I have just returned from IL where I was researching the REID family.I have a copy of the Register ofMarriages forHardin County.
Laura J DOSSETT age 15 years born in Cave in Rock, IL d/o Ila DOSSETT and Minervia ROSE married at residence of Ila Dossett on Feb 15, 1885 to David REID, Jr of Saline Mines, IL, a farmer, age 25 years, born Saline Mines s/o Robert REID and Elizabeth CAMPBELL.
The David REID, Jr was known as Dent REID and this was the first place I had been able to prove that I was correct that his name was David Dent REID.This couple had children: At least: Robert 4 REID (Robert a, 1, 2, David 3 [ named after uncle] Ila 4 REID Wiley 4 REID prob Female These children from Handbook of Old Galatin County by Jon Musgrave, Ed.p 345.
While I was visiting in Galatin County I was fortunate enough to come across a gentleman who remembers Ila REID.It seems he had moved to KY, but came to visit his Aunts Elizabeth (Bessie) and Clara (Callie) at least twice a year.He would arrive in a chauffeur driven limo with his wife "Frankie?".Family lore also says that he bought the REID "house on the hill" for taxes when Bessie Reid died.It is also says that he bought it before she died and gave her a life estate.Lore continues:when Ila died his son inherited and sold the property.
I noticed that you have used Cave in Rock and the name Ille in your postings, though Ila is very clear on the marriage cert.it was written by a clerk and may be misspelled. (I had him only as I F DOSSETT) I am searching for a male REID to carry on the line from Robert a. 1. 2. David Dent 3 or Robert Walter 3 and at the moment Ila and his children look like the best bet.Any info or referral you can give me in regard to this REID/DOSSETT marriage would be appreciated. Lois (Reid) Caprilelcaprile@charter.com