" THE BROTHERHOOD OF
In some of the Families of IV. -REID; V.-Gaston and VI.-Simonton, -in America.
By Lewin Dwinell McPherson
Washington,Chicago and Bremen,Ga.
or VII.HARVEY and-
III.T O M L I N S O N
See pages 31 to
hereof.Our anceetors' names have been spelled Raid,Reide,Reed,Read,Reade:Gaston,Gasten and Gastin:Simonton,possibly Simon-
Symington.(50)(b). The fore"R e i d " of spelling is recognized as Scotch (97)(hh);"Read" and "Reade",as English.
Figures in parentheses, thus(1 to 106:, as above, cite the "Sources of Information" or "Authorities" supporting the
text.which will be found listed, -numbered and lettered,- for identification
at the end .(See pages
inclusive hereof).The first plan was to record a more complete list of the descendants of George Reid, I, born in Ireland, emigrated with
his parents,Alexander and Margaret(McCay)Reid, to Pa in 1745, -and to N.C. later;lived in Wilkes and died in Greene Co.,
Ga. about 1801.116),(53)(2)(h and i). As no other list of the descendants of the brothers of his father ,emigrating
together, has been found published, the reader's indulgence is asked to first list names,locate(and,in instances ) to saysomething briefly of the lives of, other REIDS who were in American Colonies early. Most of such have been found South of
Pennsylvania. Others. not yet known definitely to be of the same ancestry,but probably so, will next be listed and locat-
ed. and. lastly, the descendants of said George Reid, I, immigrant, will be enumerated.
It appears that other Raids were in the American colonies before the arrival of Alexander,I, in 1745, We have as yet
no direct proof of a degree, if any, of a relationship of Alexander, I, to Reids in America at the following places and
times: ALABAMA :FRANKLIN CO.Susan Marion Reid married. Jas. Tucker Randolph, Sept.
CO.:John S. Reid married in 1878 Augusta Herndon,Birmingham.Ala.:Ch.:Emma Touliman,Annie Perry,Augusta,
Brett and Oliver Reid
MARION CO.:Nancy daughter of Eli Reid m. Jas. Aaron,son of Thos.,son of Elder JohnathanHolcombe.(35)(a). Mandydaughter of Allen Reid m.Millinder Holcombe,brother of Rev. Jas. Aaron Holcombe, husband of Nancy
e Lincoln Co.,N.C.for another Allen Reid).Allen Reid
Marion county was neutral during Civil War,
for which he was seised by Confederate troops and with Johnathan Holcombe,Jr.carried toward Atlanta,Ga.,or to internment,
but Allen escaped and returned but Holcombe was never heard from again.(35)(a).
G E O R G I A
:CARROLL CO.(Fulton Co.):Harry M. Reid ,Atty.,Carrollton,Ga. and Judge,City Court of Atlanta,Ga.,189_
Successful drawers in Georgia"Land Lottery,1827: B E I D .CHATHAM CO.:Mary,widow, Gaddy's District.;CLARKE CO.:John,
Herndon's Dist.;DEKALB CO:Brice and John,Brown's Dist.and Edmund, Howell's Dist.;HANCOCK CO.:Elizabeth,widow,108th.Dist.;
PUTNAM CO.:Cullen,Blunt's Dist.;RICHMOND CO.:Richard,Black's Dist.(66)
Early REID marriages in Georgia: GREENE CO.:Wm. to
Jarrell;Brice to Sarah Tanner;Jas. to Rhoda Brown (27);Nancy
to Reuben de Jarnett,Dec.26,1795;Lucy to Matthew Hogg.Aug.9,1806;Zachariah,First, to Ginney Adams,Mar.
and to Pol-ly Lawrence ,Jan. 14,1790;Reuben to Polly Alford,Dec. 15,1788;Betsey to Z. Jordan,May 21,1818.(19)(c)
JACKSON CO.:Isaac to Patsy Swain,1808;Robt. to Polly Parks,1810;Wm. to Jane Wharton,1811;John C.to Clarissa Kennon,
1813;Jas. to Sally
Ramy,1821;Marshall to Susan Hardy(28),1856; Patsy Reid deeded land in Jackson Co.,Ga.Jan.24,1807.(54)(h).
