Both sides of my family came from Cherokee county NC. The Reeds and the Bruces.
my grandfather was robert reed born in the 1800s.
Jehu is my gggrandfather and the story I was told growing up is he had a bad temper and mistreated his wife awful.
It got so bad his own nephews way laided him and killed him.
Mom had many stories she told as factual.
anything you have to offer I would like to get. Betty