Research findings for: John Reid of Amherst County, Virginia, for the period of 1746 – 1798. This information was extracted from various sources available at the LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
1746 John Reed’s will: Andrew Reed, Administrator, John Reed, Bondsman.
1747 James McBane to John Reid at el; to John McWerter.
14 Feb 1748 John Chiswell, St. Martin’s parish, Hanover, to Lawrence Small for 110 pounds, 200 acres on branches of Corbin Creek, branch of Rockfish near Blue Mountains, adjoining James Barnett and John Reid; part of patent of 11 and 140 acres of 26 Mar1739. Witness: Joseph Barnett, Francis Wright, James Robertson.
3 May 1749 Samuel Murrell to William Miller for 3 pounds, 20 acres adjoining a path, Rockfish, opposite a small island, Alexander Patten, William Miller, Jr. Witness: William Cabell, John Reid, William Maler.
1 Feb 1751 John Thomson to Samuel Mann for 23 pounds, 172 acres both sides Taylor Creek adjoining Archibald Woods, spur of a mountain. Witness: John Reid, James Barnett, Thomas Man, James Robertson.
11 Feb 1752 John McWhorter to Alexander Patton for 90 pounds, 120 acres bought from James McCanne 10 Sep 1747. Patented 10 Jul 1745, save 1 acre sold to John Reid, James Robertson, and Samuel Bell for Presbyterian Church of Rockfish – schoolhouse and cemetery. (This old church and cemetery are still in existence.)
13 Mar 1752 Robert Barnett and wife, Mary, to David Crawford of Hanover, for 130 pounds, 200 acres; part of 400 acres patented to William Mayo 30 Mar 1743; also 211 acres adjoining patent 12 Jan 1746 to Robert Barnett; adjoining William Mayo, Hickman (now John Robinson). Witness: John Reid, Owen Crawford, John Davis, James Barnett.
9 Jun 1752 John Wade and wife, Mary, to John Green for 8 pounds, 128 acres, branches of Hat Creek near Blue Mountains. Witness: Duncan Cameron, John and Thomas Reid.
7 Aug 1758 John Reid to John Loving for 21 pounds, 100 acres Verdiman’s Thoroughfare, adjoining William Wright, Harmer & King Co. Witness: Matthew Jordan, Samuel Jordan, John Cobbs.
29 Jan 1759 Samuel Bell of Orange N.C. to John Miller, 60 pounds, 260 acres Rockfish near Blue Mountains adjoing grantor; John Small. Witness: John Reid, Robert Miller, Thomas Miller, Alexander Reid.
9 Aug 1760 Samuel Man, Executor of will of Thomas Man, deceased approbation of Alexander Reid, Executor in trust and Sarah Man, widow of Thomas to John Reid for 43 pounds, 400 acres Rockfish branches adjoining Col. John Chiswell, James Woods, patented to Thomas Man, deceased. 8 Aug 1746. Witness: David Crawford, Jas. Lackey, James Morrison, Joseph Barnett.
9 Aug 1760 Joseph Barnett to David Reid, Lancaster Co., Penn for 32 pounds, 200 acres Rockfish. Witness: David Crawford, John Reid, James Lackey, James Morrison.
27 Dec 1760 James Robertson to Rebecca Robertson, widow of James Robertson, deceased for 38 pounds, 265 acres Taylor’s Creek, branch of Rockfish. Adjoining Matthew Robertson. Part of patent of John Chiswell, Hanover, and by him deeded to James Robertson. Gave by will to son, James. Witness: John Reid, James Barnett, James Small, Theobald Maghan.
7 Mar 1761 William Montgomery, planter, to Matthew Small, weaver, for 6 pounds, 50 acres Rockfish, adjoining John Small, Col. Chiswell. Witness: John Reid, James Small, John Lackey, Theobald Maighan.
1 Jun 1761 John Reid, James Nevill, John Rose and Joseph Cabell, Amherst County Gentlemen, bound in the sum of one thousand pounds to our Sovereign Lord King, George the Third, 1 Jun 1761. John Reid has been appointed Sheriff by Governor under seal of Colony on 2 May 1761, and is accountable for all sums of mony and Tobacco by him received. Court held at Henry Key’s on 1 Jun 1761. George Seaton, Clerk.
1 Jun 1761 John Reid, James Nevill, and John Rose, Amherst County Gentlemen, bound to our Sovereign Lord King, George the Third, for five hundred pounds,1 Jun 1761. John Reid was appointed Sheriff for Amherst County by Governor of Colony under seal dated 2 May 1761. He is hereby bonded to collect all fines, Quitrents, forfeitures, and Americaments and to pay them to His Majesty’s Revenues on or before the second Tuesday in June annually. Court held at Henry Key’s, 1 Jun 1761.
