Descendants of Thomas Reid/Reed
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“REID FAMILY IN EUROPE AND AMERICA”
By Jacob Whittmore Reid, pub 1861
“He who careth no from where he cometh,
Careth not where he goeth”
I.Dr. Thomas REED (or REID) a Presbyterian clergyman in New Jersey was of German extract.
II.Dr. Thomas REED (son of Rev. Thomas REED) was born 1753 and died September, 18, 1826.He was a surgeon in the Revolutionary War and afterward a distinguished physician in Johnstown, New York.He married Catherine ADAMS of Schenectady, New York.(Revolutionary Service of Thomas REED “Jerseymen in the Revolution” by Stryker p. 60)
Thomas REED, Surgeon, Continental Army of New Jersey.Commanded by Col. James Livingston of New York.Thomas was the only Jersey officer in this company.First established in service December 18, 1776.
Children of Dr. Thomas and Catherine ADAMS REED
III. 1.William Adams REID, born 1781, a skillful physician in Johnstown, New York.William married Jane HENRY, daughter of John Sinclair HENRY.
2.Archibald Reid, born 1782, studied for a physician, became ill and never practiced, lived in Johnstown, New York.
Children of Dr. William Adams and Jane HENRY REID
IV. 1.John Henry REID, born October 3, 1804, and died January 27, 1878.
2.Thomas REID, born at Johnstown on September 23, 1806.
Thomas married Margaret EDWARDS and had two children:
a.Catherine who married Robert STEWART, they had severalchildren one of whom is
1Blanch STEWART later married name Blanch COONS of Johnstown New York DAR # 188830
3.James Adams REID, born July 26, 1808 and died unmarried.
4.William REID died on December 8, 1809 in infancy.
5.Helen Kelso REID, born July 20, 1810, was named for her aunt Helen Adams KELSO.
6.Catherine REID, born December 15, 1812 and married Mr. George BARBER of Hanover, New York.They had two children:
a.Mary Louise BARBER
V. Children of John Henry REID and Amanda Malvina PHILES:
1. William Henry REID
2. Eliza Jane Kelso REID
3. Charlotte Agusta Brevoort REID
4. Phillip REID
5. Andrew David REID born 1847 and Married Margaret PHILLIPS
6. George Barber REID
7. Virginia REID
8. Amanda Malvina REID
9. Katherine REID
10. Corneilia Stewart REID
11. Archibald Adams REID
Dr. Thomas REIDs tombstone in Colonial Cemetary is inscribed “A Soldier of the Revolution” and a DAR marker is placed at his grave.Presbyterian Church records give September 18, 1827 as the date of his death instead of 1826 found on the tombstone.He was made a member of St. Patrick’s Lodge of F&AM on July 30, 1785 in Johnstown New York.He was elected trustee of the Presbyterian Church November 21, 1781, and was one of the first trustees of the Johnstown Academy in January 1794.
FOLLOWING WAS TAKEN FROM SEVERAL SOURCES
Dr. William Adams REID was married to Jane HENRY of New York on May 3, 1803.Dr. William A. REID elected Vice President of the Montgomery County Medical Society in July of 1806.In May 1810 he was appointed trustee of the Johnstown Fire Co., and one of the trustees of the Presbyterian Church.The Reids had the forst drug store in Johnstone.During the War of 1812, Dr. “Billy” RIED built the brick building at the N.E. corner of Main and William Streets.It was considered rash and foolish to erect so large and costly a structure.(36 ft. by 50 ft.)
Dr. Thomas REED was on duty as Surgeon at Johnstown Fort at one time during the Revolution and treated the wounds of the celebrated “Nick” Stoner on his return from battles in the Northern part of our State.
DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS REED (dtd April 6, 1994)
2—Thomas REED-254 (1753-1826)
sp-Catherine ADAMS-255 (1762-1839)
3—William Adams REID-256 (1781)
sp-Jane HENRY-269 (1778-1851)
4—John Henry REID-274 (1804-1878)
sp-Amanda Malvina PHILES-287
5—William Henry REID-288
5—Eliza Jane Kelso REID-289
5—Charlotte Augusta Brevoort REID-290
5—Andrew David REID-292 (1847)
6—George REID-301 (-1957)
6—Charles Adams REID Sr.-238 (1881-1958)
sp-Clara MURPHY-213 (1883-1954)
7—Clara Phillips REID-239 (1909-1916)
7—Charles Adams REID Jr.-240 (1911-1982)
sp-Gertrude Cecelia EGAN-245 (1913-1976)
7—Rita Elizabeth REID-241 (1915-1924)
7—John Andrew REID-242 (1917-1958)
8—Patricia Ann REID-339 (1946-1990)
8—Michael Dow REID-340 (1950-1964)
5—George Barber REID-293
5—Amanda Malvina REID-295
5—Corneilia Stewart REID-297
5—Archibald Adams REID-298
4—Thomas REID-275 (1806)
4—James Adams REID-276 (1808)
4—William REID-277 (1809-1809)
4—Helen Kelso REID-278 (1810)
4—Catherine REID-279 (1812)
5—Mary Louise BARBER-281
3—Archibald REID-257 (1782)