of the Special Mediation Commission appointed by President Wilson soon after the United States went to war to undertake adjustment of industrial labor trouble. He is credited with having played a large part in quieting unrest which threatened war preparations. The commission late in 1917, made a trip of many weeks through the West investigating deportations and dissatisfaction in the Arizona copper district, labor troubles on the Pacific Coast, in Colorado, and in Minnesota and St. Paul, Minn., and differences between the Chicago packers and their employees. Mr. Reed took a prominent part in the investigation and settlement of trouble in the Lousiana oil fields.

For many years Mr. Reed had been engaged in mining, banking, petroleum manufacturing, ranching, land reclamation and irrigation enterprises in Colorado, Wyoming, and other states. He lived for nearly fifteen years abroad. Mr. Reed had made extensive studies of American Indian myths and folk lore, especially among the Utes and some of the Pueblo tribes, and was among the first to make an automobile tour to the Sahara Desert. Mr. Reed was widely known as a lecturer on peace, international politics, and kindred subjects. He was author of "Lo-To-Kah", "Tales Of The Sunland", "Adobeland Stories", "The Soul Of Paris", and had also contributed essays, editorials, and stories to magazines and newspapers. He was a member of the Explorers and Rocky Mountain Clubs of New York, Athletic Country, Denver Clubs of Denver, and the Golf and El Paso Clubs of Colorado Springs.----The New York Times-Published April 22, 1919

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Note: I also found this biographical information about Joseph Verner Reed's father Verner Zevola Reed on the internet at this website- http://www.springsgov.com/plan/historic3/WalkingTour.ASP?WCI=SouthDowntown&WCE=20&Click=Short

Verner Z. Reed arrived in Colorado Springs in the 1880's at a young age, and engaged in real estate development and sales. He participated in the Cripple Creek Mining District, but is most famous for brokering the sale of W. S. Stratton's Independence mine in 1899, earning a commission of $1 million. He moved to Denver a few years later, and expanded into the oil extraction business in Wyoming. His wife Mary Dean Reed was involved in the women's rights movement and was described as a prominent Denver social leader and philanthropist.)

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Note: I found the following obituary and biographical article about Verner Zevola Reed's grandson Verner Zevola Reed III on the internet at this website- http://www.vernerreed.com/biography.html

  Verner Zevola Reed III, 82, of Falmouth, passed away Feb. 28, 2006 at his home. He was born in Denver, Colorado in 1923, the son of Verner Zevola Reed, Jr. and Gladys Quentell Reed. Mr. Reed attended Aiken Preparatory School in S.C., where he was a skilled horseman. He graduated from Milton Academy in 1941 and attended Harvard University before becoming a member of the Army Air Corps. During World War II he was stationed in China, Burma, and India. He had joined the Air Corps as a private, served in the CBI as an aircraft engineering officer, and was discharged in 1946 as First Lieutenant. Returning home from the war, Mr. Reed lived in Stowe, Vermont, where he became a furniture maker. When he had difficulty finding a good photographer to market his products, he picked up a camera and taught himself the art. This led him to Boston to pursue photography professionally. During the 1950s he worked on a freelance basis for Life magazine, photographing over 125 assignments in New England. His work was also published in Fortune, Paris Match, Time, and Vermont Life. In 1956, Mr. Reed returned to Vermont. He continued to do freelance assignments for magazines and began a new career as a sculptor. While in Stowe, Mr. Reed purchased and ran The Three Green Doors restaurant.

In 1973, Mr. Reed and his wife, Deborah, moved to Pemaquid Harbor where they restored and ran a salt-water farm. Mr. Reed continued his interest in photography and sculpture I while raising sheep. In 1980, the family moved to Falmouth, and Mr. Reed's third artistic pursuit began in the field of jewelry and silversmithing. He exhibited his work at Fibula on Exchange Street and quickly became recognized as one of the foremost jewelers in Portland. Mr. Reed has received increasing recognition in recent years for his accomplishments in the field of photography. His work has been the focus of several one-man exhibitions in New England, most notably A Changing World: New England in the Photographs of Verner Reed, 1950-1972, organized by Historic New England. The accompanying catalogue, reviews, and television appearances have made his name well known to curators up and down the east coast.

