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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: 26 Nov 2018
01:30: Joelle (Colville) Colville-Hanson edited the Biography for Alexander Reid (1814-1882). [Thank Joelle for this]
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Categories: Migrants from Argyll to Illinois | Kintyre, Argyll | Argyle, Illinois | 1850 US Census, Harlem, Winnebago, Illinois | Scottish Cemetery, Caledonia, Illinois | Scotland, Reid Name Study | Argyle, Illinois, Reid Name Study.



Alexander was an early resident of the Scottish Immigrant Settlement in Argyle, Illinois

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.


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


  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, 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.
  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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