5 Sep 1761 James Woods to Mary Woods, wife of Samuel Woods. James Woods for natural love and affection for his daughter, Mary Woods, and for the better maintenance and livelihood of her, conveys to her and lawfully begotten heirs of body 200 acres in Amherst County and negro boy named Adam. Lines: John Morrison, David Crawford, Jr., John Reid, side of a mountain. Part of 400 acres to James Woods by “patton” at Williamsburg, 28 Aug 1746. Mark of Woods. Witness: Alexander Reid, John Farrer, Peter Farrer, Thomas Reid.
7 Sep 1761 John Reid, William Cabell and James Nevill, Gentlemen of Amherst bound to King George III for one thousand pounds. Reid’s appointment is set forth as in the two items above and he is bound to collect taxes. Court held at Henry Key’s on 1 Jun 1761. George Seaton, Clerk.
27 Feb 1762 Samuel Mann and wife, Margaret, to Nathaniel Mann for 7 pounds for 31 acres on Taylor’s Creek, branch of Rockfish and part of 172 acres granted to Alexander Patton by patent 12 Jan 1746 and now in possession of Samuel Mann. Lines: Thomas Reid, Alexander Reid, Alexander Reid, Jr, James McAlexander Jr, John Reid.
9 Mar 1762 Hugh Willoughby and wife Agnes, to Charles McAnally for 5 pounds, 100 acres on branch of South Fork of Rockfish and part of 371 acres pat at Williamsburg to Willoughby 7 Aug 1761. Lines: James Nevill. Witness: John Reid, James Nevil, Charles Tate.
17 Jan 1764 John Robinson, King and Queen, to Joseph Barnett, 10 pounds for 120 acres on Corbin’s Creek…part of larger tract pat to Col. John Chiswell and now properly of Robinson. Lines: Michael Montgomery, Joseph Barnet, John Small, Francis Meriwether, John Reid. Witness: George Carrington, Cornelius Thomas, William Cabell, Jr., Joseph Cabell.
2 Jul 1764 Alexander Reid, to Mary Reid…20 pounds for 250 acres, head branches of Corbin’s Creek pat to John Reid bearing date 1755 and since the death of said John Reid descended to the aforesaid Alexander Reid as eldest son and heir at law of him the said John Reid which the said Alexander Reid hath bargained and sold to his sister Mary Reid.
2 Jul 1764 Alexander Reid, to Nathan Reid 50 pounds for 400 acres on a branch of Rockfish. Lines: Col.Chiswell, James Woods, side of a mountain, formerly granted and “conveyed” from Samuel Mann, executor of Thomas Mann to John Reid by deed of date, 25 Feb 1760, and since death of John Reid descended to Alexander Reid as eldest son and heir at law…hath bargained and sold unto his brother, Nathan Reid.
21 Aug 1765 Mary Reid to Thomas Carpenter for 37 pounds, 270 acres pat to John Reid 25 Mar 1762, head branch of Corbin’s Creek, branch of Rockfish. Lines: James Barnett. Witness: Samuel Woods, John Reid, Alexander Reid, Jr.
20 Sep 1765 Andrew Reid Will. Witness: James and John Reid, John Barnett of Rockfish. My 6 children: Martha, Agnes, Florence, Sarah, Andrew and Esther Reid, until Andrew is 21. If any daughter married or dead before 18. Executors: friends, Thomas Stuart and Robert Weir. Bondsman: William Simpson, Samuel Woods, Alexander Reid, Jr, Thomas West. Inventory 5 Dec 1765: Robert Barnett, John Morrison, John Montgomery
2 Jun 1767 John Loving to John Loving Jr., for 40 pounds,100 acres. Lines: William Wright, Harmer and King, Co., land deeded to John Loving from John Reid 7 Aug 1758. Witness: Neill Campbell, Edmund Wilcox, Wiiliam Horsley.
21 Apr 1769 John Reid survey 200 acres Halls Creek
4 Dec 1769 John Montgomery to Matt Harris for 80 pounds, 98 acres branch of Rockfish. Lines: William Wright, Col. John Chiswell. Patent to John Montgomery 25 Sep 1762. Witness: John Phillips, John Reid, Thomas Ewers, Francis Montgomery.
22 Mar 1771 John Reid survey for 137 acres N branch of Halls Creek
23 Sep 1771 Laurance Small to Abner Witt, for 220 pounds, 200 acres branch of Corben Creek. Lines: James Barnett, John Reid, where Small liveth. Witness: John Witt, Samuel Leakey, William Small. Original delivered to Abner Witt.
28 Dec 1771 Thomas Reid and Florence Mills. Surety: John Reid. Witness: Joseph Miller.
1 Feb 1772 John Heard apprentices himself to George Blain, sadler, 50 pounds for 2 years and 3 months. Witness: John Reid, Nathan Reid, Alex. Reid, Jr.
