The information I have on the Reed/Reid surname starts with Robert and Elizabeth Mashburn Reed/Reid and continues thru their son Jehu REED. Jehu married Lousia WILSON (do not have any more info on her, but would like to find out). I, too have heard that Jehu was a US Marshall and was killed. He served in Co F, 2nd TN Cal, USA, 1838-1900 according to his grave marker at Reed's Chapel in Cherokee Co. Their children (that I have) were Robert; Josephine; Mary Jane or Jane,[who married Monroe Wilcox, s/o Samuel and Mandy Morrow Wilcox or Wilcoxen]; John; Harriet; Alice and Eliza.
My son is descended from Jane and Monroe Wilcox, so I am searching for info on this line also. I will be happy to share any info I have, but warn that it is NOT confirmed, mostly other's research.