ROBERT REED, farmer was born in Canada, in 1829. In 1858 he came to the Lake Huron Shore, and worked six months at what is now Alcona. He then engaged in fishing, which he followed one Summer. After that he worked in sawmills and the woods for several years. In 1872 he purchased eighty acres of land in Section 21, Harrisville Township, which is now a splendid farm.
Mr. reed is a thorough pioneer and a hard-working man. He did all the chopping and clearing of his farm, unassisted by any one.
(Bibliography: “History of the Lake Huron Shore and Its People with Illustrations & Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Pioneers”, 1883, Chicago, Page 277)