Historic Homes and Institutions, Volume 1 edited by Ellery Bicknell Crane
... George Reed, who was born in England, in 1629, and bought a farm in Woburn, November 7, 1651, from Rebecca Terrace. He married Elizabeth Jennings or Jennison, of Watertown, Massachusetts, August 4, 1651, and he bought land in Weymouth, April 16, 1665. He married (second) Hannah Rockwell, of Charlestown, November 9, 1665, having eight children by the first marriage and five by the second.
The farm of George Reed is now or was lately owned by Nathan Blanchard, and it is within the limits of the town of Burlington. He was wealthy and influential and deacon of . the Woburn church. He died February 21, 1706, aged seventy-seven years.
The father of George Reed was the emigrant, William Reed, of Woburn. William Reed or Reade is believed to be the son of Thomas and Mary Reade, of Brocket Hall, Hertfordshire, England, and was born in 1587. He sailed from London in the ship Defence in July, 1635, and arrived at Boston, October 6, 1635, with his wife, who was Mabel Kendall, born in 1605.
Elizabeth J. Jennison, who married George Reed, as stated above, born April 12, 1637, in Woburn, Massachusetts, was the daughter of Robert Jennison, of Watertown, and her birth is the earliest record we have of the family. Robert Jennison was admitted a freeman in May, 1645. His wife, Elizabeth Jennison, died October 30, 1638, aged thirty, and he married (second) Grace . , who died November 26, 1686; he died July 4, 1690. His will mentions his son-in-law, George Reed.