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Alexander Reid (1814 - 1882)

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Alexander "Sandy" Reid
Born in Southend, Argyll and Bute, Scotlandmap
Brother of and
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: 19 May 2018
21:59: Joelle (Colville) Colville-Hanson edited the Biography for Alexander Reid. [Thank Joelle for this]
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Categories: Kintyre, Argyll | Scottish Immigrants to Illinois | Argyle, Illinois | Scottish Cemetery, Caledonia, 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.


  1. Original data: Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013
    Name: Alexander Reid
    Gender: Male
    Baptism Date: 20 Jan 1814
    Baptism Place: , Southend, Argyll, Scotland
    Father: James Reid
    FHL Film Number: 1041076
    Reference ID: - 2:16BK2N9
  2. Daniel Harvey, The Argyle Settlement in History and Story, pg. 36
  3. Illinois, Compiled Marriages, 1791-1850 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 1997. 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
  • "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.).
  • Find A Grave: Memorial #53432627

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