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Alexander Reid (1814 - 1882)

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Alexander "Sandy" Reid
Born in Southend, Argyll and Bute, Scotlandmap
Husband of — married in Winnebago County, Illinois, USAmap
Father of
Died in Caledonia, Boone, Illinois, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 17 May 2018 | Last significant change: 15 Aug 2018
17:06: Joelle (Colville) Colville-Hanson edited the Biography for Alexander Reid. [Thank Joelle for this]
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Alexander was born in 1814. He was the son of James Reid and Margar Douglass. [1]

He came to the US in 1839. He worked a year in Ohio, then came to Illinois. [2]

He married Janet Picken in Illinois in 1842. [3]

Their wedding was the first to take place in the newly settled Scottish Settlement at Argyle. [4]

He passed away in 1882.


  1. "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950," database, FamilySearch ( : 10 February 2018), Alexander Reid, ; citing Southend, Argyllshire, Scotland, reference - 2:16BK2N9, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,041,076.
  2. Daniel Harvey, The Argyle Settlement in History and Story, pg. 36
  3. Illinois, Compiled Marriages, 1791-1850 Original data: Dodd, Jordan, Comp.. Electronic transcription of marriage records held by the individual counties in Illinois.Name: Alexander Ried Spouse: Janet Picken Marriage Date: 26 Mar 1842 Marriage County: Winnebag
  4. Harvery, pg. 36

See also:

  • Find A Grave: Memorial #53432627 Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed 15 August 2018), memorial page for Alexander Reid (21 Jan 1814–15 Mar 1882), Find A Grave Memorial no. 53432627, citing Scottish Cemetery, Caledonia, Boone County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Amelia Crombie-Christy (contributor 46861625) .

1850 US Census

"United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 12 April 2016), Alexander Reed, Harlem, Winnebago, Illinois, United States; citing family 36, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Alexander Reed 35
Jennette Reed 40
Ellen Reed 6
Margaret Reed 4
Alexander Reed 1

1860 US Census

"United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 13 December 2017), Alexander Reid, 1860.

Alexander Reid M 50 Scotland
Jennett Reid F 56 Scotland
Ellen Reid F 15 Illinois
Margaret J Reid F 13 Illinois
Alexander Reid M 11 Illinois
Catherine Reid F 6 Scotland
John Mc Donald M 18 Illinois

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