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Monroe in Monroe County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Custer-Reed Plot

Custer-Reed Plot Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, May 21, 2022
1. Custer-Reed Plot Marker
Inscription.  In January 1878, Maria Custer (No. 7) and David Reed (No. 25) spent 100 dollars each to purchase the 40 gravesites here. That same month the bodies of Boston Custer (no. 8) and Autie Reed (No. 27) arrived for burial from the Little Big Horn Battlefield. General Custer and his wife Elizabeth had no children and are buried at West Point Military Academy. Those laid to rest here are members of their family.
The chart below identifies their relationship to the general. May they rest in peace.

1. Nevin J. Custer (1842-1915) brother
2. Ann (North) Custer (1843-1922) wife to Nevin
3. George A Custer II (1864-1929) nephew
4. Charles Custer (1879-1899) nepherw
5. Margaret E. Custer (1852-1910) sister
6. Margaret E. Custer (1896-1957) great niece
7. Emanual H. Custer (1806-1892) parents Maria (Kirkkpatrick) Custer (1807-1882)
*8. Boston Custer (1848-*1876) brother
9. Col. Charles A. Custer (1910-1992) great nephew
10. M.C. (Foot Stone for Maria Custer)
11. Miriam I. Custer (1897-1971) great niece
12. Col. George A. Custer III (1923-1991) great grand nephew
13. Margaret E. Custer
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(1925-2010) wife of Col. G. A. Custer III
14. Claribel (Custer) Vivian (1863-1950) niece
15. May (Custer) Elmer (1867-1945) wife
16. William B. Custer (1874-1940) nephew
17. Lulu Custer (1870-1938) niece
18. Elizabeth (Renner) Custer (1874-1924) wife of James C. Custer
19. James C. Custer (1871-1954) nephew
20. Minnie (Weiss) Custer (1912-2000) wife of Col. Charles A. Custer
21. Reed Family Marker
*22. Boston Custer/Autie Reed Little Big Horn Historic Marker
23. Marie E. Reed (1848-1931) niece
24. Lydia A. (Kirkpatrick) Reed (1825-1906) half sister
25. David Reed (1824-1913) husband of Lydia A. Reed
26. Lilla Belle Reed (1854-1858) niece
*27. Harry (Autie) A. Reed (1858-*1876) nephew
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1878.
Location. 41° 54.466′ N, 83° 23.478′ W. Marker is in Monroe, Michigan, in Monroe County. Marker can be reached from Jerome Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Monroe MI 48161, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Boston Custer - Autie Reed (a few steps from this marker); George Francis Heath, M.D. (a few steps from this marker); The Old Hull Road (approx. 0.2 miles away); Capture of Gen. Winchester
Custer-Reed Plot Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, May 21, 2022
2. Custer-Reed Plot Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Indian Attack (approx. 0.4 miles away); Trinity Lutheran Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); George Washington Tree (approx. half a mile away); Soldiers and Sailors Park / The Civic Improvement Society of Monroe (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monroe.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 22, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 19, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 119 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 19, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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