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Janet (Picken) Reid (1805 - 1886)

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Janet "Jennie" Reid formerly Picken
Born in Southend, Argyll, Scotlandmap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married in Winnebago County, Illinois, USAmap
Mother of
Died [location unknown]
Profile last modified | Created 18 May 2018
This page has been accessed 23 times.

Categories: Migrants from Argyll to Illinois | Kintyre, Argyll | Argyle, Illinois | Scottish Cemetery, Caledonia, Illinois.



Janet was born in 1805 in Southend, Scotland. She was the daughter of Alexander Picken and Helen Brown. [1]

She married Alexander Reid in 1842 [2] Their wedding was the first to take place in the newly settled Scottish Settlement at Argyle. [3]

She passed away in 1886.


Mrs. Jennett Reid, the mother of Alex Reid, died Thursday evening, Nov. 5. She was 80 years old and lived here nearly half a century. Mrs. Reid was a quiet and unassuming lady and was greatly respected and loved by her friends. [4]


Ellen 1845–1930
Alexander 1849–1935
James 1851–1854


  1. "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950," database, FamilySearch ( : 10 February 2018), Jennet Pickan, 16 May 1805; citing , SOUTHEND, ARGYLL, SCOTLAND, reference , index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,041,076.
  2. "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940," database, FamilySearch ( : 17 October 2017), Alexander Reid and Janet Picken, 26 Mar 1842; citing Winnebago, Illinois, United States, county offices, Illinois; FHL microfilm 1,914,066.
  3. Daniel Harvey, The Argyle Settlement in History and Story, pg. 36
  4. Daily Register (Rockford, IL) 19 November 1886, page 2 GenealogyBank : accessed 17 September 2018

See also

  • Find A Grave: Memorial #53432873 Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed 17 September 2018), memorial page for Janet Picken Reid (May 1805–5 Nov 1886), Find A Grave Memorial no. 53432873, citing Scottish Cemetery, Caledonia, Boone County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Amelia Crombie-Christy (contributor 46861625) .

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