In 2005 the Maine State Senate honored him for his contribution to the arts in New England. Mr. Reed's work is owned by museums including the University of New England Art Gallery, the Portland Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the George Eastman House in Rochester, NY. Historic New England possesses his photographic archive. He is survived by his wife, Deborah; a brother, Gordon Peter of Palm Beach, Fla.; a son, Verner Zevola IV, of Greenfield Center, N.Y.; three daughters: Jennifer, of Natick, Mass.; Victoria, of Jamaica Plain, Mass.; and Mary, of Cambridge, Mass.; three granddaughters, and several nieces and nephews.

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Joseph and Ruby Permelia (Pryor) Reed had 5 children-Laurel Reed, Adrian Reed, Nathaniel Reed, Samuel Reed, and Joseph Reed Jr.

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(1aaaaa) Joseph Verner Reed and Ruby Permelia (Pryor) Reed had a daughter Laurel Reed.

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(2aaaaa) Joseph Verner Reed and Ruby Permelia (Pryor) Reed's oldest son is Adrian Pryor Reed, a retired banker who was with White, Weld & Company of New York, and a wheat and corn farmer. Adrian Reed had a daughter from his first wife Ariane Yassukovich-Cynthia Reed. Adrian Reed had 2 children from his second wife Nancy Jane Austin-a son Austin Reed and a daughter.

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Note: I found this engagement announcement of Adrian Reed's daughter Cynthia Reed to David Eliot Klein on the internet at this website- http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=940DE3DC153CF937A2575BC0A96E948260

Cynthia Reed Plans to Wed - Published: August 14, 1988 - Announcement has been made by Ariane Wellin of Greenwich, Conn., and Adrian P. Reed of Centreville, Md., and Hobe Sound, Fla., of the engagement of their daughter Cynthia Elizabeth Reed to David Eliot Klein, the son of Mrs. David A. Klein of Stockbridge, Mass., and the late Mr. Klein. The couple plan to marry Nov. 19. Miss Reed graduated from the Greenwich Country Day School, the Ethel Walker School and Denison University. She was until recently an advertising production manager for Bogardus Lowell Pile, an advertising agency in Boston. Her father is a wheat and corn farmer.

The future bride is a granddaughter of Permelia Pryor Reed of Greenwich and Hobe Sound and of the late Joseph Verner Reed, a developer of Florida real estate, a theater producer and a founder of the American Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Conn. She is also a granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dimitri Yassukovich of Locust Valley, L.I., and Hobe Sound. Mr. Yassukovich, who is retired, was a partner in the brokerage concern of White Weld & Company in New York. The future bridegroom, a graduate of Trinity College in Hartford, is an assistant vice president of the First National Bank of Boston. His father was a chemical engineer.

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Note: I found the following engagement announcement of Adrian Pryor Reed's son Austin Reed to Aimee Porter Harrison on the internet at this website- query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9C0CE4DC1F3BF93BA15752C0A966958260

- Published: January 28, 1990 - The engagement of Aimee Porter Harrison to Austin Reed, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Adrian Pryor Reed of Centreville, Md., and Hobe Sound, Fla., has been announced by the prospective bride's parents, Sarah Schutt Harrison and Herbert Preston Harrison, both of Richmond. A June wedding is planned. The engagement of Aimee Porter Harrison to Austin Reed, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Adrian Pryor Reed of Centreville, Md., and Hobe Sound, Fla., has been announced by the prospective bride's parents, Sarah Schutt Harrison and Herbert Preston Harrison, both of Richmond. A June wedding is planned. Miss Harrison graduated from St. Catherine's School, the Tante Marie School of Cookery in London and Mount Vernon College. She was presented at the Holly Ball in Wilmington, Del.

Her father is a vice president of the Morton G. Thalhimer real-estate concern in Richmond Her mother is a fine-arts consultant in Richmond. Miss Harrison is a granddaughter of C. Porter Schutt of Greenville, Del., and the late Phyllis duPont Schutt, and she is a descendant of Eleuthere Irenee du Pont, the founder of the Du Pont Company. Mr. Reed, the assistant project manager of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation in Washington, graduated from St. Andrew's School and attended Washington College. His mother, Nancy Jane Reed, breeds Welsh ponies at Land's End Farm in Centreville. His father, who is retired, was a banker with White, Weld & Company in New York. The prospective bridegroom is a grandson of Mrs. Herbert T. Austin of Easton, Md., and the late Mr. Austin, and Mrs. Joseph Verner Reed of Hobe Sound and the late Mr. Reed, an investor who founded the Jupiter Island Club in Hobe Sound and helped found the Shakespeare Theater in Stratford, Conn.

