Lydia Reel 13,14
- Born: May 31, 1841, Reelsville, Putnam County, Indiana 12
- Marriage: William Brayton on Dec 27, 1868 9
- Died: May 11, 1923, Logan, Harrison County, Iowa at age 81 12
Lydia Reel left Putnam County, Indiana with her father, mother, three brothers, and three sisters for a home in the West. Early in September, 1853 they headed out, and in October landed in Council Bluffs, Iowa. In March, 1854, they came to Harrison County, Iowa, and located where Logan would eventually be.
All her life she was much interested in education, being instrumental in locating the city school, and in organizing the city library.
For two years, later in life, she (and her husband William Brayton) lived in New Mexico.
She was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church. She was a faithful member attending church as long as her health would permit. Later in life she hosted church services in her own home.
She was a member of the Woman's Relief Corps, being a past president of the organization.
She was an earnest and patriotic worker, often expressing her love for our flag and for what it represents. She was much interested in child welfare work and gave liberally to the Christian Home of Council Bluffs, Iowa, and other institutions of like character.
She is buried by her husband William in Logan, Iowa.
Lydia married William Brayton, son of Stephen Brayton and Catherine Coleman, on Dec 27, 1868.9 (William Brayton was born on Sep 15, 1839 and died on Mar 23, 1911 10,11.)