Gen. Andrew Reid, of Mulberry Hill
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Andrew Reid was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
- From "The Cabells and their Kin", pg. 598-599:
- Andrew Reid, born February 13, 1751; married in 1776; clerk of Rockbridge County, Va.; died in October, 1837. He was a son of Andrew Reid (by his wife, Sarah Reid, his first cousin), who came from Ireland, when 14 years old, with his father; was among the early settlers of old Albemarle County; died about 1765. His father, Andrew Reid, and two brothers (Thomas and John), emigrated from County Down, Ireland. They settled first in Octoraro, about eighteen miles from Lancaster, Pa., where the Shawnee Indians were their neighbors. They afterwards moved to Virginia, different members of the family settling in Augusta and Albemarle counties. The will of Andrew Reid, the emigrant, dated January 30, 1748, was recorded in Albemarle May 14, 1751.
- Magdalen McDowell (the wife of Andrew Reid (1751-1837), born about 1756; died in 1837) was the eldest daughter of Samuel McDowell, born October 19, 1735, in Pennsylvania; married, January 17, 1754, Mary McClung, a native of the North of Ireland; a soldier in the French and Indian War; a captain at Point Pleasant, October 10, 1774; a member of the House of Burgesses prior to the Revolution; a member of the Revolutionary conventions; a captain and a colonel in that war; removed to Kentucky in 1783, where he became a judge, and an active man in the founding of that commonwealth; died September 25, 1817, near Danville, Ky. He was a son (by his wife, Magdalen Woods) of Capt. John McDowell, who was killed by Indians at Balcony Falls, Va., December 25, 1743, whose father, Ephraim McDowell, when a youth of 16, was conspicuous in the defense of Londonderry, Ireland, in 1688; emigrated to Pennsylvania in 1729; came with his son John to Virginia in 1737, and died in Augusta County, Va., "not long before the Revolution, aged over 100 years."
- ↑ Fisher, Carleton Edward. Topical index to National Genealogical Society Quarterly, volumes 1-50, 1912-1962. (Arlington, Virginia: National Genealogical Society Bookstore, c1964).
Andrew Reid, Sr., b Feb. 2, 1757, d 1837, age 86.
- Green, Thomas Marshall. Historic families of Kentucky: with special reference to stocks immediately derived from the valley of Virginia, tracing in detail their various genealogical connexions [sic] and illustrating from historic sources their influence upon the political and social development of Kentucky and the states of the South t and West. (Baltimore [Maryland]: Regional Pub. Co., 1964).
A daughter of Andrew Reid and Magdalen McDowell married a Mr. McCampbell, and their daughter married a Venable, of a family distinguished in Virginia for literary
attainments. The second and third daughters of Andrew Reid and Magdalen McDowell also married members of the Venable family. The fourth daughter married Judge
Abraham Smith, of Rockbridge.
The fifth daughter of Andrew Reid and Magdalen McDowell, married Major John Alexander, of Lexington, Virginia. Their son, John Alexander, is a lawyer of ability, and a citizen of prominence in Lexington, and their daughter, Agnes, was the wife of Rev. Beverley Tucker Lacey, the noted Presbyterian divine.
The only son of Andrew Reid and Magdalen McDowell, was Dr. Samuel McDowell Reid, a skillful and distinguished physician of Lexington. He married a Miss Hare, and his daughters married, respectively, Prof. James White and Colonel John S. II. Ross. His son, bearing his own name, is a wealthy and reputable citizen of Rockbridge.
- Morton, Oren Frederic. A history of Rockbridge County, Virginia. (Staunton, Augusta, Virginia, United States|Staunton, Virginia: The McClure Company, 1920), pg. 271.
Reid. Andrew Reid, of Mulberry Hill, married Magdalene, daughter of Samuel McDowell, and had three sons and eight daughters. He was the first clerk of Rockbridge. Samuel McDowell Reid, one of the three sons, was born in 1790, and was an adjutant under his cousin, Colonel James McDowell, in the war of 1812. He succeeded his father as county clerk, after serving a time as deputy. He was a founder of the Franklin Society, more than fifty years trustee of Washington College and Ann Smith Academy, a chief organizer of the Rockbridge County Fair, and was mainly instrumental in opening the North River to Lexington. He died in 1869. From his marriage to Sarah E. Hare, only two children, Mary L., and Agnes, grew to maturity. The former married Professor James J. White.