Amos Reeder died 1855
Amos Reeder (8), son of John (4), died 1855, aged 85. By his first wife, Mary, daughter of Joseph Stillwell, of Monmouth, had children: Christiana, died 1816, aged 20; Joseph Stillwell, died   unmarried, aged 26; Mary, married Jasper Scudder; Andrew, a merchant of Trenton, married Sallie Ann, daughter of Isaac Kremsen, by whom he had Emma and Stillwell, died young; and Hannah, married Abner Scudder. By his second wife, Rachel, daughter of Thomas Folwell, widow of Alexander Hemphill, of Pennsylvania, who died 1854, in her 72nd year, had children: Amos (14); Caroline, wife of Nathan Folwell, a physician   practicing in Ithaca, N.Y.; Matilda, wife of Henry Lefferts; William; Sarah, wife of George Dean; Virginia, wife of Henry P. Green; and Amanda, wife of Oliver   Bond, of Trenton.

From Genealogy and   Personal Memories of Mercer County, New Jersey; Francis B. Lee, Page 604:
Amos Reeder, youngest son of John Reeder and Hannah Mershon, was born at Ewing, New Jersey, August 10, 1770, died at Ewing, September 25, 1855. He married (first) Mary Stillwell, April 30, 1795. Married (second), May 23, 1809, Rachel Folwell Hemphill, daughter of Thomas Folwell and widow of Alexander Hemphill. Thomas Folwell (father) resided in Bucks county, Pennsylvania, and married, May 29, 1764, Elizabeth Watts, a direct descendant of Isaac Watts, the author of Watts' Hymns.

Editor's Note: "Ugly Isaac" Watts never married. Elizabeth was a descendant of Stephen Watts: See his will.


When Amos and Rachel Reeder retired from farming, they bought a retirement home on West Upper Ferry Road., now known as the Scudder/Reeder house.
They made extensive renovations to the home, and left the home to their son Amos Jr. in their will.

From Page 77 of The Reeder Family Association; Vol. I, August 1984:
AMOS REEDER, SR.
(1770-1855)
Owner of Rose Hill Plantation
On the Delaware River, Trenton Twp.
Hunterdon Co N.J.
was the youngest son and 11th child of John and Hannah (Mershon) Reeder and inherited the land and the old Reeder Bible. On the flyleaf of the Bible is printed The Holy Bible, Oxford, printed by John Baskett, printer to the University, MDCCXXVI. When Amos was 14 years old, he wrote in: "Amos Reeder his hand and pen, May 1, 1785. His grandfather Isaac Reeder's death date was copied in from his tombstone in the Ewing Presbyterian  Churchyard: Isaac Reeder died March 4, 1763, aged 85 years" When Amos was 18, his father died August 15, 1788.
   According to Grace Lucille Olmstead Mershon,
Andrew Mershon His Descendants,1955, the Bible records end with the births of his first wife, Mary Stillwell, and their five children: Crissiann, Mary, Joseph, Andrew and Hannah. His second wife was Rachel Folwell, widow of Alexander Hemphill, who bore him seven more children; and it was through son Amos Jr. and daughter Virginia Green's descendants, that the family tree was reconstructed.
Virginia Reeder in 1843 married
Henry Perrine Green, said to be the fifth generation of Greens born in the old homestead at Ewing on the Trenton-Pennington Road, erected by William Green in 1717. Amos Jr. who inherited Rose Hill kept the family Bible and handed it down to his son Alfred Reeder, who was the last to own the old family farm. Sold to Ferdinand Roebling, the property passed on to the State of New Jersey.
   Upon the death of
Alfred Reeder, the Bible was given to his first cousin, Reeder Green. "It was the special pleasure of Reeder Green to display the old sword said to have been used by his great-grandfather John Reeder (b 1725) in the Revolution, and by his grandfather Amos Reeder Sr. in the War of 1812."*
   Amos Reeder Sr. and his two wives were buried at the Ewing Presbyterian Church which in 1709 was called the Hopewell Presbyterian Church (see Deed 1709 in archives).





Right: Amos Reeder's Gravestone
 in Ewing Presbyterian
Church Graveyard.

In the background, seen between he and his wife's stones,
is the stone of William Green I