Person:Mary Reid (75)

Mary Reid
b.Bet 1741 and 1745 Virginia
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 -
  • HWilliam TeasAbt 1735 - 1777
  • WMary ReidBet 1741 & 1745 -
m. Abt 7 May 1770
Facts and Events
Name Mary Reid
Gender Female
Birth[1] Bet 1741 and 1745 Virginia
Marriage Abt 7 May 1770 Amherst County, Virginiato William Teas

Acquisition of Land in Virginia

  • 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.

Disposition of Land:

  • 21 Aug 1765 Mary Reid to Thomas Carpenter for 37 pounds, 270 acres pat to John Reid 25 Mar 1762, head branch of Corbin’s Creek, branch of Rockfish. Lines: James Barnett. Witness: Samuel Woods, John Reid, Alexander Reid, Jr.
  1. Public Member Trees: (Note: not considered a reliable primary source).

    Mary Reid, daughter of John Reid and Martha Reid, was born after 1740 at Virginia. She and William Teas, son of Joseph Teas and Jean (--?--), obtained a marriage bond on 7 May 1770 at Amherst Co., Virginia. Mary, identified as a spinster, provided her own consent, and Alexander Reid, Jr., (presumably her brother) provided surety. After their marriage, Mary and William Teas lived at Waynesborough, Augusta Co., Virginia.

    Mary was an heir to her husband, William Teas of Augusta Co., Virginia, under his will dated 10 Aug 1776. The settlement of the estate of William Teas suggests that he was deeply in debt. She was Inn keeper on 17 Apr 1782 at Waynesborough, Augusta Co., Virginia. In 1782, the Marquis of Chastillux, a French officer, traveled extensively in Virginia. He reported that on April 17 he forded the South River at Waynesborough and stayed at an Inn kept by Mrs. Teas. "Two hundred paces beyond the ford, but more than forty miles from the place which I had set out from, I found the inn that Mr. [Thomas] Jefferson had indicated to my; it is one of the worst lodging places in all America. Mrs. Teaze, the mistress of the house, was some time ago bereft by the death of her husband, and I verily believe that she was also bereft of all her furniture, for I have never seen a more badly furnished house. A poor tin vessel was the only 'bowl' used for the family, our servants, and ourselves; I dare not say for what other use it was offered to us when we went to bed. As we were four masters, without counting the rifleman, who had followed us and whom I invited to supper, the hostess and her family were obliged to give up their bed to us. Just as we were deciding to make use of it, a tall young man entered the room were we were assembled, opened a closet, and took out a little bottle. I asked him what it was. 'It's a drug,' he said, 'which our Doctor hereabouts has ordered me to take every day.' 'And what's your trouble?' I asked. 'Oh! Not much,' he replied, 'only a little itch.' I found this admission appealing in its candor, but I was by no means sorry that I had sheets in my portmanteau. It may easily be imagined that I was not tempted to breakfast in this house next morning.".

    Children of Mary Reid and William Teas included Jane (Mrs. Samuel Estill).