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Leonard Reedy, Gunsmith

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Leonard Reedy (August 20, 1776- April 18, 1837) has been recognized as one of the most skillful gunsmiths during the period 1650-1850. Reedy  learned his trade in the Womelsdorf- Reading school of gun-smithing. Reedy was born in Lehigh County, later moving to Schuylkill County before moving to Gratz around 1815. He was a veteran of the War of 1812. He married twice and had 13 children.  His twin sons Henry and William served in the Civil War.

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