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(3aaaaa) Joseph Verner Reed and Ruby Permelia (Pryor) Reed's son Nathaniel Reed was born July 23, 1933 in New York City, NY. He served as Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Fish and Wildlife and Parks in the Nixon and Ford administrations. He has served in numerous offices in Florida, including that of Special Assistant to the Governor (Kirk) for the Environment, 1967-1971, and as a member of the Governing Board of the South Florida Water Management District for many years. He currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Everglades Foundation.

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(Note: I found this biographical information about Joseph Verner Reed and Ruby Permelia (Pryor) Reed's son Nathaniel Reed on the internet at this website- http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/spec/manuscript/guides/reed.htm

Nathaniel Pryor Reed was born in New York City, July 23, 1933. He graduated from Trinity College in Connecticut with a B.A. in 1955 and served as an officer in the U.S. Air Force (1955-1959). He was Assistant Secretary of the Interior in the Nixon and Ford administrations (1971-77.) He has served in numerous offices in Florida, including that of Special Assistant to the Governor (Kirk) for the Environment, 1967-1971, and as a member of the Governing Board of the South Florida Water Management District for many years. He has been an officer or board member of numerous environmental organizations, including the National Audubon Society, the Nature Conservancy, the National Resources Defense Council, and 1000 Friends of Florida.

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Note: I also found this biographical information about Nathaniel P. Reed on the internet ay this website- http://www.evergladesfoundation.org/article.php?id=10

Nathaniel P. Reed - Nathaniel Reed currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Everglades Foundation. He received a B.A. from Trinity College, Connecticut and served as an officer in the U.S. Air Force military intelligence throughout Europe, North Africa and the Middle East . Upon returning to Florida he became Vice President and then President of the Hobe Sound Company, a real estate and holding company, which owned the Jupiter Island Club. Mr. Reed has served seven governors. He is best known as the Chairman of the Commission on Florida's Environmental Future. He also served as Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Fish and Wildlife and Parks in the Nixon and Ford administrations. He also serves as a Member of the Board of Hope Rural School, a school for the children of migrant workers. Mr. Reed is a former Board Member and Vice Chairman of the National Audubon Society and the Nature Conservancy, Board Member of the National Parks & Conservation Association, American Rivers, and serves as emeriti on the boards of the Natural Resources Defense Council and 1000 Friends of Florida, which he helped form. Reed has served on the Board of the National Geographic Society since 1988.

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(4aaaaa) Joseph Verner Reed and Ruby Permelia (Pryor) Reed's son Samuel Pryor Reed is a private investor in New York, and was a vice president of Engelhard Industries, the minerals conglomerate, from 1960 until 1976, and later owned and was president of American Heritage magazine from 1976 to 1986. Samuel P. Reed married Annette Engelhard on 12 March 1960, in Bernardsville, New Jersey. She was born December 24, 1939. She was born Anne France Mannheimer and nicknamed Annette. She is the only child of German banker Fritz Mannheimer (1890-1939), who died before her birth, and his wife, Marie Annette Reiss (later known as Jane Engelhard, 1917-2004). Her German-born maternal grandfather, Hugo Reiss, was the Brazilian consul in Shanghai, China. In 1947, after her mother moved to the United States and remarried, Annette Mannheimer was adopted by her stepfather, Charles W. Engelhard, Jr., an industrial magnate, and became Annette Engelhard. She and Samuel P. Reed later divorced. In December 1989, in La Romana, Dominican Republic, she became the second wife of the fashion designer Oscar de la Renta.

Annette and her first husband Samuel P. Reed had three children-Beatrice Anne Reed, who married first Roger Albert Morrison, and married second David Niven, Jr., a son of the actor David Niven, and married third David Phelps; Eliza Reed, who married Alexander Lytton Bolen; and Charles Reed, who married Natalie Witogosky. Annette also has a stepson Moises de la Renta.

