Person:Alexander Reid (15)

Alexander Reid
m. 16 Sep 1736
  1. Alexander ReidAbt 1738 - Abt 1795
  2. John Reid, Jr.Aft 1740 - Abt 1805
  3. Mary ReidBet 1741 & 1745 -
  4. Thomas Reid1743 - 1827
  5. Nathan ReidBef 1744 -
Facts and Events
Name Alexander Reid
Gender Male
Birth? Abt 1738 Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Death? Abt 1795 Fayette County, Kentucky

Acquisition of Land in Virginia

Botetourt County, VA Records:

  • 1764 - Alexander Read, of Amherst. 115 acres on theJames River inherited from father, John Read.

Disposition of Land:

  • 10 June 1764 Alexander Read, of Amherst, to brother, Thomas Read, 115 acres on theJames River, inherited from father, John Read.
  • 2 Jul 1764 - Alexander Reid, to Mary Reid…20 pounds for 250 acres, head branches of Corbin’s Creek pat to John Reid bearing date 1755 and since the death of said John Reid descended to the aforesaid Alexander Reid as eldest son and heir at law of him the said John Reid which the said Alexander Reid hath bargained and sold to his sister Mary Reid.

Records in Virginia

Botetourt County, VA Records:

  • 1 February 1773 - Alexander Read Juror.
  • 17 September 1780 - Marriage. Alexander Read to Rebekah Camron. [same Alexander?]
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  2. Public Member Trees: (Note: not considered a reliable primary source).

    Alexander Reid Jr., son of John Reid and Martha Reid, was born between 1737 and 1740 at Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania, or in Goochland Co. Virginia. On 24 Jan 1769, an Alexander Reed, Jr. obtained a marriage license at Augusta Co., Virginia. The wife's name is not discernible. There is no proof that this is the Alexander Reid, Jr. of Amherst Co. whose wife was known only as Anne or Nancy.

    Alexander Reid, Jr., held various public offices in Amherst Co. He was elected to the 2nd County Committee of Amherst County on the first Monday of November, 1775. In Nov 1776 he, Daniel Gaines, and Ambrose Rucker were recommended as Sheriff of Amherst Co., Virginia, for the ensuing year. On 6 Jul 1778 he was recommended by the Court of Amherst County, Virginia to serve as a First Lieutenant in the Amherst County Militia. In Feb 1781 he was again appointed Sheriff of Amherst County..

    His children included Patsy (Mrs. Richard Oldham), John, Mary or Polly (Mrs. James Reid), Frances or Fanny, and Hanna (Mrs. John Talbot). Alexander, Jr., died before 14 Dec 1795 at Fayette Co., Kentucky. His widow later married John P. Newman.