James Reid

12 January 1816–18 June 1886 (Age 70)
Inch, Wigtownshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of James

When James Reid was born on 12 January 1816, in Inch, Wigtownshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, John Reid, was 25 and his mother, Mary Ann Murray, was 23. He married Elizabeth Cumming on 29 December 1843, in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Dailly, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1861 and Utah, United States in 1856. He died on 18 June 1886, in Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States.

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James Reid
Elizabeth Cumming
Marriage: 29 December 1843
Elizabeth Reid
James Reid Jr.
Mary Reid
John Cummings Reid
Louis Cumming Reid
Margaret Ann Reid
Isabelle Reid
Robert Reid

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  • Marriage
    29 December 1843Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    1817 · Dryburgh Abbey Bridge
    Age 1
    Dryburgh Abbey Bridge was a cable-stayed footbridge that connected the villages of Dryburgh and St. Boswells, across the River Tweed. Before its construction, A ferry crossing service had existed here for centuries. It was originally 79 meters long and was undergoing a period of rapid growth in popularity. The Bridge was completed on August 1 but a few months later it collapsed. Very shortly after the collapse, another bridge was built further downstream. A new bridge, which still stands today, was constructed after the first World War.
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 3
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 20
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: variant of Reed , of which Reid is the common modern Scots spelling.History: Samuel Chester Reid (1783–1861), the sea captain who designed the stars and stripes form of the present the American flag, was born at Norwich, CT. His father, Lt. John Reid, a former British naval officer of a distinguished Glasgow family, had resigned his commission and joined the cause of the American Revolution.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    This being the centennial year since our grandparents James and Elizabeth Reid came to Utah with their 4 children James, Mary, Elizabeth, and John by handcart in 1856; we want to honor them. First I s …

    Sources (32)

    • James Reid, "United States Census, 1870"
    • James Reid in entry for Robert Sr. Reid, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • James Reid, "United States Census, 1880"

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