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I also found this wedding announcement of Samuel P. Reed and Annette de la Renta's daughter Eliza Reed to Alexander Lytton Bolen on the internet at this website- http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9D04E1DE1F3AF937A25755C0A96E958260

Eliza Reed, Alexander Bolen - Published: June 14, 1998 - Eliza Reed, a daughter of Annette de la Renta and Samuel P. Reed, both of New York, was married yesterday to Alexander Lytton Bolen, the son of Barclay and Richard J. Bolen of Huntington, W.Va. Archbishop Theodore McCarrick of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark performed the ceremony at the Kent, Conn., house of the bride's mother and stepfather, Oscar de la Renta. The bride, 28, is the vice president of licensing at Oscar de la Renta Ltd., her stepfather's fashion company. She graduated from Brown University. The bride's father, a private investor in New York, was the president of American Heritage magazine from 1976 to 1986. Her mother is a trustee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Rockefeller University, the Morgan Library and the New York Public Library.

The bride is a granddaughter of Jane Engelhard of Nantucket, Mass., and the late Charles W. Engelhard, an industrialist and race horse owner and a benefactor of such institutions as the Metropolitan Museum. She is also a granddaughter of the late Permelia Pryor Reed and Joseph Verner Reed, who founded the Jupiter Island Club in Hobe Sound, Fla., and helped found the Shakespeare Theater in Stratford, Conn. Mr. Bolen, 30, is a managing director in merchant banking at First Dominion Capital in New York. He graduated magna cum laude from Brown, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. His father is a partner in the Huntington law firm of Huddleston, Bolen, Beatty, Porter & Copen. Mr. de la Renta designed a hand-embroidered silk organza dress for the bride and celadon silk gingham dresses for the flower girls.

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(5aaaaa) Joseph Verner Reed and Ruby Permelia (Pryor) Reed's son Joseph Reed Jr. was born Dec. 17, 1937 in New York City, NY. He married Marie Byers in 1959, and they had 2 daughters-Serena Reed who married Paul B. K. Kusserow, and Electra Reed.

(Note: I found this biographical information about Joseph Verner Reed and Ruby Permelia (Pryor) Reed's son Joseph Verner Reed on the internet at this website- http://www.americanambassadors.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Members.view&memberid=45

Joseph Verner Reed was born in New York City and is a graduate of Yale University, Class of 1961. Following his university studies, he joined the World Bank as Private Secretary to the President. From 1963-1981, he was Vice President and Assistant to the Chairman of the Chase Manhattan Bank, Mr. David Rockefeller. Mr. Reed was appointed by President Ronald Reagan as Ambassador of the United States of America to the Kingdom of Morocco in 1981 and in 1985 as the Representative of the United States to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations and as Deputy Permanent Representative at the United States Mission. In 1987, he was appointed Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations for Political and General Assembly Affairs. In early 1989, President George Bush appointed Ambassador Reed the Chief of Protocol of the United States of America, where he served until late 1991.

In 1992, the then Secretary-General of the United Nations, Dr. Boutros Boutros-Ghali, appointed Ambassador Reed Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Special Representative for Public Affairs, concluding his assignment in February 1997. In June 1997, Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. Kofi A. Annan, re-appointed Ambassador Reed as Under-Secretary-General. The new Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon re-appointed Ambassador Reed as Under-Secretary-General and Special Advisor in January 2007.

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I also found this engagement announcement of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Verner Reed Jr.'s daughter Serena Reed to Paul B. K. Kusserow on the internet at this website- http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=940DEFD81E31F934A25752C0A96E948260

SERENA REED TO MARRY PAUL KUSSEROW - Published: January 17, 1988 - Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Verner Reed Jr. of New York and Greenwich, Conn., have announced the engagement of their daughter Serena Reed to Paul B. K. Kusserow, a son of Suzanne Kusserow of Underhill Center, Vt., and the late Dr. Berthold Kusserow. A May wedding is planned. Miss Reed, who teaches people with learning disabilities in London, graduated from the Chapin School and with the class of '83 from Wesleyan University. She received a master's degree in special education from the Bank Street College in New York. Her father, who is an Under Secretary General of the United Nations, was a United States Ambassador to Morocco and a representative to the United Nations.

The future bride is a granddaughter of Mrs. Reed of Hobe Sound, Fla., and the late Mr. Reed, a financier, an author and a founder of the American Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Conn. She also is a granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. Frederic Byers of Sewickley, Pa., and Grasse, France. Mr. Byers was chairman of the Byers Steel Company in Pittsburgh. Mr. Kusserow, a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University, graduated from the Deerfield Academy and in 1984 from Wesleyan University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. His father was a professor of pathology at the University of Vermont College of Medicine.

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