Thursday, August 14, 2008


Celina Blackburn-Reed

Died Feb. 12, 19000

East Liverpool Tribune

This well known lady, died, on Monday, at the home of herself and late aunt – Belinda Blackburn, whose funeral took place Sunday. Mrs. Reed was very ill at the time with pneumonia. She was a daughter of the late Milo Blackburn, and was married to Joseph Reed who formerly lived in this city, and engaged in the meat trade. Her husband had been dead a number of years, and she has since made her home with the aged aunt, whose death preceded her so short a time. She was a member of the M. E. church, this city. Of this well known pioneer family only one sister survives – Mrs. George Perry. She will be laid beside her many relatives in the old cemetery on her grandfather's farm. The family came here about 1799, and settled on the land where she lies sleeping. The William and Mary Blackburn who died in England and left the gr fortune that an effort is now being made to get, were brother and sister of Belinda Balckburn's father Anthony Blackburn who came to America before the Revolutionary war, and because of the ?? could never get the estate left by brother and sister; in England, ?? never married. Mrs. George Perry now the sole living heir to the two late Blackburn farms near this city.

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