Based on my own research and the result of dozens of autosomal DNA matches, I feel confident that I descend from Simon Reeder (abt 1639 ~ abt 1685) and Virtue [Vowles], who, according to prior research(1), may or may not have been his only wife. From this union, I trace my lineage as follows:
Simon Reeder (1639-1685) -> John Reeder (1664-1717) -> Simon Reeder (17??-1797) -> William Reeder (1765-1826) -> Elizabeth Reeder (1772-1870) -> Mary Leavell (1803-1879) -> Frances Savilla Davis (1837–1895) -> Henryetta Florence Corbin (1860-1900) -> Evie Savilla Snider (1881-1966) – Martha Cathryn Johnson (1921-2004) -> data on living family members omitted.
Further DNA research has turned up a puzzle in the Reeder data. I appear to have multiple matches to Joanna Reeder (1669-1723) who married Judge William Green (1671-1722). From my research it appears as though Joanna Reeder descends from a different Reeder line than Simon Reeder.
Does anyone have any information showing a connection between these two Reeder lines? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Surnames: Reeder, Reader, Vowles, Leavell, Davis, Corbin, Snider, Johnson, Green
(1) Doliante, Sharon J. "Reeder." Maryland and Virginia Colonials: Genealogies of Some Colonial Families : Families of Bacon, Beall, Beasley, Cheney, Duckett, Dunbar, Ellyson, Elmore, Graves, Heydon, Howard, Jacob, Morris, Nuthall, Odell, Peerce, Reeder, Ridgley, Prather, Sprigg, Wesson, Williams, and Collateral Kin. Vol. II. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Pub., 1991. 731-836. Print.