24 Mar1772 John Reid survey for 77 acres.
1 May 1772 William Clarke, to Carter and Trent. Deed of Trust, 50 pounds debt. 148 acres. Witness: William Gay, Thomas Smith, Thomas Bowen, John Reid, Alexander Reid, Jr., William Harris, George Divers, William Loving.
1 Jun 1772 William Bibb and wife, Sarah, to Lucas Powell for 10 pounds, 170 acres branch of Rucker’s Run. Lines: Walter King, Col. Lomax, Lomax and Co. Patent to William Bibb 27 Aug 1770. Witness: John Reid, William Wilson, Nicholas Moran.
20 Aug 1772 Abner Witt to Jno. Witt, Jr. and Sr. Deed of Trust 5 schillings. 200 acres. Lines: Jas. Barnett, Jno. Reid, also slaves, furniture, etc. Witness: Laurence Small, Chas. Witt, Chas. Barnerd, Littleberry Witt, Wm. Small. Original delivered to Jno. Witt.
21 Sept 1772 Jno. Reid to Alex. Reid, Jr., for 20 pounds, S branch of S fork of Rockfish. Lines: Ezra Morrison, Wm. Barnett. Witness: Nathan Reid, Alex. Reid, Wm. Waterson. Original delivered to Alex. Reid, Jr, 13 Apr 1785
3 May 1773 John Reid to Chas. Sims, Albemarle Co. for 75 pounds, 137 acres on Hatt Creek. Line of Thos. Mann Randolph. Original delivered to Lee Harris’ son.
3 May 1773 John Reid to Chas. Sims, Albemarle Co., for 75 pounds, 200 acres on branch of Hat Creek. Lines: Frances Steele, his own line.
4 Feb 1775 James Lackey to Saml. Woods, merchant, for 195 pounds, 248 acres S branch of Rockfish and on mountains. Lines: Jno. Lackey, Jas. Barnett, John Reid. Witness: Edwd. Stephenson, Jas. Conner.
8 Feb 1779 Chas. Sims, Albermarle, to Lee Harris for 1000 pounds, 487 acres on branch of Hatt and Davis Creeks. Patented to John Reid and now property of Sims. Lines: W by Peterfield Trent and Francis Steel. Known as Spring Hill. Witness: Alex. Reid, Jr, Saml. Woods, Jno. Digg, Jno. Dawson.
13 Jan1784 Campbell Co. James Callaway Jr. and Betsy Shephard, widow of David Shephard. Surety: Gabriel Penn. Witness: Bourne Price, Thomas Crump, John Reid, Nancy Callaway.
3 Jul 1786 Charles Floyd and Mary Stewart, daughter of Charles Stewart. Surety: Charles Stewart. Witness: J. Reid, Charles Taliaferro, Jr., William Loving, William Horsley, John Griffin.
7 Feb 1787 Zacharias Bryant and Tabitha Stenett, daughter of John Stinett. Surety: Charles Wilsher. Witness: J. Reid, John Taliaferro, Charles Davis, Rosanah Davis.
9 Feb 1787 John Reid, Power of Attorney to friends Samuel Shannon and Alexander Reid, District of Kentucky – to secure land and divide equally with Shannon – 400 acres on Green River. Witness: William Britt, John N. Reid, John Shannon, Andrew Weir. Orginial delivered to Jonathan Reid 24 Oct 1792.
6 May 1790 Jabus Davis, son of Hannah Davis and Christian Allen, daughter of Joseph Allen. Surety: Phillip Davis. Witness: John Reid, William Loving, Jr, William Davis, Peter Allan.
10 Oct 1791 Ezekial Campbell and Jane Moran, daughter of Nicholas Moran. Surety: Littleberry Witt. Witness: William Loving, J. Reid, James Telford, Thomas Mitchell.
30 May 1792 Jacob Reid and Elizabeth Staton, father or guardian William Staton. Surety: John Ballow. Witness: James Callaway, John Reede.
13 Oct 1792 John Reid and Elizabeth Coleman, daughter of Benjamin Coleman. Surety: Daniel Coleman. Witness: James Callaway, Sally Coleman.
1 Mar 1793 Rockbridge Peter Gabhart and Sally Coleman, daughter of Benjamin Coleman. Surety: John Reid. Witness: James Callaway, Daniel Coleman.
1793 Amherst Tax
June 22 John Reid
June 22 Michael Reid
1794 Amherst Tax List
April 23 John Reid
28 Dec 1798 Benjamin Rucker and wife, Elizabeth, to Daniel Burford for 60 pounds, 100 acres South fork Stovall Creek. Daniel is called Jr. in document. Witness: John Read, Thomas Rucker, Wiatt Read.