Reed Family Pages

Genealogy of the Reed, Hodgkins, Mower, and Akerley Families

Dell Mower
Wallace Reed
Verna Akerley
Merle Hodgkins


Welcome to my website. I hope you like the new look. Please let me know if you like it as well. .
I hope you find my research useful for your family. All of the sources have been documented to the best of my ability.

Site Founder -- Marian Hodgkins Reed

This site is a continuation of the work of my mother, Marian Hodgkins Reed. Almost all of the information you'll find here was collected by her over years of research. I'll be organizing her data, adding references and source citations, filling in gaps where I can, and (eventually) adding to these records. I'm happy to be able to share Mom's work, and hope it helps you with your own family research.

About the site

I currently about have scans of about 3300 documents such as birth records, marriage records, and passport applications to document the facts presented on the site. I also have photos of about 1800 headstones that I have visited, with GPS coordinates for each. Overall I have source citations for about 50% of births and deaths, and about 60% of marriages, although these statistics fluctuate depending on how exactly I decide to calculate them.

I'm working to improve the site's privacy considerations. In particular, I'm trying to make sure that data and documents relating to living individuals are not publicly displayed. If you have any concerns, please contact me.

By the way, it's not necessary to have an account or log in to view the data on this site.

Mount Auburn Cemetery in Auburn, Maine

Since I have so many relatives buried at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Auburn, Maine, I've been trying to mark the locations of their graves on detailed maps of the cemetery. So far I'm about 90% complete. See an overview, and detailed maps A, B, C, D, and E.

Possible Durgin Family Photo Album

Can you help identify these photos? I only know the name of one of the people in this album -- Mellaroy Durgin -- but I suspect the others may be Durgins as well. Have a look and contact me if you recognize anyone.

Click here to see the album.

What's New?

Click here to see the latest additions to the site.

Where Did We Come From?

An interactive world map that shows where family members were born, lived, and died.

Today in Family History

See what happened on this date in family history.

  • Why waste your money looking up your family tree? Just go into politics and your opponents will do it for you.
    ~ Mark Twain
  • Everyone has ancestors and it is only a question of going back far enough to find a good one.
    ~ Howard K. Nixon
  • We've uncovered some embarrassing ancestors in the not-too-distant past. Some horse thieves, and some people killed on Saturday nights. One of my relatives, unfortunately, was even in the newspaper business.
    ~ Jimmy Carter
  • Southerners are so devoted to genealogy that we see a family tree under every bush.
    ~ Florence King
  • My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She's ninety-seven now, and we don't know where the hell she is.
    ~ Ellen

Meet Our Ancestors

Isaac Davis

The original Minuteman,
and my 6x grandfather-in-law

Ethel Madora Flower

Moved her family to Maine
from Newcastle Creek, New Brunswick

Wilbur Fisk Mower

Carried the Union flag for the
16th Maine Infantry at Gettysburg

Carroll Eugene Atwood

World traveller
Sewing machine salesman

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