TALLAFERRO CO.:Formed from Greene Co.,Ga. in 1825,the county seat becoming Crawfordville,Ga. had many Reids.(19)(a).
WILKES CO.:The estate of Hum hrey B. Reid in 1823 to 1825 pursuant to his will by Humphrey Tomlinson,administrator.
A physician's bill settled shows it was for attending the deceased in July and Aug.1823 .Receipte given the administrator
signed by John F. Tomlinson,Levin Summers Tomlinson,Wm. Summers, Rose Lasenby,Dr.J.B. MoJunkin.Andrew Reid receipted
for five(5) shares of the estate,Jan. 14,1825.(56)(b),(77)(f). George and Jean Reid ,legatees under the will of Margar-
et Simonton, who died in 1791.(56)(1)(a),(77)(g).MASSACHUSETTS :Robert Reid was born at Stockbridge, Mass. and d. at Clifton Springs,N.Y. He was an American art-ist in mural decorations and designs for stained glass. Among buildings incorporating his work are: Liberal Arts,Columbian
Exposition,Chicago,1893;Congressional Library ,Appellate Court House,New York and State House,Boston.(73)(a).
MISSISSIPPI: MADISON CO.:Jos.Reid and wife, Nancy in 1834 made a deed which is recorded in Chester Co.,S.C.(30).
NEW YORK:Reid & Nash,New York, N.Y. are listed among contributors to rebuild William and Mary College in 1859. (98)(u).(See Ohio
NORTH CAROLINA:Lt.-Col. Reid on staff at White Plains,July 11,1778".(82)(i). Joe Reid and Archibald Hamilton each petition-
ouncil for 'grants of 640 acres each,Sept.28,1750.(82)(b). Capt. Reid attended Thos. Burke when captured by Corn-wallis' men, as reported to Assembly in 1782"(82)(j);Memorial to Isaac Reid passed in the House,Dec.23,1785.(82)(o).
CARTARET CO.:George Read petitioned to take up 300 acres,July 25,1747.(82)(a) and made bond as Clerk of Court of county
Apr.28,1755(82)(d);his Regiment on duty at Beaufort,S.C. and adjacent Harbour in "The Spanish
GUILFORD CO.: Jan.3,1787 Governor pardoned Henry Reid,resident, and others of 'vigilantes' posse for killing Alexander
ing Tory.(82)(k).HAWKINS(Sullivan)Co.;Wm. Reid ,one of
commissioners appointed to fix site
for county Court House,prison,etc .(now Rogersville,Hawkins Co.,Tenn. HILLSBOROUGH CO.:Robt.Reid,merchant, brought suit
on debt in 1770;(82)(f) property of Robt.Reid, merchant forfeited to State pursuant to Act of Assembly,Nov.17,1788.(82)(2).
LINCOLN CO.:Allen Reid a. Elise Gastin,Robt.Gastin signing bond,Sept.9,1823 (29).(See last lines page 36 for REIDS missed.)
MECKLENBURG CO.:Capt.David Reid of N.C. militia,'a man equally distinguished for his patriotism and piety' in Sumpter's
expetition to Rocky Mount, was killed at the battle of Hanging Rock in Revolutionary War.(82)(a).
ROWAN CO.:Jacob Reide on petition for ordination of Rev.Geo Roger.March 6,1802 at Savitz church(now Mt.Zion) near China
Grove in Rowan Co.10 miles from Salisbury,N.C.(60),(82)(g),also
as Revolutionary soldier Hillsborough Dist.(60)(a).0 H I 0 : Reid's Yellow Dent variety of corn yet widely grown since it was developed and perfected by the pioneer plantbreeding natural scientists,Robt.Reid,and son,Jas.L.Reid through many years of careful mass selection and controlled
pollination.Robt. Reid moved from Southern Ohio to Central Illinois in 1846 and took with him the foundation of this variety
then known as Gordon Hopkins' corn, a late semigourd seed variety.(100)(a,b).
