A grazing cow and vegetables.

by Lisa Y. Henderson

Asbury Reid filed claim #4303 with the Southern Claims Commission.  He was born free and raised in Gates County and was a 43 year-old farmer.  A cavalry unit took a cow grazing in the field and vegetables from his garden.  An infantry unit took bacon, poultry and hogs.  Alonzo Green, 28, and W.O. Green, 32, a farmer-mechanic, testified on his behalf.

Thirty-two year-old Asberry Reed is listed in the 1860 census of Gatesville district, Gates County, with C. Reed, 22, William Reed, 3,  John Reed, 2, and George Reed, 6 months; Conelius Price, 11, Charles Price, 11; and William Reed, 12.