Research findings for: ALEXANDER REID originally of Amherst County, Virginia, for the period of 1766 – 1833. This information was extracted from various sources available at the LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
1766 Alexander Reid 80 acres branches of Corbin Creek.
1766 Alexander Miller and Martha Reid. Surety: Alexander Reid. Witness: George Blain, Jr.
3 Nov 1767 Joseph Alexander and Sarah Reid. Consent of Thomas Stuart and Robert Weir. Surety: Alexander Miller. Witness: Alexander Reid, Jr, William Horsely.
10 Feb 1769 William Alexander and Agnes Reid. Surety: Alexander Reid. Witness: Andrew Reid, William Horsley.
7 May 1770 William Tease and Mary Reid. Surety: Alexander Reid, Jr. Witness: Nathan Reid.
1775 Revolutionary Committee for Amherst
7 Apr 1778 Alexander Reid Revolutionary Officer of Amherst County Militia recommended as a Major. He qualified for Major on 6 Jul 1778.
6 Jul 1778 Alexander Reid, Jr recommended for First Lieut. Revolutionary Officer.
May 1778 Alexander Reid, member of Grand Jury for Amherst.
4 May 1778 Robert Barnett. Alexander Reid, minor, and Alexander Reid for Alexander Reid, minor, as guardian of Robert Barnett, orphan of Joseph Barnett.
4 Oct 1779 Thomas Robertson and Mary McCarter. Surety: Alexander Reid. Witness: Samuel Reid.
Claims for property impressed or taken for public service:
Alexander Reid, Jr.
1782 Amherst Tax
Alexander Reid 1 white 2 black 18 cows 9 horses
Alexander Reid, Jr 1 white 3 black 19 cows 9 horses
Alexander Reid, minor 1 white 0 black 9 cows 5 horses
Alexander Reid 1 white 2 black 9 cows 10 horses
6 May 1782 Will of Alex. Miller. Witnesses: Francis Meriwether, Alex. Reid, Jr, James Reid,. James Digust.
Sons: Andrew, Alexander
Executors: Wife, Alexander Reid, Jr, Nathan Crawford, Joseph Higginbotham
1783 Amherst Tax
Alexander Reid 1 white 2 black 20 cows unknown
Alexander Reid, Jr 1 white 3 black 16 cows unknown
Alexander Reid, minor 1 white 0 black 4 cows 4 horses
1783 Heads of Virginia Families Amherst
Alexander Reid 6 white 2 black
Alexander Reid, Jr 3 white 4 black
Alexander Reid, minor 6 white 2 black
1784 Amherst Tax
Alexander Reid 2 white 2 black 17 cows 9 horses
Alexander Reid, Jr 1 white 3 black 12 cows 7 horses
Alexander Reid, minor 1 white 3 black 11 cows 4 horses
10 Feb 1784 Will of Samuel Ayers
Eve Lackey, son John Lackey
Joseph Higginbotham Morrison
Executors: William Barnett, James Barnett, John Clark, William Morrison.
Bondsman: Joseph Higginbotham Morrison, John Barnett.
Commissioners: Nathan Crawford, Alexander Reid, Jr., William Barnett.
15 Aug 1784 Will of Rebekah Robertson
Executor: Thomas Robertson
Witness: Thomas Bell, Alexander Reid, Alexander Henderson, Jr
1 Jan 1785 James Davis and Martha Reid, daughter of Alexander and Jane Reid. Surety: Jonathan Reid. Witness: Bartlett Cads, Jane Reid.
1785 Heads of Virginia Familes Amherst
Alexander Reid, Jr 4 white 1 dwelling 3 other buildings
Alexander Reid 4 white 1 dwelling 4 other buildings
19 Dec 1785 William Abney and Milley Graves, daughter of Jean Graves. Surety: John Taliaferro. Witness: George Loving, Alexander Reid, Jr, John Sutton.
12 Sep 1786 Arterces Bennett, widower and Mary Small. Surety: William Small. Witness: William Loving, Alexander Reid, Jr., Ann Reid.
1787 Amherst County Tax
April 9 Alexander Reid/Jonathan 2 whites 3 blacks 7 horses
April 9 Samuel Reid/John McCarty 2 whites 1 black 2 horses
1 Sep 1788 Andrew Weir and Jane Reid, daughter of Alexander Reid. Surety: John N. Reid. Witness: William Loving Jr, William Clark.
3 Feb 1790 Alexander Reid, son of James Reid of Bedford, and Jane Shannon, daughter of Thomas Shannon. Surety: James Reid. Witness: F. Staples, William Loving, Jr., John Shannon, Jane Reid.
1790 Amherst Tax
March 17 Samuel Reid 1 white 0 blacks 3 horses
March 18 Alexander Reid 1 white 2 blacks 6 horses
May 3 Jonathan Reid 1 white 1 black 3 horses
1791 Amherst Tax
March 15 Jonathan Reid 1 white 1 black 4 horses
March 16 Alexander Reid 1 white 2 blacks 6 horses
March 16 Samuel Reid 1 white 3 blacks 4 horses
21 Mar 1804 Will of Alexander Reid
Son: John Nathan Reid, deceased
Son-in-law: James Reid
Son: John Finley, deceased
Son-in-law: James Davis
Daughter: Mary Shannon
Grandsons: Alexander Reid, John Reid, James Reid, sons of John.Nathan Reid
Granddaughters: Susanna Reid, Jane Reid, Ann Reid, daughters of JohnNathan Reid
Grandsons: Alexander Reid, John Reid, sons of son-in-law James Reid
Executors: Son, Samuel Reid, friends, James Woods, Hudson Martin
Witnesses: Nathan Crawford, Hannah Owings, Ro. Shields
Bondsman: Jesse Jopling
1 May 1833 Gerrard Co. Kentucky. Alexander Reid, born in Albemarle, County Virginia on 11 Feb 1752, in that part later Amherst County, Virginia. Enlisted in Amherst County against the Indians 1774, under Captain, Alexander McClanahan, Colonel Charles Lewis; joined the troops at Staunton and marched to Big Kanawha, where a severe engagement took place in which Colonel Lewis was killed; volunteered in Botetourt County, Virginia 1780 under Captain James Barnett, Colonel Hugh Crockett, for 3 months against the Tories; volunteered again the same year in Amherst County under Captain Barnett and marched to Big Island on Holston River against the Cherokee Indians in Colonel William Campbell’s Regiment, spring 1781, in service in Captain Barnett’s Company, Mounted Infantry. Placed on Pension Roll 2 Sep 1833.
2 Aug 1855 Lincoln County, Kentucky. Death of Jane (Shannon) Reid, wife of Alexander Reid. Link to Obituary Notice and other family records as extracted from a family bible, from family archives of Russell M, Reid.