WHITELAW REID,b. Oct.27.1837 at Xenia GREENE CO.,O. d. Dec.12,1912 in London,Eng. Be was an American journal-
ist and diplomatist:Civil War correspondent for the GAZETTE,Cincinnati and GAZETTE,Washington;New York Tribune editorial
to 1872,when, at the death of Horace Greeley,he succeeded him as managing -editor,principal proprietor and ed-
itor-in-chief until 1905 when his interest in the paper became only financial;was candidate for Vice-President of U.S.A.
with Benjamin Harrison in 1892;ambassador to Great Britain in 1905;married in 1881 a daughter of Darius OgdenMills,a prom-inent financier.(73)(b). His descendants,Ogden Reid,President and Helen Rogers Reid,Vice-President are in charge of New
York Herald-Tribune to-day . PENNSYLVANIA:J.I. Reid,Burlington,Big Horn Co.,Wyo. is grandson of John Reid,
was born in Pa., son of Wm., son of Alsey of Scotland as shown by record of said Wm. dated 1841. Elisha(?), another broth-
er of Wm., son of Alsey, also came to America(36.2).LANCASTER CO.:Samuel Reed was of age in 1755 in
End of Derry
Township and there married a McKee.(99)(a). Said Samuel and his son, Matthew Reid are named among the early pioneers.(85)(a).
SOUTH CAROLINA:Robt.Raymond Reid, b. Sept.8,1789, Georgia legislator,Judge and Congressman,Augusta,Ga .U.S. Judge and Gov-
ernor of Territory of Fla.d.Tallahassee,Fla 1841(62)(a); NATIVE OF BEAUFORT,S.C.;ANDERSON CO.:Robt Harland Reid,b.July
17,1821,son of Andrew Reid,Moffatteville,S.C. of Scotch-Irish parentage,Presbyterian minister and founder Reidsville
Reid shown as having
of eleven in 1800(48)(c);
VIRGINIA:Reids as follows:Jos., Governor of Virginia Colony,Aug.6,1680.(97)(d);Virginia paid accounts to George
Feb.17,1776 for 'furnishing guns( and various supplies) to Va. State Militia in the Revolutionary War;(97)(cc);for guns
public' Feb.24,1776 and ' guns furnished the army Feb.16,1776 and for 'arms furnished Capts. Travis andMitchell,June 10.1776(91)(q);Legislative permission granted at WillLemsburg,Va.Mar.30,1776 to Thomas to leave the colo-
91)(Q)(1), and similarly for William,if his departure
advertised according to law.(91)(q)(2).
Headquarters(Brigadier) for main army under General Washington ,March 31,1778:-"By permission of the Honorable Con-
Paymaster-General has appointed ThomasReid,Esq.to be his assistant(97)(b),(97)(s). Same
1779) orders to:"Lt
.Colonel Reid".(97)(t); Feb.22,1783. Letters from officers of
Virginia borne by
as to'protection of
and down New River along Montgomery Co.,Va. frontier.(91)(b,h,j.).Deposition of Mr. John Reid reporting as to meeting and arranging as emmisary of the Governor of Va .to the Chica-mauga Indians on Tennessee River in 1784, and with the Creek and Chickasaw Indian Nations to arrange conclaves fortreaties,- described his attendance upon each and participation therein at "Falls of the Ohio"(Louisville,Ky.),"French
Lick"(Indiana),invitation to the Delaware Indians to join in the meetings. He described in detail the distances,
time and perils of the journeys,guides and interpreters engaged,- and his stoppage en route at the home of Col .IsaacShelby in Lincoln Co.(N.C.)
recites Indian meetings as being held Apr.,Aug 1,Aug.23,Sept.27,Oct. and Dec.16,1783(91)(g).